Live Blogging the Oscars 2012!

Are you ready for your close-ups? We’re live blogging the Oscars, and over at The Dissenter, Kevin Gozstola has a great analysis of the Oscar contenders, who should win and why.  The new Academy rules about the number of Best Picture nominees have gotten even weirder this year with nine instead of ten nominees, though I much prefer the original five.

How much fun will this be? Are the Oscars a relic of a different time? It used to be that only nominees and Academy members were allowed attend, but those rules have been relaxed in favor of building ratings with celebrity faces. Speaking of  grabbing attention–Sacha Baron Cohen, anyone?

The speeches, the clothes, the jokes, the winners, the

It is an honor just to be nominated.

drinking game (substitute bon bons or cookies, if you feel so inclined), FDL is here with Oscars through the grand finale, live blogging, dishing, discussing the nominees and winners, and even goofing on the commercials. I’m alternating between two gorgeous pairs of silk mules–Oh wait, here it comes! Buckle your seat belts, it could be a bumpy night!

First winner:

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Robert Richardson, “Hugo”

And we’re on the way:

ART DIRECTION
“Hugo,” production design: Dante Ferretti; set decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo

COSTUME DESIGN
Mark Bridges, “The Artist”

MAKEUP
“The Iron Lady,” Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
“A Separation,” Iran

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Octavia Spencer, “The Help”

FILM EDITING
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall

SOUND EDITING
“Hugo,” Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty

SOUND MIXING
“Hugo,” Tom Fleischman and John Midgley

DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)
“Undefeated,” TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay and Richard Middlemas

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
“Rango,” Gore Verbinski

VISUAL EFFECTS
“Hugo,” Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman and Alex Henning

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)
“The Artist,” Ludovic Bource

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)
“Man or Muppet” from “The Muppets,” music and lyrics by Bret McKenzie

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
“The Descendants,” Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
“Midnight in Paris,” Woody Allen

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
“The Shore,” Terry George and Oorlagh George

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)
“Saving Face,” Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
“The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore,” William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg

BEST DIRECTOR
Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”

LEAD ACTOR
Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”

LEAD ACTRESS
Meryl Street, “The Iron Lady”

BEST PICTURE
“The Artist,” Thomas Langmann, producer

158 Responses to "Live Blogging the Oscars 2012!"
Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:27 pm 1

Welcome to the FDL Oscar live blog!


BooRadley | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:28 pm 2

Thanks Lisa. Your insights are the best part.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:29 pm 3
In response to BooRadley @ 2

Aww shucks, thanks, Boo.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:31 pm 4

Morgan Freeman, announcing!


Mauimom | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:31 pm 5

So, are you watching on tv?

We have a 5 hour delay here, so unless I can find somewhere to watch on-line, I’m limited to live blogging.

Thus any of my comments are only a reaction to you, not based on actually SEEING the show.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:36 pm 6

well, it’s kind dull for an opening sequence.


LaNona | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:36 pm 7

mauimom: google Oscars 2011 livestream and it will get ya where ya need to be.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:37 pm 8

We’re here at the beautiful Chapter 11 Theater–very funny


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:38 pm 9

“Nothing can make you forget the world’s problems like seeing a bunch of millionaires presenting each other wiht golden statuettes.” Yup


solai | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:42 pm 10

Is it me or does Scorsese look like Keith Olberman?


BooRadley | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:43 pm 11

Nice tweet from the king of liberal satire against the wingnuts, General JC Christian Patriot, “an eleven on the manly scale of absolute gender”:

“Only reason I’m watching the #Oscars is to see if anyone will talk about GOP’s War on Women”


Dearie | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:44 pm 12

Clooney’s kiss may be the highlight of the night!


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:46 pm 13

Could Hugo sweep?

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Robert Richardson, “Hugo”

ART DIRECTION
“Hugo,” production design: Dante Ferretti; set decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:46 pm 14

gonna be a Scorcese night


Mauimom | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:47 pm 15
In response to LaNona @ 7

Thanks. I’m trying. Very slow loading.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:48 pm 16

Are you all seeing the Ellen for JCPenny ad?


Mauimom | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:51 pm 17
In response to Mauimom @ 15

Can’t get anything to load that’s not an ad wanting me to buy a service to watch/live streaming.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:52 pm 18

The jokes are bad.


