Oscar Ballot 2012, In Bed With Oscar, Oscars 2011.
*This is a reverse order post, written in real time as the events occurred. If too confusing to view this way, read from bottom to top.*
Well, that's all there is folks. There is no more. It was fun. Same time next year? I'm off to watch The Real Housewives of Orange County that I downloaded yesterday. Chow.
9:35 PM ~ Best Picture goes to The Artist. I voted The Artist Will win and The Artist Should win. (12 of 18, 3 abstains)
9:30 PM ~ Best Actress goes to Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady. I voted for Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady Will win and Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady Should win. (11 of 17, 3 abstains)
9:20 PM ~ Best Actor goes to Jean Dujardin for The Artist. I voted for George Clooney for The Descendants Will win and George Clooney for The Decendants Should win. (10 of 16, 3 abstains)
8:55 PM ~ Best Director goes to Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist. I voted for Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist Will win and Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist Should win. (10 of 15, 3 abstains)
8:50 PM ~ Best Original Screenplay goes to Midnight in Paris. I voted for Midnight in Paris Will win and Midnight in Paris Should win. (9 of 14, 3 abstains)
8:45 PM ~ Best Adapted Screenplay goes to The Descendants. I voted for Moneyball Will win and Moneyball Should win. (8 of 13, 3 abstains)
8:40 PM ~ Each place setting at the Vanity Fair Oscar party has an engraved Zippo lighter with a Christopher Hitchens quote.
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8:20 PM ~ Best Original Song goes to Man or Muppet. I did not vote in this category. (Last one.) (8 of 12, 3 abstains)
8:15 PM ~ Best Original Score goes to The Artist. I voted for Hugo Will win and Hugo Should win. ( 8 of 12, 2 abstains)
8:03 PM ~ Best Supporting Actor goes to Christopher Plummer for Beginners. I voted for Christopher Plummer in Beginners Will win and Christopher Plummer in Beginners Should win. (8 of 11, 2 abstains)
7:55 PM ~ Best Visual Effects goes to Hugo. I voted Hugo Will win and Hugo Should win. (7 of 10, 2 abstains)
7:48 PM ~ Best Animated Feature goes to Rango. Again, I didn't vote on this one, as I didn't get to see any of the films in this category--not a big fan of cartoons. Though I did love last year's Toy Story 3. Cried like a school child at the end of the film.
7:45 PM ~ Best Documentary goes to Undefeated. ( I guess the title says it all, ha ha.) Didn't vote on this one, as I didn't get to see any of the films in this category.
7: 35 ~ Bummer, I am missing the Cirque du Soleil action--the only thing bound to be visually stunning or remotely entertaining about the whole awards show. Break for me. Be back in a bit.
7:32 PM ~ Best Sound Mixing goes to Hugo. I voted The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Will win and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Should win. (6 of 9)
7:30 PM ~ Best Sound Editing goes to Hugo. I voted Hugo Will win and Drive Should win. (6 0f 8)
7:25 PM ~ Best Editing goes to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I voted The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Will win and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Should win. (5 of 7)
7:16 PM ~ Best Supporting Actress goes to Octavia Spencer in The Help. I voted Octavia Spencer in The Help Will win and Bérénice Bejo in The Artist Should win. (4 of 6)
7:10 PM ~ Best Foreign Language film goes to A Separation. I voted A Separation Will win and A Separation Should win. (3 0f 5)
7:05 PM ~ Best Makeup goes to The Iron Lady. I voted Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Will win and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Should win. (2 0f 4)
7:00 PM ~ Best Costume Design goes to The Artist. I voted Hugo Will win and Hugo Should win. (2 0f 3)
6:47 ~ Best Art Direction goes to Hugo. I voted Hugo Will win and Hugo Should win. (2 0f 2)
6:45 PM ~ Best Cinematography goes to Hugo. I voted Hugo Will win and The Tree of Life Should win. (1 0f 1)
6:15 PM ~ The lady's a vamp! Love Angelina!
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5:45 PM ~ It's not The Iron Lady; it's the bronze lady:
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5:20 PM ~ The Punisher, Harvey Weinstein, AKA God, arrives--with a paid escort obviously. Kidding!
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5:05 PM ~ Here is me playing fashion police:
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This is a photo of Best Supporting Actress nominee Bérénice Bejo, wearing Elie Saab couture, with Michel Hazanavicius, Best Director nominee--both for the film The Artist. While he looks dashing, she looks... well, matronly. She's too young to wear this frumpy, heavy, dark gown. She'd look better in a flapper dress; and, it would have been more fitting, I think.
5:00 PM ~ I cannot get a good connection in order to stream the show, so I will just follow the live blogging posts at The New York Times. I'll post pics and my thoughts when inspired to do so. Right now, the celebrities are arriving on the red carpet. After only scrolling through three pictures, I found one worth commenting on.
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The Academy Awards show is tonight! I will attempt to stream the show. If that doesn't work out, I may see if I can get it to come in on the little box that couldn't. If neither of those are successful, I will try to find a live blogging site to follow along. The show is bound to suck anyways. It always does. Though I do like to see what all the celebrities are wearing. Of course, I know I'll be able to find tons of pics online after the show ends.
I will post my thoughts about the winners/losers later today. Though my favorite movies were not nominated this year, I have voted on the Academy's picks. I am curious to see how my choices fare.
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