Amy Adams, "Doubt"
Penelope Cruz, "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"
Viola Davis, "Doubt"
Marisa Tomei, "The Wrestler"
Kate Winslet, "The Reader"
Kate Winslet wins, a HUGE roar goes up, and she makes her way to the stage half in tears. "Okay," she says. "You have to forgive me, because I'm not used to winning things." AWWWWW. She thanks all the other nominees (Amy Adams has a lovely green dress. Viola Davis's hair looked great, but she went by really fast). "Sorry, this is going on a bit," she says, "but I'm trying to make the most of it." And she thanks the hair/makeup people for making "Old Hannah" look "so--old." Wow, she is really going on with this huge list--she also thanks producers Sydney Pollack and Anthony Minghella, who died before they could see the finished film, and her husband Sam Mendes (apologizing for going "a bit mental near the end"), and says hi to her daughter ("I won!").
Here's "singer and social activist Sting!" I kind of laughed at that. Best song! Wow, we are really movin' at a clip here.
"Down to Earth" (performed by Peter Gabriel, written by Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman), "Wall-E"
"Gran Torino" (performed by Clint Eastwood, Jamie Cullum, Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens, lyrics by: Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens), "Gran Torino"
"I Thought I Lost You" (performed by Miley Cyrus and John Travolta, written by Miley Cyrus and Jeffrey Steele), "Bolt"
"Once in a Lifetime" (performed by Beyoncé, written by Beyoncé Knowles, Amanda Ghost, Scott McFarnon, Ian Dench, James Dring, Jody Street), "Cadillac Records"
"The Wrestler" (performed by Bruce Springsteen, written by Bruce Springsteen), "The Wrestler"
I like Beyoncé's diamond necklace, I gotta say. Bruce Springsteen wins. He looks good; I don't know that he's aged in twenty years. "This is the only time I'm ever gonna be in competition with Clint Eastwood," he says. "Gotta say, it feels pretty good." Heeeeee. Apparently Mickey Rourke called him up and asked him to do the song? Rourke in the audience looks less terrifying than usual (that poor man, I feel so bad for his face. What was it, boxing and plastic surgery, they said?).
The announcer declares that ONE OF THESE WOMEN WILL WIN AN AWARD FROM JOHNNY DEPP, so hold on for that. I mean, eventually.
Are we seriously only ten minutes in?