Hey guys. Join me (Mac) NOW as I live blog the Oscars (and the red carpet preshow)! Super excited about this. I’m actually a film major, so this is a great opportunity to use my specific skill set. Also, this year breaks new ground. The Oscars will be streamed live through various outlets, including ABC.com and Hulu. So if you don’t have TV around, you can finally watch the Oscar telecast on the interwebz.

In case you haven’t done so already, don’t forget to join our OSCAR POOL. It’s just for fun. No prizes except bragging rights.

Kristen Chenoweth is hosting our red carpet special. The carpet is lined with sketches of some of the classic looks of the past. Kristen is joined by GMA’s Lara Spencer. We get a quick shot of Jennifer Hudson. At least one Idol is in the house, lol. Also hosting tonight is Kelly Rowland. And Jess Cagle from Entertainment Weekly is around to offer his opinion. Another host… Robin Roberts. HOW MANY HOSTS ARE HOSTING THIS THING?

Kristen is interviewing Jessica Chastain, and requests Kristen to sing. lol. Jessica looks very classy, very old school cinma. Classic. Love it. Lara finds Kerry Washington, in an awesome red dress. I’m a huge fan of Scandal. Kerry’s having a bit of a moment, and she totally deserves it. Kelly cuts to Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum (who is pregnant). It’s Channing’s first time at the Oscars. I wonder if he’ll ever make it as a nominee?

Amanda Seyfried is wearing Alexander McQueen, and says she can’t sit down, and her organs are being pushed out of her body. LOL. I think Amanda will get Oscar buzz next year for her role in the Deep Throat movie. She might even get a nomination. Quevazhene Wallis is on carpet now with her mom, an her bedtime is usually 930. She’s a little stuck up, and doesn’t interview well on the carpet. Hopefully that will change over the years. Kristen is with Jennifer Lawrence (who I think is gonna win Best Actress tonight). She seems really tall, but she says she’s in really high heels. Jennifer Lawrence says Sally Field is her favorite person in the entire world. Kelly is with Zoe Saldana, who is doing a Nina Simone biopic. Zoe Saldana mentions The Last Unicorn, and I love her a bit more. What an interesting name drop.

Kristen is talking to Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Catherine says she’s performing tonight. Jess is talking to Daniel Radcliffe, also his first time at the Oscars. Jess has Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber. Thank God this blog doesn’t auto correct Liev’s name. I can’t ever type his name in Microsoft Word without it becoming “live”. Naomi talks about talking to survivors of the tsunami depicted in her movie The Impossible. She was amazing in the film, and had I been able to vote, I would have voted for her in The Impossible (I’ve seen all the nominees except Emmanuelle Riva for Amour).

Lara is talking to Reese Witherspoon, who decided to wear Louis Vuitton blue tonight. Kelly is with Joseph Gordon Levitt. It’s his first year at the Oscars. He had a really big year in 2012, with Dark Knight Rises and Looper, and he’s a little starstruck. Kristen talks to Bradley Cooper, who helps her put her shoe back on. Bradley Cooper brought his mom with him to the Oscars. Lara is with Nicole Kidman and new Idol judge Keith urban. Nicole is presenting tonight. Nicole and Naomi Watts are really good friends. Jess talks to Charlize Theron, who has some really cool short hair. She looks gorgeous.

Robin talks to the 6 people who won the college search Oscar experience contest. They’re presenting in the short categories. Kristen talks with Hugh Jackman and his lovely wife. They’re so cute together. Hugh gets to guess on the mystery box. Chris Evans is with Kelly. Chris brought his mom to the Oscars. Chris is presenting with The Avengers. For anyone who has seen the criminally underrated Puncture, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that Chris gets a nomination in his future for something. Robert DeNiro is talking with Robin. He brought his wife. DeNiro’s hair is all over the place. He’s my pick to win Best Supporting Actor tonight. Jess is obviously stalking Daniel Radcliffe, as he’s talking with him again.

Lara is with Jennifer Aniston who looks HOT in red. Where’s her beau? She’s wearing Valentino. She’s presenting tonight. Jennifer Garner is talking to Kristen. She went with purple tonight, an it looks really good on her. Jennifer says she’s excited to see Kristen sing. She’s here to support her husband Ben Affleck, who isn’t nominated tonight as a director, but his film Argo is my pick to win Best Picture. Robin is talking to Halle Berry, who loves to be original. I’m not as wowed by her dress. Kristen is talking with Adele. Adele wears what she likes, and doesn’t worry about other people. Lara is talking to George Clooney and Stacy Kiebler. Only George and Walt Disney have been nominated in 6 different categories. George jokes how he’s a “trivia question” now. Jess is talking with Sandra Bullock, who is presenting tonight. Jess’s mic is weird. There’s a weird crossover where you can hear Kristen talking… there’s a sound mixer getting fired tonight. lol.

Anne Hathaway and her nipples are talking to Kristen. Her hair is starting to grow back. Anne says the day she cut her hair was a rough day. She’s my pick to win Best Supporting Actress tonight. The mystery box is revealed. It’s Dorothy’s slippers. Anne guessed it correctly. How appropriate for Kristen to be there with the original Dorothy slippers. Jamie Foxx brought his daughter to the Oscars. Kelly asks Jamie what they were listening to in the car, but they were talking about college, not listening to music. Jamie Foxx says he has a crush on Kelly. Lara is talking to Daniel Day Lewis and his wife. He’s my pick to win Best Actor. Spielberg has said it was a life changing experience to work with Day-Lewis, and Daniel says it was an absolute pleasure to work with Spielberg also. If he wins tonight, he’ll be the FIRST person to ever win an acting Oscar from a Spielberg movie. Shocking, huh?

It’s started! I’m a huge Seth Macfarlane fan, so it’s nice to see him having his moment. And the quest to make Tommy Lee Jones laugh starts now. Seth makes fun of Jean Dujardin. The camera cuts to him, and he looks uncomfortable. Seth makes fun of Chris Brown and Rihanna. Then he knocks Mel Gibson. I’m not really digging his opening jokes. A lot of them are falling flat. William Shatner talks to Seth Macfarlane. William makes fun of how bad Seth has been so far. lol. There’s a song about how people saw we’ve seen a lot of boobs. “We Saw Your Boobs”. Seth brings out Charlize Theron and Channing Tatum. They dance with him singing “The Way You Look Tonight”. Channing is actually a good dancer. Very good dancing. That was a nice surprise. There’s a little short of Flight done with only sock puppets. It’s quite hilarious actually. Seth sings again, this time with Daniel Radcliffe and Joseph Gordon Levitt. They sing “High Hopes” and do a little soft shoe tapping. There’s a little bit with Seth and Sally Field, and he’s dressed as The Flying Nun. He’s suspended from the ceiling. He talks about Sally being hot as Gidget. Seth says “you know they’re going to give it to Anne.” and then he makes out with Sally Field. Crazy sketch.

Octavia Spencer is here to present Best Supporting Actor. They have a combined 21 nominations, and all of them have won before. What a category. The nominees are: Alan Arkin (Argo), Robert DeNiro (Silver Linings Playbook), Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master), Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln), and Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained). And the Oscar goes to… Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained). Wow. He thanks the other nominees, Quentin, Leo, Jamie, Sam Jackson, Kerry Washington, and a ton of people we don’t know. This is his second Oscar win after having won already for Inglorious Basterds a few years ago.

Paul Rudd and Melissa McCarthy are here to present the award for BEST ANIMATED SHORT. They joke about actors voices in animated films. They’re really bad at it, intentionally. It’s mildly funny. Neither of them have been voicing in animated films. This is going on too long. NOMINEES: Adam and Dog, Fresh Guacamole, Head Over Heels, Maggie Simpson In The Longest Daycare, Paperman. And the Oscar goes to…. Paperman.

They’re also presenting ANIMATED FEATURE. The nominees are… Brave, Frankenweenie, Paranorman, The Pirates, and Wreck It Ralph. And the Oscar goes to…. Brave. Dude is wearing a kilt. LOL.

