2011 Oscars Blogfest -- Minute-by-Minute Look at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards! The Winners!!! The Losers!!! The Show!!! The Excitement!!!!
22:18 to the Oscars! Sandra Bullock is RED HOT! Can't wait for the Academy Awards! Christian Bale and his beard!
12:34 to the Oscars! Different actors reveal their Oscar picks!
COMMERCIAL BREAK: Tomorrow, Britney Spears reveals...something! On Good Morning America
4:57 to the Oscars! So apparently, Roberto Benigni's heartfelt acceptance speech is the best, next was Tom Hanks' Best Actor speech when he won for "Philadelphia" in 1994
The Oscars is about to start!!!!
5:30 THE 83RD ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS
I know I'm a sucker for Oscar montage! I am I am!
So James Franco and Anne Hathaway are doing a Billy Crystal type of open where they are melded into the famous scenes of the Oscar-nominated films. So Alec Baldwin was the surprise guest! Is Billy Crystal going to show up?
I kind of like the "True Grit" bit!
Morgan Freeman...another surprise guest!
Aw..."Back to the Future!"
Okay, the intro sets up the tone -- fun, fluffy, with a little bit of snarky wit!
James Franco and Anne Hathaway are sooooooooo cute!
5:42 Tom Hanks to present two awards! "Gone with the Wind" was shown for it was the first film to meld Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction.
Gosh..."Titanic" always melts my heart!!!
5:45 "Alice in Wonderland" takes home Best Art Direction!
5:48 I predicted this one...Wally Pfister wins Best Cinematography for "Inception!" Yay!
5:51 Aw...Kirk Douglas makes an appearance...it's heartwarming...but...did he have a bad plastic surgery?
So, Christoph Waltz was supposed to present the Best Supporting Actress category, but he's shooting abroad and couldn't leave...really?
I love Jacki Weaver for "Animal Kingdom!!!"
I love Melissa Leo too!
I love Hailee Steinfeld too!
AND THE BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS OSCAR GOES TO...
Way to heighten the suspense Kirk Douglas!
AND THE BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS OSCAR GOES TO MELISSA LEO FOR "THE FIGHTER!" YAY! I PREDICTED THIS ONE TOO!
So those overbearing Oscar ads did NOT hurt Melissa Leo one bit!
She really deserved to win for 2008's Frozen River, did you guys see that criminally underseen film? RENT IT!!!
Did Melissa Leo just said f...ing? SHE'S A ROCK STAR!
Melissa Leo actually looks HOT! And real!
Now...it's Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake's turn! And he's Bansky!
And the Best Animated Feature goes to...TOY STORY 3...just give it to Pixar already!
AND THE BEST SHORT FILM (ANIMATED) GOES TO..."THE LOST THING!"
And now...the BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM...IT GOES TO...
I would be soooooo happy if HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON wins...but...alas....
YES...TOY STORY 3!!!
The whole Bansky reference? The director of the documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop...fantastic documentary! He was threatening to attend the Oscars in full incognito!
6:14 Oh look..."No Country for Old Men's" Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) and Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem)...together on the screen again!
Yay....Aaron Sorkin wins Best Adapted Screenplay for THE SOCIAL NETWORK!
Told you "King's Speech" will win Best Original Screenplay...sorry Christopher Nolan!!!!
David Seidler's acceptance speech has one of the best lines..."my father always said I was a late bloomer!"
6:20 Anne Hathaway can sing! Sing it girl! Her homage to Hugh Jackman!
Holy crap...james Franco doesn't make a good tranny
Okay...Russell Brand and Helen Mirren are introducing the Best Foreign Language film...let's see if Denmark wins!
AND YES...IN A BETTER WORLD WINS BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE...Okay...so far...I only missed the Best Short Film (animated) category :)
6:29 BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR...Reese Witherspoon is about to call the lucky winner
I'm nervous for Christian Bale...and his beard!
AND THE OSCAR GOES TO...
CHRISTIAN BALE FOR "THE FIGHTER!"
Time for another drink!
Commercial break--once upon a time...Hollywood hated Christian Bale for his ranting in the set of TERMINATOR: SALVATION...see? Hollywood loves happy endings! Check out my interview with Bale for that movie!
6:39 Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman of "Australia" fame are back to present Best Original Score!
I HOPE I HOPE I HOPE...TRENT REZNOR AND ATTICUS ROSS WIN FOR "THE SOCIAL NETWORK!!!"
And the Oscar for BEST ORIGINAL SCORE goes to...
TRENT REZNOR AND ATTICUS ROSS FOR "THE SOCIAL NETWORK!!!"
6:45 Scarlett Johannson and Matthew McConaughey present BEST SOUND! Please "Inception," please?
And the Oscar for Best Sound goes to "INCEPTION!"
Scarlett Johannson and Matthew McConaughey present BEST SOUND! Please "Inception," please?
And yes..."Inception" wins Best Sound Mixing!
6:54 Marisa Tomei presents the special achievement Oscars which prompts Franco to say "congratulations nerds!"
6:55 Cate Blanchett is divine! Simple, but ravishing!
Best Make-Up goes to Rick Baker for "The Wolfman" -- Hair! Beasts! Wolves!
