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« Oscar Live Blog. Hour #2 | Main | Oscar Arrivals. *LiveBlog* »
Sunday
Feb272011

Oscar Live Blog. Hour #1

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

8:31 WOW. Killer Montage You know it worked because I wanted to watch every Best Picture nominee again and I was so sick of all 10, five minutes ago.

8:34 "I loved you in Tron" So far the show is highlarious. Morgan Freeman awesome cameo combined with self-deprecating humor "soothing voiced narrator". And Anne even made a Black Swan joke funny and Black Swan jokes are so mid-January 2011.

8:41 GONE WITH THE WIND shout out. Classy. Although very WTF random. I'm not liking where this is going with the Cinematography + Art Direction = Best Picture. Eyesore in Wonderland wins. It's all uphill from here. Cinematography = Inception. Sorry Roger Deakins. You'll have to wait for #10.

8:51 Kirk Douglas. Wow Old Hollywood shout out. Take that 2009 Oscars!

8:52 Oh this is sweet. Kirk Douglas said James Franco looks better outside the cave. To Anne Hathaway "Where were you when I was making pictures?" SUPPORTING ACTRESS (I'M SO NERVOUS) MELISSA LEO. She used the naughty "F" Word. I'm glad they didn't play her off the stage. Kirk Douglas was SO fun.

 

 

9:01 "It's the young and hip Oscars" Anne Hathaway responding to Melissa Leo's F Bomb. hee.

9:02 BANKSY'S IDENTITY REVEALED: Justin Timberlake. Although I am so grossed out that they just reminded us that Shrek (2001) won the first animated feature Oscar.

9:04 ANIMATED SHORT = The Lost Thing. I'm doing T-E-R-R-I-B-L-E on my predictions but I never care about that. I just wanna love the movies. ANIMATED FEATURE = Toy Story 3. I feel like a lot of people won't udnerstand why Lee Unkrich was so "i can't believe this" It's because he's one of the only Pixar people who didn't have an Oscar.

9:14 ADAPTED SCREENPLAY = THE SOCIAL NETWORK. So... seeing Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin in white tuxedos totally shocked me. It's a rare sight. Paddy Chayevsky "NETWORK (1976)" shout out. Nice.

9:15 BTW I think it's excellent that Anne Hathaway is hosting on a night where they're referencing Old Hollywood and Classic Films. She gets it. One of the few young stars who does. Nice presentation of the Screenplays with the changes..ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY= THE KINGS SPEECH.

9:23 A tradition of singing" Anne Hathaway. Bring it girl. ♪ ♫ On My Own cuz someone is Hugh JackAss. ♪ ♫ Can we give her the Emmy right now. James Franco in drag.

 

 

9:24 Russell Brand misinterpreting Helen Mirren's French. Did they fire Bruce Vilanche? Some of this presenter banter is actually funny.

9:28 FOREIGN FILM = Susanne Bier's IN A BETTER WORLD. I love this woman. Though I haven't seen this film yet.

9:30 SUPPORTING ACTOR = CHRISTIAN BALE
His beard looks like one of those fake ones that people wear that loop around the ears. It's so... round. Like a dangerous redheaded Santa Claus. But the best comment on this came from Scott Feinberg on twitter.


Good one.

okay. on to HOUR 2 - mid ceremony! 

 

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Reader Comments (63)

Anne to James: "you look very appealing to a young demographic as well"
Best line so far

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLucky

Is it me or does James Franco look good in tights?

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermonkey

Alas, poor Roger Deakins.

Not that Pfister's work wasn't great too.

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSC

I'm afraid True Grit losing cinematography means Hailee Steinfeld wins! I would so hate that!

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBensunce

Loved the montage. Classy, but not cheesy or anything. The opening was kind of awkward. Seems a little "learned" and both are quite nervous.

So far, 2 surprises... Not really good ones...

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBasti

I loved the opening montage.

Nat, I heard your heart break when they announced "Eyesore in Wonderland" as the winner.

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlison Flynn

...so the ads worked

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLucky

Kirk will never leave the stage!

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

I think that was my first f-word i've seen on TV. You may cringe but i LOVE melissa leo!!!

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarsha Mason

With all this commotion, there is one good news: it's not gonna be a King's Speech sweep! Already lost 3! Though I'm not surprised It lost in Supporting Actress and cinematography, I'm still baffled by Art Direction!! It was one of the few categories it was actuallly deserving...

