Oscars: Live Blog
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12:08 – The show is over and 8 minutes heavy. Good night everyone! Hope you enjoyed our first ever live blog and please check out our full list of 2016 predictions. We can’t wait to do this again next year.
12:07 – 2016 we are predicting The Revenant, The Hateful Eight, Steve Jobs, Joy, Icon, Hail Caesar!, Me & Earl & the Dying Girl, In the Heart of the Sea, St. James Place, and Suffragette.
12:05 – The Academy gives the honors to Birdman, what a great year for movies and a great year for Oscars. So unpredictable.
12:03 – Yeah that was a smidge anti-climactic. Better in theory I suppose. Sean Penn to announce Best Picture
12:02 – It’s not nominee predictions, its basically a recap of what happened in the show. Pretty clever.
12:01 – NPH opens his box predictions (drumroll)
12:00 – 2016 Lead Actress predictions: Saorise Ronan in Brooklyn, Carey Mulligan in Suffragette, Jennifer Lawrence in Joy, Julianne Moore (again) in Freeheld, and Cate Blanchett in Carol.
11:59 – 2016 Lead Actor predictions: Ben Foster for Icon, Leonardo DiCaprio for The Reveannt, Bryan Cranston for Trumbo, Michael Fassbender for Steve Jobs, and Jake Gyllenhaal for Southpaw
11:58 – Julianne Moore’s 5th nomination and 1st win. Solid Performance.
11:57 – Julianne Moore wins for Still Alice. Making us 19-5 for the night. Not too shabby.
11: 53 – All acting winners are first time noms/wins so far. Moore likely to break that as McConaughey takes the stage.
11:52 – Many thought he was too young to win, but Keaton also has years to grab this award.
11:52 – This is Redmayne’s first win and nomination. Dedicates it first and foremost to victims of ALS
11:51 – Eddie Redmayne wins actor for The Theory of Everything
11:48 – Cate Blanchett will now present Best Actor, this is a downright Keaton vs. Redmayne battle. We are predicting Redmayne.
11:45 – Inarritu has only had one other nomination in 2007 for “Babel.”
11:44 – Alejandro G. Inarritu is also our front-runner for 2016 directing The Revenant. We are also predicting Tarantino for The Hateful Eight, Stephen Frears for Icon, The Coen Brothers for Hail Caesar!, and Danny Boyle for Steve Jobs.
11:43 – Alejandro G. Inarritu wins for Birdman we are 17-5
11:42 – Ben Affleck presenting Director, big moment.
11:41 – 2016 Screenplay predictions include: Steve Jobs, Me & Earl & the Dying Girl, The Revenant, In the Heart of the Sea, St. James Place for adapted and Hail Caesar, The Hateful Eight, Joy, Icon, Irrational Man for Original
11:40 – Lead Actor/Actress, Director and Picture are all that remain. We predict Redmayne/Moore, Inarritu, and Boyhood
11:36 – Graham Moore giving a strong heartfelt speech.
11:35 – Following WGA, The Imitation Game takes home Adapted Screenplay. We are 16-5 now. Awesome for Graham Moore. The Theory of Everything may go home empty-handed unless Redmayne can edge Keaton.
11:34 – Oprah Winfrey on stage for Adapted Screenplay, predicting The Theory of Everything, but unlikely.
11:33 – Birdman looking good for Picture. We picked Boyhood, so yeah, we’re sweating.
11:32 – Wes Anderson will have to keep making great films, it is highly unlikely he will win an Oscar tonight.
11:31 – Birdman wins Original Screenplay, knocking us to 16-4
11:30 – Murphy, in an unfunny way, presents Original Screenplay
11:29 – A rare appearance by Eddie Murphy!
11:28 – Alexandre Desplat’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” entire OST is available here.
11:26 – For Score in 2016 we are predicting both Suffragette and The Light Between Oceans for Desplat, also John Williams for Steven Spielberg’s St. James Place, Michael Giacchino for Inside Out, and Alan Silverstri for The Walk.
11:24 – Alexandre Desplat will have a chance to get nominated again next year for “The Light Between Oceans” or “Suffragette” or, you know, both
11:23 – The Grand Budapest Hotel wins Score, 4th win for Budapest. Makes us 16-3 unfortunately.
11:22 – Andrews presents Score. Predicting Theory.
11:20 – Julie Andrews comes to the stage!
11:17 – Twitter also doesn’t seem to be a fan of Lady Gaga, not that they ever really gave her a chance.
11:14 – Twitter seems mostly positive about the ceremony, a couple low points include: Harris’ “Treason” joke. Highlight so far has definitely been “Glory”
11:12 – Scarlett Johansson talkes about “Selma.” Presenting the homage performance by Lady Gaga for “The Sound of Music.”
