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Commentary on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science’s big show will include who won, who should’ve won, and analysis that will make you sound smart at the water cooler tomorrow morning!

Twitter blocked @makingthemovie for too many tweets – uh, isn’t that the point? Continued the old-fashioned way below… refresh the page to see updates.

9:06 Thanks for reading along.

9:03 Kind of in awe in how they worked out lyrics for the “Losers” song for every contingency. Or maybe the fix has been in? Did Pricewaterhouse Coopers write the song?

9:00 “It doesn’t matter how you get knocked down in life. It only matters how you get up.” Yeah, take that, Twitter.

8:59 Grant Heslov is the more assured speaker, who knew?

8:58 Ben seems nervous, here. He’s had enough chances to practice this through the season. “I want to thank Canada!”

8:57 “Three sexiest producers alive.” Hilarious.

8:56 The night begins unpredictably and finishes as scripted.

8:55 Winner… ARGO!!!!!!!!!! (Predictably… it had won all the major guild awards.)

8:54 Awkward combination between Jack Nicholson and the (pre-recorded?) Michelle Obama. Let’s hear the winner already…

8:53 I hope this is not a tradition to have military prop soldiers and political wives involved in my most sacred night :(

8:52 Michelle Obama: “Oh hi, I didn’t see you there.”

8:51 Best speech of the night. Funny, classy, performed with gravitas.

8:51 His wife has “lived with many strange men” — an admission that he takes his method characters into the boudoir?

8:49 DDL brings the house down with a Margaret Thatcher joke. Take that MacFarlane!

8:48 No drama. Meryl blurts Daniel Day Lewis, truly her male nemesis.

8:45 Meryl Streep is here! To present Best Actor. Will it be Daniel Day-Lewis, Joaquin Phoenix or a dark horse? Jackman is looking good after Hathaway’s win.

8:40 Jennifer Lawrence wins, predictably. She was previously nominated for WINTER’S BONE. She’s set to be Oscar royalty for a long time going, and Hollywood royalty, with the HUNGER GAMES franchise.

8:36 Ang Lee’s Wikipedia page is already updated.

8:34 Best Director Ang Lee. He was mildly favored and my prediction. Many in the room were thinking David O. Russell.

8:31 And the best movie trailer ad goes to… Grey Poupon.

8:28 Good, coke-fueled speech from Tarantino.

8:26 Best Original Screenplay… hard to call… I’m pulling for MOONRISE KINGDOM. Winner: Tarantino. I seriously underestimated the Academy’s love for DJANGO.

8:25 Chris Terrio — good speech, bad hair.

8:23 Dustin and Charlize to present Adapted Screenplay… ARGO favored… and wins!

8:17 “I’d like to fank Baba Bockolli.” And now, to the pub.

8:16 Best Song winner “Skyfall” in SKYFALL, predictably.

8:13 Okay, why did nobody mention Scarlett Johansson was nominated for singing a song?

8:10 Best Score… LIFE OF PI. I thought I had predicted KARENINA, but I had PI on my ballot. Score! (Literally!)

8:08 And… reminding us again that CHICAGO was a musical and still won Best Picture. Truly, this is the gay Superbowl.

8:01 Marvin Hamlisch tribute with Babs.

7:59 Getting old enough that I recognize the work of almost all these people.

7:54 Best Dead Person montage coming up. Read about the politics behind the tribute.

7:52 If I ever win a humanitarian award, I want it delivered by a choked-up Tom Hanks.

7:48 Set decoration… hard one to call. Winner, LINCOLN. Production design was super-authentic.

7:47 I won’t spoil Amour, but the movie itself is a spoiler for your own parents’ death.

7:45 More Best Pic nominee montages to give away the endings.

7:39 Adele is famous for not dancing or having showy production, just really good vocals. I guess she broke the rule about showy production.

7:38 I guess Twitter has a tweet limit. I’m locked out. No warning. Bullpucky.

