Cleolinda Jones (cleolinda) wrote,
Cleolinda Jones

Oscar liveblog, part 4

Baldwin: "The Academy Awards! The biggest night in Hollywood since last night!" Here's Robert Downey Jr. and Tina Fey! He is wearing sunglasses on stage, because that's just how he rolls. You're just going to have look this up on YouTube, but: basically, it's what does an actor want in a script ("Specificity!  Catharsis! Warm weather locations! Long, dense columns of text!") vs. a writer ("FEAR OF AD-LIBBING"). They show us a page or so from each nominee laid over the movie clip, which I always enjoy--I like it when they show people exactly much is already there on the page.

Original screenplay

    *      "The Hurt Locker" (Summit Entertainment) Written by Mark Boal
    *       "Inglourious Basterds" (The Weinstein Company) Written by Quentin Tarantino
    *      "The Messenger" (Oscilloscope Laboratories) Written by Alessandro Camon & Oren Moverman
    *      "A Serious Man" (Focus Features) Written by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
    *      "Up" (Walt Disney) Screenplay by Bob Peterson, Pete Docter Story by Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, Tom McCarthy

The Hurt Locker! AW HALE Y'ALL SHIT JUST GOT REAL. That is very, very telling. I'm going to guess you can pretty much write Inglourious Basterds off for the big one (Tarantino looks stoic but gracious in the audience).

It's Molly Ringwald (in purple) and Matthew Broderick to do a special remembrance of John Hughes. I don't know how I feel about this--just John Hughes? No one else? (Broderick notes that, thanks to Hughes, every day someone comes up, taps him on the shoulder, and wisecracks, "Hey... Ferris. It yer day off?") A series of clips in which actors we know very well are babies. WHOA ALEC BALDWIN WAS YOUNG ONCE. I mean, I knew that, but wow, I had so forgotten how hot he was. Ladies and gentlemen! A ton of people who were in John Hughes movies! Wow, Macaulay Culkin. Everyone got old (one hopes their hearts did not die). Except for Macaulay Culkin, who just got taller and a bit more deeply-voiced. It's... wow. Many tears in the audience.

PLEASE WELCOME THIS BAMF PRESENTER ON THE MOTHERFUCKING DAIS, SAMUEL L. JACKSON! With a clip from... Up. Because he did a voice for The Incredibles, get it? Man, the voice acting in that movie was so awesome. Have I ever told you that Scout is basically Dug? Because he is. With the brown fur and the extreme submissiveness. I totally imagine Dug as being what he would sound like. BECAUSE HE LOVES YOU.

Commercials! POST.

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