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March 7th, 2010
06:30 PM ET

Join our Academy Awards Live Blog with Jack Gray

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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. Frank West

    Man...you are lucky you got to GO to the kodak theater. That would be so awesome.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:34 pm |
  2. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Gol darn, it was hard to hear him receive that award for Logorama–I have a lobby filled with guests watching the show. It sounded very cool (and the movie looks really cool).

    March 7, 2010 at 9:34 pm |
  3. Isabel Siaba

    Logorama is very cool!!!!!!! 🙂

    March 7, 2010 at 9:33 pm |
  4. Jack Gray

    never ceases to amaze me how nice the Kodak Theater looks on TV. I was on that stage once...it was grand, for sure, but not nearly as beautiful as it looks tonight. then again, I'm no Sandra Bullock. Despite the fact that we're wearing the same outfit.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:33 pm |
  5. Les

    Why is this the first I've heard of Logorama? I'm going to open a short-film theatre.

    Also, the director says "sorry about the accent" as if he doesn't know that Americans love him MORE for it.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:32 pm |
  6. Don, WA

    Ferris Bueller, simply haunts my movie watching history...one of the great films of all time.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:32 pm |
  7. Isabel Siaba

    Zoe Saldana: what dress is that?

    Half to up is beautiful, but the skirt .... awful!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:31 pm |
  8. Emily, NYC

    I love Carey Mulligan's gown. She was great in "An Education" but I think Sandra Bullock will win the Best Actress Oscar.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:30 pm |
  9. Carol

    Hey Jack!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:30 pm |
  10. Tony

    I've got Simple Minds stuck in my head now. Thanks Academy.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:30 pm |
  11. Amy

    I agree Jack@CNN...Taylor L. And Kristen S. weren't even born when Hughs' movies were out! They had no clue what was going on.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:29 pm |
  12. Barbie

    What happened to Judd Nelson?!?

    March 7, 2010 at 9:29 pm |
  13. Nicole

    That purple feathery dress is weird

    March 7, 2010 at 9:29 pm |
  14. Jessica

    Can anyone explain what happened to Judd Nelson?

    March 7, 2010 at 9:29 pm |
  15. chattycr

    Boring production!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:29 pm |
  16. jamie, philly

    Zoe Saldano has the worse dress...hands down...It's like Bjork's swan dress from a few years back threw that up

    March 7, 2010 at 9:29 pm |
  17. JobiLinn

    Okay, showing my age, but I would fall on my buns walking in those shoes. The heels are just as tall as I am!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:29 pm |
  18. Tamisha

    Zoe you had me at Hello but lost me at the shoes!!!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:28 pm |
  19. JobiLinn

    Somebody please pass the chocolate over here to MI. I ate all the popcorn. 🙂 Did Sammy drink all the wine again?! Good thing she's cute. I would be bummed if UP won best movie.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:27 pm |
  20. Frank West

    yeah..I agree with Aley.. A lot of film gods have died.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:27 pm |
  21. Danielle - Los Angeles

    @Jack Gray I'm sure the only person they recognized on the stage was Macauly Culkin

    March 7, 2010 at 9:27 pm |
  22. Ashley

    I love Molly's red hair!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:27 pm |
  23. Jodio

    Great John Hughes Tribute. Well deserved. Loved seeing the old clips. His movies are timeless, my kids who are 14 now enjoy watching them.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:26 pm |
  24. Isabel Siaba

    John Hughes... very exciting! pretty Tribute!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:26 pm |
  25. Emily, NYC

    Where was Andrew McCarthy???

    March 7, 2010 at 9:26 pm |
  26. Aley

    The saddest thing about watching tonight is to realize how many wonderful artists have passed onto the next realm.....

    March 7, 2010 at 9:25 pm |
  27. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Why did no one stand up for the John Hughes tribute????!!!!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:25 pm |
  28. Stacy from NJ

    Awesome tribute to John Hughes!

    I was stuck during that montage that Kristen Stewart reminds me of a young Ally Sheedy. And then they cut to Kristen at the end of that. Weird.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:25 pm |
  29. Cari

    Wow..thanks for making me miss John Hughes even more Academy. Nothing like crying through the Oscars!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:25 pm |
  30. Mairead

    Hughes was great – but this send up just seems like a way to remind us all that the brat pack actors are still alive . . . and for hire.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:25 pm |
  31. Pam in Mill Valley

    Samuel Jackson is one very very cool dude!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:24 pm |
  32. Jack Gray

    why would they cut to a reaction shot of Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner after the John Hughes tribute? they had no idea what was going on.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:24 pm |
  33. Jess in Houston

    Really nice tribute to John Hughes.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:23 pm |
  34. Lisa Dee, San Diego, CA

    GREAT tribute to John Hughes! Loving it.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:23 pm |
  35. Cessy-Chicago

    liked this segment... tribute to John Hughes....

    March 7, 2010 at 9:23 pm |
  36. Jessica

    This John Highes tribute is well deserved and overdue.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:22 pm |
  37. Isabel Siaba

    So 80 this clip!! I missed it !!!!!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:22 pm |
  38. Tamisha

    The Breakfast Club is one of my FAVORITE movies EVER! The Brat Pack STILL rules to me!

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

    love my old school movies..... the breakfast club was/is the best! I may need to purchase that one!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:22 pm |
  40. Stacy from St. Louis

    Great tribute. Aw, I'm getting all nostalgic.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:22 pm |
  41. David A

    Can all of the critics get off their high horse and just admit Avatar was a phenomenal movie. With the effects and visuals, it was mindblowing.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:21 pm |
  42. jamie, philly

    I have seen every single one of these John Hughes Movies...either i am sad, or i know true art when i see it

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

    John Hughes tribute: best use of air time so far.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:21 pm |
  44. Isabel Siaba

    Ferris Bueller's day off is the movie for those moments of sadness or depression.
    It makes one feel happy and feel good!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:20 pm |
  45. Aley

    This year there is a wonderful group of films. I must agree however that Hurt Locker is the most special film, and Renner, and Bigelow are wonderful!

    Salute to Hughes brings me back...love the memories

    March 7, 2010 at 9:20 pm |
  46. Frank West

    Planes, trains and automobiles...great movie

    March 7, 2010 at 9:20 pm |
  47. Michelle C.R

    yes he is:-)

    March 7, 2010 at 9:20 pm |
  48. JobiLinn

    Hey these are our gen movies! I miss being a teenager. I actually had fun!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:19 pm |
  49. Jack Gray

    well-deserved tribute for John Hughes. so many great movies. too many to list.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:19 pm |
  50. Les

    Ah, Matthew Broderick, I like you all over again.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:18 pm |
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