So, to summarize for those who don't want to read the whole thing:
The Good: Uma Thurman's cleavage. Whoopi, Sidney, Halle, Denzel: 'bout damn time. Randy Newman. Clip from Mean Streets.
The Bad: 9/11 (tm), Beautiful Mind, Barbra Streisand.
The Ugly: Beautiful Mind won four Oscars. Black Hawk Down won two Oscars. Midnight Run never won any Oscars. Not even for best screenplay, for immortal dialogue like when Dennis Farina sez "Is this moron number one? Put moron number two on the phone." There's no justice in the world.