OSCAR LIVE BLOG, Part 2

OSCAR Poster by A Wulfrunian in Houston (flickr)

Live Blogging the Oscars–part 2, with FDL community Cat Noel, reality show star/radio personality and our special guests from the Writers Guild of America-East:

Michael Winship, WGAE President and senior writer on Bill Moyers Journal.

Fred Graver, Emmy Winner and founder of iLarious, Creator of VH1’s Best Week Ever, Letterman, In Living Color & pretty much everything else you’ve ever seen.

John Marshall, Emmy nominated writer from The Chris Rock Show, Politically Incorrect, The Electric Company.

Caissie St.Onge, Best Week Ever, The Rosie O’Donnell Show.

Justin DiLauro, CBS News Promo writer (and master of brevity).

Bonnie Datt, The Confirmed Bachelors and fashion blogger for Racked.com.

Dan McCoy, 9am Meeting, two time Channey Award winner shown on Channel 101 New York.

Dan McNamara, The Bear, The Cloud and God seen on Comedy Central and Atom.com and “Amazing The Lion” on the Independent Comedy Network.

Timothy Michael Cooper, Concierge: The Series.

Lowell Peterson, WGAE Executive Director.

Nominees for the 82nd annual Academy Awards

Best picture

“Avatar”
“The Blind Side”
“District 9″
“An Education”
“The Hurt Locker”
“Inglourious Basterds”
“Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”
“A Serious Man”
“Up”
“Up in the Air”

Best actor

Jeff Bridges, “Crazy Heart”
George Clooney, “Up in the Air”
Colin Firth, “A Single Man”
Morgan Freeman, “Invictus”
Jeremy Renner, “The Hurt Locker

Best actress

Sandra Bullock, “The Blind Side”
Helen Mirren, “The Last Station”
Carey Mulligan, “An Education”
Gabourey Sidibe, “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”
Meryl Streep, “Julie & Julia”

Best supporting actor

Matt Damon, “Invictus”
Woody Harrelson, “The Messenger”
Christopher Plummer, “The Last Station”
Stanley Tucci, “The Lovely Bones”
Christoph Waltz, “Inglourious Basterds”

Best supporting actress

Penelope Cruz, “Nine”
Vera Farmiga, “Up in the Air”
Maggie Gyllenhaal, “Crazy Heart”
Anna Kendrick, “Up in the Air”
Mo’Nique, “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”

Best director

James Cameron, “Avatar”
Kathryn Bigelow, “The Hurt Locker”
Lee Daniels, “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”
Quentin Tarantino, “Inglourious Basterds”
Jason Reitman, “Up in the Air”

Best animated feature

“Coraline”
“Fantastic Mr Fox”
“The Princess and the Frog”
“The Secret of Kells”
“Up”

Best foreign language film

“Ajami” (Israel)
“El Secreto de Sus Ojos” (Argentina)
“The Milk of Sorrow” (Peru)
“The Prophet” (France)
“The White Ribbon” (Germany)

Best screenplay (original)

“The Hurt Locker,” written by Mark Boal
“Inglourious Basterds,” written by Quentin Tarantino
“The Messenger,” written by Alessandro Camon and Oren Moverman
“A Serious Man,” written by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
“Up,” screenplay by Bob Peterson, Pete Docter; story by Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, Tom McCarthy

Best screenplay (adapted)

“District 9,” written by Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell
“An Education,” screenplay by Nick Hornby
“In the Loop,” screenplay by Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche
“Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire,” screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher

“Up in the Air,” screenplay by Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner

Best music (original score)

“Avatar” James Horner
“Fantastic Mr. Fox” Alexandre Desplat
“The Hurt Locker” Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders
“Sherlock Holmes” Hans Zimmer
“Up” Michael Giacchino

Best music (original song)

“Almost There” from “The Princess and the Frog,” music and lyrics by Randy Newman
“Down in New Orleans” from “The Princess and the Frog,” music and lyrics by Randy Newman
“Loin de Paname” from “Paris 36,” music by Reinhardt Wagner and lyrics by Frank Thomas
“Take It All” from “Nine,” music and lyrics by Maury Yeston
“The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)” from “Crazy Heart,” music and lyrics by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett

Best art direction

“Avatar” art direction: Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg; set decoration: Kim Sinclair
“The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” art direction: Dave Warren and Anastasia Masaro; set decoration: Caroline Smith
“Nine” art direction: John Myhre; set decoration: Gordon Sim
“Sherlock Holmes” art direction: Sarah Greenwood; set decoration: Katie Spencer
“The Young Victoria” art direction: Patrice Vermette; set decoration: Maggie Gray

Best cinematography

“Avatar” Mauro Fiore
“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” Bruno Delbonnel
“The Hurt Locker” Barry Ackroyd
“Inglourious Basterds” Robert Richardson
“The White Ribbon” Christian Berger

Best costume design

“Bright Star” Janet Patterson
“Coco Before Chanel” Catherine Leterrier
“The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” Monique Prudhomme
“Nine” Colleen Atwood
“The Young Victoria” Sandy Powell

Best documentary (feature)

“Burma VJ” Anders Østergaard and Lise Lense-Møller
“The Cove” Nominees to be determined
“Food, Inc.” Robert Kenner and Elise Pearlstein
“The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers” Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith
“Which Way Home” Rebecca Cammisa

Best documentary (short subject)

“China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province” Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill
“The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner” Daniel Junge and Henry Ansbacher
“The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant” Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert
“Music by Prudence” Roger Ross Williams and Elinor Burkett
“Rabbit à la Berlin” Bartek Konopka and Anna Wydra

Best film editing

“Avatar” Stephen Rivkin, John Refoua and James Cameron
“District 9″ Julian Clarke
“The Hurt Locker” Bob Murawski and Chris Innis

“Inglourious Basterds” Sally Menke
“Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” Joe Klotz

Best makeup

“Il Divo” Aldo Signoretti and Vittorio Sodano
“Star Trek” Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Joel Harlow
“The Young Victoria” Jon Henry Gordon and Jenny Shircore

Best short film (animated)

“French Roast” Fabrice O. Joubert
“Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty” Nicky Phelan and Darragh O’Connell
“The Lady and the Reaper (La Dama y la Muerte)” Javier Recio Gracia
“Logorama” Nicolas Schmerkin
“A Matter of Loaf and Death” Nick Park

Best short film (live action)

“The Door” Juanita Wilson and James Flynn
“Instead of Abracadabra” Patrik Eklund and Mathias Fjellström
“Kavi” Gregg Helvey
“Miracle Fish” Luke Doolan and Drew Bailey
“The New Tenants” Joachim Back and Tivi Magnusson

