Once again, I'll be liveblogging the Oscars, keeping track of my predictions and giving running commentary. Newest posts up top!
Actress, Actor, Picture: As expected Jennifer Lawrence, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Argo. 21/24.
The biggest surprise was having our first lady announce! As much as I wish Lincoln would have won, I should remember Argo was in my top 5 of the year, and is a perfectly worthy winner.
That's Oscar night y'all! Thanks for joining me!
Adapted Screenplay: Argo. 17/19. A good screenplay, but it beat a true masterpiece-Lincoln. Looks like Argo is winning Best Pic.
Original Screenplay: Django Unchained. 18/20 for me. Good one Django. Can't believe they played the Gone With the Wind score to play him off.
Director: Ang Lee for Life of Pi! Missed that one. 18/21. While I don't think he was better than Spielberg, Haneke, and Russell, good for him. LIfe of Pi was a really directorial triumph and I love Lee. I'm glad he can now be a 2-time winner.
Original Score: Life of Pi. Predicted that, so 15/17. A really memorable score.
Original Song: Skyfall of course. 16/18. No competition here.
Production Design: Lincoln! I didn't pick it but am so glad for any awards Lincoln gets tonight. 14/16 now.
In Memoriam. The part where we say, "Oh yeah! He/she died this year!" Barbra looks real flowy in that dress. The red carpet rumor is she went on a 20-day fast to appear tonight.
Film Editing: Argo. 14/15. The best picture frontrunner got its first one. What else? Screenplay?
Adele.... she nails it.
This show is moving... a tad slowly. Any guesses on ending time? I'll go with 11:57.
Sound Mixing: Les Miserables. 11/12. Not doing too shabby on these predictions tonight!
Sound Editing: A TIE!!! Zero Dark Thirty and..... Skyfall. I picked Skyfall so 12/13.
Supporting Actress: Christopher Plummer announces. What a class act. Anne Hathaway of course. Well deserved (although I preferred Amy Adams), but pity about that hideous dress. Next time wear a bra. 13/14.
Live Action Short: Curfew. 7/8! Didn't see it, but I picked it!
Documentary Short: Inocente. 8/9. Didn't see these either, but made the pick. It's about a homeless teen artist. I wish they had time to let her talk...
Documentary: Searching for Sugar Man. 9/10. Really a heartwarming documentary-check it out if you haven't seen it!
Foreign Film: Amour. 10/11. Yup. Now if it can just win some more!
Musical Tribute. Yup, they're good performances. But do we need to pay tribute to an enjoyable but questionable winner (Chicago), a movie not even nominated for Best Picture (Dreamgirls), and Les Mis. Not necessary.
Animated Short: Paperman. I predicted this, so 1/2. This was a lovely film, although Adam and Dog was even better.
Animated Film: Brave. 2/3 now. This was not a great movie, but don't bet against Pixar.
Beasts of the Southern Wild wasn't my favorite movie, but damn that monologue makes my throat clench.
Cinematography: Life of Pi. 3/4. No arguing with this vote, although one of these days Roger Deakins will win one.
Visual Effects: Life of Pi. 4/5. Another easy get for Life of Pi.
Costume Design: Anna Karenina. 5/6. No arguing with this pick... at all. A true integral part of the movie and story.
Makeup and Hairstyling: Les Miserables. 6/7. They did do a really nice job making everyone's hair and teeth look mostly disgusting.
Starting out real rough with Seth. But gotta love that Channing and Charlize dance.
OK, after a little thought the jury is out on Seth. Some funny parts, and some real off-color groaners.
Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz for Django Unchained!! A bit of a surprise. I think this means Django wins Screenplay. 0/1 on my predix this year, although I much prefer surprise to predictability.
Anne Hathaway-the top of your dress is a tad, um, suggestive. And not in a good way.
Kristin Chenoweth- Have you mentioned yet that you are 4'11 and petite??!!
I have an irrational hatred of Jennifer Aniston. I think she is SO BORING and don't understand why she is a successful actress.
Quote from my apartment. Me: How can I ever get to go to the Oscars? Tasara: Someone's going to have to get a chronic illness and make a wish.
FWIW, I think the "Oscar mystery" they are guessing is R2D2.
Bradley Cooper's mom. WHOA. That's a lot of pink fringe on your shawl.
Jessica Chastain best overall look so far, no doubt. I'm also digging Naomi Watts in her Judy Jetson getup.
Quevenzhane- She is too cute with that puppy purse. But interviewer, stop asking her about if she thinks she is going to win. It's just toying with her!
Also-Is Kristen Chenoweth a midget?? She certainly is next to Jennifer Lawrence.