And here are the Twitter posts…

makingthemovie 7:36pm via HootSuite
Adele singing the Best Song nominee that is favored to win, “Skyfall” … y’know from SKYFALL.

makingthemovie 7:35pm via HootSuite
Did Ben Affleck grow a beard to look more like George Clooney, or vice versa? #hollywoodchickenandegg

makingthemovie 7:34pm via HootSuite
Winner… William Goldenberg, ARGO. He also co-edited ZERO DARK. Great suspense and comic editing. Looking good for ARGO Best Pic.

makingthemovie 7:33pm via HootSuite
Zero Dark Thirty could also get a consolation prize…

makingthemovie 7:32pm via HootSuite
Editing… tough one to call. Lot of people think this will be an early tip-off for an ARGO Best Pic win.

makingthemovie 7:32pm via HootSuite
Sandra Bullock in a great dress shoos MacFarlane off the stage.

makingthemovie 7:29pm via HootSuite
Harvey just photobombed the Academy president.

makingthemovie 7:28pm via HootSuite
Dream a dream. RT @wafflesgirls: ANNE HATHAWAY WENT POLITICAL. here’s hoping her words help fix the socio-economic issues of 19th C France

makingthemovie 7:25pm via HootSuite
Snooze. Seriously, where is that Jaws theme when you need it?

TheFilmStage 7:20pm via TweetDeck
Still pulling for a 9-way tie for Best Picture #Oscars
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makingthemovie 7:23pm via HootSuite
Winner, Anne HathawayItoldja.

makingthemovie 7:23pm via HootSuite
Helen Hunt wins Best Pullquote. “He’s never seen female genitalia before and appears to be quite frightened of it.”

makingthemovie 7:22pm via HootSuite
But with Christophe Waltz winning, who knows?

makingthemovie 7:21pm via HootSuite
Anne Hathaway as close as we’ve got to a lock this year…

makingthemovie 7:21pm via HootSuite
Christopher Plummer simultaneously propositions all Best Supporting Actresses. #oscars

brianstelter 7:15pm via Web
A tie! First dramatic moment of the show. AND the first win for “Zero Dark Thirty.” 1 for 1 so far. Still betting on it for best picture…
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makingthemovie 7:19pm via HootSuite
SOUND OF MUSIC joke getting lots of laughs in this room. Wonder how that’s playing in the rest of America. #oscars

makingthemovie 7:19pm via HootSuite
The producers seriously over-estimated the comedy of playing people off with the Jaws music.

makingthemovie 7:18pm via HootSuite
I had LIFE OF PI for Sound Editing. Two chances and I still didn’t pick this one correctly.

makingthemovie 7:17pm via HootSuite
Second winner… Skyfall. Did the Academy do that on purpose just to spice up this category? #oscarconspiracytheory

makingthemovie 7:16pm via HootSuite
The guy with lipstick under his nose loves you.

makingthemovie 7:16pm via HootSuite
Is that even possible? I thought the new voting system precluded ties.

makingthemovie 7:15pm via HootSuite
Sound Editing… tie between Zero Dark and…

makingthemovie 7:15pm via HootSuite
Haha… everyone thinks Jews run Hollywood. Oh wait, tired old joke.

makingthemovie 7:12pm via HootSuite
Ted stars present sound mixing… LES MIS is probably favored, since musicals are often awarded in this category. And… it wins!

makingthemovie 7:10pm via HootSuite
Technical awards montage. What most people want them to do with the sound and short film awards.

micahmj11 6:59pm via Twitter for iPhone
If Spielberg wins best director for Lincoln and talks too long, will he get the Jaws treatment? #Oscars2013
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MissBrittHayes 7:05pm via Web
Things Tommy Lee Jones dislikes: Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell. Things Tommy Lee Jones likes: Jokes about grumpy Tommy Lee Jones, Les Mis.
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makingthemovie 7:09pm via HootSuite
Current STAR TREK stars. Another sop to mainstream films.

makingthemovie 7:08pm via HootSuite
THE COUNTERFEITERS was Austria’s other previous Best Foreign winner, in 2008. I stand corrected.