Best sound editing

“Avatar” Christopher Boyes and Gwendolyn Yates Whittle
“The Hurt Locker” Paul N.J. Ottosson
“Inglourious Basterds” Wylie Stateman
“Star Trek” Mark Stoeckinger and Alan Rankin
“Up” Michael Silvers and Tom Myers

Best sound mixing

“Avatar” Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson and Tony Johnson
“The Hurt Locker” Paul N.J. Ottosson and Ray Beckett
“Inglourious Basterds” Michael Minkler, Tony Lamberti and Mark Ulano
“Star Trek” Anna Behlmer, Andy Nelson and Peter J. Devlin
“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers and Geoffrey Patterson

Best visual effects

“Avatar” Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham and Andrew R. Jones
“District 9″ Dan Kaufman, Peter Muyzers, Robert Habros and Matt Aitken
“Star Trek” Roger Guyett, Russell Earl, Paul Kavanagh and Burt Dalton

413 Responses to "OSCAR LIVE BLOG, Part 2"
Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 06:48 pm 1

Hey welcome to liveblogging–the ongoing sequel


catnoel | Sunday March 7, 2010 06:49 pm 2

OHAI.


Timothy Michael Cooper | Sunday March 7, 2010 06:49 pm 3

FIRST!!!!!!

…he said thirdly.


Michael Winship | Sunday March 7, 2010 06:49 pm 4

We move around the schedule like “Scrubs…”


Loo Hoo. | Sunday March 7, 2010 06:50 pm 5

Did I miss Lady Gaga?


John Marshall | Sunday March 7, 2010 06:50 pm 6

Yay Geoffrey!


Timothy Michael Cooper | Sunday March 7, 2010 06:50 pm 7

I MET THAT I GUY! I TOUCHED HIS HAND!


Bonnie Datt | Sunday March 7, 2010 06:51 pm 8

Best Adapted category had so many great contenders. I love Nick Hornby, but…Yay Geoffrey!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Michael Winship | Sunday March 7, 2010 06:51 pm 9

Double yay Geoffrey!!


Elana Levin | Sunday March 7, 2010 06:51 pm 10

wow! Writers Guild of America, East member Geoffrey Fletcher wins for best adapted screenplay. He is amazing and a mensch.


Justin DiLauro | Sunday March 7, 2010 06:52 pm 11

Three blogs and you’re out… or is it four blogs and you walk to first base.


Dan McCoy | Sunday March 7, 2010 06:52 pm 12

Director: “Find me a black man!”

WGA East/ 9 AM Meeting


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 06:52 pm 13

And please hit the facebook and twitter buttons!


Caissie St.Onge | Sunday March 7, 2010 06:52 pm 14

This guy’s drawing a blank because he doesn’t have the novel PUSH by Sapphire in front of him to work from!


Bonnie Datt | Sunday March 7, 2010 06:53 pm 15
In response to Elana Levin @ 10

He’s also quite the charmer…


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 06:53 pm 16

Roger Corman rules! And so does Queen L’s dress


Dan McCoy | Sunday March 7, 2010 06:54 pm 17

This montage is reminding me of how I wanna be watching a bunch of Roger Corman exploitation films.

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demi | Sunday March 7, 2010 06:54 pm 18
In response to Dan McCoy @ 12

My 16 year old just asked me why they went to Morgan. I don’t know who raised that kid. And,
I just came onto the new thread and saw who all the insiders are.
Oh, boy.


Teddy Partridge | Sunday March 7, 2010 06:55 pm 19

Lotsa lifetime achievements there.


Dan McCoy | Sunday March 7, 2010 06:55 pm 20

GET READY FOR SOME RAPID-FIRE IMPROVISATION, GUYS!

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Bonnie Datt | Sunday March 7, 2010 06:55 pm 21

Lauren Bacall will not be receiving the Miss Congeniality award in this competition.


Dan McCoy | Sunday March 7, 2010 06:56 pm 22

If Mo’nique wins, it will be a giant step forward for actresses with apostrophes in their names.

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demi | Sunday March 7, 2010 06:56 pm 23
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 16

I met her once. Kid you not. Ha!


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 06:57 pm 24
In response to Caissie St.Onge @ 14

is he a WGA member?

And BTW, for those of you not in the guild who are curious about how one qualifies and why guild membership is important, you can go to http://www.wga.org

As a non-Guild member I appreciate that I can register a script there so um..no one steal my idea..boy meets boho girl, boy betrays girl, boy’s life falls part as he goes native in boho enclave..


Michael Winship | Sunday March 7, 2010 06:57 pm 25

Is it true Geoffrey did not mention Lee Daniels or Oprah? Since they ignored and rarely mentioned him for weeks after the film came out, I COULD say turnabout’s fair play… but I shan’t…


Timothy Michael Cooper | Sunday March 7, 2010 06:57 pm 26

Mo’nique is gonna eat the competition alive.


Bonnie Datt | Sunday March 7, 2010 06:57 pm 27

Penelope is no Jane Krakowski nor Anita Morris.


Elliott | Sunday March 7, 2010 06:57 pm 28

oh my


Teddy Partridge | Sunday March 7, 2010 06:57 pm 29
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 13

DONE!


Michael Winship | Sunday March 7, 2010 06:58 pm 30

Is Maggie tearing up at her own performance?


John Marshall | Sunday March 7, 2010 06:58 pm 31

I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say it’ll be Mo’Nique


Elliott | Sunday March 7, 2010 06:58 pm 32
In response to demi @ 23

tell us more


Justin DiLauro | Sunday March 7, 2010 06:59 pm 33

M’o'n’i'que wins


Timothy Michael Cooper | Sunday March 7, 2010 06:59 pm 34

Mo’nique is pre-crying.


catnoel | Sunday March 7, 2010 06:59 pm 35

Wait, Precious isn’t a comedy?


Teddy Partridge | Sunday March 7, 2010 06:59 pm 36


Bonnie Datt | Sunday March 7, 2010 06:59 pm 37

Does this mean Mo’Nique’s rate will go up for Vh1′s Charm School.


Caissie St.Onge | Sunday March 7, 2010 06:59 pm 38

Yay M’o'n’i'q’u'e!


Justin DiLauro | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:00 pm 39

or is that… Mo’nique wi’ns


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:00 pm 40

HATTIE!


Justin DiLauro | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:00 pm 41

Oprah mentioned again at the Oscars… remember David Letterman?


Michael Winship | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:00 pm 42

WHAT politics?


Timothy Michael Cooper | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:00 pm 43

Less’nique.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:00 pm 44

Um “touched it”? euwww


catnoel | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:01 pm 45

First Hattie McDaniel shout out of the evening!


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:01 pm 46

Colin…yum


Elliott | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:01 pm 47
In response to Justin DiLauro @ 41

Uma, No


Dan McCoy | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:02 pm 48
In response to catnoel @ 45

Where’s @LouisBMeyer when we need him?

