7:30 – Let’s do this! I’ll be updating throughout the night
7:31 – You can definitely tell that the song was written by the same poeple who wrote the songs from Frozen.
7:33 – Love Anna Kendrick joining in.
7:34 – WHOAH! SPOILERS FOR GONE GIRL!
7:35 – “They may not be real life, but they show you what life really means.” And that is why I love cinema.
7:38 – I absolutely love Neil Patrick Harris.
7:39 – Time for the first award of the night, Best Supporting Actor.
7:40 – I love the clips that they’re showing.
7:41 – And the Oscar goes to… J.K. Simmons!
7:43 – I’m 1/1. I think we all got that one right. Nice speech!
7:46 – “No snacks!” Ha ha ha.
7:47 – Liam Neeson. I wonder what he’s going to present. He’s presenting The Grand Budapest Hotel & American Sniper.
7:49 – I like the title cards.
7:50 – As a surprise, Dakota Johnson (50 Shades Of Grey) is presenting. As an even bigger surprise, she’s wearing clothes. Oh, and she’s presenting Lost Stars!
7:51 – I love, LOVE this song!
7:56 – I like how NPH is talking throughout the show, instead of just giving one big monologue at the beginning and disappearing for the rest of the show.
7:57 – And Best Costume Design goes to… The Grand Budapest Hotel!
7:59 – Congratulations! I’m 2/2
8:00 – Reese Witherspoon is presenting Best Makeup.
8:01 – And the Oscar goes to.. The Grand Budapest Hotel!
8:02 – I’m 3/3. Shame about Guardians of The Galaxy. No real surprises so far.
8:03 – I need to do this New Oscar Generation thing.
8:10 – And Best Foreign Language Film goes to… Ida!
8:13 – I’m 4/4! Congratulations on the director for not letting the orchestra play him out!
8:15 – Boyhood, Theory Of Everything & Birdman! What an exciting list!
8:16 – Steve Carell is awesome.
8:17 – Marion Cotillard presents Everything Is Awesome. You know what’s NOT Awesome, this film’s Oscar snub!
8:19 – That was the most epic Oscar performance EVER!
8:24 “How To Train Your Dragon 2 is basically admitting that the first film did an insufficient job in teaching people how to train their dragons.” Amen.
8:25 – And Best Live-Action Short goes to… The Phone Call
8:26 – 4/5. Shame, I missed that one. Alos, does winning an Oscar give you access to get free donuts?
8:28 – And Best Documentary Short goes to Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1!
8:29 – 4/6. I never do a good job with the Short Film categories. Also, what is that woman wearing?
8:31 – Viola Davis is talking about the Honorary Awards.
8:34 – Gwenyth Paltrow is introducing “I’m Not Gonna Miss You”
8:43 – Love the Birdman joke.
8:46 – And the Oscar for Best Sound Mixing goes to.. WHIPLASH!
8:48 – My dad said this would win! I’m 4/7. Wow, what an upset. But at least I feel more comfortable in predicting the film to win Best Film Editing.
8:49 – And Best Sound Editing goes to… American Sniper!
8:50 – I’m 5/8 in my predictions. Congrats to the sound team for both movies.
8:51 – Jared Leto is here to announce Supporting Actress.
8:52 – I find it interesting that they didn’t do the ‘I just thought there would be more’ scene for Arquette.
8:53 – And Best Supporting Actress goes to… Patricia Arquette!
8:55 – I’m 6/9. Patricia Arquette SERIOUSLY wrote her speech down AGAIN?
8:56 – But I give her credit for that speech. And Meryl’s reaction is priceless.
8:59 – Josh Hutcherson is the PETA who won’t throw paint on you.
9:00 – I am very grateful for this song.
9:02 – Ansel Elgort & Chloe Grace Moretz are here to announce Visual Effects.
9:04 – And Best Visual Effects goes to… Interstellar!
9:05 – I’m 7/10. I’m so glad that Interstellar won.
9:06 – They’re announcing Best Animated Short. I’m scared, because that means Animated Feature is coming up.
