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2013 Oscars Live Blog: Update Winners and Live Commentary!

We won't stop until the last award is handed out

2013 Oscars Live Blog, Winners and Commentary
2013 Oscars Live Blog, Winners and Commentary
Photo: AMPAS
Telecast Schedule
  • 5:45:09 PT: ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE*
  • 5:54:06 PT: ANIMATED SHORT FILM
  • 5:56:18 PT: ANIMATED FEATURE FILM*
  • 6:05:13 PT: CINEMATOGRAPHY
  • 6:07:43 PT: VISUAL EFFECTS
  • 6:14:53 PT: COSTUME DESIGN
  • 6:17:14 PT: MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
  • 6:30:40 PT: LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
  • 6:32:59 PT: DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT*
  • 6:41:32 PT: DOCUMENTARY FEATURE*
  • 6:48:07 PT: FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
  • 7:08:52 PT: SOUND MIXING
  • 7:14:17 PT: SOUND EDITING*
  • 7:19:12 PT: ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
  • 7:31:00 PT: FILM EDITING*
  • 7:47:02 PT: PRODUCTION DESIGN
  • 7:56:45 PT: INTRO IN MEMORIAM
  • 8:00:15 PT: IN MEMORIAM PACKAGE & PERFORMANCE
  • 8:08:13 PT: ORIGINAL SCORE
  • 8:17:16 PT: ORIGINAL SONG
  • 8:22:42 PT: ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
  • 8:25:16 PT: ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY*
  • 8:32:33 PT: DIRECTING
  • 8:39:57 PT: ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
  • 8:46:29 PT: ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
  • 8:53:29 PT: BEST PICTURE

Welcome to our 2013 Oscars Live Blog with up-to-the-minute live winners, commentary, red carpet coverage and overall merriment. We are kicking this thing off at 3:30 PM PST and carrying on until 9 PM PST, which means you better have food and water because it's going to be a long night.

To the right you can see the order in which the awards will be handed out and if you took a look at the reader prediction results compared to mine and my live-blogging partner, Laremy Legel, you know there are at least seven interesting races and the most interesting of which is the first of the night... Best Supporting Actor. I have placed an * next to the most interesting races of the night based on predictions, but for more on why I chose those, click here.

In case you're interested, myself, Laremy and the readers predicted Argo to win Best Picture, but don't think that doesn't mean Lincoln and even Silver Linings Playbook doesn't still stand a chance. As a matter of fact, to go along with the interesting races highlighted above, keep an eye on Best Director where Steven Spielberg faces stiff competition from Ang Lee (Life of Pi) and while most everyone expects Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) to win Best Actress, Emmanuelle Riva (Amour has been coming on strong. I've highlighted those races with an on the schedule of events above.

It's going to be a lot of fun, and just to give you one more thing to think about, here are my Oscar counts per film based on my predictions (excluding the shorts):

  1. Life of Pi - 4 wins
  2. Argo - 3 wins
  3. Les Miserables - 3 wins
  4. Anna Karenina - 2 wins
  5. Lincoln - 2 wins
  6. Silver Linings Playbook - 2 wins
  7. Amour - 1 win
  8. Brave - 1 win
  9. Searching for Sugar Man - 1 win
  10. Skyfall - 1 win

As for what you can expect from this live blog, we will be posting up-to-the-second commentary with each update having either my name in red or Laremy's name in blue next to the time stamp. All winner announcements will be highlighted like this so they will be easy to spot and they'll also be listed in the right-hand-column on this page, just give it a refresh to update or participate in the comments below, which will also refresh the content of the page.

So get ready, in just a few short hours it all begins and hopefully you're prepared. We'll be back around 3:30 PST / 6:30 EST and we won't stop until the last award is handed out.

Stay tuned, we'll be beginning shortly...

[3:30:33 PM] Brad says: We are here and we are loving it! Jessica Chastain already walked the carpet... what is she doing here so early?

[3:31:53 PM] Brad says: Amy Adams is even here. I guess it would be more fun to get there early as opposed to later when the madness really gets underway.

[3:34:19 PM] Brad says: I have no idea what these OTRC people are all about or why a Real Housewife of Someplace Somewhere is on the panel. Brandi something?

[3:34:26 PM] Laremy says: Hi Brad!

[3:35:11 PM] Brad says: George something is chatting with Channing Tatum and a pregnant Jenna Dewan. George thinks Channing is humble.

[3:35:41 PM] Laremy says: I love Channing Tatum. But let's not forget he's in G.I. Joe 2. #NeverForget

[3:35:58 PM] Laremy says: I can reveal what Tatum is doing on the show: he's dancing. Scoop!

[3:36:39 PM] Brad says: Oh, C-Tates is doing something tonight? Will he do a Magic Mike stripper performance? Maybe an impromptu "Ladies of Tampa" with Matthew McConaughey even though that song was wrongly left off the nomination list for Best Original Song?

[3:37:42 PM] Laremy says: On second thought, he might be disavowing G.I. Joe

[3:38:46 PM] Brad says: Russ Leatherman is calling himself "Mr. Moviefone" and then predicting chalk. Take a risk Mr. Moviefone!

[3:38:55 PM] Laremy says: We've got a Russ Leatherman sighting! He's my favorite of all the Leathermans. Fred Leatherman is a real piece of work.

[3:39:01 PM] Brad says: Is Leatherman a real name btw?

[3:41:49 PM] Laremy says: I'm hungry. I ordered pizza for us but it hasn't come yet. I blame Brad.

[3:41:53 PM] Brad says: Quvenzhane Wallis has a little stuffed dog. Those young Oscar nominees are so crazy.

[3:43:37 PM] Brad says: You can tell all of these people sat home practicing how to say Quvenzhane because they are saying her name at every opportunity possible. At least they practiced.

[3:45:16 PM] Laremy says: The pizza is here! Wishing for things works!

[3:45:52 PM] Brad says: What will Anne Hathaway be wearing tonight? We are all dying to know!

[3:47:09 PM] Brad says: Laremy ordered pizza, which is something that makes me very happy. Pizza and the big debate over what Anne will wear at the Oscars... My life has led to this!

[3:47:14 PM] Laremy says: Probably a dress.

[3:48:55 PM] Laremy says: I also ordered Orange Crush soda because that's what I plan on doing for the next five hours.

[3:50:13 PM] Brad says: Zoe Saldana? How do the invites to this work? I don't think she's a member of the Academy, but I could be wrong.

[3:51:03 PM] Brad says: Oh, and a little tip while reading the live blog try to only refresh every few minutes so the server doesn't die. Thanks!

[3:53:51 PM] Laremy says: Sally Field and I have the same chance of winning an Oscar this evening.

[3:54:30 PM] Brad says: Sally Field and George just had a conversation, it was riveting.

[3:55:12 PM] Brad says: Oh man, Red Hot Twitter results! Brandi thinks Reese Witherspoon is the best dressed. This is getting really real.

[3:55:54 PM] Laremy says: Cheetara is making jokes for daaaaayzz. You guys are missing out.

[3:56:28 PM] Brad says: Jennifer Lawrence is wearing a comforter. Gotta keep warm at the Oscars.

[3:57:23 PM] Brad says: This is intense, the pre-red carpet show is ending and the actual red carpet show is about to begin. As a result, we're going to page two, join us will you.

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  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    Can't wait for the blog guys! So excited!!! Your last 2 blogs for the SAG's and the Golden Globes were great.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

    Awesome! Let's do this! I hope for some pleasant surprises.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    Let the Games Begin

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

    Is there a reason Actor is a supporting role has always been the first award this awards season? (or even last year, i didn't pay much attention)

  • Gautam

    I believe Best Supporting Actor, Best Actress and even Best Director are the most interesting ones. Among below the line, Best Sound Editing, Best Production Design, Best Original Screenplay are wide open. And obviously anything can happen in Shorts.

    So, let's see how the most unpredictable Oscar race ever, turns out to be.

    Though here are what I think could be the biggest upsets of the night,

    1. Naomi Watts wins Best Actress – She enjoys a strong peer support, and her vote base will not jump the ship, whereas many Lawrence/Chastain voters may jump to either Riva or Watts herself.
    2. Life of Pi wins Best Picture – It’s going to win more than 5 awards [maximum] on Oscar night and with a widespread support across different categories, it also manages to coupe Picture.
    3. Philip Seymour Hoffman wins Best Supporting Actor – Only place where members might decide to reward The Master.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

      Best director is definitely interesting. I really hope Ang Lee gets it. It's a massive directorial achievement. Life of Pi winning best picture will be the biggest surprise of the night although it would not 'upset' me.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

    Hey maybe we will reach 1000 comments given that the live blog is 5.5 hours long and comments have already begun. Hope your server holds up brad!

  • Winchester

    Well, hope you all have fun blogging. Due to time differences I'll be heading to bed just as it's all happening and will catch the results on waking.