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Elliott | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:02 pm 49

she’s cute


Justin DiLauro | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:02 pm 50
In response to Elliott @ 47

Good times


kleinwords2010 | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:02 pm 51

Oh, those Brits…


demi | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:03 pm 52
In response to Elliott @ 32

Nothin’. Really. I’ll do a diary about Richard Chamberlain sometime, tho.
Gawd, that Monique can do it! Takes a lot.


altsideparker | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:03 pm 53

Maybe I should have watched some of the screeners…


Dan McNamara | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:03 pm 54

When woody harrelson gets up to use the bathroom, he is replaced with a hemp sculpture of himself.


John Marshall | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:03 pm 55

One of the best short films of the past year was the Old Spice “I’m on a horse” commercial, which sadly has not been shown during the Super Bowl of Hollywood tonight


Timothy Michael Cooper | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:04 pm 56

That was a perfume ad for cervical cancer.


demi | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:04 pm 57
In response to Dan McNamara @ 54

Could be worse.


Teddy Partridge | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:05 pm 58

JaneFonda twitters as Mo’nique wins: “Too many actresses in audience chewing gum.” For reals.


altsideparker | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:05 pm 59

Now I kind of wonder what cervical cancer smells like.


Elliott | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:05 pm 60
In response to John Marshall @ 55

Dan McCoy | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:05 pm 61

Guys, Buzz Aldrin has danced with the REAL stars.

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Timothy Michael Cooper | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:06 pm 62

Wish Sigourney had arrived in her standard AT-AT.


Justin DiLauro | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:06 pm 63

Saw S. Weaver and her family on the 4 Train after a Yankee game. Go Yanks.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:06 pm 64

Can we BAN off the shoulder dresses?
and what are the semiotics of whether the bare sholder is on the left or right?


Elliott | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:06 pm 65
In response to demi @ 52

oo. please do
three stars will shine tonight.


altsideparker | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:06 pm 66

The word Stars is suing to take itself out of the title Dancing With The…


kleinwords2010 | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:06 pm 67

A cervical cancer ad for perfume would be much worse.


Dan McCoy | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:06 pm 68

I would like to see Katherine Bigalow direct Sigorney Weaver in “Hot Older Ladies: The Movie.”

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Kelly Canfield | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:06 pm 69

I have always really like Sigourney Weaver.

Her name, Sigourney, means “Gypsy” in German and Yiddish.


Teddy Partridge | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:06 pm 70

As if the politics of Monique losing wouldn’t have been MUCH WORSE.


demi | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:07 pm 71
In response to Teddy Partridge @ 58

Oscars and Senate Hearings. Cut the gum, kids. I think Jane’s classy, btw.


Elliott | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:08 pm 72
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 64

Hmmm…


demi | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:08 pm 73
In response to Kelly Canfield @ 69

She looks great, doesn’t she? Yowza.


Teddy Partridge | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:08 pm 74
In response to Kelly Canfield @ 69

I walked up to her at the opening of the Yuerba Buena Gardens Art Museum here in SF almost 20 years ago and asked if she was a classmate of mine from high school. When she said “No,” I said, “Oh, sorry.” And turned around and walked away.

Oh, my, that man stood on her dress!


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:09 pm 75

Art direction may be the only direction award that goes to Avatar


Mauimom | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:09 pm 76
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 64

Can we BAN off the shoulder dresses?

Yes!! They’re stupid.


Timothy Michael Cooper | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:09 pm 77

Keanu doesn’t get any of these jokes.


Dan McNamara | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:09 pm 78

Keaunu Reeves looked concerned about the whore-horses joke.


Bonnie Datt | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:09 pm 79

I dream of winning an Oscar some day so that I too can stand on Sigourney Weaver’s dress.


Elliott | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:09 pm 80
In response to Teddy Partridge @ 74

bold as brass Teddy, you are bold as brass


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:10 pm 81

cringe on Ford and Parker. and the joke was overkill, it pounded the pony into Prada.


Timothy Michael Cooper | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:10 pm 82

SJP: Not phased by being compared to an equine.


demi | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:10 pm 83

Am I the only one who thinks Sarah looks weird?
This, from an outsider.


Elliott | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:10 pm 84

WHAT is SJP wearing?!


Mauimom | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:10 pm 85
In response to Kelly Canfield @ 69

I have always really like Sigourney Weaver.

She, like Rachel Maddow, is a Stanford grad.


Lowell Peterson | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:10 pm 86

Does it count that Sara J’s brother is a WGAE activist? (Big shout out, Pippin).


Teddy Partridge | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:10 pm 87

Keanu Reeves thinks the plural of “whore” is “horses;” doesn’t get the joke.

Oh, and SJP: hire a stylist, for after you give Tom Ford head backstage.


Dan McNamara | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:11 pm 88

This lady wins a lot.


Justin DiLauro | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:11 pm 89

That’s not Sandy’s dress that’s her resume.


John Marshall | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:11 pm 90

“I already have two of these”?


Teddy Partridge | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:11 pm 91
In response to Elliott @ 80

No, I was simply highly altered at the moment, truly thought I knew her from High School, and didn’t realize who she was until I returned to my pals, who said, “Dude, that was Alien!”


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:11 pm 92

Nice dress on costume designer and LOVELY speech. she’s right, too.


Kelly Canfield | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:11 pm 93
In response to Teddy Partridge @ 87

after you give Tom Ford head backstage.

Meow! LOL!


catnoel | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:12 pm 94
In response to Teddy Partridge @ 87

SJP’s hair – a broken heel and some unidentifiable stains would compete the look nicely!


kleinwords2010 | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:12 pm 95

Oh, I wouldn’t ban off-the-shoulder just yet.


mocha | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:12 pm 96
In response to Elliott @ 84

Vintage Chanel.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:13 pm 97

Ms Therion’s dress has angular breast targets.


Dan McCoy | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:13 pm 98

So… this show is almost over, right?

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Dan McNamara | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:13 pm 99

Movies like Precious and Schindler’s List are pretty awkward at these glitzy awards shows.


Elliott | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:14 pm 100
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 97

awwkward


Justin DiLauro | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:14 pm 101

Coming up next:
The third and sixth hour of the Oscars


Bonnie Datt | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:14 pm 102
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 97

Those are actually mitten imprints.


demi | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:14 pm 103

Off the shoulder works if you have nice shoulders. Just sayin’.
We all have a different take and style, no?
It’s better to grow more mature with grace.
Young. Is.


Elliott | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:15 pm 104
In response to mocha @ 96

oOh

looked like silver and Bakelite.


Kelly Canfield | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:16 pm 105
In response to Justin DiLauro @ 101

To paraphrase what Mark Twain said about Wagner’s Operas:

Two hours into it, I was amazed 15 minutes had passed…


Teddy Partridge | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:16 pm 106

Matthew Broderick was wearing Tom Ford on the red carpet.

