One of the film calendar’s biggest events in which the rich and famous pat one another on the back is here. We’ve prepared as best we can by watching as many of the films as possible; no fiction film in the English language not in a technical category has escaped my eyes.
It has been exhausting but not as exhausting as staying up until 5 a.m. watching Seth MacFarlane host an awards ceremony longer than any of the films nominated – and most of them were far too long. People will sing, actors will cry, and Daniel Day-Lewis will almost certainly not go home empty-handed. We are also guaranteed to slip into lunacy at some point.
I will be starting with the red carpet coverage as soon as I can bring myself to do so… and find an illegal online stream to watch. Fingers crossed I can get the live blogging software to work.
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Red carpet coverage starts in just under half an hour. Just as at the cinema you must sit through bad adverts at the Oscars it is feeble red carpet interviews
Yay! It’s starting. Crap, it’s Alex Zane
For some reason Sky are using the sound of an orchestra tuning up as their Oscar theme music
I’m sure everybody will be thrilled to know I’ve had to give up on my old laptop and will be watching everything from the living room floor less than a foot away from the TV.
That is dedication! All for the love of MOET and Alex Zane
I’ve noticed Alex Zane has decided to forego the weird unflattering glasses this time.
But he is sitting on a seat that is slightly too low for him to sit on it and look dignified
I bet that Alex Zane is going to express a positive opinion for every film mentioned tonight. As host he is not allowed opinions
I hope now you’ve said that, everything he does express an opinion on (“Anne Hathaway is nailed on to win”) is wrong. Just so he looks stupid.
Now that I’ve decided that Russell Crowe in Les Mis looked like Paul Hollywood of Great British Bake Off fame, I can’t see anything else.
It’s all in the eyes
If only you could also Photoshop Javert singing about soggy bottoms.
I may just spend the next five hours trying speed Photoshop
Emmanuelle Riva would make a good Mary Berry
WHOA!!! The “N word” was just used. Not by Alex Zane though
It’s obviously okay to say it if you’re quoting a character in an Oscar nominated film. Oscar nominations make everything okay.
I doubt I could get away with it.
We are 41 minutes in, why is there no red carpet coverage?!
This is what I’ve just been complaining about. They can’t call it “Red Carpet Live” and then give us THIS! I’m tempted to switch over to E! for a bit.
Let us know what you find. The whole of Twitter seems to be watching E! instead
Back to Lucy on the red carpet speaking to… nobody at all. Fantastic
Ryan Seacrest is looking incredibly short over on E!
Alex Zane has just promised that we will shortly be joining the stars on the red carpet FIFTY MINUTES IN!!!
Hasn’t he already said that once? I don’t think I trust his judgement of what “shortly” is.
The trailer for Lincoln fails to include a single quote from my review. “For a film with a foregone conclusion for an ending, it takes far too long to get to it.”
Alex Zane is a damn dirty liar
Alex Zane has learned how to say Quvenzhané and he’s going to keep saying it.
Finally. We are now joining Americans who may or may not be aware they are on Sky
KChen is not exactly a natural at presenting.
Kristin Chenoweth is 25cm tall
By the time they finish introducing all of their “team”, it’ll be time for the ceremony to start.
Catherine Zeta Jones is standing awkwardly in the background. Is she hosting for Sky too?
Women are talking about outfits, colours, and make up. I am lost and a little scared
Joining upstairs would make sense. But now I just feel bad for still having not written Audrey Tatou reviews.
I zoned out at Miu Knew/Knew Miu.
Rach – They rhyme so it is funny!
After dicking about in the studio for an hour Sky are now cutting people off midway through their awkward red carpet interview
10pm bedtime! I should have been starring in films as a child.
Quvenzhané!! I’ve put that on my clipboard and I’m not afraid to use it.
Jennifer Lawrence looks like a giant next to Kristen C.
Jennifer Lawrence swore!! I love her
She has a history with British men, you should go for her.
I need no more encouragement.
I think next year I will try and get Moet to send us a few bottles each just for sitting through their sponsorship bits
I just put them in my mouth. Am I boring?
I would of course be talking about Maltesers
Context is key
Sing Date?!?? This sounds terrible.