Reese Witherspoon introduces Les Miserables, Life of Pi, and Beasts of the Southern Wild. We get to see clips from all of them. Les Miserables was in my top 10 last year. Beasts fell just out of it for me, but would have made a Top 20 for me. Life Of Pi… well… I hated it. I thought it was a mess. Sorry. Seth mentions that Quevenzhane Wallis is the youngest Best Actress nominee ever. Seth pokes fun at George Clooney, and how The Avengers was only nominated for one award, despite being the biggest film last year. Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Samuel L Jackson, Jeremy Renner, and Mark Ruffalo show up to present CINEMATOGRAPHY. What is Samuel L. Jackson wearing? The nominees are: Anna Karenina, Django Unchained, Life of Pi, Lincoln, and Skyfall. And the Oscar goes to…. Life Of Pi. We are actually running on time so far. This dude is really flustered. The Avengers are also presenting the Visual Effects award. The nominees are: The Hobbit, Life of Pi, The Avengers, Prometheus, and Snow White and the Huntsman. And the Oscar goes to…. Life of Pi. This is an awkward win, as the VFX studio that did Life of Pi filed for bankruptcy, and their staff was outside the Oscars protesting. The four guys on stage don’t mention this at all. They start to get played off by the Jaws theme song. HILARIOUS. Best moment of the night. He finally addresses the bankruptcy, and they cut his mic off. SCANDAL!

Just a quick recap so far for our Best Picture hopefuls. Life of Pi has 2 Oscars, Django Unchained has one. A lot of people on Twitter are talking about the rudeness of what just happened with the Jaws playoff. Peter Travers of Rolling Stone, especially.

Jennifer Aniston and Channing Tatum are here to present COSTUME DESIGN. Channing Tatum talks about waxing. And the nominees are: Anna Karenina, Les Miserables, Lincoln, mirror Mirror, and Snow White and the Huntsman. Two nominees are about Snow White. The Oscar goes to…. Anna Karenina.

Seth introduces Halle Berry. This is the Fifty Years of Bond segment we’ve been hearing about. I remember when they were considering a Jinx spinoff. That totally didn’t happen. Skyfall was amazing, and should have gotten a Best Picture nomination this year. It was in my Top 10. This really makes me want to watch some Bond after the show. Shirley Bassey appears after the video to sing the theme from Goldfinger. I was actually hoping they’d march all the Bonds out on stage. No one has seen Sean Connery in years. It would have been nice. That was a beast of a performance. At her age, she can still belt with the best of them. That’s why she’s a Dame.

Jamie Foxx and Kerry Washington present. The winner for Best Live Action Short is Curfew. Documentary Short Subject goes to Inocente.

Liam Neeson “Modern American Superhero” isn’t from America. lol. He’s here to introduce Argo, Lincoln, and Zero Dark Thirty. Seth makes a joke about John Wilkes Booth that was a little tasteless. Then he adds a Gigli joke. And a Kardashian joke. I love Seth, but a lot of his jokes aren’t working tonight.

Ben Affleck is presenting next. He SHOULD be winning tonight, but he can’t. He’s presenting BEST DOCUMENTARY. I’ve actually seen some of these. The Invisible War is awesome. The nominees are 5 Broken Cameras, The Gatekeepers, How To Survive A Plague, The Invisible War, and Searching For Sugarman. And the Oscar goes to Searching for Sugarman.

Jennifer Garner and Jessica Chastain are here to present BEST FORIEGN LANGUAGE FILM. The nominees are Amour, Kon Tiki, No, A Royal Affair, and War Witch. And the Oscar goes to Amour. No surprise here. Any film that can also get a Best Picture nom is going to win this category also.

The Oscar orchestra isn’t in the theatre, they’re over at Capitol Records. John Travolta is here now. He’s here to introduce a music performance from the cast of Les Miserables, Jennifer Hudson, and Renee Zellweger and Catherine Zeta Jones from Chicago. How cool is that to see Catherine Zeta Jones doing All That Jazz again. She looks great. Still as sexy as ever. She’s killing this choreography! It’s been 10 years, and she’s amazing.

Jennifer Hudson is singing people. Get ready. This is gonna happen. Best surprise ever. This might be the 1,000th performance J Hud has done of And I’m Telling You, but she’s never looked this amazing. She’s so skinny now. It’s an abbreviated version of the song, but that’s OK. I died during this song. This telecast so needed a little bit of J Hud tonight.

Hugh Jackman walks out on stage to sing Suddenly. That is a hard performance to follow. Anne is next. She’s singing One Day More. Eddie Redmayne and Amanda Seyfried. Samantha Barks. Aaron Tviet. There’s a singer for you. Oh God… Russell Crowe. Sacha Baron Cohen. Helena Bonham Carter. I wish the kid who played Gavroche was here. He was good.

Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana are here to talk about the Science and Tech awards. Seth Macfarlane talks about Ted. Mark Wahlberg and Ted are here to present next. This bit is pretty funny. They joke about a sex orgy after the show at Jack Nicholson’s house. SOUND MIXING. The nominees are Argo, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, and Skyfall. And the Oscar goes to… Les Miserables.

Ted and Mark Wahlberg joke about being jewish in Hollywood. SOUND EDITING. Argo, Django Unchained, Life of Pi, Skyfall, and Zero Dark Thirty. And the Oscar goes to. It’s a tie. This is so rare. Zero Dark Thirty is the first winner. The second winner is Skyfall.

Here to present BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS is Christopher Plummer. Great Sound of Music joke. This is my favorite joke of the night. His speech was really good. Classic. He’s a gentleman. Seth should take notes. And the nominees are Amy Adams (The Master), Sally Field (Lincoln), Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables), Helen Hunt (The Sessions), and Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook). And the Oscar goes to Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables). “It came true.” She’s so adorable. Anne thanks Hugh Jackman and the sound crew. She’s come a long way from The Princess Diaries. In many ways, she’s on a similar trajectory of Sally Field, someone who started out in fluff pieces, and worked hard to prove herself as a serious actress. Congratulations darling, You’ve arrived.

And now for some boring words from the Academy’s president. He’s introducing the six winners of the college contest. They’re so racially diverse they could be a cast of the Real World. Sandra Bullock is next to present Film Editing. I know this is crazy, but we’re actually running on time. Yes, this show won’t be over till midnight. But, it’s running on time at least. The nominees are… Argo, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, and Zero Dark Thirty. And the Oscar goes to… Argo.

Jennifer Lawrence is here to introduce Adele singing Skyfall. Adele does a good job. It’s not a big song, like some of her pop records, and the band outplays her in parts, but you still gotta love Adele. Phillip Phillips makes an Oscar appearance, of sorts, as Home is played in the Coldwell Banker commercial.

Introducing the final block of Best Picture nominees is Nicole Kidman. She’s introducing Silver Linings Playbook, Django Unchained, and Amour. Silver Linings Playbook and Argo are my top 2 films this year. I can’t pick just one this year. Sorry.

Daniel Radcliffe and Kristen Stewart are here to present Production Design. Kristen Stewart is limping. She’s obviously very uncomfortable right now. The Nominees Are: Anna Karenina, The Hobbit, Les Miserables, Life Of Pi, and Lincoln. And the Oscar goes to… Lincoln.

Salma Hayek comes out. She’s talking about the Governor’s Awards. More people you’ve never heard of. Jeffrey Katzenberg got an award though. George Clooney is here to introduce those that we’ve lost in the past year. Some great ones are going to be in here. Ernest Borgnine. Michael Clarke Duncan. Charles Durning. Tony Scott. Nora Ephron. Ray Bradbury. Marvin Hamlisch.

And now… Barbra Streisand. She’s performing The Way We Were as a tribute to Marvin Hamlisch. This is kind of a big deal. She doesn’t perform much in public.

Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, Catherine Zeta Jones, and Renee Zellweger are here to present Original Score, and to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the win of Chicago. The nominees are Anna Karenina, Argo, Life of Pi, Skyfall, and Lincoln. And the Oscar goes to Life of Pi.

Best Original Song. We’ve already heard Adele’s Skyfall and Suddenly from Les Miserables. We get to now hear a bit of the other songs, starting with Chasing Ice, sung by Scarlett Johansson. Pi’s Lullaby from Life Of Pi. Norah Jones performs Everybody Needs A Best Friend from Ted. And the Oscar goes to… Skyfall. She’s a mess. It’s endearing.

Dustin Hoffman and Charlize Theron are next. He’s so short. He compliments her dancing. This is BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY. The nominees are: Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Life Of Pi, Lincoln, and Silver Linings Playbook. And the Oscar goes to… Argo.

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY nominees: Amour, Django Unchained, Flight, Moonrise Kingdom, and Zero Dark Thirty. And the Oscar goes to… Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained.. Wow. Quentin thanks his amazing cast.

