Live Blogging the 2015 Academy Awards!

28 02 2016

 

11:01 P.M. Yes, I did get up to scream and cheer for that. What a fun surprise!

Rachel McAdams Michael Keaton Mark Ruffalo Spotlight

11:00 P.M. BEST PICTURE: “SPOTLIGHT

10:58 P.M. Leo even broke character there for a second to show feelings, whoa! Glad to see a great actor get his due. And you know it wouldn’t be Leo without a political bent to his speech.

10:55 P.M. BEST ACTOR: LEONARDO DICAPRIO, “THE REVENANT”

10:49 P.M. In case Brie Larson wasn’t already on my good side, she just got there permanently by thanking film festivals and moviegoers for the success of her film. Bravo!

10:48 P.M. BEST ACTRESS: BRIE LARSON, “ROOM

10:40 P.M. Didn’t Iñárritu have enough time to talk last year? Get him off the stage.

10:38 P.M. BEST DIRECTOR: ALEJANDRO G. INARRITU,THE REVENANT

10:31 P.M.Room” deserved a better intro than it got.

10:28 P.M. Wow, people were not too happy with “The Hunting Ground” losing. But at least Sam Smith brought it home with a good speech.

10:26 P.M. BEST ORIGINAL SONG: “WRITING’S ON THE WALL,” “SPECTRE”

Samuel L. Jackson Walton Goggins The Hateful Eight

10:22 P.M. BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: ENNIO MORRICONE, “THE HATEFUL EIGHT

10:15 P.M. Rachel McAdams and Kate Winslet crying are all of us. (And Chris Pine from last year.)

10:15 P.M. Wow. I’m so moved to witness a moment that can truly change the dialogue around sexual abuse in our culture.

10:10 P.M. I’m glad that some of my favorite films of the year – “Inside Out,” “Amy” and “Son of Saul” have won Oscars in their niche categories.

Son of Saul

10:08 P.M. BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: “SON OF SAUL

10:05 P.M. BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT: “STUTTERER”

9:58 P.M. I miss Alan Rickman so much already!

9:56 P.M. Dave Grohl doing the In Memoriam is an odd choice.

9:53 P.M. Slay, CBI. The diversity and inclusion problem is bigger than the Oscars. Change is necessary at a more institutional level.

9:43 P.M. BEST DOCUMENTARY: “AMY

9:40 P.M. The “Mad Max” joke from Louis C.K. is how everyone is feeling right now.

9:40 P.M. BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT: “THE GIRL IN THE RIVER”

9:36 P.M. That was a very nice speech by Mark Rylance. I’m glad to see Spielberg guide another actor to victory. Hard to believe that’s only the second performance he’s directed to victory.

9:32 P.M. BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: MARK RYLANCE, “BRIDGE OF SPIES”

9:23 P.M. This is the quote that got me.

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9:22 P.M. Kate Winslet’s glasses are so badass that they need their own Twitter account.

9:13 P.M. So, yeah, I started crying during Pete Docter’s speech.

Inside Out

9:12 P.M. BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: “INSIDE OUT

9:10 P.M. Are they trying to make me cry with a “Toy Story” appearance…

9:09 P.M. When you go 6/6 and then drop 5 in a row…

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9:08 P.M. BEST ANIMATED SHORT: “BEAR STORY”

9:06 P.M. People proudly waving their money in the air out there…

9:00 P.M. Jacob Tremblay getting up to look at the “Star Wars” characters is what the world needs right now.

8:58 P.M. So is this our “surprise” of the night? Let’s hope there’s still some magic left for “The Big Short” to pull through in Best Picture…

Ava

8:56 P.M. BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: “EX MACHINA

8:55 P.M. Andy Serkis laying the groundwork to one day have the Academy recognize his incredible craftsmanship…

8:52 P.M. BEST SOUND MIXING: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

8:50 P.M. Going to guess that there was an F-bomb in there.

8:49 P.M. BEST SOUND EDITING: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

8:48 P.M. This is so sad.

8:40 P.M. BEST FILM EDITING: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

8:38 P.M. Wait, there’s a special box for all the DPs to sit together? That’s awkward…

Tom Hardy Leonardo DiCaprio The Revenant

8:37 P.M. BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: “THE REVENANT

8:34 P.M. Lighten up, Leo! Lighten up like your belt made your jeans light!

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8:31 P.M. Does them playing “Live and Let Die” mean that J.Law will start dancing soon?

8:30 P.M. Leo and Iñárritu NOT amused by the bear joke.

8:27 P.M. And the announcer just talks right over Margot Robbie trying to pronounce the artists’ names.

8:27 P.M. Not the biggest fan of “Mad Max” but hard to argue with all these wins for its impeccable craftsmanship.

8:27 P.M. BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING: “MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

8:25 P.M. My gosh, they are just blowing through these tech categories…

8:24 P.M. BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN: “MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

8:22 P.M. Sheesh, did they play off Jenny Bevan with “Ride of the Valkyries?”

8:20 P.M. BEST COSTUME DESIGN: “MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

8:19 P.M. Only Cate Blanchett could pull off giving a spiel like that on the go…

8:12 P.M. BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: ALICIA VIKANDER, “THE DANISH GIRL

8:08 P.M. I was worried there for a second that Kerry Washington was not going to get to talk…

8:02 P.M. What on earth was that Stacy Dash thing? Was she in on that joke?

7:53 P.M. YES YES YES “THE BIG SHORT.” The big win I wanted tonight.

The Big Short

7:52 P.M. BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: “THE BIG SHORT”

7:48 P.M. Mics are so hot, picking up every word of Charlize up there…

Spotlight

7:47 P.M. BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: “SPOTLIGHT

7:43 P.M. Awkward cutaway to Leo during joke using him…

7:38 P.M. To be honest, I thought the same thing about the Smith family crying sour grapes.

7:33 P.M. Opening montage not nearly as spectacular nowadays when I see them all the time on Vimeo/YouTube.

7:31 P.M. Well, that graphic was an interesting way to start.

6:36 P.M. Here’s my official ballot. Hoping against hope that “The Big Short” will prevail.

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6:29 P.M. Told myself I wasn’t going to live blog … but couldn’t resist. Stay tuned.

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