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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. Erin G

    YAYAYAY! i am so glad THE COVE won for best documentary. it is amazing!

    March 7, 2010 at 11:39 pm |
  2. Chris

    Bea Arthur was also in "Lovers and Other Strangers" and "Mame."

    March 7, 2010 at 11:38 pm |
  3. Lynn from Canada

    what motion picture was Michael Jackson in if that is the case for Bea Arthur! Farrah was in some movies.

    March 7, 2010 at 11:37 pm |
  4. Cessy-Chicago

    Jeff Bridges..deserving of an Oscar award

    March 7, 2010 at 11:37 pm |
  5. Manuja Ranasinghe

    Other best supporting actors don't look very happy

    March 7, 2010 at 11:37 pm |
  6. Isabel Siaba

    Wow!!! He has been married for 33 years with the same woman! Nowadays, this is a victory!

    March 7, 2010 at 11:36 pm |
  7. Dorothy

    Jeff Bridges seems like such a great guy...

    March 7, 2010 at 11:36 pm |
  8. Jack Gray

    Jeff Bridges forgot to thank his beard.

    March 7, 2010 at 11:36 pm |
  9. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Wow people clapped ovation for Jeff Bridges!!!!!! Congrats Jeff!!! But Morgan Freeman is best actor!!!!!

    March 7, 2010 at 11:35 pm |
  10. Gale

    They could have cut that 10 minutes to talk about the actors, and let Jeff recite some lines from The Big Lebowski. That would boost the entertainment level.

    March 7, 2010 at 11:34 pm |
  11. Les

    Yes! Jeff Bridges! Country music is gonna ride this one a little longer. Good stuff.

    March 7, 2010 at 11:34 pm |
  12. Stacy from St. Louis

    Congrats to The Dude.

    March 7, 2010 at 11:33 pm |
  13. Isabel Siaba

    Won the expected! And well deserved too!

    March 7, 2010 at 11:33 pm |
  14. Jack Gray

    yay! Jeff Bridges! I loved Crazy Heart. if you liked The Wrestler, you'd probably enjoy it... it's kind of a country music version of that. very good.

    March 7, 2010 at 11:33 pm |
  15. Manuja Ranasinghe

    Way to go Jeff Bridges

    March 7, 2010 at 11:33 pm |
  16. Peter

    Farrah was in Logan's Run, Cannonball Runn, Saturn 3...

    March 7, 2010 at 11:33 pm |
  17. Gilbert

    that was awkward

    March 7, 2010 at 11:32 pm |
  18. Deborah

    I love when they give the personal speeches. Last year when former winners presented to each nominee, I had tears in my eyes throughout the entire show.

    March 7, 2010 at 11:32 pm |
  19. jamie, philly

    Colin Farrell and Colin Firth are super dreamy

    March 7, 2010 at 11:32 pm |
  20. jamie, philly

    see Jack, i think we are soulmates! I am a mini Julianne Moore and i don't like Avatar...and i think Sammy rocks, she and i can share our wine.

    March 7, 2010 at 11:31 pm |
  21. Katy MG

    Of course, if someone did walk on water It'd be great TV, and I wouldn't feel like I just wasted the last few hours 🙂

    March 7, 2010 at 11:30 pm |
  22. jen

    I'm getting tired of actors fueling each other's egos. Being nominated is enough. There's no need to continue with all these monologues. It's a bit self indulgent.

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

    Wow...let's boost their egos a little bit more...

    March 7, 2010 at 11:30 pm |
  24. Isabel Siaba

    Morgan Freeman is the best! He really is a master!

    March 7, 2010 at 11:29 pm |
  25. Les

    Wow. This little speech-about-every-nominee thing is a bit much. They were all incredible... we know this, BECAUSE OF THE NOMINATION.

    March 7, 2010 at 11:29 pm |
  26. Patty B.

    This is sort of like listening to obituaries.

    March 7, 2010 at 11:29 pm |
  27. Sarah

    I would love it if Precious won (or anything but avatar). (full disclosure: i haven't seen any of the best pic nominees) it would maybe mean that james cameron's ego would no longer need its own seat. some of the best movies of all time have very few special effects.

