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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. Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    Meryl Streep looks gorgeous... she's flirting with Ryan Seacrest....

    March 7, 2010 at 7:31 pm |
  2. Nilo from Los Angeles

    I think Meryl should win. Sandra Bullock was great but Meryl was fantastic. I also hope Food Inc wins.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:31 pm |
  3. Renee

    Meryl looks good! She doesn't always!

    March 7, 2010 at 7:31 pm |
  4. Michelle D. Fonthill .Ont

    @Louise Cambridge Ont , Cool to have on blog tonight look forward to show .

    March 7, 2010 at 7:31 pm |
  5. Nathan

    @Dilan Zac Efron was like hte first up with Ryan on interviews...I do have to say he had this funny swoop of hair sticking up in the back of his head, not sure if it was on purpose or he fussed with his hair accidentally.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:31 pm |
  6. Stacy from NJ

    I adore George Clooney. What a stand up guy.

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

    Hi Jack! This is a great and fun idea!!!!

    March 7, 2010 at 7:30 pm |
  8. Anthony Guiliano

    Doesn't Jay Manuel from E look like Red Buttons from the Poseidon adventure.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:29 pm |
  9. Susan

    George Clooney needs a hair cut

    March 7, 2010 at 7:29 pm |
  10. Michelle D. Fonthill .Ont

    Some of the earlier interviews Barbara Wlaters did brings back memories .Last year for this tradition .

    March 7, 2010 at 7:29 pm |
  11. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Greetings Jack et al....!

    March 7, 2010 at 7:29 pm |
  12. Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    Now Jack, I was thinking Best Actor was going to be won by the "beard" as worn by Jeff Bridges...ha!

    Although I love Colin Firth....

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

    My Oscar-watching may or may not include an ice cream cake and a Snuggie.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:28 pm |
  14. mary

    meryl streep looks amazing

    March 7, 2010 at 7:28 pm |
  15. louise...cambridge ontario

    ...not watching...but this will be entertainment enough...hey...fonthill...what's up?

    March 7, 2010 at 7:28 pm |
  16. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Many stars walked on red carpet!!!!!! Awesome!!!!
    @ Jack,
    I am thinking Avatar will be winner tonight!

    March 7, 2010 at 7:28 pm |
  17. Michelle D. Fonthill .Ont

    Joel Madden Dj cool , i wonder if Lady Gaga will make an apperance

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

    @Stacy from St. Louis

    Yeah, I noticed you when we blogged before and didn't want to steal your thunder! It's great having another Stacy around! :o)

    My pre-show picks. Picture: Avatar – Direcctor: Kathryn Bigelow – Actor: Jeff Bridges – Actress: Sandar Bullock – Sup Actor: Christoph Waltz – Sup Actress: Monique and Animation: Up.

    They are all favorites so not really going out on a limb here.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:26 pm |
  19. Stacy from St. Louis

    Hey Jack, your hosting duties include providing us with snacks, right? (Right?!) I'm going to need some chicken fingers at about hour three.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:26 pm |
  20. Mike Brack

    Anyone else watching Barbwa Wawa and blogging on CNN?

    March 7, 2010 at 7:26 pm |
  21. JobiLinn

    thanks for clearing that up Renee. 🙂

    March 7, 2010 at 7:26 pm |
  22. Dilan

    I did see Zac Efron and he do have a great hairday Nathan 🙂

    March 7, 2010 at 7:26 pm |
  23. Michelle D. Fonthill .Ont

    Avitar was really amazing the only one i've seen .

    March 7, 2010 at 7:25 pm |
  24. JobiLinn

    Jodio~ agreed on the Charlize Theron dress. It is a Madonna move and not red carpet. I love the color but the dress is ruined. ;(

    March 7, 2010 at 7:25 pm |
  25. Renee

    Joel Madden is DJ of the AFTER Oscar party

    March 7, 2010 at 7:24 pm |
  26. Michelle D. Fonthill .Ont

    What's your fave movie Jack ?

