Why is the score playing over Morgan Freeman? DID JOHN WILLIAMS HIJACK THE CEREMONY?!?
Okay I love what Billy Crystal is going for, but the mixing is off and I can't hear half his lines.
I love the set design.
Wow. Hugo for Cinematography. That does not bode well. TERRIBLE CHOICE OSCARS.
Production Design to Hugo as expected. I still think recreating Melies' props is not as much as an achievement as designing your own, but... I do like silvery sparkling dress of the other winner.
AAah! Random balcony band! O! Hai Pharrell!
Awww. Octavia Spencer is adorable. (5/6!)
Sound editing: Hugo. Ah well. They're putting the sound together again. I wonder why they do that so much these days? Drive shoulda been a contender.
(As I said before, I'm always thrilled when I get a prediction wrong for what I think should have won.)
Ugh. Sound editor puns.
Sound mixing: Hugo. I think that makes it 6/9.
Watching the Moneyball clips is making me anxious for baseball to start up again.
MUPPETS AND CIRQUE! I'M SO EXCITED!!!
YES. YES YES YES.
Guys doing interpretive North By Northwest, Acrobats stripping, hand balancing. Yes to ALL OF THIS!
However, all of this is highlighting that we need a best stunt category at the oscars.
DON'T SHOW GEORGE CLOONEY SHOW THE ACROBATS!!!
Does RDJ have glitter in his hair?
Wow Undefeated! I had heard buzz going that way. And, truth be told, I think Peter Jackson's documentary on the West Memphis 3 will be more interesting. Although I'm sure they did a lot of great work helping free them.
Oh, Weinstein released Undefeated. Shoulda known.
Don't cut them off before they thank their subjects!!
RANGO!!! WHOOO!!!! (7/11. Not going to be my best night in predictions...)
Emma Stone is making up for her terrible dress with this banter.
Don't mention the werewolf when discussing HP's visual effects.
Did you just call your Transformer's film artistic?
WHAT?!?! Rise of Planet of the Apes was ROBBED. BOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
Jonah Hill gets whistles from the audience.
Yay! Tom Hardy clip! ILU!
Supporting actor: Christopher Plummer! Yay! Wow - oldest actor to win! Who knew. He is unfailingly charming. (8/13)
Oh I'm so sad about this, because it is tarnishing my memories of Billy Crystal hosting.
What? What the hell was with the popcorn girls?!?
Angelina wins for entrance of the night. Yes, INCLUDING THE CYMBALS.
I'm going to be so happy if the Dean wins it.
God, Ides of March was fab. As was Moneyball. As was Tinker Tailor.
Angie needs a sandwich. (or to kick that rumored addiction...)
Jim Rash FTW. Especially after Alexander Payne's incredibly nasty comments. (11/16)
Woody Allen, as expected (12/17).
They need to stop ending those montages on Adam Sandler. It's embarrassing.
Yay! The adorable short film nominees!
I don't think under-exaggerated is what you were looking for.
Hey! Michael Sheen! I love you! That said, there was the chance to include Corey Stoll...
I have an Oscar. Do you have an Oscar? I have an Oscar.
Cleolinda; "here's Angelina Jolie in LEG. It's hilarious, it's this great black dress with, apparently, a huge opening in the side, and then she's like *hip cock* LEG, and the entire audience catcalls. And that's why she's a movie star."
Special nods to the past oscar producers who just died; Laura Ziskin and Gil Cates. I BET GIL CATES WOULD HAVE STOPPED YOU FROM DOING BLACKFACE.
Who is afro singer?
Oooh - pretty way of doing the memoriams. Lovely photos. Awww.... Bingham Ray. Peter Falk! He gets the first clip!
Awww. That was all very well done. And I totally called it.
Also - seems wrong to make fun of focus groups when Joseph Farrell is in the In Memoriam.
Yay. More Edward Norton plz.
Yes! Black Swan intro music!
Yes! They've left enough time for acting clips!!! This is the mark of a well produced Oscars.
Awww... Jean Dujardin is shaking. And Berenice is translating for him.
Also - there have been some great photobombs in the audience tonight.
Hi Benedict Cumberbatch!
God I loved that scene in Moneyball.
Jean Dujardin! I forget where I am - 16/22?
Oh - just give the speech in French. Let the booth provide subtitles. Love all the bows.
Did A. R. Rahman paint on his suit? And I like how they just didn't turn his mic on.
Awww - Viola looks so happy!
WHOA. Meryl Streep. I'm shocked. She saves ruining everybody's Oscar pools by being utterly charming.
Awwww. There isn't a dry eye in the house.
Tom Cruise: please keep going to the movies. Our box office was so down this year.
What?!? Tom Hiddleston voice and no picture?!?
Cumberbatches in another film!
And the silent movie wins it! For the first time since 1928! Whoo! Movies!
(Ooh - Missi Pyle does not look good. That's sad. I like her.)