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Oscar liveblog #4
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The first Academy Awards were across the street, Anne Hathaway will have you know! Music noodles softly in the dim-lit background. Please welcome! Josh Brolin and Javier Bardem (cut to Penelope Cruz beaming in the audience. She's already had the baby, right?) in matching white jackets and bow ties! I really want ice cream now.

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
“127 Hours” Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy
“The Social Network” Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin
“Toy Story 3” Screenplay by Michael Arndt; Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich
“True Grit” Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
“Winter's Bone” Adapted for the screen by Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini

Winner: Aaron Sorkin, as expected. "It's hard to describe how it feels to hold the same award that Paddy Chayefsky won for another movie with the word Network in the title." Then he thanks his "long-suffering press rep." Because, you know... the drugs. Heh. "David Fincher made this movie, and he did it with an ungodly artfulness." OH STOP PLAYING HIM OFF. Piano seems to be the orchestra's weapon of choice this year--ah, here come the strings. Sorkin defiantly starts listing off EVERY SINGLE ACTOR WHO WAS IN THE MOVIE as the music keeps going more and more impatiently. "I am going to have to insist on some respect from your guinea pig," he says, and I have no idea what he's talking about because the strings are drowning him out.

Writing (Original Screenplay)
“Another Year” Written by Mike Leigh
“The Fighter” Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson;
Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson
“Inception” Written by Christopher Nolan
“The Kids Are All Right” Written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg
“The King's Speech” Screenplay by David Seidler

Well, here's a telling category. I love the way Bardem says "Cholodenko." Winner: The King's Speech. Okay, it's all over. Best Picture, right there. "The writer's speech," says the elderly Seidler. "Terrifying. My father always said I would be... a late bloomer." Huge laugh and applause. "I believe I am the oldest person to win this award. I hope this record is broken quickly and often." Aw. "There's so many people and they're saying wrap up now. I would like to thank the Queen, for not locking me in the Tower, for using The Melissa Leo F Word. This is for all the stutterers throughout the world. We have a voice. We have been heard." I want him to be my British writer grandpa now.

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Im so happy the King's Speech won. If it didn't, I was prepared to use this gif. Oh well, Ill use it anyways.

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Edited at 2011-02-28 02:24 am (UTC)

A lot of Australia is being thrown around tonight :D

Muting Anne now. Yowch.

(Not that I don't like her singing voice -- the bit is just stupid.)

I am with you, nice singing, but this is painful to watch and boring.

I *really* want Hugh Jackman to get up and sing.

me too, why do all that and not have him sing?

Seidler's speech is the best so far. TBF, if it weren't, everything would be a bit tragic.

it really is, funny and sweet.

I love Reese Witherspoon's dress!

Very nice. And the giant ponytail is a good look for her.

I have to say, between The Social Network and The King's Speech, I am, for once in my life, rooting for the royals (I just, somehow, couldn't fall in love with TSN, perfectly good film though it is), but I wouldn't say it's a definite--The Social Network won the other Screenwriting award... [/pessimist]

TSN is undoubtedly stylish and sophisticated, but TKS is a much easier film to love. And like you, I think that counts for something.

"Well they're idiots"

"They've been knighted"

"Makes it official then"

ahhh one of the greatest lines from the movie.

Yes, I'm so glad they showed that one!

Christian's Jesus beard is still so distracting.

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The guinea pig thing: he was talking to his son.

His daughter, actually. Her name is Roxie.

And Sorkin's all, "I wrote speeches for Martin Sheen. You WILL NOT STOP ME, FUCK YOU."

Awww, but it leaves out the "tits" at the end! He said it in such a cute little voice, it made the whole rant adorable.

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