Have you noticed that the Oscars are decidedly younger this year?
With a few (VERY few) exceptions (like Eastwood, Oprah and Streep) the faces that are front and center are young, young, young. It's all about the demographics. Oscar is doing what everyone else is doing: pitching to the millennials, and younger. So, the people that you're seeing in the audience and on stage fit that demographic. If you don't know who these people are it may be that time has passed (or is passing) you by. Take a deep breath and remember -- this is an industry and the movies are products like anything else.
Felicity Jones gorgeous in a flouncy dress that flairs at the waist.
And now Budapest wins for production design. This is a well-deserved award. This movie was an absolute delight to watch - imaginative, hugely creative, great fun. It was a complete flight of fancy.
Jessica Chastain in a goofy-looking dress.
Now, Birdman wins for cinematography. Maybe it got this award because the movie was filmed in such confined quarters. Whatever -- we don't know.