The pre-show supper menu changes weekly, to take advantage of the best in local produce.
The video for "Rollout (My Business)" received a Video Music Award (VMA) nomination in 2002 and Ludacris performed the song at the pre-show for the VMAs.
The pre-show exhibit also includes a bronze replica of the 1964 sculpt of Abraham Lincoln's head, as well as a model of the U.S. Capitol building.
The main part of show was the original version, but the pre-show was dedicated to Walt Disney.
Though the show went on, it was with a poised, more careful attitude than in years past; from the pre-show interviews to the acceptance speeches, every moment was marked with a lower-key feel.