For someone like me who hasn't seen There Will Be Blood, the Oscars were a tad dull. There were however a couple of highlights. Good to see Pixar back on top with Ratatouille after being upset by the lame Happy Feet last year. The real surprise was The Golden Compass winning best Effects. I saw all three of the nominees, and let me assure you Pirates 3 and Transformers were both much better in the effects category than Compass. Say what you want about the Transformers overall, the effects were amazing. Anyways, Golden Compass deserved to do better, so maybe this will soothe the pain a little bit.