Twain | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:53 pm 19
In response to Mauimom @ 17

ABC is showing it online as well but so far I have only been able to get the backstage camera.


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:54 pm 20

Cameron looks lucious


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:55 pm 21
In response to Twain @ 19

that’s all they are offering online


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:56 pm 22

COSTUME DESIGN
Mark Bridges, “The Artist”


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:59 pm 23

lovely speech 1at makeup


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:01 pm 24

Tom Cruise looks weird.


Twain | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:01 pm 25
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 24

Because he IS weird.


Adam503 | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:02 pm 26

I told you Sasha Baron Cohen’s “consequences” would be funnier than the rest of the Oscars broadcast combined.

Cohen dumped A funeral Urn full of ashes he said were Kim Jong Il’s all over Ryan Seacrest’s red carpet tux!

http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/oscars/watch-sacha-baron-cohen-dictator-spill-kim-jong-005534744.html


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:03 pm 27
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 24

Tom Cruise looks weird.

Tom Cruise is weird?


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:04 pm 28
In response to Twain @ 25

jinx


Twain | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:05 pm 29
In response to Adam503 @ 26

Sorry, I think there’s a difference between being “funny” and being a jerk. He’s a jerk.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:07 pm 30

The order of awards is all different this year.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:08 pm 31

Iran won for foreign language film…what does this mean in the scheme of international politics?


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:08 pm 32

Whirled Peas?


Mauimom | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:09 pm 33
In response to Twain @ 29

Agreed. I think Cohen is a total ass. And I don’t say that out of any love for Ryan Seacrest.


Kevin Gosztola | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:09 pm 34
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 30

Yes, cinematographer first?


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:11 pm 35
In response to Kevin Gosztola @ 34

Yup, and then supporting actor, usually given out by the previous year’s supporting actress winner.


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:14 pm 36

awww


Dearie | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:14 pm 37

I don’t care if Octavia Spencer played a maid to win an academy award….she acted up a storm. I’m sure people will find ways to make fun of her acceptance, but growing up in the south during those times, I’m damned glad that people actually saw this movie and related to it!


solai | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:15 pm 38

I’m repeating myself but I can’t believe the novel got the acclaim that it did. So it’s hard for me to root for the movie.


Dearie | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:18 pm 39
In response to solai @ 38

How many people really had any idea of what life was like in the South during those years? How many people ‘got’ to choose between drinking out of the ‘white’ or ‘colored’ fountains in the grocery store? The Help probably couldn’t have been made in an earlier time, but I’m glad it got made. I suppose I’m provincial, but the novel spoke to me. Brought up memories I’d probably rather not have remembered. I’m not sure what the standing O was about, but whatever.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:18 pm 40

Adam, 503 Re: Sacha Baron Cohen, we caught it live during our arrivals live blog. Dumb stunt.


LaNona | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:21 pm 41

Cool, the cast from Best in Show!


Mauimom | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:22 pm 42
In response to Dearie @ 37

Did she actually WIN? [As you can see from above, I've got no access to live coverage.]

And yup, I too remember the “white” and “colored” water fountains, and the thousand other ways that “differences” were emphasized. Those who weren’t there probably find it hard to believe, but that’s one thing the movie was good at conveying.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:22 pm 43
In response to Dearie @ 39

Octavia got a standing O for her honest from the heart speech, I guess.


JaneaneTheAcerbicGoblin | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:25 pm 44
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 40

Sacha is occasionally funny, but he’s mostly obnoxious and annoying.


Dearie | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:25 pm 45
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 43

Well, that’s sweet. I can’t re=run it, but I think the standing O started earlier. No further comment.


Kevin Gosztola | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:25 pm 46

This Film Editing Oscar going to “Girl with Dragon Tattoo” is an upset. And, you can tell because they had no speech ready.


JaneaneTheAcerbicGoblin | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:25 pm 47

Nice to see Billy Crystal back.


JaneaneTheAcerbicGoblin | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:26 pm 48
In response to Kevin Gosztola @ 46

Yeah, you could tell. I wasn’t expecting that, either.


solai | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:26 pm 49
In response to Dearie @ 39

My complaint about the novel is that it could’ve been great and it wasn’t. Some of it was very insightful (for example, the help not being allowed to use the family bathroom). That was interesting to me. I appreciated seeing how it was from the point of view of the maids. If the novelist had done more of that, it could’ve been a great novel. But she didn’t. She delved into the ridiculous to give the maids some payback and to make her novel memorable. It wasn’t even clever payback. It lost all credibility and I was actually ticked that she used cheap gimmicks. She ruined the book and I wasted my time reading it.


