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Oscars Liveblog!

7.March 2010

12:02: Well, that wraps it up. On to the after parties, which I will not be liveblogging.

12:00:
Also, it’s great that it wasn’t a big studio picture for once. It had been a while.

11:59:
With absolutely no fanfare, it’s The Hurt Locker! Restoring my faith in the Academy for another year.

11:58:
Captain Douchey was just shaking his head and frowning at Kathryn Bigelow. Perhaps she should have thanked him specifically.

11:56:
Yeah, The Hurt Locker was really amazing.

11:56:
If there’s any justice in the world Avatar also won’t win Best Picture. So nice to have a woman win for Directing.

11:55:
Kathryn Bigelow! HOORAY!

11:53:
So much potential for goodness or badness.

11:52:
If anyone can lend a sense of drama, it’s Barbra Streisand. And she wore a pants suit!

11:52:
That was lovely.

11:50:
Sandra Bullock prepared her speech. That’s nice.

11:49:
That was predictable. Kind of disappointing. Where’s the Oscar drama? Still coming up?

11:48:
It always feels like he’s giving a eulogy. Like tears are a breath away.

11:48:
Couldn’t he do up his tie?

11:47:
I wish Stanley Tucci were my friend. Also, I want Meryl Streep’s bracelets.

11:46:
St. Meryl.

11:45:
See, this makes me really wish that Gabby would win.

11:44:
Gabby’s going to cry because Oprah knows how to deliver a line.

11:43:
Carey Mulligan is adorable, but should not be bottle blonde.

11:42:
Helen Mirren has a spiderweb tattoo!

11:41:
Tony Blair!

11:40:
Bringing out the big guns… Oprah’s there to pitch (presumably Gabby). Votes are already in!

11:39:
Best Actress time! Big potential for drama.

11:35:
He’s so mellow.

11:34:
When the Dude says “Raise your hand, man” you’d better stand up.

11:32:
Kate Winslet is so fabulous. And I’m so very happy for Jeff Bridges. Maybe it’s because he didn’t get a nom for Stick It.

11:31:
TITANIC MUSIC.

11:30:
I WILL go see Ondine just to see Colin Farrell speak in his own accent.

11:29:
I would believe anything Julianne Moore said about anything, but especially nice things about Colin Firth.

11:28:
Vera Farmiga seems like she’s just lovely.

11:27:
A lot of people say that if Jeff Bridges wins, it’ll be a lifetime achievement award. I say those people haven’t seen Crazy Heart. He absolutely deserves to win.

11:24:
Michelle Pfeiffer looks fabulous.

11:24:
Best Actor time!

11:18:
Kathy Bates! I think Avatar won’t translate to DVD.

11:18:
James Cameron looks unhappy. Threatened? Nervous? Bored?

11:17:
“I’d like to thank the Academy for not counting Na’vi as a foreign language.”

11:15:
Best Foreign Language Film. Quentin is high as always.

11:10:
This might be happening at an after party.

11:05:
Keanu Reeves! Why is he introducing The Hurt Locker?

11:05:
I repeat, George is bored.

11:05: Fisher Stevens was Larry in Only You. Genius.

11:04:
The Cove – it’s like Whale Wars, but competent.

11:01:
Documentary – having not seen any of them, I generally count on the most depressing one to win.

10:57:
George is bored.

10:56:
Up in the Air was so great.

10:55:
That’s the one Avatar had to win.

10:52:
But I’m totally okay with Up winning.

10:51: As with everything, Avatar’s soundtrack was fine, but Not Original. My vote: Sherlock Holmes.

10:48:
Of course, I generally expect my Interpretive Oscar dance to have something to do with the music. Maybe that’s just me.

10:46:
I LOVE interpretive Oscar dance!

10:40:
James Taylor is so classy and this is a lovely song.

10:37: Preternaturally young-looking Demi Moore gets to introduce the memorial montage. For once she’s not wearing black.

10:36:
ANIMATED MOVIES DON’T GET NOMINATED FOR CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARDS.

10:35:
Cinematography is a tight category too. You know what I’m voting for.

10:35:
What the hell kind of fabric is that dress.

10:30:
I still like Inglourious Basterds a lot.

10:26:
Yay! Down with Avatar! See, JC, the 3d is cool, but you can’t ride it to the end!

10:26:
Will it be a twofer?

10:26:
Look at the viking sound editor go!

10:25:
We have HOPE! The Hurt Locker beats Avatar on a technical award!

10:24:
It’s like a PSA for why we should care about Sound Editing.

