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Sunday
Feb272011

Oscar Arrivals. *LiveBlog*

ARRIVALS (YOU ARE HERE) | HOUR 1 | HOUR 2 | HOUR 3

5:45 Inauspicious begins. Joan Rivers started my night off joking that she and Annette Bening should do a Thelma & Louise together as Oscar losers.

6:03 The "good" folks at E! (and the quotation marks are necessary) would like you to know that Jennifer Lawrence set the bar too high for those that follow. I imagine that some people will be wowed by the silhouette but if basic red is setting the bar too high this is going to be a dull fashion night.

 

 

6:15 Armie Hammer calls David Fincher "The Emperor of the Set". Hopefully he'll be emperor of the Oscars. On working with Clint Eastwood for J. Edgar "It's the polar opposite of working with David Fincher." 1 take versus 100. I'd think so.

6:21 Josh Hutcherson was talking to Ryan Seacrest earlier about how much he loves Christian Bale "He goes hard." was the phrase. Wait, did he use The King's Speech set too. sorry.

6:22 Ryan literally just said "Here we are peering in Michelle Williams car"  UM, PERV!

6:27 They're interviewing Mila Kunis like she's a nominee. I guess that's what you get when you're even hotter than bar-setting Jennifer Lawrence.

<--- 6:38 Reason #14 why Mandy Moore is never going to win an Oscar. They asked her how hard she prepared for her performance tonight and she's like totally casz, like,  'um. not much really. We just came and ran through it a few times.'

Oh Mandy. They have to see you sweat. EXERT. See also: Natalie Portman.

Zachary Levi -- her Tangled partner (I love that movie, don't you?) -- says "I Feel Great. I've been excited for months now." Are you supposed to see a doctor if it lasts longer than 4 hours?

blue live blogging apparently tonight. I blame those King's Speech sets.

6:42 Amy Adams just said that "feistiness" is not hard for her to act. What do we think of her look? It's so modest. But still it's sparkly. Feisty Mormon Housewife Going to a Glitzy Event?

 6:52 Seacrest just called Mark Ruffalo's wife "Summer". Um... her name is "Sunrise." To her credit she didn't flinch and just answered the question.

7:00 Cate Blanchett's dress

 

 

7:02 I'm so weirded out that Kevin Spacey is using THE SOCIAL NETWORK to talk about "finding your voice" I agree with the gist of what he's saying but you can't steal THE KING'S SPEECH narrative this late in the game. Votes are in.

7:11 Justin Timberlake is talking about the film speaking to his generation. Again. A bit late for this campaigning. But I hadn't really thought about the problems for a musician to be playing Sean Parker. Conflict of (financial) interest. This is way too deep for a Seacrest conversation.

7:14 The E! reporters on Marisa Tomei "You just never know what you're going to get from her."

I beg to differ: Great Performances. General Awesomeness. I Expect. She Delivers.

7:16 I have a headache. Who should I blame? Which star has been obnoxious? Who?


7:20
Helena Bonham Carter is wearing COLLEEN ATWOOD. Synergy! Oscar Nominees Dressing Oscar Nominees. Love it Love it Love it... the synergy at least. Haven't seen the whole dress yet. Though I like

Helena is the bomb. Lucy Honeychurch has come a long way. Although speaking of fashion. She promised "a catastrophe" and the bodice is not hideous enough to make worst dressed lists.

7:26 ohno. Celine Dion is doing the In Memoriam Popular Dead People segment.

7:30 Hugh Jackman says

"Protein me up. Whatever I can get... I'm on the Ryan Seacrest diet."

No Comment. (Too easy.)

That's really what he said.

7:35 Truth: I usually think Hilary Swank looks great (red carpet wise) but I hate the top of the dress. [Heidi Klum Voice]  "it looks cheap, non?"

7:41 Gwyneth is totally flat ironed. Confession: flat ironed hair makes me crazy hot.

7:48 I thought Mark Wahlberg's wife was actually Sarah Jessica Parker for a second. Oopsie. haha. FIGHTER & THE CITY. He just said he was hoping for an upset but not in the supporting categories! he quickly added.  DON'T JINX IT, MARK.

7:54 I asked my tweeps who ScarJo's date was? His name is apparently "Hot Yummy" Were his parents hippies or something? 

