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. Tamisha

    Molly Ringwald looks sooo pretty! Love her red hair! Its a gorgeous cut!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:18 pm |
  2. david seow

    Cari, I noticed SJP chewing away. Wow Molly Ringwald is a lot taller than Matthew Broderick.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:18 pm |
  3. Bob - Massillon, OH

    Molly...not pretty in blue.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:18 pm |
  4. Cessy-Chicago

    Molly Ringwald????? whoa!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:18 pm |
  5. Charlotte

    I hope Food Inc wins too. I have not since it but I saw clips on ac360 and oparh

    March 7, 2010 at 9:18 pm |
  6. jamie, philly

    I fell in love with Robert Downy Jr. again in "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" -if you haven't seen it, its a must

    March 7, 2010 at 9:17 pm |
  7. Joanie

    miley is slouching because the top of her strapless gown does not fit her right and if she puts her shoulders back she feels it might fall Guess no one on the site ever wore a strapless gown before!!!!!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:17 pm |
  8. Emily, NYC

    A flashback to my youth – Molly Ringwald and Matthew Broderick!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:17 pm |
  9. Frank West

    Alright...fill me in...who has won what?

    March 7, 2010 at 9:17 pm |
  10. monica gill

    I'm following the blog.My feeling is to be participating in the awards.Being away from de red carpet ...here in Brazil... AVATAR is the winner!
    I'd like to read this news in your blog!!See you...

    March 7, 2010 at 9:16 pm |
  11. Pam in Mill Valley

    Glad to see that people that make movies about Real things like War!! are being recognized for the focus that put on the Real world

    March 7, 2010 at 9:16 pm |
  12. Amy

    What is the beef b/w George Clooney and Alec Baldwin?? Did you see the glares...I mean very un-happy glares that Clooney was giving Alec during the opening skit? Each time the camera showed Clooney it was like he was wishing death upon Alec??? What was all that about? Do they not like each other?

    March 7, 2010 at 9:16 pm |
  13. Les

    I just got it. RDJ is watching the snow in 3D!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:15 pm |
  14. acgraner

    I loved the opening when they paused meaning George Clooney – GC is too serious though!!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:15 pm |
  15. Cari

    Discreet with the gum Ms. Parker....just looked like you were chewy roast beef the last time the showed you..bless your heart.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:14 pm |
  16. Jamie, Canada

    Robert Downey Jr! He could not be any adorable... that outfit could use a hat and a purse, though.

    His bit with Tina was the best so far!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:14 pm |
  17. Bob - Massillon, OH

    Tina and Robert....FUNNY!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:14 pm |
  18. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Tina Fey is so funny woman!!!! She is best actress!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:14 pm |
  19. Jodio

    Loved Robert Downey Jr and Tina Fey together!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:14 pm |
  20. Tamisha

    Jack, I liked them too @ Robert Downey Jr.'s glasses! They are quirky and cute!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:14 pm |
  21. Charlotte

    I love Tina fay she is so funny

    March 7, 2010 at 9:14 pm |
  22. Isabel Siaba

    Why Robert Downey Jr is with this glasses (almost) 3D?

    March 7, 2010 at 9:14 pm |
  23. Gale

    Tina Fey and Robert Downey Jr should be hosting this thing.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:13 pm |
  24. Stacy from NJ

    Love Tina and Robert together!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:13 pm |
  25. Pam

    Knew up would win....watched it with my Southern (another language) sister and husband (Spanish speaking Argentinian) and we loved it as if we all were speaking the same language.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:13 pm |
  26. Lauren--NY

    Jack, I would say that there has been a cross-over between television and film at the Oscars for many years–Jon Stewart never made a bigger splash in movies than NPH has, yet he has *hosted* the ceremony twice. Alec Baldwin's not exactly a giant film star, either. Tina Fey is presenting, and the same goes for her. There are just more appealing people in television right now.

