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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. kieshea

    Congratulations Monique!!!

    March 7, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  2. Danielle - Los Angeles

    I'm just not into SJP's look tonight.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  3. Jack Gray

    New York represent!! - Tom Ford and Sarah Jessica Parker....good looking duo!

    March 7, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  4. Sarah

    I'm bored now. Can we get to the rest of the important categories? And why didn't they have performances of nominees of best song this year?

    March 7, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  5. Ailyn of Phils

    Ben was funny. Hope Kate wins.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  6. Tamisha

    Mo'NIQUE!!!! YESSSS! I am super proud and she deserved it!!! AWESOME

    March 7, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  7. Cessy-Chicago

    Tom Ford and SJP! yes!!!!

    March 7, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  8. sue

    At least the co-hosts are funny

    March 7, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  9. Lauren--NY

    I know it's cheesy, but I'm laughing at Martin and Baldwin...hee.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  10. Jessica

    Tomorrow we are all going to demand the 5 hours oscar took away from our lives

    March 7, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  11. Carolyn

    Please give Sandra Bullock her award soon...I don't think I can handle a tribute to horror films while I'm waiting for the Best Actress award.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  12. Nakeshia

    Monique...so deserved it. Here speech will cause some stirs but who cares. Samuel Jackson made such a crazy face.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  13. Frank U

    AVATAR + 1 Best Art Direction , YAY!

    March 7, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  14. JAN

    Yea, how come Samuel Jackson made that face?

    March 7, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  15. Isabel Siaba

    Sigourney Weaver is so well!!!!

    March 7, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  16. Jack Gray

    Yawn. Someone needs to streak to liven this thing up.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  17. Ben

    Had all of the "fun" I can take! Going to look for something better on TV! Probably would have sooner if wasn't for the convo's here!

    March 7, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  18. Bonnie/St. Louis

    Is that an alien S, Weaver has on her shoulder?

    March 7, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  19. Frank U

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww MONIQUE

    March 7, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  20. Stacy from St. Louis

    @Stacy from NJ: Naw, I'll only be satisfied with the full-on Halle Berry treatment. Heh.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  21. Chris w

    Sig = big red!

    March 7, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  22. Les

    Sigourney Weaver has played an alien so many different times I sort of wonder if she is one.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  23. Cessy-Chicago

    was that kate goslin on the next DWTS??? I'm going to throw up.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  24. Cindy Sidebottom

    @Jodio
    I agree. Glad she won, amazing performance...but her speech had a seriousness about the film that I didn't feel. Would it really not have been a hit had Tyler Perry and Oprah not endorsed it? I disagree.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  25. Debra Love

    @Amy – I agree Miley's dress was beautiful. Queen L. was gorgeous!

    March 7, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  26. Lauren--NY

    I loved Mo'Nique's speech...I know some people think she's a bit dramatic but it comes off so sincerely with her.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  27. SandraP, Toronto, ON

    Gee, the beautiful set is awfully blue... Avatar wins big picture spoiler alert maybe???

    March 7, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  28. jamie, philly

    With Precious doing so well, i would love to see Lee Daniels beat out James Cameron...shout out for Philly!

    March 7, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  29. Carol-NM

    Congratulations Monique!

    March 7, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  30. Stacy from NJ

    Great speech by Mo'nique.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  31. Mayda

    Way to go Mo'nique!

    March 7, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  32. Desmond Webb

    I knew Mo'Nique was going to win. That was a powerful performance in "Precious."

    March 7, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  33. Tyler

    Worst oscars ever. So boring. It is a production train wreck. Turning off the mic on winners to cut time?? Lame. And what about the thank you cam? Scratched that idea? Averaging 1 award per commercial break? So bored. MTV awards were better.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  34. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Monique!!!!! Yay!!!!!! She is best deserved to win!!!!!

    March 7, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  35. SandraP, Toronto, ON

    Ah, Darcy... er, uh, Colin... great hair

    March 7, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  36. Cari

    Maryland in the house......way to go Mo'nique!

    March 7, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  37. Jodio

    I'm glad M'Onique won–I don't know if I liked the politics comment–not saying it is not true (not saying it is) I just thought it came off wrong What do others think?

    March 7, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  38. Emily, NYC

    Did you see Samuel Jackson make that face?

    March 7, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  39. Jack Gray

    Great speech by Mo'nique. Loved the shout-out to Hattie McDaniel...great tribute to a major Oscar milestone.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  40. Isabel Siaba

    Mo'nique???
    I have not seen, but there are great comments about!

    March 7, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  41. Gayle McCauley Malden,Mass.

    Standing O for Monique!

    March 7, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  42. Stacy from NJ

    @Stacy from St. Louis – You should get your crying now. :o)

    March 7, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  43. Emily, NYC

    She did it – Mo'Nique!!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:59 pm |
  44. Nay

    Monique – predictable and awesome!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:59 pm |
  45. Pam, Mill Valley, CA

    oh my god...this footage of Precious is too heavy!! great performance Monique!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:59 pm |
  46. Les

    The supporting actress nominees are more brilliant than they've been in a very long time. I'm fascinated by this group.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:59 pm |
  47. Rocky

    the thing i like most about maggie is her brother

    March 7, 2010 at 9:58 pm |
  48. Cessy-Chicago

    yes! to Lauren Bacall. She looks amazing!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:58 pm |
  49. Ben

    @Amy you said it perfectly, great dress – but definately not for a 16 year old!!!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:58 pm |
  50. Gale

    Monique???

    March 7, 2010 at 9:57 pm |
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