    March 7, 2010 at 11:29 pm |
  28. Ellen

    jamie, philly: YOU ARE RIGHT, that was the only spontaneous moment!

    March 7, 2010 at 11:28 pm |
  29. Peter

    Paul Newman died in 2008. Bea Arthur was not credited in any movies – she was a television superstar, but according to IMDB was only in "History of the World Part I" on film.

    They did have a news story about changing to "the winner is... " instead of "the Oscar goes to..."

    March 7, 2010 at 11:28 pm |
  30. Isabel Siaba

    GEORGE CLOONEY is the man that every woman dreams! lol ...
    He is perfect !!!!!!

    March 7, 2010 at 11:28 pm |
  31. Jack Gray

    I saw all of the nominated Best Actor performances. They were all spectacular.

    March 7, 2010 at 11:27 pm |
  32. Wendy Fournier

    Did Farrah do any motion pictures?

    March 7, 2010 at 11:27 pm |
  33. Katy MG

    Ok...let's remember that these are Actors. No one walks on water or cures cancer....
    The best Actor nominee section is making me nuts.

    March 7, 2010 at 11:27 pm |
  34. Stacy from NJ

    @Kimberly Miller Thanks!

    Damn this show is running long. I like this segment tho.

    March 7, 2010 at 11:27 pm |
  35. Jack Gray

    Michelle Pfeiffer is still pfabulous.

    March 7, 2010 at 11:26 pm |
  36. Wendy Fournier

    I let the DVR record for a while. Just fast-forwarded through all the boring stuff – the parts when Alec and Steve aren't on stage. *yawn*

    March 7, 2010 at 11:26 pm |
  37. Isabel Siaba

    Michelle Pfeiffer is always beautiful and young! She is wonderful!

    March 7, 2010 at 11:26 pm |
  38. jamie, philly

    bring back the rude lady who interrupted her partner in the short doc category-that will liven this show up

    March 7, 2010 at 11:26 pm |
  39. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Stacy from NJ,
    Paul Newman died 2 years ago.

    March 7, 2010 at 11:25 pm |
  40. jdezignz

    Misery loves company here. Whud I miss? 🙂
    @judymccord

    March 7, 2010 at 11:25 pm |
  41. Jack Gray

    Julianne Moore is gorgeous. I saw her on the subway the other day.

    March 7, 2010 at 11:25 pm |
  42. albie

    I have a beta fish named "Betty White" 🙂 She is fierce!

    March 7, 2010 at 11:25 pm |
  43. jen

    Oscars have been boring. I just finished reading my book with the Oscars in the background. Best part was the dancing to the movie scores.

    March 7, 2010 at 11:24 pm |
  44. Tamara

    Bea Arthur died April 25, 09, somehow they missed her too.

    March 7, 2010 at 11:23 pm |
  45. Les

    So how many minutes will it run over? That's how many minutes I have to take off the time I'm not spending on the treadmill.

    March 7, 2010 at 11:23 pm |
  46. Kimberly Miller, Lancaster, PA

    @Stacy from NJ–According to Wikipedia Paul Newman died in 2008. Still can't believe they didn't include Farrah Fawcett, maybe it's because she's known for TV and not movies?

    March 7, 2010 at 11:23 pm |
  47. ConnellGirl

    What's with the lampshades? I don't get it.

    March 7, 2010 at 11:23 pm |
  48. Chris

    Anyone else notice that they're saying, "And the winner is..." instead of, "And the Oscar goes to..."?

    March 7, 2010 at 11:23 pm |
  49. Amy

    @Jamie No you're not alone...I have not seen Avitar and do not care anything about seeing it either.

    March 7, 2010 at 11:23 pm |
  50. Jack Gray

    @Jamie: I didn't see Avatar and I have no interest in seeing it. I'm sure it's a cinematic tour de force but I'm just not into that genre, whatever it is. Unless Betty White is in Avatar. Then I'll go.

    March 7, 2010 at 11:23 pm |
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