Sunday, March 2, 2014

Oscars Live Blog!

The day is finally here! The Oscars have finally arrived after months of awards season. I'm ready to find out who's going to win these awards. Here we go!

-Red carpet stuff right now. Not too much going on. We're half an hour away from the show.

-Really idiotic skit with Jimmy Kimmel. Don't know what they were thinking with that one.

-Wonder if they'll ask Will Smith about the Razzies. Jaden and Will Smith both won (or lost) Razzies last night.

-About twelve minutes until the start of the show. I've heard that the first award that will be presented is Best Supporting Actress. I have JLaw, but Nyong'o is the favorite. We shall see.

-Love these commercials for the new ABC show Resurrection. "Everyone on Twitter agrees....." Hilarious.

-My upset watches for the night:

     -Barkhad Abdi over Jared Leto
     -Amy Adams over Cate Blanchett
     -Leonardo DiCaprio over Matthew McConaughey

-Not that any of these will actually happen, but I'm looking for those upsets.

-The Red Carpet pre-show has ended and the show is about to begin. I'm so excited.

-The OSCARS have begun! Love the Hooray for Hollywood intro!

-Ellen comes out with her opening monologue. Let's see how this goes.

-Jokes are coming fast now and this monologue is picking up steam.

-Is is Best Supporting Actor or Best Supporting Actress? We shall find out.

-And it's Best Supporting Actor, one of the most predictable awards of the night.

-And the Oscar goes to Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club.

-Leto is truly deserving of this award. He's the standout in Dallas Buyers Club.

-Ellen is really on a roll now. Love Carrey's blue suit.

-Looks like the Academy is getting all of the predictable awards out of the way now. Best Animated Feature is up now.

-Never mind. It's some part of the Hero Celebration that the academy is doing this year.

-Kerry Washington is our next presenter and she is now introducing Pharrell.

-"Happy" has actually grown on me.

-Good performance from Pharrell but this show is moving really slow.

-Next up is Costume Design. I've got American Hustle. Could be wrong.

-And it's Catherine Martin for The Great Gatsby. Way to give an award to a crappy film.

-Now we're jumping right into Makeup and Hairstyling. Good, let's get this thing going.

-I'm two for three so far. Only got American Hustle wrong. Very disappointed in the choice of The Great Gatsby there.

-Why is Harrison Ford introducing three movies? And why do they do this anyways?

-It has been a half hour and there have been three awards handed out. This thing is moving very slow.

-No surprises so far. Let's hope that this night gets more interesting.

-Ellen is doing a fantastic job hosting so far. Really digging this show.

-Really hoping for Get A Horse! here.

-And the Oscar goes to Mr. Hublot. First real surprise of the night here.

-Frozen is going to win this category. Would be shocked if anything else won.

-And the Oscar goes to Frozen! Little shock there. Very happy though.

-And the next category is not even a category. It's another one of these hero things.

-Actually liked that whole hero montage. Emma Watson and JGL are up to present now.

-Once again, we have a category where we know that outcome: Gravity will win Visual Effects.

-And Gravity wins its first award of the night. Best Visual Effects goes to Gravity.

-Zac Efron is now introducing something. But it isn't a category.

-Poor Efron butchered that intro. Karen O is now performing.

-Sorry for the slight delay. 20 Feet From Stardom just won Best Documentary Feature.

-Wow. The show is moving a little faster now, but it's still a slow show. Kevin Spacey is on stage now.

-The Honorary Oscars are being handed out now. Apparently, they already handed out these awards, but they announce them anyways. That doesn't make much sense.

-Good, concise montage. Congrats to the winners.

-Spacey decided to stay in character as Francis Underwood and present the awards. Genius.

-Ewan McGregor and Viola Davis are here to present.

-Best Foreign Language Film is up next. This is a toss up, but I have The Great Beauty.

-And The Movie Guru prevails again! The Great Beauty wins Best Foreign Language Film.

-Tyler Perry presents the next three Best Picture contenders: Her, Nebraska and Gravity.

-Brad Pitt is now on stage introducing U2. Like the hair. I assume that's for Fury, but who knows.

-If the Oscars just presented the awards, I can't even imagine how much shorter the show would be.

-An hour and a half in and I'm still waiting on the supporting actress award. Very interested to see how that turns out.

-"An Open Letter to the Armpit" is a great way to start a commercial. Nice job, Dove.

-And we're back. We're getting near the big awards now. I hope.

-Now we have Michael B. Jordan and Kristen Bell presenting.....nothing. Great. Let's see if Ellen's photo gets the most retweets ever.

-Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth are now presenting the sound categories. These are always very tough.

-Gravity wins Best Sound Mixing, its second Oscar of the night.

-Gravity wins Best Sound Editing as well, its third Oscar of the night.

-Best Supporting Actress is up next. Can't wait. Let's see if JLaw can win. I've got my money on her.

-And the Oscar goes to....Lupita Nyong'o for 12 Years A Slave. Good performance. Not terribly surprised. But a little disappointed.

-And this also means that my pick of American Hustle is not going to happen. There's a real chance that Hustle goes 0/10 tonight.