The next presenters are Jane Fonda and Michael Douglas. This is BEST DIRECTOR. The nominees are Michael Haenke (Amour), Ben Zeitlen (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Ang Lee (Life of Pi), Steven Spielberg (Lincoln), and David O’Russell (Silver Linings Playbook). The Oscar goes to Ang Lee (Life of Pi). What the eff. Seriously. He’s lucky Ben Affleck wasn’t nominated.

Jean Dujardin is here to present BEST ACTRESS. The nominees are Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook), Emmanuelle Riva (Amour), Quevenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild), and Naomi Watts (The Impossible). And the Oscar goes to…. Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook). She gets a standing ovation from the audience. She had a hard time finding words.

Meryl Streep is presenting BEST ACTOR. The nominees are… Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook), Daniel Day Lewis (Lincoln), Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables), Joaquin Phoenix (The Master), and Denzel Washington (Flight). Denzel’s clip was a MAJOR spoiler, by the way. And the Oscar goes to Daniel Day Lewis (Lincoln). He’s the first actor to ever win for acting in a Steven Spielberg film, as well as the first actor to ever win three Best Actor awards. He’s the Meryl Streep… but for men. Standing ovation. His speech is awesome. He talks about role swapping with Meryl, and talking Spielberg out of making Lincoln a musical.

Jack Nicholson is here to present Best Picture. He’s joined by Michelle Obama via a feed. Wow. Didn’t see that coming. She’s introducing the Best Picture nominees. Jack actually reads the nominee names. And they are… Amour, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, and Zero Dark Thirty. And the Oscar goes to…. Argo. It’s the Best Picture, but Ben Affleck couldn’t get a director nomination? The Oscars are dumb. lol. Luckily, Ben Affleck wins here as a producer. Great speech.

Kristen Chenoweth is closing the show with Seth Macfarlane. They are here to sing us out. They sing “Here’s to the Losers”. I like Seth… but I hope he never hosts again. It’s not for him.

Thanks to everyone who joined me tonight for my live blog. I feel blessed. 324 comments and counting. Wow.

Below is a full list of the winners for tonight:

BEST PICTURE
Argo

BEST ACTRESS
Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)

BEST ACTOR
Daniel Day Lewis (Lincoln)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)

BEST DIRECTOR
Ang Lee (Life Of Pi)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Argo

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)

BEST ANIMATED FILM
Brave

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
Paperman

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Searching for Sugar Man

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Amour

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Life of Pi

BEST FILM EDITING
Argo

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Lincoln

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Life of Pi

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
Adele for Skyfall (Skyfall)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Life of Pi

BEST SOUND MIXING
Les Miserables

BEST SOUND EDITING
Zero Dark Thirty and Skyfall (tie)

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Anna Karenina

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
Les Miserables

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
Curfew

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
Inocente

 
  • Lobilobi

    i predict Skyfall to win  and Adele going #1 on itunes

  • http://untitlement.wordpress.com Caroline Bridges

    Thank you for the schedule! That is brilliant. And great news about live streaming, too. Have a great time!

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    I really do like Ryan Seacrest and crew on the Red Carpet.  He seems so relaxed and I think many of the nominees appreciate that!  Now, on to the DRESS watching and predicting Best and Worse dress!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    A film major? Very cool! I’d be interested in your own personal 10 best movies of all time.

    Here’s one of the short animated films nominated tonight:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmkgzURRC_Q

  • Stavros

    I read somewhere instead of having the models present the awards, film students will be doing the honors instead. Very classy!

  • mjsbigblog

    EOnline is livestreaming th red carpet if you are interested:

    http://www.eonline.com/

  • http://twitter.com/MissGolightly22 No Thanks

    Youngest Oscar nominee Quvenjane Wallis just scored the lead role for the re-make of “Annie”.  Replacing Willow Smith.  It was the only choice really.  They should cast Astro so he can do Jay-Z’s version of “Hard Knock Life”

    http://youtu.be/zxtn6-XQupM

  • http://twitter.com/RonnieDRocks Ronnie D

    I can’t wait to see Adele! Walking Dead is on at 9 though lol

  • fuzzywuzzy

    ABC is also televising the red carpet now.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Seth MacFarlane is going to sing with Kristin Chenoweth tonight. I didn’t realize that Seth had recorded a CD of show tunes in 2011.

    http://www.amazon.com/Music-Better-Than-Words-MacFarlane/dp/B004T5IW2K/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1361750878&sr=1-1&keywords=seth+macfarlane

    He sounds really good in the clips.

  • chillj

    Zoe Seldana looks spectacular.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    This should be entertaining:

    “Oscar® Producers Name Performers in Celebration of Musicals of the Last Decade”

    http://www.oscars.org/press/pressreleases/2013/20130220.html

  • too-cool-for-school

    Kind of solemn red carpet, isn’t it? Or is that just me? Everyone seems tired, nervous, or somewhat bummed out.

    I’m not having much fun watching it so far, lol. :P

  • fuzzywuzzy

    List of tonight’s nominees here:

    http://oscar.go.com/nominees#music-original-score

    Original song nominees:

    “Before My Time” from Chasing Ice
    Music and Lyric by J. Ralph

    “Everybody Needs A Best Friend” from Ted
    Music by Walter Murphy; Lyric by Seth MacFarlane

    “Pi’s Lullaby” from Life of Pi
    Music by Mychael Danna; Lyric by Bombay Jayashri

    “Skyfall” from Skyfall
    Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth

    “Suddenly” from Les Misérables
    Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Keith! Looking very sharp.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    What’s up with Robert DeNiro’s hair? lol

  • chillj

    They do product but not much else with men’ s hair.  I think that is supposed to be a little pouf pouf.  He probably feels really stupid.

  • chillj

    Kristen Chenoweth makes everyone look like a giant among women.  I never can tell how tall anyone is until she is standing beside someone, but Adele and Jennifer Lawrence are both REALLY TALL.  Who knew?

  • chillj

    Daniel Day Lewis seems to be putting his wife to sleep.  (She’s heard it all before.)

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “If he wins tonight, he’ll be the FIRST person to ever win an acting Oscar from a Spielberg movie. Shocking, huh?”

    I’m not really surprised because most of Spielberg’s movies aren’t the kind of movies where the acting is the focus.

  • too-cool-for-school

    No kidding! They are both 5’9″? Crazy.

  • supersonic
    Keith! Looking very sharp.

    He looks extremely gorgeous.  Yum.

     

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Charlize Theron is also tall – 5’9 1/2″!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I’m not finding Seth very funny.

  • shamrock

    I’m not really surprised because most of Spielberg’s movies aren’t the kind of movies where the acting is the focus.

    Well not remembering against what competition they have been up for, but the Color Purple (Whoopie Goldberg, Danny Glover) or Schindler’s List (Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes)  had some mighty fine acting performances.

  • shamrock

    I’m not really surprised because most of Spielberg’s movies aren’t the kind of movies where the acting is the focus.

    Well not remembering against what competition they have been up for, but the Color Purple (Whoopie Goldberg, Danny Glover) or Schindler’s List (Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes)  had some mighty fine acting performances.

  • dabney c

    Are people getting taller? What happened to average sized women? I look at Kristen Chenoweth, and think – wow, she’s REALLY short. And then I hear that Adelle is 6’1″ in her heels and realize: oh. I’m as short as Kristen Chenoweth. :-/

  • http://twitter.com/RonnieDRocks Ronnie D

    Seth is hilarious. He is doing good at hosting. His Rhianna and Chris Brown joke was funny!

  • supersonic

    Seth is sucking.

  • too-cool-for-school

    Wow, I didn’t know she was so tall also! Now seeing her dance with Channing Tatum shows it though, haha. She was a little taller than him with her heels making that dip look a little wonky. xD

  • too-cool-for-school

    The Oscars, Family Guy-style. *meh*

  • supersonic

    This is going on way too long.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “I look at Kristen Chenoweth, and think – wow, she’s REALLY short.”

    Kristin Chenoweth is pretty short – 4’11″.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    Just remember: This is the creator of Family Guy. You had to know he would go where no one else would go. LOL. This is classic McFarlane.

  • bridgette12

     I think your being too kind, he takes sucking to another level.

  • Indigobunting

    My whole family is cracking up at Seth McFarlane!  Love it.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    IMO, Spielberg movies have good acting, but somehow, the story is more important.

  • dabney c

    Ok, thanks. I’m 5″ taller than Kristen, then. But there’s still too many tall, leggy, Amazon women these days. Grrrr!!! :D

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I thought that George Clooney looked a bit short next to Stacey and Lara Spencer, but then I looked up his height and he’s 5’10″. I thought that he was taller.