11:10 – In case you were wondering, we don’t have 2016 predictions for Song or Documentary, way too early (literally), “The Look of Silence” may be a strong documentary next year though from Joshua Oppenheimer.
11:07 – Common giving a very strong and well-spoken speech, Legend as well.
11:05 – “Glory” wins Best Original Song, rightfully so. 16-2 on predictions.
11:04 – Adele Dazeem! Presenting with John Travolta Best Original Song. Predicting Glory, has to be Glory.
11:02 – David Oyelowo in tears! Wow!
11:01 – This performance is literally goosebump-enducing.
11:00 – Glory is a solid original song. Common and Legend are killing it.
10:57 – Octavia Spencer takes a break from watching Harris’ predictions to talk about the postponing of the Oscar ceremony once MLK was shot years ago. Presents “Glory.”
10:54 – Feeling insecure about Original Song/Score predictions. We picked Theory for score and Selma for song. Also Theory for screenplay, but now Whiplash is looking like it’ll be much stronger.
10:50 – Citizenfour wins Documentary. Predictions are now 15-2
10:49 – Jennifer Aniston and David Oyelowo come to the stage to present Documentary. Thinking Citizenfour, could be anything.
10:48 – These clips are reminding us how great 2014’s movies were.
10:46 – Terence Howard presents Whiplash, The Imitation Game, and Selma Seems passionate about all 3, accidentally hits the mic.
10:45 – For 2016 we think the Editing nominations may look like this: Steve Jobs, Icon, Hail Caesar!, The Hateful Eight, and The Revenant.
10:44 – That makes us 14-2, but we’re so happy to see Whiplash take home editing. Boyhood doesn’t look great for Picture now though.
10:42 – Naomi Watts and Benedict Cumberbatch now arrive at the stage to present Film Editing (which should just be called editing by now)
10:40 – “Glory” is the last original song to be performed. We are expecting it to also take home the award.
10:38 – This is our first live blog, we are seeing lots of traffic so bear with us if things seem slow! And be sure to comment on how we’re doing, we’d like to do this again for the Emmys.
10:36 – Now the song that follows the segment, putting a hold on the awards to be sad.
10:34 – Very sad segment, as always. Really going to miss Robin Williams, a man who significantly impacted my life.
10:30 – Meryl Streep presents the In Memory segment. Brace yourself for tears…
10:29 – Sorry we’ve missed a few 2016 predictions on here. See our full lists here.
10:28 – For cinematography we also predict The Hateful Eight, In the Heart of the Sea, and The Walk.
10:27 – Roger Deakins will have another chance next year with Joel and Ethan Coen’s “Hail, Caesar!” but he’ll have to beat Lubezki who may earn a third consecutive nomination for Inarritu’s “The Revenant”
10:26 – Unbroken was cinematographer Roger Deakin’s 12th nomination without a win. He has never won.
10:25 – We are 14-1. Emmanuel Lubezki wins cinematogrpahy for Birdman, won last year for Gravity.
10:24 – Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba present cinematography. Has to be Birdman.
10:23 – Production Designer Adam Stockhausen first worked with Anderson as a supervising art director on “The Darjeeling Limited,” later designed “Moonrise Kingdom”
10:22 – The Grand Budapest Hotel wins Production Design. We’re 13-1. This is The Grand Budapest Hotel’s third win tonight.
10:20 – Chris Pratt and Felicity Jones present Production Design. Predicting Budapest.
10:19 – Oscars are a celebration of film. That’s why we cover them here at The Media 10. Because we love movies.
10:17 – Neil Patrick Harris presents the Academy president.
10:11 – Big Hero 6 wins animated feature. Breaking our perfect streak! 12-1
10:09 – Dwayne Johnson and Zoe Saldana presenting Animated Feature. A moment of silence for The Lego Movie.
10:07 – “Feast” wins animated short. See our link to the film below! Our predictions are at 12-0 which means we have successfully predicted half of the 2015 Oscars.
10:06 – Kevin Hart and Anna Kendrick to present animated short.
10:04 – “Interstellar” wins Visual Effects. 10-0 on predictions!
10:02 – Ansel Elgort and Chloe Groce Moretz to present Visual Effects.
10:00 – Josh Hutcherson takes the stage to present the nominated song “Grateful” from “Beyond the Lights” being performed by Rita Ora
9:59 – Yahoo Movies made a little Twitter error. Hilarious though!
9:56 – Strong speech from Arquette. Hoping we hear “Boyhood” more often. Speaks about wage equality and equal rights for women in the United States.
9:54 – Patricia Arquette wins Supporting Actress making our predictions 9-0. This is her first win and first nomination.
