Jacqueline Bisset, who was long overdue for a trophy, was the most awkward of the night. She blamed it on hunger, but it just seemed as if she was entirely unprepared, and maybe a bit intoxicated.
Diane Keaton's presentation while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award for Woody Allen was a bit too long. The best speeches are short and sweet, and most of all not stumbling or incoherent.
I was surprised to see so many winners shaking and nervous, stammering and speechless. They're all professionals, so I would assume they would view their odds of winning as pretty good (one out of five), even if they were the underdog, and thus have a speech prepared just in case.
Two of the best speeches of the night came across as very heartfelt and profound -- one by musician Alex Ebert who first seemed like a wildcard when he was chatting it up with P. Diddy, but then gave a surprisingly terrific statement, and the other was by Leonardo DiCaprio who proved why he's such a classy pro.
No matter how bad the speeches are, I keep watching the awards ceremonies because I love those moments of surprise that we'll end up talking about for years to come.