Oscars 2013 − Movieline Liveblogs The Oscars
The weeks of punditry and teary talk-show performances are over! Seth MacFarlane is about to take the stage and Movieline is about to liveblog the Oscars. Grab your favorite cocktail, enable your hand-held device and join me for Hollywood's most holy night. Let the pageantry and snarky comments begin!
Well, folks, that's it for the liveblog. Thanks for stopping by, and tune in tomorrow for more Movieline post-Oscars coverage.
Ben Affleck -- "You can't hold grudges. It's hard. But you can't hold grudges."
Ben Affleck gives the fastest Oscar speech in history. And thanks his wife, who "I don't normally associate with Iran."
Best Picture. Argo! Amazing.
Jack Nicholson needs a tailor. Stat.
Michelle Obama still has bangs.
Jack Nicholson is ad-libbing.
Daniel Day-Lewis is funnier than Seth MacFarlane.
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis. Streep didn't even need to open the envelope.
Meryl Streep is, too.
Meryl Street is wearing one helluva dowdy dress.
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence. She got it.
Ang Lee says he won't "waste" time naming the cast, but then thanks his lawyer and his agent.
Ang Lee for Best Director.
Jane Fonda is still foxy, even if she's starting to look like Carol Burnett.
Like 'Django Unchained,' Quentin Tarantino's Oscar acceptance speech has two endings.
Actually, he gamed the system. Faked out the orchestra.
Quentin Tarantino is going to hear the 'Jaws' theme. Guaranteed.
Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino
Chris Terrio is sweating and talking like he's speeding.
Best Adapted Screenplay. Argo. Chris Terrio
Surprise of the night: Scarlett Johansson's "Before My Time" song for 'Chasing Ice' is really freaking good.
Is this the Oscars or the Tonys?
'Life of Pi' Score Composer and Oscar Winner Mychael Danna is hard to spell.
MacFarlane's Rex Reed joke works for me!
In Memoriam: Andrew Sarris, Lois Smith. Miss you.
But, seriously, Ben, it was a joke. And that movie really sucked.
Deadline is reporting that Ben Affleck was furious about MacFarlane's remark about 'Gigli'. That would explain Affleck's weird comment when he came onstage shortly afterward. http://www.deadline.com/2013/02/oscars-2013-live-coverage-commentary-nikki-finke-live-snarking/
Adele's 'Skyfall' performance is oddly flat. I suspect that Harvey Weinstein had Trazodone included in the Oscars gift bag in honor of 'Silver Linings Playbook' and everyone has taken some.
Especially if she gets some velocity.
The "unstoppable" Adele.
The Hathaway haters are already finding fault with her speech. She didn't thank the "I Dreamed A Dream" writers.
Seriously? I wish I got this much attention when I was an intern.
The fake Michael Haneke is tweeting a laugh riot. https://twitter.com/Michael_Haneke/status/305881087945605120
Surprise! Best Supporting Actress Winner is Anne Hathaway
Watching Mark Wahlberg and Ted, I couldn't help but think that this is an Oscars telecast that Charlie Kaufman might have imagined. But his would be funny.
This is the night of the white-haired men.
Here's some trivia on Oscar ties. http://weeklytrivia.blogspot.com/2004/09/oscar-ties.html
An Oscar tie? For Sound editing?
Never thought I'd admit this, but Russell Crowe wasn't bad at all.
I'm really surprised that 'Les Miserables' didn't do better in the Oscar buzz department.
Oh, Les Miz.
Chicago, DreamGirls honored. What next, The Music Man?
Jennifer Hudson is killing it.
Oh boy, Russell Crowe singing. Time to fold my laundry.
John Travolta actually looks good.
So, wait? The orchestra is not even in the house?
Michael Barker and Tom Bernard are having a great night.
Amour wins Best Foreign Film.
Shirley Bassey nails it. But why didn't the producers have her duet with Adele?
Shirley Bassey, please save the Oscars.
Hoping the Bond tribute is going to be more ambitious than just a film montage.
Wave Tank gets thanked. 'Life of Pi' guys played off with 'Jaws' theme.
Life of Pi gets Best Visual Effects, too.
Best Cinematography: Claudio Miranda, 'Life of Pi'
That Avengers bit was so weird. Who's writing this stuff?
'Brave' wins for Best Animated Feature. Mark Andrews' kilt is most exciting thing about the Oscars so far.
After watching Paul Rudd and Melissa McCarthy, I'm thinking this may be the weirdest Oscars ever.
Quentin Tarantino has obviously been binge eating in response to all of those journalists' questions about violence in his work.
Jack Nicholson in the house.
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz! It's going to be a night of surprises.
Tommy Lee Jones smiles a second time. World record.
Joaquin Phoenix clapping for Seth MacFarlane. Right before he goes backstage and kicks his ass.
William Shatner is still on?
Old soft shoe numbers are not appealing to a younger crowd.
If Joseph Gordon-Levitt takes his shirt off, I'm outta here.
Sock puppets have been introduced to the Oscars. Somewhere David Letterman is smiling.
The Oscars is deflating before my eyes.
"We Saw Your Boobs" would have been mildly funny if Peter Griffin had sung it. But on the Oscars?
William Shatner's tunic is massive.
First 'Star Trek' marketing reference.
Even Jennifer Lawrence's +1 looks like a younger Harvey Weinstein.
MacFarlane isn't tanking, but he's playing it too safe.
The opening is weirdly flat. Where's the pomp?
Interesting that the Academy Awards are now simply introduced as "the Oscars" during the opening.
Academy knows "they screwed up," regarding Affleck. MacFarlane says. Safely funny.
Ron Jeremy reference? Wow.
Tommy Lee Jones laughs! Score one for MacFarlane!