Dearie | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:27 pm 50
In response to Mauimom @ 42

Yes, she did win. And best actress is yet to come. I do think that The Help might be considered a “little movie”….but I’m so hopeful that lots of people saw it anyway. Or read the book. We still have much to learn.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:28 pm 51

Transformers were robbed! Robbed, I tell you!


Kevin Gosztola | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:29 pm 52

Vernon Dursley accepting the award for sound mixing on Hugo.


Dearie | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:29 pm 53
In response to solai @ 49

Okay, I’m going to agree with you. I was annoyed by the ‘trick’….seemed stupid and wasteful of all the true information and learning could have come out of the story. But I’m glad some information was shared and that people actually read the story.


Kevin Gosztola | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:30 pm 54

Oh, and I was pretty wrong to think “War Horse” would pick up Oscars for sound production.


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:30 pm 55

Scorcese’s night


Adam503 | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:32 pm 56
In response to Twain @ 29

I can’t think of a “no actual talent in his head” ass-kiss leech off the hollywood studio system hack more deserving of being made as horse’s ass of than Ryan Seacrest.

I have a friend I went to school with who busted her ass taking two different forms of dance from elementary school on. Hours of lessons before and after school plus whatever production the high school did. She broke through about 10 years after graduation with a Tony nomination. She never got rich but she is set. She’s in 10-15 movies or TV shows a year now about halfway down the cast list. She busted her ass for her break. Gave up most of her childhood.

If Seacrest is too stupid to notice Sasha Baron Cohen has been holding essentailly a bucket over his head for 10 sec. already, he better move, then he gets what’s coming.


Dearie | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:33 pm 57

Some of the ads way out do the Super Bowl ads! And Ellen is adorable.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:34 pm 58

Wait–did anyone see the last JC Penney commerical and catch the “subliminal” message in the shoe dept?


solai | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:35 pm 59
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 58

no. What did I miss?


solai | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:38 pm 60

That was great.


Dearie | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:39 pm 61

Cirque~ wow~


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:40 pm 62
In response to solai @ 60

wow
hard to take it all in, wish I had taped it


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:41 pm 63
In response to solai @ 59

Triple 6s.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:42 pm 64

Robert Downey, jr. is soooo awesome. But this bit is grim


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:42 pm 65

“bleeding edge” LOL


Kevin Gosztola | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:43 pm 66

HUGE UPSET — Undefeated???!!!


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:44 pm 67

Undefeated was the given for this. But I am bummed.


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:44 pm 68

Lisa’s Movie Night category


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:44 pm 69

Kevin, yes, it was expected to win.


eCAHNomics | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:45 pm 70

I haven’t read comments, but I did hear earlier that 70s-something % of academy member are RWMs (rich white males). So why should any of us other 75%ers pay any attention?


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:45 pm 71

Puffy Combs exec produced.


Kevin Gosztola | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:46 pm 72
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 69

Really? Hmm. I read around and nobody was picking but you seem to know something I didn’t know. Not sure why it would have edge over Paradise Lost or Hell and Back Again.


LaNona | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:49 pm 73

Mr Bruce has left the room so disappointed is he that one of the two animated cat films didn’t win the statue.


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:49 pm 74

Depp is a real world chameleon


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:50 pm 75
In response to LaNona @ 73

:(


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:50 pm 76
In response to Kevin Gosztola @ 72

It’s a feel good film that moves beyond race was the vibe I got from he stuff I read. I was kinda stunned that it had been the pick, but it might be because it wasn’t so “political.”


Dearie | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:52 pm 77
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 76

Exactly.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:53 pm 78

Kevin, I think that nominating “If a Tree Falls” was fairly ballsy of the doc branch.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:54 pm 79

Ben Stiller’s make up is um, icky.


Kevin Gosztola | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:56 pm 80
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 78

I’ll agree with that. “Incident in New Baghdad” being nominated in short category feels ballsy.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:57 pm 81
In response to Kevin Gosztola @ 80

Sometimes the nomination is the prize…


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:58 pm 82

I’ll say it again TRANSFORMERS was robbed!!


