2009 Oscars Blogfest -- Minute-by-Minute Look at the 81st Annual Academy Awards! The Winners!!! The Losers!!! The Show!!! The Excitement!!!! 


5:31 pm Hugh Jackman's opening performance, a bit hawkish, corny-ish, but kinda fun, I enjoy the "Benjamin Button" bit, okay, per our report earlier, Anne Hathaway's "supposed to be" surprised performance.

5:35 pm Hathaway still performing, kinda funny with the peace sign ala Nixon.

5:36 pm Hathaway done, now "The Reader" techno performance

5:37 pm "The Wrestler" to I'm Wolverine...funny

Standing ovation...

I like the "faux intimate" setting

5:42 pm I like the Best Supporting Actress montage

Aw...a gallery of real-life past Best Supporting Actress winners...

Tilda Swinton is very regal...so is Miss Eva Marie Sainte...Viola Davis is fighting back tears...ooooh Miss Anjelica Huston for Penelope Cruz, I'm kinda liking this homage nominations presenters thingie...

Whoopi talking about Amy Adams, and being a nun...bless you Amy indeed! Goldie Hawn talking about Taraji P. Henson...Tilda Swinton honoring Marisa Tomei...

AND THE OSCAR FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS GOES TO PENELOPE CRUZ...YAY I GOT THIS ONE RIGHT!!!!

Penelope looks HOT! Touching speech, who was the heckler?

Much like Javier Bardem before her, Penelope thanked her motherland -- Spain!

5:53 pm funny opening script montage with Steve Martin and Tina Fey...I think this is the Best Screenwriting Award

Very creative, very fitting Best Original Screenplay nominations announcement...

It's all about the writing craft...

AND THE OSCAR FOR BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY GOES TO DUSTIN LANCE BLACK FOR "MILK" -- ANOTHER YAY! I GOT THIS ONE RIGHT TOO!

I love Black's passion...I LOVE IT I LOVE IT LOVE IT!

YES, THANK GOD FOR HARVEY MILK!!!!

Have I told you I'm loving the 2009 Oscar telecast..so far?

Time for drink re-fill....

Okay I just felt shivers watching "Slumdog" clip...

AND THE OSCAR FOR BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY GOES TO SIMON BEAUFOY FOR "SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE"...ANOTHER YAY FOR ME!

6:01 pm Jennifer Aniston and Jack Black introduces Best Animation category...funny as Angelina Jolie laughs at Black's jokes...

Lots of dancing animated animals...I'm confused :happy

AND THE OSCAR FOR BEST ANIMATED FEATURE GOES TO "WALL-E" -- BIG SURPRISE THERE!!!

6:07 pm Director Andrew Stanton accepts the award...I love him!!!

Best Animated Short will Pixar's "Presto" win?

6:10 pm AND THE OSCAR FOR BEST ANIMATED SHORT GOES TO "LA MAISON EN PETITS CUBES"...SORRY PIXAR...THE ACADEMY SAID, YOU WON THE BEST FEATURE ALREADY, SPREAD THE LOVE....

Director Kunio Katao accepts award...

COMMERCIAL BREAK -- MORE DRINK REFILLS!!!

Okay, sorry I got sidetracked. James Bond (Daniel Craig) and Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) presents the ART DIRECTION.

6:15 pm AND THE OSCAR FOR BEST ART DIRECTION GOES TO "THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON"

Acceptance speech, blah blah blah

6:21 pm AND THE OSCAR FOR BEST COSTUME DESIGN GOES TO "THE DUCHESS"

For the record, I've gotten 6 out of 7 correct, so far...

6:23 pm AND THE OSCAR FOR BEST MAKE UP GOES TO "THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON"

Yay, 7 out of 8!!!


Okay, I'm really loving this telecast, or is it just my drink working its mojo?

6:24 pm Twi-hards rejoice! Robert Pattinson shows up with Amanda Seyfried ("Mamma Mia!") for "a special look at love in the movies in 2008"

They're using Coldplay's "Lovers in Japan" for soundtrack...

6:29 pm Oh I get it, Ben Stiller as Joaquin Phoenix...with Natalie Portman for Best Cinematography

6:35 pm AND THE OSCAR FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY GOES TO "SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE"

Anthony Dod Mantle accepts the award!

Yay, 8 out of 9 for me!!!!

6:37 pm Jessica Biel talking about something...potty break

Oh, the scientific and technical awards...I see...

