As noted in that post, we did not plan to watch the 87th Academy Awards show; now this event is "history."
Instead, Grenville watched Downton Abbey, season 5, episode 8, and was
Afterwards, we both watched the 6th and final episode of Grantchester on Masterpiece Mystery. The series is based on stories by James Runcie in Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death, the first volume of the Grantchester Mysteries series. The PBS series only featured episodes based on this first volume. There are two more focusing on the exploits of clergyman-detective Sidney Chambers: Sidney Chambers and the Perils of the Night and Sidney Chambers and the Problem of Evil. A fourth volume is due in May.
Still, I was wanted to know which film(s) and actor(s) were deemed the worthiest among all others. Mostly, I wanted to see the opening production staged by this year's host Neil Patrick Harris, who I watched way back (1989-93) when he starred in Doogie Howser, M.D.. Some critics have commented that his first Oscars hosting gig might have been his last. (Sadly, critics can be very mean-spirited.)
If you are curious too about the winners and losers, you can catch most of the show highlights and downfalls at ABC The Oscars website for as long as it remains online. And, you will have saved yourself several hours of viewing. Be forewarned, you will have to wait through ads. (Thankfully, they're shorter than those shown during the live telecast.)