The tux too.


Dan McCoy | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:17 pm 107

Well, over at my party, so far the big winners are artichoke dip and cheese straws. Too bad I didn’t lay any money on those in Vegas.

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Dan McNamara | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:17 pm 108

Woody Harrelson’s date is a 6 foot tall bong


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:18 pm 109

I missed what the nominees got in their(TAXABLE) giftbags this year…anyone?


Teddy Partridge | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:18 pm 110

My boyfriend, Taylor Lautner!


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:18 pm 111

TAYLOR LAUTNER..this is tragic


kleinwords2010 | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:18 pm 112

Those ARE pillows? Does anybody get it?


Dan McNamara | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:18 pm 113

Most popular genre is whore, everybody!


Dan McCoy | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:18 pm 114

I think NBC should just put on more sped-up sleep footage of Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin in their 10 pm slot.

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Elliott | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:19 pm 115

my Barbie had a dress like that.


catnoel | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:19 pm 116
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 111

Next year’s host… Selena Gomez! Swears.


Timothy Michael Cooper | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:19 pm 117

I love that anyone can become an actor now! @KristenStewartAndThatSideways-MouthGuy


Bonnie Datt | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:19 pm 118

I say, “Why use a kleenex when you can cough on Taylor Lautner’s shoulder?”


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:19 pm 119
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 111

he has al the gravitas of bubble-yum brand chewing gum


Fred Graver | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:19 pm 120

Hey … one “woody’s stoned” joke per night! You need to go to your “hey, wasn’t your dad part of the conspiracy to assassinate kennedy?” well.


altsideparker | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:19 pm 121
In response to Lowell Peterson @ 86

Thanks, Lowell!
(Now snark away…)


Elliott | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:19 pm 122

oh man, I put everlasting clawmarks in the thigh of the guy I saw this movie with.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:20 pm 123

I hope they give Hammer films and Corman and Tod Browning some props here!


Dan McCoy | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:20 pm 124

And now we honor a genre we’ll never give an Oscar to in a million years (unless we stick in Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins).

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Fred Graver | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:21 pm 125

WHOA!!!! Best Love was AWESOME tonight!


tomnessinger | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:21 pm 126

They’re using part of John Morris’s score from Young Frankenstein in the horror montage. Do comedy parodies count as horror?


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:21 pm 127

Cool old ones! Sadly there are no longer Universal monster custom bank checks available


demi | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:22 pm 128
In response to Bonnie Datt @ 118

Dude. She needed a fisherman’s lozenge, ya think? Way to be prepared.
But, I got a real kick out of your comment.


Bonnie Datt | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:22 pm 129

This is scary! Can we have more John Hughes clips?


Dan McNamara | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:22 pm 130

2010 Oscars celebrated John Hughes and Horror movies.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:22 pm 131

Your mother washes socks in hell!


John Marshall | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:23 pm 132

Is this a VISA commercial


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:23 pm 133

Zac EFFRON? What about Nora?


Elliott | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:23 pm 134
In response to Dan McNamara @ 130

Now THAT is scary


catnoel | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:23 pm 135

Zac Effron… I guess they needed to lend credibility to the broadcast.


catnoel | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:24 pm 136
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 133

Zac Effron doesn’t like his neck or something.


Michael Winship | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:24 pm 137

It’s a Hollywood rule that if you do a montage at an event you have to include shots of the big shots in the hall — i.e., Baldwin and Steve Martin in the horror montage. I’ve had this rule imposed on me… forced to edit people into an already perfectly nice montage…


John Marshall | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:24 pm 138

The Grammys won’t even show their award to Neil Young, while the Oscars takes ten minutes to explain sound design


Teddy Partridge | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:25 pm 139

Get a haircut, punk


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:25 pm 140

Zack’s hair is vile


Dan McCoy | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:25 pm 141

Look, I think technicians are woefully underappreciated, but do we need in-depth shots of people at mixing boards?

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catnoel | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:25 pm 142

Lady Foot Locker!


Jim White | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:26 pm 143

A face made for sound editing.


Justin DiLauro | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:26 pm 144

Why is a mad scientist getting this award?


John Marshall | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:26 pm 145

Who mixed the sound for that speech


Timothy Michael Cooper | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:26 pm 146

This guy was the antagonist in The Da Vinci Code, I believe.


altsideparker | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:26 pm 147

148 people just learned more about sound editing than 2 years at New York Film Academy.


demi | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:26 pm 148
In response to Dan McNamara @ 130

very metaphory.


RevBev | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:26 pm 149

I am so happy for the Hurt Locker and esp. for the X wife…fantastic.


John Marshall | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:26 pm 150

Sound is better in 3-D


Dan McNamara | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:27 pm 151

That sound guy was Dr. Emmet Brown’s son. Back to the Future 4.


Teddy Partridge | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:27 pm 152
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 140

Same stylist as SJP


John Marshall | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:27 pm 153

The Hurt Locker has redefined the way a nation hears war


catnoel | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:27 pm 154
In response to RevBev @ 149

Hi RevBev!


Elliott | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:27 pm 155
In response to Jim White @ 143

LOL


John Marshall | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:27 pm 156

Christopher Lloyd won two back-to-back awards


Teddy Partridge | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:27 pm 157

Bigelow’s movie is killing Titanic-in-Space tonight


catnoel | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:28 pm 158

Big guy ‘n little guy. So cute!


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:28 pm 159

Wow, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen got nominated, but they were robbed for Best Picture noms


Dan McCoy | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:28 pm 160

Based on the music, I thought E.T. was going to present an award.

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Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:28 pm 161

Elizabeth bangs who?


tomnessinger | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:28 pm 162

Bonnie: Elizabeth Banks was at Penn when we were.


Elliott | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:28 pm 163

Is she wearing a mauve feather duster?


Teddy Partridge | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:28 pm 164

Who is this lady in the neat-o grey dress?


John Marshall | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:29 pm 165

They could put 2/3 of the Awards on another night


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:29 pm 166

Wait she just implied James Cameron was not in the room?


Dan McCoy | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:29 pm 167

So, does that mean Elizabeth Banks was the hot young actress they got to host the Nerd Oscars?

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mocha | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:29 pm 168

Travolta has lost a ton of weight.


Jim White | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:29 pm 169

Why are wars so popular in this year’s nominees?


John Marshall | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:29 pm 170

What is the best way to introduce a film at the Oscars? Turn to page 43 of Dianetics


demi | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:30 pm 171
In response to Teddy Partridge @ 152

Did she ask to make her look in a fashion that George would be sad, very sad, that he did not cast her as Princess Lea.