COMMERCIAL BREAK

6:42 pm James Franco and Seth Rogen reenacting their roles in "Pineapple Express" talking about the nominated films...my favorite bit is when Franco's watching himself in "Milk" kissing Sean Penn...funny!!!

Franco, Rogen, and Janusz Kaminski presenting the Best Live Action Short Film

6:47 pm AND THE OSCAR FOR BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM GOES TO "SPIELZEUGLAND (TOYLAND)" -- YAY, I GOT THIS ONE RIGHT!!!

Jochen Alexander Freydank accepts the award...

COMMERCIAL BREAK...DRINKS?

6:52 pm another song and dance number from Hugh Jackman...

Oh, Beyonce shows up!!!

Shake them booties Beyonce!!!

All of a sudden, I'm asking...is this the Tony Awards?

Oh look, Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens show up too! Singing their "HSM3" song...

Okay, I'm kinda enjoying the Mamma Mia! part...

Hugh Jackman is such a showtunes-lover!

I got it! The secret of producers Bill Condon and Laurence Mark? As their numbers start getting cloying, they pull back harder...as a result? Just perfect production numbers!

7pm Best Supporting Actor presentation...

Past winners descend like gods from Mt. Olympus...

Alan Arkin honors Philip Seymour Hoffman...aw....

Joel Grey introduces "Milk's" Josh Brolin

Brolin + Diane Lane = HOT!!!

Cuba Gooding Jr. honors Robert Downey Jr., sidenote: Are you feeling that Downey Jr. is slowly feeling self-important? I miss the good, old days of the drugging, down-in-the-dumps actor...okay, maybe not!

Christopher Walken's fitting tribute to Michael Shannon!

Oh, and Kevin Kline honors Heath Ledger..sob

7:07 pm AND THE OSCAR FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR GOES TO HEATH LEDGER IN "THE DARK KNIGHT" YAY YAY YAY YAY

Ledger's dad, mom, and sister accept the award! More sobbing...

A tear in director Christopher Nolan's eye...Kleenex...

7:10 pm Best Documentary...you know? This is actually one of my favorite categories! I love documentaries!

Oooooh will "Man on Wire" win?

7:13 pm "Religuolous'" Bill Maher presents the winner!

Yes, it's a tear-inducing documentary open...more Kleenex!!!!

More yes, documentarians present "windows to the world."

And more, more yes, you should go see their movies more!

7:15 pm AND THE OSCAR FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE GOES TO "MAN ON WIRE" -- YES! I'VE LOOOOOOOOOVED THIS FILM SINCE LAST SUMMER!!! SPEAKING OF CRYING...THIS FILM WILL BREAK YOUR HEART!!!!

Aw...Philippe Petit showed up, the "Man on Wire" himself!!! Yes, I believe in magic, and it's a cute act, balancing the Oscar gold on his chin!

7:17 pm AND THE OSCAR FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT GOES TO "SMILE PINKI"

Megan Mylan accepts her award.

So far, I've lost only two categories, Best Animated Short and Best Documentary Short.

Did they say Will Smith is showing up? For what?

Was that Tom Cruise in the Jimmy Kimmel Show promo?

7:23 pm Action Montage

Cool montage by the way...

7:25 pm Will Smith enters for...action movies?

Oh I get it...the Best Visual Effects...will it be "The Dark Knight?"

7:26 pm AND THE OSCAR FOR BEST VISUAL EFFECTS GOES TO "THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON"...DANG IT, I CHOSE "THE DARK KNIGHT"

Eric Barba, Steve Preeg, Burt Dalton, and Craig Barron accept the award...

7:28 pm AND THE OSCAR FOR BEST SOUND EDITING GOES TO "THE DARK KNIGHT"

Richard King accepts his award

7:31 pm AND THE OSCAR FOR BEST SOUND MIXING GOES TO "SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE"

Oooops, I voted for "The Dark Knight." But if the film won Best Sound Editing, logic says, it will also win Best Sound Mixing, no?

Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke and Resul Pookutty accept their award.

Director Danny Boyle looks proudly!

More post production categories...

7:35 pm AND THE OSCAR FOR BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM EDITING GOES TO "SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE"

Chris Dickens accepts his award! It seems like the "Slumdog" folks really had fun making this film! Note to self: watch "Slumdog Millionaire" again!!!

Danny Boyle looks happy!!!

Now, I've lost three categories -- animated short, documentary short, and sound mixing...

7:44 pm The contemporary "Nutty Professor" honors the original "Nutty Professor" with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award...they're honoring the guy who uttered "faggot" on live TV...but he apologized for it, and apparently the Academy forgave him too!

