It’s that time again folks for us to sit in judgement of choices that millionaires make as they give each other solid gold statues.
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CTV: Masters of hyperbole
Apparently the presenters’ favourite dresses is important
Actual show starting in 10 minutes, by the way.
Say what you will about the Oscars themselves, I dislike the red carpet. Not that I expect hard hitting interviews in the 30 seconds per person, but still.
Aaaand I’ve just learned that Laura Dern is Bruce Dern’s daughter. Huh.
Jared Leto has the hair of a Mexican God.
In other news, 2+2=4.
Jared Leto’s hair would be the troubled love interest in a 90’s anime
So. Is the show starting now?
Gah. So the CTV red carpet show was leading up top to the Oscars red carpet show. Which, I really hope, might actually lead to the Oscars.
30 more mins of red carpet hell…er…excitement. Go and make tea or something.
“Here’s two time nominee and presenter and great artist and all around good person Viola Davis. Who made your dress?” Ugh.
The bowl of chips has suffered from the unexpected trial of extra red carpet. Next: pizza, two hours early.
ANNA KENDRICK ahem
Awwwww Amy Adams just said hi to her kid. Cute.
I don’t think I’ve ever heard Sally Hawkin’s natural accent before. I’ve heard her other british accents, but not her real one.
Olivia Wilde is perfect. Really, Goddess level. Seriously.
I love Jason Sudekis. Seems like such a down to earth guy. Dry wit is hard to come by these days, too.
Ten minutes. We can do this.
“What goes in to buying a dress?”
Money? Lots and lots of money?
They just introduced a special film about costume design. The “god please kill me now” fake smile on the presenters face was worth watching the pre show for.
“I’ve got to ask, who are you wearing?”
“I’ve got to ask, because that’s what my producers are paying me to do rather than ask anything interesting, who are you wearing?”
Every time this presenter says that, I’m going to picture Liza Minelli standing behind him with a gun to his head. “Ask. ASK.”
Matthew McConaughey’s accent is just the best.
The interviewer’s impression of it? Not so much.
OK. OK. Show must be starting now.
Now, a review of the best red carpet fashion. My dog has responded by sinking into a deeper level of unconsciousness.
Jennifer Lawrence is gorgeous. And funny. And likes eating. Basically, the perfect girlfriend.
Those are the three requirements.
Cate Blanchett’s real accent always surprises me, every time. She’s a very good actress.
I hope Jonah Hill’s prosthetic penis wins for Best Supporting Actor
You know what would be amazing? If Jonah Hill won the award tonight instead of Jared Leto.
WHEN DOES THIS SHOW ACTUALLY START
Maybe it’s just four hours of red carpet, constantly teasing us that it might lead to something vaguely interesting, but never does.
I really hope he wins for Wolf Of Wall Street. He put absolutely everything into that movie.
Just reviewing, I’ve made 11 predictions this year and 3 “here’s what I’d like to see” thoughts.
Chiwetel Ejiofor stars next to me in 2012 then he’s Oscar nominated. Coincidence? There’s no such thing.
Last year I made 12 predictions and went 6 for 12. I wonder how I’ll do this year.
Wait, the red carpet show just cut to a reality show about kids visiting Disney Animtation. WTF is going on?
OH MY FUCKING CHRIST IT’S A GOD DAMNED SAMSUNG AD.
As if I didn’t dislike Samsung enough.
While you’re waiting: http://www.avclub.com/article/someone-made-song-using-jeff-goldblums-weird-laugh-201676
I suddenly have an urge to rewatch Team America: World Police
“That’s the best goddamn acting I’ve ever seen”
What? No one canout act Alec Baldwin!
Jamie Foxx’s daughter is stunningly beautiful but her dad is Jamie Foxx so I guess she’s off the market.
Because it’s nice to have, you know, legs that aren’t broken.
This guy’s autocue reading skills are beginner, maybe upper-beginner
Jared Leto’s hair sings when he combs it.