That had better be on nowtv.
But the X Factor has taught us that there is no trait more admirable in a human being than the ability to sing
Oh CZJ has stopped hovering menacingly and demanded to be interviewed to give her purpose.
Michael Douglas just referred to himself in the third person
Or Daniel Radcliffe
Why does he always pull a face like he’s just gotten away with a perverted act without being noticed?
I think you just answered your own question
I finally saw The Impossible today and I reckon Naomi Watts is in over 50% of the film so I reckon she qualifies for leading actress.
She doesn’t do a lot in some of it, but to be fair, looking back I think that vomiting blood/string/whatever scene alone qualifies her for that category.
I saw Die Hard today and I reckon Naomi Watts is in 0% of the film so she deserves the Oscar.
Bradley Cooper has brought what looks like a dodo with him
Is she the dodo from Pirates & Scientists?
They’re showing a lot of trailers for Lincoln.
As an aside, I’m not sure how comfortable I am about dead actors being used in advertising
Lincoln could do with earning more money. Everyone has been too busy watching Les Mis and Django
And Wreck It Ralph.
I’ve walked numerous red carpets over the years. I tend to feel both ignored and in the way
On occasion you survive the red carpet only to have feet clicked in your face at the screening itself.
That happens far too often.
Where is Nicholas Hoult tonight?
They’ve broken up haven’t they?
What terrible news…
Robert de Niro was re-enacting Amour there
The rest of the year that staircase is the least glam thing ever. It just leads to a smoothie shop and a place that sells horrible clothes.
I admire de Niro’s ability to walk away from his hairdresser mid-cut.
Jennifer Aniston can’t even keep looking at this woman for the length of the interview. It’s not a good sign.
It’s all that coffee from the rubbish internet at home.
It’s all that coffee she’s been drinking for the sake of good broadband
That lady really needs a box/stilts/second lady to stand on.
Wow. KChen is literally the entire opposite of Adele in every way.
Adele may eat her by accident
George Clooney is in Berlin right now
Rach, do you like a beard?
I really really do not.
No one liked Anne’s kitchen apron 🙁
The editor of that montage is making me haemmorage.
Wait… Are we going to be cutting to Alex Zane even during the show?!
Anybody reading this tomorrow will be thrilled to know how much rambling we’ve done and it hasn’t even started.
Sadly yes. He pops up when the Americans are having too many ad breaks.
I am this excited:
Silly 3D making more money.
Three consecutive years of sitting through the American Dad panel at Comic Con has given me a deep rooted hatred of Seth MacFarlane, so it’ll be interesting to see how this goes for me.
You may well attack your TV
Of course. William Shatner has just descended via a giant TV screen
I agree with Shatner though. Get Tina and Amy to host everything. Or Amy anyway.
Tina and Amy SHOULD host everything.
Future actresses are wearing different dresses. If we’re meant to believe this is the future of tonight they shouldn’t be wearing different dresses… joke fail.
How exactly DID he get this job?
Why are they showing this pre-recorded? He’s standing on the same stage now!
Isn’t Shatner showing him the pre-record because it’s meant to be Shatner from the future showing him how much of a bad job he did? If the jokes are this complicated then they’re not working.
Channing Tatum is dancing with Charlize Theron. Bets on whether his trousers are tear-away?
I only want to see tear-away trousers if Matt Bomer is there.
Magic Mike somehow having zero nominations
Tim! It’s like you’re singing and dancing with JGL!
Radcliffe has eyebrows for the three of them
Look at me go!
I don’t recall yours being as impressive, Tim
I will grow them for you
Are we in any danger of getting an actual award before the next time we see Alex Zane?
We’ll get to see Seth inwardly awarding himself Best Host Ever
So far there hasn’t been a conversation between Stewie, Peter and Brian, so yeah, he’s doing well.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Alan Arkin for Argo (2012)
Robert De Niro for Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Philip Seymour Hoffman for The Master (2012)
Tommy Lee Jones for Lincoln (2012)
Christoph Waltz for Django Unchained (2012)
I think Waltz will win this but I still don’t think it’s fair, he’s in it too much. I don’t know who I’d rather though. Probably Jones. Hoffman was good too though.
