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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. Stacy from NJ

    Blue seems to be the most popular carpet color tonight. Hmmm, bodes well for a Avatar win methinks.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:08 pm |
  2. Sherri

    Okay we get it! Lots of celebrities in nice clothes. Can we get on with the show now?

    March 7, 2010 at 8:07 pm |
  3. Jack Gray

    where the heck are Dustin Hoffman and Angelica Huston...Gene Hackman, Al Pacino.... paging real movie stars, real movie stars to the red carpet, please.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:07 pm |
  4. Jessica

    Why are they letting Kathy Ireland do this? Why is ABC torturing us?

    March 7, 2010 at 8:07 pm |
  5. Gayle McCauley Malden,Mass.

    Hi Casey!! Kathy Ireland was know as a model for years,I don't know what she's up to these days.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:07 pm |
  6. Stacy from St. Louis

    I'm sorry, they should not be letting Zac Efron near anything related to Orson Welles.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:07 pm |
  7. Cessy-Chicago

    How did Kathy Ireland get the interviewee job??? seriously.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:07 pm |
  8. Andy A

    Can someone tell Sandra to change her lipstick? Otherwise, she looks great! Kathy – why?

    March 7, 2010 at 8:06 pm |
  9. Carmen

    OHHH Jack. So hilarious. Did anyone hear George say Elisabetta doesn't speak English??! Based on the look on her face, she's going to CUT HIM later

    March 7, 2010 at 8:06 pm |
  10. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Sandra Bullock's makeup is really different tonight, especially the cheeks and the lips. She looks really different.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:06 pm |
  11. Cessy-Chicago

    Sandra Bullock looks amazing!!! I hope she wins!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:06 pm |
  12. Stacy from NJ

    Kathy Ireland's biggest claim to fame was Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover. But she used the momentum from that to build a empire, smart cookie!

    @Jack, the file footage was weird.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:05 pm |
  13. Stacy from St. Louis

    @Casey Jones: Doesn't she have all her stuff at Kmart?

    March 7, 2010 at 8:05 pm |
  14. Stacy from St. Louis

    @Jack: Yeah, Reickhoff's feelings tainted Hurt Locker for me, but I still want to see it.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:04 pm |
  15. Jack Gray

    SWEET. MOTHER. OF. PEARL. Is ABC doing its own pre-show? Someone please set my hair on fire.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:04 pm |
  16. Gayle McCauley Malden,Mass.

    Ah Jake.....sigh.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:04 pm |
  17. Cessy-Chicago

    switched channels–just saw the 5 supporting actress in one stage being interviewed. very cool!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:03 pm |
  18. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Is Kathy Ireland an interior designer? I'm really not certain. Isn't that where I know her name from?

    March 7, 2010 at 8:02 pm |
  19. Jack Gray

    interesting they chose all file footage for the opening montage. maybe because so many of the newer stars are unknowns....

    March 7, 2010 at 8:01 pm |
  20. Dilan

    Did anyone see Brad Pitt? Was Angelina with him too?

    March 7, 2010 at 8:01 pm |
  21. Jack Gray

    So...I saw Hurt Locker. I thought it was riveting but I'm not sure it was the Best Picture of the year. Not all veterans like it, either. Paul Reickhoff, head of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans for American wrote a critical piece on Newsweek.com

    March 7, 2010 at 8:00 pm |
  22. Jeri Crygier

    Sandy, Sandy.. fingers crossed

    March 7, 2010 at 7:59 pm |
  23. Stacy from St. Louis

    Maybe I should wait until the end of the program to ostracize myself, but I think Avatar is a tad overrated.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:59 pm |
  24. mary

    saw jlo in armani prive. her make up looks nice.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:56 pm |
  25. Andy A

    Meryl Steep rocks! Finally she nailed it!

    March 7, 2010 at 7:56 pm |
  26. Anthony Guiliano

    Almost time to turn the channel.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:55 pm |
  27. Dulcie - Denver

    Found it. Ack! Who's that scary looking guy! Wow, wouldn't want to meet him anywhere.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:55 pm |
  28. Dilan

    @Mark Brack who is Barbra Wawe?

    March 7, 2010 at 7:55 pm |
  29. JobiLinn

    I agree! Jack when are they gonna get it together and ask you to present!!??

    March 7, 2010 at 7:54 pm |
  30. Katherine, Atlanta, GA

    "No, no, no ... I never wear pleated pants." Best red carpet soundbite by Jason Bateman.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:54 pm |
  31. Jack Gray

    alright, let's get the show started. I'm red carpeted out. GET. INSIDE. PEOPLE. Yes, George Clooney, I'm looking in the direction of you and your bangs.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:54 pm |
  32. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Sandra Bullock is really stunning best dress! Cool dress!

    March 7, 2010 at 7:53 pm |
  33. Dulcie - Denver

    Looking for the Oscars on TV now. I'm in Denver, anyone know?

    March 7, 2010 at 7:53 pm |
  34. Jodio

    Kate Winslet looks lovely.
    If I was an actor, I'd like to have a career like Jason Bateman's. Great roles–yet not the leads–but still a working, respected actor.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:52 pm |
  35. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    "Give me Warren Beatty, Meryl Streep, Clint Eastwood and a high heel full of pinot grigio and I'm all set."

    In that order?

    March 7, 2010 at 7:52 pm |
  36. JobiLinn

    sorry got kicked to the other tv. Still big screen. Kate Winslet has a nice dress. Very simple and elegant!

    March 7, 2010 at 7:52 pm |
  37. Kimberly Miller, Lancaster, PA

    I am seriously disturbed by the fact that Miley Cyrus is presenting tonight–I think Jack is more qualified to present than she is!

    March 7, 2010 at 7:52 pm |
  38. Jack Gray

    I find all the younger actors to be rather dull. Give me Warren Beatty, Meryl Streep, Clint Eastwood and a high heel full of pinot grigio and I'm all set.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:50 pm |
  39. Cessy-Chicago

    who cares what Aniston say about Gerard Butler? Yawn...

    March 7, 2010 at 7:49 pm |
  40. Stacy from St. Louis

    I'm looking forward to the Homicide in Hollenbeck special. That's right, I"m live-blogging commercials too.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:47 pm |
  41. Karen, MN

    I hope Sandra Bullock wins. My favorite movie is "While you were sleep". It is the best movie ever!!!! She is smart and funny.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:47 pm |
  42. Anna

    Loving Rachel McAdams. Great dress and earrings.

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

    @ jack– yes. I agree on Cyrus' attendance. Boring......

    March 7, 2010 at 7:46 pm |
  44. Nattada, Houston TX

    Is Miley Cyrus too grown up? Don't push it too hard, girl!!

    March 7, 2010 at 7:46 pm |
  45. Tamisha

    lol @ Jack! I guess since I despise Hannah Montana I didn't realize she had been there twice before!

    March 7, 2010 at 7:45 pm |
  46. Teagan- Fort Collins, CO

    Eeew... Miley, BLECH.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:45 pm |
  47. bobbi

    what happened to antonio banderas?! that beard-ew

    March 7, 2010 at 7:44 pm |
  48. Stacy from St. Louis

    Oh, c'mon. Hannah Montana's there? What next, Justin Bieber?

    March 7, 2010 at 7:44 pm |
  49. Anthony Guiliano

    Roberts bow tie is so ugly.

    March 7, 2010 at 7:44 pm |
  50. Tamisha

    Miley Cyrus is so GORG! Her eyes are beautiful! She is all grown up now!

    March 7, 2010 at 7:44 pm |
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