    I'm curious because I have a feeling there are going to be more than a couple surprising results before the ride is over. I just can't quite decide where they will end up being. I guess my most controversial gut feel is some sort of upset in the Best Actor category. I know, I know..............precursors and general mood indicate Day Lewis has this in the bag..........but..........I dunno. The general lack of Lincoln to convert anything much into wins just has had me thinking about The Colour Purple back.

    I really would be no more surprised to find it went to Phoenix at the last minute than it stays with Day Lewis. Time will tell.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/G-Man/ G-Man

      Get some coffee and stay up. :)

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    Hey Brad. Are you going to be trying the new format you tried for the SAG's live blog again?

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/ Brad Brevet

      No chance, this is the biggest day of the year for this site every year. It would crash before we even got started.

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

        Oh ok

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

    It's a shame that they release the schedule before the show. It kinda takes away from the suspense.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

      Oh btw, I did a video montage of the 9 nominees (if anyone's interested): https://vimeo.com/60328139

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

        Cool video

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

        I don't really think telling us which awards will be handed out when takes away any of the suspense and I watched your video and I really enjoyed it.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    I think Lincoln has a solid chance at Best Picture. A solid 20%. Argo = 60%,
    Life of Pi = 10%, Silver Linings Playbook = 10%

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/HarryFuertes/ Harry Fuertes

    For anyone who's curious, here are the ones who I think will win, could win, deserves to win, should have been there, and shouldn't have been there. these are my final predictions.

    http://letterboxd.com/harryfuertes/list/my-final-oscar-2013-predictions/

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

      If you don't mind, I might just have to steal your idea.

  • IsabellaDay-Lewis

    I AM SOOOOO EXCITED !!!!
    DANIEL DAY-LEWIS FOR THE WIN !!!

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Art/ Arturo Sanchez

      Heck Yea, guy is a legend

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/G-Man/ G-Man

    Hanging out and watching some Gangs of New York to prepare. Does anyone else remember that Daniel Day-Lewis throws a knife at a poster of Abraham Lincoln? Thought that was pretty funny.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Art/ Arturo Sanchez

      Nice find, that is very funny

  • IsabellaDay-Lewis

    HAHAHA omg, yeah he does !!! Sucks that the oscars are at the same time as school!! Mentally dying !!

    • NikkiLovesFood

      #AustraliaLife

  • NikkiLovesFood

    So excited, hoping for a Chastain and Hoffman win even though they seem unlikely!

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Grasshopper/ Grasshopper

      I'd love to see Hoffman win! Hopefully the Weinsteins could get him the win

  • IsabellaDay-Lewis

    Dying for a Tarantino win!!! Just imagine his acceptance speech :P

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

      I only want Tarantino to win because I'm predicting that he will.

      • IsabellaDay-Lewis

        Hahaha! Well I pray that you are 100000% right :P

        • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

          I was just wondering, what are your predictions for tonight?

          • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

            I'm assuming Daniel Day-Lewis? Just maybe.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    So, E! Has a countdown to their red carpet coverage... And not a countdown the actual ceremony. It seems a bit excessive.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    Oh, and I finally watched all the best picture nominees. And I ranked them

    9. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    8. Amour
    7. Les Miserables
    6. Life of Pi
    5. Silver Linings Playbook
    4. Django Unchained
    3. Argo
    2. Lincoln
    1. Zero Dark Thirty

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Fox/ Fox

      9. Amour
      8. Django Unchained
      7. Beasts of the Southern Wild
      6. Argo
      5. Life of Pi
      4. Les Miserables
      3. Zero Dark Thirty
      2. Lincoln
      1. Silver Linings Playbook

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Art/ Arturo Sanchez

        Heck yea Fox I'm with you on that #1

        • Jake17

          I am as well! Though I've only seen five of the nominees.

    • NikkiLovesFood

      1.Zero Dark Thirty
      2. Silver Linings Playbook
      3. Django Unchained
      4. Argo
      5. Amour
      6. Life of Pi
      7. Lincoln
      8. Beasts of the Southern Wild
      9. Les Miserables

      But I'm guessing this wont be the order the academy voted....

      • IsabellaDay-Lewis

        Haha, yeah true !! What a category !!!!!!!

        1. Django Unchained
        2. Amour
        3. Lincoln (only for my love, DDL)
        4. Zero Dark Thirty
        5.Argo
        6.Life of Pi
        7. Beastsof the Southern wild
        8.Silver Linings
        9.Les mis

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Grasshopper/ Grasshopper

      From what I saw:
      7 Les Mis
      6 Beasts of the Southern Wild
      5 Argo
      4 Life of Pi
      3 Django Unchained
      2 Silver Linings Playbook
      1 Zero Dark Thirty

      • Anna

        Interesting... my list :

        1- Zero Dark Thirty
        2 - Lincoln
        3 - Silver Linings Playbook
        4 - Django
        5 - Argo
        6 - Beasts of the southern wild
        7 - Amour
        8 - Les Miserables

        *Didn't watch Life of Pi

        • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Grasshopper/ Grasshopper

          Life of Pi was great but it was let down by the writing at the start and ending, but the middle bulk is just incredible because of Ang Lee's directing and the visuals.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kessler/ Kessler

      I would rank them as

      9. Amour
      8. Beasts of the Southern Wild.
      7. Life of Pi
      6. Les Miserables
      5. Silver Linings Playbook
      4. Django Unchained
      3. Zero Dark Thirty
      2. Lincoln
      1. Argo

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Mikey/ Mikey

      Finally saw Amour today.

      9. Les Miserables
      8. Lincoln
      7. Beasts of the Southern Wild
      6. Amour
      5. Argo
      4. Life of Pi
      3. Zero Dark Thirty
      2. Django Unchained
      1. Silver Linings Playbook

      • Oscar Smarty

        9. Amour
        8. Life of Pi
        7. Beasts of the Southern Wild
        6. Django Unchained
        5. Lincoln
        4. Zero Dark Thirty
        3. Argo
        2. Silver Linings Playbook
        1. Les Miserables

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    The Oscars are really pushing the whole Seth Mcfarlane host thing. Hopefully he is as good as they're making him out to be.

    Oh, and apparently the Manicam is back.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

      Don't worry, he will be.

  • IsabellaDay-Lewis

    Favourite oscar host anybody????

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

      Well, I've only watched the Oscars for the past two years so my favourite has to be Billy Crystal, he was great last year.

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

        Billy Crystal is always good.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Fox/ Fox

      James Franco.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Mikey/ Mikey

      Hugh Jackman for me. I still watch his opening song on youtube from time to time.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

      Hugh Jacman

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

      Billy Crystal!

    • NikkiLovesFood

      Anne Hathaway and James Franco....jokes

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    Wow, the blog hasn't even started yet and there's already 42 comments..make that 43 now.

  • IsabellaDay-Lewis

    Haha, loved his 'what the actors are thinking' cam !

  • Anna

    Oh god... this e! countdown to the red carpet(!!!!) is excruciating.

    • IsabellaDay-Lewis

      I'm on e! But all I see is a picture of brangelina where the live feed is !!
      #austalianlife

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

    Fun facts on E! Livestream of the Red carpet is actually fun.

    • IsabellaDay-Lewis

      Haha, love the wardrobe malfunctions !

  • http://www.criterion.com/my_criterion/27913-criterion10 Criterion10

    Almost time. Here's hoping to a good show and plenty of surprises!

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

      Particularly some Zero Dark Thirty related surprises, am I right?

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

        Nah, I don't really want Zero Dark to win anything except for film editing and sound editing because that's what I'm predicting it will win for.

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

        Nah, some Django & SLP surprises!

        • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

          I agree with that!

        • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

          I'm not opposed to those.

          • IsabellaDay-Lewis

            HELLS YEAH FOR DJANGO !!!

            • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

              How about a Life of Pi surprise? Strong contention for Spielberg in the directing category with Ang Lee

              • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

                If Ang Lee wins, I will not be surprised because I'm predicting that he will.

              • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kessler/ Kessler

                I predicted Ang Lee as well, though I'm starting to get nervous about it.

              • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

                Kessler, why are you nervous about Ang Lee not winning?

              • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kessler/ Kessler

                The general consensus is that Spielberg will win, but I just can't see that happening. Especially if Life of Pi wins the technical categories.

            • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

              Wow, you really enjoyed Django, didn't you?

              • IsabellaDay-Lewis

                Just love Tarantino too much!! Hehehe

              • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

                Django was AWESOME!! In an ideal world, Django will win best picture, supporting actor and screenplay. But unfortunately we don't live in an ideal world.

              • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

                I'm with you on that, although I would still be rooting for Hoffman over Waltz.

  • Brad Smithee

    Look forward to the blog!

    I hope of Argo wins anything, that Ben Affleck will go up there and say he's sorry that he pumped up America's role, and completely minimized Canada's role in the story. As President Carter said, 90% of the plan and execution was Canadian. Somehow it's a US action film....