In slow motion.
Ah yes, the famous movie star Jessica Roberts. Congrats, autocue man.
“Jessica Roberts” is Julia Roberts twin, right?
“Amazingly blue dress”
The level of blue in that blue dress is indeed amazing.
Is it sponsored by Samsung Galaxy Phones and Gear?
Yeah, I’m still upset about that.
My laptop battery’s two thirds gone, just with red carpet rubbish.
It’s like when you read what you think is a really good article in a magazine and then at the end find out it’s advertorial rather than editorial. The dishonesty of it pisses me off.
Jonah Hill is on the stage with Bradley Cooper now. Is there anyone he isn’t best bros with?
A countdown has just appeared on screen. It says 28:09. Please do not let that be a countdown to the show. Really, no more of this. Come on.
There are a few upcoming actors who seem genuinely happy to be there. That’s always great to see. It’s a shame that they’re surrounded by The Business.
Oh boy, Julia Roberts. Can you go back to Barkhad Abdi, please?
Julia Roberts is massive.
Bill Murray. Hopefully he says something pithy!
Don’t ever die, Bill Murray.
Jimmy Kimmel is doing… something.
Ah, the hilarious impromptu Jimmy Kimmel interruption that is planned and staged and unfunny.
Uh. Is he shaming the viewers?
So Jimmy Kimmel is ripping the shit out of Fat America.
I think this is the kind of thing that was probably hilarious on paper, but it’s coming off reaaaaalllllyyyy douchey.
And it’s a Twitter meta-joke, which are always fun.
Well, that was awful.
Sorry, Chris. Harold Ramis hit me hard.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett are adorable.
Tick follows tock follows tick
Where’s your ridiculous son, Will?
Lady Gaga looks like a vampire.
Or there is a Vampire at the show who looks like Lady Gaga
Jeremy Renner was pretty great in American Hustle. I wish that was a better movie.
Before you all dismiss me for that comment, American Hustle was a good movie. It’s just shallow. It didn’t challenge me to think at any point, unlike some of the other nominees which I ended up thinking about for days.
Still holding out for Sandra Bullock reuniting with Keanu Reeves for Speed 3
But it’s a fun, feel good movie, so here we are with it being a front runner for the win.
And now, it’s the LOOK HOW WE GOT READY FOR THE OSCARS montage
“It’s been every adjective you could ever think of”
Disasterous? Repulsive? Omnipresent? Lethargic? Yellow? Moist? Wrinkled?
Don’t talk like that to an English teacher, buddy.
Jessica Roberts, star of such films as Attractive Woman, June: Cook County, and Metal Magnolias.— Su Abeille (@suicideblonde) March 3, 2014
I still fail to see why Pacific Rim wasn't nominated for best Visual Effects.— Rob_McCallum (@Rob__McCallum) March 3, 2014
Oh Kevin Spacey. You seem like a great guy. I hope you make some movies in between seasons of House of Cards.
And Pacific Rim wasn’t nominated for Best visual Effects because Gravity, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Iron Man 3, The Lone Ranger, and Star Trek Into Darkness all were.
I’d rather see Pacific Rim in the running than Lone Ranger though. If only for the practical Jaeger cockpits they built.
OMG THE SHOW IS STARTING FINALLY.
Finally. Ellen’s here. Let’s go.
You know I always forget how much I like Ellen DeGeneres as a stand up. I’m not a fan of her show, but she is a funny lady.
“Barkhad Abdi is a Somialian so he knows a lot about wine.” gold.
Ok, laughing out loud. This is a good sign.
“One of the best Liza Minelli impersonators I have ever seen is here. Well done sir.” cut to Liza Minelli.
Ellen really knows how to work the long, drawn out joke.
A joke about Jonah Hills’s prosthetic penis! Awesome.
“You’re All Racists” is a much better film title. Good work Ellen!
“Possibility #1 12 Years a Slave wins best picture. Possibility #2, you’re all racists.
