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Firedoglake Oscars Live Blog!

The 86th annual Academy Awards are upon us on ABC broadcasting live, and we’re live blogging for the fifth year in the comfort of our silk jammies, tiara firmly affixed.  Are you ready for Ellen Degeneres? Are you ready to how see Oscars has increased its diversity in terms of both nominees and presenters? Of the 46 presenters, 11 (nearly one-fourth) are Hispanic or black, versus an average of three in other decades.

Who will be played off the stage during their acceptance speech? Who will forget to name to their spouse, their lawyer, Jesus, or L. Ron Hubbard?

Keep track with us and let the witty ripostes fly! You can download a ballot here.
Best Picture:
American Hustle

Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club





12 Years a Slave

The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Director:
David O. Russell, American Hustle
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Alexander Payne, Nebraska
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street
Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Actress:
Amy Adams, American Hustle
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County

Best Supporting Actor:
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actress:
Lupita Nyong’o, Twelve Years a Slave

Best Foreign Language Film:
The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium)
The Missing Picture (Cambodia)
The Hunt (Denmark)
The Great Beauty (Italy)
Omar (Palestinian Territories)

Best Adapted Screenplay:
Before Midnight, Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke
Captain Phillips, Billy Ray
Philomena, Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope
12 Years a Slave, John Ridley
The Wolf of Wall Street, Terence Winter

Best Original Screenplay:
American Hustle, Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen
Dallas Buyers Club, Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack
Her, Spike Jonze
Nebraska, Bob Nelson

Best Animated Feature Film

Best Production Design:
American Hustle
The Great Gatsby
12 Years a Slave

Best Cinematography:


Best Makeup and Hairstyling:
Dallas Buyers Club

Best Sound Mixing:
Captain Phillips
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Inside Llewyn Davis
Lone Survivor

Best Sound Editing:
All Is Lost
Captain Phillips
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Lone Survivor

Best Original Score:
The Book Thief
Saving Mr. Banks

Best Original Song:
“Alone Yet Not Alone” (from Alone Yet Not Alone)
“Happy”(from Despicable Me 2)
“Let It Go” (from Frozen)
“The Moon Song” (from Her)
“Ordinary Love” (from “Mandela: Long
Walk to Freedom)

Best Costume Design:
The Great Gatsby

Best Film Editing:
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
12 Years a Slave

Best Visual Effects:
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Iron Man 3
The Lone Ranger
Star Trek Into Darkness

Best Documentary Feature:
20 Feet From Stardom

Best Documentary Short Subject:
The Lady in No. 6: Music Saved My Life

Best Animated Short Film:
Mr. Hublot

Best Live Action Short Film:

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Lisa Derrick

Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.