The Departed wins Best Picture, and Martin Scorsese wins Best Director and receives his Academy Award from the Three Amigos ( Spielberg, Lucas and Coppola). I believe it was four Oscars that movie won, including Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film Editing. Helen Mirren won Best Actress, Forest Whitaker won Best Actor, Jennifer Hudson won Best Supporting Actress.
And it was also a big night for the Al Gore Presidential Campaign 2008-- An Inconvenient Truth won Best Documentary Feature and also won for Best Song (Melissa Etheridge).
What a boring show, though, and it went over time, too. In fact, at one point I was so bored that I flipped the channel to catch a really good hockey game on another station. The Colorado Avalanche were taking on the Anaheim Ducks, and the Ducks won 5-3.