Sunday, February 28, 2016

Oscars Live Blog!

The Oscars are here. We're in for a long, but hopefully entertaining night. And I'll be covering it every single step of the way, just as I have for the rest of the awards season. This is it- Hollywood's biggest night before we start this whole thing all over again. We're just under three minutes away. Let's get this show on the road!

-It's 8:30 PM here on the East Coast. The Oscars have begun!

-What a way to open the show. I absolutely loved that montage.

-Chris Rock enters the stage. And the #OscarsSoWhite jokes begin.....

-Very solid monologue from Rock. Tackled the scary subject in an incredibly pointed way. A little rambling, but I loved it.

-Emily Blunt and another white person are here to present the Best Original Screenplay award.

-Spotlight should get the easy win here, but great scripts from the other four nominees.

-And the first win of the night for Spotlight. It might be the only win as well......

-Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling are presenting the award for Best Adapted Screenplay. They're starring in The Nice Guys in May. I can't wait for that one.

-Kinda funny that Gosling is presenting in a category that his movie, The Big Short, will surely win.

-The Big Short wins Best Adapted Screenplay. Hopefully the first of two awards tonight.

-And after a whirlwind 25 minutes, we've reached the first commercial break of the night.

-Wow. Wow. That was absolutely hysterical. They are killing it so far.

-Sarah Silverman is talking about......something. She's introducing Sam Smith's song from Spectre.

-Wait, let's throw it back to something real fast. What was that Stacy Dash thing? Was that real? Fake? What was that? Does anybody know?

-Okay, I get it now. That was a reaaaallly inside joke. Interesting choice. Rock is spreading blame all around tonight.

-Sam Smith's performance was alright. That song was pretty mediocre, not gonna lie.

-Henry Cavill and Kerry Washington are introducing one of the best movies of the year, Ridley Scott's The Martian.

-Washington is talking about The Big Short. Another great film.

-I gotta be honest though, I really thought they were talking about Spotlight.

-Big Short deserves Picture. It's one of the most terrific high-wire acts of the year.

-J.K. Simmons, winner for Whiplash, is introducing our five nominees for Best Supporting Actress. Should be an easy win for Vikander.

-We're 40 minutes in and 2 awards have been handed out. This is kinda nuts.

-Alicia Vikander wins Best Supporting Actress for The Danish Girl. If any acting category was going to be a surprise, it was that one. This is going to be a very predictable night.

-3 awards. 45 minutes. At this rate, we'll be here until 1 AM.

-Mad Max: Fury Road wins Best Costume Design. What a day. WHAT A LOVELY DAY!

-Steve Carell and Tina Fey are talking about how Production Designers take us to "where bears live?"

-Should be another easy win for Mad Max: Fury Road.

-Two for two so far! Gimme more Mad Max!

-Best Makeup and Hairstyling is up next, so we'll probably see Mad Max go 3 for 3.

-3 for 3. I hope they win everything.

-Jennifer Garner and Benicio Del Toro are introducing more Best Picture nominees. Del Toro talks about the worst of the bunch, The Revenant.

-Garner talking about Fury Road. Could it win Best Picture? I'm starting to think it could happen.

-Anything but The Revenant has been my motto all season. And that is still my motto tonight.

-Chris Rock is more prevalent in this show than any other host has been. Very good stuff.

-"Oscar nominee Rachel McAdams and shoulda been nominee Michael B. Jordan"- So good.

-Emmanuel Lubezki will win his third in a row for The Revenant. No question.

-And Lubezki wins. No shocker there, but still not a clinching victory for Inarritu's film.

-Another win for the Best Film of the Year. I'm ecstatic.

-The Black History Month Minute tells the story of Jack Black. That was so good. Another commercial break. I'm perfect so far on my predictions.

-Interesting way to kick off all the sound categories. If Mad Max takes both, I'll go nuts.

-Five wins. Five wins for Mad Max: Fury Road. I'm beaming.