makingthemovie 7:05pm via HootSuite
@DaftLuva I stand corrected.

makingthemovie 7:05pm via HootSuite
Fact checked! Thanks. RT @DaftLuva: @makingthemovie Didnt win. Also, it was the German contribution

makingthemovie 7:04pm via HootSuite
If this doesn’t bring the Oscar crowd to their feet, then I don’t know Oscar crowds.

makingthemovie 7:03pm via HootSuite
Lots of cringes in the peanut gallery here… yay Russell Crowe!

makingthemovie 7:03pm via HootSuite
Eddie Redmayne still has that frog in his throat.

makingthemovie 7:02pm via HootSuite
Huge Ack-man. Doing the shitty new song composed just so they would eligible for a Best Song nomination.

makingthemovie 7:01pm via HootSuite
O man, I hope Russell Crowe sings live! #oscars

makingthemovie 7:00pm via HootSuite
She has the voice equivalent of a laser beam.

makingthemovie 6:59pm via HootSuite
Somebody cast Jennifer Hudson in a movie again! Stat! Best audition ever. #oscars

makingthemovie 6:58pm via HootSuite
Montage of DREAM GIRLS now. Random. I guess we have reached the portion of the program aimed at the musical-loving (read, gay) audience.

makingthemovie 6:56pm via HootSuite
Is she lip synching? Enquiring minds want to know?

makingthemovie 6:56pm via HootSuite
I believe this is the same choreography as the ‘Come Fly With Us’ sequence in that Fosse movie… what’s it’s name?

makingthemovie 6:54pm via HootSuite
Hey, remember when CHIGAGO won Best Picture even though it was a musical. It could happen guys! #oscars

makingthemovie 6:53pm via HootSuite
That explains why the orchestra keeps playing JAWS at the wrong time. They are isolated at the Capitol Building.

makingthemovie 6:52pm via HootSuite
“Thanks to my wife, you are the center of my life. And I would smother you with a pillow.” #oscars

makingthemovie 6:51pm via HootSuite
I think Haneke also has the other Austrian winner, for THE WHITE RIBBON.

makingthemovie 6:51pm via HootSuite
AMOUR favored for Best Foreign Film since also Best Picture nominee. And… Wins!

makingthemovie 6:50pm via HootSuite
Garner is dwarfing Chastain. Send in the apple boxes! #oscars

makingthemovie 6:49pm via HootSuite
Brad Pitt Chanel parody, or real ad?

makingthemovie 6:47pm via HootSuite
People in the room giving positive reviews to Seth Macfarlane. Think they liked the joke about the actors in Prometheus explaining the film.

makingthemovie 6:46pm via HootSuite
I bet in the actor categories they don’t play anyone off with JAWS music. #oscars

makingthemovie 6:45pm via HootSuite
Great story on the filmmaker’s persistence in making this film… look it up.

makingthemovie 6:44pm via HootSuite
Documentary… SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN… favored and wins.

makingthemovie 6:43pm via HootSuite
Ben Affleck dig on Seth. Much love for him from audience, since he won DGA Director award but wasn’t even nommed by Academy.

makingthemovie 6:41pm via HootSuite
Bin Ladens. Will. Die. Zerodarkthirty!

makingthemovie 6:40pm via HootSuite
At least the LINCOLN montage ends on the shot the movie should have ended on. #oscars

makingthemovie 6:39pm via HootSuite
Disagree. RT @DanaBrunetti: As one who has made and produced short films, they shouldn’t be a part of the Oscar broadcast.

makingthemovie 6:38pm via HootSuite
More Best Picture montagery.

makingthemovie 6:38pm via HootSuite
That mic is WAY too low for Neeson… ‘scock.

makingthemovie 6:37pm via HootSuite
Support the arts, y’all. And cure homelessness and stuff. #oscars

makingthemovie 6:36pm via HootSuite
Innocente wins! Having trouble getting up the stairs in 8 inch heels.

