FDL Oscar Live Blog 2011

Happy 83rd annual Academy Awards! Are your tiaras in place? Bowls of popcorn and plates of caviar balanced on your knees? The bubbly poured and coffee brewing? Well let’s get down to business. BTW, this list is from the Academy themselves, and I have no clue if this order in which they’ll be presented, so we’ll have to stay a bit on our toes. Who’s your favorite to win–odds favorite and heart and soul favorite? And as always, snark and accolades welcome!

WINNER Actor in a Leading Role Colin Firth in “The King’s Speech”


    WINNER Actor in a Supporting Role Christian Bale in “The Fighter

    WINNER Actress in a Leading Role Natalie Portman in “Black Swan”

    WINNER Actress in a Supporting Roll Melissa Leo in “The Fighter”

    WINNER Animated Feature Film “Toy Story 3” Lee Unkrich

    WINNER Art Direction “Alice in Wonderland”

    • Production Design: Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Karen O’Hara

    WINNER Cinematography “Inception” Wally Pfister

    WINNER Costume Design “Alice in Wonderland” Colleen Atwood

    WINNER Directing “The King’s Speech” Tom Hooper

    WINNER Documentary (Feature) “Inside Job” Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs

    WINNER Documentary (Short Subject) “Strangers No More” Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon

    WINNER Film Editing “The Social Network” Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter

    WINNER Foreign Language Film “In a Better World” Denmark

    WINNER Makeup “The Wolfman” Rick Baker and Dave Elsey

    WINNER Music (Original Score) “The Social Network” Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

    WINNER Music (Original Song) “We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3″ Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

    WINNER Short Film (Animated) “The Lost Thing” Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann

    WINNER Short Film (Live Action) “God of Love” Luke Matheny

    WINNER Sound Editing “Inception” Richard King

    WINNER Sound Mixing “Inception” Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick

    WINNER Visual Effects “Inception” Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb

    WINNER Writing (Adapted Screenplay) “The Social Network” Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin

    WINNER Writing (Original Screenplay) “The King’s Speech” Screenplay by David Seidler

    Best Picture

    • “Black Swan” Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin, Producers
    • “The Fighter” David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Mark Wahlberg, Producers
    • “Inception” Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers
    • “The Kids Are All Right” Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte and Celine Rattray, Producers
    • “The King’s Speech” Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers
    • “127 Hours” Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and John Smithson, Producers
    • “The Social Network” Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Ceán Chaffin, Producers
    • “Toy Story 3” Darla K. Anderson, Producer
    • “True Grit” Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers
    • “Winter’s Bone” Anne Rosellini and Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Producers
    242 Responses to "FDL Oscar Live Blog 2011"
    RevBev | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:05 pm 1

    I surely do wish I had not missed the Writers Bone….And I thought Helena b. Carter was a great wife….And The King’s Speech was a perfect movie, IMHO


    RevBev | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:08 pm 2
    In response to RevBev @ 1

    Oooops Winters Bone, of course.


    Teddy Partridge | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:15 pm 3

    G Paltrow appears to have arrived from outer space.

    Oh I guess we’re having a bonus 30 minutes of Red Carpeting!


    Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:23 pm 4

    yes..the oscar website it said it started at 5! evil!!!


    demi | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:23 pm 5

    I hope this doesn’t turn into a women bashing thread.


    Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:24 pm 6
    In response to demi @ 5

    more like fashion bashing!


    demi | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:26 pm 7
    In response to Lisa Derrick @ 6

    Either way, still hope not. But, fear not, I’m only taking a break from watching movies while the dog gets flea bath. *g*


    TobyWollin | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:27 pm 8
    In response to Lisa Derrick @ 6

    Well, we all know that Helena Bonham Carter will show up as Bjork’s evil sister and that’s all we need to know.


    Margot | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:27 pm 9

    I am counting on you all to tell me what’s going on, as I have the sound off due to a migraine.
    Love Halle’s dress.


    earlofhuntingdon | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:28 pm 10
    In response to RevBev @ 1

    It’s portrayal of Churchill’s relationship with Edward VIII is revisionist, his with the future George VI is more accurate, though both are side issues to the main plot.


    Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:31 pm 11

    Several peopel I know fell asleep during inception-ironically


    RevBev | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:31 pm 12
    In response to earlofhuntingdon @ 10

    Yeah, I do think the Edward story is very interesting, but it was barely relevant in the portrayal here. Did not add much.


    demi | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:32 pm 13
    In response to Lisa Derrick @ 11

    For all of the special effects, there was something boring about the plot.


    Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:32 pm 14

    Again–who will be the first to mention the unions!


    Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:34 pm 15

    Plug for Ambien–which btw is now generic


    ondelette | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:34 pm 16

    Would be nice to see Inside Job make it as best Documentary.


    Knut | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:34 pm 17

    What’s this thing about the King’s Peach?


    demi | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:34 pm 18

    Tom Hanks?


    RevBev | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:36 pm 19
    In response to Lisa Derrick @ 14

    G. Rush….or A. Bening…..I have no idea why I said that.;)


    Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:36 pm 20

    How painful is this opening?


    Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:39 pm 21

    Ann Hathaway looks lovely


    Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:41 pm 22

    Wow this is awful!


    Travis Disaster | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:42 pm 23

    I appreciate the coverage but I feel like perhaps there are more pressing issues that could be addressed on the front page…


    demi | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:42 pm 24

    Lisa, sonny just said “this is starting so slow. Who said stall, stall?”


    TobyWollin | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:44 pm 25
    In response to Lisa Derrick @ 22

    But, is it as awful as Ricky Gervais?


    Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:46 pm 26

    It was more boring than Ricky


    LaNona | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:46 pm 27

    who will be the first to give props to labor in Wis?


    newtonusr | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:47 pm 28
    In response to TobyWollin @ 25

    Hey Toby
    Was Gervais awful or did he just tick off the ‘wrong stars’? I didn’t see it.


    masaccio | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:48 pm 29

    I’m watching on DVR delay, and I am loving that dress Cate Blanchett wore. Apparently I am alone in this.


    demi | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:49 pm 30
    In response to LaNona @ 27

    Ah, geez. Already said. But, I lost guessing Tom.


    Kassandra | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:50 pm 31

    I just want to see the jewels the wimmin are wearing. That’s my only interest ;^)


    Teddy Partridge | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:51 pm 32

    James Franco in a unitard?

    2011 Oscars: BEST EVAH


    klynn | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:51 pm 33

    Great thank you speech. First union workers “thank you” of the night!!!!!


    Teddy Partridge | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:52 pm 34

    In case the younger demographic thought this program was for them, here’s Kirk Douglas.


    Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:52 pm 35

    Oh i loved it, masaccio!


    Alex Gordon | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:53 pm 36

    Maybe they are waiting until the end for this to get exciting.


    Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:53 pm 37

    props to wally pfister cinematography winner for mentioning his union


    Elliott | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:54 pm 38

    Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:55 pm 39
    In response to Kassandra @ 31

    Reese Woitherspoon’s emerald were all wrong for her dress–and shrunk next to Annette Benning’s. Angelina Jolie is now designing jewelry, fyi–large emerald-cut topaz


    Elliott | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:55 pm 40
    In response to masaccio @ 29

    I thought she looked lovely


    TobyWollin | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:56 pm 41
    In response to newtonusr @ 28

    Gervais was awful in that ‘drunk uncle you did not want to invite to your wedding but had to because your Mom said you had to, who proceeded to tell the worst, most personally embarrassing stories, at the top of his lungs to all,’ way. Totally nasty and offensive. And defensive about it.


    Dru | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:57 pm 42

    My crazy prediction : James Franco wins Oscar -for Exit Through the Gift Shop-because he is Banksy.


    newtonusr | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:58 pm 43
    In response to TobyWollin @ 41

    ouch


    Elliott | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:58 pm 44

    oh!
    on the red carpet, I thought this was a coulottey outfit


    Alex Gordon | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:59 pm 45

    Tape delay.


    Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 27, 2011 05:59 pm 46

    Fuckingg–she said fucking


    Elliott | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:01 pm 47

    thumbs down to the hosting


    Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:02 pm 48

    If they are are trying to remind us how young and hip they are by having AH and JF mock it, –failblog facepalm.jpg


    LaNona | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:03 pm 49

    so far so bad


    liberaldem | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:03 pm 50
    In response to masaccio @ 29

    You are not alone. Kelly Osbourne, on E!, is in love with La Blanchett’s dress, which is by Givenchy. She does look stunning.

    I’m genuinely thrilled for Melissa Leo’s win. I’ve liked her ever since her days on the late great NBC series “Homicide”, and her courtesy to Kirk Douglas was very, very charming.


    tejanarusa | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:03 pm 51

    I never never watch the Oscars – but I do have an interest in costume, and was curious how the “young’uns” would do. Came in “late” – wasn’t 8:00 yet! But caught Melissa Leo’s name announced, and the utterly amazed look on her face.