John Marshall | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:30 pm 172

Is that Leon Russell


Bonnie Datt | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:30 pm 173

No danger of anyone getting cervical cancer at the Scientific Technical Awards.


Dan McCoy | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:30 pm 174

Eli Roth finally made it to the Oscars.

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Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:31 pm 175

I dislike seeing the nominees on stage presenting. They should have ot sit and squirm.


Teddy Partridge | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:31 pm 176

The strikingly handsome Eli Roth will play Spencer Ackerman when they make FDL: The Movie.


demi | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:31 pm 177
In response to mocha @ 168

Grief does take its toll.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:32 pm 178
In response to John Marshall @ 170

ahahah! Thetan buster!


Timothy Michael Cooper | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:32 pm 179
In response to Bonnie Datt @ 173

Win. They wouldn’t know what that perfume smelled like, anyway.


demi | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:32 pm 180
In response to Teddy Partridge @ 176

I don’t even want to know who’s going to play me.


John Marshall | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:32 pm 181

I remember when this birth control was called Yazoo


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:32 pm 182

Variety reports:

It came down to the wire, but Disney/ABC has restored service of its New York flagship, WABC, to Cablevision customers in New York.


Dan McCoy | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:32 pm 183

So, where can I buy this cervical cancer perfume?

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RevBev | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:33 pm 184
In response to catnoel @ 154

Thanks…and you as well. Getting to be my bed time, and we’re not there yet….


Justin DiLauro | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:33 pm 185
In response to Bonnie Datt @ 173

…nice. And cancer jokes are so rare.


Teddy Partridge | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:33 pm 186

I wonder if the writers and producers will regret putting all these James Cameron jokes into presenters’ remarks if he wins nothing.


Timothy Michael Cooper | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:34 pm 187

Food Revolution: the white Precious.


Dan McNamara | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:34 pm 188

Woody Harrelson had some Orange Krush and used SJP’s dress as a vaporizer


catnoel | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:34 pm 189

I had cervical cancer. I totally didn’t know I got it from a bottle of Charlie.


John Marshall | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:34 pm 190
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 182

I miss their scroll at the bottom of the screen


Dru | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:35 pm 191
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 109

Ya hafta ask Sarah Palin and her entourage…scooped them all up.


Jim White | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:35 pm 192

Sandra

Just wow!


Justin DiLauro | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:35 pm 193

Sandra or Melissa Rivers… seperated at birth.


catnoel | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:35 pm 194

She said “DP.” huh-huh…


tomnessinger | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:36 pm 195

Did anybody else get an Ed-Begley-Jr.-in-A-Mighty-Wind flashback when Sandra Bullock said “mishegoss” just now?


Justin DiLauro | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:36 pm 196

Best Cine and NO FILM CLIPS


kleinwords2010 | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:36 pm 197

I just hope they give Best Caterer to someone else.


John Marshall | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:37 pm 198

This award is also available in IMAX


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:37 pm 199

“DONE REAL GOOD”

WTF, that is incorrect usage. I am seriously appalled. Are there Guild sanctions for crappy grammar?


Lowell Peterson | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:37 pm 200

Nice to hear Italian, like with the Laborers.


Elliott | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:37 pm 201

Does Suzi Amis eat food?


Bonnie Datt | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:37 pm 202
In response to Justin DiLauro @ 185

Cancer and Nazi jokes bring on the funny!


catnoel | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:37 pm 203

Anyone thanked Jesus yet?


Dan McNamara | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:37 pm 204

Dude, Ghost.


Teddy Partridge | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:37 pm 205

Mrs Ashton Kusher gets Dead Patrol!


Dan McCoy | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:38 pm 206

Dear Adam Shankman: Please stop with the orchestral version of Unchained Melody. Love, Me.

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catnoel | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:38 pm 207

Ohhh… here come the dead folk….


demi | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:38 pm 208

Look who’s up.


Timothy Michael Cooper | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:38 pm 209

Demi is now appearing in Photoshop: Live!


kleinwords2010 | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:38 pm 210

C’mon Bonnie, the dress…


Bonnie Datt | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:38 pm 211

Did they ask Demi to introduce the dead montage in tribute to her career?


catnoel | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:38 pm 212

Paying tribute to all the hair he’s lost… James Taylor.


Caissie St.Onge | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:38 pm 213

I also call the In-Memoriam segment, “I Would Totally Get With that Ghost.”


altsideparker | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:39 pm 214

uh-no


Dan McNamara | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:39 pm 215

Homer goes to space! James Taylor sang too, I think.


Dan McCoy | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:39 pm 216

Boo! Couldn’t they have gotten the corpse of John Lennon to sing this song?

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catnoel | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:39 pm 217

Some are dead? No James…. ALL are dead.


Bonnie Datt | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:39 pm 218

“Now remember everyone, clap loudly for your favorite dead person!”


Dan McCoy | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:40 pm 219

Aw, Horton Foote.

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Elliott | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:40 pm 220

guess it would be declasse to ask If Jimmy T. didn’t have a song of his own to sing here.


Bonnie Datt | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:41 pm 221

Michael Jackson’s died?!


Elliott | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:41 pm 222

and I’d rather see one screen here at home


altsideparker | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:41 pm 223

Wait, Michael Jackson died???!!!!


mocha | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:41 pm 224

I hate this part because there’s always somebody I didn’t know died. Like, f@ck! Karl Malden died?


kleinwords2010 | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:41 pm 225
In response to Bonnie Datt @ 211

Even better!


Elliott | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:41 pm 226
In response to Bonnie Datt @ 221

who knew?!


catnoel | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:42 pm 227

What about the Taco Bell dog? Was that last year?


altsideparker | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:42 pm 228

BDatt — I’m always half a step behind you….


Michael Winship | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:42 pm 229

Proper attention to several writers we lost this year: Larry Gelbart, Horton Foote, Budd Schulberg, Robert Anderson..


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:42 pm 230

Not sure if they will show her so I will give her props, via Hollywood Reporter:

Aleen Leslie, a screenwriter, novelist, playwright and vintage radio writer-producer, died of natural causes in her Beverly Hills home on Feb. 2, three days shy of her 102nd birthday.

Leslie was a member of the Writers Guild since 1938 and was its oldest member. She served a six-month term as vp of the Screen Writers Guild just before it became the Writers Guild of America in the early 1950s.

Leslie wrote for the Pittsburgh Press, then began in the business writing two-reelers for the Three Stooges at Universal. A rare female screenwriter in her day, she ultimately worked at every studio in Hollywood and wound up with 19 credited movies to her name.


Teddy Partridge | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:42 pm 231

worst dead montage ever — tv viewers missed the first five with long shot, split screen was confusing, James Taylor used to be a good singer.

The dead deserve better.


Elliott | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:42 pm 232
In response to mocha @ 224

heh, I thought he died a couple years ago.