And here’s our first white presenter…”
Ellen is pretty great.
Best supporting actor right out the gate. Here we go.
- Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
- Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
- Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
- Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street
- Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
I still think Jared Leto is a lock.
Michael Fassbender should win any award he’s nominated for.
All great nominees.
Best supporting actor.
So well deserved.
His first film in 6 years and he’s raking in all the awards. Well done sir.
He’s talking about his mom and it’s crazy sweet.
Aww. He’s thanking his Mum.
This speech is really eloquent. I’m amazed they havent started playing him off yet.
A shout out to Ukraine and Venezuela. Nice.
So they’re not playing anyone off tonight then. Going to be a long show.
Oh Jim Carrey.
Jim Carrey is doing his best Bruce Dern impression. Which is a very good Bruce Dern impression.
Montage of animated films. So far no Miyzaki. Not sure how I feel about that.
So the “Animation Heroes” didn’t show any Ghibli. What a joke.
First song performance, Pharrell Williams.
Happy from Despicable Me 2… This song is catchy as hell.
He’s dancing with Lupita Nyong’o and Amy Adams. Amazing.
Let’s get real here. As long as U2 doesn’t win for best song I’ll be happy.
Amy Adams dancing = yes. Yes.
Congrats to Jared Leto. He avoided thanking agents, lawyers, managers and actually made a heartfelt speech. He said something meaningful!— Chris Gore (@ThatChrisGore) March 3, 2014
yes, I’ll be scanning twitter in the commercials for things which are relevant and/or funny.
Samuel L Jackson and Naomi Watts presenting for best costume design. No utterances of “motherfucker” yet. from either of them.
And The Great Gatsby picks up an award for Costume Design. Catherine Martin. Also nominated for production design tonight.
Gatsby wins for costume design. Fair enough.
Hard to believe that a Jackass movie would be nominated for an oscar, but Bad Grandpa was pretty impressive.
Dallas Buyers Club doesn’t seem like it, but there is a lot going on with the makeup in the movie. They were able to make Matthew McConaughey look alternately crazy sick or healthy just with makeup.
Indy’s playing. Harrison Ford!
Harrison Ford walks out to the Indianna Jones theme. Perfect.
Is the goatee beard for Han? IS IT???
First three nominees for best picture. American Hustle, Dallas Buyers Club, and The Wolf of Wall Street.
Han will have a beard. Calling it. Ep VII starts filming later soon, I think.
Movie definition “soon”, of course.
Oh The Wolf of Wall Street… I need to watch that movie again.
Channing Tatum’s got the Handsome that belongs to us. He stole it.
Here come the Samsung kids again.
I really hope this doesn’t descend into Super Bowl-level commercial frequency.
Ellen doesn't want to see Jonah Hill's dick. Get it? She's a … human.— Dave Pell (@davepell) March 3, 2014
My favourite part of that bit was Jonah Hill (un mic’d) clearly saying “why not?”
Dr. Jones is fuckin' TOMMY CHONG BLAAAAAAZED on TV right now…— Bob Chipman (@the_moviebob) March 3, 2014
Matthew McConaughey on stage to present. I really want him to say All right all right all right.
What is wrong with Kim Novak’s face?
Best animated short film now.
Haven’t seen any of them, but something called Mr. Hublot (who-blow) has won.
Wow, they really aren’t playing anyone off. we’re gonna be here all night.
Here we go, best animated feature. Frozen is my pick.
- The Croods
- Despicable Me 2
- Ernest and Celestine
- The Wind Rises
It’s going to be Frozen.
Can we officially say that Disney is back now?
So I’m two for two with my predictions so far. Nifty!
As a boy, I had a bit of a major crush on Sally Field.
Montage of great movies really makes me want to watch great movies.
Visual Effects time.
Emma Watson’s eyebrows are hypnotising. They move with her vocal tone.
