I'm glad that No Country didn't get trumped by something "safer" and that Juno didn't take home anything other than the Best Original Screenplay Oscar (which is even still a little questionable, but I suppose inevitable). The ceremony itself was a little lackluster, with some extra half-assed montages of years prior. I read a review in the NYTimes which mentioned that the montages of ceremonies passed only reminded us of what we're missing out on, since there didn't seem to be any real spark of excitement this year, or anything uber-memorable. The review even said that the clips of former acceptance speeches (especially an extra jovial one by Cuba Gooding Jr.) even made the recipients extra self-conscious as to have something to compare with. I don't know about that. The most moving speeches seemed to be from non-native English speakers, such as Bardem's Spanish shout-out to his madre or Marion Cotillard's heavily-accented thank yous. The speeches from the two sweethearts of Once were extra endearing.
Anyway, I'm not going to critique acceptance speeches, it's kind of pointless. In the end I'm happy that 2007 offered us such fantastic films with meaning and depth. I'm especially happy for the Coen brothers, those lovable weirdos.