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:58 pm 83

I guess we know what movie will win Best Picture


karenb | Sunday February 26, 2012 06:58 pm 84

So sad that the people of this country can come together celebrating the oscars while civil liberties are in jeopardy and we are in endless wars.


Dearie | Sunday February 26, 2012 07:01 pm 85

Christopher Plummer….oldest actor to win an0 0scar….at 82.


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 07:02 pm 86

love the Plummer


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 07:02 pm 87

Plummer, yup. First time winner, oldest dude ever. Will he do a one armed push up?


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 07:02 pm 88
In response to Dearie @ 85

nice call – I didn’t realize it was his first


Dearie | Sunday February 26, 2012 07:03 pm 89
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 87

That was pretty amusing, wasn’t it. God love Jack Palance.


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 07:04 pm 90

love the Ewan


Sharkbabe | Sunday February 26, 2012 07:04 pm 91

as usual, glad i don’t have a tv .. Ellen’s JCP commercials would be the highlight for me, but i’m so jaded i barely even care about that

anyway thanks for the thread Lisa, and all you fine people commenting on things


Kevin Gosztola | Sunday February 26, 2012 07:04 pm 92
In response to karenb @ 84

Well, hey, head over here if you can’t handle some left-leaning people who want to enjoy one of cinema’s biggest nights of the year.

You know, just cause you spend some hours of the day reveling in the glory of the movies doesn’t mean you forget about oppression in the world.


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 07:07 pm 93

shows you how much I know, I didn’t realize Plummer was Canadian, I thought he was British


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 07:11 pm 94

Scorcese looks like he’s wearing comic nose glasses


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 07:12 pm 95
In response to Kevin Gosztola @ 92

I’m still wondering what the effect of Iran winning best foreign language film will have on international relations, especially between Israel and Iran…


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 07:16 pm 96

Love than someone with no formal training has won an award!


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 07:16 pm 97

ordinarily I think Penelope looks scrawny but she looks wonderful in that dress.


Dearie | Sunday February 26, 2012 07:18 pm 98
In response to Dearie @ 89

I’m a Muppet of a Man…………love it!


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 07:20 pm 99

Only two songs nominated this year.


Kevin Gosztola | Sunday February 26, 2012 07:20 pm 100

This Muppets fan appreciates the Academy giving the Best Song Oscar to “Man or Muppet”


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 07:21 pm 101
In response to Elliott @ 97

Yes, it was a lovely gown, the color was a refreshing change from the white and reds.


Kevin Gosztola | Sunday February 26, 2012 07:21 pm 102

Yes, only two songs nominated and the Academy would not allow any performances of the songs either.

There’s also very strict rules for nominees. Song cannot play in the end credits.


Dearie | Sunday February 26, 2012 07:22 pm 103
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 99

I don’t see a lot of movies, but that seems really odd. And that they didn’t really spotlight them. If I didn’t listen to Terri Gross on Fresh Air, I wouldn’t know anything about the songs. But Muppet Man just charmed me…..and how the creator wanted to create a big, big song….wish I could remember the songs (Nilson and someone else) that he had in mind.


Dearie | Sunday February 26, 2012 07:25 pm 104
In response to Dearie @ 103

Nilson: I can’t live if living is without you……..can’t you just hear it! Anyone else remember what the other song was that influenced him?


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 07:25 pm 105

Angelina’s dress is slit too high. Tacky.


Dearie | Sunday February 26, 2012 07:27 pm 106
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 105

and silly!


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 07:28 pm 107

And her arms are um…scary


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 07:31 pm 108
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 107

Jaysus, she’s skeletal


Kevin Gosztola | Sunday February 26, 2012 07:33 pm 109

“Lime in the Coconut” ?


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 07:34 pm 110
In response to Kevin Gosztola @ 109

curse you!, that will stick in my brain for days!


Kevin Gosztola | Sunday February 26, 2012 07:34 pm 111

Nothing surprising about screenplay award winners. Midnight in Paris, The Descendants – both good films that I really recommend


LaNona | Sunday February 26, 2012 07:36 pm 112

Nice to hear The Descendants writers mention the writer of the book, Kaui Hemmings who started years ago as a reporter a the Kauai Garden Isle newspaper.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 07:37 pm 113

Wow, there are soooo many commercials….


