FDL: Live Blogging the Oscars

Now that we’ve dished on the dresses, speculated on the shoes, and have sampled all our at-home treats, it’s time for the show to begin. SETH MCFARLANE! He’s funny and this may end up being a franchise for him, kinda like Billy Crystal had for a while.  And the Academy Awards Oscars need some stability, what with the name change of both the ceremony and the the theater it’s held in, and the rules. I miss having only five films in Best Picture, since I think it dilutes the vote. I’d love to see Argo win, but it will probably be Lincoln, the easy choice.

Settle in, and don’t forget to refresh your browser every minutes.

Best Picture
“Argo”

Actor in a Leading Role
Daniel Day-Lewis – “Lincoln”

Actor in a Supporting Role
Christoph Waltz – “Django Unchained”

Actress in a Leading Role
Jennifer Lawrence – “Silver Linings Playbook”

Actress in a Supporting Role
Anne Hathaway – “Les Miserables”

Animated Feature Film
“Brave” – Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman

Cinematography
“Life of Pi” – Robert Richardson

Costume Design
“Anna Karenina” – Jacqueline Durran

Directing
Ang Lee – “Life of Pi”

Documentary (Feature)
“Searching For Sugar Man” – Malik Bendjelloul and Simon Chinn

Documentary (Short Subject)
“Inocente” – Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine

Film Editing
“Argo” – William Goldenberg

Foreign Language Film
“Amour” (Austria)

Makeup
“Les Miserables” – Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell

Music (Original Score)
“Life of Pi” – Mychael Danna

Music (Original Song)
“Skyfall” from “Skyfall” – music and lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth

Production design
“Lincoln” – Production Design: Rick Carter, Set Decoration: Jim Erickson

Short Film (Animated)
“Paperman” – John Kahrs

Short Film (Live Action)
“Curfew” – Shawn Christensen

Sound Editing:
“Argo” – Erik Aadahl and Ethan van der Ryn
“Zero Dark Thirty” – Paul N.J. Ottosson
TIE!

Sound Mixing:
“Argo” – John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia
Visual Effects
“Life of Pi” – Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
“Argo” – screenplay by Chris Terrio

Writing (Original Screenplay)
“Django Unchained” – written by Quentin Tarantino

92 Responses to "FDL: Live Blogging the Oscars"
Elliott | Sunday February 24, 2013 05:38 pm 1

Gay Men’s Chorus singing we saw your boobs


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 24, 2013 05:43 pm 2

LOL! here’s some food that arrived. https://www.facebook.com/Lalisa.Derrick


Kelly Canfield | Sunday February 24, 2013 05:48 pm 3
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 2

Mmmmm – nummy!


chicago dyke | Sunday February 24, 2013 05:49 pm 4

can’t say i really care.

i stopped watching most hollow-wood films several years ago. i discovered netflix, and realized i could watch really good indie and foreign film, and can even now stream a lot of it.

rich celebrities lauding other rich celebrities. zzzzz

a friend of mine likes to say, of LA and DC. “hollywood is politics for stupid people; Village politics is hollywood for ugly people.” having spent some time in both places in both worlds, i hafta agree.

i looked at some of the dresses. boring. call me when fashion is interesting again.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 24, 2013 05:49 pm 5

Plus somasas!


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 24, 2013 05:50 pm 6

I am rooting for Waltz!


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 24, 2013 05:50 pm 7

YES! Though Hoffman was amazing!


Kelly Canfield | Sunday February 24, 2013 05:51 pm 8

BTW – I’d really like to see “How To Survive A Plague” win.

Haven’t been physically able to watch it all the way through though. Just chunks at a time. So personally moving to me.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 24, 2013 05:53 pm 9

I mis read the directionsonthe casserole,it was 30 min cover,one hour uncovered, so it’s uh…gonna be a while. #bummer


ChristineEdmonson | Sunday February 24, 2013 05:54 pm 10

I thought Alan Arkin was amazing, but I’m happy for Walz!


Elliott | Sunday February 24, 2013 05:56 pm 11

did he mean to do that?


