Sunday, February 24, 2008

Live Blogging the Oscars

11:48: My final score - 15 out of 24. One less than last year. Oh well...the Academy made some good choices.

11:47:
Wow. It's over before midnight. Is this some kind of modern record?

11:45:
No Country wins the big one. The Juno rumors proved kaput. Thank God.

11:44:
Henry Kissinger: Man on the Go - LMAO!!

11:42:
The Coens win Best Director - and it's over. You can't stop what's coming.

11:35:
No Country for Old Men - 2, There Will Be Blood - 2...no...stop it, don't get your hopes up.

11:34:
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS!!!!!

11:26:
I'm 12 for 21. Yikes.

11:24:
Diablo Cody just won an Oscar for Juno's original screenplay. Her dress is almost as hideous as her dialogue.

11:19:
The failure of No Country for Old Men to win for its editing, sound, or cinematography is starting to worry me. It has two awards...but two shoo-in awards it was never going to lose. Is an upset in the making? Nahhh...can't be.

11:17:
Taxi to the Dark Side wins Best Documentary...a pretty big surprise.

11:13:
Freeheld wins Best Documentary Short. I'm now 11 for 19. I got all the shorts right this year...awesome.

11:09:
Atonement wins Best Score. Richly deserved.

11:05:
In Memoriam applause-o-meter goes to either Ingmar Bergman or Heath Ledger...I love Heath but you can't deny that Bergman is one of cinema's supreme masters.

10:59:
There Will Be Blood wins Cinematography! Wish Jesse James would have, but any award for Blood is a great thing indeed.

10:56:
AWWW! Jon Stewart let Marketa Irglova come back out to give her speech. Love it! Kudos to you Jon. That's amazing.

10:54: I'm currently 9 for 16.

10:49:
"ONCE" WINS BEST SONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!

10:46:
So Close...I can't believe they nominated this song over Society, and Guaranteed, and Come So Far (Got So Far to Go), and...

10:43:
The Counterfeiters wins Best Foreign Language...and I'm back on my feet. Still can't believe they didn't nominate 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days...

10:3
1: Honorary Oscar to Robert Boyle....

10:28:
Bourne again....WTF???

10:27:
Crash beat Brokeback Mountain...did they have to remind us?

10:22:
*sigh* I love that song. Let me go get a tissue now.

10:19:
FALLING SLOWLY!!!!!

10:18:
OMG Jon Stewart is playing Jamia Simone Nash in Wii. That's awesome!

10:16:
AMPAS is throwing me for loops tonight...I'm 7 for 12. Maybe my ratio improve as the night goes on.

10:12:
MARION COTILLARD!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!

10:09:
PLEASE MARION COTILLARD!!!!!

10:06:
"Is it alright to kiss Halle Berry now?" LMAO!

10:06:
Wow...Bourne wins again. Poor Kevin O'Connell...

10:03:
Bourne wins Sound Editing...a minor surprise. Looks like Transformers might face a shut out.

10:01:
LMAO!!! Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill for Judi Dench and Halle Berry!

9:56:
Not bad production number of That's How You Know. My prediction score so far is 7/10.

9:53:
LOVE Kristen Chenowith...but her voice does not fit this song at all. OK she's gotten better...that operatic start was painful.

9:52:
Miley Cyrus...again. Ugh.

9:50:
I must have drank too much wine...I can't pay attention to Sid Ganis...oh wait, nevermind...

9:47:
The Coens win Best Adapted Screenplay...no surprise there.

9:38:
UPSET! TILDA WINS! I CALLED IT!! I'm feeling better now.

9:32:
I'm 2 for 2 on the short films. Awesome.

9:31:
This Bee Movie thing is horrible.

9:29:
I got Best Live Action Short right. Score.

9:26:
JAMIA SIMONE NASH!!! LOVE this girl's voice! Raise it Up has been so underrated...even though August Rush was a horrible movie.

9:20:
Commercial break...I'm going to go get one of my cream puffs.

9:18:
Javier Bardem...no brainer.

9:17:
Please Hal Holbrook! *crosses fingers*

9:10: Sweeney Todd wins Art Direction! I'm 1 for 4 in my predictions so far...but they're making all the right choices so far. Except for Golden Compass...come on guys...seriously?

9:08:
The Golden Compass wins Best Visual Effects...WTF???? Transformers sound crew watch out.

8:59:
AMY ADAMS!!!!

8:57:
La Vie En Rose wins the first of 2 Oscars? (Please movie gods!)

8:54:
RATATOUILLE!!!!

8:49:
Why is this montage making me cry? I'm a dork.

8:42:
Elizabeth: The Golden Age just won the first (well-deserved) Oscar of the night. I really should have predicted that...it was nagging in the back of my head all week, since Marie Antoinette won last year. Oscar loves the elaborate stuff.

8:39: Oscar is 80 and the Republican frontrunner....LMAO!

8:36:
Did they just applaud for Norbit?

8:35:
Hillary Clinton calls Away from Her the feel good movie of the year, HAHAHAHA!!

8:32:
JON STEWART!!!!!

8:30:
So...it's pretty obvious they didn't have much time to prepare. This is kinda bad.

8:30:
And so it begins...

8:29:
It's snowing outside! Oscars and snow, how awesome is that?

8:27:
Did Regis just call Javier Bardem Xavier?

8:24:
Is Regis trying to make the dancers nervous? ONE FALSE MOVE AND YOU'RE DEAD!!! What is he now, Anton Chigurh?

8:18:
Those two lottery winners were embarrassing...I think that guy was the inspiration for Michael Cera's character in Superbad. Or Juno. Pick one.

8:17:
Aww...that lady's really old. This is cute.

8:16
: I heart Amy Adams...she should have been nominated for Enchanted.

8:14:
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS!!!!!

8:14:
LMAO!!! I love Helen Mirren...so classy.

8:13
: Jennifer Garner...the only good thing about Juno and has nothing to show for it.

8:12:
Oh Mickey Rooney...he's what, like, 112 now?

8:08
: Miley Cirus, really? WHY?? This is not the Kids' Choice Awards!

8:03:
GO MARION!!!!!!

8:01:
Good thing of the night #1 - no Billy Bush! I guess they learned from the Golden Globe fiasco.

8:00 PM:
Here we go!

I will be live blogging the Oscars starting around 8:00 PM EST. Stay tuned.

11 comments:

nick plowman said...

Hey Matt, I'm live blogging the winners too, it's now 4:40AM in South Africa, I have not slept a wink!!!

Congrats on the Swinton call, I have totally f*cked up my predix....I mean Golden Compass? Come On!!!!!

I'll be back :)

nick plowman said...

So out of 10, how many have you predicted correctly?

Matthew Lucas said...

Yeah, I guess the two films with really good special effects split the vote...idk. That was a real head-scratcher.

nick plowman said...

You are 1 up on me so far, I have only got 6.

nick plowman said...

Marion won!!!

Now is the performance of "Falling Slowly" - hells yeah

Matthew Lucas said...

Congrats on that call. I'm so glad she won!

nick plowman said...

Me too! Love it.

and that Falling Slowly - you need a tissue, I got a whole box here if you like, what a great song, it better win

nick plowman said...

Our song won!!!!

nick plowman said...

I too thought Jesse was the best, but we don't vote, so TWBB got it. I am sure TWBB deserved it though, it was a tough category.

nick plowman said...

I LOVE DIABLO CODY and Juno, duh.

nick plowman said...

Before midnight?! lmao

Its 6:50 AM here...

Can you believe it is over????
Thanks for a great year of Oscar watching and movie loving, I am glad I could share it with people like yourself.

Peace Out