I must confess I have not seen the entire Oscar broadcast. I just can't miss Columbo or The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
But I saw enough of it to conclude that Neil Patrick Harris was lamer host than I thought he would be.
I did catch the tail end of J.K. Simmons acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actor for Whiplash. Always did enjoy him in Law & Order and the Farmers Insurance commercials.
I managed to miss Patricia Arquette's equal pay rant after she won Best Supporting Actress for Boyhood, but could not avoid John Legend's dubious claim there are more African-American men under "correctional control" than under slavery in the 1850's following his win for Best Original Song for Selma. Surely there is a difference for indentured servitude than serving life in prison for homicide.
I will say that Legend and Common's interpretation of "Glory" was compelling, but I preferred Tim McGraw's understated performance of Glen Campbell's swan song "I'm Not Gonna Miss You".