Dearie | Sunday February 26, 2012 07:38 pm 114
In response to Kevin Gosztola @ 109

Shame on you! :)~


holygenes | Sunday February 26, 2012 07:38 pm 115

I wish to offer a book report on “The Help,” which I consider
justified, as it connects with the following, which are in the
house: “…Mockingbird,” “Ruined,” “J. Edgar Hoover,” “Dr. Zhivago.”

That Skeater’s like Scout / “To Kill a Mockingbird”
is less significant than Skeater’s being analogous to Lara in “Dr. Zhivago,” for this movie is about control freaks for economic advantage.

Whereas Kal Marx mistook crony Kptlism for K’ism
“The Help” pertains the psychlgcl self-destruction of the control freak, offers a parallel to “Ruined”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV_I-qoMnEE&feature=related

(Minnie’s scapegoated by her husband in turn fr her master;) the psychlgcl self-destruction w/in the controlling class parallels genetic
self-process-induced changes proven by the culture of Transference and control for the sake of Divide and Conquer–simultaneously in math, morality and history
bckwrd/frwrd. Where the East is identical but for that, then this is an experiment (as in conveyed.)
(spam value removed–but this last phrase is understandably a discourse outlyer, and I can be found easily)

Aibileen teaches Skeater:
“You are kind, you are smart, you are important.”

Offspring of generations of dmnzatn creating control opportunity
are often sufferers of transference; the need to mollify;
arrogance–unable to say that to their kids.

“The Help” pertains all.
Employers forcing ass-licking are of the same ilk.

Skeater’s mom’s concern for “naturalness” is important.
The origl basis of demonization caused gene bearers to marry heteros’ly and thus those most hostile are likeliest bearers.
They can be masters of fear transference, prvlgd bnfcries
of that, or given to overbearing control but not self-aware (as was proposed in “J. Edgar Hoover.”)

Divide and Conquer’s opposite: royalty assumes names fitting
regional assignments.
The East was devoid of dmnzatn for power thru control. Just emporers
+ Jane Goodall’s territorial tribalism, which the West would also
have simply had.


Beerfart Liberal | Sunday February 26, 2012 07:39 pm 116

I never get into any of this—- never go to movies in theaters, don’t follow actors, etc. But every year this night seems like such fun for so many people. And every year I say that in the upcomming year I’ll go to the movies and follow this stuff and have a blast on oscars night. Wait ’til next year. I used to when i was dating. then came children and pixar and Disney and Nickelodeon. That’s over now so THIS is my come back year. Watch out cinema!! Beerfart is comin’ back!!!


Dearie | Sunday February 26, 2012 07:42 pm 117
In response to Beerfart Liberal @ 116

LOL. I don’t go to movies, but I do hear about them and think about what they mean to our culture, and I actually do enjoy the Oscars….. just because.


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 07:42 pm 118
In response to Beerfart Liberal @ 116

LOL!

See you next year for sure then


PPDCUS | Sunday February 26, 2012 07:43 pm 119

Is anyone else watching the small talk intros to each category on mute?


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 07:44 pm 120

Dham, had I known we were taking shots with every Scorcese…


Sharkbabe | Sunday February 26, 2012 07:46 pm 121

I am tired as hell of Paris as a movie prop .. I do love the place, esp the cultural expat history between the wars etc .. but Jesus, give it a rest .. Woody has been skating on pretty buildings ever since Manhattan ..


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 07:52 pm 122

we are down to the big awards now.


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 07:52 pm 123

Michael Douglas sure looks like his dad these days


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 07:54 pm 124

Scorsese was ROBBED! (but not as much as Transformers)


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 07:54 pm 125

oh my!

NOT Scorcese


Kevin Gosztola | Sunday February 26, 2012 08:01 pm 126
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 124

You thought Scorsese was going to walk away with second Directing Oscar? Or you just like him over Hazanavicius?


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 08:06 pm 127
In response to Kevin Gosztola @ 126

It felt like Hugo was getting a lot of the awards (which can be an indicator of NOT winning the big ones)


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 08:07 pm 128

Whitney Houston should technically be in next year’s tribute.


Dearie | Sunday February 26, 2012 08:08 pm 129
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 128

True, that.


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 08:09 pm 130

that was nicely done


Dearie | Sunday February 26, 2012 08:10 pm 131
In response to Elliott @ 130

Who was the singer? She was lovely.