  • chillj

    In my next life, I’m coming back as Charlize.  Just so y’all know when you see me.

  • adamland1

    Loving Seth McFarlane, sooo much better than Anne Hathaway and James Franco,

  • supersonic

    I picked DeNiro.  But I’ll take that hit.  That was a good speech.  And Octavia Spencer looked beautiful.

  • chillj

    Zoe Seldana was eensy.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I never watch the “Family Guy”, so maybe I just don’t “get” Seth.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    It’s clear Christoph Waltz will never do anything but Quentin Tarrantino films from now on. that’s now two oscars for him from one of Quentin’s movies.

  • http://twitter.com/Joystickenvy Joystickenvy

    Seth is less annoying than I thought he would be, so far, but I’m not finding him very funny either and I actually like Family Guy….sometimes.

  • http://twitter.com/RonnieDRocks Ronnie D

    I think I’m in the minority. I think Seth has a good voice and is funny. I guess I’m enjoying the more classy vibe of the Oscars. :)

  • Karen C

    The first guy singing, Seth McFarlane, has a pretty good voice, but the songs he picked were kind of dated.   He might make the top 10 though.

    Oh, sorry wrong show………..

    Seriously, didn’t like the opening at all.  To me even the joke about how bad it was didn’t work.

  • chillj

    Seth MacFarlane’s voice does not match his face, which is unusual.  The voice is Don Pardo, the face….

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “I’m not really digging his opening jokes. A lot of them are falling flat.”

    Hmm.. and you’re a big fan of Seth’s? So maybe he really is just bad. lol

  • http://twitter.com/Joystickenvy Joystickenvy

    Kristen looked like a Hobbit during much of the red carpet show.  She shoulda made Mila Kunis and Lea Michele stand next to her for awhile lol

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    Seth is one of those people who knows no boundaries when it comes to comedy (e.g. Family guy)  and is one of those love his comedy or you don’t kind of people. No wiggle room.

  • dabney c

    I miss Billy Crystal very much.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “Loving Seth McFarlane, sooo much better than Anne Hathaway and James Franco”

    Well yeah, but frankly, that’s hardly a compliment. lol

  • chillj

    The Clooney joke was funny.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    The visual effects in Life of Pi were just breathtaking.

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    I was hoping for TLJ for supporting, but C. Waltz actually was “the best”…glad to see a just win! 

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    Seth is awful.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    Can’t wait for Adele. I loved the song “Skyfall”.

  • too-cool-for-school

    Extremely gorgeous film! I really liked it… and wish Suraj Sharma would have been nominated for an award. :(

  • supersonic

    It’s wrong they cut that guy off, but it’s funny they did it using the Jaws theme. That’s kind of brilliant.

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    He sucks Tina. C’mon!!!!

  • dabney c

    UGH! I generally despise the soft piano playing that makes people wrap up their thank-yous, but the theme from “Jaws”???? And then shutting off the mic mid-speech? That’s just beyond rude!! Awful. AWFUL. :-{

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    Not true. He is well regarded in Europe and the UK…Lol! America is not the only film making industry.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    That may be true, but SIRMAC (who is live blogging) is a huge fan, but wrote this:
    “I’m not really digging his opening jokes. A lot of them are falling flat.”

    so opinions seem to go beyond just loving his comedy or not.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    Yep, just like I thought. This will be a polarizing Oscar show. 

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    You get him. He just sucks. It ain’t you, Fuzzy.  ;)

  • adamland1

    Not the worst host so it is a compliment. 

  • http://twitter.com/Joystickenvy Joystickenvy

    Yeah, the Jaws theme was funny, but kinda killed it when it cut him off just as he was talking about someone’s sad story….Course he coulda put that at the front of his speech if he was so worried about it I guess.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    I guess I should have put “Most of the time”. sigh.

  • too-cool-for-school

    Yeah, that was not great timing. And it was all kind of rude but also funny… still trying to work out how I feel about it, hahaha. Will they do that to all that go over with their speech?

  • chillj

    I love the tiger, but avoided the film because I could not get through the book…

  • http://twitter.com/Joystickenvy Joystickenvy

    yes he sucks, but he doesn’t suck as much as I actually expected him to.  I’ve seen him host other things lol

  • jammasta

    I’m a Seth MacFarlane fan, (although Family Guy, while I think it’s still funny, jumped the shark when it was renewed. Seasons 1-3 were awesome, but now it seems like he puts more effort into the now funnier American Dad), and so far he seems like an OK host.

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    ME TOO!!!!! I found the book lethargic!

  • chillj

    Next year they should just use a GIANT hook.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “yes he sucks, but he doesn’t suck as much as I actually expected him to.  I’ve seen him host other things lol”

    Oh, so this is good for Seth? Nice to have it in perspective. lol

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Or, why not just open a trap door? lol

  • too-cool-for-school

    I have yet to read it myself… I probably won’t get around to it ever, lol. I liked the movie though. What didn’t you care for about the book?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I know what you mean. I tried to start the book twice and failed. Now that I’ve seen the movie, I’m going to take another shot at reading the book. lol

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    I’d say Seth is doing a good/okay job. In terms of past hosts(Chris Rock, Anne Hathaway and James Franco, etc.), he’s definitely not the worst host ever.

  • http://twitter.com/Joystickenvy Joystickenvy

    i like the trap door idea 

  • sdmama

    Me, too. I find Family Guy really funny, as far as you understand that it is not serious. After I saw him at SNL, I became a huge fan. He is funny, he can actually sing, and I think he is really cute. Deadly combination to me.  I would not have tuned in unless he was hosting.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I agree. He’s definitely not the worst host ever, but IMO, he’s far from good.

  • http://twitter.com/Joystickenvy Joystickenvy

    I laughed more in the 30 seconds Tina & Amy actually appeared on the GG than I did in that whole opening monologue.  But I agree, not the worst ever, but definitely not good either.

  • chillj

    Nothing happened.  I can’t read a book where nothing happens, just as I can’t watch a movie that takes place entirely in one room.  I read most of it, then decided life is too short.  

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I liked Seth on SNL too, so I guess that’s why I’m disappointed in him tonight.

  • too-cool-for-school

    Definitely not the worst, I agree.. but at the same time I don’t know when they will ever really fully get it right again. I’m willing to accept every year that the host will probably be lackluster. And if they do well, great! I look forward to that.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    Sean Connery – Best Bond ever.

    Daniel Craig is good, but Sean Connery will always be James bond in my opinion.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Yes! Tina and Amy were so great!

  • Karen C

    I think this is going to end with Adele

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    So far the music has been the highlight of tonight’s show. I’ve always loved the Goldfinger theme song. She’s still got it after all these years! Amazing!

  • supersonic
    Yes! Tina and Amy were so great!

    They’ll be hosting this madness next year.  Or at least they should.

     

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I used to think that Sean was the best Bond ever, but I now think that Daniel Craig is the best.

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    They were awesome. Love Tina Fey.

  • too-cool-for-school

    Gotcha.. makes sense! I think there is an illustrated version of it out there.. maybe I’ll look into that one day. :P

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    Daniel Craig is uber hot.

  • dabney c

    Didn’t David Letterman used to host? I seem to remember some controversy about him at the Oscars. Anyone remember? To me, he’s a natural choice. Love his smart, quick wit.

  • http://twitter.com/Joystickenvy Joystickenvy

    Letterman hosted one year and was widely panned as one of the worst flops ever.  

  • fuzzywuzzy

    He hosted once and really bombed (and I’m a huge fan of Dave’s).

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    Yeah he hosted. From what I’ve heard he was one of the more controversial hosts and was considered to have been one of the worst/not so great hosts.

  • http://twitter.com/RonnieDRocks Ronnie D

    Shirley Bassey was exquisite. 

  • supersonic

    Yep.  He hosted once and got bad reviews.

  • http://twitter.com/Joystickenvy Joystickenvy

    I don’t actually remember anything Letterman did other than the Oprah/Uma thing lol.  I havn’t watched Letterman in years, but I like him.

  • supersonic

    Who’s this guy?  He’s pretty cute.

  • too-cool-for-school

    Can’t remember if I watched it or not but I do remembering hearing about him. I actually kind of liked the Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin year for some reason… and Billy Crystal last year. But these younger people (I sound like an old fart), just ain’t working. Seth is doing ok, though, I can’t hate on him too much.