8:00 Okay I hadn't seen Natalie Portman until now. The masses are correct. She looks amazing. That color is so perfect for her brown eyes. Yummy. She just called Darren Aronofsky "The Bees Knees" 

8:06 Tim Gunn just called JustinTimberlake a "color theorist" They better not steal my COLOROGY. True Story: My first Fourth of July in New York I got drunk and discussed the colorogy of  fireworks with a lesbian I met at a friend's party. And then we made out.

8:14

TIM GUNN: If you could sing a duet with anyone in the world who would it be?

GWYNETH PALTROW: Jay-Z He is amazing. He's a genius. I am his biggest fan.

8:15 Something is beeping in our apartment and we CANNOT figure out what it is. The Boyfriend says "Is one of your Oscar screeners about to explode? You have 14 minutes left to watch this disc." LOL

8:20 Okay time to start a new post. But first one last poll. Natalie from the Critics Choice, Globes, SAG, Spirit and Oscar night.

 

 

 

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I think she looks great. But setting the bar too high? I don't know. Joan Rivers was hilarious

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteradelutza

Maybe it's just me..... But Jennifer Lawrence dress and whole look remind me of ScarJo's look from a few years back ( that award show when Issac Mizrachi groped her). Anyone?

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeehee

LEEHEE -- totally.

February 27, 2011 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Hailee Steinfeld - her first ever fashion FAIL."One of a kind Marchesa" apparently. It looks exactly like something a 14-year-old would think one should wear to the Oscars. Why?? She's been so savvy and fashion-forward all season long - and now this?!?...

Jennifer Lawrence looked STUNNING in an oh so cool I'm-riding-the-minimalist-90s-new-wave look.

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmir UK

...And Armie Hammer really is just too beautiful for words.

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmir UK

I envision Melissa Leo stabbing people with her glass dress should she lose.

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDean

Amir -- it's just too bad he looks so much like Ben Lyons. It's the ONLY flaw.

Dean -- stole your line for tweeting but did credit you ;)

February 27, 2011 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Steinfeld had a fine dress. Michelle Williams is so great to watch always. Nice dress as well.

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPratyush

Lots of sleeves tonight! So far, Michelle Williams is the best. And I thought Steinfeld looked gorgeous..

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeehee

Since I did this for the first time, trying to stay up late to see the Oscars live, techonology has changed so much. That year I followed a ceremony dubbed to some language unknown to me and it was as pixelized as nipples on TV, but know you can almost have HD (for the red carpet right now).There's one thing that never changes and it never will, I don't know how navigate eonline. It just keeps playing videos automatically. Anyway, the other thing that never changes is that I'm never able to make it and end up in bed, sooner than expected.

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteriggy

OMG! Cate Blachett just arrived! The dress is interesting?

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeo

Seeing Mandy Moore and Zachary Levy makes me wish Donna Murphy was also there and performing....:-(
I'm always surprised to remember Kevin Spacey was one of the producers of The Social Network.

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeehee

Fuuuuuck! Scarlett is BACK. My jaw actually dropped. She looks awesome.

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmir UK

so far Michelle Williams RRRROOOOOCCCCKKKKKSSSSSS! God I love this woman!

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterstjeans

I LOVE Amy Adams' dress! BUT wearing a necklace over top of it?!?!? SERIOUSLY?!?!? Kills the look.

Hailee Steinfeld looks ADORABLE and age appropriate. So what if she wanted to have a princess moment? <3

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBK

Scarlett Johansson's dress tops Jeniffer Lawrence for mine.

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPratyush

ScarJo just showed up on the arm of Joe Machota.... Aka original Sky in Mamma Mia on Broadway, now turned powerful agent. Wow!

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeehee

BEAUTY...
Anne Hathaway- ruby red,
Mila Kunis (Elle Sad)-lavender, boobs out
Sharon Stone

YUM...
Armie Hammer
Justin Timberlake

YUCK...
Cate Blanchett
Amy Adams
Melissa Leo

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRyan

didn't like sharon at all! just because she's old we give her a break?
and nat, how did you NOT see the whole timberlake playing that part paradox earlier?
favorite so far: scarjo and jennifer lawrence, i'm going with hot today... loved mila, too!