Elliott | Sunday February 24, 2013 05:56 pm 12

this sux


Elliott | Sunday February 24, 2013 05:57 pm 13

I loved guacamole


cmaukonen | Sunday February 24, 2013 06:01 pm 14

Elliott | Sunday February 24, 2013 06:03 pm 15

Eddie Redmayne is the hawt


LaNona | Sunday February 24, 2013 06:06 pm 16

The food looks fabulous. This show is dragging right along even though it’s the new generation of comedy.


Elliott | Sunday February 24, 2013 06:12 pm 17

LOL
Jaws music


ChristineEdmonson | Sunday February 24, 2013 06:13 pm 18

I love the set — all the lights in glass.


Kelly Canfield | Sunday February 24, 2013 06:14 pm 19
In response to Elliott @ 17

hah! Worked out to be the equivalent of the hook yanking him off stage. Heh.


Teddy Partridge | Sunday February 24, 2013 06:15 pm 20

That Shat thing was estupid. No one cares about tomorrow’s reviews of the host. No one.


Elliott | Sunday February 24, 2013 06:19 pm 21
In response to Teddy Partridge @ 20

It would have been nice to get a sense of the set designs and costume designs #couldausedthetime


Kelly Canfield | Sunday February 24, 2013 06:26 pm 22

Wow – Shirley Bassey is 75/76 and just belting it out


LaNona | Sunday February 24, 2013 06:33 pm 23

Shirley is awesomeness.


Kelly Canfield | Sunday February 24, 2013 06:44 pm 24

Oh well.


john in sacramento | Sunday February 24, 2013 06:48 pm 25

Not watching. Random thoughts …

Imho, Silver Linings Playbook is the best of the movies I’ve seen (haven’t seen them all). Hard to watch because of the subject matter, but, good. Wutzhisname from Hangover has grown on me. DeNiro is Deniro. And Jennifer Lawrence is not only hot, she inhabits her role. DeNiro and Hangover dude are actually getting to be a good cinematic pair (see: Limitless)

Django was good, but too long

Lincoln was good, but a little too formulaic for me. If DeNiro doesn’t win best supporting, Tommy Lee Jones needs to.

Argo was good, but — read, the first sentence for Lincoln. Afleck is a good director, see: Gone Baby Gone

Denzell was his usual good in self in Flight. Gawd that was another tough movie to watch. Jon Goodman stole the show

And, The Master. ????? I watched the first 20 mins and I couldn’t take it anymore. I have zero clue what the plot was other than wutzhisname is certifiably insane in that movie


JP Sottile | Sunday February 24, 2013 06:52 pm 26

Tweet of the Oscars:
Wall Street Journal ‏@WSJ
The median age of an Academy voter is 62. They are 94% Caucasian and 77% male.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 24, 2013 06:53 pm 27

kelly, yes! ht survive a plague was amazing, and heartbreaking!


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 24, 2013 06:54 pm 28
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 27

the master was tedious for the 1st 20 mins


Kelly Canfield | Sunday February 24, 2013 07:00 pm 29

As much as film is wonderful, I REALLY like it when they bring out the same folks in live performance. This musicals section is fine.

Hudson! Yummeh!


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 24, 2013 07:00 pm 30

sorry i was absent for a few–mr bruce disappeared and i had to locate him


JP Sottile | Sunday February 24, 2013 07:02 pm 31
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 30

did he leave early to hit the cash bar at the gawker afterparty?


Kelly Canfield | Sunday February 24, 2013 07:07 pm 32

Well Hugh Jackman acquitted himself quite nicely in “One Day More.”

I had read negative reviews of the singing of the cast in Les Mis, but having listened to this performance, I don’t think they’re well founded.

Will def order on Netflix when available now.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 24, 2013 07:10 pm 33

Les Miz” created a new song so they could be nom’ed for Best Original SOng.


Petrocelli | Sunday February 24, 2013 07:11 pm 34

Lisa !

I’d love for Les Mis or Zero Dark Thirty to win…


Petrocelli | Sunday February 24, 2013 07:15 pm 35
In response to Kelly Canfield @ 32

Kelly !

Les Mis grabbed me from the opening scene and I enjoyed every minute.


