I can't fault the Academy for giving gold to Swank and Freeman. Both were Great. Freeman may have been the greatest American actor to have never won. Eastwood did a wonderful job directing. He's one of a handful of true legends left in
Rock tried to get the crowd on his side with praise for Farenheit 911 and derision for George Bush. That's like giving out cotton candy in a Kindergarten class. It's the first time I can remember an Oscar's host being so overtly political. Billy Crystal and Steve Martin seemed be more subtle about such things. Still Rock wasn't nearly as bad a Whoopi or Letterman. I laughed a few times.