Good afternoon. We'll start blogging around 4:15 p.m. Kevin Hampton and I will be at Gill Coliseum for the Oregon-Oregon State men's basketball game. Cory Frye will provide Academy Awards updates and commentary from Albany. ... In the meantime, weigh in with your pick for Best Picture in the poll above.
90 minutes of red-carpet coverage? Wow.
Cory Frye here, reporting on the Oscars from an undisclosed location in the mid-Willamette Valley.
Not much happening yet; celebrities are still navigating the red-carpet phalanx of microphone-wielding slicksters into the Hollywood & Highland Center (formerly the Kodak Theatre).
Jessica Chastain trending on Twitter as Best-Dressed. No. 3: Miss Piggy.
Unfortunately, Miss Piggy was not nominated this year.
Five bucks to anyone who spots a Weinstein.
Is it just me, or is Dujardin actually trying to channel Gene Kelly?
Memories of Hollywood ca. Oscar Week: Parking stinks.
Parking in LA during Oscar week probably even worse than parking around Gll during a Civil War game.
So far I've learned that Nick Nolte has owned crows and a prophetic pinball machine.
And apparently has a hard time hearing stupid questions.
That Google Earth-style overhead ABC is using between the interview segments is exceptionally useless.
I keep thinking that music is emanating from an official Academy rave tent.
Foo Fighters are probably still hanging out in the rave tent from the Grammys two weeks ago.
Perhaps needless to say, no actual Oscars have been awarded yet.
We've still got 30 minutes of glad-handing and balderdash.
Official show begins at 5:30.
Collier being helped off the floor.
I love Tim Gunn on "Runway," but would it kill him to tell one of his interviewees that they need to "make it work?"
I have a number of videos that refuse to upload, so we'll have them later: Mike Parker, Jerry Allen, Duck fan, Beaver fan, and Gary Payton.
Gwyneth Paltrow is wearing a dress that reminds me of my grandmother's couch.
Here come the Price-Waterhouse men with the envelopes.