  • http://twitter.com/Joystickenvy Joystickenvy

    Billy Crystal is the best of the hosts that I have seen.  I don’t think I watched an Oscars prior to his run as host.  I remember Whoopi and Letterman hosting and I vaguely remember Alec & Steve.  I felt bad for Anne and Franco last year lol

  • Karen C

    Didn’t David Letterman used to host? I seem to remember some controversy about him at the Oscars. Anyone remember? To me, he’s a natural choice. Love his smart, quick wit

    He did, and I thought he was terrific.  He tried to bring his show to the Oscars, with the Oprah/Uma thing, and Tom Hanks with Stupid Pet Tricks.  It didn’t go over well, but I liked it better than this.   

    I think Billy Crystal is the best host for this.

  • girlygirltoo

    I was only half paying attention – someone involved on the documentary feature that won the Oscar used to be homeless?

  • http://twitter.com/Joystickenvy Joystickenvy

    Ok that Lincoln joke just moved Seth a step closer to worst host ever :>

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    “The only actor to get into Lincoln’s head was John Wilkes Booth”

    He went there.

    “Really 150 years and it’s still too soon”.

    Apparently. lol

  • girlygirltoo

    This is interesting. That documentary that won was funded by Kickstarter:

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1131717127/inocente-homeless-creative-unstoppable

  • too-cool-for-school

    Had I been in the crowd I would have let out a monotone boo instead of gasping, lol.

    To be petty, now I know what I’ve been distracted by regarding Seth’s
    appearance. Is his head too small for his body? And he isn’t a big guy so it’s kinda weird, lmao

  • fuzzywuzzy

    According to wiki:

    Initially using 8 mm film to record the movie, director Bendjelloul ran out of money for more film to record the final few shots. He resorted to filming the remaining shots on his smartphone using anapp called 8mm Vintage Camera to complete the film.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Searching_for_Sugar_Man

  • http://twitter.com/Joystickenvy Joystickenvy

    I can appreciate a good tasteless joke if it’s actually funny….i.e. the first few seasons of family guy, but tasteless jokes that aren’t funny get old fast, i.e. every season since :>

  • supersonic

    MacFarlane announcing what’s coming up works because he has that announcers voice.  They should’ve hired him for that instead of as the host.

  • dabney c

    I vaguely remember that Dave was panned, but can’t imagine him being so bad. He’s always so composed, and funny, and able to think on his feet. Too bad he never tried again. 

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    That’s right, baby.

  • http://twitter.com/Joystickenvy Joystickenvy

    I don’t actually remember what he did that well, but I think when his opening Oprah/Uma bit didn’t get any response, he kinda got thrown off his game and choked.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Unfortunately, Dave was bad that night. I’ve been a fan of Dave’s his entire career, but he really bombed. I don’t think that he would ever be asked again. lol

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    AMOUR must win!!

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    Amour was the best film, overall, I’ve seen in 5 years!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Yep. I think that’s exactly what happened.

  • CB40

    MacFarlane is AWESOME!!

  • http://twitter.com/Joystickenvy Joystickenvy

    I haven’t seen a single movie nominated in any major category lol.  I do want to see Argo & Lincoln tho. 

  • dabney c

    Is that a rug on Travolta, or a weave?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    I’ve got to say as a music lover, I’m liking the focus on the music of movies. Songs from movies are some of the best ever made. Bar none.

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    Both were fantastic. My top 2.

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    Uhhhh…really?

  • http://twitter.com/Joystickenvy Joystickenvy

    They couldn’t find a better musical number to feature than this?

  • supersonic

    That’s a new wig and it doesn’t look good.

  • supersonic

    I still say Eddie Murphy should’ve won that Oscar instead of Alan Arkin.

    And here is Jennifer Hudson yelling at me.

  • dabney c

    Go Jennifer!

    I watched Dreamgirls on TV last night. Love this movie more each time I see it. 

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    Uhhh…nice rug Travolta.

  • CB40

    God Jennifer is amazing.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    I can always count on Idols to sing live. For better or worse, I can always count on our Idols singing Live. 
    Rather than “professionals” who have to lip sync.

    Great job Jennifer!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Here come the actors pretending to be singers. lol

  • eyelinerandcigarettes

    JHud just killed it! Wowza. 

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I love Hugh!

  • http://twitter.com/Joystickenvy Joystickenvy

    Could be worse I guess.  I half expected Seth to sing all the songs himself ;)

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    So…why didn’t JHud SING instead of only screech the runs?

  • too-cool-for-school

    Hugh Jackman is such a stud.

  • iluvai

     I love this movie so much.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    AS long as they sing well, I could care less if they are actors.

  • http://twitter.com/RonnieDRocks Ronnie D

    Jennifer Hudson killed it!

    When Jack Hughman came out….*thud* lol

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Exactly!

  • too-cool-for-school

    Great, now I wanna watch Les Mis again.

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    Sorry..liked Les Miz but hope Anne Hathaway loses. #overacting #overwrought 

  • http://twitter.com/Joystickenvy Joystickenvy

    I’ll give Russel some credit for having the stones to do that after everyone bashed his sucking vocals lol  This isn’t making me want to see the movie tho.

  • supersonic

    I’m sorry, but this Les Miserables song is making me laugh.  And Russell Crowe looks bloated or something.

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    Haha…he can’t sing. He talks to music.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Seth is cute and sings well. I just don’t think that he’s very funny tonight. I also thought that the Lincoln joke wasn’t funny and in terrible taste.

  • http://twitter.com/Joystickenvy Joystickenvy

    I noticed hah.  Did he do that during the whole movie?  Might be worth a watch for the hilarity of it.

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    Russel needs to lay off the sodium.

  • http://twitter.com/Joystickenvy Joystickenvy

    He does sing well, but his singing style gets on my nerves very quickly.

  • too-cool-for-school

    DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING

    LOST IN THE VALLEY OF THE NIGHT

    IT IS A MUSIC OF THE PEOPLE THAT ARE CLIMBING TO THE LIGHT

    FOR THE WRETCHED OF THE EARTH, THERE IS A FLAME THAT NEVER DIES

    EVEN THE DARKEST NIGHT WILL END AND THE SUN WILL RISE!!!

    *THUNDEROUS APPLAUSE*

    BRAVA! BRAVA!!! ;)

    But I agree with ya about Crowe.

  • supersonic

    You better prepare for her coronation.

    If she lost, though, it would be hilarious. I think she would have a mental breakdown right then and there in front of everyone.

  • Karen C

    See, this really is like watching Idol.  Former contestant coming back, group song. Keith Urban is in the audience.  All we need is Ryan Seacrest sending someone home..

    ETA: And the person I want Ryan to send home is Seth McFarlane.

  • ptslittlecomment

    George Takei’s facebook post: Jennifer Hudson. Oh Myyyy.

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    He’s not that cute! c’mon! :)

  • fuzzywuzzy

    He’s not “super cute”, but I think that he’s cute. :)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    LOL, Why didn’t i see a Ted-appearance coming? lol. Random. Very random.

  • durbesque

    The more Jennifer sings this song since the movie, the more convinced I am that the director got that authentic performance out of her.  She can’t do it alone.

  • Liteasy

    JenHud screamed that song – no wonder I’m not interested in watching this movie.

  • too-cool-for-school

    Nice, not-so-subtle ‘Ted’ plug complete with an unnecessary appearance. A hint that he wants people to go rent it, buy it, etc. :P

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I do agree that the best performance of that song I’ve heard from JHud was in the movie.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I don’t find Ted funny either. lol

  • Banished

    Rough crowd here! I like Seth…he’s doing about as well as Ricky Gervais with the Golden Globes. Ricky made me laugh a little harder but at the expense of people in the audience. Catherine totally flubbed the lip-syncing

  • supersonic

    I actually yelled “Boooooo!” out loud at this Ted nonsense.

  • http://twitter.com/Joystickenvy Joystickenvy

    Didn’t see Ted.  The more voices I hear from Seth tho, the more he reminds me of that one friend everyone has that uses the same voice to imitate everybody.

  • too-cool-for-school

    He is basically Peter Griffin as a teddy bear, right? Meh. :P

  • http://twitter.com/Joystickenvy Joystickenvy

    I hate Ricky Gervais, so I’d agree, Seth is doing about as well ;)

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I didn’t see the movie either. I meant that I don’t find Ted in this presenter appearance funny. lol

  • JD

    Only saw a tiny bit of this- one of Kelly’s interviews and immediately thought – wow, she has stage presence and can think and speak live …shed be a good host/cohost for the XFactor…although I couldnt see her with Mario Lopez who seems to have locked the job fo rnext year even though I cant stand him

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think that Ricky’s offensive jokes are funnier than Seth’s. lol

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    PROFOUNDLY funnier!! 

