Over the years, the Academy Awards have made some amazing gaffes (like making some winners accept their award from the aisle - wtf!), but fortunately they have been isolated to individual years. However, there are some fundamental problems with the Oscars as a whole that I think should be fixed. 1. Don't drown out the winners with music Jon Stewart did a commendable thing when he let that woman back on stage to give her acceptance speech. It's the winner's night, for christsakes. Let them have their moment. That's what it's all about, celebrating their talent. If you want to save time, how about less focus on the inane presenter banter - which is always lame - and more on the winners? 2. Don't perform every Best Original Song nomination live This is a huge snoozefest for me, and also an annoying one. This isn't a music awards show, it's a film awards show. And they don't play complete cues for the original film score nominations, they place short excerpts. They should do the same for Best Original Song. If they want to honour them so badly, they could perform the winner live, but performing every damn song is time that could be spent on other things - like, oh I don't know, letting the winners give an acceptance speech? Or just making the show not go overtime? Anyone else?