Dan McCoy | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:42 pm 233
In response to Elliott @ 222

Yeah, I agree. Could we show the dead the minimal respect of allowing them to fill our television screen?.

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Fred Graver | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:42 pm 234
In response to Dan McCoy @ 219

“Sure, guys… Why not have me sing a duet with Miley Cyrus while we’re at it!?!!”


Dan McNamara | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:42 pm 235

He should have used a banjo.


Timothy Michael Cooper | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:43 pm 236

Oh, I get it — it’s NOT a Happy Town.


Justin DiLauro | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:43 pm 237

Wow. A RIP-montage and we joke. What a bunch of bitches we are…
Roy Disney you’ll be missed for all your brother did.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:43 pm 238

She wrote some Three Stooges stuff


Dan McCoy | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:44 pm 239

Much distress among my party attendees that Farrah Fawcett didn’t make it into the death montage.

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kleinwords2010 | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:44 pm 240

OK, I like the commercials again.


Fred Graver | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:44 pm 241

i count at least 10 more awards to go. Man, this is the best night ever! Thank god they figured out how to make this magic last!


Elana Levin | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:44 pm 242
In response to Bonnie Datt @ 173

you are my hero.


Dan McNamara | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:44 pm 243
In response to Justin DiLauro @ 237

Take that Roy! Nice!


Michael Winship | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:44 pm 244

Taco Bell Dog: “Yo quiero tacky Oscars!”


Fred Graver | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:45 pm 245

You’re absolutely right. I’ll stop now.


catnoel | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:45 pm 246

No Farrah? We saw her boobie in Logan’s Run! Outrage!


RevDeb | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:45 pm 247
In response to Teddy Partridge @ 231

kinda in keeping with the entire show.

Worst. Oscars. Ever.

Please bring back Jon Stewart.


Lowell Peterson | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:45 pm 248

That was John Denver who died, and it was a while ago. But he still had his hair.


Dan McNamara | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:45 pm 249

Woody Harrelson has a joint the size of his thigh, smoking some dutch haze.


Fred Graver | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:45 pm 250

All over America, kids are saying “No, seriously Mom and Dad, I think it’s a good time for me to go to bed now.”


montanamaven | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:46 pm 251

yes, worst in memoriam ever.


Justin DiLauro | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:46 pm 252

Is J Lo in bubble wrap?


Elliott | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:46 pm 253

And my Barbie wanted a dress like that, too, even tho Lynn Schearer’s Barbie had it.


Teddy Partridge | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:46 pm 254

Jane Fonda tweets: “And where was Farrah Fawcett? She should have been included!”


John Marshall | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:46 pm 255

Is this Nine?


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:46 pm 256

They started the montage the year after my stepfather, who wrote the song “From Here to Eternity” died. He also wrote the theme for Gidget, Gidget Goes Hawaiian, lots of Harry Cohn produced movies before doing musical supervision on Elvis movies and RIOT ON SUNSET STRIP


montanamaven | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:46 pm 257

Why do most of the young actors chew gum?


Michael Winship | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:46 pm 258

Did they put Double Bubble in the goody bags?


Fred Graver | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:46 pm 259

They’re the legion of extraordinary dancers, a tribute to the smash hit movie “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.”


Timothy Michael Cooper | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:47 pm 260

Obligatory vaguely racist dance montage!


Justin DiLauro | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:47 pm 261

Now I remember why I usually fall asleep by now…


mocha | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:47 pm 262
In response to montanamaven @ 257

I was thinking it’s nicorette.


Bonnie Datt | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:47 pm 263

Am I the only one enraged by Armani’s Jennifer Lopez/Amanda Seyfried lookalike dress scandal? People, this is serious!


Elliott | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:47 pm 264
In response to Teddy Partridge @ 254

no Farrah!??

apostasy


Dan McCoy | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:48 pm 265

He’s killing people… WITH DANCE.

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John Marshall | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:48 pm 266

This is like live ice sculpture


Elliott | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:48 pm 267
In response to Fred Graver @ 250

Aye


Dru | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:48 pm 268
In response to montanamaven @ 257

nicorette?


Timothy Michael Cooper | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:48 pm 269

Poppin’ and lockin’ to bombs explodin’ and soldiers dyin’.


Justin DiLauro | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:48 pm 270

Is this DANCES NEAR THE STARS ??


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:48 pm 271

Bring back Rob Lowe to open the show. Or the singing mop from the Swiffer commercial


Fred Graver | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:48 pm 272

Okay, seriously, Lisa… Your stepfather had an amazing career!


Michael Winship | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:48 pm 273

Best dance sequence since Rob Lowe and Snow White…


Elliott | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:48 pm 274
In response to RevDeb @ 247

Hola, amiga mia!


mocha | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:49 pm 275
In response to Dru @ 268

Nicotine gum. Cuz they can’t go burn one.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:49 pm 276

Bonnie, I am speechless with outrage! It is one of the evenings many fauxes-pas


John Marshall | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:49 pm 277

Inglourious Dancers


Phoenix Woman | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:49 pm 278
In response to Teddy Partridge @ 254

For realz? Good for Jane.


catnoel | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:49 pm 279

Pop ‘n Lockin’ Oscars… a tribute to Fred “Rerun” Berry.


Justin DiLauro | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:49 pm 280

Is he a Jet or a Shark?


Dan McCoy | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:49 pm 281

Adam Shankman, you’re a choreographer – why are you trying to destroy America’s resurgent love affair with dance?

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Bonnie Datt | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:49 pm 282

These dance numbers are making me miss Oscar’s glory days — Rob Lowe and Snow White.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:50 pm 283

and why are the dancers in their steet clothers? were the costumes lost?


Teddy Partridge | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:50 pm 284

Missing Debbie Allen RIGHT NOW.


Elana Levin | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:50 pm 285
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 256

i LOVE Riot on Sunset Strip! I’m sorry he didnt have a chance to be honored.


Timothy Michael Cooper | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:50 pm 286

Good moves for 1977!


altsideparker | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:50 pm 287

And you thought those frozen sculpture artists would never amount to anything?


Fred Graver | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:51 pm 288

Hey, remember when we thought Ryan Seacrest was a waste of time? He looks like F-ing Stephen Hawking now!


John Marshall | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:51 pm 289

The audience shot is 100% seat-fillers


Elliott | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:51 pm 290
In response to Michael Winship @ 273

*Spew*


Bonnie Datt | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:51 pm 291

How painful is this to America — if we ALL referenced Rob Lowe?


Justin DiLauro | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:51 pm 292

wait for Steve and Alec’s joke


Timothy Michael Cooper | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:51 pm 293

In the interpretative dance for Precious, everyone just takes a break and eats fried chicken.


