Well, that's not entirely true. Marion Cotillard's unexpected win for Best Actress in La Vie En Rose was moving, but overall I'd say the ceremony didn't even come close to delivering the elegance an 80th Anniversary show should.
However, watching the Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova of the Swell Season accept the award for Best Song ("Falling Slowly") was lovely. It was a little worrisome when Irglova was cut off during her part of the acceptance speech, but after the commercial break, host Jon Stewart brought her out again:
The Swell Season return to the Moore Theater on Wednesday, April 30. No ticketing information is available at this time, but I'll post it when I have it.
UPDATE: Tickets: $39.50 - $34.50. Tickets available Friday February 29 @12 Noon at The Paramount Box office, The Paramount.com, ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets, or charge by phone: (206) 628-0888.