And Pacific Rim wasn’t nominated for Best visual Effects because Gravity, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Iron Man 3, The Lone Ranger, and Star Trek Into Darkness all were.
And Gravity wins. SURPRISE. no, wait, the other thing.
Yay! Gravity wins for Best Visual Effects because it’s amazing.
Zac Efron presenting at the Oscars. It’s the End Of Days.
You know I don’t usually like the Oscar hosts, btu Ellen has been pretty great.
Next song. The Moon Song from Her. Such a gorgeous track.
Didn’t know Karen O (from Yeah Yeah Yeahs would be singing). Night instantly made better.
You know, if that fifth nominee hadn’t been revoked, I have no idea how it would have gone over.
If you have no idea what I am talking about, check here: http://awesomefriday.ca/2014/01/oscar-madness-academy-rescinds-nomination-in-original-song-category/
The Moon Song is beautiful. Her is a beautiful movie. Maybe it’ll get some love int he song category. Maybe. Probably not, but maybe.
Congrats on your Oscar win, VFX people. Sorry this industry treats you like disposable day laborers.— Zack Stentz (@MuseZack) March 3, 2014
Brave to put Kim Novak on and show what a culture that is hooked on youth can do to a person.— david carr (@carr2n) March 3, 2014
Commercial time again. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Premiere for making pizza that literally tastes of tomato sauce topped cardboard.
I’m starting to think that pizza is like wine: spend a bit or just don’t bother.
Anyway, Oscars. Live Action Short now.
I haven’t seen any of the live action short films. I wonder where I can see them here in Vancouver.
So they are playing people out. Good that they waited for him to just start talking about his sick mother.
So are they only playing out the “minor” award winners then?
Bradley Cooper’s up presenting something.
Best Documentary Feature time. Fun!
20 Feet from Stardom wins. There needs to be a law that Docuemntaries get a theatre in every multiplex or something.
And here’s student Bradley Cooper asking future co-star Robert De Niro a question in The Actor’s Studio – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EH-7MDPAwo
They brought out one of the ladies from the documentary and she’s singing her acceptance speech. I don’t know how I feel about this.
Everyone’s standing because someone actually did something meaningful.
Kevin Spacey killing it!
I bet it’s one of those things where it’s amazing if you’re there but I don’t have emotions so it fell flat.
Frank Underwood is on stage. FUCKING GOLD.
Kevin Spacey is giving out the honorary awards. So good.
Steve Martin gets one of the honorary awards. Also, he hasn’t aged. Ever.
I just checked our stats and there are at least like 6 people following along with us. Hi everyone! Thanks for reading!
Angelina Jolie got an honorary Oscar for the huge amount of work she does with the UN. A real, meaningful award that gets given out at a separate date.
SO HOLLYWOOD PICKED THE MOVIE ABOUT UNDER-APPRECIATED HOLLYWOOD PEOPLE OVER THE DOC THAT GOT A COUNTRY TO FACE GENOCIDE? SOUNDS ABOUT RIGHT.— FILM CRIT HULK (@FilmCritHULK) March 3, 2014
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Oh Ewan McGregor and your delightful Scottish Accent.
Ewan MacGregor’s on and he’s got a beard which can only mean he’s back as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Ep VII
Did the Best Foreign Language Film guy just thank Diego Maradona?
Did the Best Foreign Language Film guy just thank Diego Maradonna?
Tyler Perry is presenting the next nominees for Best Picture.
Nebraska, Her, and Gravity.
They’re montaging the shit out of this ceremony.
I’d just like to again point out that it’s a god damned travesty that Scarlett Johanssen wasn’t eligible for a nomination for her work in Her. She’s incredible.
Gravity montage does well to remind how amazing the film is.
Brad Pitt is on stage to introduce U2.
Well, here’s where all my good feelings go out the window as U2 perform their…nominated…song
U2 is going to sing that song they’ve been singing since 1995.
Oh, they’re doing it all acoustic and heartfelt. I wonder if this was a last minute thing after The Moon Song was so gorgeous.
