Neil Meron and Craig Zadan say the "boobs song" presenter, who was criticised for his edgy jokes, did an "extraordinary job".
Sunday night marked the 85th Academy Awards. We look at the winners, the losers and the performers of Hollywood's biggest night out.
The story of Rodriguez, the greatest protest singer and songwriter that most people never heard of, is a real-life fairytale with a Hollywood finale.
The film's critical acclaim has prompted Israel to claim a Palestinian story as its own, writes Asa Winstanley.
"The Dark Knight Rises" may be the year's most talked about movie, but it is unlikely to be in the running for major awards come Oscars season.
Angelina Jolie may not have walked away with any actual awards at this year's Oscars, but her red carpet reveal certainly won her internet notoriety.
Silent film The Artist, filmed in black and white by French director Michel Hazanavicius, was the big winner at this year's Academy Awards.
Hollywood is looking to past glories and perhaps even the outlandish character from Sacha Baron Cohen's latest film to revive a jaded awards ceremony.
As the film awards approach, our fatal attraction to Brad Pitt et al grows as interest in their films lessens.
After Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to be given the best director award at last year's Oscars, there was hope that a traditionally male-dominated barrier had been broken at last.
Woody Allen doesn't get a vote, but Dakota Fanning does. Tom Shone investigates.
The King's Speech was crowned the big winner with four Oscars on Sunday, including best film and best actor for its star, Colin Firth
When the curtain comes up on the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday, the show's producers hope to reconnect movie fans with Hollywood history.
If the public was voting for the Oscars, it's clear that Natalie Portman would be a shoo-in for best actress.
Oscar organisers rolled out the digital red carpet on Monday, unveiling their slogan "you're invited" for the upcoming film honours.
UK historical drama The King's Speech garnered 12 Oscar nominations on Tuesday, leading the competition for the film industry's top honours.
Diva presenters, bad dance, graceless hosts ... Marina Hyde rates some of the performances at this year's Oscars.
Iraq war movie The Hurt Locker, took the Oscars by storm on Sunday winning six of the major film honours, including best movie and director.
The day before she is favoured to win an Oscar, Sandra Bullock was crowned on Saturday with the dubious title of worst actress of 2009.