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

      I don't think it's a big deal. It's just a movie after all..

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    It seems like everyone on E! Loves Life of Pi

  • Brian

    Hopefully Ben Affleck will right the wrong he made in Argo and FINALLY refer to Jimmy Carter as "History's Greatest Monster"

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Travis/ Travis

      I would have preferred if Affleck went the ZD30 route and focused on the CIA, not the President. Also, it was kind of funny he made Carter try to cancel the mission and end with Carter saying "Look what I did!" while I won't call him History's Biggest Monster, I do think his actions had a big impact on making Iran hate us (perhaps rightfully) enough for that situation

      • Brian

        I was just making a Simpsons reference

        • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Travis/ Travis

          I thought you were getting political. I have started to become devil's advocate through AS. My bad, I haven't watched enough Simpsons

          • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Travis/ Travis

            Although my defense of Iran was truthful.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    Ok, where the heck is Laremy?

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/G-Man/ G-Man

    Pulling for Django and SLP tonight. Finishing up some more of Gangs of New York and then hopping in for a night of chatting with you all.

    • IsabellaDay-Lewis

      Sounds like a great night :) go oscars !!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Art/ Arturo Sanchez

    Question for you guys. I was looking through the Independent Spirit Awards. Was there a particular reason why De Niro did not get nominated for the Spirit Awards? Or just voters didn't think he was good enough?

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

    Anybody think Life of Pi can pull of production design?

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kessler/ Kessler

      If Anna Karenina doesn't win, then I think Pi will.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/G-Man/ G-Man

      Absolutely

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

      I have Lincoln for this category which is a bit of a risk. I have Life of Pi at 3rd, because I think most people know that most of the film was CG

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    I hope Zero Dark Thirty wins something.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

      Agreed. At least one.

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

        It will win film editing and sound editing but that's it.

        • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

          No. Screenplay.

          • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

            I think Django will win screenplay but Zero Dark would be my number 2 choice.

        • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

          Argo has film editing. I think ZD30 could pull off Sound Editing and Screenplay. But the controversy may prevent it from getting either of those.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/G-Man/ G-Man

      I have it for Best Picture

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

        Here's hoping.

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

        I'm sorry, but there is no way Zero Dark will win best picture.

        • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/G-Man/ G-Man

          I love picking upsets. Maybe that's why I never win my March Madness pool.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/G-Man/ G-Man

    I feel like I'm gonna get so caught up in the comments that I'll forget to read B&L's commentary

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

      Me too, I've barely read any of it so far, I've just been reading the comments.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    The show hasn't even started and there are almost 100 comments

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kessler/ Kessler

      Over/Under - 500 comments for the Oscar Blog.

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

        Easily over. I am gonna predict above 750, maybe even 1000. There is still 1hr 45mins to the actual awards show.

        • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

          I think 1000 is a little high

          • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

            I agree, I'd say about 900 considering we're already at 115 and the awards haven't even started yet.

          • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

            I know. Just being optimistic. We all love movies and we all love to talk about it, so hey we might surprise ourselves.

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

        Over. Especially with all the replies and conversations after the awards are over.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    The whole Manicam idea is kind of stupid, in my opinion.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

    Hard to keep track of commentary, comments AND the show!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Art/ Arturo Sanchez

    Hoping the best for Silver Linings Playbook. I'm predicting it will probably only leaving with best actress, but hope for some surprises.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

      I'm predicting it will leave with best actress, best supporting actor, and best adapted screenplay.

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Art/ Arturo Sanchez

        Yea those are the categories where I think it can surprise as well. Just curious as to why De Niro didn't get a nomination by the Independent Spirit Awards. Do you know if there was a particular reason? Or were they looking to nominate other talent that hasn't won an Oscar?

        • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

          Sorry, I'm not really sure.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

    Nice to see Jacki Weaver conform that those diamonds she's wearing are "blood free." Most people wouldn't care.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

      *Confirm

  • Anna

    Ryan Seacrest has beautiful eyes...

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

    I know Jessica Alba has nothing to with any of the nominated movies, but hey, who doesn't want to see her on the red carpet. A guy can hope haha

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Travis/ Travis

    Is it too late to predict Salmon Fishing in the Yeman as the winner?

  • Zack Sparrow

    Laremy is crushing it already

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    Man, what if Beasts of the Southern Wild wins?
    The comments (and the server) would explode

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

      I would be ticked if it wins!!!

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

      Oh no. The world will be pissed

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

        .... till tomorrow morning

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

    Chastain looking gorgeous on ABC.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

      Ditto

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    I have decided to change my prediction for film editing from Zero Dark to Argo.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

      Good choice

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

    Going to be a sad day tomorrow. No more oscar discussions. #LifeMovesOn

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/G-Man/ G-Man

    I'll die laughing is Snooki predicts better than Brad or Laremy:

    http://www.celebuzz.com/nicole-snooki-polizzi/2013/02/my-2013-oscar-predictions-2/

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/HarryFuertes/ Harry Fuertes

    Worst Best Picture of All Time anybody? Best Best Picture?

    Worst- chariots of fire
    Best- The Godfather

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

      I like Chariots of Fire

      Best - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
      Worst - Gigi

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/HarryFuertes/ Harry Fuertes

        That movie bored me to tears. Vangelis was the best thing about it.

        • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

          I agree it did get boring in some places. Not the greatest Best Picture winner, but I enjoyed it nonetheless

    • http://www.criterion.com/my_criterion/27913-criterion10 Criterion10

      Worst: Crash (it was a weak year, but the movie itself is still rather lackluster)
      Best: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Mikey/ Mikey

      Worst: Crash
      Best: The Godfather: Part II

    • Chris138

      I have to admit that Chariots of Fire is one of the reasons I really stopped caring about who the Academy chooses as Best Picture for each year. An unbearably dull movie that hasn't aged well. Platoon hasn't aged terribly well either but at least it's not as boring.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/JeremyBaril/ JeremyBaril

    Amanda Seyfried looks high as a kite.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    There's still an hour left of red carpet coverage? Kill me now.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

      I'm very glad I'm not watching the red carpet coverage and just waiting for the awards.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

    One of the ABC red carpet host is smiling too much.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kessler/ Kessler

      Only one?

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/G-Man/ G-Man

    Chastain - the hottest redhead ever? An argument can be made.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

      Either her or Emma Stone

      • Mykael

        Brother, what are the passing marks for your game?

        • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

          Define passing marks

          • Mykael

            Like in exams, 35/100 means, you have passed.
            For your game?

            • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

              72, since that is 60% of 120. But the ultimate winner is the person who ends up with the most points.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Mason%20Williamson/ Mason Williamson

      Yeah, Emma Stone comes to mind as well.

      I think we all agree that this is the most important title to be awarded this evening, though.

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/HarryFuertes/ Harry Fuertes

        Amy Adams anybody?

        • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

          I forgot about her, but she's definitely a contender

        • Mykael

          The movie doesn't has enough support, brother.
          That's the weak link.
          She probably has her best shot with The Fighter.
          But Melissa Leo was on roll that year.

  • http://www.electriccin.blogspot.com theJackal

    I'm loving the fact that Jennifer Lawrence complained about being hungry...and that she towers over Ryan Seacrest.

    Thems the facts

  • Cinemascore

    Reading along as I'm far far away. You guys are slaying it! Don't let laremy eat too many carbs.....he gets crazy carb brain. Miss you!!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kessler/ Kessler

    My family thinks that Sally Field will beat Anne Hathaway tonight. I'm serious

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

      My family is adamant that Lincoln will win Best Picture and The Hobbit will win production design

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/HarryFuertes/ Harry Fuertes

      My family doesn't care, lol.

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

        Sally Field will not beat Anne Hathaway, Argo will win best picture over Lincoln, and Anna Karenina will win best production design over The Hobbit

  • Mykael

    Gentlemen, brothers, any good link?

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    Switched off E! To watch Iron Man on FX

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

      Good choice

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/HarryFuertes/ Harry Fuertes

      Ick. Never understood the hype with that.

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

        It's fun to watch. Better than the red carpet for sure

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

      I am about to watch an episode of The West Wing. Too much red carpet for my brain.

  • http://thebioscopist.com TheBioscopist

    Jennifer Lawrence IS A GIANT! Or maybe Chenoweth is SUPER short.

  • adu

    "Brad is wearing a nautical themed pashmina afghan?"

    Laremy, how about bringing the house down and sharing a picture of that?

    Many people I know wanna see what the boss of this site looks like :)

  • Zack Sparrow

    Chastain is less hot, more "I'd date her for a solid three years then propose"

  • PaulinJapan

    Nothing like watching the red carpet in Japan. They've sent a Japanese bimbo to ask the questions, only her English is terrible and she's having to repeat everything three times before she can be understood.

  • http://hypethemovies.wordpress.com Jordan B.

    In regards to Laremy going incognito as "Larry," my friend always shortens his name from Sameer to "Sam" whenever we get coffee or order food. People never fail to butcher his surprisingly simple name.

