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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. Kimberly Miller, Lancaster, PA

    For being so handsome, George Clooney looks pissed!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:57 pm |
  2. Karen

    George was being funny. That was a glare of "DOn't make a stupid joke about me". But in a humorous way. He's funny as all get out. I thought it was funny.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:57 pm |
  3. Susan in Poughkeepsie

    Jack, thank you for telling me! I've been trying to take them down by demanding my free online movie .

    March 7, 2010 at 8:56 pm |
  4. Stacy from NJ

    I believe George was pretending to be pissed off.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:56 pm |
  5. Nicole

    Supporting actor-was hoping for Damon

    March 7, 2010 at 8:56 pm |
  6. Sharon

    LOVE that Jimmy Kimmel commercial ... Canadians miss alot when the home broadcasters highjack the feed

    March 7, 2010 at 8:56 pm |
  7. Paulo

    Penelope Cruz is wonderful, and with that dress she was amazing!!!!!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:55 pm |
  8. Andy A

    Can you say: Blind Side! Hands down! Jack, I Iike your co-host. Where is Don Lemon?

    March 7, 2010 at 8:55 pm |
  9. claire

    why does george clooney look so miserable??

    March 7, 2010 at 8:55 pm |
  10. Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    So does George Clooney's date/girlfriend have to have her hands all over George as they are watching the Oscars? Well...at least one hand because the other one was adjusting her top to make sure nothing was showing....ha!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:54 pm |
  11. LISA FLEMING

    Is it just me or did George Clooney look pissed off.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:54 pm |
  12. Jason

    NPH is hillarious!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:53 pm |
  13. Jamie, olympic-winning Canada

    CTV (Canadian here, awww yeeeeaaah) just cut (very awkwardly) to a loreal commercial. I think I'm missing the other nominees!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:53 pm |
  14. Nattada, Houston TX

    Sandra Bullock..Sandra Bullock..I hope she wins.

    Sorry, Sammy is her not him. Still don't mind her drunk, so joy us, please. ^_^

    March 7, 2010 at 8:53 pm |
  15. Kerstin

    Yay for Christoph Waltz

    March 7, 2010 at 8:53 pm |
  16. Cindy Sidebottom

    Why is Miley Cyrus there? Seriously?

    March 7, 2010 at 8:52 pm |
  17. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Wow!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats Christoph Waltz!!!!! Good one!! Nice speech!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:52 pm |
  18. Sherri

    Miley Cyrus? Really?

    March 7, 2010 at 8:52 pm |
  19. Karen

    Nice speech Christophe!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:50 pm |
  20. Jack Gray

    Cablevision customers...ABC is apparently back on. WABC just sent out an alert here in New York.

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

    Woah, Kristof. What a speech.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:49 pm |
  22. Danielle - Los Angeles

    Christoph Waltz, awesome performance. He was definitely the favorite for the award!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:49 pm |
  23. Jamie

    YAY! Christoph Waltz! My tumblr list is going explode.

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

    Sandra Bullock's make-up just isn't right, lipstick is too red. George C., doesn't look happy in the audience this evening. Wonder why?

    March 7, 2010 at 8:49 pm |
  25. JobiLinn

    I am a bit surprised by the supporting actor choice. He's good, but I am surprised.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:49 pm |
  26. Jack Gray

    Neil Patrick Harris is funny and a great song and dance man. My point is that he's not a movie star. When I watch the Oscars I want to see genuine, iconic, A-list movie stars. NPH is great for Emmys and Golden Globes.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:48 pm |
  27. Isabel Siaba

    Christopher Plummer ... I remember him in The Sound of Music ..

    March 7, 2010 at 8:48 pm |
  28. jamie, philly

    I love Stanley Tucci but the guy from the Sound of Music is so old and the Austrian guy from Inglorious is hysterical

    March 7, 2010 at 8:48 pm |
  29. Jessica

    No need to see any of the movies just watch the nominations holy long!!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:48 pm |
  30. Gene

    Smile George Clooney, sssmmmiiilllleeee!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:47 pm |
  31. Susan in Poughkeepsie

    I can't get the Oscars with my Cablevision service. So saw NPH online and thought I was looking at something that could not be live. Is this a repeat?

    March 7, 2010 at 8:46 pm |
  32. Bonnie/St. Louis

    Now that was funny. . . .Steve and Alec are good.

    I hope Sammy doesn't pass out before the end of the show. Is she still smoking?

    March 7, 2010 at 8:46 pm |
  33. Jodio

    I thought Alec seemed uncomfortable–stiff

    March 7, 2010 at 8:46 pm |
  34. Charlotte

    Welcome bloggers this is going to be fun. I hope Blindside wins.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:45 pm |
  35. Tamisha

    These jokes on the Oscars are KILLING ME! And not in the funny, side splitting, milk through the nose laughter kinda way! Epic fail!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:44 pm |
  36. lisa and charles

    Sammy is a lady first and foremost......but secondly, she's a drinker

    March 7, 2010 at 8:44 pm |
  37. Ann Lis Stern

    SJP, J LO & Charlze Theron looks are very unattractive in their dresses. Helen Mirren and her gray lace look does not work this time. Maria Carey appear HUGE...
    Meryl Streep who looks elegant and stylish. Sandra Bullock also looks fantastic, it takes one hell of a figure to pull off a clingy dress like that.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:44 pm |
  38. Isabel Siaba

    Inglorious Bastards was great. I loved Brad Pitt's fake Italian.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:43 pm |
  39. Jamie

    I'm just watching to see (LIVE) that Avatar loses (hated that movie and its worthless dialogue. so. much.), and I heard that Robert Downey Jr is presenting, so... there's a reason to watch TV for some 3hours.

    But any more of this host-banter and I'll just have to put in Iron Man. Oy vey!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:42 pm |
  40. jamie, philly

    Steve and Alec are cracking me up

    March 7, 2010 at 8:42 pm |
  41. Amy

    I am relying on this blog for all information as I cannot watch the Oscars.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:42 pm |
  42. Nattada, Houston TX

    Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin are good.

    Will Sammy say hi to us somehow? I don't mind him drunk!! 😀

    March 7, 2010 at 8:42 pm |
  43. Anthony

    Thank God that preshow is over! Those Kathy Ireland were so awkward! I wanted to stab my eye out.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:41 pm |
  44. Danielle - Los Angeles

    Adam Shankman gets 2 thumbs down if he's responsible for this pairing of Baldwin & Martin

    March 7, 2010 at 8:41 pm |
  45. louise...cambridge ontario

    tom cruise!?

    March 7, 2010 at 8:41 pm |
  46. Les

    Ooof. So far Steve and Alec are like pizza and ice cream. Just because you like them both doesn't mean they should be on the same plate.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:41 pm |
  47. Gayle McCauley Malden,Mass.

    I like the two hosts.Steve and Alec have good comedic timing together.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:40 pm |
  48. Sammem

    NPH was awesome. These jokes, on the other hand....

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

    Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin are great. Smart funny...loving them.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:40 pm |
  50. JobiLinn

    I am not too sure about Alec and Steve. They are both funny but this is getting boring.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:39 pm |
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