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Oscar Night. Arrivals

Hollywood's High Holy Night has arrived!

Ms Musical. Anna Kendrick looks amazing tonight.

06:05 It's only once every 365 days and that's soooo long to wait. As I turn the TV on it appears that Ryan Seacrest is stalking Josh Hutcherson trying to find out where he stays when he vacations. Hutcherson will only reveal that he likes Madrid.

06:10 Common calls Oscars "the mountain top" of awards shows. Which is very obviously true but do you think the Grammys feelings are hurt since Common's a musician?

06:15 Reese Witherspoon is sharing texts from her mom on Instagram which will make you love the Witherspoon(s) even more

06:16 says he goes to the movies every Friday and Saturday religiously and Selma is his favorite. 

Rosamund Pike terrors and Dakota Johnson lies after the jump

Mr. and Mr Neil Patrick Harris. Looking great.

06:28 Dakota Johnson has arrived and I almost accidentally promoted her by typing Dakota Johansson. Also in gorgeousity, Margot Robbie has arrived with Giuliana describing her as "giving me a little Michelle Pfeiffer". Also in strangely flat gorgeousness Felicity Jones has someone blended into the red carpet despite wearing lavender. 

06:39 Patricia Arquette is in white. Ready to marry Oscar. 

06:43 After all the Birdman is going to win vibe the red carpet has kind of a Boyhood is going to win aura.

06:45 Dakota Johnson tells Ryan Seacrest that her parents haven't seen 50 Shades of Grey while mom Melanie Griffith hovers behind her w/ continual side-eye. Please! Melanie talked her way into the editing room months ago. She has Sam Taylor-Johnson under surveillance. She's watching like a hawk. 

06:46 Marion Cotillard saying "couture" is like everything lozenges (I'm sick. I may stray from the proper vernacular path.)

06:49 I have only the top 1/8th of Lupita Nyong'o but she looks amazing

07:00 Eddie Redmayne is old friends with Sienna Miller? #RedCarpetDiscoveries

07:03 Most ridiculous question on the red carpet all year, never to be topped. Seacrest to Duvall. 'When you read material can you envision it as Oscar worthy?' CLEARLY NOT SEACREST. DO YOUR RESEARCH AND SUFFER WITH THE REST OF US WHO HAVE SEEN "THE JUDGE."

07:12 Best Dressed (so far): NAOMI WATTS vs ROSAMUND PIKE

07:14 Am more and more convinced that Rosamund Pike is a sleeper Terminator sent from the future. One day she's just going to go ballistic and take out whichever celebrities are supposed to save humanity in the future.

07:25 Okay I'm totally hyped for the show now. Take us there. Do it.

07:46 They're talking about Channing Tatum's thing where he gets young people on Team Oscar. I have never followed this enough to understand what it's about.

07:49 I am opposed to any star becoming someone that must be in every franchise (this utterly ruined Samuel L Jackson for me and multiple franchises) because it makes everything feel like it was assembled in the same factory but it's hard to root against this one and his mrs. They even make celebrities talking about their tiny kids instead of their work tolerable!

7:54 Reese Witherspoon was talking about #AskHerMore because all the nominated women deserve to talk about more than their dresses. Agreed and also good year for that since Reese's dress isn't all that like it usually is.


7:55 Jennifer Lopez is being interviewed and it occurs to me that I never heard any peep about her movie Lila & Eve which played at Sundance AFTER I left. My timing has been better but I want to see it because of Lila or Eve, whichever one Viola Davis plays.

07:58 Lupita Nyong'o is wearing 6,000 pearls and she says "it's actually quite comfortable". 

08:00 WAIT, We're still 1/2 an hour away?

08:04 Ethan Hawke and the Boyhood team are actually pretty great at answering stupid questions. I love that people always imply that suddenly everyone is going to start shooting movies over several years. Trending. 

08:18 Props where they are due. Meryl Streep looks A M A Z I N G 

08:20 Lady Gaga is talking about her fiance Taylor Kinney "he's been wonderfully supportive. he's watching me on TV" She is wearing crazy gloves that are making me think of Rosamund Pike's Amazing Amy and now I am scared for everyone's life again. 

08:27 Okay we're inside. Time for the show. Thanks for playing red carpet with us haphazardly. More later and more after that and more after that and more after that  and more after that and more after that  and more after that and more after that  and more after that and more after that  and more after that and more after that  and more after that and more after that.

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Reader Comments (23)

Yay! Patty Arquette looks great - fairly formal but still her style.

February 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBryan

Bryan -- yup. i love when people come as themselves only spiffier.

February 22, 2015 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

I thought it looked like she borrowed Streep's dress from last year...

February 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

Rosamund Pike just slayed 'em all!

February 22, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterfadhil

Rosamund finally looks and sounds like a movie star!

February 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHayden W.

YAAAASSS to rosamund tonight. and i love Naomi Watts look and given that I am not so generous with her that is saying something

February 22, 2015 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

oh god heart cannot take this

February 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRyan

Lupita Nyong'o looks gorgeous.

February 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEoin Daly

Julianne whyyyy. The color and texture and everything could be fine - just not sure I'm buying into the oversized blueberries. Thoughts?

February 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBryan

Can't wait for this! Have a great night everyone!

February 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue


February 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Outlaw

Bryan -- doesn't she love blueberries in Still Alice? like coconut ice cream and blueberries or something?

Peggy -- yes. to all of you xoxoxo

February 22, 2015 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Either Robin Roberts is 12 feet tall or there are a lot of short people in Hollywood.

February 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHenry

Jessica looks stunning in her dress. What a beauty! Blue is her color :)

is the freaking ceremony about to start? I'm getting exhausted.

February 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterYavor

Yavor -- yeah. i think one of these years i should just start as the ceremony starts. it would seem short!

February 22, 2015 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Jennifer Hudson : wowza!

February 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEvan

As Mrs. Bennett said, " I knew she could not be so beautiful for nothing" - Rosamund Pike finally gives us the pleasure of seeing her look her best. Lovely.

February 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLadyEdith

Why have I begun to dread this? It's not the movies - any one of four films could win best picture and I'd be happy.

February 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArkaan

Arkaan: I know. I thought I was the only one. Ten Gaga mentioned her tribute performance to a movie that changed music and that doesn't apply to anything this year........

February 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHenry

Streep may be the best dressed she has ever been at the oscars.... Took 19 times!

February 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

According to E, Gaga is there for the Sound of Music tribute. Yep.

February 22, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermatt

Rosamund Pike... OMG!! She looks great.

Anna Kendrick is 2nd w/ Scar-Jo in third, Emma Stone in 4th, and Kerry Washington in 5th.

February 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSteven

could someone post an online livestream?

February 22, 2015 | Unregistered Commentercarl

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