-Hearing "Pure Imagination" puts a smile to my face.

-I'm putting my money on 12 Years A Slave at this point. It seems to have all of the momentum.

-And now Ellen is passing out pizza. This is quite entertaining.

-Cheryl Boone Isaacs is now on stage. She's the president of the academy. This is the time when everyone leaves to go to the bathroom.

-Not even kidding.

-"This is a state of the art motion picture destination that is set to open by the end of 2017."

-Wow. I have to wait until 2017 to see that. Great.

-Cinematography is next and that means another award for Gravity.

-And the Oscar goes to....Emmanuel Lubezki  for Gravity.

-It's film editing now and the Oscar goes to Gravity. This is quite incredible. Gravity could go on a clean sweep here if Bullock can pull off a shocking upset.

-Pink is performing now? She's not even nominated for anything! I love the Wizard of Oz but this is corny.

-This actually is going pretty well. Liking this performance. I would like it even more if the show wasn't so long.

-Beautiful tribute to The Wizard of Oz. Really enjoyed it.

-Loved that Godzilla Snickers commercial. That was fantastic.

-And now, Ellen is dressed up as Glinda. Hoping that these next categories are screenplay related.

-Nope. Best Production Design is the next category. Visual effects driven The Great Gatsby is going to take this one.

-Catherine Martin wins her second Oscar of the night for The Great Gatsby. Groan.

-And now Chris Evans is going to do the hero thing again. Enjoyable, but too drawn out.

-Love seeing Casablanca in the hero montage! I don't love seeing Jaden Smith as The Karate Kid.

-Another good montage. I really liked the theme of the show. It's running pretty long though. They're going to have to sped it up fast.

-That was the best Pepsi commercial I've ever seen.

-Will American Hustle get shut out? Or will it take Best Original Screenplay?

-Looks like Glenn Close is on stage for the In Memoriam section.

-We lost a lot of people this year. RIP to Roger Ebert, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Harold Ramis, Paul Walker, James Gandolfini and so many others.

-And we have probably gone thirty minutes without an award being presented. This is pretty sad.

-Best Original Song is next, but first, we must listen to "Let it Go" again. Great.

-Great song, but it's overplayed at this point. Menzel really can sing.

-Who's ready to give "Let It Go" the Oscar?

-Best Original Song and Best Original Score are pretty obvious categories. Score is slightly closer than Song. But I've still got Gravity. Would like to see Philomena win.

-And.....Gravity takes the Oscar again. If Bullock manages to pull off an upset, a clean sweep could happen.

-Gravity wins its sixth Oscar of the night. Frozen will very soon win its second.

-Frozen wins the Oscar. And the Lopez' give the single best speech of the night.

-The big awards are up next and there hasn't been a single surprise. This is wonderful.

-Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Screenplay are interesting categories. I'm feeling a win for Spike Jonze in the original category.

-Ellen is actually doing a good job hosting this thing.

-Love the typewriters in the background. That's quite the interesting set.

-I've got 12 Years A Slave winning its second Oscar of the night for adapted screenplay. We'll see.

-And Ridley wins the Oscar for 12 Years A Slave!

-If Hustle loses here, there's a zero percent chance that the film wins Best Picture.

-And the Oscar goes to......Spike Jonze for Her. Hustle is now out of the Best Picture race completely and will probably go 0 for 10 for the evening.

-With four awards left, there are practically no surprises left.

-Sidney Poitier and Angelina Jolie are now here to present an award.

-And the award is Best Director. I've got Cuaron here. I don't think that there will be any surprises on this one.

-Cuaron wins the Oscar for Best Director, his first Oscar and the seventh of the night for Gravity.

-Cuaron is such a charismatic guy. He's a lot of fun to watch.

-Wow, it is pretty amazing how long this film took to make. Will it win Best Picture as well? We shall see.

-ANOTHER COMMERCIAL BREAK!

-And the Oscar goes to Cate Blanchett! Oh wait, they didn't announce it yet. Never mind.

-Did anyone notice that there was virtually no applause for Sandra Bullock?

-And there was very little applause for Judi Dench as well.

-Cate Blanchett wins the Oscar for Best Actress for Blue Jasmine.

-So that means no clean sweep for Gravity. Too bad. It still could win Best Picture.

-Alright, this speech is going on way too long. Wrap it up.

-Jennifer Lawarence will now be presenting Best Actor to either Matthew McConaughey or Leonardo DiCaprio or Chiwetel Ejiofor.

-DiCaprio is going to get his Oscar. I feel it. I could be wrong, but I feel it.

-And I was wrong. McConaughey wins for Dallas Buyers Club. Best Picture is up next and it is either going to be 12 Years A Slave or Gravity.

-Even though I didn't love McConaughey's performance, he is probably the most awesome person in the world. Well deserved win.

-"Alright, alright, alright!"

-This has been an incredibly predictable Oscars. Kind of disappointed.

-Finally, Best Picture is here!

-Will Smith is presenting for Best Picture? No Jack Nicholson this year?

-And Best Picture goes to 12 Years A Slave!

-This is Josh Martin signing off the live blog! Thanks for tuning in! See you soon.

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