Oh, and the Academy loves Coldplay too, they're using a second song from the fantastic group, "Vida La Vida"...

14 awards given, 7 to go...I'm halfway, mildly drunk!

Quick, the telecast is fast losing steam!

7:50 pm We're now in the music categories...ahhhh, lovely music...

7:53 pm Zac Efron and Alicia Keys show up for Best Original Score

7:54 pm AND THE OSCAR FOR BEST ORIGINAL SCORE GOES TO "SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE"

A.R. Rahman accepts his award! Congratulations!!!!

7:56 pm I'M LOVING THE BOLLYFICATION OF HOLLYWOOD!!!

I love the production number...GO GO GO!!!!

Rahman Rocks!!!!

John Legend channels the great Peter Gabriel singing the "Wall-E" song "Down to Earth." And he's doing a great job!!!!

I love "Jai Ho." I'm dancing now!!!!

8:01 pm AND THE OSCAR FOR BEST ORIGINAL SONG GOES TO "JAI HO"

Congratulations again Mister Rahman, and Gulzar!!!!

19 categories given, 5 more to go!!!

COMMERCIAL BREAK -- Coming up, the Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film, and Best Actor, Best Actress, supposedly...

8:05 pm Liam Neeson and "Slumdog's" Freida Pinto present the Best Foreign Language film

Ooooops an upset!!!

8:07 pm THE OSCAR FOR BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM GOES TO JAPAN'S "DEPARTURES" (OKURUBITO)

Director Yojiro Takita is very, very happy, he says! And why not? He beats the frontrunner "Waltz With Bashir."

COMMERCIAL BREAK

8:10 pm Queen Latifah serenades Hollywood players that are no longer with us..a sweet Memoriam, if you asked me...I'm crying again...sobbing...Kleenex!!!!

Aw...the dear Paul Newman :sad

Oh for the record, I've lost four categories now, animated short, documentary short, sound mixing, and foreign language film...

Sid Ganis didn't make his annual speech! Hugh Jackman introduced him, and said that Ganis is stepping down...

8:19 pm Reese Witherspoon enters...for Best Director...

Could it be, will it be Danny Boyle for "Slumdog Millionaire?"

8:20 pm AND THE OSCAR FOR BEST DIRECTING GOES TO "SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE"

Danny Boyle accepts his award....oh, cute bit about Tigger...

Boyle thanks the previously unnamed choreographer of the film....

COMMERCIAL BREAK

8:25 pm The Best Actress Award!!!

Once again, past winners, goddesses, descend from Mt. Hollywood...

Shirley MacLaine offers love to Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard honors Kate Winslet...

Halle Berry gives love to Melissa Leo...Sophia Loren for Meryl Streep...

Loren puts a smile on my face :happy

Nicole Kidman gives love to Angelina Jolie...aw....

8:32 pm AND THE OSCAR FOR BEST ACTRESS GOES TO "THE READER'S" KATE WINSLET!!!!

Finally, Miss Winslet wins!!!

YAY!!!!

Aw...she's soooo sweet....I'm still not sure about the hair though...but it's very clean!

Her dad whistles :happy

Her fellow nominees, the goddesses...Winslet is GREAT!!!!

8:37 pm The Best Actor Award

Yes, the dudes, the gods of Mt. Hollywood descend...

Michael Douglas honors Frank Langella, Robert DeNiro, fittingly gives tribute to Sean Penn...

Adrien Brody gives love to Richard Jenkins...a tear in Mister Jenkins' eye...touching!

Oooooh Hannibal Lectre, Sir Anthony Hopkins himself, gives love to Brad Pitt! Ben Kingsley honors "the returning champ," Mickey Rourke!!!

8:42 pm AND THE OSCAR FOR BEST ACTOR GOES TO SEAN PENN, "MILK." YAY, YAY, MILLION-TIMES YAY!!!!

You commie, homo-loving, sons of guns, says Penn! Funny!

Penn talks about gay-marriage...I HEART PENN!!!!!


Mickey Rourke rises again, and he's my brother!

8:47 pm Steven Spielberg presents BEST PICTURE AWARD!!!

Another heart-breaking montage...aw....I LOVE THE WORLD OF THE MOVIES!!!!!!

8:52 pm AND THE OSCAR FOR BEST PICTURE GOES TO "SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE"

Yay! Finally, the "Slumdog" love arrives at the biggest awards show of the season, the 81st Annual Academy Awards!!!

Wow, a movie with no stars, no studio backing, no budget triumphs over the Oscars!

It's love, it's hope, it's the biggest movie event of the year!

