Official 83rd Academy Awards thread

Red carpet stuff now. Ryan Seacrest is a dumbass. Ceremony starts in 2 hours.

He asks the worst questions, and then interrupts the stars when they’re struggling for an answer!

Funny Ryan Seacreast moments so far:

“I can see myself in that dress!”

Smooch on the cheek from Russel Brand with a “you’re so handsome!”.

Man, I respect the hell out of Hailee Steinfeld. How well-spoken. How gracious. A real charmer.

And she’s only 14! And her dress was perfect, and age-appropriate.

I haven’t seen any knockout fashion yet.

My wife says Melissa Leo’s dress is channeling Elvis. I think Cate Blanchett looks like Disney’s magic mirror come to life.

I thought Cate Blanchett looked ready to hop on a float in the Easter Parade.

I don’t have a TV in my bedroom. Is there a reliable stream anyone would recommend, so that I can follow along on here?

I can’t stand that red carpet stuff. What time does the actual ceremony start?

I only watch these in years when I’ve actually seen the majority of the films. I haven’t had the chance to see True Grit or The Fighter yet (or just about everything in the best supporting actress category), but otherwise I’m good.

I’ll be happy as long as The Wolfman wins something :stuck_out_tongue:

Jennifer Lawrence sure cleans up nice.

I’m streaming with the official live-cast right now: the award show link should be live soon.

And how!

I’m rather liking the coverage on ABC better than E’s coverage.

Sandra Bullock looks a hundred and ten.

Nice dress, though.

I don’t see a thread for predictions, so I’ll post mine here. Let’s see how many I get right!

Actor in a Leading Role
 * Colin Firth in “The King's Speech”

Actor in a Supporting Role
    * Christian Bale in “The Fighter”

Actress in a Leading Role
    * Natalie Portman in “Black Swan”

Actress in a Supporting Role
    * Melissa Leo in “The Fighter”

Animated Feature Film
    * “Toy Story 3” Lee Unkrich

Art Direction
      Production Design: Guy Hendrix Dyas; Set Decoration: Larry Dias and Doug Mowat

    * “True Grit” Roger Deakins 

Costume Design
    * “The King's Speech” Jenny Beavan

    * “The Social Network” David Fincher

Documentary (Feature)
    * “Exit through the Gift Shop” Banksy and Jaimie D'Cruz

Documentary (Short Subject)
    * “Killing in the Name” Jed Rothstein

Film Editing
    * “127 Hours” Jon Harris

Foreign Language Film
    * “Biutiful” Mexico

    * “The Wolfman” Rick Baker and Dave Elsey

Music (Original Score)
    * “The Social Network” Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross 

Music (Original Song)
    * “If I Rise” from “127 Hours” Music by A.R. Rahman Lyric by Dido and Rollo Armstrong

Best Picture
    * “The King's Speech” Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers

Short Film (Animated)
    * “Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary)” Bastien Dubois

Short Film (Live Action)
    * “Na Wewe” Ivan Goldschmidt

Sound Editing
    * “Inception” Richard King

Sound Mixing
    * “Inception” Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick

Visual Effects
    * “Inception” Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
    * “The Social Network” Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin

Writing (Original Screenplay)
    * “The Kids Are All Right” Written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg

(other than the three short film categories, I’ve actually seen all of those nominees.)

I’m here, I’m watching on my new laptop in Chicago via a Sling Player located in Kansas City, chatting with lissener in a text window, and reading tweets on my Touch. God I love technology!

Thanks, Elysium! By weird coincidence, I made Kraft Homestyle Mac & Cheese for dinner an hour ago. I’ve already seen that commercial twice.

The site says it started at 8, but I don’t see anything yet…

I’m rooting for Social Network and Inception tonight, but King’s Speech is the deliberate Oscar Bait film which will get more than its fair share, I predict. (Colin Firth can have his Oscar, but otherwise that movie was inferior to everything else it’s up against).

Yeah I’m in the same boat, they claim to be airing it there.

Okay, the live footage just kicked in. This footage is way better than what ABC usually has.

Agreed! Is the actual awards show not yet started? I’ve got the hosts chatting.

Ok. Highlight for me so far was James Franco in the leotard. Yowza!

OK, the opening bit was fairly clever.

First award, Art Direction: Alice In Wonderland