    I don't think it's fair to say that someone who has hosted several major awards shows and earned Tony and Emmy nominations is there merely to pander to younger viewers when there are talentless people there like Miley Cyrus and Nicole Richie who seriously have no other reason to be there; plus I think NPH appeals to people in our parents' generation as well.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:13 pm |
  27. Tamisha

    Gale, you and I have the same stats! I want Gabby to win but I doubt it!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:13 pm |
  28. Jack Gray

    Dear Robert Downey Jr's sunglasses: where have you been all my life? xoxo Jack

    March 7, 2010 at 9:13 pm |
  29. Cindy Sidebottom

    Are Robert's shoes circa 1985?

    March 7, 2010 at 9:12 pm |
  30. Les

    Tina Fey and Robert Downey Jr. make it worth having to watch Miley Cyrus slouch.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:12 pm |
  31. Andrew Mahiga

    Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin should win an Oscar for 'Best Oscars Host' (@DruYork).

    March 7, 2010 at 9:12 pm |
  32. Joseph Daniel Brian Lawlor

    Is it me or is the video and audio a bit off??? Noticed that a bit too much lately...

    Seems to be going better after that first musical piece....

    And here's Alec..Tina Fay..love her work as well....

    March 7, 2010 at 9:12 pm |
  33. Lisa Dee, San Diego, CA

    @JackGrayCNN – Does Sammy have her snuggie on?? They do have snuggies for dogs. I think she needs one.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:11 pm |
  34. Alisa Yalan-Murphy

    Pretty Pissed at ABC for not having a live stream of the show, when all cablevision households were cut off...SHAME SHAME SHAME on ABC for screwing their viewers! Don't get me stared on Cablevision!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:11 pm |
  35. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    No, It is not real event at all, It's alien movie.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:11 pm |
  36. DDM

    I wonder if a beer will make the Oscars more enjoyable..or some Girl Scout cookies...

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

    I'm 3 for 3. Still predicting wins for Bullock, Bridges, MoNique, Bigelow and The Hurt Locker.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:10 pm |
  38. Desmond Webb

    These people are living out their dreams win or lose. I hope to be in their position one day soon. So far all the winners deserved their win. Sandra for best actress and Mo'Nique for best supporting actress.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:10 pm |
  39. Charlotte

    Man t bone is very very tall

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

    I typically like the musical numbers–but didn't want to hear that song from Nine again. No disrespect Marion Cotillard, but that production was a mess.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:09 pm |
  41. SandraP, Toronto, ON

    GREAT IDEA! An Oscars gab fest!!! There's a few Oscar parties going on in Twitter too!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:09 pm |
  42. Cari

    NPHarris did a great job; opening mono great.."that damn Helen Mirren"...loved it. Ms. Miley needs to remember "shoulders back"...no slouching at the Oscars!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:08 pm |
  43. Jack Gray

    my dog is refusing to go get me more ice cream cake.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:08 pm |
  44. Stacy from St. Louis

    I was hoping Sad Brad Smith's "Help Yourself" from "Up in the Air" would be nominated. Such a great song.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:08 pm |
  45. Kimberly Miller, Lancaster, PA

    Maybe it's just me, but I really don't understand how District 9 can be based on real events–it's a movie about aliens?!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:07 pm |
  46. Dorothy

    Steve and Alec have great timing and chemistry – love them and you Jack – thanks for doing this – very enjoyable as are you!!!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:06 pm |
  47. Stacy from St. Louis

    I can't believe I'm just now learning Colin Farrell is in Crazy Heart. And sings!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:06 pm |
  48. Cessy-Chicago

    District 9...will make you to think twice chewing your nails...

    March 7, 2010 at 9:06 pm |
  49. jamie, philly

    know what would suck...if a song written/sung by Miley Cyrus is EVER nominated for an Oscar...I might just move to that new planet in Avatar

    March 7, 2010 at 9:06 pm |
  50. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    That is so great song I have hear!!! I think Crazy Heart is best music lyrics!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:06 pm |
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