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Argo Bleep Yourself! Congrats to Ben Affleck and the rest of the creative team behind “Argo.”

OK that’s kinda weird. Michelle Obama helping to present Best Picture?

Jack Nicholson gets to see some winners tonight, unlike when he attends Lakers games this year.

What, Daniel Day-Lewis couldn’t stumble on the stairs and make J-Law feel better?

Life of Pi for Best Picture? Could it happen?

Holy #@!*!&! Tarantino wins for Best Original Screenplay.

Sorry, Adapted Screenplay. The “Argo” win bodes well for a Best Picture victory.

Odds against Babs dropping the mic at the end, staring down Hathaway and saying, “THAT’S how it’s done, bitch!”: Infinity to one.

I picture Babs dressing like that even when she goes out for groceries.

Babs!

Hard to tell in this jam-packed room, but did they finally mute the live audience mic for the “In Memoriam” segment?

Something about Russell Crowe singing just makes me smile. On about four different levels.

Come on, Sean Connery and Daniel Craig, burst through that backdrop at the end!

“Skyfall” ranks just behind “Live and Let Die” as my favorite Bond theme.

Previous ties at the Oscars: Wallace Beery and Frederic March in 1932, and Barbra Streisand and Katharine Hepburn in 1968.

Confirmation: Mark Wahlberg IS taller than Ted.

TED!

Live or lip-synching? What do you think, guys? I think lip-synching? Either way, Zeta-Jones looks pretty great.

Travolta looks like The Uncle Who Was Left on the Cutting Room Floor in the “Twilight” movies.

I think Seth’s been funny, seems as if he’s getting ripped overall. Pretty much happens every year, regardless of host.

I just sent 100 pizzas addressed to “WOMEN AT THE OSCARS.” Eat up! #RockitOscars

The fact almost nobody is talking about the sets means the sets aren’t awful. #RockitOscars

Most impressive winner so far tonight: the Chicago Blackhawks, who have opened the NHL season without a loss in EIGHTEEN GAMES.

I’m 6 for 9 so far. Better than Dwight Howard’s free throw percentage but not good enough. #RockitOscars

Imagine someone swiping Liam Neeson’s swag bag. “I have a very particular set of skills…”

For a half-century the Academy has largely ignored the James Bond franchise, right up to the exclusion of “Skyfall” from the list of nine Best Picture nominees. So they gave it the full Cary Grant/Alfred Hitchcock treatment, with a big spanking tribute introduced by Halle Berry, who played Jinx, one of the most boring Bond girls in one of the lesser Bond movies (“Die Another Day”). But at least we got the great Shirley Bassey belting out “Golddddfinnnnnnngah!” Awesome.

I want Shirley Bassey to follow me around for an entire day singing “Goldfinger.”

GOOOOOLDFINNNNNNNGAH!

Academy pays tribute to a franchise it has largely ignored for 50 years. Giving Bond the full Cary Grant/Hitchcock treatment.

Boo and hissssss to the Academy for choosing “Brave” as Best Aminated Film over the darker and more creatively challenging “Frankenweenie,” and the sunny, sheer fun of “Wreck-It Ralph.” When was the last time you heard anyone say anything about “Brave”?

All five Supporting Actor nominees already had trophies so there really wasn’t a sentimental favorite—but I thought the ad campaign for Robert De Niro (“He hasn’t won in 30 years”) might have given him the edge over Tommy Lee Jones, aka The Crabbiest Man in Hollywood.

It was a mild upset when Christoph Waltz’s name was called, though Waltz DID deliver the most impressive performance of the five. Waltz is the Euro-Walken—a consistently interesting and quirky genius who puts a unique spin on every line reading.

And now he’s a two-time Oscar winner.

 

 
 
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