Fred Graver | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:51 pm 294
In response to John Marshall @ 277

Yes!


altsideparker | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:51 pm 295

Choreography for end of each segment: “Run like hell to the nearest exit!”


montanamaven | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:52 pm 296

Oh, Thank God, the musical number is still part of the Oscars. Just when we thought the Oscars was becoming too modern…too hip… we still have an interpretive dance to blowing things up…and flying high in the sky… Ahhh….MGM musicals…Busby Berkeley…


Bonnie Datt | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:52 pm 297

Helen Mirren thinks “Damn you cameraman for filming me after THAT dance number.”


Teddy Partridge | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:52 pm 298

J Lo’s hair is no better than SJP’s, really.

What is going on backstage?


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:52 pm 299

ASS SHOT


Fred Graver | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:52 pm 300

Is now a good time to admit I cried through Up, from the “marriage montage,” all the way to the end? Oh… it isn’t?


Michael Winship | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:53 pm 301

People appluad the end of dance sequence as they applauded the end of Bill Clinton’s speech at the 1988 Democratic convention…


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:53 pm 302

OMG he opned the envelope by JLo’s ass on purpose!


catnoel | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:53 pm 303
In response to Fred Graver @ 288

Remember a world pre-Seacrest? He’s everywhere, on your TV, giant murals…. like “Dear Leader.”


Bonnie Datt | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:53 pm 304

I’d like to be the first to announce that next year’s WGAe Awards will have an interpretive dance number before each and every award. And the nominees will be the ones to do it.


John Marshall | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:53 pm 305

That speech was a waste of time


Fred Graver | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:53 pm 306

Kids! Be creative! And for god’s sake, stay out of the financial industry.


Elliott | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:54 pm 307
In response to Teddy Partridge @ 298

apparently not enough


demi | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:54 pm 308
In response to John Marshall @ 289

The real ones ran out of nicorette?


catnoel | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:55 pm 309

Well, only four more hours…


John Marshall | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:55 pm 310

I didn’t find Avatar a visual movie


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:56 pm 311

Was that Natasha Lyonne?


Teddy Partridge | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:57 pm 312

Dollar for dollar, District Nine should have won.


Dan McCoy | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:57 pm 313

So when is the Justine Bateman comeback happening?

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Bonnie Datt | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:57 pm 314

I didn’t realise Anna Wintour was in the audience representing The September Issue. Oh, nevermind. It’s James Cameron.


John Marshall | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:57 pm 315

Strange but true: “Up in the Air” and “The Blind Side” both have big scenes built around “Bust A Move” by Young M.C.


Fred Graver | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:58 pm 316

I love George Clooney for his reactions.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:58 pm 317

So Dances with Smurfs wins again…


Elliott | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:58 pm 318
In response to Bonnie Datt @ 314

oh you badd


Justin DiLauro | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:58 pm 319

Coming up next:
The part of the show you fell asleep during
And later,
Things you’ll just hear about at work


Teddy Partridge | Sunday March 7, 2010 07:58 pm 320

Also omitted: Bea Arthur


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:00 pm 321

Find out if history will be made tonight? It has: The worst Oscars ever


Justin DiLauro | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:00 pm 322

Tivo just asked me if it could record “Family Guy”… I might let it.


Elliott | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:00 pm 323
In response to Teddy Partridge @ 320

you are kidding!


Fred Graver | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:00 pm 324

Ya know… I was thinking I wouldn’t make any Mo’Nique / Hattie McDaniel’s jokes because they might seem…oh… you know…

But here’s Mo’Nique, from the press room … via L.A. Times:

And she furthers the Hattie McDaniel love (isn’t she trying to get cast as same?) by saying she’s wearing a royal-blue dress and the gardenia in her hair because that’s what the black Oscar winner did when she took a statuette. “For you, Miss Hattie McDaniel, I feel you all over me, and it’s time the world felt Hattie McDaniel all over them.” (Perhaps with the help of Mo’nique). It’s all very outrageous, fun, un-press room-like.


Bonnie Datt | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:00 pm 325
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 311

I had the pleasure of working with Natasha once. And just reading her name here is enough to give me the shakes.


Teddy Partridge | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:01 pm 326
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 321

Makes for a damn fine liveblogging, though, especially with your special guests. Thanks Lisa


Teddy Partridge | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:01 pm 327

Writers don’t get laid?

Oh, Matt Damon, well….


Fred Graver | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:01 pm 328

Please, Mr. Baldwin… words hurt.


Bonnie Datt | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:01 pm 329

Fashion alert: I like Matt Damon’s tuxedo.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:02 pm 330
In response to Teddy Partridge @ 320

Bea’s roast of Pamela Anderson was awesome, she just read a passage from Anderson’s book “Star Struck”


Elliott | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:02 pm 331

the cove the cove the cove
*crossing fingers*


Fred Graver | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:02 pm 332

The L.A. Times App users predict the Cove, with 90% chance of winning.


Dan McCoy | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:02 pm 333

My friend Stuart about Burma VJ – “I thought that Rambo movie covered all this.” My friend Stuart is going to hell.

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Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:03 pm 334

That’s it, pick on the writers…


Teddy Partridge | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:03 pm 335

Fiance alert: I like Matt Damon.


Michael Winship | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:03 pm 336

All the documentary noms are great but I’m betting it’s The Cove…


Teddy Partridge | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:04 pm 337

Wow, Lisa, how many of these movies have you had on for Monday night? It seems like ALL of them, right?


catnoel | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:04 pm 338

Oh MAN, don’t be mean to Flipper!


Kelly Canfield | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:04 pm 339

I want all the documentaries to win


Dan McNamara | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:04 pm 340

The dolphins won!


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:04 pm 341

Sushi break!


Dan McCoy | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:04 pm 342

HOLY SHIT FISHER STEVENS!

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altsideparker | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:04 pm 343

Yes, THAT Fisher Stevens.


Elliott | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:04 pm 344

whee!

*porpoise dive*


Lowell Peterson | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:04 pm 345

The Cove got the WGA award, too.


Dan McCoy | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:05 pm 346

“My name is B-E-N, I spell it Ben.”

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Elana Levin | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:05 pm 347

yeay! The Cove! They did win the Writers Guild Award so I’m sure thats what iLarious’ LA Times app predicted it.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:05 pm 348

THe Cove!


Dan McNamara | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:05 pm 349

The Dolphins cant get into the playoffs but they can win best documentary at the oscars


catnoel | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:05 pm 350

Bummed out animals – is this a Sarah Mclachlan concert?


RevDeb | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:05 pm 351

Every time I watch the Oscars I remember why I love the Tony Awards show so much.


Elliott | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:05 pm 352
In response to Dan McCoy @ 342

that was my reaction


Dan McNamara | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:05 pm 353

You can not text dolphin!


Teddy Partridge | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:05 pm 354

TEXT DOLPHIN TO 44144

Cut away until they got him to take it down.


