March 7th, 2010
06:30 PM ET

Join our Academy Awards Live Blog with Jack Gray

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Jack Gray
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. Michelle D. Fonthill .Ont

    Hello Jack and bloggers

    I 'm perdicting a wardrobe malfunction for Mariah Carey, she's bursting a tthe seams .

    Sandra Bullock looks great

    March 7, 2010 at 7:17 pm |
  2. Gayle McCauley Malden,Mass.

    Greetings everyone! Thanks for hosting Jack : )

    March 7, 2010 at 7:17 pm |
  3. Dilan

    I wish Hugh Jackman was hosting The Oscars again.. He did such a PERFECT job last time! 🙂

    March 7, 2010 at 7:17 pm |
  4. Wendy Fournier

    SJP is killing me! What's up with that dress? And that hair?

    March 7, 2010 at 7:17 pm |
  5. kai

    runs in to jakcs oscar party >>>>

    March 7, 2010 at 7:16 pm |
  6. Jack Gray

    I have high hopes for Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin. both brilliantly funny.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:16 pm |
  7. mary

    wait joan rivers is tweeting. i have to google that. thanks for the tip.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:16 pm |
  8. Gilbert

    just killed the live feed of the red walk of death. the stupid yelling of the photo mob makes my skin crawl

    March 7, 2010 at 7:16 pm |
  9. mary

    mariah carey is taking forever on the carpet, like usual.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:15 pm |
  10. albie

    It's pouring down in So Cal...all that damp couture!

    March 7, 2010 at 7:14 pm |
  11. Patti

    I said the same about Miley slouching... She's not exuding confidence...

    March 7, 2010 at 7:14 pm |
  12. mary

    no that other guy was there...the one in the wrestling movie, mickey rourke...well no one cared to interview him.

    seacrest looks like haha zac efron.

    jesse james walking into sandra bullock's shot.

    zoe saldana dress is not that bad.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:14 pm |
  13. JobiLinn

    I have to agree about Zoe's dress. I was expecting more from her. Miley looks like she can't breathe! ;p

    March 7, 2010 at 7:14 pm |
  14. Tammi

    Hi Jack, everyone...I don't really watch the Oscar's but I really would like to see Monique win...but I love your commentary Jack and I miss your blogs.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:14 pm |
  15. Jack Gray

    Just for the record, I taught A.J. Hammer everything he knows about being cool.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:13 pm |
  16. sara.or

    Many thoughts 2nite here

    March 7, 2010 at 7:13 pm |
  17. Jodio

    Miley's dress is victoria secret crossed with country bumpkin

    March 7, 2010 at 7:13 pm |
  18. Tamisha

    I hope Gabby brings it home for her role in 'Precious'! She would prove that plus sized women ARE talented & DO matter!

    March 7, 2010 at 7:12 pm |
  19. Stacy from St. Louis

    @Stacy from NJ: I just added my city to my name to distinguish us a little more. So rare someone else spells it the same way!

    @Kerstin: Wait, the Oscars has a DJ?

    March 7, 2010 at 7:12 pm |
  20. albie

    Do outbursts by viewers count? Because my father just sat on my box of wine.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:12 pm |
  21. Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    Hello Jack and fellow Oscar bloggers!

    So far, I'm not impressed by anyone's dresses. I missed seeing Mariah Carey's....Joan RIvers is tweeting and didn't have anything too good to say about her dress.... hehe

    March 7, 2010 at 7:11 pm |
  22. Stacy from NJ

    Will Prom King Jeff Bridges and Prom Queen Sandra Bullock win for best Actor and Actress? Or will Jeremy Renner pants the competition for a dark horse win in Best Actor? And Meryl's channeling of Julia take home the main course for Best Actress?

    March 7, 2010 at 7:11 pm |
  23. Dilan

    GO Cove!!! 🙂

    March 7, 2010 at 7:11 pm |
  24. Renee

    These young stars need to stand up! The slouching in these expensive gowns is killing me!!

    March 7, 2010 at 7:11 pm |
  25. Jack Gray

    have there been any outbursts yet on the red carpet? didn't Gary Busey do something bizarre last year? I mean, more bizarre than usual?

