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Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin host the Oscars.
This ceremony had the unique distinction of having a real person and a character of the same name as nominees. Ryan Bingham was nominated for (and won) Best Original Song for "The Weary Kind" from Crazy Heart (2009). George Clooney was nominated for Best Actor for playing a character named ... ...
Geoffrey Fletcher - Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay:
Don't know what to say. This is for everybody who works on a dream every day. Precious boys and girls everywhere. All the cast and crew, anyone who's kept believing in me. My two brothers, supported me in every way, my role models, my heroes, Buddy ...
Samuel L. Jackson states that Up is the second film to be nominated for both Best Picture and Best Animated Film. This is incorrect since the only other animated film to be nominated for Best Picture was Beauty and the Beast, but it was not nominated for Best Animated Film. The category didn't exist in 1991.