Mo'Nique rules, Martin and Baldwin disappoint and Fey, Baldwin and Stiller continue to tease
Best: The "Hurt Locker" vs. "Avatar" drama
Many viewers at home may have been disappointed with the outcome, but the back and forth wins between "Avatar" and "The Hurt Locker" were exactly what ABC and the Academy were hoping for as the long show went on. It kept the industry on their seat (at least) as to whether "Avatar" would really win (as many llike this pundit believed) or if "Locker" could make a comeback after some horrible negative campaigning against it right before ballots were due. In the end, "Locker" won and "Avatar" lost, but ABC may have gotten the biggest reward once the overnight ratings come in.
[Left Kathryn Bigelow celebrates "Locker's" Best Picture win walking off stage with Guy Pearce and producer Greg Shapiro.]