    I like her, have since Homicide days.


    liberaldem | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:04 pm 52

    P.S. I loooooved the take-off on Black Swan- “The Brown Duck”


    tejanarusa | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:04 pm 53
    In response to liberaldem @ 50

    So, what are you drinking tonight? (fellow HLOTS fan)


    Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:06 pm 54

    They turned the music up fast on the animators hwile best supporting actress did go on a bit! Discrimination!


    Teddy Partridge | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:06 pm 55

    How is it that there’s an Animated Category that TS3 gets nominated in, but it also gets a Best Pic nom? Makes no sense.


    Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:06 pm 56
    In response to Dru @ 42

    Justin Timberlake read your mind!


    tejanarusa | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:07 pm 57
    In response to Lisa Derrick @ 46

    Yeah, I kinda liked that – the look on her face when she heard herself!


    Dru | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:07 pm 58

    That was kinda weird!


    Teddy Partridge | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:07 pm 59
    In response to Teddy Partridge @ 55

    See, now, theoretically, TS3 could win 2 best picture awards, since it’s also nominated in the Best Pic category.


    Elliott | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:08 pm 60

    oh man, I go for Javier


    solai | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:08 pm 61

    I hate to be cruel regarding Kirk Douglas but these people have to stop fucking with their faces. They don’t look young, they look bizarre.


    tejanarusa | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:09 pm 62

    It’s been a long, long time since I’ve watched one of these – is i usual now to do Best Supportings this early? I was pretty amazed when they started on that one.


    Teddy Partridge | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:09 pm 63

    Lisa, just offhand — do you know that the “reply” button appears kind of randomly in your blog thread? And that the (show text) button doesn’t work? It’s always been this way (Mac, firefox) for me.


    frustrated | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:09 pm 64

    The academy is prejudiced against cartoonists!


    Teddy Partridge | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:09 pm 65

    Kirk’s face also looks that way because he is recovering from a stroke, but I take your general point, Solai.


    solai | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:13 pm 66
    In response to Teddy Partridge @ 65

    Then I apologize.


    liberaldem | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:14 pm 67
    In response to Elliott @ 60

    Bardem and Cruz are one of the sexiest couples in filmdom, these days.

    And YES! for Toy Story 3! They have packed an amazing amount of humanity into those toys.


    TobyWollin | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:14 pm 68
    In response to Teddy Partridge @ 65

    Shoot, on his next birthday, he’s going to be 97 years old. The fact that he can get up there at all rates him some props.


    solai | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:16 pm 69

    I’ve loved everything that Aaron Sorkin has done.


    tejanarusa | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:16 pm 70

    Missed the arrivals and commentary here – ran thru the NYT’s slide show.
    I admit, my fave gown is what Anne Hathwawy is wearing now – I love, love, Tudor/renaissance style shapes and jewels. Just last night for fun I was searching the net for Tudor costumes, so…for me..perfect!

    And, no, from the still photo, I don’t like the Givenchy much.


    Alex Gordon | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:16 pm 71

    How long can they hold that chord for Sorkin?


    frustrated | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:16 pm 72

    did Melissa Leo pay the orchestra off?


    Elliott | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:17 pm 73
    In response to tejanarusa @ 62

    yes, it’s traditional to start out with a supporting actor or actress


    tejanarusa | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:17 pm 74
    In response to TobyWollin @ 68

    Absolutely. I doubt that there’s any surgery or botox involved – that’s what many 90+ folks look like. I’d guess he’s lost considerable height, too.


    Elliott | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:18 pm 75
    In response to tejanarusa @ 70

    yes, very elegant


    solai | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:18 pm 76

    One for TSN, one for TKS. No clues there.


    tejanarusa | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:19 pm 77

    Haven’t seen the King’s Speech – think I’ll have to. The subject is something that interests me as a language major and a former child with bad lisp.


    tejanarusa | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:20 pm 78

    Ha! “The Melissa Leo “f” word!”

    She’ll never live it down…like Sally Field and “You like me! You really like me!”


    Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:21 pm 79

    wooo diet coke is classy–that’s what this ad sez


    frustrated | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:22 pm 80

    so do they STILL need a PG kings speech?


    Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:24 pm 81

    They’ll be releasing a PG version of TKS wiht no F-words to get it more widely seen. Tragic–kids swear so much anyway


    tejanarusa | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:24 pm 82
    In response to Lisa Derrick @ 81

    Seriously?


