The evening's first two presenters were a past and a present Oscar nominee:
A bit later in the show, actor
Coogan began his spiel, "I'm not here to plug the multi-Oscar-nominated 'Philomena,' which I star in with Dame Judi Dench; that would be tacky." (If you say so.) He went on to introduce a performance by rapper
Coogan's appearance wasn't the only one from the star of an Oscar-contending Weinstein film. Later in the show,
As with Coogan's, Roberts' appearance felt like another obligatory stop on the Oscar campaign trail (she's up for supporting actress). So did
In what may have been a subtle nod to Rayon, Leto quoted the first few lines of Reed's most famous song, "Walk on the Wild Side": "Holly came from Miami, F-L-A / Hitchhiked her way across the USA / Plucked her eyebrows on the way / Shaved her legs and then he was a she / She said, Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side."
Also scoring points for subtlety was
The telecast's splashiest movie moment was the unveiling of a new trailer for "Maleficent," Disney's live-action retelling of 1959's
When it wasn't showing Jolie looking malevolent, the new 90-second spot (you can watch it below) featured two-time Grammy nominee Lana Del Rey singing a haunting cover of the classic "Sleeping Beauty" track "Once Upon a Dream," inverting the song's cheeriness with effective results. At least that Grammys movie moment featured an acclaimed musician — and was for a film that's yet to come out.