OH… memories…

That wonderful opoening montage, which made me believe that maybe I wouldn’t fall into a dull torpor around 9:30…

The great gay cowboy montage… which made me believe even more that there were hopes for this Oscar broadcast…

Those great Actress campaign ads… but frankly, by then, I’d shot my excitement wad on the amazingly shocking Geisha sweep of Costume and Art Direction! Did no one appreciate the glorious subtelty of .. uh… any of the other movies?

George Clooney’s acceptance speech… in which he riffed onhis own obituary… and I thought “OH YEAH, it’s a new generation of OScars!”””

What an idiot… Oscars, you fooled me again!

ALL of those Musical Numbers… flames burning on the song from Crash with dancers who looked like “night of the living dead”… all of those MONTAGES… what the hell was Yitzhak Perlman doing again???

Ultimately, these Oscars are about as moving as Nicole Kidman’s forehead.

And here comes the typical “remember when movies were really great?” montage, hosted by Jake Geeyllenhalrlrll…

Hey… did you see the Natalie Portman rap on SNL last night?



PURE DAILY SHOW… Even using the voice of Stephen Colbert. You can hear Gil Cates in the background… “Hey, gimme some of that crap you do on the daily news thing … you know, what the kids tell me you’re so good at…”



You know what the difference is between supporting actress and actress… Botox. The women in this category can all work their foreheads — they were all in the audience, worried, wrinkling their brows… Compare them to Nicole Kidman’s face – which bears an amazing resemblance to the Oscar statue onstage…

Stay off the needle, ladies!!!!


The Frat Pack Has Officially Taken Over


The Academy proved tonight that they REALLY ARE hip and in touch. See if you notice a pattern here:
Starsky & Hutch: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell
Anchorman: Will Ferrell, Steve Carrell, Ben Stiller, Luke Wilson
Zoolander: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell
Old School: Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell

The 78th Academy Awards? It featured ALL of these guys. That leaves me with two questions:

1. If the Academy loves these guys so much, where was the Best Picture Nomination for Dodgeball?
2. Where the hell is Vince Vaughn???

I’m just travelin’ through…


I was having SUCH A GOOD TIME… NO ONE WAS SINGING!!! Hanks was Funny, Stiller looked kind of like we all used to look when our parents let us stay up late to watch the oscars…

Do you think that Tim Burton kind of knew he had no chance when they sat him up near the sound board???

Oh… someone’s singing… I LOVE Dolly Parton, but this is no “9 to 5!” Is this REALLY the theme to “Transamerica?” Are they gonna open a new part of Dollywood now?

Stewart makes it work!!!


Fans of comedy were rooting for Jon… but everyone knows this is the toughest crowd in the world. (“Uma, Oprah”…)

Stewart helld his own, with a bit of a rocky beginning — not because of his jokes, which were great, but because the crowd is so tough. Just look at the cut-aways — Theron, Spielber, even Giamatti was nervous and drumming his fingers. But thanks to two really brilliant film bits (the “who didn’t host” open and the Western montage), he made his own mark… looks good for the rest of the night…

((Only to be topped by George Clooney accepting by improving his own obituary… “Oscar Winner George Clooney…)))




Here’s what you can expect tonight:

We’ll have up-to-the-minute text posts to the blog… there’s going to be a lot of questions for you to comment on, we’re going to really try and keep the conversation going.

You know, for the past month it’s been “Brokeback Sweep” “Brokeback Sweep.” Is anyone else getting cold feet about this??? Are you revising your oscar pool ballots at the last minute?

Every 30 minutes or so, you can expect a video blog from Rob Huebel’s home … really just about 20 minutes away from the Red Carpet! We’re THAT CLOSE!!!

Many of our favorite panelists will be there — we hope you’ll join us!




I was trying to fill out my oscar ballot… more about that later… and i looked up to see Gary talking to Joan… I think Gary kept saying something like “You’re so smart to do this live… you’re so smart to do this live…” and then Joan almost pushed him away, turned to Melissa and said “It can’t get any worse than that…”

Was that what I saw? Anyone else?