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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. Jamie, olympic-winning Canada

    C-PINE! Unf, Captain Kirk. Presenting District 9?! My two loves!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:06 pm |
  2. Jack Gray

    I'm changing my name to T-Bone.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:05 pm |
  3. Carrie

    bored already...is it just me?

    March 7, 2010 at 9:05 pm |
  4. Les

    "I love you more than rainbows?" Hollywood, you are cuh-razy!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:05 pm |
  5. Ann Lis Stern

    ...well I guess I will be watching "Big Love" tonight instead of " Oscar" because of the ABC and Cablevision conflict

    March 7, 2010 at 9:05 pm |
  6. Joanie

    was hoping for christopher plummer most likely his last sho

    March 7, 2010 at 9:04 pm |
  7. Rocky

    Can someone explain those mini lamps?

    March 7, 2010 at 9:04 pm |
  8. Jack Gray

    the song from Crazy Heart is beautiful. are they not performing all of the nominated songs this year? Bummer.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:04 pm |
  9. Nikki J

    Steve and Alec were great! But Niel Patrick Harris has stolen the show so far!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:03 pm |
  10. Gale

    Crazy Heart song gonna win ???

    March 7, 2010 at 9:03 pm |
  11. Kimberly Miller, Lancaster, PA

    Wow, Miley really is slouching. Why is she there again?

    March 7, 2010 at 9:03 pm |
  12. JAN

    Don't think Alec and Steve are that funny. Agree about Miley...why is she there

    March 7, 2010 at 9:03 pm |
  13. Sandy

    someone may have posted this but people in the audience don't look that happy tonight.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:02 pm |
  14. Stacy from St. Louis

    Oh, yikes. I take back my Miley jab from before. Yeah, that wasn't painful AT ALL. Sheesh.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:02 pm |
  15. Jodio

    The "Stu" Song from the Hangover should've been nominated.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:02 pm |
  16. Jessica

    I'm just impressed by Miley's reading skills

    March 7, 2010 at 9:02 pm |
  17. jamie, philly

    why is Miley Cyrus here...not just the Oscars, like here in general?!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:02 pm |
  18. Cindy Sidebottom

    Someone tell Miley she forgot her shirt.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:02 pm |
  19. Les

    Oh, non-nominated teenaged girls should not be invited, much less asked to speak.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:02 pm |
  20. ruth marshall

    jlo was the best dressed

    March 7, 2010 at 9:01 pm |
  21. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Up is best movie I have seen! I wish I will go to see Up movie.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:01 pm |
  22. Rocky

    I like this Amanda girl.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:01 pm |
  23. Cessy-Chicago

    siegfied and cyrus???? amanda is an actress and I think she's funny, but Miley????

    March 7, 2010 at 9:01 pm |
  24. truthfighter4WB

    Best Animation goes to Pete Docter – Up

    March 7, 2010 at 9:01 pm |
  25. Darla

    Miley looks classy tonight.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:01 pm |
  26. Jack Gray

    alright, those of you who think George Clooney is annoyed. Um, he's not. It was a joke. He was playing along. Sheesh. Moving on, folks.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:01 pm |
  27. Bob - Massillon, OH

    It's looking like prom night right now.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:01 pm |
  28. Karen

    Will someone tell that girl to stand UP? Stop schlumping your shoulders!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:01 pm |
  29. Grace

    Fantastic start! Love the Martin and Baldwin combo – and the opening song HILARIOUS! Although poor Taylor Lautner seemd to not understand any of it.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:00 pm |
  30. Frank U

    Christoph Waltz best speech i seen

    March 7, 2010 at 9:00 pm |
  31. Jason

    UP is a great, great movie.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:00 pm |
  32. Karen

    WEll, so far, they are keeping it short and sweet.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:00 pm |
  33. Cindy Sidebottom

    I bet his parents are sooo disappointed Pete Docter isn't a Doctor. I mean, how cool would that be? Paging Dr. Docter.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:00 pm |
  34. Isabel Siaba

    UP is a movie so exciting! I always cry in the same parts !!!!!!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:59 pm |
  35. Danielle - Los Angeles

    Isn't it funny that the guy who won for Up looks like a cartoon character?

    March 7, 2010 at 8:59 pm |
  36. Jack Gray

    I didn't realize Michael Phelps directed Up.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:59 pm |
  37. Nattada, Houston TX

    Cameron Diaz looks so pretty. Is she nominated for something this year?

    Yahh..Up wins. Love it.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:59 pm |
  38. Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    Yeah.... Up won! Loved that 3-D animated film. Great story line....

    March 7, 2010 at 8:59 pm |
  39. Darla

    Yay!! Up wins!!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:59 pm |
  40. jen

    Has anyone spotted Daniel Day Lewis? Is he even there? That's the only person I want to see.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:59 pm |
  41. Isabel Siaba

    Up is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:59 pm |
  42. Sharon

    yes, what is up with George Clooney ??? I thought he had a sense of humour ... he must have left it at home tonight

    March 7, 2010 at 8:58 pm |
  43. Gale

    UP is the next winner !!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:58 pm |
  44. Asif Khan

    Good luck to Avatar and it director, Cameron. Great creative work, hope be appreciated.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:58 pm |
  45. Tim

    YAY for the dog from UP.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:58 pm |
  46. Amy

    THANKS!! ABC BACK ON!

    March 7, 2010 at 8:57 pm |
  47. Gale

    I think the Clooney looking so miserable was part of a bit.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:57 pm |
  48. Les

    Re: Clooney– pretty sure he was just playing along.

    Re: The set– looks like all Las Vegas hotels designed between 2002-2005. Not necessarily bad, not necessarily notable.

    Re: The iPad commercial– OMG, Apple, WE GET IT.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:57 pm |
  49. rubyredhead65

    Does everyone in the Oscar audience looked totally stressed out or is it me? Maybe a reason to, but more than usual.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:57 pm |
  50. Jason

    Classy speech by Waltz.

    March 7, 2010 at 8:57 pm |
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