This is the only one I don’t have an opinion on, really..
I’d like De Niro to win for actually having a proper role rather than a cameo
Tommy Lee Jones should win for MIB3 not Lincoln
And the Oscar goes to Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Arkin’s face. Amazing.
Good job Tim’s doing the official bit while I just throw popcorn at the screen.
Jack Nicholson now thinks he’s Quentin Tarantino
I would also like to announce I gave my other laptop a second chance and it seems to actually be holding charge. So I’m giving my numb bum a reprieve from being on the floor for a bit, hooray!
Nicholson looked very confused
For the record I am lying in bed with a bag of donuts
I think the popcorn I just microwaved may have been meant for at least four people. Oops.
I’m curled up in a ball with half a pizza from last night.
We three, being more interesting than Alex Zane and Pals, obviously
Each of us classy in our own way
I think Alex Zane and Pals would be much more entertaining if they were lounging around in pyjamas eating junk food and discussing happenings.
One woman sitting near a microphone in the audience is loving the comedy this year
Paperman is the only one I’d seen, so yay for that!
Best Short Film, Animated
Adam and Dog (2011): Minkyu Lee
Fresh Guacamole (2012): PES
Head Over Heels (2012): Timothy Reckart, Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly
Paperman (2012): John Kahrs
The Simpsons: The Longest Daycare (2012): David Silverman
And the Oscar goes to Paperman, John Kahrs
I feel bad for having only seen Paperman and Simpsons, but yay PapermanM
Got distracted for a moment
I’d also like to say shove that in your pipe and smoke it, small child behind me at Wreck It Ralph who spent the whole of Paperman shrieking MUMMYYYYYYYYYYY, WHERE’S RALPHHHHHHHHHH. ITS SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT A BIG MANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN MUMMYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY.
He said bye. What a nice fellow.
Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
Brave (2012): Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman
Frankenweenie (2012): Tim Burton
ParaNorman (2012): Sam Fell, Chris Butler
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! (2012): Peter Lord
Wreck-It Ralph (2012): Rich Moore
The Oscar goes to Brave
Awwwwww. Paranorman was stellar.
Interesting that three of the five nominees this year were stop-motion.
Brave was not the best in that list
Brave certainly was not the best in that list.
This was the shortest short ever nominated: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQMO6vjmkyI
While we watch this montage I would like to admonish Rach for encourage a child to smoke a pipe
Of Life of Pi, Les Miserables, and Beasts of the Southern Wild I think Life of Pi was my favourite
I have to keep it in the family and root for Les Mis, but I think if I’m being honest Life of Pi was probably my favourite of the three too.
Ah, did your uncle work on Les Mis?
All of them? All in one place? Where’s Scar Jo?
I hope Crowe has a solo in whatever the Les Mis folks sing later.
And yes, he did. I remember him being annoyed with Sacha Baron Cohen for a while because he was ill and due to them singing live on set it meant if he was too ill to sing they couldn’t film any of his bits.
Best Achievement in Cinematography
Anna Karenina (2012/I): Seamus McGarvey
Django Unchained (2012): Robert Richardson
Life of Pi (2012): Claudio Miranda
Lincoln (2012): Janusz Kaminski
Skyfall (2012): Roger Deakins
He was also meant to work on Anna Karenina but didn’t for some reason, seems like he didn’t miss much there!
Life of Pi is the prettiest
The Oscar goes to Claudio Miranda, Life of Pi
I’m sorry, Skyfallers
Best Achievement in Visual Effects
Avengers Assemble (2012): Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams, Daniel Sudick
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012): Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, R. Christopher White
Life of Pi (2012): Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik De Boer, Donald Elliott
Prometheus (2012/I): Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley, Martin Hill
Snow White and the Huntsman (2012): Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Phil Brennan, Neil Corbould, Michael Dawson
I don’t think Mark Ruffalo knows how to clap
Oh, Life of Pi won, again. Expect to hear all about it in any new adverts
NowTV has already broken. No Oscars for me.
They are using the music from Jaws to play off the winners
It is quite aggressive
It was amusing until it got louder and louder, then it was scary. And mean.
