Ups and downs on the telecast, as always
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Best: Pharrell Williams' performance of 'Happy'
I was already rooting for Pharrell Williams' "Happy" to win the Best Original Song Oscar, but after he blew the roof off the joint with his rousing rendition of the song (the first of the nominees to be performed on the telecast Sunday), my fingers were doubly crossed. He ultimately lost to "Let It Go," naturally, but that spirited performance with all the kids and a little rug-cutting in the aisles with Lupita Nyong'o, Amy Adams and Meryl Streep? That was just fun.
- Kristopher Tapley