I will be doing a full fun recap but during the show mostly just minor notes. I'm gonna enjoy the show this year!
Very bold for Ellen DeGeneres actually!
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Presented by: Anne Hathaway
winner: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
This is for the 36 million people who have lost the battle to AIDS.
ANIMATED "HERO" MONTAGE
Presented by Jim Carrey
"Light on Finding Nemo" according to Ellen Degeneres
Presented by Kerry Washingon
Pharrell does "Happy" and gets Oscar nominees Lupita Nyong'o, LA STREEP (who remains seated but does a mean shimmy), and Amy Adams to dance with him.
Presented by Naomi Watts and Samuel J Jackson
winner: Catharine Martin, The Great Gatsby
MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
winner: Adruitha Lee & Robin Matthews for, Dallas Buyers Club
BEST PICTURE INTRO - PART ONE
Presented by Harrison Ford he uses the phrase "wild and exhilarating" and never before has an actor said that with as much subtextual 'not really' as this actor right here. The movies in question: American Hustle, Dallas Buyers Club and The Wolf of Wall Street
Presented by Kim Novak and Matthew McConaughey
winner: Mr Hublot
TRIBUTE TO REAL HEROES BY WAY OF BIOPICS
Presented by Sally Field
Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Emma Watson - get it? Their young people and visual f/x are like, for movies aimed at young people. We love young people. Young people watch the Oscars. They do
Presented by Zac Efron who has trouble reading
Karen O sings "Moon Song"
LIVE ACTION SHORT
Presented by Kate Hudson and Jason Sudeikis. I guess this means Goldie Hawn is NOT presenting with Kate. Love it. Hope she gets Best Picture! (I know I know. Actresses aren't allowed but I can dream)
winner: Anders Walter & Kim Magnusson, Helium
winner: Nicholas Reed & Malcolm Clarke, The Lady in No. 6
Presented by Bradley Cooper
winner: 20 Feet From Stardom - Darlene Love sings because she's happy "his eye is on the sparrow" standing ovation!
Presented by Kevin Spacey
winners: Steve Martin, Angela Lansbury, Piero Totsi and Angelina Jolie.
A pox on Oscar's house that they don't include these things in the live broadcast in a more meaningful way. Fuck "Heroes Theme". Give me Steve & Lansbury!
Presented by Viola Davis AND Ewan McGregor which means Oscar is flirting with me
winner: The Great Beauty, from Italy
BEST PICTURE INTRODUCTION
Presented by Tyler Perry
Nebraska, Her, (cut to: Amy Adams just checking her phone), and Gravity
Presented by Brad Pitt
U2 "Long Walk to Freedom" which gets a standing ovation from the crowd there and from my apartment if you standing to walk to the bathroom breaks
Ellen gets a group photo. This photo will be parsed for pop cultural meaning for as long as we all shall live
SOUND MIXING & SOUND EDITING
Presented by Charlize Theron and... I can only think of Charlize when Charlize is around
winner: Gravity both times
Presented by Christopher Waltz
winner: Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave
POINTS OF BUSINESS
Academy president Cheryl Boone-Isaacs speaks
Presented by Amy Adam and Bill Murray
winner: Emmanuel Lubezki
presented by Anna Kendrick and Gabby Sidibe
winner: Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger, Gravity
WIZARD OF OZ TRIBUTE
Presented by Whoopi Goldberg
Liza and Lorna stand up and that's it? Camera cuts away to people clapping. No, no. I wanted Liza!
P!nk performs "Over the Rainbow" . Gorgeously I might add.
Did I miss it?
Presented by Jennifer Garner and Benedict Cumberbatch
winner: Great Gatsby
Presented by Chris Evans to show us a montage of hero movies that is basically like the fanboy portion of the evening because all the people who live for those movies are certain to be tuning in between Production Design and In Memoriam!
IN MEMORIAM & PERFORMANCE
Presented by Glenn Close who probably bristles every time she's announced as merely a "nominee"
Bette Midler sings "Wind Beneath My Wings" in front of a backdrop of Ghosts of Oscars Past
BEST PICTURE INTRODUCTION
Presented by Goldie Hawn
Philomena, and 12 Years a Slave
Somehow John Travolta got the job of introducing the new Queer anthem "Let it Go" performed by Idina Menzel. Oops. Also he butchers her name. Double Oops. And then Idina has trouble on the high note. Triple Oops. Pretty if simple ice castle set though
Presented by Jamie Foxx and Jessica Beal
winner: Steven Price, Gravity
winner: "Let it Go" from Frozen
Presented by Robert DeNiro and Penelope Cruz
winner: John Ridley for 12 Years a Slave
winner: Spike Jonze, Her
In retrospect it was very silly of me not to predict him. He's involved with like every movie and so so so talented.
Presented by Angelina Jolie and Sidney Poitier. And fascinating that Angelina Jolie -- who could've starred in Gravity -- was the one to hand it to him.
winner:Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
Presented by Daniel Day Lewis.
winner Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Presented by Jennifer Lawrence
winner: Matthew McConaughey thanks God, thanks his father who has passed, thanks himself. This is bizarre. He thanks himself for being his own hero.
Presented by Will Smith
winner: 12 Years a Slave
THAT'S IT! Much more in the next 48 hours as we dig a little deeper. I scored 19/24 in my predictions which is not great because I missed a couple of obvious things (I had a hunch that there'd be an upset in foreign film - wrong! and I overthought Editing & Costumes) since I thought it would be a volatile night. I was wrong but I had a blast watching. I hope you had a great night, too.