So long as they never use the Psycho music
Best Achievement in Costume Design
Anna Karenina (2012/I): Jacqueline Durran
Les Misérables (2012): Paco Delgado
Lincoln (2012): Joanna Johnston
Mirror Mirror: The Untold Adventures of Snow White (2012/I): Eiko Ishioka
Snow White and the Huntsman (2012): Colleen Atwood
I have only seen Les Mis and Lincoln in this category
The Oscar goes to Jacqueline Durran, Anna Karenina
Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling
Hitchcock (2012): Howard Berger, Peter Montagna, Martin Samuel
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012): Peter King, Rick Findlater, Tami Lane
Les Misérables (2012): Lisa Westcott, Julie Dartnell
Why are they sitting on their own?!
Shame that Cloud Atlas wasn’t nominated here
And the Oscar goes to Les Miserables who, as Rach pointed out, are sitting in a theatre box of some kind
Time for the Bond tribute I think
As a person who has never seen a single Bond film, I expect the next few minutes will struggle to hold my attention.
When they said a James Bond tribute I didn’t think they meant a fan vid
And now we have Shirley Bassey
Apparently the Academy Awards features flashing images.
The thing about the best song category is that I feel like Les Mis added an extra song JUST so it could enter that category. And that annoys me, so despite my Adele Apathy I want Skyfall to win.
Apathy trumps annoyance every time
While they were doing their Bond “tribute” I played Candy Crush and topped up my Starbucks card.
Best Short Film, Live Action
Asad (2012): Bryan Buckley, Mino Jarjoura
Buzkashi Boys (2012): Sam French, Ariel Nasr
Curfew (2012/I): Shawn Christensen
Death of a Shadow (2012): Tom Van Avermaet, Ellen De Waele
Henry (2011/III): Yan England
I failed to find and watch any of these. Where was my DVD?
And the Oscar goes to Curfew
He was in a little box as well!
Will people ever realise that while they’re saying “I haven’t got much time so I’ll be quick” that’s five seconds they could have spent thanking an extra elderly aunt?
I think he was filling
Best Documentary, Short Subject
Inocente (2012): Sean Fine, Andrea Nix
Kings Point (2012): Sari Gilman, Jedd Wider
Mondays at Racine (2012): Cynthia Wade, Robin Honan
Open Heart (2013): Kief Davidson, Cori Shepherd Stern
Redemption (2012/V): Jon Alpert, Matthew O’Neill
And the Oscar goes to Inocente
A strangled cry of “and my son” as the winners are kicked off stage
Although Zero Dark Thirty was never going to be up my street, it lost all chance of me taking it seriously when Andy from Parks & Rec was being a serious soldier. Because in my head he was just Bert Macklin FBI and I kept expecting him to look to camera and pull an amusing face. Sorry Chris Pratt.
Of Argo, Lincoln, and Zero Dark Thirty I have to go for Argo despite me now wanting it to win
Plus it randomly had John Barrowman which was completely distracting
Oh! You know, when I was making my mental list of people in/who worked on nominated films who I’ve met, I completely forgot to add Barrowman.
Best Documentary, Feature
5 Broken Cameras (2011): Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi
The Gatekeepers (2012): Dror Moreh, Philippa Kowarsky, Estelle Fialon
How to Survive a Plague (2012): David France, Howard Gertler
The Invisible War (2012): Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering
Searching for Sugar Man (2012): Malik Bendjelloul, Simon Chinn
Searching for Sugar Man takes the Oscar
It’s the only one I’ve seen so… good
I haven’t seen any of them so I’ll just say good as well.
Logically speaking Amour has to win Best Foreign Film
You’d think, if it’s the only foreign film good enough to be put in the overall category then it must be better than all the other foreign films.
Michael Haneke can use this defense if it doesn’t win
Besides, it’s the only one I got round to watching
Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
War Witch (2012)(Canada)
A Royal Affair (2012)(Denmark)
Jennifer Garner has had a lot of practice saying foreign things when she was in Alias so they got her to do this bit.
And the Oscar goes to… Amour
I think I’ve had too much popcorn, I’m starting to feel ill. And yet I’m still eating it.
We’re getting another “celebration” this time of movie musicals starring the cast of Les Mis
Nobody taught Travolta how to pronounce Misérables.