    March 7, 2010 at 7:10 pm |
  26. Iya

    I'm not getting Sandra Bullock's make-up...it doesnt really go well with her dress.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:10 pm |
  27. Nathan

    Sandra Bullock looks so gorgeous!

    March 7, 2010 at 7:10 pm |
  28. JobiLinn

    Hey there. watching the red carpet. Jack ~ Nicole is there becuz the hubby is dj'ing tonite in between sets. At least that's what they told Ryan.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:10 pm |
  29. mary

    guys, she's a ritchie. the better question is why is joel madden there... i mean what has he ever done? but i guess it's the same for her. lenny kravitz brought his daughter zoe and who's she again? apparently the oscars is going for the under 25 set this year. something about more funnies and more ratings. it will be interesting to observe.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:10 pm |
  30. Rob

    Love this live blog idea, but having to refresh my browser to see the new comments is going to be a pain. Oh well. Thanks for hosting this, Jack. Is there no way for you to feed your updates to your Twitter account?

    March 7, 2010 at 7:10 pm |
  31. muviboi

    Zoe Saldono for worst dress - what is she thinking!

    March 7, 2010 at 7:08 pm |
  32. Kerstin

    Nicole Richie is accompanying her boyfriend Joel Madden who is Dj-ing the Oscars

    March 7, 2010 at 7:08 pm |
  33. Beverly Cornell

    I wish Johnny Weir was attending. Would love to see his red carpet look.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:08 pm |
  34. albie

    Okay, folks, I've got my box of wine and extra large bag of cheezits. Let's get this party started!

    March 7, 2010 at 7:08 pm |
  35. Stacy

    Hi Jack, everyone. I think the better question is why is Nichole Ritchie anywhere?

    March 7, 2010 at 7:07 pm |
  36. Wendy Fournier

    Can't wait, Jack. Your Grammy commentary was hilarious.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:07 pm |
  37. Stacy from NJ

    Got my popcorn, got my candy, got my viewing pal (my cat Tarabelle). All ready!

    March 7, 2010 at 7:07 pm |
  38. mary

    hahah i heard that she definately looks pregnant. she's thinner than james cameron's wife, and that joel madden looks hot.

    and that sandra bullock's dress is not all that. there are a bunch of no no's at the oscars, but who am i to talk. tv watching now. thanks jack. las tyear was great :).

    March 7, 2010 at 7:07 pm |
  39. Nora Magistro

    Everyone look's so beautiful!

    March 7, 2010 at 7:07 pm |
  40. AJ

    Better question: WHY IS MILEY THERE?

    March 7, 2010 at 7:06 pm |
  41. Jennifer Roth

    She is my vote for worst dressed, wow, she looked horrible!

    March 7, 2010 at 7:06 pm |
  42. Catherine Laferrière

    I wonder who's gonna be worst dressed this year. I used to believe i've seen it all but nope, there is always that one actress that gets it all wrong.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:06 pm |
  43. Traycita

    yay this will be fun...go Precious!!!

    March 7, 2010 at 7:06 pm |
  44. Beth

    Evening all... Thanks for hosting this again jack!

    March 7, 2010 at 7:05 pm |
  45. Rufino

    I have Director: Kathry...n Bigelow The Hurt Locker and Best Picture: The Hurt Locker

    March 7, 2010 at 7:05 pm |
  46. albie

    The real question is WHERE. ELSE. WOULD. SHE. BE.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:05 pm |
  47. mary

    i am so excited. i am putting off compiling portfolio work for a very crucial interview for oscars red carpet. my friend is working and live blogging red carpet also for a tv network and she has the best tweets. i'm going to go and commandeer a tv right now. good luck jack.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:05 pm |
  48. Jodio

    Looking forward to dishing about the Oscars! Thanks for hosting!

    March 7, 2010 at 7:05 pm |
  49. Chris Canales

    Jack, who is your call for Director? Can Cameron beat his ex?

    March 7, 2010 at 7:05 pm |
  50. Jack Gray

    Good evening everyone. Welcome to our live Oscars blog. We've got an hour of pre-show fun before the awards ceremony starts. Hopefully by then I'll have recovered from seeing Nicole Richie on the red carpet. WHY. IS. SHE. THERE?

    March 7, 2010 at 7:04 pm |
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