Sunday, February 22, 2015

Oscars Live Blog!

The Oscars start in 2 minutes. After a very long awards season, I'm ready for this show. There's definitely a lot of tension tonight and many categories are very hotly contested.

-The Oscars have begun and Neil Patrick Harris has taken the stage!

-Cumberbatch drinking from a flask was a good first gag.

-Absolutely fantastic opening. Really, really good. I'm impressed.

-Neil Patrick Harris killed the opening song. That was fantastic.

-Great opening by Neil Patrick Harris. He's done a great job so far.

-First category is Best Supporting Actor. Should be an easy victory for J.K. Simmons.

-"And the Actor goes to....."

-J.K. Simmons wins Best Supporting Actor for Whiplash. Truly a deserving victory. Fantastic performance.

-Doing the Farmers jingle after Simmons won was a stroke of genius.

-Liam Neeson is here to talk about The Grand Budapest Hotel and American Sniper.

-Dakota Johnson from Fifty Shades of Grey is introducing Maroon 5's performance of their song from Begin Again.

-Have to say, I hate the trend of performing every single song nominated for Best Original Song. It's kind of annoying.

-One award in 23 minutes. Wow.

-Chris Pine and J-Lo are here to present the second award of the night.

-Best Costume Design is our next category. Should be the first win of the night for The Grand Budapest Hotel.

-And Best Costume Design goes to The Grand Budapest Hotel!

-Cheesy way to introduce Reese Witherspoon, but whatever.

-Witherspoon is presenting the award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling. I have The Grand Budapest Hotel here.

-And it's another win for Wes Anderson and co. The Grand Budapest Hotel wins Best Makeup and Hairstyling.

-Channing Tatum is here to talk about the Team Oscar search. Young filmmakers make movies and six get to come present at the Oscars.

-It's been a good night for The Grand Budapest Hotel so far. Could the film end up winning some of the bigger awards?

-Chiwetel Ejiofor and Nicole Kidman will be presenting the award for Best Foreign Language film. Ida with the easy win here.

-Ida wins Best Foreign Language film. I'm 4/4 so far.

-That dude didn't care that they played the music. He was just going for it. That was great.

-Shirley MacLaine is up to talk about Birdman, Boyhood and The Theory of Everything.

-"Everything is Awesome!!!" is about to be performed. Very excited.

-Okay, so that was awesome. Batman, LEGO Oscar statues, celebrities, the Lonely Island. Nothing can be better than that all night.

-Kerry Washington and Jason Bateman will be presenting the award for Best Live Action Short film, one of the categories that I don't care about.

-The Phone Call wins Best Live Action Short Film. Where I had to make short films predictions, that's what I picked.

-Best Documentary Short is up next. Crisis Hotline will win.

-Once again, didn't predict Crisis Hotline on here, but in official polls, I did. No surprise here.

-Stop playing the music during the nominees' acceptance speeches. It's absurd.

-Nice David Oyelowo joke.

-Gwyneth Paltrow is up next to introduce the next song performance.

-Best Birdman tribute of all time. This is gold.

-Neil Patrick Harris onstage in his underwear. Miles Teller on the drums. Absolutely perfect.

-Miles Teller and Margot Robbie are talking about the Scientific and Technical Visualization awards.

-Sienna Miller and Chris Evans are here to present the Sound awards. Should go to American Sniper and Whiplash.

-Whiplash wins its second Oscar of the night with a win in the Sound Mixing category. I'm seven for seven so far.

-Sound Editing is up next. Should be an easy win for American Sniper.

-American Sniper gets its first win of the night for Sound Editing.

-Jared Leto is about to present the role for Best Supporting Actress. Easy victory for Arquette.

-Patricia Arquette wins Best Supporting Actress for Boyhood.

-Slightly stilted speech but a strong message overall.

-Another song performance. Can't wait to be done with all of this stuff.

-Visual Effects award is up next. Tough category, but I've got my money on Interstellar.

-And Interstellar wins! The film picks up its first win of the night.

-Kevin Hart and Anna Kendrick are here to present the award for Best Animated Short. Feast will probably be the winner.

-Feast wins Best Animated Short. Great short film. Not much of a surprise.

-Best Animated Feature Film is up next. Predicted How to Train Your Dragon 2, but I'm not sure about that pick.

-And I was right about that fear. Big Hero 6 with the win!

-Great speech by the Big Hero 6 filmmakers. Happy that it beat Dragon 2.

-The President of the.......Academy. This part is always boring.

-Chris Pratt and Felicity Jones will be presenting the next award for Best Production Design. The Grand Budapest Hotel should snag its third win here.

-I've seen The Grand Budapest Hotel many times and it never gets old. Perfect movie. I'm so glad that it won another award.

-It's Dick Poop time. Emmanuel Lubezki will win this category no question.

-Yup, Birdman with its first win of the night.

-I'm 13 for 14 on the awards so far tonight. Doing pretty good.

-It's time for the sad part. The In Memoriam segment.

-If Boyhood wins Best Film Editing, that would be a big deal.

-But alas, Whiplash has won. Could Whiplash play spoiler and win Best Picture?

-Jennifer Aniston and David Oyelowo are here to present the award for Best Documentary Feature. Citizenfour should win.

-Citizenfour picks up the win for Best Documentary Feature.

-Some of NPH's jokes have been truly cringe-worthy.

-Octavia Spencer is here to introduce the songwriters behind "Glory"

-Powerful and exceptional performance of "Glory". Didn't love the movie, but I loved the song.

-NPH killed John Travolta.

-Menzel and Travolta reunited. This is perfect.

-Okay, Travolta was kinda creepy there. Best Original Song is up next.

-"Glory" wins Best Original Song for Selma. Good song and good win.

-This show is dragging on and on. Really want to get to the big awards right now. There's still a lot left to hand out.

-Should be a win for The Grand Budapest Hotel.

-And it goes to The Grand Budapest Hotel! Fourth Oscar of the night for the terrific film.

-Eddie Murphy is presenting. Haven't seen much of him in recent years.

-First big upset of the night. Birdman wins Best Original Screenplay, solidifying it as a major front-runner for the big prize.

-The Grand Budapest Hotel was the heavy favorite here. Birdman pulled a big upset.

-Another category that I'm very unsure about. I'm hoping for Whiplash, but Imitation Game could definitely get it.

-Dang, was really hoping that Whiplash would get that one. But not truly surprised.

-The Imitation Game and Birdman won the Screenplay awards. It's crunch time. Moore will win Best Actress, but the rest are toss-ups.

-Best Director. This will decide the fate of the Best Picture award.

-Alejandro G. Inarritu wins Best Director for Birdman. This is a big win for Inarritu. Unless there's a shocking split, Birdman will win Best Director.

-Best Actor is up next. If Cooper pulls an upset, I'll be stunned. If Keaton wins, I think Birdman has this thing locked up.

-Redmayne wins Best Actor and the Best Picture race gets very interesting. Birdman or Boyhood? Or maybe a Whiplash or Grand Budapest surprise?

-Julianne Moore wins Best Actress for Still Alice. No surprise there. One award left- Best Picture.

-And the award goes to.......BIRDMAN.

-And that's it for the live blog! Thanks for following along with me.

1 comment:

  1. hoping Whiplash wins best picture - best film of the year!

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