    March 7, 2010 at 7:24 pm |
  27. Gayle McCauley Malden,Mass.

    Gaby Sidibe has a great attitude about the event!

    March 7, 2010 at 7:23 pm |
  28. Dilan

    Its GREAT to see George Clooney with his fans! 🙂
    He is so nice and fun!

    March 7, 2010 at 7:23 pm |
  29. Jodio

    I have seen 7 out of 10 (Missed A Serious Man, An Education and Precious)

    March 7, 2010 at 7:23 pm |
  30. Teagan- Fort Collins, CO

    Scissors and forks on her dress... ? hahaha

    March 7, 2010 at 7:22 pm |
  31. Iya

    George Clooney's arrived...my oscars red carpet is complete!
    I love Carey Mulligan's dimples!Ü

    March 7, 2010 at 7:22 pm |
  32. Michelle D. Fonthill .Ont

    No powder blue tuxedos this year for fashoin darn .

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

    Anna Kendrick is really cute. She was also really good in Up in the Air.

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

    Has anyone seen all 10 best picture nominees? I've seen four, so I feel 40% qualified to be here.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:21 pm |
  35. Michelle D. Fonthill .Ont

    Brad Pitt should win that award for that sruffy goatee he has . Ha !

    March 7, 2010 at 7:21 pm |
  36. deb

    What is on charliz theron's chest??? Wow!

    March 7, 2010 at 7:21 pm |
  37. Jodio

    So far Charlize is worst dressed of the night–DISLIKE!
    I think Sandra looks great

    March 7, 2010 at 7:20 pm |
  38. ashley

    Can't wait for the oscar's

    March 7, 2010 at 7:20 pm |
  39. Michelle D. Fonthill .Ont

    Kathryn Bigleow could prove to be the first woman to win for director this year kudos to her .

    March 7, 2010 at 7:20 pm |
  40. Nakeshia

    miley cyrus said billy ray had to stay home and babysit so hilarious....her mom didn't want to stay home this year she wanted to get her party on!!! LOL!!!!

    March 7, 2010 at 7:20 pm |
  41. Joseph Daniel Brian Lawlor

    Michelle..is there an Oscar where there was not a wardrobe malfunction...all good..part of the show...

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

    for Best Actor I'm predicting a big win by Jeff Bridges and his beard.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:19 pm |
  43. Michelle D. Fonthill .Ont

    Steve Martin is a wild and crazy guy just you right Jack ?

    Should be funny with Alec too .

    March 7, 2010 at 7:18 pm |
  44. mary

    sjp dress is all kinds of wrong. mariah always looks like she's about to burst, and also i wish hugh jacman was hosting again, but i love steve martin so i hope it's a good one.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:18 pm |
  45. kai

    whoops i meant "jacks" see what happens when u in a hurry . sorry jack 🙂

    March 7, 2010 at 7:18 pm |
  46. JobiLinn

    I may not be the most fashionable (currently wearing fuzzy flanel pants and tshirt) but who dressed these people this afternoon! They really don't look exquisite as I demand to be!

    March 7, 2010 at 7:18 pm |
  47. Joseph Daniel Brian Lawlor

    Will watch but by-passing pre-show..three hours of show should be enough...is there a new Rat Pack forming Jack????..enjoy the show everyone...

    March 7, 2010 at 7:18 pm |
  48. Nathan

    Okay...I know no one will notice..but Zac Efron has awesome hair today!

    March 7, 2010 at 7:17 pm |
  49. Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    Ooh Ooh.... George Clooney sighting. Now, he could wear a paper bag and still look good. 😉

    March 7, 2010 at 7:17 pm |
  50. Jodio

    So pulling for everyhing The Hurt Locker! My favorite movie not only of the year–but fave movie for the past many years!

    March 7, 2010 at 7:17 pm |
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