  • http://thebioscopist.com TheBioscopist

    There's plenty of Red Carpet banter going on right now, nothing noteworthy. My first major concern for the night is having to look up the spelling of that little kid's name, from Beasts of the Southern Wild, if she wins tonight. Please don't let that happen....I've been practising "Philip Seymour Hoffman" all week.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

      Phillip Seymour Hoffman will not be winning tonight and neither will that little girl. So no need to worry.

  • PaulinJapan

    You ain't seen cringeworthy till you've seen Alan Arkin trying to understand Japanese TV presenters.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Art/ Arturo Sanchez

    By the way thanks for the blog Brad, really enjoy them.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

      Me too! Thanks to both Brad and Laremy for doing this.

  • viralvora

    I am hoping for the following
    Argo, Lee, DDL, Chastain, Waltz, Hathway !

    I dont know why y'all hate the red carpets so much ! it is so fun and so awkward with weird hosts!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    Ok, just to confirm the contenders for my game
    Mykael
    Corbin
    Kessler
    Andrew J.S.
    Thornsy

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

      Just wondering, what is your game?

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

        Earlier in the week I offered for people to predict the Oscars, ranking the. Nominees from most likely to win to least likely (1-5). And then they receive points based on which person won. If their first pick won, then they get 5 points. 2nd pick wins: 4 points. 3rd pick wins: 3 points. 4th pick wins: 2 points. 5th pick wins: 1 point. Highest total score is 120 and lowest is 24.

        • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

          I posted this on Friday's Podcast comment section.

          • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/G-Man/ G-Man

            Fuck. Missed it.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/G-Man/ G-Man

      What game?

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    Ok, I'm going to watch the red carpet show now..

  • viralvora

    Adele looks like she would wash kristin down with a martini ( because chenoworth looks like a onion on a toothpick)

    I love ADELE!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

    Apparently she is very fond of taking off her shoes to compare tall-ness

  • http://thebioscopist.com TheBioscopist

    New drinking game....every time Chenoweth mentions her height DO A SHOT!

    • viralvora

      or takes her shoes off

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Cordia/ Cordia

    goodmorning/goodnight everyone, it's 2am here and i'm ready for some awards

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    I just realized that Kate Mara from House of Cards has a walk-on role in Iron Man 2. About to switch to ABC

  • viralvora

    AnnE Hathway reprises the george clooney batman suit nipples!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Cordia/ Cordia

    so anne hathaway's dress is not giving us anything for our own imagination..?

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kessler/ Kessler

    Guess Anne Hathaway needed a few pointers on her dress.

  • http://thebioscopist.com TheBioscopist

    AnnesNipples has it's own twitter account now.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/G-Man/ G-Man

    Daniel Day-Lewis...such a boss

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    I've only been watching for 20 minutes, but this red carpet show is just painful.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/G-Man/ G-Man

      Wish they talked about movies. Not about fashion.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

    Who do you guys think looks the hottest? I'm going with Amanda Seyfried.

    • viralvora

      chastain, keibler and berry

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

        Berry for sure. I don't get the whole Keibler thing.

    • http://www.criterion.com/my_criterion/27913-criterion10 Criterion10

      After seeing Anne Hathaway's nipples, I'm going to have to go with her.

      (Hopefully this joke wasn't too childish and immature.)

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

      Chastain. Jennifer Lawrence is usually hot, but not tonight.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/G-Man/ G-Man

      Amanda Seyfried or Jessica Chastain. Hathaway in TDKR

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kessler/ Kessler

      Definitely Chastain.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/lalecture/ lalecture

      Actually Zoe Santana is lovely

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Mikey/ Mikey

    Seems like a god time to ask... Who you guys got winning for Best Picture in 2014?
    The Wolf of Wall Street, Saving Mr. Banks, The Monuments Men, Labor Day, Nebraska, August: Osage County? Personally I'm thinking Foxcatcher....

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

      I'm really looking forward to Foxcatcher, but I think it will be The Monuments Men.

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Mikey/ Mikey

        I just don't think they'll wanna do 2 actors-turned-directors in a row.

        • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

          But the Academy loves George Clooney. But that would be 2 Best Pictures for him in a row (assuming Argo wins). I suppose The Wolf of Wall Street has a shot.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Cordia/ Cordia

    Monuments men would be my pick

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    Their starting!!!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    #ClassicAngryBrad getting mad at the server

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    So it begins

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    Tommy Lee Jones actually smiled..wow.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    And Seth Macfarlane made a Ben Affleck joke..

  • viralvora

    Seth McFarlane is killing it !

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

      I agree!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

    #JodieFosterJoke

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

    #KateWinslet'sBoobs

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/G-Man/ G-Man

    Macfarlane is fantastic so far!

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kessler/ Kessler

      Agree 100%!

    • http://www.criterion.com/my_criterion/27913-criterion10 Criterion10

      Agreed.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Art/ Arturo Sanchez

      Yea I knew he was going to joke about Affleck's snub somwhere

  • http://thebioscopist.com TheBioscopist

    Well that was better than the real version of FLIGHT

  • Gannondorf

    Daniel Radcliffe is so short... just sayin

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Cordia/ Cordia

    btw, did any oscar host was able to get so many 'stars' in his routine?

  • http://www.criterion.com/my_criterion/27913-criterion10 Criterion10

    We Saw Your Boobs was an epic win! Very ridiculous, but it made me laugh. Good start so far, let's hope it keeps up.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    McFarlane is crushing it

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

    YESSSS! Waltz!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    Well, my first prediction was wrong..

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

    BRAVO!!!!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kessler/ Kessler

    Dammit. Didn't see that coming.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Cordia/ Cordia

    Waltz, seriously? well nice to give Django something

  • http://www.criterion.com/my_criterion/27913-criterion10 Criterion10

    1 for 1 so far. Had a feeling Christoph would get it. My personal preference was Phillip Seymour Hoffman, but Christoph was great so I can't complain too much, even though he is really a lead.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kessler/ Kessler

    Got my first pick wrong, but I can't get too mad at Waltz

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/G-Man/ G-Man

    Fuckin' right! Christoph Watlz!

  • Kara

    I'm trying not to refresh too much but it's hard. How's the server Brad?

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Cordia/ Cordia

    we can say SLP and Lincoln will not win BP now for sure?

  • Chris

    Hopefully Waltz winning will also mean Tarantino also wins Screenplay.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

      We can only hope.

  • Mykael

    Waltz.
    Great.

  • viralvora

    I'm feeling good for my Chastain pick now.. but the sup actor noms were incredible with the exception of arkin

  • theJackal

    I'm thinkin Django isn't done collecting trophies tonight. Good for Quentin and Company.

    Thems the facts

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Fan/ Fan

    Fuck yeah Christoph Waltz.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    Not surprised that I predicted that one right.

  • Mykael

    Never underestimate the power of Golden Globe + BAFTA.
    Only the second non-SAG nominee to win the Oscar in the history of the SAG awards.
    Emmanuelle Riva may become the third

  • http://thebioscopist.com TheBioscopist

    BRAVE! Ouch Laremy

  • viralvora

    Brave sucked! Disney was robbed!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    Wow, surprised Brave won over Wreck-It Ralph.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/G-Man/ G-Man

    Fucking Brave

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Cordia/ Cordia

    ...don't wanna talk about Brave.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kessler/ Kessler

    I got 2 right so far. Not happy about Brave though.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

      Lucky, I only got one right.

  • Chris

    Queen + bear = queenbear = Oscar!!! Nice going u tards!!

  • Mykael

    Brave?
    Come on.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    1 for 3

  • Chris138

    I thought De Niro might take it, but I'm really glad Waltz won instead. Him and Philip Seymour Hoffman were the best in the category, in my opinion.

    Also, it sucks that Brave won. Such a mediocre film.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    That's two right now.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

    4 for 4!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

    This sucks. It should've been Skyfall.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kessler/ Kessler

    Sad for Deakins but a well deserved win for Life of Pi.

  • viralvora

    yay miranda! 2 out of 3!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    2 for 4. Ugh

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    3 correct now.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kessler/ Kessler

    3 for 4 so far. Still shocked that Waltz won for supporting.

  • Chris

    Should've been Deakins.

  • http://www.criterion.com/my_criterion/27913-criterion10 Criterion10

    5 for 5 so far. Off to a good start. In terms of personal preferences, I would've rather seen Django win in cinematography, and Prometheus win in visual effects.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Fan/ Fan

    2 for Life of Pi so far very happy right now.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Art/ Art

      Yea it could take four imo, I think sound editing will be the closest one for them

  • viralvora

    3 for 4 - would it kill the academy to give the winners 30 seconds more and take away the awful "presenting the best pic nominee" . that was awful the guy on stage was asking for money and they cut him off!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/HarryFuertes/ Harry Fuertes

    4 for 5. But the night has only begun and many surprises are yet to come. Happy about the Life of Pi wins.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    Game Results so far

    Andrew J.S: 23 points
    Kessler: 23 points
    Thornsy: 23 points
    Corbin: 22 points
    Me: 22 points
    Mykael: 19 points

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Silrian/ Silrian

    Avengers had their moment. A Bond tribute coming up. I bet TDKR won't even be mentioned. Ironic to say the least.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    4 correct now.

