Comic/Performance Highlights: In his monologue, Rock jokingly welcomes the audience to "the 77th, and last, Academy Awards," then proceeds to bite the Hollywood hand that feeds him -- but leaves room to make himself a punchline: "You want Denzel [Washington] and all you can get is me? Wait. Denzel's a fine actor. He woulda never made 'Pootie Tang.'"
Best Picture Winner That Year: 'Million Dollar Baby'