    LaNona | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:25 pm 83

    Anne has Mouseketeer skills.


    Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:25 pm 84
    In response to Teddy Partridge @ 63

    I have the same issue Teddy…the tech dudes know about it.


    Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:25 pm 85

    Is that Joan Rivers?


    tejanarusa | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:25 pm 86

    Ah well, I’m switching to PBS – “Any Human Heart, Pt. 3″ Currently without recording capaiblity. Rats, missed 20 min. already.


    frustrated | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:25 pm 87

    Joan rivers!


    Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:26 pm 88

    No–James Franco


    Elliott | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:26 pm 89

    *sigh*
    Helen


    Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:27 pm 90

    Colin Firth–not Colin Farrell–bummer.


    Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:27 pm 91

    Helen Mirren is amazing


    solai | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:29 pm 92

    I’m off. Thanks again, Lisa.


    frustrated | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:29 pm 93

    boy, that youth demographic is SO exciting. I think I may have a stroke.


    tejanarusa | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:30 pm 94

    Hmmm, maybe not staying with Any Human Heart – if it’s going to be all about the horrors of old age…not sure I can handle that just now. Several of my worst fears about the subject in the first 5 min.

    What’s up next in Hollywood?


    Elliott | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:30 pm 95

    I guess the original Barbie Doll ponytail is back


    LaNona | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:30 pm 96

    Is this the best they can do?


    frustrated | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:31 pm 97

    iI’m here with the snarky generation.


    tejanarusa | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:34 pm 98
    In response to Elliott @ 95

    Where’ve you been? The sixties are back in many forms of fashion.
    After all, today’s young fashionistas are too young to remember them, so it’s all fresh to them.
    Reese does look pretty.

    Wait, is Christian Bale British? Or Aussie? I had no idea.

    How come all the Brits and Aussies can do perfect American speech and Americans mostly bollix up their attempts to to the reverse? (see, e.g. Kevin Costner- Robin Hood)


    Teddy Partridge | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:35 pm 99

    Did Christian Bale actually forget his wife’s name, or was that a transparent appeal for “moment of the night” buzz?


    Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:35 pm 100
    In response to tejanarusa @ 98

    He’s English. And he was allowed to have VERY long speech. I guess only the “little people” get the music.


    frustrated | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:39 pm 101

    I’d rather be watching Charlie sheen and linsay lohan host if we’re talking youthful Hollywood.


    LaNona | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:39 pm 102

    Goood. The ABC announcement is over.


    Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:40 pm 103

    OMG this will be on ABC for another 20 yrs…Let’s hope with new producers


    LaNona | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:41 pm 104

    20 more years starting now


    Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:41 pm 105

    Ann Hathatway’s Black Swan Dress upstaged Bjork in a white swan dress–


    LaNona | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:41 pm 106

    Let’s take a moment and recognize the Mouse in the house.


    Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:45 pm 107

    TRENT REZNOR!! When worlds collide.


    Elliott | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:47 pm 108

    oo girl kiss


    LaNona | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:47 pm 109

    Who won?


    LaNona | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:48 pm 110

    Our wonderful wives!!


    Mauimom | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:49 pm 111

    Here in Hawaii we will be receiving the telecast on “tape delay” at 7:30 pm local time, [half past midnight East Coast time].

    Hey, numbskulls, you don’t “tape delay” the Super Bowl. Why the fuck do you tape delay this? It’s not like there’s all sorts of Important Local Programming you can’t afford to bump.

    so this is my only source. Gonna have to tune in later for the dresses.

    Does anyone here watch “Fashion Police” on the E! network. I am quite embarrassed to admit that I do — I am in NO way a fashion hound [subsist mainly in t-shirts, shorts & flip-flops], but I love seeing the dresses and the snarky comments. I must say, though, that Kelly Osborne, for all her fashion sense, needs to do SOMETHING with her own hair!! And Joan Rivers looks like a crypt keeper, with all her plastic surgery.


    tejanarusa | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:50 pm 112

    Aw, I was afraid Anne would be changing dresses. And hairstyles, too! I liked the way it looked down.

    But then I was pretty much the only girl at teh Sr Prom with hair down and loose, instead of elaborately curled and up (it *was* 1967, after all. Think, huh, well, some James Bond movies from the period? Thunderball, maybe? Oh well.)


    Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:50 pm 113

    Nice thanks to THREE WIVES in Inception sound win. Very NICE also to show Lora H kissing her wife.


