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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. Jamie, Canada

    Hans Zimmer's Sherlock Holmes OST BETTER WIN THIS THING. Or Academy? We are done, professionally.
    (I can still use that joke because everything comes to Canada a little late.)

    March 7, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  2. Joseph Daniel Brian Lawlor

    yup yup nice tribute with Taylor singing...see them dancing now..time tomake a fresh coffee...pre-fossil getting tired this way..

    March 7, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  3. Les

    Wonderful seeing the SYTYCD dancers again. Or the vague shapes of them, anyway.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  4. Cessy-Chicago

    i just made myself a fresh pot of coffee..... (yawn.....)

    March 7, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  5. Lisa Pearl Black

    A different genre,but very nice. I like it.Soothing.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  6. Cari

    @Jack Gray - 2010 Oscars – by and large, Snoozapoolsa. Only blogging here and on Twitter is making it worthwhile. But then again, I love snark...so...

    March 7, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  7. Gale

    If I didn't have money riding on this–I'd be turning the channel. What a drag. Who is hosting this show again? There are 2 of them, yet they only have 1/2 the screen time as previous hosts??

    March 7, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  8. Amy

    @Stacy...I agree.

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

    @Jack: Do you have a color preference?

    March 7, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  10. Les

    Jenny needs to go back to the block. Indefinitely.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  11. Cessy-Chicago

    why is JLo on stage? i still dont get this.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  12. Gilbert

    what is up with jalo's hair 🙁

    March 7, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  13. Laura

    @JackGrayCNN You keep saying that the Oscars are really boring – if you could script an Oscars night, what spectacular and exciting things would you have in it? Or to put it plainly, what to you, would make the Oscars exciting?

    March 7, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  14. Stacy from NJ

    @Bonnie I don't think it is awkward for Mrs. Cameron. Bigelow and he were only married for two years 20 years ago and are close friends.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  15. Robert Payne

    There is old fashioned Our gang quality this time and it seems they are
    going after the over 50 demo. The girls are pretty yet nothing to exciting.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  16. Tony

    where can i get that song???

    March 7, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  17. Jack Gray

    does anyone have some paint drying? maybe we can live blog that.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  18. Cessy-Chicago

    @ jack– is your dog still up or did he go to sleep?

    March 7, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  19. Lisa Pearl Black

    To many commercials.........Goodevening.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  20. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Are we there yet?

    March 7, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  21. Amy

    I like how this year when they showed those that have passed they showed clips of their movies underneath. Most of the time no one knows who these people are and like this we can see which movies they go with.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  22. Les

    Nice tribute, as always. James Taylor, FTW.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  23. garrett

    Sandra Bullock & Sarah Jessica Parker, are the two best dressed of the night!

    March 7, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  24. Jessica

    Kathy Bates' Breasts or not I can't take it anymore I am bowing out, great blog Jack thank you!

    March 7, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  25. Dorothy

    OMG James Taylor with my favorite Beatles song "In My Life"...

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

    @Mark: the video store/tanning parlor was known for its poor quality body lotions and poorer quality adult films.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  27. Jess in Houston

    Can people not hold their applause until the end of the memorial section? Seems crass to clap more for some than others (or not clap at all).

    March 7, 2010 at 10:39 pm |
  28. Dorothy

    Is anyone else enjoying the wonderful background music?

    March 7, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  29. Amy

    I'm not a fan of Demi but she looked pretty...why wasn't she on stage with for the Hughs honor?

    March 7, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  30. Cessy-Chicago

    Demi Moore looks great!

    March 7, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  31. Bonnie/St. Louis

    Do you think it's awkward for the current Mrs. Cameron to be sitting behind one of the ex Mrs. Cameron's?

    March 7, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  32. Cari

    yikes...Ghost music is getting me teary...departed montage time

    March 7, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  33. Sandy Ramsay

    I'm soooo disappointed that all the Women have the same ""greasy"" looking hair...count them...most all have the part and tucked behind the ears with some yucky gel!!!

    March 7, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  34. Jack Gray

    was A Single Man not even nominated for Cinematography? or did I doze off? it was beautifully shot.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  35. Mark

    Jack- tell us more about this video/tanning parlor situation

    March 7, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  36. Kimberly Miller, Lancaster, PA

    I think the only way this broadcast could get worse is if the cast of Jersey Shore were to make an appearance.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  37. Isabel Siaba

    Sandra Bullock: the prettiest dress of the night!

    March 7, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  38. Cessy-Chicago

    tempted to run to starbucks and get me a double shot of macchiato...

    March 7, 2010 at 10:34 pm |
  39. Gale

    The Silence of the Lambs and Misery are my second and third favorite movie of all time, behind The Sound of Music ~~

    March 7, 2010 at 10:34 pm |
  40. Cari

    wonder if Brad Renfroe will be mentioned in this year's "departed montage"...he didn't make the cut last year....apparently he died too late to be included. sad.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  41. Cessy-Chicago

    still waiting for Jack Nicholson to make an appearance.... I'm hopeful

    March 7, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  42. Joanie

    They are not performing the nominated songs we are hardly seeing steve
    and alec and the actors are only on for a 45 sec acceptance speech Wgy does it feel like it is going on forever???? Commmercials?????

    March 7, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
  43. Jack Gray

    if Kathy Bates doesn't flash the crowd by 10:45, I'm going to fall asleep.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  44. garrett

    SO happy they recognized horror movies, and I'm also glad Mo'nique won!

    March 7, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  45. Robert Payne

    Why dont they give more time for the award winner speeches. The producers are so rude.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  46. Stacy from St. Louis

    Yay tech people! You almost got three seconds on screen!

    March 7, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  47. Cessy-Chicago

    That's classic! John Travolta looked like he was wearing jeans

    March 7, 2010 at 10:29 pm |
  48. Dorothy

    Love that Jeremy Renner looks so emotional

    March 7, 2010 at 10:29 pm |
  49. Isabel Siaba

    The Hurt Locker is making history on Oscar night!

    March 7, 2010 at 10:29 pm |
  50. Stacy from NJ

    Sound guys get my vote for most gracious! Short to the point speeches.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
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