Signaling that we are finally, officially, living in the future, last night’s 85th Annual Academy Awards was simply broadcast as “The Oscars,” forever shucking those cumbersome extra words and numbers. Hosted by nerdy/raunchy Family Guy and Ted creator Seth MacFarlane, this glitzy Hollywood version of the Super Bowl was full of surprises, a bit of controversy, and a few truly special moments. And other than a totally unexpected eleventh hour appearance from First Lady Michelle Obama, the main thing you couldn't see coming was the way in which geeky SF/F really permeated the whole event. In fact...is it possible that the entire Oscars ceremony was really one big science fiction movie?
Here are the geeky highlights from last night’s Oscars.