  • viralvora

    The wigs in the background looks like from the sets of MadMen

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    5 correct now.

  • viralvora

    6 out of 7 right so far! still pissed @ Brave

  • Chris

    Looks like the hairstylist winner can't even style her own hair.

  • NY

    Is it me or does it feel like the speeches are going by pretty quickly? Besides one, all have gone by swiftly.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    Only 2 wrong so far. Feeling good

  • NikkiLovesFood

    happy to see that Django gets some acting recognition, easily could have been DiCaprio or Jackson if they were nominated

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Silrian/ Silrian

      Sam should've won and Leo nominated. Waltz had a lead performance.

      • NikkiLovesFood

        I agree, Sam really was the best of the great performances in that film.

        • Jake17

          I agree as well.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

    7 for 7! so far so good

  • viralvora

    Damn! Shirley's still got it!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    Updated game scores

    Andrew J.S: 33 points
    Kessler: 33 points
    Thornsy: 23 points
    Corbin: 32 points
    Me: 32 points
    Mykael: 29 points

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kessler/ Kessler

    6 for 7 so far. The Bond tribute was disappointing though. Adele would've been a great way to end it.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    6 correct now.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

    I'm really bombing on these....

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

      4/9 FUCK!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    7 correct now.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/HarryFuertes/ Harry Fuertes

    Uh oh. Thats two wrong. 7 for 9.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

    9 for 9! Very happy so far.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kessler/ Kessler

    I'm on a good streak so far! Here's hoping sound mixing and editing won't mess me up.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Cordia/ Cordia

    7/9 for now..

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/DArtagnan/ DArtagnan

    Of all the Bond girls of all the movies, they chose the worst.

    They probably didn't get Adele to sing after Bassey because it puts the limelight on one nominated song. Kind of unfair to the other nominees.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/DArtagnan/ DArtagnan

      I take that back. Jackman's singing Suddenly

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Cordia/ Cordia

    LIAM NEESONS!

  • http://www.criterion.com/my_criterion/27913-criterion10 Criterion10

    Hate to brag, but 9 for 9 so far!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    6 for 9. Ugh

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    Heres a pointer for shorts: play it safe and don't pick risky ones

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    Assassination jokes are too soon, lol

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/cradleman/ Jonathan

    The John Wilkes Booth joke was amazing. and the Kardashian one had me dying laughing. Mcfarlane is quite enjoyable

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/G-Man/ G-Man

      He's the best Oscar host I can remember. Just nailing jokes left and right.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Silrian/ Silrian

    Wow I couldn't make out whether that was a joke from Ben!?

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/G-Man/ G-Man

    4 of 10 so far. Why do I always pick upsets?

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    8 correct now.

  • Jake17

    Okay, so I just watched Argo... what a terrible way to end a movie. RAH RAH AMERICA and a bunch of other bullshit. The car chase was way over the top.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Silrian/ Silrian

      I agree.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Silrian/ Silrian

    I must be seeing things, but is Affleck seriously pissed up there?

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kessler/ Kessler

    9 for 10.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/G-Man/ G-Man

    "Plus the cast of Promethus explains....what the hell was going on there."

    LMFAO

    • http://www.criterion.com/my_criterion/27913-criterion10 Criterion10

      That made my family and I chuckle as well.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

    10 for 10!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/HarryFuertes/ Harry Fuertes

    8 for 10. Still think I can make a comeback.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

    5/10. There are, however, 14 more categories to go...

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    9 correct now.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Cordia/ Cordia

    9/11 right now..right after seeing the star of zero dark thirty.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kessler/ Kessler

    Kinda wish Hairspray would be a part of it. I really like that movie.

    • Jake17

      Me too. It's great fun.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Cordia/ Cordia

    chicago is just 12 years ago and Richard Gere looks like Michael Haneke right now.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    Wow...Catherine Zeta-Jones is a terrible singer.

    • Jake17

      Yeah she sounded terrible tonight. J-Hud was amazing, and so was the Les Miz (especially Samantha Barks. Damn, that girl can sing!)

      • Jake17

        And of course Adele.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/G-Man/ G-Man

    Never saw Chicago and really don't have much desire to

  • Cinemascore

    Why is CZJ lip syncing??? Boo!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

    It needs to be said: musical performances are boring.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

      Ditto

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/G-Man/ G-Man

      Agree. Sure there's talent, but we already had the Grammy's.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/G-Man/ G-Man

      Hence my distaste for Les Mis.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

      agreed

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Art/ Art

        I respectfully disagree guys, it's a nice form of art

    • Jake17

      I like it, but I'm a singer myself, so I'm probably not the best judge.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/G-Man/ G-Man

    Random aside - Waltz is in a new movie with Matt Damon called "The Zero Theorem" directed by Terry Gilliam which sounds pretty cool.

    • Jake17

      Yes! One of my most anticipated this coming year.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    Game Results so far
    Andrew J.S: 53 points
    Kessler: 53 points
    Thornsy: 53 points
    Corbin: 53 points
    Me: 51 points
    Mykael: 48 points

    • Mykael

      Great. Am gonna badly, brother.

      • Mykael

        AM gonna lose badly.

  • Chris

    I hate musicals so much.

  • viralvora

    Jennifer Hudson can SANG ! GURRRRRRRRRRRRRRL!

  • Chris

    Redmayne sounds like Kermit.

    • viralvora

      well played! you have me laughing out loud!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    Wow...that Les Mis performance was spectatcular.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/G-Man/ G-Man

      I actually liked it more than the movie lol

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Travis/ Travis

    Suddenly was written after the fact, Laremy. For the movie. One Day Moreis the good one.

  • Mykael

    That was certainly something.
    Awesome. Great work by the cast.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    I liked One Day More in the film, but it wasn't as good on stage. Still, it was pretty good.

  • Mykael

    Ms. Barks' vocals stole it.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    Wow, McFarlane bashing his own movie.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kessler/ Kessler

    Damn. I picked Life of Pi

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    10 correct now.

  • viralvora

    brits know how to keep the speeches short and classy

  • Chris

    A tie?????

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    11 correct now.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    A tie? What????

  • Mykael

    A tie in sound editing!!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    Surprised about that tie.

  • Mykael

    Unbelievable!
    Who's is the other one?

  • http://www.criterion.com/my_criterion/27913-criterion10 Criterion10

    Jesus Christ, a tie? Regardless, happy to see Zero Dark Thirty win there. It deserved it. Skyfall was good too.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    YEAH! Go Skyfall and Zero Dark Thirty!
    (I picked Skyfall)

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/G-Man/ G-Man

    Well, I didn't get it with two chances.

  • Mykael

    Unbelievable!
    ZERO DARK THIRTY. Yeah.
    Who's is the other one?
    Skyfall!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Fan/ Fan

    How cool is that a tie.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Mikey/ Mikey

    Wow a tie between Skyfall and Zero Dark Thirty... and I had Life of Pi.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/HarryFuertes/ Harry Fuertes

    11 for 15. Damn tie.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

    Sooo how does work? How do I count this?

    • http://www.criterion.com/my_criterion/27913-criterion10 Criterion10

      It's going to screw up everyone. Goddamn it, Academy.

    • Jake17

      I guess if you got one (I went with ZDT) you take it as a win.

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

        lol, I got both wrong.

        • Jake17

          Ouch. That sucks.

  • http://thebioscopist.com TheBioscopist

    Clearly you need to have long hair to be in Sound Mixing. And Beards for Directing.

  • David

    and what do you do with a freaking tie in an oscar pool?

  • Newbourne

    This is the first time that Sound Editing will be the talk of the Oscars...Good for them.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Mikey/ Mikey

    Seth Macfarlane needs to stop commenting on his own jokes.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Art/ Art

    Got my first one wrong, Life of Pi won't take four after all. Good for Argo, didn't want another film to win more than best pic.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    For the game, I'm taking what prediction was ranked higher than the other and giving those points.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    12 correct now.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    Woah, Anne Hathaway? I didn't see that one coming!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Fan/ Fan

    Good for Anne Hathaway.

  • Mykael

    Zero Dark Thirty isn't going home empty handed.
    Thank You Academy.

    • viralvora

      wait for chastain

      • Mykael

        Wouldn't that be great, brother.
        But, having very low expectations.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/HarryFuertes/ Harry Fuertes

    11 for 14. I need to have a comeback. I loved Hathaways last line.