Or any of the other words he had to say for that matter
Zeta-Jones is singing All That Jazz
I got distracted trying to find the accent for the e in Misérables and wasn’t paying attention – why is CZJ singing this now? How is this connected to anything?
This is a celebration! Of Musicals!!
But could they not have had somebody singing an actual song from Les Mis live instead? Or somebody nominated for something this year singing? This feels completely out of place.
Apparently just involving people from musicals singing songs from the musicals they were in. I was expecting a medley of some kind
I was about to say it feels more like the Tonys than the Oscars at the moment, but the Tonys are generally more fun than this bit.
Now we get some Les Mis singing
Now this bit I can get behind.
Maybe a giant animatronic Anne Hathaway face
It must be annoying to spend hours getting ready in your carefully chosen dress and then having to change into something else to sing a few lines and then change back again.
Glad to see Eddie Redmayne has survived his BAFTA food poisoning.
And the public shaming Sally Field gave him afterwards
They’ll need a lot of seat filler people in the audience right now with so many stars on stage.
Helena BC does not look happy to be there
I see empty seats!!
You guys sleeping are missing out of a more reliable power source for cameras
John Wilkes Booth is trending on Twitter thanks to a joke Seth MacFarlane made earlier. That’s something I thought I’d never see be a trending topic.
Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
Argo (2012): John T. Reitz, Gregg Rudloff, José Antonio García
Les Misérables (2012): Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, Simon Hayes
Life of Pi (2012): Ron Bartlett, Doug Hemphill, Drew Kunin
Lincoln (2012): Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom, Ron Judkins
Skyfall (2012): Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell, Stuart Wilson
Why is #glush trending!?
And Les Misérables takes the Oscar
Best Achievement in Sound Editing
Argo (2012): Erik Aadahl, Ethan Van der Ryn
Django Unchained (2012): Wylie Stateman
Life of Pi (2012): Eugene Gearty, Philip Stockton
Skyfall (2012): Per Hallberg, Karen M. Baker
Zero Dark Thirty (2012): Paul N.J. Ottosson
I hardly ever use the Twitter actual website – what are “tailored trends”? Surely if they’re tailored to me they aren’t actually things that are being tweeted about the most?
Oooooooooooooo a TIE!
The first winner is Zero Dark Thiry
Do ties happen often at the Oscars? How will we know which has the best sound editing?
The reaction to the announcement it was a tie makes me think it doesn’t happen often at all.
They should announce a 9 way tie for Best Picture and see what happens.
Skyfall gets the second. That will please Zane and chums
A Canadian Twitter party centered around an awards show. Hashtagged with #glush, anyone can join this drinking game. A bad toast, a bad dress, or a drink on camera and everyone enjoys a digital toast, knocking one back at home, together in spirit. Digital party FTW!”
A Nazi just ran into the theatre to make a Sound of Music reference.
I kid you not
The Sessions is the only film with an acting nomination that I didn’t get around to seeing.
And everyone juts laughed at the idea of Christopher Plummer making 30 more films. “He’ll be dead before then, ha!”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams for The Master (2012)
Sally Field for Lincoln (2012)
Anne Hathaway for Les Misérables (2012)
Helen Hunt for The Sessions (2012)
Jacki Weaver for Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
You missed Helen Hunt’s “brave” performance. You saw her downstairs and everything
And the Oscar goes to… Anne Hathaway
They’re getting ice cream! I want ice cream.
Actually I think we have some mini Magnums in the freezer.
I’m pretty sure Russell Crowe didn’t tweet using the hashtag #skymoviesoscars even though they just displayed it on screen as if he did.
I know feel sick after eating my donuts
I don’t know what is happening now. I need a nap
It was the pre-requisite Old Man Interlude. Stay with it!
That was meant to be a supportive message, not an accusatory one which is more how it came out.
Best Achievement in Editing
Argo (2012): William Goldenberg
Life of Pi (2012): Tim Squyres
Lincoln (2012): Michael Kahn
Silver Linings Playbook (2012): Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers
Zero Dark Thirty (2012): William Goldenberg, Dylan Tichenor
Lincoln cannot win this because IT WAS NOT EDITED
And the Oscar goes to Argo for editing together different genres of film
By the way, apparently the earlier tie was only the third tie in Oscar history.
