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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. Anna

    Jay Manuel and Julianna raving about J-lo's dress but looks like styrofoam to me.

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

    Miley Cyrus is at the Oscars for the THIRD time?! And she's PRESENTING?! Yawn.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:43 pm |
  3. Fuyuna Bei

    Ahh..I wish I can watch it now!!! hehe.. 🙂

    March 7, 2010 at 7:43 pm |
  4. Isabel Siaba

    @ jack Gray

    Sammy is watching the Oscar too?

    March 7, 2010 at 7:43 pm |
  5. Tamisha

    Mo'Nique pulled her performance from a dark place in her life! That in itself deserves an Oscar!

    March 7, 2010 at 7:43 pm |
  6. Mike Brack

    Is there really debate going on to not have two categories seperating actors and actresses? Ryan Seacrest has jsut called the past two ladies actors.....

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

    Love Robert Downey Jr!!!!

    March 7, 2010 at 7:42 pm |
  8. Nakeshia

    Best Actress: Gaby or Sandra. Both deserve it.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:42 pm |
  9. Dilan

    Meryl Streep and Helen Mirren looks nice..

    March 7, 2010 at 7:42 pm |
  10. Andy A

    Jack, this is an amazing forum – thank you for sharing this experience!

    March 7, 2010 at 7:41 pm |
  11. Anthony Guiliano

    I love Gabbie

    March 7, 2010 at 7:41 pm |
  12. Michelle D. Fonthill .Ont

    Jack i hope you and sammy are waering matching zebra pattern snuggies ha!

    March 7, 2010 at 7:41 pm |
  13. Isabel Siaba

    Sandra Bullock is very elegant, but the makeup is strong!

    March 7, 2010 at 7:41 pm |
  14. Nathan

    Gabourey is so pretty, she pulls off her size so well. I hope she loses weight for her health thoguh

    March 7, 2010 at 7:41 pm |
  15. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Michelle D. Fonthill .Ont,
    I agree! 🙂

    March 7, 2010 at 7:40 pm |
  16. Jennifer

    Keanu really needs to learn how to grow a beard or shave!

    March 7, 2010 at 7:39 pm |
  17. Nattada, Houston TX

    Hi, Jack. I come prepared. Want to share some Twizzlers? Don't worry. It's not from your 401k. ^_^

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

    J Lo looks great too I like Sandra;s hair it's smooth and straight .

    March 7, 2010 at 7:39 pm |
  19. Melinda

    Does anyone know where Sandra Bullock got her dress? I heard she was looking at JC Penny, but never got a confirmation on that one.

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

    Steve Martin and Alec Badwin are my favorite actors! They made me laugh so hard, They are so funny men I have seen!

    March 7, 2010 at 7:39 pm |
  21. Nathan

    Kristin Stweart is rockin that black dress....needesd a lil bling tho

    March 7, 2010 at 7:39 pm |
  22. Cessy-Chicago

    It'll be a lot of fun and interesting to see two hosts for tonight's event . Though I enjoyed watching Hugh Jackman do it in the past.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:38 pm |
  23. Isabel Siaba

    Good evening Jack and bloggers!!!
    It's very fun to watch the Oscar with you all here!

    @Jack Gray
    Thanks for the live blog, Jack!

    March 7, 2010 at 7:38 pm |
  24. Lili S.

    I'm right there with you on the ice cream, Jack. Make it anything with peanut butter or oreos!

    March 7, 2010 at 7:37 pm |
  25. Angee- Jacksonville, Fl

    Zoe Saldana has been fave so far! Some of the fashion has been a mystery.

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

    I'm predicting.... The Hurt Locker, Bullock, Bridges, Cameron, Waltz and Gylenhaal

    March 7, 2010 at 7:37 pm |
  27. Marcy

    Ahhh Jack and the oscars, life is good 🙂 Jack is Sammy got the wine ready!?

    March 7, 2010 at 7:37 pm |
  28. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Michelle D. Fonthill .Ont,
    I hope Avatar will!!!!!! I agree! It says winner Avatar!

    March 7, 2010 at 7:37 pm |
  29. Michelle D. Fonthill .Ont

    What about for song catagory Lenny Kravitz is he nominated ?

    March 7, 2010 at 7:36 pm |
  30. Mike Brack

    Who is the freaky guy on E News with the grey spiked hair and the black velvet floral jacket?

    March 7, 2010 at 7:36 pm |
  31. Iya

    Zac Efron looks like Ray Liotta...hahaha!

    March 7, 2010 at 7:36 pm |
  32. Anthony Guiliano

    Everyone looks nice.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:36 pm |
  33. Renee

    Wendy – wouldn't we all!!

    March 7, 2010 at 7:35 pm |
  34. Stacy from St. Louis

    I just saw "The Blind Side" last night. Sandra Bullock was very good.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:35 pm |
  35. Nora Magistro

    J Lo looks amazing!!!

    March 7, 2010 at 7:34 pm |
  36. Tamisha

    Sandra Bullock's dress is nice, simple and sexy! KUDOS! Now, I question the hair though..

    March 7, 2010 at 7:34 pm |
  37. Nathan

    Jlo loooks gorgeous in that color, omg..

    March 7, 2010 at 7:34 pm |
  38. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Wow! "I saw it in the window and I just had to have it!"

    March 7, 2010 at 7:34 pm |
  39. sara.or

    Hi Jack! Meryl Streep was ur fav. last year or 2 years ago?oops it seems i'm getin' 2 old for memories.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:33 pm |
  40. Nathan

    Meryl Strep looks like shes wearing a FITTEDSNUGGIE! Im sorry! But I dont agree!

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

    looks very crowded!

    why is Demi Moore wearing a skin colored gown???
    why is Myly Cyrus and J.Lo there, really? kind of not there league...

    March 7, 2010 at 7:33 pm |
  42. Michelle D. Fonthill .Ont

    @Megan D.

    I agree with you on Avitar it will win best picture tonight for sure !

    March 7, 2010 at 7:32 pm |
  43. Stacy from NJ

    Joel Madden will be DJing for those in the theater in between commercials. The goal is to keep the mood up as it gets later in the show.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:32 pm |
  44. Gene

    Anyone seen Rod Blagojevich, yet?

    March 7, 2010 at 7:32 pm |
  45. Susan

    Stunning Queen Latifah!!

    March 7, 2010 at 7:32 pm |
  46. Nora Magistro

    Go Queen Latifa!! Meryl Streep looks like she's wearing a robe!!!

    March 7, 2010 at 7:32 pm |
  47. Jessica

    Only because its the oscars I busted out the designer zebra snuggie.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:32 pm |
  48. Stacy from St. Louis

    It feels a little unfair that "Up" is nominated for both Best Picture and Best Animated Film. Maybe I'm just bitter that an animated film unexpectedly made me tear up.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:32 pm |
  49. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Hello Jack!
    What a night for me watch my favorite movies!!!!!!

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

    I'd like to share my leopard print Snuggie with George Clooney.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:32 pm |
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