In the aftermath of Sunday's (March 2) Academy Awards telecast, Gregory Ellwood and I took our place in the HitFix video studio to talk about the awards and the show itself.

In the video posted last night, we talked about the "12 Years a Slave"/"Gravity" split, Cate Blanchett's win and the exhaustive Oscar season as a whole.

In this video, Greg and I talk about the always problematic Oscars telecast itself, including Ellen DeGeneres' mixed bag performance as host, as well as the less impressive production elements included filler montages and a bloated In Memoriam segment.

Check out the analysis above.

A long-time member of the TCA Board and a longer-time blogger of "American Idol," Dan Fienberg writes about TV, except for when he writes about movies or sometimes writes about the Red Sox. But never music. He would sound stupid talking about music.