One of my most favorite Oscar was 1990: It was the last Oscars that I enjoyed with Jay. Airing March 25, 1991, I think it might have been the only show we watched together. Traditionally, we took a copy of the "Beat Berman" entry, selected our choices and put it into an envelope. Once the Oscars was done, we checked our score cards to see how we fared. The next year, I was in Okinawa, and the tradition ended. The Oscars started becoming "message" oriented and I completely lost interest in them, until 2003 (Return of the King).
So, I just found out that my local AMC will be participating in the "Best Picture Showcase" next Saturday, and I have purchased my tickets. I am looking forward to the day.