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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. Kim

    Jack, you crack me up. I don't even wanna watch the show. Just following the blog and tweets is entertaining enough for me.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:38 pm |
  2. Isabel Siaba

    @ Jack
    Sammy is so cute!!!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:37 pm |
  3. sara.or

    Wondering about stars... r they thinking 2 realize a good job or an Oscar on the set?!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:37 pm |
  4. Marcy

    Poor jlo sitting next to robin williams.... LOVE some NPH!!!!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:35 pm |
  5. Stacy from NJ

    I don't know Jack, I am a old fogey and NPH opening the show upped it caliber for me.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:35 pm |
  6. Jess in Houston

    Awesome entrance. Gotta love NPH, he's just fantastic.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:35 pm |
  7. Gayle McCauley Malden,Mass.

    Sammy looks good on her Red Carpet : )

    March 7, 2010 at 8:35 pm |
  8. Karen

    they are also presenters!!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:34 pm |
  9. Shayla

    Neil Patrick Harris sounds a right hot mess. I love him but someone PLEASE turn his mic down!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:34 pm |
  10. Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    I was getting bored with the Red Carpet, this opening act isn't doing much for me either.....

    March 7, 2010 at 8:34 pm |
  11. Jack Gray

    Really? I mean, I like Neil Patrick Harris. He's very funny and talented. But these are the Academy Awards. I just don't get it. I mean, I know why they do it. But they should resist the temptation to pander to younger viewers.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:33 pm |
  12. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Neil Patrick Harris is so cute!!!!! I love his dancing...... His tux really shining knight!

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

    oh noooo..not Neil!..save us!!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:33 pm |
  14. Tamisha

    Doogie Howser...ummm...Show tunes? I won't say a word *Snap for the kids 3 tmes*

    March 7, 2010 at 8:33 pm |
  15. sara.or

    Where from Samy learned to drink??! Are u wetting her Chappy with chivas?

    March 7, 2010 at 8:32 pm |
  16. Kimberly Miller, Lancaster, PA

    I love Neil Patrick Harris!! Great opening!!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:32 pm |
  17. JobiLinn

    I like the twist. It's different and not so stuffy.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:32 pm |
  18. Stacy from NJ

    NPH! Woo Hoo!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:32 pm |
  19. Les

    I KNEW NPH was lying when he said he wasn't part of the show! Awesome!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:32 pm |
  20. Sherri

    Neil Patrick Harris!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:32 pm |
  21. jamie, philly

    loves me some neil patrick harris!!!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:32 pm |
  22. Jenny

    Love NPH!!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:32 pm |
  23. Les

    The nominees open the show? What?

    March 7, 2010 at 8:30 pm |
  24. Karen

    Who cares about Branjelina?? They get enough attention w/out being there!!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:30 pm |
  25. Wendy Fournier

    What do you guys think of Kate Winslet's dress? I'm thinking it's kind of boring. She usually knocks it outta the park.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:29 pm |
  26. Tamisha

    Ohhhh, Meryl Streep's dress was gorgeous! Epic & classy!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:29 pm |
  27. Tony Chicago

    Meryl Streep.. love her! Who doesn't like her in Death Becomes Her.. ha! "You pushed me down the stairs..."

    March 7, 2010 at 8:29 pm |
  28. Jack Gray

    Say hello to my co-host. She's already drunk. http://twitpic.com/16rykm

    March 7, 2010 at 8:28 pm |
  29. Karen

    Absolutely Meryl is THE lady of CLASS!!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:28 pm |
  30. Nattada, Houston TX

    Meryl Streep is gorgeous.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:28 pm |
  31. Tamisha

    Kathy Ireland's hair looks like Princess Leia's side buns! #Fail

    March 7, 2010 at 8:27 pm |
  32. Karen

    S.J.Parker is beautiful as ALWAYS!!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:27 pm |
  33. JobiLinn

    Finally we are moving inside. Geez, Sammy was slacking in the crowd control. LOL! It must have been the wine.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:27 pm |
  34. Isabel Siaba

    Meryl Streep is very elegant. Nice dress, though I do not like the white for dress!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:27 pm |
  35. lisa and charles

    Meryl's dress made by Chris March of Project Runway fame!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:26 pm |
  36. Jack Gray

    Yay Meryl Streep! I would give her an Oscar for reading out of the phone book.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:26 pm |
  37. Jess in Houston

    Perfect dress for Meryl Streep. She looks lovely.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:26 pm |
  38. Les

    Meryl Streep should start a church. I'd follow.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:26 pm |
  39. jamie, philly

    Meryl Streep is in the the "hizzie"

    March 7, 2010 at 8:26 pm |
  40. Karen

    ok, why is Taylor Lautner there?? REAL Stars Please!!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:26 pm |
  41. Cindy Sidebottom

    Kathy Ireland is interviewing people on ABC. Painful. Pain. Ful.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:25 pm |
  42. Jessica

    Am I watching the Oscar Red Carpet or the Nickelodeon awards?

    March 7, 2010 at 8:25 pm |
  43. Tamisha

    I love Gabourey's dress and it fits well to a plus sized form! #GoTeamGabby!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:25 pm |
  44. Shellie

    Brad and Angelina are not there

    March 7, 2010 at 8:24 pm |
  45. Susan in Poughkeepsie

    @Jack Gray. Talk about the old guard! We haven't seen Kathleen Turner for ages.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:24 pm |
  46. Karen

    Kate looks awesome as always!!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:24 pm |
  47. Shayla

    UH Charlize Theron's woman parts are covered by flowers. That is awkward.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:24 pm |
  48. Wendy Fournier

    Sorry moderator, is this better?
    Charlize looks like she's got a muppet grabbing her b**bs from behind. LOL!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:24 pm |
  49. Isabel Siaba

    Steve Carell is amazing and hilarious!

    I love Steve Carell!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:24 pm |
  50. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Christopher Plummer is my favorite one of movie Sound of Music!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:23 pm |
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