The best actor and actress categories had an unique introduction. Instead of saying a bit about the nominees to the audience, presenters Natalie Portman and Colin Firth addressed their patter directly to the nominees, one at a time. While Portman's direct addresses were harmless at best, Firth did his best to make the ladies swoon as he read their intros. Though you could have guessed Meryl Streep was going to win from the way Firth pepped up with her intro, referencing their Mama Mia! days together.
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