#8: Charlize Theron and Channing Tatum channeling Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
They were wrapped up in a confusing, exceptionally long Seth MacFarlane bit that also included William Shatner's cameo and the "We Saw Your Boobs" number, but it didn't matter-- seeing the incredibly graceful Channing Tatum and the incredibly poised Charlize Theron dance onstage was perfect, and MacFarlane was much better singing than he was cracking jokes with Captain Kirk. Can we start the "Channing Tatum for Oscar host" campaign now?
#9: Every Quvenzhane Wallis reaction shot.
She knew she probably wasn't going to win Best Actress, but that didn't stop the category's youngest nominee ever from milking every moment on camera-- and showing off her impressive 9-year-old muscles.
#10: All the winners who took the stage with lipstick marks on their cheeks.
HD TV broadcasts can do a lot of bad things for peoples' looks, but it was completely charming to see several winners-- including Best Sound Editing winner Paul N.J. Ottosson-- take the stage with a big red mark on their cheeks from where their spouse/mom/whoever had kissed them. Even Brenda Chapman's daughter, credited by the Brave director as the story's inspiration, had a big one on her cheek sitting in the audience. So much love to go around at this year's Oscars!