makingthemovie 6:35pm via HootSuite
Best Doc Short… Open Heart favored.

makingthemovie 6:34pm via HootSuite
I’m being told this was the only American filmmaker nominated in the category.

makingthemovie 6:34pm via HootSuite
Winner, CURFEW. Dude up in the boxes… guess the seating chart planner didn’t expect him to win either.
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makingthemovie 6:33pm via HootSuite
Best Live Action Short … Buzkashi favored.

makingthemovie 6:32pm via HootSuite
Kerry Washington needs to eat something.

makingthemovie 6:32pm via HootSuite
On my third glass of champagne here… still not improving Macfarlane thanking some producers I’ve never heard of.

makingthemovie 6:30pm via HootSuite
Oscar loser Tommy Lee Jones here to talk about Ameriprise financial.

pchidel 6:25pm via Twitter for iPhone
Um… That’s not Adele. #AcademyAwards

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makingthemovie 6:25pm via HootSuite
Goooold fin gah!

makingthemovie 6:24pm via HootSuite
If their goal was to point out how silly Bond movies can be, they have succeeded. #oscars

makingthemovie 6:23pm via HootSuite
Can’t they get the HD masters. Some of the clips are clearly taken from VHS.

makingthemovie 6:22pm via HootSuite
Tribute to James Bond. Another sop to mainstream movie audiences. #oscars

makingthemovie 6:21pm via HootSuite
These British ladies are in desperate fear of getting played off by that Jaws music.
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makingthemovie 6:20pm via HootSuite
LES MIS wins for best makeup and hairstyling. And that was just for Hugh Jackman’s various hairstyles.

makingthemovie 6:19pm via HootSuite
LES MIS favored, but the Hobbits could take it.

makingthemovie 6:19pm via HootSuite
Winner… Jacqueline Durran, ANNA KARENINA. Could presage a win in Best Score, since the obscure movie also has a great score.

makingthemovie 6:18pm via HootSuite
Anna Karenina was picked by Deadline. Les Mis probably more favored because a more popular movie. This is a historically maverick category

PeterSHall 6:15pm via TweetDeck
Did they really kill the vfx winner’s mic? As if there was any doubt how little Hollywood thinks of vfx houses…
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makingthemovie 6:17pm via HootSuite
Jennifer Anniston with frizzy hair announcing hair and makeup.

makingthemovie 6:12pm via HootSuite
Getting played off by JAWS. Boo…

makingthemovie 6:11pm via HootSuite
Will any of them address the bankruptcy of their effects house Rhythm and Hues?

makingthemovie 6:11pm via HootSuite
Ang Lee knows how to do a catcall.

makingthemovie 6:10pm via HootSuite
VFX winner… LIFE OF PI! Tyger Tyger burning bright.

makingthemovie 6:08pm via HootSuite
Claudio Miranda – LIFE OF PI. This presages well for the other categories in which PI is nominated. (It’s a shoo-in for Vis Effects.)

makingthemovie 6:07pm via HootSuite
Tough category to call – Cinematography. A lot of people like SKYFALL.

makingthemovie 6:06pm via HootSuite
Would not have thought Sam Jackson was the tallest of this bunch.

makingthemovie 6:05pm via HootSuite
THE AVENGERS acknowledgement. The movie America DID see.

makingthemovie 6:05pm via HootSuite
Quuvenzhan√© looking four years older… lots of Macfarlane jokes.

makingthemovie 6:03pm via HootSuite
Montages of Best Picture nominees. Have to remember that most viewers of the telecast have not seen these movies.

pchidel 6:01pm via Twitter for iPhone
Of course it’s Pixar. A cowardly choice for best animated feature. Should have been Paranorman!! #oscars
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davechensky 6:01pm via Web
BRAVE wins for Best Animated Film, proving that when it comes to this category, The Academy sticks with what it knows best.
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Variety_JLD 6:01pm via Web
And the Academy Award for The One Animated Feature Most Voters Actually Saw This Year goes to BRAVE. #Oscars
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StaxIGN 6:00pm via Web
Frankenweenie just died. For the third time.
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makingthemovie 6:01pm via HootSuite
It was a fine movie, but I thought surely this year would not be PIXAR’s.