Shame though, they need the big loud music to make it seem like Bono is singing instead of shouting.
Bono is doing some spectacular Dad wedding dancing.
Honestly, I get that the song is about Mandela and that’s a good thing but it seriously is the same fucking song they’ve been singing for ages now.
And the crowd goes wild.
Aaaand commercials. Still awake out there?
Ellent taking selfies with stars is humorous.
For a second there I thought that Kristen Bell said she was priviledged not to host the technical awards.
Wait. Twitter gave me an error and it isn’t the fail whale. WTF.
I’m pretty sure Ellen’s just killed Twitter.
Thor’s proper fucking Australian, isn’t he?
So is his brother, Gale.
And Charlize Theron never, ever looks less than stunning. When she’s not playing a serial killer, that is.
Sound awards time. Let’s give it to Inside Llewyn Davis so that that great film gets some love.
Gravity wins again, for sound. Yay!
Twitter is broken. This is the power that Ellen wields.
Gravity wins again!
Both of the sound awards.
Gravity wins both the sound awards. Deserved, but I wish they’d given them to some of the films that didn’t get any love in the big categories.
Best Supporting Actress Time!
Come on Lupita Nyong’o win this one already.
Some great nominees in this category.
FUCK YES. The right choice, Academy.
This is a field full of amazing talent, but none of the others were quite so visceral, or made me feel quite the same. Glad that the choice I wanted was made rather than what I expected.
Fuck yeah English Drama School!
“No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid”. Great speech.
They are playing the song about imagination from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as Lupita Nyong’o exits. perfect.
So the best supporting actor and actress speeches have both been great. I wonder who else will measure up.
So far we’ve only seen three of the eleven categories that I made predictions in, and I’m two for three with those predictions.
Just looking at that selfie that Ellen took with everyone. It’s a great photo.
This Pizza bit is kind of great. Ellen really is the master of the long drawn out slow build joke.
President’s speech time. President of the academy, not America.
jesus orca-shitting christ are we still doing the fail whale thing during a big tv night? HI TWITTER, IT'S 2006. I MISSED U, BABE.— Matthew Inman (@Oatmeal) March 3, 2014
Cinematography. C’mon, Gravity.
“You’re the brains of this operation baby, tell ’em who’s up for best shooter” Bill Murray to Amy Adams. Gold.
Shout out to Harold Ramis. Nice.
Best cinematography is Gravity. So it’s winning all the technical awards.
And Gravity wins. Awesome.
Editing now. *Gravity* again?
Film editing. I really hope John Mac McMurphy wins because then the films director will get some love.
Gravity again! Rightly so.
Nope. Gravity. It is technically astounding.
I see what he did here:
I'm beginning to feel the Gravity of the situation— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) March 3, 2014
Whoopi Goldberg is talking about The Wizard of Oz.
And wearing ruby slippers.
And introducing Judy Garlands Kids.
And here’s Pink to do some singing.
Pink singing some Wizard Of Oz to celebrate its 75th anniversary.
Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Pink has a better voice than I generally give her credit for.
Although when I look at Pink I feel the urge to declare that THERE IS ONLY ZUUL
Oh, yeah, she’s actually a fantastic singer.
Standing O for Pink. Rightly so, too.
Ellen now dressed as the good witch. Cute.
And Ellen’s back on dressed as Glinda!
Set dec. Gravity? Great Gatsby?
Gatsby! It did have a lot of set to decorate, to be fair.
Benedict Cumberbatch is the best name ever.
Chris Evans to introduce a montage of more heroes. Superheroes this time, seems like.
These montages are well put together. Like something you’d see on YouTube.
Hero montage is spectacular, of course.
Ok. We are making a venue change.
This is what happens when you are planning your live blog events around the sleep schedule of a 3 year old.
Glenn Close is on stage. Best known for films like Fatal Attraction, and soon as Nova Prime in Guardians of the Galaxy.