Kelly Canfield | Sunday February 24, 2013 07:18 pm 36
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 33

Heh – so funny that it’s also called “Suddenly”


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 24, 2013 07:20 pm 37

wow, claasy!


RevBev | Sunday February 24, 2013 07:21 pm 38
In response to Petrocelli @ 35

I really enjoyed it also….and also Silver Lining, Amour….
etc. Really a pretty good year when you add Lincoln and Beasts.

I was not interested in Zero, so didn’t see it.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 24, 2013 07:21 pm 39

Amy Adamswas great!
sally: you like me!


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 24, 2013 07:22 pm 40

Will ann get for haircut/weight loss?


ChristineEdmonson | Sunday February 24, 2013 07:27 pm 41

Ann is wearing a beautiful dress. Congrats!


LaNona | Sunday February 24, 2013 07:37 pm 42

Adele is the first person to create silence in this room of hecklers.


Kelly Canfield | Sunday February 24, 2013 07:38 pm 43

Where IS the soundman during this Skyfall song? Asleep?

Jeez, she’s right there singing and sound person is missing during the choruses.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 24, 2013 07:39 pm 44

Serious bummer reported by CNN:

A burst pipe in a women’s bathroom of the Dolby Theatre flooded the star-filled lobby about 30 minutes before the 85th Oscars kicked off.The pipe exploded when the mother of Kief Davidson, director of the Oscar-nominated documentary short “Open Heart,” flushed a toilet, sending water into the lobby where nearly every nominee and studio head was walking in.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 24, 2013 07:39 pm 45

Adele is amazing and that song is PERFECT for a Bond movie. In fact it was better than the movie!!


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 24, 2013 07:44 pm 46

Wow Kidman is so amazingly beautiful!


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 24, 2013 07:44 pm 47

though her delivery is weird


reader | Sunday February 24, 2013 07:55 pm 48

*apparent lull*


LaNona | Sunday February 24, 2013 07:59 pm 49

lotsa tears in here~


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 24, 2013 08:00 pm 50

totally sad


reader | Sunday February 24, 2013 08:00 pm 51

I’ll say this: I am enjoying the live orchestra, just sappy enough and LUSH!


reader | Sunday February 24, 2013 08:01 pm 52

The orchestra is in ANOTHER building ~ maybe that’s good …

BARBRA!!!!!!


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 24, 2013 08:02 pm 53

except that into to babs was um…cheesy


Phoenix Woman | Sunday February 24, 2013 08:04 pm 54

Okay, which is more painful: the 2013 Oscars, or any White House Correspondents Association Dinner (aside from the one hosted by Stephen Colbert)?


bluedot12 | Sunday February 24, 2013 08:04 pm 55

Memories. Love you Barbra.


ChristineEdmonson | Sunday February 24, 2013 08:05 pm 56

Loved that movie.


reader | Sunday February 24, 2013 08:05 pm 57
In response to Phoenix Woman @ 54

Will.not.watch.those.awful.dinners.

Babs has had la grippe from the sounds of it …


reader | Sunday February 24, 2013 08:06 pm 58
In response to ChristineEdmonson @ 56

I cried.


Kelly Canfield | Sunday February 24, 2013 08:08 pm 59

And the soundfolks did it again! No crescendos for Babs when they bring on the full on orchestra.

Hint to soundpeople: there’s a little slider on the soundboard for the live mic. Slide it UP when, you know, the whole band kicks up.

Nonetheless, nice performance of “Memories.”


reader | Sunday February 24, 2013 08:09 pm 60
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 53

Oh, yeah? Well, Catherine Z-J was lip-syching BADLY!!!! :-)


reader | Sunday February 24, 2013 08:09 pm 61

Richard Gere!!!!! I have seen him in person: a lovely man.


Teddy Partridge | Sunday February 24, 2013 08:11 pm 62

Gay Santa! Babs in da house!


Kelly Canfield | Sunday February 24, 2013 08:17 pm 63

You know, my sound gripe? We’ll it’s happening again with Nora Jones.

I think the sound people probably hear a good mix, but they aren’t configured well with the actual broadcast.