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermarcio

Nathaniel, your girl/ Queen of the Glamazons Hillary "Girl from a Trailer Park" Swank just walked in

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeo

ok. what about nat's goddess nicky?

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermarcio

NICOLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeo

Helen Mirren!!!! And Sandra B. Shows everyone how to truly wear red- wow.

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeehee

marcio -- i dunno. i guess i just was focused on Garfield and Eisenberg.

February 27, 2011 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

nat, no comment on nicole means you're disappointed/shocked/let down?

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermarcio

Just watching all the arrivals on E! - is it just me or is this like the starriest, buzziest-feeling Academy Awards in a long while?

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmir UK

I want to love Nicole's dress, but i can't! I wanted a 'wow!" instead of an "oh."

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDerreck

Yeah Nathaniel and Celine is singing 'Smile'. Oy. *snoooze*

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJorge Rodrigues

I mean just the roster of past 12 years of Best Actress winners on the carpet - Gwyneth, Hilary, Halle, Nicole, Reese, Helen, Sandra. That's almost the full house, right - we're just missing Charlize and Kate...

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmir UK

so cute Beatty talking about Bening....

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteriggy

Iggy --- what channel are you watching? maybe i need to switch.

February 27, 2011 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

HBC is wearing the british flag on her garter. and she pulled up her skirt to show everyone. i can't even handle her awesomeness right now.

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOlivia

Is it me or is Gwyneth wearing the same dress Melissa Leo won at the Globes?

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDean

It's ABC in one of those streaming

http://www.stream2watch.com/index.php?option=com_videolist&view=video&Itemid=58&videoid=13285

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteriggy

honestly, i hate E!...or maybe just the people they have on the red carpet? always the most stupid/insipid comments or questions.

I finally decided that i like, but not love Nicole's dress. I'm really loving Reese and Michelle though. Both are simple, but super-glam. I wonder if Drew Barrymore is stopping by? I've been loving her whole Sharon Tate inspired style these days.

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDerreck

LOVING Natalie Portman's look! Subtle yet wonderful.
Sad that Helen Mirren was not interviewed...

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeehee

Why is Natalie Portman wearing graduation cap tassels on her ears?

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterK

Final Predictions... (so excited!)

PICTURE: The King’s Speech
DIRECTING: The Social Network (Fincher)
ACTOR: Firth
ACTRESS: Portman
SUPP. ACTOR: Bale
SUPP. ACTRESS: Leo
A. SCREENPLAY: The Social Network
O. SCREENPLAY: The King’s Speech
CINEMATOGRAPHY: True Grit
FILM EDITING: The Social Network
ART DIRECTION: Alice & Wonderland
COSTUMES: The King’s Speech
SCORE: The King’s Speech
SONG: Toy Story 3
ANIMATED: Toy Story 3
FOREIGN: In a Better World
SOUND MIXING: Inception
SOUND FX EDITING: Inception
VISUAL EFFETCS: Inception
MAKEUP: The Wolfman
DOCUMENTARY: Inside Job
DOC. SHORT: Strangers No More
LIVE ACTION SHORT: Na Wewe
ANIMATED. SHORT: The Gruffalo

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRyan Steinke

Jacki Weaver apparently had 41 different aussie designers offer to dress her. I'm so glad she looks better than she did at the Golden Globes

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTodd

K -- i dunno but the color looks AMAZING with her eyes.

February 27, 2011 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

RYAN IN THE (COMMENT) HOUSE. wwoooooo.

February 27, 2011 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

You are *clearly* not reading the comments.. ;-) I commented about ScarJo's date a while back.

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeehee

Love michelle. Like swank, reese and kunis. Steinfeld is age appropriate but has done better. The rest looks awful.

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

"I got drunk and discussed the colorogy of fireworks with a lesbian I met at a friend's party. And then we made out."

ahahaha
just because i didn't have enough reasons to love nathaniel...

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmir

Sorry nate but nicole's dress is hedious.

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Melissa Leo is such a phony. Did she just say she was rooting for Amy Adams to win?

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLucky

LOL the boyfriend is funny, too!

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLD

sorry! Nicole looks BAAAADDDDD!

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterstjeans

How many awards will Temple Grandin take home?? I think that's the question on everyone's mind...

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCinemateo

Cinmateo- LOL

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeehee
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