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Oscar liveblog, part 6
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OKAY ABC YOU CAN TOTALLY CUT BACK TO THE SHOW IN A TIMELY FASHION. I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHO THIS IS PRESENTING WITH JAKE GYLLENHAAL.

Whoa, that's Rachel McAdams?


Adapted screenplay

* "District 9" (Sony Pictures Releasing) Written by Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell
* "An Education" (Sony Pictures Classics) Screenplay by Nick Hornby
* "In the Loop" (IFC Films) Screenplay by Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche
* "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire" (Lionsgate) Screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher
* "Up in the Air" (Paramount in association with Cold Spring Pictures and DW Studios) Screenplay by Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner

Winner: Precious. "This is for everyone who works on a dream everyday." Fletcher is very emotional--in fact, I think it's the first really emotional speech we've seen this evening. In the audience, Sidibe looks thrilled. And then we cut to Morgan Freeman, because... yeah.

Please welcome! Queen Latifah! Steve Martin says that working with her was the highlight of her life! She laughs and waves. Here's the Special Bathroom Break Honorary Award, except that THEY HAD IT BEFORE THE TELECAST. THERE IS NO BATHROOM BREAK FOR ANYONE. And they honored Lauren Bacall and Roger Corman! HOW DID WE GET CHEATED OUT OF THIS?! Bacall and Corman are here with us tonight! They are allowed to stand in the audience while people gradually realize they need to standing-ovate now, because no one's getting up on stage. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?!

Please welcome! Robin Williams! A wall of lampshades descend from the ceiling. I don't even know.

(Ohhhhhh. He's here because last year's supporting actor would be presenting, and last year's supporting actor was... Heath Ledger.)

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

    * Penélope Cruz in "Nine" (The Weinstein Company)
    * Vera Farmiga in "Up in the Air" (Paramount in association with Cold Spring Pictures and DW Studios)
    * Maggie Gyllenhaal in "Crazy Heart" (Fox Searchlight)
    * Anna Kendrick in "Up in the Air" (Paramount in association with Cold Spring Pictures and DW Studios)
    * Mo'Nique in "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire" (Lionsgate)

Winner: Mo'Nique. A huge cheer. Stand back, this is gonna involve some fast typing. Standing ovation! "First, I would like to thank the Academy for showing that it can be about the performance and not the politics. I want to thank Miss Hattie McDaniels for enduring this so I would not have to." Okay, I can't type fast enough. She thanks Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey and her Precious family and her husband "for showing me that sometimes you have to forego doing what's popular in order to do what's right. God bless us all!"

Please welcome! Colin Firth on the dais! With a clip from An Education! Because he's... British? I was doing so well, y'all.

Commercials! And a salute to horror films! WHICH WE COULD HAVE  HAD IF YOU'D LET ROGER CORMAN TALK, WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU.


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WHY DID THEY NOT LET LAUREN BACALL SPEECH?!

I love your write ups. I always have. This girl sitting in Jersey wishes she could punctuate things so PERFECTLY with just a well placed "y'all".

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I want to be Lauren Bacall so badly!

Because he's... British?

Perhaps because he plays an English professor in A Single Man, so he's... An Educator? Still kind of a sad stretch.

Colin Firth on the dais! With a clip from An Education! Because he's... British? I was doing so well, y'all.


He and Carey Mulligan (plus that other blonde in the movie) were all in adaptations of Pride and Prejudice. :D

Whoa, I was wondering about Robin Williams.

What are Steve and Alec ON?

It isn't anything good.

I love Alec, I want to kill Steve more and more.

I am raging that Corman didn't get to speak. BOOOOOOO

Oh heeey! Are you watching the Oscars then? :D (We are chatting about them in the th chat)

Wow, that winner for costumes was... sort of a bitch. Correct me if I'm wrong...

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Sandy Powell looks exactly like someone who should win Best Costume Design, in that her outfit is fantastic.

Mo'nique's speech was... surprisingly pretentious. I was a little surprised, actually.

She's given a couple of pretty pretentious ones at other shows.

Oh wow. They put Twilight in the horror movie montage. XDDDDDDDDDD

Yeah, they had to make time for clips of the Short Movie directors (who cares?) and the horror montage....*rolleyes* Not time for Becall....

that horror movie montage was the worst in the history of montages. TWILIGHT AND JAWS ARE NOT HORROR. Neither is Scream. Fail.