  • http://thebioscopist.com TheBioscopist

    9 of 12 so far

  • http://thebioscopist.com TheBioscopist

    update 11 of 14

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    Game results so far

    Thornsy: 67 points
    Andrew J.S: 66 points
    Xarnis: 66 points
    Kessler: 65 points
    Mykael: 64 points
    Corbin: 61 points

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kessler/ Kessler

      Man, sound mixing and editing really screwed me. At least Argo won though.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    13 correct now.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/HarryFuertes/ Harry Fuertes

    I hoped for a ZD30 win...

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    Well...Argo's going to win best picture.

  • Mykael

    Film Editing - Argo.
    Damn.
    He could have shared with Tichenor.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    12 for 15

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/HarryFuertes/ Harry Fuertes

      Same here.

  • http://www.criterion.com/my_criterion/27913-criterion10 Criterion10

    With the exception of the tie, it's been a very predictable show so far. *sighs* Really hope something unexpected happens, but I doubt it now that Argo has one Best Editing.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kessler/ Kessler

      Yeah, but we still got Best Director and Actress. There's some big potential there.

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Art/ Art

        True, those should be good

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

      Maybe Ang Lee or David O. Russell will pull director. And the screenplay categories should be interesting

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/G-Man/ G-Man

      Waltz was kind of unexpected, but I generally agree.

  • viralvora

    ADELE! now thats doing it like a BOSS!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    Does anyone know when Norah Jones will be performing?

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

    9/15

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    Kidman saying SLP is "an instant classic" I wouldn't go that far...

  • Mykael

    Les Miserables - 3
    Life Of Pi - 2
    Argo - 1
    SKyfall - 1
    Anna Karenina - 1
    Django Unchained - 1
    Amour - 1

  • darkknightfan1225

    Jennifer Hudson sucked as she always does. She can't sing. All she has ever done is scream. Adele...YES!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

    Nice! Glad Lincoln has been recognized other than best actor!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    YES. I'm glad I took the Lincoln risk on Production Design

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    Wow..Lincoln..didn't see that coming.

  • viralvora

    KStew looks like a homeless person

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/G-Man/ G-Man

      LOL

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

    9/16

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kessler/ Kessler

    12 for 16 now. I'm really beginning to regret my Ang Lee pick.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/HarryFuertes/ Harry Fuertes

      Same here...

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

        I'm not regretting my Ang Lee pick, I still think he will win best director.

        • viralvora

          I am with you on Lee.. and chastain is my pick

  • Mykael

    Lincoln!
    Now, that's a surprise. Great.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/HarryFuertes/ Harry Fuertes

    Ugh. 12 for 16.

  • Drew Samdoval

    Is it just me, our does everyone look old?

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    13 out of 16. Awesome.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kessler/ Kessler

    On the bright side, Seth MacFarlane is doing great!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Art/ Art

    Hey Criterion, Lincoln was a nice surprise. I'm honestly glad Lincoln got it instead of Anna Karenina.

  • http://www.criterion.com/my_criterion/27913-criterion10 Criterion10

    14 for 16 at the moment. Not too bad...

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/HarryFuertes/ Harry Fuertes

      Man you're really picking up them predictions.

      • http://www.criterion.com/my_criterion/27913-criterion10 Criterion10

        Thank you. Let's hope it sticks out (or not hope, depending on how you look at it).

        • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/HarryFuertes/ Harry Fuertes

          Its sink or swim for the final six categories. This is it.

          • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/HarryFuertes/ Harry Fuertes

            eight* categories

    • Jake17

      Nice. I think I'm 12 for 16 now... I'll go through and count it at the end.

  • Gordo

    To be fair to macfarlane, you really couldn't understand Hayek.

  • Gordo

    Brad why so nervous about amour screenplay pick?

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    Barbara Streisand is surprisingly awful.

    • viralvora

      Isnt she always? thats how i remember her... I cant help but be reminded of Emile Sande and the song from London Olympics... that would be a wonderful in-memorium moment

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    Game Results so far

    Xarnis: 76 points
    Corbin: 75 points
    Andrew J.S: 75 points
    Thornsy: 74 points
    Kessler: 73 points
    Mykael: 69 points

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kessler/ Kessler

      Nice man, you got in the lead!

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

        Yeah, but my Amour pick might bight me in the back later

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/G-Man/ G-Man

    We still have 8 awards to hand out. Is this gonna end on time?

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

      It never does

  • Mykael

    Beasts of the Southern Wild and Silver Linings Playbook are now the only two Best Picture nominees remaining to have yet to win an award.

  • Mykael

    Tallies so far:
    3 wins
    Les Misérables
    2 wins
    Life of Pi
    Lincoln
    1 win
    Amour
    Anna Karenina
    Argo
    Brave
    Django Unchained
    Skyfall
    Zero Dark Thirty

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Art/ Art

      3 for Life of Pi now, I think we will have four films with three this year (Les Mis, Lincoln, and Argo).

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

    The homophobic and misogynistic jokes are pretty retrograde.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    Richard Gere is looking' old

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    14 for 17

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    14 correct now.

  • Chris138

    God, I feel like if it weren't for Les Miserables coming out this year then we wouldn't be having to sit through all of this musical nonsense. I don't remember hearing this much singing at the Oscars in all my years of watching.

  • Newbourne

    I don't know why no one is talking about this, but it's the FIRST time since 1980 that the nominees for Original Song are all first-time nominees. First time in 33 years! I think that's a big deal.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/HarryFuertes/ Harry Fuertes

    13 for 17. I can either float or sink with these final categories.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

      10/18 - I done sunk.

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/HarryFuertes/ Harry Fuertes

        Poor AS. Too many risks?

        • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

          I bet against Life of Pi. Mistake.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    Wow, in the movie Ted this song was good but right now, it's terrible.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    15 correct now.

  • viralvora

    god I LOVE ADELE! she seems so excited always!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/G-Man/ G-Man

    I'm 8 of 18 - is anyone doing worse than me?

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

      I'm right there with ya dude.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/lalecture/ lalecture

    Adele cracks me up every time she opens her mouth!

    • Jake17

      She's awesome!

  • http://thebioscopist.com TheBioscopist

    12 for 18 so far

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kessler/ Kessler

    14 for 18 right now.

  • Mykael

    Tallies so far :

    3 wins -
    Les Misérables
    Life of Pi

    2 wins
    Skyfall

    1 win
    Amour
    Anna Karenina
    Argo
    Brave
    Django Unchained
    Lincoln
    Skyfall
    Zero Dark Thirty

    Considerable spread of wealth.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

    11/19

  • Drew Samdoval

    What is the I've seen you dance coment? What's up between Dustin and Charlize?

  • Mykael

    Best Adapted Screenplay - Terrio.
    Academy is Guilds' bitch right.
    Damn.
    Sorry, if it's offensive.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Mikey/ Mikey

    YEEEEAAAAHHH!!!!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

    FJEWIHFEORHREINVDOIVDVDR!!!!!!

    • Jake17

      Hahaha. I'm happy he won, though Argo is really undeserving.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/HarryFuertes/ Harry Fuertes

    15 for 20. Sink or swim I'm telling you. Good job Tarantino!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

    YESSSS! Tarantino! DJANGO UNCHAINED!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kessler/ Kessler

    Ugh. I picked Haneke. 15 for 19 now.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kessler/ Kessler

      Oops, I mean 15 for 20.

  • http://www.criterion.com/my_criterion/27913-criterion10 Criterion10

    Pardon my language, but fuck! Shouldn't have bet on Amour...

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Fan/ Fan

    Fuck yeah QT!!! This really made my day.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/G-Man/ G-Man

    I legit screamed for joy for Quentin!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

    16/19

  • http://www.criterion.com/my_criterion/27913-criterion10 Criterion10

    Tarantino so did not deserve that award. Really mad right now.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/HarryFuertes/ Harry Fuertes

      Who deserved it? I bet on Amour too btw.

      • http://www.criterion.com/my_criterion/27913-criterion10 Criterion10

        I wanted to see Zero Dark Thirty win, but Amour would've made me happy too. Really didn't want Django though.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

      I drink your milkshake. I drink it up.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

    I shot off the couch. Justice was done!

  • viralvora

    i am feeling really good about Ang Lee now - and Jessica Chastain - Weinstein and Spielberg magic is fast fading

  • NikkiLovesFood

    HOORAY FOR TARANTINO!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    Games scores

    Xarnis: 95 points
    Andrew J.S: 94 points
    Thornsy: 94 points
    Corbin: 93 points
    Kessler: 92 points
    Mykael: 86 points

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/G-Man/ G-Man

    God I fucking love Quentin Tarantino

  • http://thebioscopist.com TheBioscopist

    Tarantino winning was probably the first mini-surprise for the night

  • Drew Samdoval

    Greatest ad! Grey Poupon for the win!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/HarryFuertes/ Harry Fuertes

    YES YES YES!!!!!

