I’ve been pretty worked up about the Oscars this week. I’ve revealed my predictions and what would have been nominated if I was the Academy of One. I’ve complained and complained. It seems kind of silly because I don’t believe the Oscars are an accurate representation of the best films made this year (and I think most of you agree), but this is a film blog… How can a film blog not cover the biggest film event of the year? So tonight I will live tweet (@sean_temple) and live blog the Oscars. Come back tonight and remember to refresh the page periodically to see me complain about The Artist even more!
8:28 pm: Here we go. Bring it Billy.
8:35: No one 18-24 like Justin Beiber.
8:40: sooooo… this musical number is terrible…
8:42: I already regret live blogging this…
8:45: Best Cinematography goes to Hugo… I want to say at least The Artist didn’t win, but Lubezki got screwed over again and it’s sad.
8:47: Art Direction goes to Hugo. I can’t believe I still haven’t seen it. I’m ashamed…
8:54: Forrest Gump followed by Titanic… then TWILIGHT!
8:57: Costume Design goes to The Artist. Every one of these nominees were period pieces. This is a perfect example of the Academy’s lack of knowledge. They choose things you can easily see while ignoring subtle brilliant work.
9:09: Foreign Language goes to A Separation. Duhhhhhh. It’s a very good film. First award I can be happy about.
9:17: Stay tuned to find out what everyone has known for the last two months! (hint: The Artist is going to win everything).
9:24: I really enjoyed the idea of the focus group skit, but it could have been wayyyyyyy better.
9:26: Editing goes to Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. BOOOOOOO!!!!! The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo ends and then keeps going for 30 friggin minutes.
9:31: I still can’t believe Dragon Tattoo won. There are so many meaningless parts of that film that are there just to show off.
9:38: what the hell does cirque du soleil have to do with the movies?
9:44: Thank you RDJ. By far the best part of the show.
9:49: Man, you can really tell Pixar released a bad movie this year.
9:56: Superbad reference!!! Yesssssssssss.
9:58: Transformers: Dark of the Moon? Missing something Oscars?
9:59: Everyone who won an award on Hugo: THANK GOD FOR MARTIN SCORSESE!
10:02: So… as I walked out of Superbad laughing my ass off I’m pretty sure I never expected Jonah Hill to be an Oscar nominee
10:05: “I’m so proud to be in company with a man who pretended to jack off in a cup and drink it in Superbad” (Chris Plummer)
10:16: Martha Marcy May Marlene’s subtle, droning score is way better than all of these.
10:23: How do people live blog stuff for their career? This is pretty exhausting.
10:31: So… let’s ignore the horrific, on the noise, expository dialogue of the Descendants.
10:47: Hopefully I’ll see some of these shorts soon. Right now I have no opinion at all.
10:50: So… the academy gave Woody an Oscar for a film that says we shouldn’t be nostalgic and live in the past but rewards The Artist for doing just that?
11:01: That three seconds of THE TREE OF LIFE they showed in that director montage put everything else to shame.
11:18: The Oscars just gave away by far the best part of the Artist!!!!! Yes it’s one of a couple scenes that have sound.
11:21: Yay for exaggerated prancing around! I love performances that lack subtly!
11:26: Oh right… The King’s Speech won everything last year.
11:33: If you’re wondering how the hell Streep beat Viola Davis… 86% of the Academy is old white men.
11:38: I wonder why the Oscars keep using Moneyball music… because it won best score, duh! Oh, wait… that’s The Artist. The annoying shit you’re gonna hear in a few seconds.
11:38: The Artist is your best film of 2011 (puke).
11:41: Were you annoyed by 3D? Well… are you ready for the silent, black and white gimmick?
11:47: I was correct on 10 of my 15 predictions.
Art Direction: Hugo
Costume Design: The Artist
Make Up: The Iron Lady
Foreign Language: A Separation
Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer
Editing: Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Sound Editing: Hugo
Sound Mixing: Hugo
Special Effects: Hugo
Supporting Actor: Chris Plummer
Score: The Artist
Song: The Muppets
Adapted Screenplay: The Descendants
Original Screenplay: Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Best Live Action Short Film: The Shore
Best Documentary Short Film: Saving Face
Best Animated Short: Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore
Directing: Michael Hazanavicius, The Artist
Best Actor: Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Best Actress: Meryl Streep
Best Picture: The Artist