If a nominee is three or less votes behind the winner, a tie is declared and the Academy will award two Oscars, one to each nominee. This has happened only two times in the history of the Academy Awards.
1968: Barbara Steisand (Funny Girl) and Katherine Hepburn (The Lion in Winter) tied for Best Actress. This is the only exact tie in Academy history.
1931/32: Fredric March (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) and Wallace Beery (The Champ) tied for Best Actor. They differed by one vote.
Were the other ties in more interesting categories?
This song makes me want Jaina’s apple crumble.
I’m not sure about Adele’s backing singers. Not least because their trouser’s are 3/4 length
I’ve just read that there actually have been ties in the Best Documentary category and also Best Short Film so that other website that told me this is only the third time in history was lying.
Also apparently the rules have now been updated and it has to be an exact tie, none of this “within 3” nonsense.
Do you trust your new source?
Three more best film nominees being introduced: Silver Linings Playbook, Django Unchained, and Amour.
Silver Linings Playbooks for me of these three.
Me too – I’m not sure what makes it more Oscar material than other romance films (I’m assuming mental illness) but it was definitely the most enjoyable of the three.
It has mental illnesses all over the shop and a woman who lost her husband in the war.
I love any film that ends with a dance number
Is Kristen Stewart having trouble walking? She looks like she’s snapped her heel or something.
Kristen Stewart and Dan Radcliffe are both quite awkward people
Best Achievement in Production Design
Anna Karenina (2012/I): Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012): Dan Hennah, Ra Vincent, Simon Bright
Les Misérables (2012): Eve Stewart, Anna Lynch-Robinson
Life of Pi (2012): David Gropman, Anna Pinnock
Lincoln (2012): Rick Carter, Jim Erickson
Dan Rad nearly knocked the microphone over there!
Lincoln gets its first Oscar
Are they applauding the men getting the award or Salma Hayek for pronouncing all their names properly?
Probably a bit of both.
Currently at the In Memoriam part of the show. Streisand has just appeared to sing Memories
I went hunting for more snacks and came back with a bag of cherry tomatoes just in time for the death segment.
Oddly they did the montage before Babs started singing
Woman person cleverly chose to back a film whose music is not nominated
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
Anna Karenina (2012/I): Dario Marianelli
Argo (2012): Alexandre Desplat
Life of Pi (2012): Mychael Danna
Lincoln (2012): John Williams
Skyfall (2012): Thomas Newman
Life of Pi is by far the most distinct score
And the Oscar goes to Mychael Danna for Life of Pi.
Good spelling of Michael there Mr Danna.
It really is – I went to watch the best song nominees on YouTube last weekend and as soon as the Pi song started playing it reminded me of the whole score from the film. And film scores aren’t usually things that stick with me.
Tell you what, if Life of Pi wins the big awards I will be very happy
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song
Chasing Ice (2012): J. Ralph(“Before My Time”)
Les Misérables (2012): Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg, Herbert Kretzmer(“Suddenly”)
Life of Pi (2012): Mychael Danna, Bombay Jayshree(“Pi’s Lullaby”)
Skyfall (2012): Adele, Paul Epworth(“Skyfall”)
Ted (2012): Walter Murphy, Seth MacFarlane(“Everybody Needs a Best Friend”)
Scarlett Johansson sang Before My Time for Chasing Ice.
Then again she did release an album made up entirely of Tom Waites covers
When I watched that clip I was convinced the person who posted it had just stuck her name into the description to get hits until she started singing.
I thought Adele was taking her handbag with her but she was just gathering her skirt. I wish she’d been taking her bag, it would have been funnier.
Johansson was no match for Adele who picks up the Oscar for Skyfall or “Crumble” as it is now known
I like to call it “Dis is De End”
BAffleck can moan all he likes about not being nominated for best director but Argo has nothing on the flair of Life of Pi
It’s still only 8.30 in LA. I can’t imagine the BAFTAs being over at 9.