makingthemovie 6:00pm via HootSuite
Will they let Brenda Chapman speak? She was kicked off the film.

makingthemovie 6:00pm via HootSuite
Brave wins. Mark Andrews in a kilt.

makingthemovie 5:59pm via HootSuite
Best Animated feature… hard to call it but a lot of people here picked Wreck It Ralph.

makingthemovie 5:58pm via HootSuite
Paperman is the favored… Paperman wins.

makingthemovie 5:57pm via HootSuite
Bad choice for the music that Paul Rudd and Melissa McCarthy walk out to. Lame bit, but they are selling it.

makingthemovie 5:52pm via HootSuite
That was a wildly unexpected pick. This could be a crazy night!

ahedetoft 5:50pm via TweetDeck
It’s a B-I-N-G-O!
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makingthemovie 5:51pm via HootSuite
And the winner is… Christophe Waltz. Super surprise. He JUST won this same Oscar for INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS.

makingthemovie 5:49pm via HootSuite
I picked TLJ in my pool…

makingthemovie 5:48pm via HootSuite
TLJ and Robby D favored…

makingthemovie 5:48pm via HootSuite
First category – Best Supporting Actor. All previous winners.

makingthemovie 5:47pm via HootSuite
Funny sketch with Sally Field – Macfarlane is doing what he does with comedic timing and pop culture references. We’ll see how America likes

makingthemovie 5:45pm via HootSuite
Macfarlane is an authentic fan of the music of the 40’s and 50’s. And also inappropriate jokes.

makingthemovie 5:42pm via HootSuite
More dancing stars…

makingthemovie 5:42pm via HootSuite
FLIGHT with sock puppets… great moment when the rolling plane turns into a dryer.

makingthemovie 5:40pm via HootSuite
Charlize Theron looks like a taller Nicole Kidman.

makingthemovie 5:39pm via HootSuite
Funny song. All the ladies in the room enjoyed it – so maybe not as alienating as Shatner is asserting.

makingthemovie 5:38pm via HootSuite
“We Saw Your Boobs” song. Well, give the producers credit for being edgy.

makingthemovie 5:36pm via HootSuite
Shatner doing a Shatner impression.

makingthemovie 5:35pm via HootSuite
Where is the song and dance?

makingthemovie 5:35pm via HootSuite
Robert Downey Jr. was applauding the Chris Brown/Rihanna domestic violence joke.

makingthemovie 5:34pm via HootSuite
Day-Lewis likes the jokes about his method acting process.

makingthemovie 5:33pm via HootSuite
Emanuelle Riva looking good despite the stroke.

makingthemovie 5:33pm via HootSuite
Mean jokes… taking a page from Ricky Gervais.

makingthemovie 5:32pm via HootSuite
First joke immediately addresses the Ben Affleck snub.

makingthemovie 5:31pm via HootSuite
Here is where Seth Macfarlane proves his song-and-dance bona fides to people who don’t know him aka all of America.

makingthemovie 5:29pm via HootSuite
Bond movies, where he spends 99% of his time in other countries, being used to advertise Britain? Okay…

makingthemovie 5:23pm via HootSuite
Architectural Digest is sponsoring a green room? Okay…

makingthemovie 5:22pm via HootSuite
Is it a good tradition to interview the producers RIGHT before the show?

TheInSneider 5:08pm via Twitter for iPhone
Some bloggers don’t speak geek. I don’t do red carpet. Lots to snark abt but I’ll stick to the show over on theinsneider.blogspot.com Join me!
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bellawonder 5:11pm via Twitter for iPhone
Nicole Kidman is wearing the black oil from the X-Files

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makingthemovie 4:42pm via HootSuite
Ladies here like Naomi Watts’ dress. Also giving big ups to Helen Hunt for wearing H&M.

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