Leading through innovation is what the 15 "Featured Doers" in HuffPost's inaugural Spotlight Series are all about. Some are recognizable names. Others are not. But they're all innovators and trend-setters in their respective fields.
The Oscar event is one of the few remaining common grounds we Americans can talk about without having to listen to Sean Hannity or Keith Olbermann. Like the Super Bowl, watching is a major social event.
This year's Oscar producers, Adam Shankman and Bil Mechanic, were so dedicated to the quixotic task of luring in young viewers, that we were given a show full of presenters that appeared to have gone through puberty during the rehearsals.