    LaNona | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:50 pm 114

    So still no UNION comments. Maybe these people only read the entertainment trades.


    tejanarusa | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:52 pm 115
    In response to Mauimom @ 111

    Have only caught that one once, but I’m a fan of ‘What not to Wear.” I think Stacey and Clinton are much more positive, though firm, with the “contributors” (that’s what they call the poor shlubs they revamp).


    frustrated | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:52 pm 116

    It’s never little and black.


    masaccio | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:54 pm 117

    My official selection for best dress is

    Mila Kunis.


    Elliott | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:56 pm 118
    In response to Mauimom @ 111

    ANYWAY, bummer


    Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:57 pm 119

    FYI, my updates of winners will be published later…


    Elliott | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:58 pm 120
    In response to tejanarusa @ 112

    Oh, earlier on the red carpet she said that was a tip given to her for hosting, change clothes early and often


    frustrated | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:58 pm 121

    Throw the wolfman a bone.


    Funnydiva2002 | Sunday February 27, 2011 06:59 pm 122
    In response to Lisa Derrick @ 119

    Annotated, I sincerely and snarkily hope!


    frustrated | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:02 pm 123

    wwas cate blanchette wearing a pin cushion on her chest?


    Elliott | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:05 pm 124

    who doesn’t love Randy


    Alex Gordon | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:06 pm 125

    Lisa cheats. She knows the winners in advance.


    tejanarusa | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:07 pm 126

    Who’s this singing? I tuned out again for a minute. I do like that blue gown. (pretty voice, too).

    Gawd, I am feeling old and out of it. I don’t get to the movies much anymore, though I considered myself (pretentiously, as the young do) a “film buff” in my “youth.” Oh well.


    frustrated | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:11 pm 127

    ffrom best actor to beer commercials.


    Elliott | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:18 pm 128
    In response to tejanarusa @ 126

    same here


    frustrated | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:19 pm 129

    FUCK autotuning. Fisting for Facebook. So this is eh at the youth have to offer us.


    Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:22 pm 130

    Inside Job –Not with a bank but with a wimper….
    Not a single financial execuitve has gone to jail.

    RIGHT ON


    Elliott | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:22 pm 131

    I want to see Inside Job

    Right on! not a single financial executive has gone to jail

    was rooting for Gasland


    Kathryn in MA | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:23 pm 132

    “and no one has gone to jail.”


    Elliott | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:23 pm 133
    In response to Lisa Derrick @ 130

    jinx I owe you a coke


    tejanarusa | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:24 pm 134

    Yeah! The first political comment of the evening, right?


    RevDeb | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:24 pm 135
    In response to Elliott @ 131

    was rooting for Gasland too. Another gas well accident in PA on Wed. 3 injured and it wasn’t mentioned in the Philly Inquirer. Not a word. Read about it in the Boston Globe online!


    RevDeb | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:25 pm 136
    In response to tejanarusa @ 134

    2 awardees have mentioned Union crews so far.


    tejanarusa | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:26 pm 137
    In response to RevDeb @ 135

    Ahh…I know the Globe is a shadow of its former self, like all of them, but I have fond memories of moving to Boston in 1970 and discovering what a newspaper could be.


    frustrated | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:27 pm 138

    Billy PLEASE take over this titanic of a show.


    tejanarusa | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:27 pm 139

    Hey, Billy Crystal! I know him!


    RevDeb | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:28 pm 140
    In response to tejanarusa @ 137

    They were once quite good—until the NYT bought them.


    tejanarusa | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:30 pm 141
    In response to RevDeb @ 140

    Yeah. I remember. I used to drive to Okla City on Sundays from my tiny WOkla town in the early ’80′s to buy both papers. It was the only way to get any news (except very local; there was a small local town paper). Print! Ah, those were the days.


    Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:32 pm 142

    BobHope showing how it’s done. Except for the necromancy saying “thanks Billly” and announcing Jude Law RD,Jr.


    Elliott | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:35 pm 143

    ACTING!


    earlofhuntingdon | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:37 pm 144
    In response to tejanarusa @ 98

    Christian Bale is Welsh, but he does a good English accent; his American is even better.


    Elliott | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:39 pm 145
    In response to RevDeb @ 136

    ((RevDeb!))

    No doubt you saw the NY Times article today, it’s beyond disgusting


    Elliott | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:41 pm 146

    well the writers for this show won’t be at the Emmy’s


    RevDeb | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:42 pm 147
    In response to Elliott @ 145

    we are so screwed.


