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March 7th, 2010
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Join our Academy Awards Live Blog with Jack Gray

Jack Gray
@JackGrayCNN
AC360° Producer/Writer

Starting tonight at 7 p.m. ET join us here for the AC360° Academy Awards Live Blog.  The winners, the losers, the debate over Best Supporting Kardashian…we’ve got your running commentary. And sure, considering all that’s going on in the world, the Oscars aren’t hugely important. But if you’re looking to get away from the bleak news-of-the-day for a few hours, then this blog is the place for you.

We should also point out that we’re not encouraging you to change the channel from CNN, but if you’re going to watch the Oscars anyway, you might as well watch them with us.

What makes me qualified to lead this live blog? Well, I once worked at a video store/tanning parlor. And I own Fletch on VHS.

If you would like to participate in our Live Blog (and we hope you do) please follow our rules.

Here are some of them:

1) Please keep your comments short
2) Don’t write in ALL CAPS (we don’t like screaming)
3) No links
4) Use your real name

Please note that due to volume we may not be able to post all comments.

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  1. Danielle - Los Angeles

    @Bonnie, the Lakers played in Orlando today but I don't recall seeing Jack in the audience. I watched the game and they didn't show him

    March 7, 2010 at 9:44 pm |
  2. Cindy Sidebottom

    Has anyone seen Serious Man? It looks really good.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:44 pm |
  3. MQ

    Tom Ford is beyond gorgeous!! I wish they would remake Oscars into mini him.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:43 pm |
  4. Nattada, Houston TX

    Oh..how funny Ben is tonight.

    Thanks Jack. I enjoy live blog with you and everybody so much. You guys are so funny.

    Got to go for now. I'll try to be back before the show is over. If not, have a good night. ^_^

    March 7, 2010 at 9:42 pm |
  5. Bonnie/St. Louis

    Are the Laker's playing?

    March 7, 2010 at 9:42 pm |
  6. Jack Gray

    Star Trek trivia: by far the worst hate mail I've gotten for making fun of something.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:42 pm |
  7. Rocky

    please dont wear a hat to the oscars – no one cares if you're bald

    March 7, 2010 at 9:42 pm |
  8. Jessica

    I'm just wondering if this will wrap up before my alarm goes off in the morning?

    March 7, 2010 at 9:42 pm |
  9. Jamie, Canada

    Yay! Get it, Star Trek!

    I saw that movie enough times to really appreciate this win. I also consider it a sort of tribute to Zachary Quinto's eyebrows.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:42 pm |
  10. Stacy from NJ

    Yea! Star Trek wins a award!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:41 pm |
  11. Nikki J

    Ben Stiller .. awesome!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:41 pm |
  12. Isabel Siaba

    Star Trek is very good! It's my favorite in this category!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:41 pm |
  13. Nattada, Houston TX

    Oh my god...Ben Stiller...That's hilarious. You looks so strange. LOL

    March 7, 2010 at 9:41 pm |
  14. Ben

    yea, she jumped right in there and took over and he looked so confused...poor guy!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:40 pm |
  15. Krista

    @Jack Gray Lets be honest here, it's not the Oscars without Jack Nicholson's sunglasses......

    March 7, 2010 at 9:40 pm |
  16. Bob - Massillon, OH

    Can we have an award show without Ben Stiller??

    March 7, 2010 at 9:40 pm |
  17. Lance S.

    I LOVE what Ben Stiller did! I don't think, however, that James Cameron was a fan...

    March 7, 2010 at 9:40 pm |
  18. Pam, Mill Valley, CA

    would love to see Ben Stiller be creative instead of copying everyone else's creativity

    March 7, 2010 at 9:39 pm |
  19. JobiLinn

    Ben Stiller is so awesome!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:39 pm |
  20. Danielle - Los Angeles

    Ben Stiller just walking on stage is funnier than Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin hosting the show

    March 7, 2010 at 9:39 pm |
  21. Les

    Ben Stiller should always have a tail.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:39 pm |
  22. Carolyn

    Thank you Ben Stiller for waking up the show!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:39 pm |
  23. Stacy from St. Louis

    Has anyone cried yet? I don't want to say the speeches have been bland, but...

    What can I say, I like drama.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:39 pm |
  24. Cari

    Red hair rude lady = Kanye 2.0.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:39 pm |
  25. Isabel Siaba

    Hahahaha .......... Ben Stiller's Avatar !!!!!! Very funny !!!!!!!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:38 pm |
  26. Gayle McCauley Malden,Mass.

    Ben looks good blue!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:38 pm |
  27. Susan in Poughkeepsie

    Thank you Ben Stiller for finally adding some entertaining!!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:38 pm |
  28. Karen

    That was very strannnnge.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:38 pm |
  29. Jack Gray

    @Barry: I don't know why Jack Nicholson isn't there. Frankly, it's not the Oscars without him.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:38 pm |
  30. Emily, NYC

    Ben Stiller is a riot!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:38 pm |
  31. Nicole

    Great presentation by Stiller. Very funny!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:38 pm |
  32. Patti

    HAHAHA Ben Stiller – Avatar spoof.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:38 pm |
  33. Cessy-Chicago

    Ben Stiller is awesome!!!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:38 pm |
  34. Frank U

    wow they cutting off the mics tonight :) o well 45 secs is not enough time

    March 7, 2010 at 9:38 pm |
  35. Liz

    what was with that woman cutting off her partner in his acceptance speech for Music by Prudence? He was trying to say something so personal and she just jumped in as if he was completely unimportant! How rude!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:38 pm |
  36. Susan in Poughkeepsie

    The purple poodle is the Avatar lady! Did those 2 have the same designer. This is boring and did that woman just wake up?

    March 7, 2010 at 9:37 pm |
  37. Dorothy

    Fantastic tribute to John Hughes – hope Mark Boal's Oscar for best original screenplay for The Hurt Locker is a good omen for more to come – best movie and most importantly best director – fingers crossed...

    March 7, 2010 at 9:37 pm |
  38. Oscar

    Oh, oh. We might have another Kanye West interruption!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:37 pm |
  39. Frank West

    Well, I guess when facial cues dont work you have to resort to something.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:36 pm |
  40. barry

    Does anyone know why Jack Nicholson isnt there tonight??

    March 7, 2010 at 9:36 pm |
  41. Les

    I think that guy just got Kanye'd by the woman in purple.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:36 pm |
  42. Kim

    Wow! 6 years to make that French film. And no reaction from the snooty crowd or smooth transition.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:36 pm |
  43. SandraP, Toronto, ON

    zzzzz part – good time to take the dog for his business

    March 7, 2010 at 9:36 pm |
  44. Stacy from NJ

    Well, there is your Oscar moment Jack. Dude is talking and gets highjacked! Did tha woman win a award too?

    March 7, 2010 at 9:35 pm |
  45. Jack Gray

    haha, they started playing "Thanks for the Memories" to get those people off the stage. Stay classy, Academy.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:35 pm |
  46. Jodio

    Wow, did I miss something? Or was that rude?

    March 7, 2010 at 9:35 pm |
  47. Pam, Mill Valley, CA

    what 's with the woman taking over the acceptance speech!!! get her off the stage

    March 7, 2010 at 9:35 pm |
  48. Cessy-Chicago

    Oh NO! she didnt?!?!!!!! she just stole his time!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:35 pm |
  49. Tamandra Michaels

    I know, Judd Nelson looks really, really old!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:35 pm |
  50. Stacy from St. Louis

    I actually would have been okay with it if logos WERE harmed during the making of that film.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:34 pm |
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