  • Mykael

    It's the revenge for Tarantino.
    Boal should have won for Zero Dark Thirty.
    Tarantino shouid have had Oscar for Inglorious Bastards.
    Academy has it's won way.
    Apparently, Haneke isn't Hazanavicius.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    Wow, Ang Lee! Well deserved. Life of Pi was quite the achievement.

  • http://www.criterion.com/my_criterion/27913-criterion10 Criterion10

    Well, now we can say we've had an official surprise, with Ang Lee winning. Damn, should've bet on him.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

      Ditto

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kessler/ Kessler

    YES!!!! I got Ang Lee right!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/G-Man/ G-Man

    I didn't love Life of Pi, but good for Ang Lee.

  • viralvora

    I lost my voice screaming for ANG LEE! come on Chastain lets make it 4 for 4

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

    ANG LEE!!!! Glad I took that risk! Very well deserved. Anybody think Life of Pi now has the slighter higher chance of winning picture? Just putting it out there. it might still be Argo.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

    This sucks. Life of Pi is easily the worst film nominated (after Argo).

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/HarryFuertes/ Harry Fuertes

    17 OUT OF 21. Big risk I took.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/HarryFuertes/ Harry Fuertes

      Very well deserved win in my opinion.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Fan/ Fan

    Ang Lee. Well well deserved. :)

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Mikey/ Mikey

    I had Spielberg, but I can't be mad at Ang Lee... Well deserved.

  • Mykael

    Ang Lee.
    Hats off.
    He's going to win director without best picture again. Too sad.
    Speilberg, we are too sorry.

  • http://thebioscopist.com TheBioscopist

    Glad Ang Lee won....now 13 for 21

  • NikkiLovesFood

    Really didn't want to see Lee win that.....not the film he deserved it for

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

    Even if Ben Affleck was nominated, I think Ang Lee deserved this

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    Final score update before the end.

    Xarnis: 99 points
    Thornsy: 98 points
    Kessler: 97 points
    Andrew J.S: 97 points
    Corbin: 96 points
    Mykael: 90 points

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Art/ Art

    If Argo wins best pic, how long has it been since best pic didn't take the most Oscars?

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Art/ Art

      But in all fairness, Argo should have gotten four with Director

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

      Last year, Hugo and The Artist tied with 5

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Art/ Art

        I know there is ties all the time, as there was the year before that with the king's speech and inception. But when was the last time a best pic winner got less than any other film that year.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    Glad I didn't switch to Emmanuele Riva.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/HarryFuertes/ Harry Fuertes

    Ugh. Loved Lawrence, but Riva deserved that.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

    12/22

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kessler/ Kessler

    I had Riva, but I'm fine with Lawrence winning. If I'm lucky, that should've been my final loss of the night.

  • Mykael

    Its a travesty.
    Madame Riva, not exactly a happy birthday.

  • http://www.criterion.com/my_criterion/27913-criterion10 Criterion10

    If I didn't like my TV so much, I probably would've hurled my laptop at it.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/HarryFuertes/ Harry Fuertes

      At least the clip they showed was probably the best scene in the film.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Fan/ Fan

    Jennifer Lawrence wow. She deserves it.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    NOW! NOW! NOW! NOW!

  • Jake17

    Lawrence and Day-Lewis! I'm very happy for them.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

    Did she even open the envelope?

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/HarryFuertes/ Harry Fuertes

      Same here.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    Man, Daniel Day-Lewis is a boss

  • Newbourne

    Daniel Day Lewis is undeserving. There I said it. I can't help but laugh every time I see those clips. Such a caricature. Nothing compared to Denzel, Hugh and Bradley's performances. I haven't seen The Master, but it seems Joaquin was equally as incredible. Day Lewis was the weakest of the bunch.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Fan/ Fan

    Hell yeah DDL!!! 3 Oscar holy shit!!! He deserves it man.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/lalecture/ lalecture

      His speach was the best of the night. Probably more because his humor was unexpected

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/HarryFuertes/ Harry Fuertes

    Anyone else remember when nicholson announced the Crash win against Brokeback?

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    DDL and Nicholson back-to-back? awesome! Wait, Michelle Obama?

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

    Oh no!

  • Mykael

    Tallies so far:
    4 wins
    Life of Pi
    3 wins
    Les Misérables
    2 wins
    Argo
    Django Unchained
    Lincoln
    Skyfall
    1 win
    Amour
    Anna Karenina
    Brave
    Silver Linings Playbook
    Zero Dark Thirty
    0 win
    Beasts of the Southern Wild
    Will Pi get to 5 or will Argo join Les Mis at 3?

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Art/ Art

      Yea I haven't seen in recent years best picture winner not take the most Oscars as well. In all fairness it should have gotten four instead of Life of Pi due to the Director snub.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

    If there was any doubt about government imbedded filmmaking, the Oscars just cleared that up.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/G-Man/ G-Man

      I was waiting for a comment along these lines haha

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    Cool! go Argo!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

    As if Argo winning wasn't disturbing enough...

    • Jake17

      No freaking kidding. Racist, Americanized garbage.

  • Jake17

    Shit. SHITSHITSHITSHITSHIT!!!!!! I hate Argo.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Mikey/ Mikey

    16/24... not a great year, but coulda been worse.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

    My final count is 21 out of 24. Would have been 23 out of 24 if I didn't take a final minute risk with Production Design and Sound Mixing.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

      Wow, nice! You beat everyone.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kessler/ Kessler

    Really Happy for Argo!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

    14/24 (58%)

    • http://hypethemovies.wordpress.com Jordan B.

      Wow. What happened man?

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

        You win some, you lose some. You have to admit, it was a tricky year.

        • http://hypethemovies.wordpress.com Jordan B.

          Some categories were tough, but I wouldn't say it was quite that tricky. Maybe it's just me, but there weren't too many true surprises.

          • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

            The Short films hurt me pretty bad. Also, Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Prod Design, Sound Editing, Makeup, Score and Director killed me.

            • http://hypethemovies.wordpress.com Jordan B.

              Supporting Actor, Director, and Original Screenplay were coin flips -- with-a three sided coin in the case of the first and last categories mentioned there -- and I missed out on all three, sadly. I also missed out on a short, which happens every year (2-for-3 three years running) and found myself surprisingly incorrect for Sound Editing, despite its two winners, and Production Design.

              Those first 3 misses -- Supporting Actor, Director, and Original Screenplay -- represent predictions that, had I simply gone with what my gut was telling me instead of other what other forces were shouting -- De Niro was a "heart" play, Spielberg was an "easiest guy to award" play, and Haneke was a "the Academy is old" play -- I'd have gotten right.

              The other 3 misses -- Documentary Short, Production Design, and Sound Editing -- were legitimate "damn I can't believe those weren't correct" predictions.

              Overall though, I can't complain with the night. Lawrence won for Silver Linings and magically Zero Dark Thirty wasn't completely shut out, the wealth was spread around quite a bit, and McFarlane performed well as host. We even got a few solid speeches thrown in there as well.

              Until next year, Oscar, so long.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/HarryFuertes/ Harry Fuertes

    19 for 24. No surprise from the Argo win, unfortunately.

  • Chris

    I still think Argo is the best film that had a realistic chance

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kessler/ Kessler

    18 for 24 and that was a great speech from Affleck!

  • http://www.criterion.com/my_criterion/27913-criterion10 Criterion10

    19 for 24. If I didn't get so gutsy, I could've scored a little higher. Mental note: Never expect surprises from the Academy.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

    On the whole, I think the show was pretty disappointing (even though Django won 2). The air really went out of my tire when Deakins lost.

  • Ron Oneal Fresh

    15/24

  • Ron Oneal Fresh

    Can we now, stop feeling sorry for Ben Affleck director snub?

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Art/ Art

      A little, lol. Only thing is Argo should have had the most Oscars imo, had it not been for that snub.

  • http://thebioscopist.com TheBioscopist

    15/24 as well

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    Final scores for the game

    1st place: Xarnis - 114 points
    2nd place: Andrew J.S and Thornsy - 112 points
    3rd Place: Corbin and Kessler - 111 points
    4th Place: Mykael - 102 points

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kessler/ Kessler

      Great job, Xarnis!

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

        Thanks!

    • Mykael

      Congrats everybody.
      Knew, would lose badly.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

      Good game, everyone.

    • Thornsy

      Second place, I'm happy.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/HarryFuertes/ Harry Fuertes

    Solid show overall. Not really happy at the Riva snub though.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    19 out of 24

    Pretty good, same as last year.

    • Mykael

      Brother Xarnis, you were on roll.
      Played it great.

  • Ron Oneal Fresh

    You forgot to add Django two wins to the list.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Travis/ Travis

    Like this Year's Oscar telecast a lot. Went 19/24. Awards distributed somewhat decently, I guess

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Art/ Art

    My favorite was Silver Linings Playbook, but congrats to Argo, a good film as well.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

    My mother scored 19/24 and she won't shut up about it.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kessler/ Kessler

    Way to go Xarnis!