10:22:
Lots of horror movies. Quentin liked it. Also, it turns out Zac Efron is also a miniature person.

10:18:
I’ve never seen her in anything, but I think I really like Kristen Stewart.

10:17:
I love the horror movie with Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin! It’s paranormal!

10:12:
If anything’s going to take down both Avatar and The Hurt Locker, I think it’ll be Precious.

10:11: Frosted boobs!

10:10:
Costume Dramas! Sandy Powell is amazing. That’s a lot of look, but she rocks it.

10:08:
Costume Design… Please give this one to The Young Victoria. Ugh. I cringe at SJPs dress.

10:07:
“This Oscar sees you.” BLAH.

10:06:
Avatar wins for Art Direction. This is where the Avatar landslide starts.

10:05:
Sigourney Weaver is gorgeous.

10:01:
And she’s eloquent again.

9:59:
I have high hopes for this speech…

9:58:
Mo’Nique looks ridiculously good in Precious. And she wins!

9:55: Best Supporting Actress! This is the toughest for me to call.

9:53: Huh. I’m not sure how I feel about not having the lifetime achievement award at the big event. I miss the big syrupy montages.

9:52:
Queen Latifah looks radiant!

9:50:
Things just got interesting… with the screenplay win, Precious makes a serious run for Best Picture gold. Shaping up to be heartbreak all around for Up in the Air.

9:49:
I really need to see An Education, don’t I?

9:47:
I LOVE Rachel McA’s dress.

9:43:
Jeff Bridges is awesome. A Serious Man also looks good.

9:40:
The Young Victoria was CRIMINALLY overlooked. Also, I forgot how much I liked Star Trek.

9:39:
James Cameron is laughing because he knows he has to. I think it’s brilliant.

9:37:
YES! Ben Stiller as a Na’vi.

9:32:
Gherkin Schmerkin.

9:28:
Carey Mulligan shows Zoe Saldana how a young actress should dress for the Oscars. I understand ZS is wearing Givenchy, but that dress was just not a good idea.

9:25:
BLESS ED ASNER!Lou Grant forever!

9:24: Up for Best Picture! Oh man, I’m going to cry again!

9:22:
Macaulay Culkin has grown up to be a ten year old Steve Buscemi.

9:20:
This John Hughes montage is the stuff happiness is made of.

9:17:
Molly Ringwald and Matthew Broderick! It’s the 80s!

9:15:
The Hurt Locker – the evening starts out well for The Hurt Locker. Please note the absence of Avatar in this category.

9:14:
Robert Downey, Jr. and Tina Fey. Delicious together. Best Original Screenplay! Inglourious Basterds, PLEASE!

9:09:
I have that sick sinking feeling that I always get when there’s a movie I really don’t want to win.

9:05:
District 9. I didn’t realize it was set in Apartheid-y times. That makes it a little deeper than I originally thought.

9:05:
T-Bone’s the strong silent type.

9:04:
Hooray!I’m no country fan, but i love everything about the music from that movie.

9:03: Crazy Heart! I wish it would win everything. Everything that Inglourious Basterds doesn’t win, that is.

9:03:
Did anyone see Paris 36? Hear of it?

9:02:
Also, I’m with the Fug Girls re: Miley Cyrus needing to stand up straight. It looks like she either has scoliosis or is afraid her boobs will pop out if she stands up straight. Unforgivable.

9:01:
Best song: are they not going to perform any of them?

9:00:
Cut to Bradley Cooper, cue my heart to skip a beat.

8:59:
UP! Hooray! Now, it would be awesome if it won Best Picture, too.

8:58:
Best Animated Feature – we all agree it’s going to be Up, right?

8:51:
Vera Farmiga’s dress sticks out two feet from her knees. You think they had to put her in the front row?

8:51:
Lifetime TV for women! The Blind Side. I feel like I’ve seen the whole movie via clips and trailers.

8:48:
Waltz!! “That’s an Überbingo!” Also, I LOVE his speeches with their extended metaphors!

8:47:
Stanley Tucci is SO SCARY!

8:45:
Long clips!

8:44: Penelope REALLY knows how to dress herself. AND Best Supporting Actor is NOW! Waltz! Make it Waltz!

8:43:
Alec is randomly rocking a Mid-Atlantic accent. Did he study up with Gomes?

8:41:
She sent him “a gift basket with a timer.” And he reciprocated with a “Toyota.”

8:40:
It’s the JELLYFISH from Avatar!

8:38:
Apparently goofy race jokes are de rigeur.

8:37:
“Rugby and tensions between blacks and whites.” ??

