Follow Our 2018 Oscars Live-Blog

     March 4, 2018

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Tonight we’ll be following the 90th Academy Awards, in which there will probably be a joke or two about last year’s bonkers conclusion that saw the wrong film called as the winner of Best Picture. While we can probably expect some controlled lunacy as a follow-up, the Oscars are more entertaining when you’re following them with other people. To that end, we encourage you to follow our live-blog of the evening and participate in the comments.

The live-blog will largely follow my comments on Twitter since I’m handling both feeds, but since not everyone uses Twitter, this space is for those that still want to follow along with the ceremony. Newest comments will be at the top so you don’t have to scroll. We’ll also always denote winners in bold and red.

Thanks for watching the show with us tonight! Live-blogging will commence at 7:30pm EST. The Oscars ceremony begins at 8:00pm EST/5:00pm PST.

11:52 – Thanks for following along everyone. I’m out!

11:46 – Pretty sure The Shape of Water won. Let’s stick around to the end to be sure.

BEST PICTURE – The Shape of Water

11:36 – Frances McDormand just created the best moment of the night.

11:35 – You can argue that maybe these actors didn’t deserve to win for these particular roles, but all four are great actors and they’ve proved that time and time again.

BEST ACTRESS – Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

11:31 – Jennifer Lawrence with THE BEAVER reference.

11:29 – Jodie Foster with the prop comedy!

11:25 – It’s basically a career-achievement award. Chalamet was better, but Academy politics dictate that he’s “too young.”

BEST ACTOR – Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

11:20 – Hollywood, I love you, but you’re not leading the Resistance.

11:16 – Will Hollywood finally let Del Toro make AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS now?

11:15 – Congrats to the most lovable, foul-mouthed, cuddly director out there. Well-deserved.

BEST DIRECTOR – Guillermo Del Toro, The Shape of Water

11:09 – No John Mahoney? Okay.

11:05 – And now, the annual “Oh, that’s right. That person died and I still miss them.”

11:03 – It’s a great song, y’all. I’m not mad about it.

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – “Remember Me”, Coco

11:00 – I like THE SHAPE OF WATER score, but PHANTOM THREAD is better.

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – The Shape of Water

10:58 – That room knows to respect Walken.

10:53 – For those keeping count, BLADE RUNNER 2049 currently has more Oscars than Best Picture frontrunners GET OUT, THE SHAPE OF WATER, and THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI.

10:49 – FINALLY! Congrats to one of the greatest cinematographers of all-time.

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – Blade Runner 2049

10:47 – He can make that joke because Harrison Ford didn’t miraculously die in a plane crash somehow.

10:39 – I would now be very surprised if THREE BILLBOARDS ends up winning Best Picture.

10:38 – Tell me more about how GET OUT isn’t an Oscar movie.

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY – Get Out

10:32 – Oscar-winner Call Me by Your Name. That’s good stuff.

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY – Call Me by Your Name

10:28 – Really loving this tribute to the #TimesUp movement. Hey, didn’t something happen with Kobe Bryant in the early 2000s?

10:22 – The year is 2018. All socially important songs are handled by Common.

10:18 – “Thank you for that smattering of applause.” Eh, make fewer trans jokes.

10:16 – As usual, my ballot has died in the shorts categories.

BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT FILM – The Silent Child

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT – Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405

10:11 – Can we just have Tiffany Haddish and Maya Rudolph host the rest of the show?

10:09 – Ava DuVernay! Congrats on your new movie! We made sure to interrupt it for a comic bit, just as you intended!

10:06 – You know what I love more than movies? Celebrities busting in and interrupting my movie.

10:00 – A friendly reminder that Jimmy Kimmel’s schtick is that celebrities are better than regular people.

9:59 – This year’s #Oscars feels so staid and lifeless like last year’s surprise ending scared them away from spontaneity.

9:57 – I can’t say that DUNKIRK didn’t deserve Best Editing, but it’s clear the Academy isn’t young enough to recognize BABY DRIVER.

BEST EDITING – Dunkirk

9:53 – APES. TOGETHER. ROBBED.

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS – Blade Runner 2049

9:51 – Always here for a good Shining joke.

9:45 – “Visions of Gideon” > “Mysteries of Love”

9:41- Hooray for Coco! Hooray for the end of that awful scripted banter!

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM – Coco

9:38 – Oscar Winner, Kobe Bryant.

BEST ANIMATED SHORT – Dear Basketball

9:37 – A+ banter here, guys. Bruce Vilanche gettin’ paid.

9:30 – So happy for Janney. One of the best actors out there for decades.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Allison Janney, I, Tonya

9:26 – All categories are important, but only actors deserve montages, apparently.

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM – A Fantastic Woman

9:22 – I love that they’re bringing out legendary film actresses like Eva Marie Saint and Rita Moreno to present awards.

9:21 – It’s funny because people talk too much during this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity recognizing countless days of hard work.

9:16 – Unfortunately, at the end of this performance, the bell will fall on someone and kill them.

9:14 – I’M NOT CRYING YOU’RE CRYING SHUT UP

9:11 – Gonna write an essay one day on the use of green in ‘The Shape of Water’.

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – The Shape of Water

9:09 – Awards shows exist to show us actor pairings we want to see.

9:04 – I’m no fan of Walmart, but that Dee Rees-directed ad was great.

9:01 – BABY DRIVER WUZ ROBBED

BEST SOUND MIXING – Dunkirk

8:59 – I guessed right! Hooray for me! I’m the real winner tonight!

BEST SOUND EDITING – Dunkirk

8:56 – I think if we all snark together at the same time, the show will just stop.

8:52 – You know what? I LIKE THE MONTAGES.

8:41 – Bryan Fogel really did fall ass-backwards into an amazing documentary. It’s kind of remarkable.

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE – Icarus

8:38 – “You know what else Superman has always been? Not real.”

BEST COSTUME DESIGN – Phantom Thread

8:28 – “And I would also like to thank Jim Carrey for traumatizing me out of my career.”

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING – Darkest Hour

8:25 – I love Lakeith Stanfield. I’ll love it even more when he finally wins an Oscar. It’s only a matter of time.

8:18 – So happy that Rockwell has an Oscar now. He’s a great actor and deserves the recognition.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

8:15 – I love this montage of past winners. I hope they do this for more than just the acting categories.

8:14 – Pretty sure the shortest speech of all-time is Hitchcock just saying, “Thank you,” for his honorary Oscar. Will be interesting to see if anyone beats that for a jet ski.

8:12 – Everybody loves @RealGDT! NOW LET HIM MAKE ‘AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS’

8:07 – Kimmel’s basically trying to walk to the line between comedy and the seriousness of the #MeToo movement. So far, Seth Meyers did it better at the Globes.

8:04 – “We made a movie called ‘What Women Want’ and it starred Mel Gibson.”

8:03 – “When you hear your name called, don’t get up right away.”

8:02 – Actor jokes! How has Jimmy Kimmel not hosted the #Oscars every single year forever?

8:00 – We’ve just been informed that DUNKIRK and DARKEST HOUR cancel each other out, and all their awards will go to THEIR FINEST.

7:55 – Buddy comedy starring Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock, please.

7:47 – I want a live feed of Mark Wahlberg going around to various people and just asking, “You getting paid?”

7:41 – If you still need hints on your #Oscars ballot, check out our predictions. Please direct all complaints to @adamchitwood.

7:33 – Yes, I’m a gigantic sap who loves it when actors bring their moms to the #Oscars. Good on you, Chalamet.

7:30 – Hello! It’s @MattGoldberg and I will be live-tweeting the Oscars this evening! Let’s see what’s happening!

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