  • Chris138

    Well, there it is. One of the strangest Oscars I've seen. Needed a lot less musical numbers and more MacFarlane. I feel bad that Riva, considering it's her 86th birthday and she flew all the way from Europe to attend and go home empty handed. Oh well, here's hoping for some great movies ahead in 2013!

    • Chris138

      Whoops, meant feel bad FOR Riva...

  • shaz

    No wonder " Argo" won. America, after all needs to contextualize it's problems with Iran before it goes to war with it.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

      2nd

    • Chris138

      Or maybe Hollywood just likes to vote for movies that make them look good.

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

        Which is why they had Michelle Obama present the award to Argo....

        • Chris

          Oh my god! Was the Argo win a declaration of WAR???? Come on guys, Argo might have not been the best film of the year but it was intense, directed greatly, well acted, and well crafted film. Yes it was conventional and really Hollywood but lets remember this is Hollywood. They like themselves and like to award themselves. Unlike when the Academy passed over Inception and Social Network for the kings speech and last years Artist, Argo wasn't a huge dismissal of innovation. It wasn't much of a push forward but the only film this year that was really innovative was Zero Dark Thirty. On to next year!!

          • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

            It was intensely racist, xenophobic and jingoistic. By awarding it BP, the Academy has legitimized the films politics. Inexcusable.

        • Chris138

          If you think about it Lincoln would have been more fitting for Michelle Obama to present the Oscar to, or even Zero Dark Thirty, rather than Argo.

          • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

            Definitely would've been more fitting if she had given it to Django... I mean, come on.

            • Chris138

              Hahaha, true that.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Fox/ Fox

    Hey guys. . .17/24 here

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

    21/24. Good night guys. Long day tomorrow.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    Seth McFarlane was pretty good.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Art/ Art

      True Xarnis, I found him pretty funny

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/G-Man/ G-Man

      He was great. Best Oscar host I can remember.

  • Gannondorf

    Once again, great job Brad and Laremy!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    I tied Brad with 19/24. I consider that an accomplishment.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

    Anybody else notice that Phoenix showed no interest when his name was called out as a nominee? It felt like a 'eh! whatever, screw this academy' attitude.

    • Chris

      I love Phoenix. He hates awards so I wasn't surprised by how demeanor.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/G-Man/ G-Man

      Kind of a dick move IMO. They're trying to honor the work you did. Would it kill to show some respect?

    • Chris138

      He was probably like everyone sitting at home, wondering why the hell this show is going on so long and when the hell it is going to finally end.

  • Mykael

    Headline - This has shocked the civilized world.
    Oh, sorry, is it?
    Either of the two, Mr.Kushner or Madame Riva,would have made my day.
    Well, its Academy.

  • http://www.twitter.com/GregDinskisk GregDinskisk

    http://www.youwoncannes.com/2013/02/24/oscars-predictions-greg-dinskink/

    I did pretty well, 20/24. Great job live blogging it, I really enjoyed reading your thoughts on the whole thing!

  • Chris

    What a fantastic year overall. It's funny how Harvey Weinstein finally has a movie I loved and only manages Best Actress out of it, but he got Kings Speech and The Artist (2 films I hate) big wins. Oh well. I liked Argo and Id prob put it in my top 10 of the year so I can accept it.

    Biggest Disappointment: No Win for Deakins, only 1 win for SLP
    Biggest/Nicest Surprise: Waltz wins
    Funniest Joke: John Wilkes Booth inside Lincoln's head
    Most Undeserving Win: don't have one...it was a good year!
    Most Deserving Win: Best Original Screenplay Tarantino!
    Best Speech: DDL, wanted Phoenix or Cooper to win but great speech

    Show Score: A
    Award Score: B+

    And
    I'm officially in love with Jennifer Lawrence

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

      Ditto on Jennifer Lawrence

    • Chris

      Forgot about Brave! That's the most undeserving! Yikes.

      • Chris

        Dibs

      • Chris138

        I have yet to see Wreck-It-Wralph, but to be fair I didn't think any of the nominees in the animated category were exactly outstanding. I mean, I liked Frankenweenie and ParaNorman and Brave is certainly the weakest of the bunch, but there wasn't any Ratatouille, Up or Toy Story 3 this year to really dominate that category. So I guess that's one of those categories I remain ambivalent about.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/JeremyBaril/ JeremyBaril

    19/24 on predictions. Should'a seen the Waltz and Tarantino wins. Lee vs. Spielberg felt like a toss-up for me.

  • Mykael

    FINAL OSCAR TALLIES
    4 wins
    Life of Pi
    3 wins
    Argo
    Les Misérables
    2 wins
    Django Unchained
    Lincoln
    Skyfall
    1 win
    Amour
    Anna Karenina
    Brave
    Silver Linings Playbook
    Zero Dark Thirty
    0 win
    Beasts of the Southern Wild

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Art/ Art

    I only missed two, but didn't post predictions for every category. It's gonna sound like bs, but I probably would have gotten only one more wrong (Production Design), making it 21/24. Didn't take too many risks though.

  • Anna

    A little late but... WTF with Jennifer Lawrence??? I usually don't mind awards and all but this one got me angry!!! So undeserving.

  • http://cineenuruguay.blogspot.com/ Driver

    18/24 I'm fine with that. Surprising Oscars and a really fun ceremony. Best Oscars in years for me. Go Django!!!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/G-Man/ G-Man

    My favorite speeches were Ben Affleck (so much passion) and Daniel Day-Lewis (so well-versed and natural)

  • Mykael

    Highlight of the evening was DDL’s joke at Meryl and her reaction to it.
    Just great.

  • http://Www.smartfilm.blogspot.com SmartFilm

    Great coverage and commentary guys.
    Managed a hefty 21/24 and won the contest event I was at!
    10 movie passes and pizzas? Hell yeah!
    Anyone manage to do better?

  • Mykael

    Ang Lee now has -
    2 oscars
    2 Golden Lions at Venice
    2 Golden Bears at Berlin
    4 BAFTAs
    2 Golden globes.
    That truly is a crowning achievement.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Art/ Art

      Legend

    • adu

      Ang Lee, Tarantino, and Waltz wins were the best moments of the night for me.

  • Mykael

    Mr. Brevet and Mr. Legel.
    Thank you for the wonderful live blogging, creating an opportunity to express and seek one's views and comments gracefully.
    Sincere regards.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/DavidG/ David Gaillardetz

    Just got my first 21/24!!!! I never would have expected that. :-) I feel like easier years I have done far worse. Anyway, pretty solid show all around. Some nice surprises, a few solid speeches, a Jodie Foster joke, and a better than expected hosting effort by Seth Macfarlane. Well played.

    • http://Www.smartfilm.blogspot.com SmartFilm

      Nice work. Same for me. What'd you miss? For me it was supporting actor, production design and sound editing.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/lalecture/ lalecture

      idk macfarlane didnt really dod it for me for the most part. thre were some really funny moments but overall kind of disappointing.

  • Thornsy

    20/24, bitches. Only missed Director, Supporting Actor, Production Design and Sound Editing.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/lalecture/ lalecture

      well done you!! I thought here would be more surprises. I guess a tie is usually a surprise though right?!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/lalecture/ lalecture

    who else thought the whole Michelle Obama thing was ridiculous?!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/lalecture/ lalecture

    anyone know of any behind the scenes interviews from tonight other than abc? I saw one of Amy Pohler at the vanity fair party...

  • William

    I loved most of the winners: most happy about Ang Lee and Jennifer Lawrence (and that Ravi didn't win, the person I wanted to win the least).

    Happy about the Tarantino win. Brave was the only real one that disappointed me.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

      Why didn't anyone enjoy Brave? I actually thought it was a pretty decent movie, although I would've rather had Wreck-It Ralph win the Oscar.

      • adu

        I'm with ya. It was decent for me, certainly not terrible. Such is life.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    Wow, I got 20/24. I beat Brad and Laremy. I'm surprised. The ones I got wrong were best supporting actor (although my first prediciton was Waltz, I changed it to De Niro), best animated feature(I predicted Wreck-It Ralph), best production design(I predicted
    Anna Karenina), and best adapted screenplay(I predicted Silver Linings).

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    If anyone cares, I made my first 2014 Best Picture predictions

    1. The Monuments Men
    2. The Wolf of Wall Street
    3. Foxcatcher
    4. August: Osage County
    5. Gravity
    6. Captain Phillips
    7. The Counselor
    8. Labor Day
    9. A Most Wanted Man
    10. Nebraska
    11. Rush
    12. Twelve Years A Slave
    13. Inside Llwelyn Davis
    14. Prisoners
    15. Serena
    16. Trance
    17. Out of the Furnace
    18. Lowlife
    19. Star Trek: Into Darkness
    20. The Butler

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Fox/ Fox

      What about David O. Russell's Abscam film? Or is that going to be coming out next year?

      Also what are your thoughts on The Place Beyond the Pines? Too early in the year?