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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. Stacy from NJ

    Vera was so great in her role.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:57 pm |
  2. Cindy Sidebottom

    There's one word for Lauren Bacall. Moxy.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:56 pm |
  3. Peter Lowry

    Geez – what is wrong with the people in that theatre? Stand up and cheer people – it's Roger Corman – AND – Lauren Bacall – Legends! Icons! Show some respect.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:56 pm |
  4. Nay

    The Queen looks awesome!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:56 pm |
  5. Emily, NYC

    Robin Williams is crazy funny!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:55 pm |
  6. Jack Gray

    Robin Williams with the zinger! Loves it.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:55 pm |
  7. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    There you go Jack. Lauren Bacall...is that a big enough and real enough star? (I think so)

    March 7, 2010 at 9:55 pm |
  8. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Queen's dress so pink, as my favorite color.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:55 pm |
  9. Amy

    I thought Miley's dress was gorgeous...just not on a 16 yr old child.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:55 pm |
  10. Stacy from NJ

    Lauren Bacall! Damn she still looks good.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:55 pm |
  11. Pam, Mill Valley, CA

    you go girl, Lauren, you are one of a kind!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:55 pm |
  12. Les

    Queen Latifah looks very pretty. I almost forgot she used to rap. Almost.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:55 pm |
  13. Gene

    I still haven't seen Rod Blagoveich, yet.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:54 pm |
  14. Bonnie/St. Louis

    Why do we have to sit through all these boring categories?

    March 7, 2010 at 9:54 pm |
  15. Cessy-Chicago

    The "real" actors were at the Governors ball!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:54 pm |
  16. Ben

    The Barbara Walters special before the awards was more exciting than this is right now!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:54 pm |
  17. Jenny

    Since we are still discussing Miley–I think the poor girl needs a new stylist.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:54 pm |
  18. Jack Gray

    Lauren Bacall. Now, there is a real movie star.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:54 pm |
  19. Lauren--NY

    Queen Latifah really looks dynamite. Like, double-take dynamite. I had no idea she'd lost that much weight.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:53 pm |
  20. Gale

    Do you think they might announce another acting winner soon???

    March 7, 2010 at 9:53 pm |
  21. bea

    lol anyone seen the size of that rock on Kate Winslet's necklace? dayum.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:53 pm |
  22. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    I love that the background music for Queen Latifah was a song from Hairspray.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:53 pm |
  23. Stacy from St. Louis

    Yep, this show is pretty much a snoozer. This is why all awards shows should involve alcohol.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:53 pm |
  24. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Precious is so amazing movie I have seen! Great movie.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:53 pm |
  25. Susan in Poughkeepsie

    Queen Latifah – looks great as always and some weight lost

    March 7, 2010 at 9:53 pm |
  26. JobiLinn

    bummer. I was hoping Jake was gonna do the Best supporting actress. Oh well, maybe next time.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:53 pm |
  27. Cessy-Chicago

    the QUEEN looks great in Pink!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:53 pm |
  28. Richard Parson

    So far, the best speech of the evening was the very first one.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:52 pm |
  29. Ben

    @ Debra Love I agree, Miley is looked up to by so many kids and well she was totally not dressed well

    March 7, 2010 at 9:52 pm |
  30. hogansherrow

    Glad the Jeff Fletcher won for Precious, what a great adaptation. They need to do something to liven up the show though

    March 7, 2010 at 9:50 pm |
  31. Cindy Sidebottom

    Rachel McAdams in an attempt to make tie dye formal...

    March 7, 2010 at 9:50 pm |
  32. Ben

    @Carolyn I agree...they've been talking this show up all week...and well I haven't really been impressed...Ben Stiller was funny!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:50 pm |
  33. Jessica

    If the Oscars were Twitter a Giant whale would be on all our TV's right now. FAIL

    March 7, 2010 at 9:49 pm |
  34. Jenny

    Who was the female Kanye
    in the purple dress?

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

    the only way this show could be more boring would be if they just put up static on the screen.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:48 pm |
  36. Del - Chicago

    Why does George Clooney in such a bad mood?

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

    I am rooting for Maggie! I want Jake to give her the Oscar.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:48 pm |
  38. Gale

    I saw a serious man in Plymouth MN–half the people in the audience knew people in the cast. It was funny listening to them. It is is a good movie.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:47 pm |
  39. Isabel Siaba

    For the dress of Zoe Saldana (Avatar) make sense it's just put 3D glasses

    March 7, 2010 at 9:47 pm |
  40. Debra Love

    These short movies look great. Where does one see them? I agree about the ladies slouching and looking awkard. Poor Miley was probably afraid that something might pop out of the top of her dress.
    Sorry but she is too young to dress like that. I think she is a very pretty girl tho.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:47 pm |
  41. Carolyn

    So far, this show is like watching paint dry...soooo disappointing. Had high hopes!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:46 pm |
  42. Jamie, Canada

    @Jack Gray: Trekkies are a vicious bunch. We can be your best friend, or plant Klingon-speaking viruses on your computer. Remember that.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:46 pm |
  43. Rocky

    Jack, I like your name. But do you ever wish you had another syllable?

    March 7, 2010 at 9:46 pm |
  44. lisaK

    @Cindy.

    I saw serious man.. it was ok... nothing spectacular imo.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:46 pm |
  45. Les

    I just sat through a toilet paper commercial before I realized I could be melting cheese on something instead. Man, wouldn't it be sad if cheese didn't melt?

    March 7, 2010 at 9:46 pm |
  46. Stacy from St. Louis

    @Jack: You don't mess with the Trekkies, Jack. You don't want that kind of trouble.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:45 pm |
  47. Gale

    It has been an hour and 15 minutes, and what have they really accomplised here??

    March 7, 2010 at 9:45 pm |
  48. Carol B.

    Hey Jack ! You brat (just kidding) have i got an ice cream cake 'fer u. It seems as though you are making this Oscar blog a tradition ( 2 years in a row- wow!) Anyhow, why are a few of the presenters has beens or never was? i just don't like some of the lack of humility or faux humility in some of the winners. Leave it to an old movie snob – my favorites like H. Bogart, L. Bacall, G. Kelly, or J. Stewart are dead or retired. What in God's name is this world coming to? Okay , that's a bit dramatic. Anyhow, you may never get a STAR on the walk of fame or a Pulitzer, so here are a few to make you feel better. ****************** Take care.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:45 pm |
  49. Ashley

    Ben Stiller is funny as hell!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:45 pm |
  50. Nicole

    Now why didnt the academy choose Ben Stiller to host the show???

    March 7, 2010 at 9:44 pm |
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