Live Blogging the Oscars 2012!
Are you ready for your close-ups? We’re live blogging the Oscars, and over at The Dissenter, Kevin Gozstola has a great analysis of the Oscar contenders, who should win and why. The new Academy rules about the number of Best Picture nominees have gotten even weirder this year with nine instead of ten nominees, though I much prefer the original five.
How much fun will this be? Are the Oscars a relic of a different time? It used to be that only nominees and Academy members were allowed attend, but those rules have been relaxed in favor of building ratings with celebrity faces. Speaking of grabbing attention–Sacha Baron Cohen, anyone?
The speeches, the clothes, the jokes, the winners, the
It is an honor just to be nominated.
drinking game (substitute bon bons or cookies, if you feel so inclined), FDL is here with Oscars through the grand finale, live blogging, dishing, discussing the nominees and winners, and even goofing on the commercials. I’m alternating between two gorgeous pairs of silk mules–Oh wait, here it comes! Buckle your seat belts, it could be a bumpy night!
Robert Richardson, “Hugo”
And we’re on the way:
“Hugo,” production design: Dante Ferretti; set decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo
Mark Bridges, “The Artist”
“The Iron Lady,” Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
“A Separation,” Iran
Octavia Spencer, “The Help”
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall
“Hugo,” Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty
“Hugo,” Tom Fleischman and John Midgley
“Undefeated,” TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay and Richard Middlemas
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
“Rango,” Gore Verbinski
“Hugo,” Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman and Alex Henning
Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”
MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)
“The Artist,” Ludovic Bource
MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)
“Man or Muppet” from “The Muppets,” music and lyrics by Bret McKenzie
WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
“The Descendants,” Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash
WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
“Midnight in Paris,” Woody Allen
SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
“The Shore,” Terry George and Oorlagh George
DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)
“Saving Face,” Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
“The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore,” William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg
Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”
Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”
Meryl Street, “The Iron Lady”
“The Artist,” Thomas Langmann, producer