At least the Oscars are aired live
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
Argo (2012): Chris Terrio
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012): Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin
Life of Pi (2012): David Magee
Lincoln (2012): Tony Kushner
Silver Linings Playbook (2012): David O. Russell
Chris Terrio gets it for Argo
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Amour (2012): Michael Haneke
Django Unchained (2012): Quentin Tarantino
Flight (2012/I): John Gatins
Moonrise Kingdom (2012): Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola
Zero Dark Thirty (2012): Mark Boal
It would be fun for Moonrise Kingdom to win
The Oscar goes to Tarantino for Django Unchained
I was just going to say I was rooting for Moonrise Kingdom. Bloody Tarantino. I just don’t like his face.
All those racial slurs paid off
I think this means we just have the big four awards left. I think and I hope
Good, because I’ve just put a hot water bottle in my bed. It should be the perfect temperature if I get up there in about half an hour…
Best Achievement in Directing
Michael Haneke for Amour (2012)
Ang Lee for Life of Pi (2012)
David O. Russell for Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Steven Spielberg for Lincoln (2012)
Benh Zeitlin for Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
A deserved win for Ang Lee. Lots of cheers from the crowd
Definitely deserved, would certainly have been my choice if I were a member of the Academy!
I think her nomination has gone to Quvenzhané Wallis’ head
She’s milking it!
I want Katniss to win but I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s Mary Berry.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Jessica Chastain for Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Emmanuelle Riva for Amour (2012)
Quvenzhané Wallis for Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Naomi Watts for The Impossible (2012)
It could even be Quvenzhané for the novelty aspect
Naomi Watts and her bloody boob
And the Oscar goes to Jennifer Lawrence making my future wife an Oscar winner!
Look how pleased Bradley Cooper is for her!
Was Meryl pulling her dress out of her bum there?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Bradley Cooper for Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln (2012)
Hugh Jackman for Les Misérables (2012)
Joaquin Phoenix for The Master (2012)
Denzel Washington for Flight (2012/I)
I think she was pulling her dress from beneath her foot
I think in any other year Joaquin or Denzel would walk this but against Day-Lewis they don’t stand a chance.
SO Daniel Day-Lewis right?
They never think through the whole walking thing when they pick these dresses.
Joaquin was incredible in The Master so it’s a shame he has no chance
Haha! Meryl does the best announcing. She didn’t even pause!
And the Oscar goes to… Daniel Day Lewis
I would laugh if they started playing the Jaws music because he’d wasted his speech time on jokes and the audience laughing. Which obviously they wouldn’t do for this category but still.
Here we go…
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Amour (2012): Margaret Ménégoz, Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka, Michael Katz
Argo (2012): Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck, George Clooney
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012): Dan Janvey, Josh Penn, Michael Gottwald
Django Unchained (2012): Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin, Pilar Savone
Les Misérables (2012): Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh
Life of Pi (2012): Gil Netter, Ang Lee, David Womark
Lincoln (2012): Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy
Silver Linings Playbook (2012): Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen, Jonathan Gordon
Zero Dark Thirty (2012): Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow, Megan Ellison
And the Oscar goes to… Michelle Obama’s fringe
I think I want Argo to win. I’d be perfectly happy with Life of Pi too though, but I think of all of them Argo was the one that kept my attention all the way through and entertained me the most.
I enjoyed Argo but have lots of issues with it
And the Oscar goes to… Argo
At least this means my record is intact for seeing the Best Film Oscar winner at the London Film Festival
I have no such record.
I don’t think Ben Affleck would have a problem with thanking himself.
Not with that sincere and angry look on his face
Did he just basically say being married to Jennifer Garner is a bit of a chore?
Being married is work
I’ve read too many blind items that are allegedly about the two of them, I’m reading too much into everything he says.
They’re delaying the closing number on Sky so that Zane can finish his waffle. Don’t tell me we’re not going to get to see it.
Lincoln should have been less smug in the endless ads we had to watch tonight
He seemed to be filling time, but for what?
And with that slightly odd montage the Oscars are done for another year. No real surprises, apart from Best Actress perhaps, but then no undeserved wins either.
I don’t even care if the closing number was just Kristin Chenoweth singing a song, we should have been shown it!
I’m meeting a friend for coffee at lunchtime, that was a stupid idea. BED.