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    PROFOUNDLY funnier!! 

  • dabney c

    LOLOL at the Sound of Music bit!

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    Oh, I like ricky Gervais. MUCH funnier than Seth.  :(

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Ann Hathaway is already half out of her seat. lol

  • bridgette12

    Why couldn’t they have gotten Neil Patrick Harris to host the show? He’s a comedic actor, good singer and is actually funny.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    I love Sally Field, especially in Lincoln, but it’s a foregone conclusion that Anne is going to win. 

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    PLEASE SALLY FIELD!! NOT ANNE HATHAWAY!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Joystickenvy Joystickenvy

    lol sorry!  What a shocker!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    NPH would have been great!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    WHAT A SURPRISE!!!! lol

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    Ugh…of course Anne Hathaway. So effing predictable. YAAAAAAWN….

  • http://twitter.com/Joystickenvy Joystickenvy

    maybe they’ll jaws her off the stage at least

  • Banished

    Oh boy even her speech is BOOORRRINNNGGG!

  • bridgette12

     I love Sally Field and find Anne to be so annoying.

  • durbesque

    It’s interesting that singing beats talking….JHud and now Anne Hathaway.

  • Indigobunting

    Anne should have gotten sharked.  Or maybe it just seemed to last forever

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Whoever said that Seth has a great “announcer’s voice” is so right.

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    Sally was the better ACTOR and should have won!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    LOL. I’m guessing Anne Hathaway like pretty much everything else about tonight is not popular on here either. LOL. Tough crowd. Too each their own. 

    I’d say this show is no better or worse than any other Oscars show with a few exceptions.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think that they gave Anne more time. I suspect that the winners of the “major” categories are allowed more time than the “minor” category winners.

  • bridgette12

    It’s too late for this year, but I would certainly campaign to get him for next year.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    No, I thought that Anne was terrific in Les Miz. Nice classy speech too.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    For next year they should consider:
    1.) Neil Patrick Harris
    2.) Jon Stewart
    3.) Stephen Colbert
    4.) Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
    5.) Eddie Murphy

    Just a few ideas.

  • http://twitter.com/Joystickenvy Joystickenvy

    I like Anne, but haven’t seen any of the movies, so I just root for whoever is the most fun to root for lol

  • dabney c

    LOL – “sharked”. So, this is how expressions get started. 25 years from now, people will be looking that term up on wiki, wondering why it means “being cut off during a long speech”. Haha.

  • http://untitlement.wordpress.com Caroline Bridges

    What sort of horrible dismemberment awaits those who don’t make their entire speech a weird form of them standing, reciting their own end credits? Everyone has to know that is the most deadly form of speech. Here’s what they need to do. The candidates submit their list of must-thanks. The winners have them published the next day in a full page ad in Variety or instantly online on Oscar.com or whatever it is. It’s written down. It lasts longer. They write a brief tribute. More people watch the bloated show and have a better time.

    Shaking actress grips her trophy. “Uh, allow me to read to you a brief passage from the Culver City white pages, volume A-L…”

    Waiting for a jumping the shark joke.

  • http://twitter.com/Joystickenvy Joystickenvy

    Is it just me or does it seem like Seth has pretty much resigned himself to the fact that he’s tanking and is just going through the motions?

  • iluvai

    It’s kind of late in the game to post this, but I just love Jennifer Hudson. She was amazing tonight and looked stunning. imo.

  • dabney c

    Sandra Bullock’s been botox’d eh? Half her face is paralyzed.

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake W.

    I want Tina Fey to host next year.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think that he’s realizing that he’s not doing so well from the tepid response to his jokes, but he’s kind of soldiering on and keeping his game face on. lol

  • bridgette12

    I think he can pick up on the vibes that all is not going well He’s probably checking twitter when he’s off stage and know people are saying he sucks.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    I’ve been looking forward to Adele most of all tonight. Come on Adele!!!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Adele! The sound mix is off, but she’s looking and sounding good.

  • http://twitter.com/Joystickenvy Joystickenvy

    Like her dress, much more flattering than her red carpet look and of course she sounds good too ;)

  • BonnieDee

    Finally, Adele is wearing a stylish dress.  Sometimes she looks like she has on a 50′s housecoat or somebody’s old beadspread. 

  • http://twitter.com/Joystickenvy Joystickenvy

    Yeah, when the music drowns out adele, you know you’re doing it wrong lol. I think the only person they  haven’t drowned out was J Hud

  • eyelinerandcigarettes

    Adele is freaking gorgeous. And her voice is out of this world. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    Adele sounds as amazing as usual, but the band is too loud.

  • http://macthemovieguyblog.wordpress.com SirMac

    I’ve been trying to keep up with these comments, but I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who has been joining my live blog of the Oscars so far tonight. Over 200 comments. I love all of you. :) This has been a great show so far. 

  • supersonic

    Sigh.  Adele.  Love her.

  • too-cool-for-school

    Adele is my hero now and forever. 

  • bridgette12

    Skyfall is a okay song, nothing really special.  

  • http://twitter.com/RonnieDRocks Ronnie D

    Adele needs to put out a new album NOW. I love Skyfall! 

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I like the song, but it’s really “old school” Bondish. lol

  • too-cool-for-school

    Thanks for live blogging for and with us, Mac! :D

  • jpfan2

    Is it just NY that’s getting the real estate ad  using Home or is it national?
    Isn’t there some limit on how many ads can use the same song. ;0

  • bridgette12

    Anything would be an improvement over the monstrosity she wore at the Grammys.

  • http://twitter.com/Joystickenvy Joystickenvy

    It fits the movie I think and I like that she’s not in full out Adele power voice on that one.  Tho she hasn’t been as full blast on anything since her throat surgery.  Love her tone.

  • durbesque

    Just heard P2′s ‘Home’ in a Coldwell Banker commercial.

  • http://twitter.com/Joystickenvy Joystickenvy

    The way they’re doing the Best Picture noms this year is really awkward.

  • sdmama

    OMG. “Home”, again, during Oscar as Coldwell Bank commercial. If nothing else, Home is probably the most loved song by general public of all time by Idol graduate.

  • too-cool-for-school

    When I go to my grave, I bet somehow ‘Home’ will be playing there, lmao!

  • http://twitter.com/Joystickenvy Joystickenvy

    Someone needs to do a supercut of K Stew walking lol

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    Wonder what’s going through Kirsten Stewarts mind being at the Oscars after being given a Razzie the night before. lol.

  • http://twitter.com/RonnieDRocks Ronnie D

     That’s what I love about it lol. I am in heaven with both Goldfinger and Skyfall being performed by amazing singers! :)

  • workdog

    What a WORLD of difference in presence and appropriate body language in presenting. Sheesh. Radcliffe is so comfortable and Stewart is so ridiculously “nervous middle schooler”. I guess those Razzies threw her off…

    Nah…she’s just not all that.

  • workdog

    And going way back…I though Jennifer screamed her song and that Les Mis performance was ungodly awful, excepting the stage actress and the one young man; the rest ’bout made my ears bleed.

    Damn I am just so not impressed this year. I love the Oscars but they really need to step it up.

  • girlygirltoo

    This telecast has been so boring. And there’s no way they are going to get off air in time. They are supposed to be off air at 11:30 pm ET — or 35 minutes from now. They still have the 6 major awards (2 writing, 2 acting, directing, picture) to give out, plus other awards besides that.

  • supersonic

     Why are most of the guys sporting beards?

  • LA944

    My question: Why in the world aren’t the Honorary Oscar given out at the main show. That used to be one of my fave parts of the show. Remember when the great Stanley Donen who choreographed and directed so many great films gave the perfect acceptance “speech” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMC8kHycgwM

  • fuzzywuzzy

    They are actually right on schedule (according to what SIRMAC posted above):

    INTRO IN MEMORIAM7:56:45 PT

  • durbesque

    ‘Home’ is a natural for real estate commercials….gonna make this place your home.  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    I like this tribute. Very tasteful and well done. I think having no applause interrupting helps.

  • bridgette12

    I agree it’s been a little boring and Seth hasn’t helped the situation with his bad jokes. 

