By Bill Zwecker
Considering the team -- including host Seth MacFarlane and his writers -- spent 5 months working on tonight's show, it was a huge disappointment. Most jokes fell flat or were simply not funny at all.
However, MacFarlane's best line of the night was one of his shortest. "The following presenter needs no introduction." Of course, it was Meryl Streep.
Highlights really were the musical numbers - especially Barbra Streisand's "Memories" concluding the In Memoriam segment, the "Les Miserables" piece and Adele singing "Skyfall.
Certainly a big disappointment for the "Lincoln" team.
Loved Jennifer Lawrence cleverly joking about her tripping on her gown walking up the steps to the stage for winning best actress. Also loved her quick "Happy Birthday, Emmanuelle" as she exited the stage.