I just know that even though Jon Stewart is involved, this will be another 8 hours of the most boring television all year - possibly ever. Normally I tune in for the last 5 minutes of the excruciatingly-long broadcast, just to catch the winners of the 3 most important categories. FYI oscarTV noobs: they usally wait till the final credits are rolling just before the main categories come up.
As for Jon Stewart, while I am a huge fan of the Daily SHow, each time I happen to catch him on Larry King (it is now being rebroadcast 3 times a day as filler on CNN) I notice how lame he appears outside the context of his own environment and opening monologues. I guess that is progress in that industry... Perhaps now that he is diversifying into mainstream media there will soon be more McDonalds toy deals in the offing. Maybe they will even name a salad after him!
In any case I am sure to get his best Oscar sound bites captured and looped into every newscast late tonight and tomorrow, over and over and over and over, so I won't be missing anything tonight.
But good luck anyways dude as I munch on gummybears and watch rented DVDs or ripped episodes of Battlestar Gallactica tonight.