6:58 And the Oscar for Best Costume Design goes to Colleen Atwood for "Alice in Wonderland!" She also won for "Chicago" and "Memoirs of a Geisha."
Is it commercial yet? Oh wait...Best Original Song!
I'm such a nerd...I'm not a big fan of Celine Dion but everytime I hear "My Heart Will Go On" I cry...well, not quite!
Was that our lovely President Barack Obama ruminating about Best Original Song?
Oh look, it's Kevin Spacey!
Oh look, it's Randy Newman...again...and for another Disney movie...again!
Oh look, it's Alan Menken...again...and for another Disney movie...again!
Oh wait...while we're being serenaded by our lovely Best Original Song nominees, I forgot to point out, Monique, who won Best Supporting Actress Oscar last year, did not want to show up to present this year, hence, Reese Witherspoon presented the Best Supporting Actor category!
I need another drink!!! And I'm getting hungry!!!
7:12 Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal to present Best Documentary Short Subject...
And the winner for Best Doc Short is "Strangers No More"...ooops, I missed that one...I voted for "Killing in the Name!"
And the Oscar for Best Short Film Live Action is "God of Love." Oooops, I voted for "The Confession!"
Oh I love this montage for 2010 faux musicals!
The best part? "He Doesn't Have A Shirt," by Edward Cullen from "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse."
And here's Opraaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
It would be really cool if "Exit Through the Gift Shop" wins!
But "Inside Job" wins! I predicted that one...yay! Charles Ferguson previously was nominated for "No End in Sight."
Ferguson delivers one of the night's political sting -- none of the architects of the economic meltdown is in jail! Shame on them!
So it wasn't a rumor! Billy Crystal makes an appearance! Talking about the great Bob Hope hosting the Academy Awards!
Wow, did Bob Hope just introduced Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law? Wow, a Technical miracle! Or, editing wonder!
Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law look good together, don't they?
Wow...did Law just make a dig at Downey Jr.'s past indiscretions?
And the winner of Best Visual Effects is..."Inception!"
And the Best Film Editing award goes to Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter for "The Social Network!" If "Inception" was rightfully nominated in this category, it would have won...but alas!
7:40 It's true..."How to Train Your Dragon" title is...naughty!
This "127 Hours" song...MUST WIN! It's spine-tingling!
Go Jennifer Hudson Go!
Oooooh, Gwyneth Paltrow is getting her country groove on! Too bad "Country Strong" was largely ignored!
And the winner for BEST ORIGINAL SONG is...Randy Newman...again....for We Belong Together from TOY STORY 3...really?
Wasn't I just talking about Celine Dion earlier? Oh...In Memoriam...I need tissues!!!!!!
Okay, only the top categories left!
Lena Horne survived all the stormy weather that came her way...great line!
When is Halle Berry going to let her hair grow? Time for a change!
And fade to black...
8:02 Oooh, I love Anne Hathaway's electric blue gown!
‎8:03 Hilary Swank introduces Kathryn Bigelow (last year's winner for "The Hurt Locker") to present the Best Director to...DAVID FINCHER PLEASE?
OH NO...TOM HOOPER WINS FOR "THE KING'S SPEECH!!!!" Sorry, David Fincher
So the Directors Guild Awards were in line with the Academy this year...again!
Yes, listen to your mothers y'all!
The gorgeous Annette Bening gets the Oscar fanfare!
Gosh...I miss the Coppola, Scorsese, Spielberg, Lucas days!
‎8:12 Jeff Bridges takes the stage for Best Actress!
OH GOSH...I WISH ANNETTE BENING WINS...I'm crying again
But you know? Julianne Moore should have been nominated as well!
I've always known the Academy was going to use that bathroom clip for Natalie Portman...just her and the camera...no cuts!
Oh gosh...will the delusional ballerina win?
And the Oscar for Best Actress goes to...Natalie Portman for "Black Swan!"
She is a hot pregnant momma, isn't she?
And there she is again...the current Queen of Hollywood, Sandra Bullock who is so hot, hot, hot in red! She's presenting the Best Actor Award...
Jesse Eisenberg always looks like a scaredy cat!
You know, Sandra Bullock should host next year's Oscars! She's good with this whole ad-libbing, charming thing!
8:26 AND THE BEST ACTOR OSCAR GOES TO...Colin Firth for "The King's Speech!" And his speech is soooo...endearing!
8:32 Steven Spielberg emerges giving a great Oscar analogy of Best Picture winners and losers -- yeah, the fantastic, classic "Raging Bull" did not win Oscar gold!
I love using the speech in "King's Speech" as the "soundtrack" of the Best Picture montage!
Were people booing "The Fighter?"
AND THE OSCAR FOR BEST PICTURE GOES TO..."THE KING'S SPEECH!"
Nominated for 12 Oscars, Tom Hooper's "The King's Speech" won 4 including the big one, Best Picture, and Director, Actor, and Original Screenplay!
Okay, I just realized...this year's Oscar stage is actually very practical but avant-garde!
Okay, another hot costume change for Anne Hathaway...this time...in a fierce, bejeweled, beglittered gown!
Aw..these Staten Island kids stole the show!
That was a fun Oscar, wasn't it? What do you think? Fast and zippy!
Or probably because I was just too darn busy blogging, time flew by!
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