9:07 – And Best Animated Short goes to… Feast!
9:08 – 7/11. Wow, didn’t see that one coming. But maybe that means that people are supporting Big Hero 6! Right now, I’m breathing very heavily. I’m gonna be fine. I’m gonna be fine.
9:09 – This category is either going to make my night or ruin it.
9:10 – And Best Animated Feature goes to…BIG HERO 6!!!!!!!
9:11 – THANK YOU GOD! THANK YOU GOD! I’m 8/12. And I don’t care if I get every other category wrong – I don’t have to call How To Train Your Dragon 2 an Academy Award winning film for the rest of my life.
9:21: And Best Production Design goes to… The Grand Budapest Hotel!
9:22 – I’m 9/13. I’m doing great in my predictions so far. I only got Sound mixing and the shorts wrong.
9:24 – And Best Cinematography goes to… Birdman!
9:25 – I’m 10/14.
9:32 – It’s time for In Memorium.
9:37 – And the Oscar for Best Film Editing goes to… Whiplash!
9:44 – I’m 11/15! Man, these might be my favorite Oscars Telecast EVER! They’re honoring all the right films! Also, I’m doing so great in my predictions!
9:47 – Terrence Howard introduces, Whiplash, The Imitation Game, and Selma.
9:49 – Jennifer Aniston & David Oyelowo are here to announce the Best Documentary Award.
9:50 – And the Oscar for Best Documentary goes to… Citizenfour!
9:51 – I’m 12/16! Man, I’m acing my predictions!
9:58 – I love how they’re staging Glory.
10:03 – Hilarious jab at John Travolta.
10:05 – And Best Original Song goes to… Glory!
10:06 – I’m 13/17. Really, now. They’re not gonna have ‘Glory’ lose immediately after that performance.
10:15 – A Sound Of Music tribute by Lady Gaga. Hey, at least it’s not Carrie Underwood.
10:22 – And the Oscar for Best Original Score goes to… Alexandre Desplat… for The Grand Budapest Hotel!
10:24 – I’m 13/18. I am so happy that Desplat has an Oscar. It’s not the score that I would have voted for, but I don’t care. The guy who wrote this has an Oscar. All is well.
10:29 – And the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay goes to.. Birdman!
10:30 – I’m 14/19. I’m so happy that this won!
10:33 – That’s gotta be the first time that a dog’s been thanked in an Oscar acceptance speech.
10:34 – And the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay goes to… The Imitation Game!
10:37 – I’m 15/20! This easily gets my vote for the most moving speech of the night.
10:42 – And the Oscar for Best Director goes to… Alejandro G. Inarritu for Birdman!
10:43 – I’m 16/21! It’s funny that Ben Affleck points out ‘dullness’ as the biggest sin a director can make, because Bennett miller’s Foxcatcher was so incredibly dull.
10:50 – Michael Keaton is asleep!
10:51 – And the Oscar for Best Actor goes to… Eddie Redmayne!
10:52 – WOW. The Oscars have done a good job of not upsetting me for most of the show, but they screwed up here. Keaton was ROBBED.
10:53 – And here we go. Best Actress. I just have this sneaking suspicion that Rosamond Pike pulls off a shocking upset win.
10:56 – And the Oscar for Best Actress goes to… Julianne Moore!
10:58 – I’m 17/23. It’s good to see Moore win one. But Moore had better watch out if she doesn’t want Amazing Amy to come after her for revenge.
11:02 – Sean Penn is here to announce Best Picture.
11:03 – Here we go.
11:04 – And the Oscar for Best Picture goes to… BIRDMAN!!!!!
And I finish the night with 17/24. That’s two less than last year. But you know what, I don’t care. Outside of Keaton’s loss, these are some great winners. Birdman wins Picture, Director, and Screenplay. Whiplash wins Editing and Sound Mixing. Dragon 2 does NOT win for Animated Feature.
But i’m very, very excited about Birdman as a Best Picture winner. It’s such a weird film to win, but it won. And I truly believe that it will stand the test of time.