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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. Jack Gray

    I am ready for the Old Yeller.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  2. Jamie, Canada

    Star Trek deserved those. 🙁 I have the CD of all the old Star Trek sounds, and MAN, did JJ Abrams and team ever improve on the blinking danger-Trapazoid.
    The first ten minutes of Star Trek should have had both of these wrapped up. 🙁

    March 7, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  3. Stacy from St. Louis

    For those on Twitter, Jane Fonda is apparently so bored that she's tweeting about stars chewing gum. Hilarious.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  4. Andy A

    It looks like Hurt Locker is building momentum. Will Katherine win for Best Director? There seem to be a real chance for history in the making.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  5. Cessy-Chicago

    Yes! to The Hurt Locker!!!!

    March 7, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  6. Peter

    Sigh. Need musical numbers. Bring back NPH.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  7. Susan in Poughkeepsie

    Thank you Danielle. I couldn't think of "What ever happened to Baby Jane " but remember that has a very well acted and striking movie.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  8. Stacy from St. Louis

    The Exorcist scares me more than I'm willing to admit.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  9. Isabel Siaba

    The Shining – the scariest movie of all time!

    March 7, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  10. Kelly - Harrisburg, PA

    Will never ever see the Exorcist... although have seen the stairs in DC. I was at a party, so it's okay.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  11. Susan in Poughkeepsie

    The scariest movies of all time: Exorcist #1, Rosemary's Baby #2.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  12. Danielle - Los Angeles

    Shoutouts to Rosemary's Baby & What Ever Happened to Baby Jane during the horror tribute – I love it.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  13. Gayle McCauley Malden,Mass.

    Rosemary's Baby, to me ,is one of the creepiest and well written movies of all time.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  14. Stacy from St. Louis

    Haha. Nice touch with the young Johnny Depp clip.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  15. Les

    The horror film tribute should end with a clip of the last hour and twenty minutes of this broadcast.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  16. jamie, philly

    i can't watch Poltergeist by myself ...that's the only movie that has ever scared me

    March 7, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  17. Cessy-Chicago

    funny that Lautner and Stewart is doing this segment....as Kristen read: " 37 years ago....." her mom probably wasnt even born!

    March 7, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  18. Stacy from NJ

    Jaws scared the crap out of me when I was a kid. I wouldn't even go in lakes after that movie.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  19. Mayda

    It's a zzzzzzzz. Not even the horror tribute is good.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  20. Andy A

    Alec and Steve Martin – very funny! Although the hotel screen was weird!

    March 7, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  21. Dorothy

    Horror most popular!?! – I'm horrified...

    March 7, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  22. Stacy from St. Louis

    So these are those vampire kids? Wow, Kristin sounds thrilled to be there.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  23. Jack Gray

    ahhhh Jaws..... make it go away!!!!

    March 7, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  24. Kimberly Miller, Lancaster, PA

    Kristen Stewart is so awkward....

    March 7, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  25. Les

    Like we're supposed to believe Alec Baldwin faked falling off that bed? He's a pro.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  26. Pam, Mill Valley, CA

    LOL, time sequence of Steve and Alec sleeping through the night

    March 7, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  27. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    LOL @Steve & Alec!!!!!!! So funny!

    March 7, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  28. Jessica

    Please make green slime fall from the ceiling

    March 7, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  29. Cessy-Chicago

    okay.. THAT was hilarious!!! Steve Martin was sooo funny!

    March 7, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  30. Kelly - Harrisburg, PA

    Whose a bigger star? Steve Martin or Alec Baldwin... Steve is definitely rocking tonight. Steve is more of a legend, but more 20 somethings probably know who Alec is.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  31. Susan in Poughkeepsie

    There's no enthusiasm or excitement in the audience. They all seem slow to react, reluctant to show any emotion even to applaud. Anyone else picking up on that?

    March 7, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  32. kade madison

    Seriously, why does Charlize Theron have Cinnabons on her chest ?

    March 7, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  33. Jess in Houston

    Loved costume designer's look. Completely her own, confident in self. The bracelets made the outfit. Funny funny speech.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  34. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    SJP is amazing actress!!!!

    March 7, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  35. Pam, Mill Valley, CA

    countdown to iPad more exciting than the Oscars

    March 7, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  36. Cessy-Chicago

    classic dress and look by the best custom designer!

    March 7, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  37. Jack, Long Island, NY

    When/why did they start saying "the winner is..." instead of "the Oscar goes to..."?

    March 7, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  38. Gale

    Monique and Christoph Waltz gave the best performance of all actors in all categories–very happy they won !!!

    March 7, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  39. JobiLinn

    I can't look at Charlise Theron's dress without laughing like a kid!

    March 7, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  40. Jack Gray

    "Well, I already have two of these." Best. Oscar. Acceptance. Speech. Opening. Line. Ever.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  41. Kimberly Miller, Lancaster, PA

    Wow–not sure I like this woman. Just because you have already won two Oscars doesn't mean you shouldn't be appreciative!

    March 7, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  42. Danielle - Los Angeles

    Why do the costume designers always look a mess? Remember that year when the costume designer wore the dress made out of gold American Express cards?

    March 7, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  43. Cessy-Chicago

    classic dress and look!

    March 7, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  44. Stacy from NJ

    Maybe they should give the nominee's that sit in the back mics so they can do their speech on the way to the stage...

    March 7, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  45. Rocky

    where the hell is sandy duncan tonight?

    March 7, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  46. Andy A

    Love the red hair! Sandy Powell! You rock!

    March 7, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  47. Stacy from St. Louis

    @Jessica: Has it only been five so far?

    March 7, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  48. sue

    Costime Designer is wearing a great dress!

    March 7, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  49. Isabel Siaba

    Sarah Jessica Parker looks like a Greek column! I don't like it!

    March 7, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  50. Les

    I wish Tom Ford could dress every man in the world. He would have a really hard time with my family, though... I don't think he works with camo very often.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
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