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Barbra! I love this song!

  • http://twitter.com/RonnieDRocks Ronnie D

    Barbara is making me tear up.  lol

  • dabney c

    Love Barbara.

  • bridgette12

    Love me some Barbara Striesand. 

  • supersonic

    Barbra Streisand, ladies and gentlemen!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    Barbara is just…..I can’t even put it into words except to say Great job Barbara. A living Legend.

  • girlygirltoo

    The performances by J-Hud, Adele and Barbra have been the best part of the telecast

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Well, at least Seth didn’t make any jokes about the “In Memoriam” part of the show. lol

  • durbesque

    67…she still has it.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Please people, it’s “Barbra” not “Barbara”. :)

  • Liteasy

    Barbra – a diva without screaming – just loved her.

  • http://twitter.com/Joystickenvy Joystickenvy

    “Well, at least Seth didn’t make any jokes about the “In Memoriam” part of the show. lol”

    yet ;) 

  • http://twitter.com/crackletlightin B

    Barbra looked and sounded beautiful – love her!

  • http://twitter.com/RonnieDRocks Ronnie D

     I didn’t know she was going to be on I was so surprised and happy to hear her!

  • dabney c

    Renee Zelwegger looks kind of anemic. She needs a little glam makeup for a night like this. Her face looks … unfinished.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I often find JHud’s vocal tone overly harsh.

  • supersonic

    With Life of Pi getting a lot of these, anyone think Ang Lee has a shot at Best Director?

  • supersonic

    Original Song.  Better be Adele.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think that he might. I’ve heard that other directors thought that it would be impossible to make Life of Pi into a movie.

  • http://twitter.com/Joystickenvy Joystickenvy

    She looks like she had some bad plastic surgery or something or Botox gone wrong.  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    I love “Everybody Needs a best friend” sung by Norah Jones from Seth Mcfarlane’s movie ted.

    Seth helped write this song and it’s one of my favorite songs. It’s fun to sing along to with my friends.

  • http://twitter.com/RonnieDRocks Ronnie D

    Norah! She looks so classy. Tonight has a retro feel to it. I think I might make a martini! :)

  • supersonic

    Love Norah Jones’ dress.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    GO ADELE!!!!!

  • dabney c

    Is that what it is? Something looks different, but I can’t put a finger on it.

    …. in other news: Skyfall!!

  • http://twitter.com/Joystickenvy Joystickenvy

    Another shocker!  

  • supersonic

    ADELE!!!!!  She has an Oscar!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Congrats Adele!

  • http://twitter.com/RonnieDRocks Ronnie D

    Adele won! Is there anything she cant do??? lol

  • http://twitter.com/Joystickenvy Joystickenvy

    She’s either had too much work done or not enough.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I didn’t like Seth’s joke about Adele. Cheap shot IMO.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    I just realized something – I’ve never heard Adele’s last name before. Kind of weird to know it. I can’t explain why.

  • http://twitter.com/Joystickenvy Joystickenvy

    Did he make another one or are you talking about the “shouting her song” joke from the beginning?  He’s cut into her a few times on Family Guy, so kinda expected. 

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I didn’t like the Rex Reed reviewing her performance joke.

  • dabney c

    You know, Ronnie D, I think that’s why I’ve always enjoyed the Oscars. Everybody gets classy for the evening. I’m so sick of the trashy, half-nakedness we see all over the place these days (listen to me. I sound like an old fuddy-duddy). It’s true, though – I find understated elegance so refreshing.

  • http://twitter.com/Joystickenvy Joystickenvy

    Oh, I don’t know who that is, so I didn’t get it enough to not like it lol

  • dabney c

    My GAWD, Charlene looks stunning with cropped hair. 

  • http://twitter.com/RonnieDRocks Ronnie D

    Charlize Theron is a goddess. I loved the dance she did with Channing Tatum :)

  • fuzzywuzzy
  • supersonic

    Charlize Theron is too perfect to be real.

  • http://twitter.com/RonnieDRocks Ronnie D

    Besides being drop dead gorgeous, she is an amazing actress! She was riveting in Monster.

  • bridgette12

    Charlize looks gorgeous, most beautiful lady on that the Oscar telecast tonight. Love the dress and her hair is perfection.

    Oh! Glad  to see Quinten win. He’s so cool and weird at the same time.

  • supersonic

    Quentin Tarantino is a mess.

  • http://twitter.com/Joystickenvy Joystickenvy

    ah ok, yeah cheap shot.  he seems to have “issues” with women in general, based on his comedy and he particularly loves to bash “outspoken” women like Adele

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Dustin Hoffman is a little over 5’5″ tall. Charlize is 4 1/2″ taller than him.

  • http://twitter.com/Joystickenvy Joystickenvy

    all these tall women are making these short guys look like shrimps tonight

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Oh really? Seth just dropped several notches for me.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    At the pace this show is going, Jimmy Kimmel might start his show at noon. 

  • http://twitter.com/Joystickenvy Joystickenvy

    heh, wasn’t it supposed to be ending about now? guess they should have sharked more people

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    I think they were talking about Rex Reed, not Seth McFarlane.

    Seth McFarlane just made a bad joke about Rex Reed reviewing Adele’s performance. 

  • supersonic

    I knew Ang Lee was getting this.  I knew it.  I didn’t pick him, but I knew it.

  • http://twitter.com/Joystickenvy Joystickenvy

    No, I was talking about Seth McFarlane, unless you were referring to some other “they” in which case, nevermind :)

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Yay! Ang Lee!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    Yep. It was supposed to be ending right now. The Oscars is the only awards show that has been around for over 70 years that can’t seem to figure out how to meet it’s time restraints. 

  • fuzzywuzzy

    According to the schedule posted above by SIRMAC, the show is on time and not running over.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    *sigh* Never mind.

  • http://twitter.com/Joystickenvy Joystickenvy

    They could get Seacrest.  He might be boring, but at least he’s pretty good about finishing on time.

  • eyelinerandcigarettes

    Whoa. Ang Lee. That was a surprise.

  • GRjourney1

    Can’t remember how many years ago it was that the peplum was in, but I do remember making a  red cocktail dress with a peplum skirt  for a hotel opening where my husband was the architect. Should remember the year, but I don’t.  Loved that dress. 
    Kristen Stewart has really bad posture.  Every time I see her I want to tell her to stand up straight.  She sort of had an excuse tonight with an injured leg or foot, but she always slouches around.
     
     

  • http://twitter.com/Joystickenvy Joystickenvy

    Guess they didn’t share that schedule with the local tv stations, cuz my program guide has it ending at 11:30ET heh

  • nncw

    So glad for Ang Li!!! 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    I’d love it for a 9 year old to win the Oscar for the pure shock value of it and plus Wallis very talented especially considering she was 6 when she filmed Beast of the Southern Wild.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Disappointed. I thought that Jessica Chastain was amazing!

  • http://twitter.com/Joystickenvy Joystickenvy

    Did Meryl Streep just scratch her ass as she was walking on stage?

  • dabney c

    That was funny, the Meryl Streep non-intro.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Oh, OK. I guess from the schedule above, they didn’t notify the stations that the show was going to be 30 minutes longer. lol

  • supersonic

    I’m still bitter that Meryl won over Viola Davis.

  • Stavros

    NOOO I really thought Jessica Chastain deserved the Oscar! Very disappointed in that…Jessica exudes a professionalism, beauty, and an acting performance that reminds me of those classic actresses back in early Hollywood glamour.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Viola Davis was phenomenal, but her part should have been in the category of supporting actress since her time onscreen wasn’t very long. That hurt her chances for the Best Actress Oscar.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    HUGE SHOCK!!! lol

  • supersonic

    Daniel Day Lewis is pretty handsome.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    DDL is the epitome of class. Funny too! lol

  • bridgette12

    Daniel Day-Lewis deserve that Oscar, great actor with a lot of range. I can’t wait to see what he’s going to do next.

  • supersonic

    Get Daniel Day Lewis to host next year.  He’s funnier than MacFarlane.

  • eyelinerandcigarettes

    I absolutely adore Jennifer Lawrence. I’m glad she won.

    Although I felt bad for her when she fell.

  • Anny_nanny

    Daniel Day-Lewis!!! WOW!!!

  • Anny_nanny

    Daniel Day-Lewis!!! WOW!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    2012 was a great year for movies. So many great films and great performances. Easily my favorite year for movies in a while.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Congrats, Ben!