    Teddy Partridge | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:43 pm 148
    In response to Lisa Derrick @ 130

    Preach it. And he did!


    Elliott | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:43 pm 149
    In response to RevDeb @ 147

    yeah, nothing like being downstream


    masaccio | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:45 pm 150

    Inside Job: why is no one in jail?


    masaccio | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:46 pm 151
    In response to masaccio @ 150

    Still behind, will catch up in two commercials and a couple of dull speeches.


    rapanui79ad | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:46 pm 152
    In response to Elliott @ 108

    dadada


    Elliott | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:46 pm 153

    Jennifer Hudson looks lovely


    LaNona | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:46 pm 154

    Why not do this show at the Hollywood Bowl?


    Teddy Partridge | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:47 pm 155

    Every Randy Newman song is exactly the same, of course he always wins. Why change a winning formula?


    Elliott | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:47 pm 156

    and who doesn’t love Randy?

    oh right, short people


    Elliott | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:47 pm 157
    In response to Elliott @ 156

    and Teddy ;)


    rapanui79ad | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:47 pm 158

    RANDY NEWMAN!!!!!


    Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:48 pm 159

    Nominated 20x–and Randy Newman WINS


    earlofhuntingdon | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:48 pm 160
    In response to Elliott @ 149

    Thank you, again, Dick Cheney for that marvelous, simply mahvelous, exception to the clean water rules you legislated for your corporate patrons.


    masaccio | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:48 pm 161

    Sorry, Billy, Bob Hope was never funny.


    Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:48 pm 162

    He’s like the Susan Lucci of the Oscars.


    tejanarusa | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:49 pm 163
    In response to Teddy Partridge @ 155

    Ummm, 2nd win since 1st – Ragime. 1981 ’82? (Not looking it up)


    rapanui79ad | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:50 pm 164

    Glad I got to see Trent get the Oscar!


    rapanui79ad | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:53 pm 165

    I hope they don’t stick 3 people in one shot like the Golden Globes did…yay!!! they didn’t!


    rapanui79ad | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:54 pm 166

    Lynn Redgrave. :(


    Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:55 pm 167

    It’s the Tribute to the Dead

    They started this a couple years after my stepfather who was nominated several times died


    sadlyyes | Sunday February 27, 2011 07:58 pm 168

    teh suketh


    rapanui79ad | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:00 pm 169

    I’m now watching from the beginning…will Leo win?


    earlofhuntingdon | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:00 pm 170
    In response to Lisa Derrick @ 167

    It’s marvelous and too brief.


    frustrated | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:01 pm 171

    I think they should just have a tribute to those who are still alive. Show those young whippersnappers


    JaneaneTheAcerbicGoblin | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:02 pm 172
    In response to tejanarusa @ 98

    I know. Brits/Aussies do impeccable American accents, but American actors/actresses have a real difficult time with the British accent.

    Most American actors can’t do Shakespeare, either, except for Charlton Heston, who was the player king in Branagh’s film of Hamlet back in 1996, which should have gotten a Best Picture nod. That’s the year The English Patient swept everything. Heston was remarkably good.


    rapanui79ad | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:02 pm 173

    I like the blue dress.


    Elliott | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:02 pm 174

    who is presenting with Hilary Swank?


    rapanui79ad | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:03 pm 175

    WOO HOO!!!! KING’S SPEECH won!!!!


    JaneaneTheAcerbicGoblin | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:04 pm 176

    I think I’ll watch Plan 9 from Outer Space tonight.


    rapanui79ad | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:04 pm 177

    the triangle of man love…


    Elliott | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:04 pm 178
    In response to Lisa Derrick @ 162

    *giggle*


    Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:07 pm 179

    That movie is better than this Oscar show, fer shure!


    earlofhuntingdon | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:07 pm 180

    Americans can do fine English accents. But it’s carrying coal to Newcastle: there are so many fine British actors, why bother?


    rapanui79ad | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:08 pm 181

    Oh, I thought Eli Wallach was dead.


    JaneaneTheAcerbicGoblin | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:11 pm 182
    In response to Lisa Derrick @ 179

    Much more entertaining and funnier.


    frustrated | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:11 pm 183

    IS IT OVER YET?


    tejanarusa | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:11 pm 184

    Heh – Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves (Costner exemplifying the Americans can’t do Brit thing) is on BBCAmerica right now.

    Sigh.