-SIX. SIX WINS. This is nuts.

-If Visual Effects is next, this could be where I go wrong. Mad Max might win here too.

-What an upset. Ex Machina tops the heavy favorites for a big win in the Visual Effects category.

-The droid stars of Star Wars are on stage and I love this so very, very much.

-Chris Rock is picking on Leonardo DiCaprio a lot tonight. That's what you get for being the acclaimed front-runner all season and then whining about how you had to be in the cold.

-Get the Minions off the stage.

-Bear Story wins Best Animated Short Film!

-Best Animated Film is up next! And we get Buzz Lightyear and Woody. This is a bizarre turn of events.

-Inside Out or bust.

-A win for the second Best Film of the Year. So happy.

-Pete Docter delivered a short, soulful speech. He's one of the best.

-The Weeknd is here to perform a song from Fifty Shades of Grey. How did we let this happen.

-Meh. I think we're getting Supporting Actor next, which should be a great Oscars moment.

-Bridge of Spies and Spotlight are being introduced by Kate Winslet and Reese Witherspoon. I still haven't figured out the whole "let's talk about all the Best Picture nominees" thing.

-Chris Rock is killing it so far. This is one of the funniest Oscars in recent years.

-"Should Trumbo have been a bigger hit?"

"What."

-Stallone should win here. And get a standing ovation. And everybody'll cry.

-Oh. My. God.

-How did Rylance beat Stallone. Crazy.

-Louis C.K. is delivering a brilliant monologue right now. The comedy has been great this year.

-The winner was.......what again? That was a really long title.

-A Girl in the River wins! Onto Best Documentary Feature. If The Look of Silence wins, I'll be very happy.

-Nope, Amy wins. I don't know if it was good or not, but Look of Silence is such an essential movie.

-Chris Rock has not strayed away from controversy. This has been interesting.

-Schwarzanegger left a really sweet video for Stallone. That was cool.

-Whoopie Goldberg aka Oprah, according to a tweet from a dumb person, is here to talk about something. I think it's the Governors Awards. Yup, it is.

-Time for the annually scheduled food/bathroom break.

-The In Memoriam section, accompanied by a performance by Dave Grohl, is up next.

-Sorry for the quick break. Stutterer won Best Live-Action Short.

-Son of Saul should take home the trophy for Best Foreign Language Film.

-And it does! I still need to see this one desperately.

-Bro. Why is Joe Biden here? And why do we feel obligated to give every world leader that shows up a standing ovation?

-Joe Biden is talking about the terrible rape culture in America. A worthy topic, which I'm sure will lead into a Lady Gaga performance.

-Gaga is performing her soon-to-be Oscar winning song from The Hunting Ground. She's had a phenomenal year.

-Exceptional performance from Lady Gaga.

-Quincy Jones and Pharrell are presenting Best Original Score. Ennio Morricone better win. That is all.

-Ennio Morricone is here! And he was sitting with John Williams. I'm in movie composer heaven. His score for The Hateful Eight was pure brilliance.

-Best Original Song is up next, with Lady Gaga sure to win.

-Well, guess I was wrong.

-Sam Smith won and now, we've got Sacha Baron Cohen dressed as Ali G. This is one heck of a show.

-Baron Cohen and Wilde are introducing Brooklyn and Room. Both solid films.

-J.J. Abrams is presenting the Best Director Award. If Miller wins here, I will lose it.

-This is why we can't have nice things. Inarritu wins his second straight.

-Losing energy here fast. Should be an easy win for Brie Larson.

-No surprise there. Well-deserved win for Larson.

-Alright, here's how this is going to go. Leo's gonna win and get his nice little standing ovation and everything, and then, we're gonna go to Best Picture. And I'm either gonna go crazy or stay sane.

-Give the man his Oscar already.

-DiCaprio wins. No surprise there.

-Spotlight! Sorry for the delay, just had to catch my breath.

That's it for tonight. I'll be back tomorrow to close out the Oscar season.

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