  • supersonic

    Bryan Cranston!  He should’ve been nominated for supporting actor instead of Alan Arkin.

  • durbesque

    So Ben wins after all!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    Well we have one more musical number from Seth and then it’s Jimmy Kimmel time!

  • bridgette12

    So glad Argo won, really happy for Ben. He’s come a long way since Good Will Hunting, he should have been nominated for Best Director.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    I think Ben is excited..lol.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    At least the Golden Globes got it right and gave him the Best Director nod and now he has the oscar for Argo. 

  • fuzzywuzzy

    It was kind of cute that Ben was so excited.

  • dabney c

    ROFL, this final “loser” song is hilarious.

  • bridgette12

     So true, loved his speech, he brought tears to my eyes.

  • supersonic

    Bring out the giant hook for these two.  Get off the stage!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    Seth McFarlane has a surprisingly good voice. Really liked the duet with Kristen Chenoweth!

  • http://macthemovieguyblog.wordpress.com SirMac

    Thanks to everyone who joined me tonight for my live blog. I’ve been live blogging for five hours now. FIVE HOURS. lol. I do it for you guys though. :)

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    Damn! You’re a trooper, haha!

  • dabney c

    You think Ben’s gonna get it from Jennifer tonight for saying that their marriage is “work”… and then trying to do damage control on the spot? Made me laugh.

    Sincere speech, though. Glad he won. Also glad George Clooney didn’t speak; I’m one of the few straight women who has zero interest or attraction to him, and find him rather self-satisfied and generally bleh.

  • upsidedawn

    Maybe it’s not to everyone’s taste, but I loved that song Before My Time from Chasing Ice, sung by Scarlett Johansson.  I had to go YouTube it after hearing the snippet on the Oscars.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qB4UEQzUmWc

  • too-cool-for-school

    I must admit I grew weary very quickly once Anne Hathaway won (tho I like Les Mis), but a great ending with Daniel Day-Lewis, Ang Lee, Jennifer Lawrence, Adele and Argo! :)

  • mjsbigblog

    Thanks SirMac! :)

  • girlygirltoo

    enjoyed Daniel Day Lewis’ and Ben Afleck’s speeches. But aside from the misocal performances bu J-Hud, Adele and Barbra, the rest of the show was blah — and ran way too long (33 minutes over, I believe)

  • hoosiermama2

    So thrilling to see and hear Barbra Streisand sing tonight! Brought tears to my eyes. Best part of the show for me.

  • seldomused

    We (small viewing party of 10) all thought Seth was pretty funny (for the most part).

    Seth is a decent looking guy who can sing really well, dance, and seems to have a bit of charm.  I had never heard of Seth before tonight but was quite impressed with him.

    I read back some comments here where several of you thought Seth’s jokes weren’t funny > really?  Whatever floats your boat…

  • Bbabie

    Brilliant night:-)

    Congrats to all the winners. But for me Daniel Day Lewis is the  genius character actor.You have made history-what next??

    Loved it

    Regards

    B-babie
    x

     

  • mmb

    Seth was, uh, not good.  This just wasn’t his thing. I generally like him and he is hilarious as a talk show guest etc.  But he kinda laid an egg last night.  Except for the sock puppets.  Because that was really hilarious.  I don’t think he will be back next year.  For the first time in memory I thought the musical numbers (save anything involving Seth) were good this year. Damn, Catherine can still dance; I don’t usually enjoy J-Hud but she sings the heck out of that song. And I actually have to give some props to Russell Crowe.  Given all the criticism he has taken for his singing, he didn’t have to sing at the Oscars — but he did and he was game. Good for him.  He seems to have really enjoyed himself on that movie.  And yay to Ben Affleck for rising from the flames of Bennifer.

  • milwlovesadam

    So happy for Argo and Django. That’s Ben, Cristoph and Quentin.

    Daniel Day Lewis is funny? Who knew? I say cast him in some high-brow comedy farce with Sascha Baron Cohen for a twist. Hey, if Meryl Streep can do it, so can he!!

    For the record, I kinda liked Seth’s hosting.  Not as many clinkers as Gervais at the Globes. And nobody, nobody will ever be Johnny, or Billy again. Nobody.

  • sjames08

    Seth Macfarlane wasn’t worse than James Franco though lol.

  • chillj

    I thought he was funny, if mean-spirited.  That is what he does, so…

  • fuzzywuzzy

    A few reviews of Seth and the show last night:

    His comedy also had a nasty streak, especially concerning women. Zero Dark Thirty‘s dogged CIA agent, played by Jessica Chastain, was a tribute to “Every woman’s innate inability to never ever let anything go.” After Adele sang, MacFarlane joked that movie critic Rex Reed — who recently called Melissa McCarthy as a “hippo” — would be on in a moment to review her.  Adele’s a plus-sized lady, get it? (Earlier, introducing co-presenters McCarthy and Paul Rudd, MacFarlane cracked: “See if you can tell ‘em apart!”)

    http://entertainment.time.com/2013/02/25/american-dud-seth-macfarlanes-awkward-oscars/

    At one point in the opening riff, Shatner/Kirk fretted, “Why couldn’t they just get Tina (Fey) and Amy (Poehler) to host?”“They’ll be hosting next year,” MacFarlane said.From his lips to the Academy’s tone-deaf ears.

    http://bostonherald.com/entertainment/television/2013/02/big_night_suffers_from_host_of_woes

    Lots of negative reviews collected by E! here:http://ca.eonline.com/news/391471/seth-macfarlane-s-2013-oscars-hosting-gig-mdash-hit-or-miss-early-reviews-are-in?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-topstories&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_topstories

    Seth MacFarlane, the creator of “Family Guy,” crooned sappy standards (“The Way You Look Tonight”) and carried himself like Fred Astaire. But he also stayed true to form, taking crude shots at Jews in Hollywood, women and even the Lincoln assassination. 

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/25/movies/awardsseason/macfarlane-hosts-an-oscar-show-for-all-ages.html?_r=0

    MacFarlane was not, as Shatner initially foresaw, the media’s “worst Oscar host ever,” but he was thin and quite forgettable. He got through the night with a series of gags that were unremarkable, passingly amusing, and at times flat. Jokes about Mel Gibson and George Clooney’s girlfriends were just dusty late-night talk-show material. Someday, somehow, the Oscars will find a new host ready to capture the time, the moment, and Hollywood, and it won’t be MacFarlane. That’s not because he made his name in TV comedy; it’s because, no matter how talented he is, he doesn’t have the presence or the or the confidence that the Oscars need.

    http://bostonglobe.com/arts/television/2013/02/25/host-macfarlane-balances-class-and-crass/wHIKi1A0sKaDiXV3wgK3lJ/story.html

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “Seth Macfarlane wasn’t worse than James Franco though lol.”

    Yeah, but I think that would have been impossible. lol

  • fuzzywuzzy

    From the Huffington Post:

    In Memoriam Snub
    The 85th annual Academy Awards took a moment Sunday evening to honor a number of late Hollywood greats. The memoriam nodded to an extraordinary group, including Nora Ephron and Richard Zanuck. However, one actor was noticeably absent from the list.Andy Griffith wasn’t mentioned in the Oscars’ In Memoriam segment. 

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    I have to admit I turned on the TV last night just in time to see Seth McFarlane singing “we saw your boobs” at all the actresses in the audience, then he started listing specific actresses and the movies in which you see boobs, then he listed like 4 movies for Kate Winslet (?), then he brought out a whole chorus to sing about boobs – and at that point it just seemed mean and demeaning, and I turned the TV off. I like Seth McFarlane, but I don’t think his brand of humor was a good fit. It’s one thing when cartoon characters say stuff and it goes by quickly, its another whn he’s a real perosn is standing on stage saying it to people’s faces and it’s not going by quickly, he’s actually droning on and on belaboring it. It was icky.

    I tried to tune back in a little later and he wasn’t very funny then either. Perhaps he had funny bits I missed.

  • fuzzywuzzy
  • http://MJO judes

    Ha I quite liked Seth. I had to ask my son who he was so I had no preconceived ideas.I thought he sang well & he did a credible job .I loved the boob song- Hollywood needs to laugh at itself more – they can’t take it when someone is honest about what happens- ie there are a lot of boobs in movies- that’s what’s really sexist for women- why do we need to see so many boobs? My sense of humour being Aussie ,must be different- I thought he was quite funny & for an international audience easy to understand.
    I was so pleased for Ben Affleck – what a great surprise.