Greetings all! Tonight is the night of the 89th Annual Academy Awards and for the sixth year we will be live blogging the night! We’ll be posting some updates to twitter but the bulk of it will be right here.
We’ll be updating the winners below, and here are Matt’s predictions.
The show starts in 40 minutes, we’ll see you then!
- Best Picture: Moonlight
La La Land
- Best Director: Damien Chazelle for Moonlight.
- Best Actor: Casey Affleck in Manchester by the Sea
- Best Actress: Emma Stone in La La Land
- Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali in Moonlight
- Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis in Fences
- Best Adapted Screenplay: Barry Jenkins & Tarell Alvin McRaney for Moonlight
- Best Original Screenplay: Kenneth Lonergan for Manchester by the Sea
- Best Foreign Language Film: The Salesman (Iran)
- Best Animated Feature: Zootopia
- Best Animated Short: Piper
- Best Documentary Feature: O.J.: Made In America
- Best Documentary Short: The White Helmets
- Best Live Action Short: Sing
- Best Cinematography: La La Land
- Best Film Editing: Hacksaw Ridge
- Best Makeup & Hairstyling: Suicide Squad
- Best Costume Design: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
- Best Production Design: La La Land
- Best Original Song: City of Stars from La La Land
- Best Original Score: Justin Hurwitz for La La Land
- Best Sound Mixing: Hacksaw Ridge
- Best Sound Editing: Arrival
- Best Visual Effects: The Jungle Book
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Oh good, it’s on!
HELLO. Oscars time again!
And we’re off, with Justin Timberlake singing his nominated song. What a lovely way to start.
It’s worth mentioning at this point that Matt has a total mancrush on JT.
And who can blame him.
Ok. All the Oscars can start this way now, right?
Oh yeah, Jimmy Kimmel!
I’m not really familiar with Jimmy Kimmel, but I kind of like how he’s gone out guns blazing.
“Black people saved NASA and white people saved Jazz. Progress!”
Brie Larson looks incredible.
“Andrew Garfield lost 40 pounds for his role in silence, a feat not attempted since every woman in every role, ever.”
I like Jimmy Kimmel.
Best supporting actors time.
Alicia Vikander is here to give the award for best supporting actor. AKA Mahershala Ali.
Seriously, it’s his to lose, right?
Alicia Vikander is an incredible actress and the new Lara Croft.
You know, this Lucas Hedges kid is going places. I don’t think he’ll win right now but he will one day.
Booyah. Mahershala Ali is the best supporting actor.
I’m 1 for 1. Moonlight is 1 for 1. Things are good.
Moonlight is just one of the pictures I haven’t seen this year.
Moonlight is just one of the pictures I haven’t seen this year.
Huh. Mahershala Ali is the 5th black actor to win Best Supporting actor in Oscars history. Facts! (via https://twitter.com/CinemaBite/status/836031913307549696)
STAR TREK IS NOMINATED FOR MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING.
Please let Suicide Squad not win.
Dear God, don’t let Suicide Squad get an Oscar
JESUS FUCKING CHRIST. SUICIDE SQUAD WON AN OSCAR.
Just shows, even shitty movies can get Oscars
ok. Costume Design goes to Fantastic Beasts.
And I’m 1 for 3.
I am in shock.
I didn’t see A Man Called One, but the makeup in Star Trek Beyond was better and more on point than in Suicide Squad.
Then again I suppose Margot Robbie is hot sooooo…… ¯_(ツ)_/¯
I really want the show to get to a song.
l feel like I need a song.
Nice touch having one of the actual hidden figures on stage.
well. a tv show just won.
OK, Lin-Manuel Miranda time,
She is 16 years old. I’ve just turned 40. I feel old.
Auli’i Cravalho is kinda great. How Far I’ll Go could win best song.
On the one hand, Audition is a great song about actors that Hollywood will have loved, but How Far I’ll Go is a pitch perfect Disney song.
Plus, I want Lin-Manuel Miranda to complete his PEGOT.
Sofia Boutella and Chris Evans.
Arrival takes home the award for sound editing. Woo!
I had hoped Arrival would win for editing, but thought La La Land would. So I’m gonna claim that as 2 for 4.
ROGUE ONE PLEASE
Ok, you know, maybe the sound mixing in Hacksaw Ridge is really good.
Awwww. Sound mixing winner thanking his mom is great.
OK, finished eating now.
Governors Awards are just lovely, aren’t they. Woo Jackie Chan!
Best supporting actress time. Viola Davis, right?
I’d quite like to see Lion.
If it can’t be Viola, can it please be Naomie Harris?
Yup, Viola Davis. Excellent.
I feel like this live blog isn’t as lively as usual, probably because we’ve been eating dinner most of this time.
Also, the Oscars are interesting but a little less…crazy?
Shirley Maclaine is classy as fuck,
One of these years I am going to keep that resolution I always make to see more foreign films.
Wow, The Salesman!
Director Asghar Farhadi’s statement (he did not come to the oscars) was a good one.
Taking moments like these to protest things like Trump’s immigration ban is an important thing to do. I really hope that the message reaches the right ears.
This “random tourists are gong to walk through the oscars” gag is either going to be amazing, or fucking awful.
Here comes the animated short category.
Piper wins! Woo!
I think I am 4 for 9 right now.
I’d love Kubo to win here. It’s one of the best things I’ve seen in years.
Zootopia is the best animated feature!
Zootopia was OK, but Kubo was in a completely different league.
I had really hoped for Kubo, but I expected Zootopia. They both have great messages, but Zootopia is far more timely.
Also, 5 for 10.
I love how these two fucking hate each other.