Too bad.


reader | Sunday February 24, 2013 08:21 pm 64
In response to Kelly Canfield @ 63

Agree. The orchestra has a really good mix feeding their sound in …better than they get from the ‘pit’ but mixing with the live performers, not so much.

That Nora thing was just sad ~ she had no energy AND the sound was off.


reader | Sunday February 24, 2013 08:22 pm 65

Adele was so happy. That’s great.


reader | Sunday February 24, 2013 08:22 pm 66

Dustin is such a mensch!


reader | Sunday February 24, 2013 08:24 pm 67

So…. Argo is cleaning up a bit?


reader | Sunday February 24, 2013 08:26 pm 68

Tarantino!


bluedot12 | Sunday February 24, 2013 08:28 pm 69
In response to reader @ 67

Best??


reader | Sunday February 24, 2013 08:29 pm 70
In response to bluedot12 @ 69

If so, they will say it was building up to it …


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 24, 2013 08:32 pm 71

wow THREE HOURS


Teddy Partridge | Sunday February 24, 2013 08:33 pm 72
In response to Kelly Canfield @ 63

Yeah, I think the sound is awful tonight.

But I think that every year. I almost go out and buy a new TV every year after the Oscars. But, no — it’s them, not me or my TV.


reader | Sunday February 24, 2013 08:33 pm 73

Jane!!!!!


Kelly Canfield | Sunday February 24, 2013 08:35 pm 74
In response to Teddy Partridge @ 72

Well the orchestra sound level (and mixing too) is pretty damn good. So was Les Miz production.

So it’s some kind of level-setting problem in-between the venues.


reader | Sunday February 24, 2013 08:38 pm 75

Les Miz could have been them singing to taped music ~ the power of that piece is the play of voices buiding to the end.


reader | Sunday February 24, 2013 08:41 pm 76

The opening numbers were good (I thought) … so maybe it’s a rehearsal problem with the ‘guests.’


reader | Sunday February 24, 2013 08:43 pm 77

And Bassey was wonderful ~ rehearsal, luck, power, or just *talent?*


bluedot12 | Sunday February 24, 2013 08:49 pm 78

Hard to argue about Daniel Day-Lewis.


ChristineEdmonson | Sunday February 24, 2013 08:52 pm 79

DDL was great! Funny and touching. I heart him!


reader | Sunday February 24, 2013 08:52 pm 80

Hello, Jack!!!!!


reader | Sunday February 24, 2013 08:53 pm 81

Mrs. Obama!!!!!


ChristineEdmonson | Sunday February 24, 2013 08:53 pm 82

Michelle!


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 24, 2013 08:55 pm 83

Wow…weird


ChristineEdmonson | Sunday February 24, 2013 08:55 pm 84

drum roll …


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 24, 2013 08:56 pm 85

ARGO!!


reader | Sunday February 24, 2013 08:56 pm 86

Argo!!!! You heard it here first!!!!


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 24, 2013 08:56 pm 87

Good for Ben. He is so great


ChristineEdmonson | Sunday February 24, 2013 08:58 pm 88

Argo! Kept me on the edge of my seat, even when we knew how it ends.


reader | Sunday February 24, 2013 09:00 pm 89

Great job, Ben!!!!


reader | Sunday February 24, 2013 09:01 pm 90

bluedot12 called it for Argo at 8:28!!!!


bigchin | Sunday February 24, 2013 09:32 pm 91

Michelle Obama surrounded by decorated soldiers…

and a speech about the power of love, compassion and the American Dream?

gag me with a chainsaw.

unadulterated Hollywood bullshit/propaganda for its beloved murderer-in-chief.


onitgoes | Monday February 25, 2013 08:59 am 92
In response to bigchin @ 91

yes, wtf was THAT all about???

really weird, although conservative heads will really explode over that one – allegedly LIBERAL Hollywood… blah blah

my friends who were watching the show with me – not particularly political in any direction – didn’t really like it that the FLOTUS did that. They said: just as we shouldn’t mix church & state, we really shouldn’t be mixing govt and entertainment in this way.

I concur. Weird. Thumbs down.


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