Important – Does anyone remember how many Bollywood, Kollywood, Tollywood etc films were nominated for the 84th Oscars. We misplaced our calculator and can’t total up the numbers. 😉
And now for the Biggest Award of the night.
Tom Cruise presents Best Picture Oscar to The Artist (Producer: Thomas Langmann)
Hatrick for Meryl Streep (Iron Lady).
Best Actor Oscar goes to Jean Dujardin for The Artist
This is a Big one, guys.
Best Director – Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist
Best Animated Short Film Oscar goes to The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore – William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg
Best Documentary – Short Subject goes to Saving Face – Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Best Live Action Short Film – The Shore
OMG, Woody Allen Wins!
Best Writing Original Screenplay – Woody Allen for Midnight in Paris. Richly deserved.
We’ve seen Midnight in Paris and loved the film. Gorgeous.
Oooooh, Angelina looks sumptuous! 😉
Best Adapted Screenplay – The Descendants – Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash
Best Music (Original Score) – Ludovic Bource for The Artist.
What a shame, we have yet to see The Artist.
And the Best Supporting Actor Oscar goes to 82-year-old Christopher Plummer (Beginners). The oldest actor ever to win an Oscar.
You’re only two years older than me, darling. Where have you been all my life? – Christopher Plummer at the Oscars
Another win for Hugo – Best Visual Effects
Is this the 5thor 6th Oscar for Hugo.
Melissa McCarthy is awesome.
Sad, she didn’t win the Best Supporting Actress award Oscar for Bridesmaids. 🙁
Rango gets Oscar for Animated Feature Film.
We just don’t get animation!
Was Chris Rock funny? Not bad.
Aha, Robert Downey is here (with Gwynneth Paltrow).
And the winner for Best Documentary goes to Undefeated – TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay, and Richard Middlemas
Nice acrobatic show by Cirque Du Soleil.
Hugo picks up one more Oscar – Sound Mixing.
Other wins for Hugo – Cinematography, Art Direction, Sound Editing
If only the Swedish writer Stieg Larsson were alive! Sad.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo won the Oscar for Best Editing.
Is Oscar host Billy Crystal exciting you folks?
Okayish, that’s what we think.
Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer for The Help. Who is SHE?
Best Foreign Language Film – And the Oscar goes to Separation from Iran. The first film from Iran to win Best Foreign Language Film.
Hugo has already won two Oscars – Cinematography & Art Direction.
Alas, back to the TV.
Damn, they’re not streaming the Oscar Awards. Only the Red Carpet, Back Stage etc.
At last, at last an Indian face in the audience – Krishna Bhanji aka Ben ‘Gandhi‘ Kingsley.
Oscar 84 host Billy Crystal on a horse, aha.
* 8:17PM ET
Quiz: How long do winners get on the stage for all the Thank Yous – A mere 45-seconds.
* 8:12PM ET
Brangelina – Both looking delicious!
The ABC interviewers are so meh! 🙁
* 8:06PM ET
See, see, there’s Brad Pitt.
He seems to have recovered from his fall.
No crutches. Brisk walk.
Yippee. Just saw George Clooney posing for the cameras.
Psst, we just came. But don’t tell anyone.
Sandra Bullock looking so old and haggard!
* 7:49PM ET
Hey, Steven Spielberg is here.
Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy are Producers of the Best Picture Nominee War Horse.
* 7:40PM ET
So far, it’s all blah blah blah Red Carpet.
Say, did we see Sacha Baron Cohen in the most attention-grabbing attire this year?
Oh well, we’ll take another swill of the cheapest Champagne money can buy – Andre Extra Dry California Champagne ($4.99).
Ah, there’s George Cloooooney.
No, that was a false alarm. 🙁
* 7:20PM Eastern Time:
F*ck the TV. F*ck the TV.
For the 84th Oscars, SI is doing something different.
We threw out the Remote for our Samsung LCD TV.
And….we’re wireless streaming the Oscars on a big 27-inch iMac.
The picture quality on the big iMac is amazing.
Why wouldn’t it be superb?
After all, the Resolution on the 27-inch iMac is a remarkable, eye-popping 2560×1440 pixels.