So I watched the whole thing and yes it is better if you have seen the movies. Although there were some that I now want to see (Slumdog Millionaire is at the top of my list) others I could care less about. I have absolutely no desire to see Mickey Rourke (could he wash his hair please) in the Wrestler and although I love Kate Winslet (and loved her speeches the most) I don't go to the movies to get depressed. The show moved quickly and was fairly interesting to watch. I actually felt a tear when Heath Ledger was announced a winner.
Most of the women looked great. A few of the standouts for me were Kate Winslet and Eva Mendes. In the bad category; I hated the gold lame' number that Jennifer Lopez wore and I thought that Drew Barrymore's hair was a little over the top. None of the men stood out too much in my eyes except for Mickey Rourke (yuck).
I will watch E's Fashion Police tonight to find out what they have to say about the best and the worst dressed. Also I wonder if anyone is going to acknowledge the diss that Brad and Angelina gave to Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet. Very interesting.