Now, the supporting actress award for The Help suggests that this is going to be one of those Oscars when no single movie dominates.
Wow, Bob Balaban was around in 1939?
But the Oscars that draw the biggest TV ratings are the ones where one big movie dominates. Like Titanic and the The Lord of the Rings.
It's always fun to see the Christopher Guest troupe.
Whenever I get the chance after the game, we'll have Jerry Allen, Mike Parker and Gary Payton weighing in on the Oscars
Tina Fey and Bradley Cooper to present Achievement in Film Editing.
If it's Bob Weinstein, it doesn't count.
Film Editing: "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."
That's a bit of a surprise.
And now Achievement in Sound Editing: "Hugo."
But "Let's get out of here" may be one of the best speech Enders ever.
I like that the "Hugo" winner thanked everyone who had ever been born.
Three for Hugo and a fourth likely coming right up.
A nice shout-out to the Oscar-blocked Thelma Schoonmaker.
Sound Mixing: "Hugo," as McInally prophesied.
One hour in and eight Oscars awarded. Not a bad pace at all, but one that's likely to flag a bit.
And commercials are too loud as well, but I thought Congress was going to take care of that.
It's four Oscars for Hugo, and one each for A Separation, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Artist, Dragon Tattoo and Iron Lady.
It's a shame Oingo Boingo weren't
nominated for "Weird Science."
I loved Oingo Boingo, and I thought Weird Science was a terrific song.
And now Danny Elfman just churns out soundtracks.
My personal favorite use of Oingo Boingo in a movie was "Fast Times at Ridgemont High's" placement of "Goodbye, Goodbye."
For the record, the Kodak Theatre is now called the Hollywood & Highland Center.
The Kodak Theater gag is quickly becoming the funniest running gag of the night.
Billy Crystal has become Buddy Young, Jr.
Gwyneth Paltrow and a "crashing" Robert Downey, Jr. to present Best Documentary.
And the winner is ... "Undefeated."