For me, All I care about are Best Actor/Actress, Best Supporting Actor/Actress, Best Director, Best Picture - end of story. Show me those awards, perhaps a vignette, an opening monologue, a necrology, and a musical performance or two - an hour and done, 90 minutes tops.
What do you think?
Here are 2011's winners of the afforementioned Academy Awards:
Best Picture - The King's Speech
Best Actor - Colin Firth (The King's Speech)
Best Actress - Natalie Portman (Black Swan)
Best Supporting Actor - Christian Bale (The Fighter)
Best Supporting Actress - Melissa Leo (The Fighter)
Best Director - Tom Hooper (The King's Speech)