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LIVE BLOG W/ Aaron: 84th Annual Oscars!!!!

February 26, 2012

8:28pm SO EXCITED!!!

8:31pm Did Clooney just kiss Billy?

8:37pm GREAT GREAT opening short! And it’s was ‘Extremely Loud & Incredible Close’ & the ‘Chapter 11 Theater’!

8:41pm Great musical number, embarassing both Jonah Hill & Scorsese, what more could you ask from Billy.

8:45pm BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY“Hugo”

“HUGO” IS THE FIRST TO WIN!

8:46pm BEST ART DIRECTION“Hugo”

HUGO” is gonna sweep, just watch!

8:52pm Great movie montage! Love those! Lets go to the movies.

8:55pm BEST COSTUME DESIGN“The Artist”

FIRST WIN for “The Artist”, can it catch up to “Hugo”?

8:57pm BEST MAKE-UP EFFECTS“The Iron Lady”

What the fuck is wrong with Diaz & Lopez? They drunk already?

9:00pm Morgan Freeman, Adam Sandler, Brad Pitt, Steve Carell, and others talk about their first movie experience as an audience viewer. JUST SHOW FILLER PEOPLE!

9:07pm Sandra Bullock speaks German in presenting Best Foreign Film, weird?

9:08pm BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM“A Seperation”

Called it! Still haven’t seen it though.

9:09pm Christian BATMAN Bale enters with the Dark Knight theme!!!!!!!! A badass, even presenting Best Supporting Actress. And yes, I’m in love with Jessica Chastain.

9:14pm BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS– Octavia Spencer, “The Help”

Just goes to show you how predictable the Oscars continue to be. Although I wasn’t expecting her to almost faint like that. LOL! Really? A standing-ovation? She’s not 84 years old!!! Yep, she’s a MAJOR cryer.

9:19pm Billy is just pure awesome. His remark about hugging black women may have been iffy, but still. “The Wizard of Oz” very first focus group with the cast of “Best in Show”!?!?!!? Eugene Levy!!!!! Omg this is too epic! ‘I love a flying monkey.’ There’s Christopher Guest being…odd!!!! Kathrine O’Hara too!?!?

9:22pm Why aren’t there flying monkeys in “Gone with the Wind”?

9:23pm Beautiful funny people; Tina Fey & Brad Cooper.

9:24pm BEST FILM EDITING– Kirk Baxter & Angus Wall, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”

NICE! So happy “Dragon Tattoo” won. Short simple speech, such cool guys.

9:26pm BEST SOUND EDITING“Hugo”

That’s 3 for “HUGO”!!! ‘You-Go’, that’s gonna be the new internet memme.

9:28pm BEST SOUND MIXING“Hugo”

4 for “HUGO”!!!! This could be the night of Hugo.

9:35pm Kermit! Piggy! MUPPETS!!! They introduce the Cirque du Solei, music by Danny Elfman. Very cool!

9:37pm Cirque is doing something very special here, I just don’t understand what they’re doing, but thank god for Danny Elfman’s score.

9:40pm “Wow…we’re a pony away from a Bar Mitzvah.” -Billy Crystal. 82-year-olds Max von Sydow & Christopher Plummer get a tip of the hat from Billy.

9:41pm Robert Downy Jr. is in the house! Still as cool as ever. With a badass entrance, his documentary about him called “The Presenter”. RDJ is so crazy (cool).

9:43pm BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE“Undefeated”

Football film eh? I’ll check it out. Ooopps, time to bleep out some profanity– DOCUMENTARY! Oops, music cuts them off. Sucks right?

9:45pm Chris Rock is in the house! Blackmen can only voice as Donkey’s or Zebra’s in animated films according to Rock, he just couldn’t help but do his stand-up  schtick.

9:47pm BEST ANIMATED FEATURE“Rango”

Clearly the best choice! LOVE that movie!

9:51pm Melissa McCarthy has the hots for Billy Crystal.

9:53pm Emma oooohhhh Emma [Stone] presenting an Award with Ben Stiller. Her first time EVER. She’s got some pipes. Emma badly wants to dance with Jonah.

9:55pm BEST VISUAL EFFECTS“Hugo”

That’s 5 for “Hugo”! The Oscars love “Hugo” apparently. Still I wish it was “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”.

9:58pm Melissa Leo, watch those f-bombs.