8:35: Meryl Streep has the most losses for Best Actress.

8:34:
Steve and Alec are already the best Oscar hosts EVER.

8:34:
P.S. for all you Netflix subscribers: did you know that you can watch Dr. Horrible on their website?

8:34:
NPH kickline!

8:33: I dig the old-school chorus girls.

8:32: “
Why does a prisoner drop the soap? No one wants to do it alone.” Weird. But funny.

8:31:
Neil Patrick Harris! But he said he wasn’t doing it! HOORAY!

8:30:
On the nose. That’s a GLITTERY set. All the best actors and actresses all together. Renner dumped the model and the hotel in time for the show, I guess.

8:29:
I don’t know if you all are Twits or not, but Roger Ebert is seriously in love with Christoph Waltz. Check it.

8:27: Well that was uncomfortable. Now it’s time for the real show.

8:26:
Meryl is wearing Chris March again! Awesome! Project Runway for the win!

8:25:
Kathy Ireland takes the prize for WORST INTERVIEW QUESTION EVER. “What can you share with us?” It even left GABBY without an answer.

8:23:
Winslet in YSL. Lovely.

8:22:
Again, I don’t care about Miley cyrus, but I want her earrings. Also, I wish Kathy Ireland would relax her right arm. It looks painful.

8:21:
It’s the PWC geeks with their VERY IMPORTANT briefcases!

8:16:
THIS WHOOPI GOLDBERG AD IS NUTS.

8:17:
While we’re stuck on commercial, watch this.

8:16: I will only say this once. These words have never passed my lips before: Cameron Diaz looks fabulous. Oscar de la Renta CANNOT go wrong.

8:15:
SJP is TOO TAN. Also, that dude says of her dress “You should steal it.” He’s a closet case.

8:10:
Helen Mirren and Christopher Plummer. That’s a new fantasy couple. The Captain still has it.

8:08:
Even the commercials are worse on ABC.

8:05:
Sandra Bullock… also in Marchesa. Marchesa must make a ton of money for the Oscars. Do you think that she is a wheeler-dealer for Harvey Weinstein?

8:05:
George Clooney is holding on to his girlfriend’s butt.

8:04:
Jake Gyllenhaal is beautiful.

8:03:
Maggie’s lipstick isn’t my favorite color.

8:02: Anna Kendrick is a miniature person. All of the Supporting Actress nominees look good, but it’s a lot of look that’s going on in that booth.

8:01:
Sherri Shepherd? I thought it STARTED at 8? Do I still have to WAIT?

8:00:
I hope you’ve all switched over to ABC now. All sorts of old footage in montage.

7:53:
Kate Winslet looks like a million bucks.

7:52:
And there’s Jeff Bridges. I wonder if Jeremy Renner is still AWOL. Also, JB’s wife is gorgeous.

7:51:This also makes me like Gerard Butler a bit more.

7:49: I also don’t really care about Gerard Butler. Though I might amend that if he actually does moon the Academy.

7:44: The Back-Up Plan looks hideous.

7:43:
ROBERT DOWNEY, JR. LOVE LOVE LOVE. DROOL. Even with the tinted glasses and Jr. Republican haircut. I dearly, deeply love him.

7:40:
Gabby looks FABULOUS. Marchesa did her proud. And she says she wants to do a movie with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. I, too, want to go to there.

7:39:
YES! Quoth the Fug Girls: “J.Lo vs Seyfried, in similar Armani! i suspect J.Lo might have thoughts about that tomorrow on GFY… -H

7:34:
Tom Ford is getting a LOT of mentions tonight. I agree that Rachel McAdams looks all kinds of fabulous. Though Dan and I both prefer her brunette.

7:31:
Meryl Streep is lovely. I want to be her friend. “You were cheerleading a little bit but that’s okay.”

7:30:
I’d like to draw your attention to this blind item. So far we seen George Clooney, Morgan Freeman, and Colin Firth. That leaves Jeremy Renner and Jeff Bridges.

7:29:
Oh, I CAN’T wait to see what the Fug Girls have to say about J.Lo. and Amanda Seyfried wearing BASICALLY the same dress. I hope we get an open letter from la Lo.

7:28:
Colin Firth…. He can do no wrong. But I think he’s had a little tipple before showing up!

7:27:
IS Clint Eastwood really that great? I’ve never gotten that. Also, another shot of Intern George’s hair and it’s a REAL mullet. However, I can’t hold it against him because he was signing autographs.

7:25:
In case you need it, there’s a slideshow here.

7:20:
Who is the Brit with the Dentyne and the terrible accent?