She’s introducing the In Memoriam. Prepare for the feels.
NO ONE IS CLAPPING FOR THESE PEOPLE.
A few claps for James Gandolfini but that’s it so far. What the hell.
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Ok no one is clapping for anyone. Must be being instructed not to, right?
Right. No one clapped for Peter O’Toole or Harold Ramis. Either hollywood has no heart or they’re being told not to clap.
Which actually makes some sense, because some people always got more applause than others, and that’s also kinda.. well it’s not good anyway.
Bette Midler is now out to sing Wind Beneath My Wings. That’s…..cheesy.
Bette Midler singing “The Wind Beneath My Wings” seems a little misjudged, though.
Those last two updates are what happens when we don’t talk to one another.
Great minds type alike.
I get what they were going for, it just seems a little on the nose.
The sound designer for Back To The Future died. He may not have been as well known as many of the In Memorandum people, but his work had a major influence in my creative life. Always trying to rip that sound off. It’s all wonderful, from the snap of the time machine to the clicks of the amps.
I heart database errors.
Jamie Foxx is backing up Jessica Biel with the Chariots of Fire music, sung acapella. Awesome.
Best score time.
Steven Price wins for Gravity. Woo!
We’re back. Missed the opportunity to tell you how amazing Indel Menzel is.
I’ve lost track, how many has Gravity won now?
Really glad Gravity won Best Soundtrack, it’s absolutely amazing.
And now the songs….
Yay, “Let It Go” won Best Song from Frozen. Good choice.
Frozen. Fuck yes. For a second there I was worried they’d give it to U2.
Also, The writers of the song have now gone EGOT. Fucking incredible.
Jessica Biel looks great.
That was a great speech from Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Side note. I really hate how Linux handles the touchpad on this notebook.
Bobby Lopez, composer of “Frozen” (and “Book of Mormon”), now has all four awards—Tony—Grammy—Emmy—Oscar!— David Pogue (@Pogue) March 3, 2014
FUN MUSIC FACT: “The wind beneath my wings,” was originally written as a tribute to Luck Dragons who chase fat bullies into dumpsters— Matthew Inman (@Oatmeal) March 3, 2014
Ellen gathering cash for the pizza. Love Kevin Spacey. “That’s for you.”
Screenpay time. Adapted first.
Before Midnight, written by Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, and Ethan Hawke Captain Phillips, screenplay by Billy Ray Philomena, screenplay by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope 12 Years a Slave, screenplay by John Ridley The Wolf of Wall Street, screenplay by Terence Winter
Robert De Niro and Penelope Cruz about to announce Best Adapted Screenplay.
aaaannnnnddddd……. 12 Years a Slave. As expected.
Original Screenplay. American Hustle, I think.
And best original:
American Hustle, written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell Blue Jasmine, written by Woody Allen Dallas Buyers Club, written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack Her, written by Spike Jonze Nebraska, written by Bob Nelson
But Her would be great.
Annnnndddd………….. Spike FUCKING JONZE. FUCK YES.
So. I;m now 6 for 7 with my predictions, and the one I got wrong went to my choice rather than my expectation. Not bad so far!
I love Spike Jonze.
So best actor and actress, director and picture left to go. What do you guys think?
Once again, it’s worth mentioning how absolutely stunning Karen O looks tonight.
Whenever I shoot a scene where I turn around in a doorway, smile and exit, I wonder if it will someday be my "In Memoriam" clip.— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) October 1, 2012
I wonder who she’s wearingnnnNNNHHHHHHHH sorry I can’t
Long applause for Sidney Poitier, as there should be.
Sidney Poitier. Still classy.
Best director time.
David O. Russell, American Hustle Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity Alexander Payne, Nebraska Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street
Gravity Gravity Gravity
At this point I don’t know if it’s gonna be Steve McQueen or not.
COME ON MARTY.
Wow, they gave it to Gravity.