Justin DiLauro | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:05 pm 355

Where’s his dress?


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:06 pm 356

Fisher the exec producer on The Cove. Director Louie P was a guest on FDL movie night


Elliott | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:07 pm 357

*sigh*


Kelly Canfield | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:07 pm 358
In response to Teddy Partridge @ 354

Those guys have a big Boulder connection. Not surprised they were activist. Good for them!


demi | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:07 pm 359
In response to Teddy Partridge @ 354

That was kinda weird. Never saw that before at the Oscars.


Fred Graver | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:08 pm 360

Best Editing usually = Best Director. Hold on Kathryn, we’re coming!!!


Teddy Partridge | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:08 pm 361

Sam Rami proteges!


John Marshall | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:08 pm 362

Text DOLPHIN to 44144


Dan McCoy | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:08 pm 363

This is the longest episode of Tyler Perry’s House of Payne I’ve ever seen.

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Dan McNamara | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:08 pm 364

The Cove got the shaft big time.


Bonnie Datt | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:08 pm 365

What kind of show would have someone announce a category that their own production was nominated for, but then didn’t win? (oh right, nevermind).


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:09 pm 366

watch Keanu read


Elliott | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:09 pm 367

OK, anyone revising their Best Pic pick?


Michael Winship | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:09 pm 368

Forgive me — what crack did Matt Damon make about writers? I was too busy staring at his botozed forehead and waiting for it to say TEXT DOLPHINS…


Elliott | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:09 pm 369
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 366

he did good


Dan McCoy | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:10 pm 370

Here’s a secret: the Bert locker is full of paperclips.

WGA East/ 9 AM Meeting


Fred Graver | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:10 pm 371

Weird — the first hour of the Oscars is on the History Channel now.


Dan McNamara | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:10 pm 372

I hope Hurt Locker gives the hurt to Avatar


Elliott | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:10 pm 373
In response to John Marshall @ 362

why? she asks, totally out of it


Elliott | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:11 pm 374
In response to Elliott @ 373

nevermind


montanamaven | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:11 pm 375

I was one of Fisher ‘s agents. He started a theater company and was always multi faceted. Nice to see him up there.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:12 pm 376
In response to John Marshall @ 362

HUH?

Dan how did The cove get shafted?


Fred Graver | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:12 pm 377

Sorry, I nodded off… Did J.C. Penny die?


Bonnie Datt | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:12 pm 378

President Bartlet just did a Hyundai commercial. He inspired my trust.


Teddy Partridge | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:13 pm 379

I am getting the impression from these commercials that we need to go buy some new cars, we Americans.


Dan McCoy | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:14 pm 380
In response to Teddy Partridge @ 379

Also we need shoes that shape and tone our buttocks.

WGA East/ 9 AM Meeting


catnoel | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:14 pm 381

Just once, I’d love to hear a star answer “Husky, JC Penney” to the question “What are you wearing?”


Lowell Peterson | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:14 pm 382

Is there a point spread on Hurt Locker vs. Avatar for best director? Otherwise, not much money to be made.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:14 pm 383
In response to Teddy Partridge @ 337

Teddy 2 out of five nommed docs were guests. Last year it was just one. for 2010 I hope 3 or 5. there are LOTS of great docs ot pick from..

AND WRITERS, we’d love ot have you as guests, not just directors, whether for features or docs!


montanamaven | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:14 pm 384

But why would dolphins trump humans or chickens or cows?


Elliott | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:14 pm 385
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 383

oh yes please!


Fred Graver | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:15 pm 386

Thank you, Ikea, for supplying the backdrop for Quentin and Pedro.


John Marshall | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:15 pm 387

Are we eligible for Best Foreign Language film in other countries?


Dan McCoy | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:15 pm 388

Almodovar looks like he might be a werewolf.

WGA East/ 9 AM Meeting


RevDeb | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:15 pm 389

They ran out of actors to announce awards.


Elliott | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:16 pm 390

Is Quentin as perverse slash kinky as he appears?


John Marshall | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:16 pm 391

I didn’t watch any of these movies. They didn’t speak to me.


Teddy Partridge | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:16 pm 392

Dolphins, incidentally, are among the few animals other than humans who kill for sport. So we’d better watch out, I guess.


Elliott | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:16 pm 393
In response to RevDeb @ 389

LOL, I do believe you are right.


mocha | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:17 pm 394
In response to montanamaven @ 384

Dolphins are cute and smart!


Elliott | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:17 pm 395
In response to montanamaven @ 384

their asses are badder


Fred Graver | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:17 pm 396

UPSET!!!! No Holocaust Oscar tonight!


catnoel | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:18 pm 397
In response to Fred Graver @ 396

Thank you… I wasn’t going to say it!!


Bonnie Datt | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:18 pm 398

Once we stayed at the Sunset Marquis and got Pedro Almodovar’s former room. We knew it was his, because he’d left his plane ticket stubs and some foreign coins on a side table, There were also a lot of ants running around the bathroom. (The Sunset Marquis was not very tidy).


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:18 pm 399

Nice dig at Avatar, foreign lang winner!


egregious | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:18 pm 400

New party – PART 3 HERE


Loo Hoo. | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:18 pm 401

Un embrazo a Chile!


Fred Graver | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:19 pm 402

RT @LouisBMayer “I’m going back to hell now… see you there soon enough, Hollywood!”


John Marshall | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:19 pm 403

This clip looks different in 2D and not costing $16.50


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:19 pm 404

HEADS UP: At commercial break we’ll be immigrating again to another post!


Teddy Partridge | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:20 pm 405

Ferngully


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:20 pm 406

“kill you an eat your eyes for jujubees” Hmmm.. sounds like many of the nominees as well…the actresses all look hungry


Lisa Derrick | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:20 pm 407

Timothy Michael Cooper | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:22 pm 408

Let’s discuss: TP — over or under?


montanamaven | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:24 pm 409
In response to Fred Graver @ 396

Wow, White Ribbon didn’t win. You could always count on a Holocaust win. That was strange.


montanamaven | Sunday March 7, 2010 08:25 pm 410

Michelle Pheiffer dated Fisher Stephens for years. That’s when I knew Fisher.


larryv | Monday March 8, 2010 04:13 am 411

ALERT: the majority of the American people do not care who wins or loses an Oscar. I am curious why this blog and Huffington have dedicated so much interest to a ritual like the Oscars. What possible difference is it who strides down the RED carpet in what dress ? Amazing. Silly.


twolf1 | Monday March 8, 2010 05:05 am 412
In response to larryv @ 411

lol, there’s one in every crowd.


Mauimom | Monday March 8, 2010 07:30 pm 413
In response to twolf1 @ 412

Good way to close out a thread [with a dump on the party pooper.]


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