March 7th, 2010
06:30 PM ET

Join our Academy Awards Live Blog with Jack Gray

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Jack Gray
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. Cessy-Chicago

    jack–you are hilarious!!!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:23 pm |
  2. Bonnie/St. Louis

    Not a fan of JLo-her dress is pretty–don't like her. SJP–love, love , love her–she could wear a sack and look good Tonight's dress reminds me of something Audrey Hepburn would wear

    March 7, 2010 at 8:23 pm |
  3. Jack Gray

    I love Jeff Bridges' voice. I want him to record my outgoing voicemail. If Kathleen Turner is unavailable.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:23 pm |
  4. Jim

    "It's me, but dramatic and different. too." –Miley

    March 7, 2010 at 8:22 pm |
  5. Cessy-Chicago

    how much longer for this ABC red carpet coverage? I'm about to throw up!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:22 pm |
  6. Tamisha

    Wow! They have accounting firms carrying the enevelopes! Now thats RICH!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:21 pm |
  7. lisa and charles

    Jack-how is your co-host Sammy doing?

    March 7, 2010 at 8:21 pm |
  8. Shellie

    Maggie G's dress looks like a big Hawaiian shirt...terrible!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:21 pm |
  9. Jess in Houston

    The nerds with the ballots always crack me up.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:21 pm |
  10. Tony Chicago

    2 words.. Sandra Bullock! Would it be too cool if they include a surprise exchange between her and Betty White tonight..

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

    I guess my picks for best dressed are Tom Ford and Sandra Bullock. Because I'm a fashion expert. Just ask my tube socks.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:21 pm |
  12. Cessy-Chicago

    did anyone see Pitt and Jolie walk the red carpet? might have missed it

    March 7, 2010 at 8:21 pm |
  13. Gene

    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.

    Jack, your age is showing.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:20 pm |
  14. Susan in Poughkeepsie

    @Jack Gray ..I'm embarrassed I didn't know that she was wearing vintage. The hair really went with it. Wasn't Jennifer Lopez wearing vintage also? The good witch of the East. Meryl Streep looked better this year than in previous years - less matronly.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:19 pm |
  15. JobiLinn

    Why did ABC have to do any red carpet coverage? Don't they "own" E!? You would think that they could get some more "speeches" in if they cut out 1/2 hour of the red carpet. I am just ready to move on now.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:19 pm |
  16. Jessica

    I must disagree from a fashion standpoint Jlo rocks it she looks amazing SJP looks like she tried to match her skin colour with Oscar, the dress and makeup is not good

    March 7, 2010 at 8:18 pm |
  17. Nathan

    Anyone else notice how no one seems to want to approach James Cameron and James Cameron does not approach anyone else?

    March 7, 2010 at 8:18 pm |
  18. Les

    I am convinced that Tom Ford can make even the dorkiest man look untouchable. So beautiful.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:18 pm |
  19. Stacy from NJ

    Stacys unite! Very cool Stacy from St. Louis!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:18 pm |
  20. Barbara

    SJP is a doll face! And so is her husband, Ferris Beuler! ;P

    March 7, 2010 at 8:17 pm |
  21. Stacy from NJ

    Anyone ever think Woody Harrelson would become part of the old guard?

    March 7, 2010 at 8:17 pm |
  22. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Christopher Plummer is my favorite one of movie Sound of Music! He is great man I have seen his song! 🙂 I agree, Jack.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:16 pm |
  23. jamie, philly

    SJP has a very pretty dress on, but i guess you have to live up to your legacy...

    March 7, 2010 at 8:16 pm |
  24. Jack Gray

    I love Sarah Jessica Parker. As charming as they come.

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

    I like JLo's dress,but it's very voluminous.I bet the person sitting next to JLo all night will be like 'Hey ,get your dress outa my face!'

