What we're watching tonight:
- ABC (720p) presents The 81st Annual Academy Awards at 8:30 p.m.
- Sci Fi (1080i) airs Hydra at 9 p.m.
- HBO (1080i) lines up Big Love at 9 p.m., Flight of the Conchords at 10 p.m. and Eastbound & Down at 10:30 p.m.
- Showtime (1080i) brings The L Word at 9 p.m., The United States of Tara at 10 p.m. and Secret Diary of a Call Girl at 10:30 p.m.
- ESPN (720p) has Pistons/Cavaliers at 8 p.m.
- ESPN2 (720p) airs NHRA Nationals at 7 p.m.