Enter 17-time nominee Meryl Streep.
Meryl's presenting the Governor's Ball.
Wow, James Earl Jones said, "Gobsmacked."
The Artist can win two more Oscars, which would give it five -- the same number Hugo has now.
Coming up: the memorial reel.
Three more categories to go.
So do you think Best Picture is between "Hugo" and "The Artist"?
Yes. Unless Clooney wins best actor, that could signal a possible upset for The Descendants. But that's a real long shot.
James Whale already has his Oscar for "Gods and Monsters."
Is that Esperanza Spalding singing "What a Wonderful World" during the memorial reel?
I'd forgotten about Jackie Cooper. He would have to had been one of the last, besides Robert Blake, of the "Our Gang" cast.
Whoa! Someone brought me pizza!
No, one of my neighbors, an excellent friend named Clarissa, was watching the blog and brought me a couple of slices.
I should live-blog every night. "I wish someone out there would bring me a cheeseburger."
Where is my damn cheeseburger?
You can haz cheeseburga, Mike.
Way to introduce Esperanza Spalding after the fact, Crystal!
If you're scoring, and I am, I'm 17 and 4 for the evening thus far.
The delightful Natalie Portman is presenting Best Actor.
Man, check out those eyeglasses on Gary Oldman.
I think "The Artist" may have the momentum.
Say hello to Colin Firth, presenting Best Actress.
Colin Firth was great in The King's Speech, but he was better the year before in A Single Man.
Colin invokes "Mamma Mia" in his address to Meryl Streep. May we all forget it.
But we can't! They won't let us forget it!
Well, that took a while to upload. But what a great acceptance speech.
And now we have multiple Oscar winner Tom Cruise.
But is this one of the Oscars Meryl actually should have won? Probably not.