10:00pm BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR– Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”

The oldest actor to ever win an Oscar. A well deserved win. Loved “Beginners”. Ok Plummer, lets not talk about your mothers vagina.

10:09pm The average age for winners has jumped to 67

10:10pm Crystal doing his classic what the nominees are thinking bit. Scorsese’s was the funniest bit.

10:11pm President of the Academy and yada yada yada back to Billy!

10:12pm The music of the movies! That’s a big sheet of music…’Meh’.

10:13pm Owen Wilson & Penelope Cruz present movie music…

10:14pm BEST ORIGINAL SCORE– Ludovic Bource, “The Artist”

The music told the story, so it was a well deserved win.

10:17pm OH…MY…GOD Zach Galifinakis & Will Ferrell!!!! In white.

10:18pm BEST ORIGINAL SONG– ‘Man or Muppet’, by Bret McKenzie from “The Muppets”

It’s a good night to be a Muppet & Flight of the Concords fan!

10:21pm Hot babes and popcorn, why wasn’t I invited to the Oscars?

10:25pm Angelina Jolie is NOT the original Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. WHOA, Angelina! Showin’ some leg there?

10:27pm BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY– Alexander Payne, Jim Rash, Nat Faxon, “The Descendants”

DEAN FROM “COMMUNITY” CO-WROTE “DESCENDANTS”!!?!?!?!?

10:30pm BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY– Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”

Woody of course is not there, this good, makes the show go faster.

10:31pm Robert Downy Jr, Seth Rogen, Werner Herzog, Reese Witherspoon discuss what makes a ‘great movie’. Interesting filler.

10:37pm Milla Jovovich recaps the Academy of Motion Picture Sciences. Camera work and visual effects have certainly come a long way.

10:39pm The Bridesmaids are in the house! Awkwardly funny. Size does matter, but not length. The girls make penis jokes while presenting live action short

10:40pm BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT“The Shore”

I badly wanted “Tuba Atlantic” to win! GAAAHHHH!!!!

10:42pm Scorsese drinking game continues!

10:43pm BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT“Saving Face”

Looked like an interesting short doc, I’ll itunes it.

10:45pm Is it just me or has the microphone been autotuned?

10:46pm BEST ANIMATED SHORT“Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore”

Missed the animated shorts, but this looked really good.

10:51pm Michael Douglas is in the house! Mikes a classy guy, tellin’ a cool director story. Fingers crossed for Marty to win director.

10:53pm BEST DIRECTOR– Michel Hazanvicius, “The Artist”

Hahahha, Mikey-D couldn’t pronounce that silly last name. Congrats Michel Hazanavicius! No other director could direct what he did.

10:56pm Oh boy, here comes Meryl Streep. Nominated for Best Actress since the 70s-10s[?] Meryl recaps of the Governors Awards…oh lovely, more filler.

10:58pm OH THANK GOD THEY CUT THE JEAN HERSCHEL AWARD SHORT!!!!

11:04pm Time to get misty eyed people. We look back at all the people we’ve lost last year.

11:08pm OK, moving on…time for Best Actor/Actress & BEST PICTURE! Who’ll win???

11:11pm Julia Roberts, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Ed Norton, Tom Cruise, Patton Oswalt, and Jonah Hill discuss what it’s like being on the big screen. It’s the coolest filler of the show. I did these testimonials.

11:14pm Oh Natalie [Portman] marry me now. Natalie presents the Best Actor, and congrats to each nominee.

11:19pm BEST ACTOR– Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”

WOW!!! WOW!!! WOW!!! Amazing win! AMAZING! Great speech! Epic! Gotta love the French people.

11:23pm OK, quick recap: 4 wins for “The Artist” & 5 wins for “Hugo” this is cutting it close. Who’s gonna get Best Picture? “The Artist” or “Hugo”?

11:25pm Colin Firth in the house!!! Presents the Best Actress awards. He just had to make a “Mamma Mia” joke to Ms. Streep.

11:26pm BEST ACTRESS– Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”

WHAT….THE…HELL?!?! This is a major twist! Hahahah, I loved that comment about all of America rolling there eyes over her win, she’s a sport, give her some credit.

11:33pm [LATE] Tom Cruise presents the impossible mission of the Best Picture winner…

11:36pm BEST PICTURE“The Artist”

Yeaaahhh!!! “The Artist”! Yeaaahhh!!! Ok, now I’m going to bed. G’night everybody!

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