Continuing my annual (by now) tradition, I’ll be liveblogging (this year from deadra’s apartment), so you might want to check back and refresh this page when the ceremony starts. [In the meantime, I'm in the cinema, cramming in one last movie before the ceremony (Winter's Bone), so I can be even nerdier.]
Movies I’ve seen are red. [Why-oh-why-oh-why-oh
Ohio didn't they release The Fighter here before the ceremony?]
So, due to technical difficulties we got a little late to the party, but here’s Kevin Spacey. And I want to kick the German interviewer already: “You’re great at doing impressions!” Seriously? He’s an actor. That’s kind of his job.
Okay, he just made a LotR reference. He might be slightly redeemed for that.
The interviewer guy just referred to Mark Ruffalo as the Sperminator. Lost all points for that.
Helen Mirren gets more beautiful every year. Asked about her presenting an award with Russel Brand and what the best thing about him was, “his legs. He got the best legs in the business.”
Mark Ruffalo looks high. And he talks like he’s high, too.
Nicole Kidman wears a nightmare. And she should really stop wearing dresses the color of her skin.
We get to see Javier Bardem’s back. Maybe he’ll even turn around at some point. Yay! He did! Interviewer asks him what he would choose if Spain was playing the World Cup final on Oscar Night: Be at the Oscars, but with something in his ear.
Deadra’s supplying me with the best of Twitter (“Jesus Bale is dead. Long live Hobo Bale!”). We really are weird. Watching the Oscars together, each with a laptop in front of her.
Sandra Bullock wears color! Yay! And the dress is even nice. :) She answers a very stupid question with, “I know I’m not helping you with your question, but I can’t.”
The interviewer thinks that the most important question to ask Helena Bonham Carter is how she put on her dress. More alcohol.
Helena Bonham Carter looks brilliant. Her dress is awesome. And says that Geoffrey Rush and Colin Firth had a complete Bromance on set and she felt left out. :) Helena Bonham Carter just called the Queen Mum sweet, fluffy and a marshmallow.
Robert Downey Jr, unfortunately only from a distance.
Interviewer has to comment on the fact that Matthe McConaughey wears a shirt. *lesigh*
Colin Firth looks great. And is charming even when asked if he’s invited to Prince William’s wedding.
Christian Bale is not as Hobo as twitter wants to make you believe. He has a beard, but that’s all. Anyway, he’s still hot.
German red carpet is over (thank goodness), we’re tuning into American red carpet now.
Jennifer Hudson’s dress is gorgeous. Well, she’s gorgeous in general.
Natalie Portman’s dress color is amazing. “To get to work with Darren [Aronofsky, ed.] is the bee’s knees.” I agree. I want it, too.
James Franco gets interviewed about hosting the Oscars. He looks so… clean. Which might have to do with me just having seen 127 Hours two days ago.
Justin Timberlake casually displays his ass. Which is very much to his advantage.
Sandra Bullock again. “Has motherhood changed your approach to acting at all?” So it’s not only the German interviewer who asks inane questions.
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban get asked who gets to choose the music in the car. *headdesk*
Gwyneth Paltrow shouldn’t wear skin tones, either. Gwyneth Paltrow would like sing a duet with Jay-Z.
Did Christian Bale just call the interviewer “mate”? I love him. And I love it when he talks with his British accent.
Hugh Jackman looks great.
Halle Berry also wears skin tone. Ladies, what’s wrong with you this year? The only one who’s pulled it off so far seems to be Hailee Steinfeld.
Tom Hanks finishes the Red Carpet part of the evening.