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBensunce

James and anne are both visibly extremely nervous!

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

I got to admit, Anne got great personality.

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterchand

Oh! I think they're pretty awful

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

OK, I seriously don't understand anything right now! First, Alice in Wonderland, now The Lost Thing... I thought it was gonna be Day & Night or Madagascar!

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBensunce

I'M LOVING ANNE. But i think Sasha is right that James if the "Dunkleman" to her "Seacrest" tonight.

February 27, 2011 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Melissa Leo = cringe worthy + embarrassing. Ugh.

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercinephile

As much is a LOVE Toy Story 3 (probably best animated feature ever), the scene from "Dragon" alone made me wish inside that it shpuld win...

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBasti

Can King's Speech losing the one award beside Colin Firth everyone thought it would win be a sign of things to come in the night?

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSteve

I really wish the Pixar people were more humble, however, I'll always love their movies.

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterK

Am I the only one that didn't like The Lost Thing? Twitter is blowing up with love for it.

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWade

Melissa Leo.... I'm kinda speechless. Somehow, it seems less than gracious to use the F word at the Academy Awards. Still glad she won, but..not thrilled with the speech.
And Kirk Douglas was cute but too a tad too long.

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeehee

Oh nate you love anything anne does. She could be reading the phone book and you'd love it. You even forgave her for eyesore in wonderland- and she wasaingully bad in that one

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

I love Anne and James, but I don't think they're doing so good. Anne is visibly nervous and James look uninterested.

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLucky

If The King's Speech loses Original Screenplay (I don't think it will), it's almost official: it's over!

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBensunce

"Black Swan jokes are so mid-January 2011."

Genius.

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJake D

I was SO glad that they didn't play Melissa Leo off!

Also...wasn't Justin Timberlake looking particularly hot tonight?!

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBill_the_Bear

I meant painfully bad in that one. Damn ipad!

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Melissa Leo was the only item on my wish list. My Oscar night is made!

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWill

Go Kids Are All Right for Screenplay!!

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBensunce

Lucky he does look uninterested and like he couldnt care less, but I thought he was quite nervous at the begining. Anne is visibly very very very nervous

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Ugh, they gave a tribute to great movies like Gone with the Wind, Schindler's List, ... and then 3 seconds later give the award to Eyesore in Wonderland. Please.

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPercy

Oh God! What the f--- are Brolin and Bardem wearing? They look terrible!!!

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

Pejelope's dress is horrendous but she is soooooooooooooo beautiful! What a marvellous face!

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

YES! Go Aaron Sorkin!!

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBensunce

Am I the only one holding out hope for a Jesse Eisenberg upset tonight?

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterK

Jesse Eisenberg winning would make my life

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSteve

Everyone seems to be nervous tonight. I guess king's is not sweeping after all.

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterchand

Wow, the orchestra wanted Sorkin off the stage for like a minute.

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPercy

Jesse Eisenberg winning would definitely make my night... But reality just slapped me in the face: The King's Speech wins screenplay

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBensunce

I'm in the UK. Anyone gotta livestream? Nat's blogging is brills but I need me some Franco and Hathaway!

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKeegan

percy -- i know about the classics followed by alice in wonderland

chand -- not yet, no.

amanda -- I TOTALLY AGREE SHE WAS AWFUL IN ALICE IN WONDERLAND. But i'm sorry. whateves. everyone has given at least one bad perfromance. she's the best of Young Hollywood in my eyes. GO ANNE! respect ;)

February 27, 2011 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Those white jackets on Bardem and Brolin were awful...like they'd come down off the top of the wedding cake to roll around in the icing.

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBill_the_Bear

I thought it was terrible for Kirk Douglas to wait so long before reading the winner. It's cruel, especially in an unpredictable category.

Very sad for Helena Bonham Carter, because she seldom does Oscar bait, and I doubt she'll ever win now. =(

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMike M.

I was wondering why Anne hadn't sung yet!

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBensunce

Deadline was right so far....

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Go Quebec! Incendies!!!

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBensunce

Too bad for Incendies... but glad for Bier.

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBensunce

Helen mirren is a goddess

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Helen Mirren RULES my world.

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeehee

Mother and son! Both won!

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda
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