    March 7, 2010 at 8:15 pm |
  26. Susan in Poughkeepsie

    Jack Gray, you are killing me! I do the same thing with Chris Plummer! Wish I could see it. Sandra Bullock's dress – gorgeous. Helen Mirren looks fabulous.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:15 pm |
  27. Cessy-Chicago

    Hi Meghan!!!!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:15 pm |
  28. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    I see the fold-over flap on the top of the bodice is very popular this season.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:15 pm |
  29. Danielle - Los Angeles

    Jennifer Lopez always ends up at the Oscars and fortunately for us it's never for her acting.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:14 pm |
  30. Jack Gray

    ugh, Jennifer Lopez? No. No. No. A thousand times – no.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:14 pm |
  31. Cessy-Chicago

    that Sheree girl asking George Clooney about not being able to commit to anyone while he's girlfriend is beside him was real tacky.

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

    @Stacy from NJ: I'd like to see it win as well. Oh, the Stacys are united!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:13 pm |
  33. Les

    Wait... Morgan Freeman's daughter's name is Morgana? I think he might be the real king of the world.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:13 pm |
  34. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I do love best chocolate!!!! Yes! I think so, Oscars love it.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:13 pm |
  35. Wendy Fournier

    Who is that blonde woman doing interviews on the red carpet for ABC? She's awful. Jack, why aren't you there?

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

    @Kathy He is the editor for Entertainment Weekly. Don't know what they were smoking when they decided a print media person should be a red carpet interviewer. He's not aweful, but does seem a bit out of place.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:12 pm |
  37. Cessy-Chicago

    FYI... the Oscar statues are made in Chicago!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:12 pm |
  38. Susan in Poughkeepsie

    Living vicariously on the red carpet through your blog Anderson, while ABC is not broadcasting on my Cablevision service. I agree with Jack Gray, CNN. Hurt Locker was more documentary and sorry is it just me or are there others who can't understand what they are saying in the the film?

    March 7, 2010 at 8:12 pm |
  39. Jodio

    I haven't read the Recikoff piece (I will now) but I've read a lot of comments from people who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan and they liked it. They said their were three scenes that were unrealistic (mostly b/c they'd have more men covering a location than the three bomb guys) but they felt it captured the emotion and daily life. I'm not saying they are right–I'm just saying it is another perspective.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:12 pm |
  40. Jack Gray

    every time I see Christopher Plummer I break out in the chorus of Edelveiss

    March 7, 2010 at 8:11 pm |
  41. Gilbert R

    Its the climb Jack, its the climb!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:11 pm |
  42. Gayle McCauley Malden,Mass.

    Hey,It's Captain Von Trapp! Looking more like Captain Crunch!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:11 pm |
  43. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Wow! Good for Christopher Plummer! You go!!! There's a real movie star for you Jack!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:11 pm |
  44. Tony Chicago

    It amazes me how these people from E! have the nerve to speak in the name of fashion when they look like just came out of a carnival... Gray/purplish hair and a flower covered jacket.. not the best choices for a guy.. should I say, my grandmas fanciful gray hair and her couch's fabric? Really?

    March 7, 2010 at 8:10 pm |
  45. Les

    Matt Damon, thank you for knowing how to do your hair.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:10 pm |
  46. Stacy from NJ

    I would love for Up in the Air to win best picture. Not bloodly likely, but I loved that film.

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

    am I the only one who's dreaming that those giant Oscars are made of chocolate?

    March 7, 2010 at 8:09 pm |
  48. Cessy-Chicago

    I was thinking of the saem thing, Jack..where are the "real" actor and actresses????

    March 7, 2010 at 8:09 pm |
  49. Kathy

    Who is the dweeb guy on ABC interviewing Sandra Bullock?

    March 7, 2010 at 8:09 pm |
  50. Les

    So, apparently, because Adam Shankman (who I do think is quite brilliant) is producing the Oscars, every teenaged star he has worked with in the last two years (i.e. Miley) gets a free ticket to the whole night? And we get to hear them talk. Oy.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:09 pm |
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