Gravity! Fucking brilliant!
Honestly thought it might go to Marty for the fantastic Wolf Of Wall Street, but so happy with this result.
Did not see that coming before the show. Has been becomig apparent throughout though.
To be fair, if there was ever a category that was hard to choose from? It was this one.
But still. Did not expect. Now wondering if it’s going to take the top prize and/or best actress.
I’m 6 for 8 now, fwiw.
“Wise guys at Warner Bros…wise people at Warner Bros”
Big difference, Alfonso, but you may have been right first time!
Star of CYBORG 2 and the director of GHOST DAD, folks.— Bob Chipman (@the_moviebob) March 3, 2014
I taught Alfonso Cuaron’s nephew. He was in my film studies class. True story. I like to think some of my teaching may have worked its way back up the family tree.
Sorry, that last one was about Sidney Poitier not Cuaron.
Gravity has won all these awards and not one person has thanked sir Isaac newton— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) March 3, 2014
Daniel Day-Lewis is on stage so here comes Best Actress.
Amy Adams, American Hustle Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine Sandra Bullock, Gravity Judi Dench, Philomena Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
Daniel Day-Lewis will tell us about Best Actress and such.
Sandra Bullock for Gravity would be lovely.
I picked Cate Blanchett. Not that confident inthe choice anymore what with all the Gravity love.
Hooray for Cate Blanchett! Was worried for a moment there!
Cate Blanchett wins. Well deserved, I’m sure, but…Sandra Bullock tore it up.
“..receiving this honour from you exacerbates it…” wait, doesn’t that mean “to make worse”?
To both updates.
Another retroactive win for 'Janine' in Hot Fuzz.— edgarwright (@edgarwright) March 3, 2014
Now, Jennifer Lawrence for Best Actor.
Jennifer Lawrence is gorgeous. Just sayin’.
Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Come on Leo…….
C’mon, Leo. This is your year, and you deserve it.
yeah. BUt McConaughey, right?
Or maybe not.
All right, all right, all right.
Leo, that is.
Cue a million Sad Leo memes on Imgur tomorrow.
I still can’t believe Matthew McConaughey didn’t win for Sahara.
DAMMIT! Always a bridesmaid, Leo. Still the best actor of his generation.— Kat Arnett (@katarnett) March 3, 2014
This would be amazing.
he better do that chest-thumping, humming thing with DiCaprio now— Matthew Inman (@Oatmeal) March 3, 2014
And the winner for best accent is Matthew McConaughey.
HE SAID IT. HE REALLY SAID IT.
Ha! He was awesome.
So I’m 8 for 10 going into best picture.
Best Picture now.
Ellen’s been fantastic all night.
So. 12 Years a Slave or Gravity? I have no idea at this point.
So, I would like Gravity to win. Fingers crossed.
Sort of random, but I’m really liking the title cards they’ve been using.
12 Years a Slave!
12 Years a Slave best picture. But not the best written or directed.
Well deserved, by all accounts.
This happened last year too, when Ben Affleck didn’t even get nominated for best director.
by “this happened” I mean the producers letting the director take the spotlight for the best picture win.
Should really watch this film.
I look up to only god. And my hero is myself in a few years. (Even good looking people can turn people off with enough effort.)— Dave Pell (@davepell) March 3, 2014
Sooo that was an interesting show.
All done. No crazy choices, all seemed to be fitting. Glad Gravity got some serious love, and Spike Jonze got one too!
So, thanks for sticking with us. Watch out for our next podcast where we’ll be kicking around our impressions of the winners. Bye!
Right. So, I went 9 for 11 with predictions. Not bad. Should have laid some bets.
Only a few surprises, loved the performances. Loved Ellen for a change. As Simon says pay attention to the next podcast for some follow up discussion.
Also, to me fair to Matthew McConaughey re: that Tweet, he did say his hero was always himself in ten year’s time, in that he always wanted to chase and improve.
Right, really going now. Good night!