JaneaneTheAcerbicGoblin | Sunday February 26, 2012 08:11 pm 132
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 127

True.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 08:13 pm 133

Again, Tom Cruise look freakishly different.


JaneaneTheAcerbicGoblin | Sunday February 26, 2012 08:13 pm 134
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 95

I’m sure right wingers will have a field day with it in this country. They’ll find something to complain about.

Many great Iranian filmmakers are living in exile (Abbas Kiarostami)or are under house arrest (like Jafar Panahi).


Dearie | Sunday February 26, 2012 08:13 pm 135

Esperanza Spaulding.


JaneaneTheAcerbicGoblin | Sunday February 26, 2012 08:13 pm 136

Esperanza Spaulding was the singer of Wonderful World. Thought I recognised her.


Dearie | Sunday February 26, 2012 08:15 pm 137
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 133

Indded. Perhaps Scientology gave him a new face….. well, why not?!


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 08:20 pm 138

I was rooting for Oldman but that guy’s dishy


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 08:22 pm 139
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 133

Age


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 08:23 pm 140

ethereal


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 08:25 pm 141

I loved Firth’s Darcy


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 08:26 pm 142

wow, I want to see Close’s movie


Petrocelli | Sunday February 26, 2012 08:29 pm 143

Lisa !

I thought The Iron Lady would win for Best Foreign Language Film …

*Ducks and runs*


Petrocelli | Sunday February 26, 2012 08:32 pm 144
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 133

Did you see MI4 ? He did a semi-nude scene and his Chest/Torso looked like something out of FX. But if that’s what makes him do those incredible stunts, C’est la vie …


wagonjak | Sunday February 26, 2012 08:32 pm 145

Sasha “The General” Cohen took the Oscar for the best display of chutzpa for spilling the faux ashes of Kim Jong Il over the immaculate tux of Brian Seacrest!

This is what The General meant when he threatened “Thre Will Be Consequences!”


Dearie | Sunday February 26, 2012 08:33 pm 146

Meryl Streep is the essence of graciousness and humor and a life well lived. And she’s an amazing actress. All of this year’s women were wonderful….but it’s fun to see Meryl win again.


Dearie | Sunday February 26, 2012 08:35 pm 147
In response to Elliott @ 142

Glenn Close is also incredible….I just kind of think Meryl’s agent must one up all the time.


Petrocelli | Sunday February 26, 2012 08:38 pm 148
In response to Elliott @ 141

Elliott !

Tinker Tailor is incredible … every bit a classic English Spy Movie, from the sets to the clothes to the twists & turns through each character’s persona. I was actually sad when it ended …


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 08:39 pm 149

The Artist – Hollywood does love the movie about Hollywood


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 08:40 pm 150
In response to Petrocelli @ 148

Petro!


Kevin Gosztola | Sunday February 26, 2012 08:41 pm 151
In response to Elliott @ 149

Yes, the two films that won the most Oscars tonight – Hugo and The Artist – were films made by directors who really love films. And the whole ceremony was all about everyone in attendance professing their love of film.


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 08:41 pm 152

And to Lisa *mwah!*

Thank you for the grand evening.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 08:41 pm 153

This was sadly one of the dullest Oscar shows ever. Though better than last year–though that was such a train of a show. This one was just safe.

So thank you all for being here! And have a great rest of the evening. I am going ot sleep now I think.

Please join us tomorrow on Movie Night for Phunny Business–a look at one of the most influential comedy clubs in the United States and the roles politicians, primps and police (and prejudice) in its rise and fall.


Petrocelli | Sunday February 26, 2012 08:46 pm 154
In response to Sharkbabe @ 121

You can have all the others, Midnight in Paris was an incredible journey through time with the Legends of Fiction, interwoven with the non-fictional reality of finding true happiness within.

My fave Woody Allen is Purple Rose of Cairo, Midnight in Paris is a close second.


Teddy Partridge | Sunday February 26, 2012 08:58 pm 155
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 133

He looks AmerAsian now.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but it’s not how he used to look.

At all.


Teddy Partridge | Sunday February 26, 2012 09:00 pm 156

thanks, Lisa, this made it bearably fun!


bko1 | Sunday February 26, 2012 09:56 pm 157
In response to solai @ 10

Eugene Levy looks like Scorsese!


onitgoes | Tuesday February 28, 2012 08:32 am 158
In response to Teddy Partridge @ 155

Yep. Facelift…


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