Joel Coen and Ethan Coen always edit their movies themselves under the pseudonym Roderick Jaynes. During the rundown of the Achievement in Film Editing nominees, a picture of a Dust Bowl-era farmer (which the Coens found in a book) was shown instead of one of Joel and Ethan. The Coens insist so strongly that Roderick Jaynes is real that, had "he" won the Best Editing Oscar, they would not have accepted the award, even on "his" behalf.
Heath Ledger was the final person depicted in the memorial tribute. His accidental death occurred on the day the Oscar nominations were announced. The following year, Ledger was posthumously awarded Best Supporting Actor for his performance as The Joker in The Dark Knight (2008).