9:50 – Jared Leto presenting the Oscar for supporting actress. Patricia Arquette very likely here.
9:49 – American Sniper wins for Sound Editing. We cannot believe we predicted the Sound categories correctly. Those were rough. This makes us 8-0
9:47 – Whiplash director Damien Chazelle is only 30 years old.
9:47 – “Whiplash” wins for Sound Mixing! 7-0 on predictions.
9:46 – Sienna Miller and Chris Evans take the stage to present Sound Mixing and Editing.
9:45 – Miles Teller and Margot Robbie present the Scientific and Technical Awards held previously in Beverly Hills. A package plays with the announcement with voice-over recorded by Teller and Robbie.
9:43 – Neil Patrick Harris is now on stage in his underwear.
9:42 – “Birdman” gag backstage with a shirtless Neil Patrick Harris. Awesome.
9:41 – “Feast” is our prediction, and seems to be the general favorite, for Animated Short. Here is a link to the short film that originally played before “Big Hero 6”
9:35 – Gwyneth Paltrow takes the stage presenting the song “I’m Not Going to Miss You,” from “Glenn Campbell: I’m Still Here.” Our alternate pick for Best Original Song.
9:33 – In the audience talking about actors from the UK. People applaud David Oyelowo’s MLK. Harris follows “Sure, now you like him!”
9:31 – Viola Davis takes the stage to talk about the Governor’s Awards and the Lifetime Achievement recipients.
9:29 – Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 wins Documentary Short! 6-0.
9:26 – The Phone Call wins Live Action Short! 5-0 on predictions. We picked The Phone Call, Crisis Hotline, and Feast for short in an earlier post on Friday.
9:25 – Kerry Washington and Jason Bateman presenting short film awards.
9:24 – Neil Patrick Harris back holding a Lego Oscar haha!
9:22 – “The Lego Movie” co-director Chris Miller tweets that that was Val Kilmer’s Batman suit from “Batman Forever” on stage.
9:19 – Massive performance of “Everything is Awesome.” Loved it.
9:17 – Marion Cotillard presents “Everything is Awesome” from “The Lego Movie” with The Lonely Island!
9:16 – Neil Patrick Harris in the audience now.
9:13 – Shirley MacLaine makes the stage, presenting “Boyhood,” “The Theory of Everything.” and “Birdman”
9:10 – “Ida” wins Foreign Language Film! This makes us 4-0 for predictions. So far so good.
9:09 – Chiwetel Ejiofor and Nicole Kidman are welcomed to the stage by Harris to present Foreign Language Film.
9:07 – So far Twitter seems abnormally okay with the way the ceremony is going. Seriously lacking in snide jokes too.
9:05 – Short Films will come up next. Those are ridiculously hard to predict. We could be hurting after this.
9:05 – Neil Patrick Harris is staying present, telling strong periodic jokes. He’s doing pretty good.
9:03 – Channing Tatum presents the young short filmmakers. This is a big moment for them.
9:02 – We’re predicting these for Makeup and Hairstyling for 2016: Star Wars, The Hateful Eight, and Trumbo
9:01 – The Grand Budapest Hotel wins, bringing us to a 3-0 (don’t worry this won’t stay like this).
9:00 – Reese Witherspoon is presenting Makeup and Hairstyling.
8:59 – We’re predicting these for Costume Design in 2016: Star Wars, Cinderella, Tulip Fever, The Revenant, and MacBeth
8:58 – The Grand Budapest Hotel takes Costume Design! We are 2-0.
8:56 – Jennifer Lopez and Chris Pine come to the stage to presents Costume Design.
8:50 – Dakota Johnson presents Original Song nominee “Lost Stars” from the movie “Begin Again.” Adam Levine performing.
8:46 – Liam Neeson takes the stage, presents “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” and “American Sniper.”
8:44 – We’re predicting these for 2016 Oscar: Tom Hardy – The Revenant, Ralph Fiennes – Hail, Caesar!, Samuel L. Jackson – The Hateful Eight, Seth Rogen – Steve Jobs, Ken Watanabe – The Sea of Trees https://themedia10.com/oscars/
8:43 – This is J.K. Simmons’ first win and first nomination.
8:42 – J.K. Simmons takes it! Our predictions are 1-0. Good start.
8:39 – Lupita Nyong’o is presenting Best Supporting Actor now…
8:36 – Very strong opening song concludes! If you aren’t watching you should definitely Youtube it later.
8:34 – Jack Black joins the song from the audience, pretty funny.
8:33 – Anna Kendrick joins Neil Patrick Harris on stage for a pretty funny, but still respectful, opening song.
8:31 – Had to be a Song with Harris, took about a minute before the singing started.
8:30 – Neil Patrick Harris takes the stage!