    JaneaneTheAcerbicGoblin | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:12 pm 185
    In response to earlofhuntingdon @ 180

    Good point. Why have a fake accent when the real one is just across the pond?


    rapanui79ad | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:12 pm 186

    well Natalie did win the Spirit Award yesterday, so maybe she’ll get the Oscar!


    JaneaneTheAcerbicGoblin | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:13 pm 187
    In response to tejanarusa @ 184

    Probably the best (ironically speaking) example of a terrible British accent by an American actor.


    tejanarusa | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:13 pm 188
    In response to earlofhuntingdon @ 180

    Well, some can – Gillian Anderson, Kim Cattrall (startled to see her in “Any Human Heart” – she sounded so British I thought I was wrong about who the actress was). Kevin Costner…not so much. Yet all the Brits seem able to.
    Oh well.


    rapanui79ad | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:14 pm 189

    loved Rabbit Hole!


    Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:15 pm 190

    Nicole’s necklace is GORGEOUS. Those are VERY old diamonds (or very old paste) Either way best stones there.


    tejanarusa | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:16 pm 191

    Too true – I just flipped over – Poor Costner – his first lines sounded more like maybe Texas or something…”r” less, but not British “r” less.


    Elliott | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:16 pm 192

    yeah I don’t like seeing Americans playing Brits, there are so many great Brits to do it


    tejanarusa | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:17 pm 193
    In response to Lisa Derrick @ 190

    How can you tell? The settings, or something else?


    Elliott | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:18 pm 194
    In response to Lisa Derrick @ 190

    rats, missed them


    rapanui79ad | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:19 pm 195

    THE PROFESSIONAL!!!


    Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:20 pm 196

    Nice maternity dress, she looks lovely, great speech, but again she is allowed to go longer than say, the writers, animators etc..


    Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:20 pm 197

    Natalie say UNIONS..you are mentioning the peopel behind the scenes, but say they are UNION


    Elliott | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:21 pm 198
    In response to Lisa Derrick @ 197

    disappointing


    rapanui79ad | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:22 pm 199

    gone gone gone.


    rapanui79ad | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:23 pm 200

    The Squid and the Whale!


    Elliott | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:26 pm 201

    Firth, what a charmer


    rapanui79ad | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:27 pm 202

    Colin was so nice when my friend asked to take a photo with him at Sundance a couple of years ago.


    tejanarusa | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:28 pm 203

    Woohoo! I like Colin Firth – caught him and Bonham-Carter on Piers Morgan a couple weeks ago.
    My thought when it was over – There was more intelligent thought expressed coherently in that hour than in 10 years of Larry King.
    And they all came off as quite nice people (‘though I hadn’t realized how odd Bonham-Carter dresses, lol)

    And as a woman of a certain age, he’s quite handsome as well!


    rapanui79ad | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:28 pm 204

    a shout out to Tom Ford!!!!


    Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:33 pm 205

    Here’sa some happy union support during the commercial break http://www.politicususa.com/en/anonymous-wi


    frustrated | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:34 pm 206

    I thought this Oscar was going to be like American Idol? Did I miss something.Steven spielberg……that’s the youth market?


    rapanui79ad | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:34 pm 207

    Did anyone else notice Sebastian in THE KING’S SPEECH?


    Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:34 pm 208

    TEN NOMINIMEES is the dumbest idea ever!


    RevDeb | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:35 pm 209
    In response to Lisa Derrick @ 208

    yep.


    rapanui79ad | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:35 pm 210

    I want the soundtrack of THE KING’S SPEECH and EMPIRE OF THE SUN played at my funeral.


    Elliott | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:35 pm 211

    I like the titles


    tejanarusa | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:36 pm 212

    Surprise! The King’s Speech!


    frustrated | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:38 pm 213

    The king’S speech. I’m shocked!


    frustrated | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:40 pm 214

    what I want to know WHO’S SASHA?


    RevDeb | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:40 pm 215

    here we are “bridging the class divide” with kids from NY singing


    Elliott | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:40 pm 216

    Thank you Lisa for hosting such a lovely evening, can I help you with the cleanup? ;)

    Goodnight everyone


    Elliott | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:41 pm 217

    jeez Hathaway’s whoops are embarrasing


    Mauimom | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:42 pm 218
    In response to Kathryn in MA @ 132

    “and no one has gone to jail.”

    ?”

    [Sorry to be so late.]