7:19: Charlize Theron frosted her tits for the evening.

7:18:
Stanley Tucci is great. I like his beard. I like his glasses. I love him very much.

7:17:
I love how tall Katheryn Bigelow is. Do we think JC was too uncomfortable with such a tall woman? What a little man.

7:16:
Helen Mirren in the background!! She’s so great I love her. Also, Clooney has a wavy mullet.

7:15:
SJP looks wackadoo (CHANEL?!) with the biggest bun I’ve ever seen.

7:14: Mommy Cyrus is scary.

7:12:
I’ve bailed on Baba Wawa because the Red Carpet is just so good. However, I just clicked over to hear about Mo’Nique’s hairy legs and open marriage. Baba apparently thinks if your husband likes hairy legs, that’s all that matters.

7:09: Sandra Bullock is 45?

7:07: Is Antonio Banderas playing Castro? Whither the sexy?

7:06: Fug Girls just reminded me: Carey Mulligan looks great. Also, I wish Miley Cyrus would just stay home. Not interested.

7:05:
Check. Tim McGraw is in The Blind Side. I’m a bitch.

7:04: Amanda Seyfried is playing Red Riding Hood? Who’s directing that? NEED TO KNOW MORE.

7:03: I just saw Penelope Cruz. Lady knows her color.

7:02: Why are Faith Hill and Tim McGraw there? It’s not the CMAs.

7:01:
Tyler Perry presents Tyler Perry’s tux by Prada.

7:00:
Sandra Bullock looks lovely. Her hair is perfect, her dress is kind of amazing. She seems nervous.

6:58:
Diane Kruger is lovely and her English is great, but her dress is dreadful.

6:58:
Giuliana appears to be wearing a pair of bedazzled spiderwebs on her ears.

6:55:
Is Maggie G pregnant? I hate saying that, but it really kind of looked like it from the side.

6:52: Tina Fey is lovely! And Michael Kors deserves a prize for everything he’s ever designed.

6:51:
Two thoughts: Sandra Bullock seems to look spectacular and is presuming that she’s won. Also, Diane Kruger is wearing something that looks like a bunch of cotton balls hot-glued to a sheet.

6:49:
Sigourney Weaver is so much taller and better than Ryan Seacrest. Also, I love her dress. WAIT. She’s POLE-DANCING in a DISNEY movie?!

6:44:
Mr. Jay is wearing Tom Ford. Serendipity.

6:43:
Tom Ford. Yum. But what a schmoozy mofo.

6:41:
The vowel-hoggers Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard are with Ryan now. Maggie’s dress is Dries van Noten, but looks like one of the prints from Jean Paul Gaultier for Target.

6:38: And Ryan Seacrest is Adiosing someone else to talk to someone more important again. This time “bye, Jason Reitman, I have to kowtow to James Cameron,” who is wearing a pocket square in “Na’vi Blue.” I bet he picked out his wife’s dress color too.

6:36:
Tina Fey is here! Looking fabulous. I hope Alec Baldwin calls her Lemon from the stage.

6:35:
“She’s a chick that’s halfway like a dude… I mean that as a compliment.” Is that code for “lesbian?”

6:34:
Please alert Michael Scott that they have released the PT Cruiser Couture Edition.

6:30:
James Cameron has arrived. He’s had a haircut and flatiron treatment.In other news, Vera Farmiga (in Marchesa) is lovely. Her dress may be fabulous, but E! only gives us tight shots. WTF.

6:28: WHY DOESN’T RYAN ASK ABOUT THE DESIGNERS? Also, it’s kind of cool that they have a DJ, but couldn’t they do better than Joel Madden?

6:27:
Zoe Saldana! That dress is CRAZY. Love it. She’s seriously had the PR speech about motion-capture memorized, then. Did James Cameron hand out talking points?

6:13: You know, I’m proud of Giuliana. She looks a little less skeletal than she did at the GGs.

6:12: What’s Mo’Nique wearing on her head? Oh, and Zoe Saldana has arrived wearing something CRAZY. Enter the crazies.

6:10:
Ryan Seacrest clearly wants to be talking to Mo’Nique and not Anna Kendrick all of a sudden.

6:09: There is Anna Kendrick! It’s … pink and frilly. Also, Mariska Hargitay showed up!

6:06: Welcome! We’re getting started now! Looks like we’re getting started with a bang – Anna Kendrick is there. From the two inches we got to see, it looks like a Mother of the Bride special… scary. Happy to see that Giuliana is actually not ON the Red Carpet. And they put a tent between her and the carpet! Hooray!

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