La La Land! First of many, I’m sure.
LA LA Land is a good movie Hail, Caesar! had the best production sign of the year.
5 for 11 if I am counting right.
Ok this bus full of people gag is going over pretty well for me.
Man, that could have been a nightmare.
Fair enough, that was amazing.
I feel like maybe they don’t give a shit about run time this oscars. That gag was kind of great, but we’re only halfway through the awards and the show is at 2 hours already.
God, I loved Rogue One so damn much.
Felicity Jones and Riz Ahmed are beautiful people.
And they’re giving way the visual effects. Here’s hoping for Dr. Strange.
Rogue One to win please!
The Jungle Book wins best visual effects.
Seth Rogen and Michael J Fox rolling up in a Delorean is my jam.
Back To The Future is one of the all-time great movies.
“I am at the oscars with Michael J Fox, a delores, and wearing future shoes. all I have to do is sing the Schuyler sisters song in from of the world and I will have completed my entire bucket list.” — Seth Rogen
And while that was happening, Hacksaw Ridge won another oscar. What the hell.
I didn’t believe how important editing was until I started editing movies. It’s where the film is made.
My predictions are 5 for 13. I am having a bad night.
Hello short films.
Hey, The Whit Helmets, which I guessed would win.
The Cinematographer of The White Helmets was denied entry to the USA. WTF>
And live action short is Sing, which is fine because I didn’t even guess in that category.
So I am 6 for 14, with 1 abstention.
The Oscars are weird this year.
Jimmy Kimmel has been mostly funny, buuuuuut bullshit casual racist crap is annoying. We have to do better.
Javier Bardem almost headbutted Meryl Streep. Now that would have been a story.
We’re a minute or two behind so here’ comes Cinematography.
La La Land for Cinematography. Well deserved.
La La Land wins Cinematography! I really thought that Arrival would take it.
Oh boy, mean tweets.
Ok, I laughed.
Now, La La Land music. Huzzah!
I don’t know how I feel about these renditions of the songs.
I preferred the original renditions of the songs, but they’re still great. La La Land was really special.
Ok. Jimmy Kimmel is straight into awkward territory now.
Sorry, awkward but not funny.
Best original score time. Excellent.
Hmm, I wonder who’ll win best score
Of course it’s La La Land. Very good!
La La Land wins best score. This is my surprised face.
Hey Elyse. You still with us?
7 for 16 in my predictions.
Audition should win best song.
Yay! City of Stars, good win!
Holy shit! City of Stars won.
But Audition is better.
I mean, I knew La La Land would win the best song award, but i thought Audition would win.
I am disappointed that Lin-Manuel Miranda didn’t get his Oscar. He’ll have more chances though.
That In Memoriam was shorter than i expected.
Ok, that “We Bought a Zoo” dig was pretty great.
The Jimmy Kimmel / Matt Damon rivalry thing is funny.
The whole evening trolling Mat Damon is pretty great.
Ok screenplay awards. Let’s do this. How about you let The Lobster take this one.
These oscars have been weird, let’s let them really let their freak flag fly.
Nope! Manchester by the Sea.
Amy Adams was phenomenal in Arrival and it’s a travesty she’s not nominated.
Moonlight takes home the best adapted screenplay award. I’m starting to think La La Land might not take home best picture.
Only actor and actress, director, and picture left.
Best Director time. Barry Jenkins.
Damien Chazelle wins best director. Hmmm.
I loved that movie. I still think Moonlight is the better one.
Great! La La Land blew me away.
Best actor time.
Brie Larson might actually be perfect.
All the performances are great. I’d really like to see Viggo take it, but it’s gonna be Casey.
I’d love for Canada’s Ryan Gosling to win.
Denzel certainly seems to have done the most acting this year.
And there it is. Casey Affleck.
Well. Casey Affleck is a known abuser of women, but at least they didn’t give the director award to the anti-semite.
Leo is here to tell us who the best actress is.
I wish Leo had won for Wolf Of Wall Street. Really disliked The Revenant.
Come on Emma Stone.
I really dislike the academy bylaw that stipulates how often Meryl needs to be nominated.
Yay! Much deserved. She was amazing in La La Land.
Interesting: Since 2000, 7 Best Actress winners have been in their 20s, including Emma Stone. Only 1 man in his 20s has EVER won Best Actor, Adrien Brody
Re: those allegations against Casey Affleck: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/11/22/casey-affleck-s-dark-secret-the-disturbing-allegations-against-the-oscar-hopeful.html
Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway to present Best Picture.
Arrival was an amazing movie. Utterly heartbreaking but beautiful.
But La La Land should win.
Hacksaw Ridge, Fences, Arrival, Hell or High Water, Moonlight, Lion, Hidden Figures, Manchester by the Sea, La La Land.
Come on La La Land
Oh Warren Beatty, you card.
La La Land joins classics like The Artist and Crash as Best Picture of the year.
WHAT THE FUCK JUST HAPPENED.
MOONLIGHT IS BEST PICTURE.
Holy shit. Heads are going to roll.
HOLY SHIT. THEY ANNOUNCED LA LA LAND AND THEY WERE WRONG.
At least the La La Land people were totally classy about it.
The person that gave Warren BEatty th wrong envelope is gong to be hung outside the theatre for the next year.
Jesus, what a mess.
well. that was…. something.
Well, that was the Oscars. What a strange show.
Jesus, that was almost four hours long.
Well, thanks for sticking with us. Now go relax while someone in Hollywood gets fired.
Well. Moonlight is best picture. That’s something.
ALRIGHT THEN. That was an interesting night. Thanks for reading along with us.