Jaybird and I had a simultaneous forehead smack.
CRAP!!! *WE* SHOULD HAVE HAD AN OSCAR POOL!!!!
Damn. We should have.
So let’s make this an Oscar grab-bag. I’ve already posted my final Oscar predictions for the major awards over at Blinded Trials. Between now and the start of the actual awards ceremony (8 PM Eastern), consider this your chance to post predictions. The person who gets the most correct can… I dunno. Claim bragging rights? Write a Stupid Tuesday Question? Name a blog-related reward, and I’ll see what I can do. As a tiebreaker, list your guesses for Best Original and Adapted Screenplay Awards. (In the event of more than one winner, I’ll pick one at random.)
Also, consider this an Oscar open thread. And if I can somehow manage to live-blog the event, what the hell… I’ll put it here, too.
And the liveblog commences below:
7:46 Eastern So the kiddos are off to bed, and I’m trying to catch up with the red carpet arrivals on the DVR. And as much as I love me some Kristen Chenoweth, I’m already kind of annoyed with the banter.
Wow. Catherine Zeta-Jones is shiny.
7:54 Amanda Seyfriend was just kind of hilariously frank about how uncomfortable her dress is. And that girl from “Beasts of the Southern Wild” is adorrrrrrrrrrable.
8:03 It appears Naomi Watts has been dressed by Reynolds Wrap.
8:15 Daniel Radcliffe has kind of that deer-in-the-headlights look about attending the Oscars for the first time.
8:22 Oh, dear. Anne, Anne, Anne. That dress is a problem.
8:39 Shatner. Boob songs. Hmmmm. The dancing with Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron was lovely, lovely, lovely, though.
8:50 Christoph Waltz??!!??! DAMN! Already wrong on a major Oscar, and we’ve only done one!
9:00 A kilt! My father must be thrilled. (And the Critter would doubtless endorse “Brave”‘s win.)
9:12 OK, the “Jaws” theme drowning out the guy who was too long with his speech? Tacky, offensive and mean.
9:25 Yay! James Bond tribute. But, um… is Shirley Bassey maybe not entirely on key?
9:43 Am I crazy? Is Seth MacFarlane kind of nailing this? Do I need more beer?
9:58 As much as I’m enjoying the songs from “Chicago” and “Dreamgirls” and their Oscar-winning performers singing, um… weren’t those songs originally written for Broadway? Would only a gay man care about that detail?
10:02 Kinda tipping your hand on the Best Supporting Actress winner with this “Les Miz” bit, aren’t you Oscar producers? What with Zeta-Jones and Hudson singing just beforehand? No?
10:24 Oh, thank GOD! If Hathaway had lost, I’d have had to hang up my Oscar prognostication hat forever.
10:27 That said, kind of a snoozer of a speech maybe, Anne?
10:30 Oh, look! It’s the Academy president kahfli jlkajcbyo8q4v 84pq98 p98byzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz….
10:35 Kinda sucking the mystery out of the Best Original Song category with the Adele performance, maybe, Academy? #noteventryinganymore
10:44 I’m happy to celebrate that Nicole Kidman’s face appears to be moving again.
10:51 Congratulations to Salma Hayek for wearing world’s fanciest neck brace. (Credit to the Better Half for that joke.)
10:57 Aaaaaand cue to Dead Celebrity Popularity Applause-o-meter. Unless… could Hollywood finally have gotten some class, and people are actually holding their applause? *swoons from shock*
11:09 Oh, do let’s have more Richard Gere. That’ll bring in the kids.
11:16 Huh. Scarlett Johansson seems to have a lovely voice. That said, everyone knew Adele was going to win. #theywerenteventrying
11:35 Ang Lee??!??! DOUBLE DAMN! If I weren’t on record for being wrong in two major categories, I’d be thrilled for the interesting surprises. Though… “I can’t waste this time talking [about the cast]” is maybe not the best thing to include in one’s acceptance speech?
11:40 Damn. Kristen Stewart looks awful.
11:44 Yaaaaaaaaaay! Jennifer Lawrence!!!!!
11:48 Boom. Daniel Day-Lewis. And dude is funny!
11:55 Michelle Obama? Didn’t see that coming.
“Argo”! Yes! OK, so now I’m going to bed.