    I really wish someone would say, in addition to the above, “shame on you Obama, and shame on you Eric Holder. What is wrong with you


    RevDeb | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:42 pm 219
    In response to Elliott @ 217

    how many different dresses and hairdos did she score this evening? It seemed to be one every commercial break but didn’t count along the way.


    rapanui79ad | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:42 pm 220

    WE WON!!!!! now I don’t feel like such a dork taking that English History class and putting the photos of Nicholas II and King George in my scrapbook when I was a teenager. I swear, they could be twins! I still love the Danes!!!


    Elliott | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:43 pm 221
    In response to RevDeb @ 219

    every chance she got


    frustrated | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:44 pm 222

    the kids are all friends of Dorothy.


    rapanui79ad | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:44 pm 223

    sasha baron cohen FRUSTRATED


    Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:44 pm 224

    Thanking his boyfriend is VERY cool, except Oscar hist shows that if you thank your boyfriend or girlfriend you’re gonna break up!


    RevDeb | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:44 pm 225
    In response to Mauimom @ 218

    there seems to be no concept of shame left in this country. I think I’m going to have to do a sermon on that one. Very disturbing.


    Elliott | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:44 pm 226
    In response to rapanui79ad @ 220

    well, genetically they were pretty close

    g’nite


    tejanarusa | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:44 pm 227
    In response to rapanui79ad @ 220

    They were cousins, after all. Check out Kaiser Wilhelm, too – all related thru Queen Victoria, no?


    Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:45 pm 228

    I gues cuz those kids were on YouTube, it’s ayoung demo again…


    rapanui79ad | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:45 pm 229

    wait a cotton pickin’ minute….I have been sitting at this laptop and didn’t do any work.


    Teddy Partridge | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:45 pm 230
    In response to Elliott @ 217

    Anne carried the whole show, though. Franco was embarrassing right up to the end, when he couldn’t remember what movie had just won! “Keep the arm, lose the actor”


    RevDeb | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:46 pm 231

    too bad we didn’t get to see Colin Firth do his happy dance.

    Frankly I thought his performance in A Single Man was even better than this one. If you didn’t get a chance to see it yet, do. It’s out on Netflix now. Maybe even streaming I think.


    Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:46 pm 232

    Did you notice that the accountants were no longer brought out with the explanation of how it works..


    Teddy Partridge | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:47 pm 233

    James Franco spent the entire night making Twitter videos and getting stoned. I lost a lot of respect for him tonight.


    rapanui79ad | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:49 pm 234

    yep! they were cousins. That’s where the hemopheliac son of Czar Nicholas got it from. His grandmother, Queen Victoria. I could spend hours with that family tree!


    rapanui79ad | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:50 pm 235

    I absolutely loved A SINGLE MAN, and agree!


    Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:51 pm 236

    Thank you all for suffering through the worst Oscar program ever.


    RevDeb | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:57 pm 237
    In response to Lisa Derrick @ 236

    it certainly ranks up there.


    tejanarusa | Sunday February 27, 2011 08:58 pm 238
    In response to rapanui79ad @ 229

    Heh. Me, either. I am heading off to finish up what I must do to get paid Fri. right now.

    AFAIK, All Oscar shows are terrible; that’s why I quit watching years ago.
    More fun with online shared snarkiness, tho’.
    G’nite.


    Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 27, 2011 09:02 pm 239

    Or as Henry called the Oscars: 127 Minutes


    SadButTrue | Sunday February 27, 2011 09:19 pm 240
    In response to tejanarusa @ 98

    “How come all the Brits and Aussies can do perfect American speech and Americans mostly bollix up their attempts to to the reverse?”

    It’s because dialect is much more important in Britain, and most of the actors’ resumes show them graduating from the London Academy of SPEECH and Drama.

    The way people speak in Britain serves as a sort of dramatic shorthand. A character walks on stage and says two or three sentences and the audience knows immediately where they’re from as well as their background, education and social class. An actor can’t portray a character supposedly from Yorkshire and give them a Cockney accent. Learning to do half a dozen American accents is a piece of cake after you’ve learned ten times that many from your own country.


    onitgoes | Sunday February 27, 2011 11:06 pm 241
    In response to Teddy Partridge @ 233

    He certainly looked more & more stoned as the night wore on. Anne Hathaway was much more professional and much interesting. Franco was a dud as a “host,” even tho he’s done ok in some of his movies.


    Teddy Partridge | Monday February 28, 2011 12:15 am 242
    In response to RevDeb @ 215

    And Angelina Jolie is watching at home and pointing at each of them: “I’ll take that one home; have one of those at home already; have one of those; take that one; have; take; take; have.”


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