The announcer announces Adam Sandler and Catherine Zeta-Jones. But she's not there … and then it becomes painfully apparent that he and Chris Rock are doing a bit. And it is really awful.

They give it up, and the audience claps with relief. Sandler launches into the announcement of the nominees for Best Adapted Screenplay. As expected, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor win for Sideways. Jim Taylor thanks his mother for teaching him how to write.

sandra ohAlexander Payne thanks Fox Searchlight for "letting us make a film with complete creative freedom," and offers the award to the cast and crew. Cut to Payne's wife, Sandra Oh, clapping hysterically. It's a nice moment, though.

The crew from Spiderman 2 win for Visual Effects.

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