So, I enjoyed the telecast, and Hugh Jackman was a great host and showman!!!

It truly is all about love this year!!!!

Now, I'm drunk, I'm full, I'm ready to go night night :happy

I have to wake up early for our morning show tomorrow!!!

The topic? The Oscars of course!!!

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2009 Oscars -- A Very Important Question! 


Okay here it is. I'm gay (breaking news there), but I could care less about the Oscars fashion, who wore whom crap!

I care more about who won, and for what film!

So, does that make me straight? :happy

Talk amongst yourselves!

And honestly, when it comes to fashion? I care more about the funny outfits, like Cher's peacock costume, and Bjork's swan outfit!




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You Can Watch the Third "Twilight" Film On... 


June 30, 2010!

Summit Entertainment officially announced that it's releasing the third film in the vampire franchise, "Eclipse," mid-summer of next year!

The second film, "New Moon" will be seen November of this year!

Director Chris Weitz is helming the second movie, replacing Catherine Hardwicke.

No word yet on the director for "Eclipse" although writer Melissa Rosenberg is working on the script already. She also wrote the scripts for "Twilight" and "New Moon."

So, if "Twilight" is about Bella and Edward, and "New Moon" is about Bella and Jacob, "Eclipse" is where Bella is forced to choose between Edward and Jacob.

Oh, drama!

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The Unstoppable "Madea Goes to Jail" Unlocks Big Box-Office Treasure! 


Tyler Perry is truly blessed, and Oscar-weekend be damned, "Madea Goes to Jail" reigned supreme at the box-office, taking in $41.1 million, the highest grossing film ever for both Perry and the film's studio, Lionsgate!

Moviegoers truly love Perry's creation, the feisty Madea!

Steve Rothenberg, president of distribution at Lionsgate said, "You could argue that Madea is now the top female box office star in Hollywood."

HA! Madea is bigger than Julia Roberts or Angelina Jolie!

Previous No. 1 winner, "Friday the 13th" dropped tremendously! Having opened with $43.6 million last weekend, now, the Jason Voorhees-lovefest fell to No. 6 with only $7.8 million in earnings.

Meanwhile, "Taken" and "Coraline" held their box-office positions at No. 2 and 3 respectively.

Here's the Top 10 box-office films for weekend of Feb. 20th:

1. "Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail," $41.1 million.
2. "Taken," $11.4 million.
3. "Coraline," $11 million.
4. "He's Just Not That Into You," $8.5 million.
5. "Slumdog Millionaire," $8.1 million.
6. "Friday the 13th," $7.8 million.
7. "Confessions of a Shopaholic," $7 million.
8. "Paul Blart: Mall Cop," $7 million.
9. "Fired Up," $6 million.
10. "The International," $4.5 million.

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"The Wrestler," Mickey Rourke Win Big at the 24th Annual Spirit Awards! 


Voters at the 24th Annual Spirit Awards christened "The Wrestler" as the Best Picture of the year! Mickey Rourke beat out "Milk's" Sean Penn for the Best Actor trophy!

But "Milk's" screenwriter, Dustin Lance Black took home the trophy for the Best First Screenplay award, and James Franco won Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Harvey Milk's lover, Scott Smith.

I am also loving Miss Melissa Leo's win for Best Female Lead for "Frozen River." If you guys haven't seen that film yet, please watch it, I love Leo's performance in it!

Here's the complete list of the 24th Annual Spirit Awards winners:

Supporting male
James Franco "Milk"

First screenplay
Dustin Lance Black, "Milk"

First feature
Charlie Kaufman's "Synecdoche, New York"

Supporting female
Penelope Cruz, "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"

John Cassavetes Award given to the best feature made for less than $500,000
Alex Holdridge's "In Search of a Midnight Kiss"

Documentary
James Marsh's "Man on Wire"

Female lead
Melissa Leo, "Frozen River"

Acura Someone to Watch Award
Lynn Shelton, "My Effortless Brilliance"

Piaget Producers Award
Heather Rae, "Frozen River"

Lacoste Truer Than Fiction Award
Margaret Brown, "The Order of Myths"

Screenplay
Woody Allen, "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"

Foreign film
Laurent Cantet's "The Class"

Cinematographer
Maryse Alberti, "The Wrestler"

Robert Altman Award, given to film's director, casting director and its ensemble cast
"Synecdoche, New York"

Male lead
Mickey Rourke, "The Wrestler"

Director
Tom McCarthy, "The Visitor"

Picture
"The Wrestler," producers Darren Aronofsky, Scott Franklin

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