When it comes to the Oscars, it seems, everyone has an opinion. This was a live chat taken from America Online's movie chat room the day after the ceremony.
Kasia 23: CHER HAS ISSUES IN THAT OUTFIT
DEEEVAHH: I agree. What was with that hat??? Looked like a chandelier or tiara.
PonEgirl: Cher should work more on her career than looking freaky.
FITZTHOMP: Madonna's medieval 18th century look needs to go. She looked like someone from "Star Trek."
brondeno: I really tired of the already money making famous people get more recognition. I mean who do the Academy Awards really represent?
LoafingOaf: i don't see anything wrong with the Oscars celebrating the films they like the most.
denise780: I was so proud of Helen Hunt. I thought she looked fabulous. What was with Sharon Stone and that open blouse look???
PonEgirl: Drew Barrymore needs to do two things. Lose weight and that accent??
GARCYA: madonna and morticia must have been separated at birth.
Zoeymnstr: drew needs to take speech lessons to lose that horrid accent.
JEAM 07: WHY WAS MADONNA SARCASTIC WHEN SHE ANNOUNCED THE WINNER?
FITZTHOMP: I heard it was all jealousy. Celine Dion keeps her out of the #1 spot on the charts.
LBraun1022: isnt Madonna always sarcastic???
WingHaz: But notice the Oscar winners who were absent from the lineup--George C. Scott and Marlon Brando
DEEEVAHH: Matt & Ben are Walter & Jack 40 years from now.
JEAM 07: WELL I FEEL BURT REYNOLDS WAS RIPPED OFF
LoafingOaf: "boogie nights" is a great film, but burt didn't deserve an oscar. He fired his manager for putting him in that movie. What would he have said in a speech? 'thanks for the award for a role i hated?"
SMurphy743: Robin Williams definitely deserved it
DGHaight: I never thought I'd live to see the day "Ben-Hur" would be tied.
JEAM 07: JACK JUST PLAYED HIMSELF. HE'S AS OLD AS THE MACARENA. DUVALL & FONDA WERE MUCH MORE DESERVING OF AN OSCAR THAN JACK.
LoafingOaf: It is true that all Academy members don't see every movie nominated! This has a lot to do with the results we see every year.
Ebbes44: Billy Crystal was great. WHERE WAS TOM HANKS IN THAT PHOTO SHOOT?
denise780: Many were missing. Shirley MacLaine, Paul Newman, etc.
david234: LETS NOT FORGET WHO GAVE THE OSCARS THE BIGGEST SNUB. LEONARDO DICAPRIO.
WINDLOW: I feel the kid has potential but he could never compare to any of the nominees. He still has a lot of polishing.
RLarue1036: Fay Wray looked TERRIFIC. But confused.
Sauron 747: "TITANIC" ...11 OSCARS!!! GONE WITH THE WIND ...8 :(
DKirchhoef: i have one thing to say 'I'm on top of the world!!!!!! ahh!!! ahh!!'--director of "Titanic." Don't you just hate him.
Denise780: the most spontaneous standing ovation came for Stanley Donen. His singing "Cheek to Cheek" and tap dancing made the entire show worth watching.
brondeno: Another year of the glitz and glamour and another year of disappointments. For those who were disappointed, we must keep in mind that "we really don't know what are the best films are until 20 years later."
denise780: Oscars. they are all good if they weren't we wouldnt be in this chat room.
--Compiled by AARON DAVIS