Dentony Davidson: And Eyes of Tammy Faye won more Oscar’s than The Power of the Dog!
Marcus James Dixon: My favorite movie of the year just won Best Picture. This has NEVER happened to me in my entire life. Joy!
Daniel Montgomery: Apple beats Netflix to the Oscar like Hulu and Amazon beat them to the Emmy
Daniel Montgomery: The care Lady Gaga is showing to Liza is so moving. It’s the “CODA” of presenting
Daniel Montgomery: Yeah, this is a really lovely presenting duo to end the night on. Feels like these Oscars were well produced for the first 20 minutes and the last 10Marcus James Dixon: Lucille Two!Chris Beachum: Now, that’s a cool presenting team!Daniel Montgomery: Great speech from Chastain. Felt like a more eloquent version of what Renee Zellweger was trying to say a couple of years ago.
BEST ACTRESS: Jessica Chastain (“The Eyes of Tammy Faye”)
Daniel Montgomery: The academy is really acing these lead-acting clips (coulda picked a better one for Cruz though)
Luca Giliberti: These clips are amazing!
Chris Beachum: That’s the reception Hopkins deserves!
Chris Beachum: Will’s speech might have been the 2nd longest ever for an acting winner?
Marcus James Dixon: I thought this was supposed to end at 8pm? How many “American Idol” fans are tuning in right now and so confused?
Daniel Montgomery: Amy Schumer also did a good job of addressing the elephant in the room, calling back her “Spider-Man” bit
Daniel Montgomery: I love how the academy shifted those categories to come it at 3 hours, and now we’re at 3:20
(edited into show) BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING: “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”
Daniel Montgomery: I really liked that speech. It felt genuine. He apologized for his inappropriate behavior and succumbing to the pressure of being a public figure who hears jokes about themselves and their loved ones, but clarifying that it came from love for his wife. That was probably the hardest speech to give tonight under the uncomfortable circumstances, but I think he did a good job with it
Sam Eckmann: He’s talking about his mothers knitting group…this is going on forever
John Benutty: I for one think that speech was rather poignant and hopefully guides the conversation that will come tonight and tomorrow all over the internet in the right direction
BEST ACTOR: Will Smith – “King Richard”
Daniel Montgomery: Really good Best Actor clips … and evidence of why “Tick, Tick… Boom!” shoulda won Best Editing
Luca Giliberti: It’s true. And Jane Campion deserves this so much. A masterpiece of a film.
Tony Ruiz: Let’s take a moment…we’ve had the second female Best Director winner in a row!
BEST DIRECTOR: Jane Campion – “The Power of the Dog”
Chris Beachum: It certainly is quite lengthy.
Charlie Bright: Is Costner presenting an Oscar or accepting another one?
BEST ORIGINAL SONG: “No Time to Die” – “No Time to Die”
(editing into show) BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN: “Dune”
Marcus James Dixon: I just realized they’re doing the in memoriam segment. I’ve been rewatching Will Smith punching Chris Rock for the past 10 minutes.
Charlie Bright: Why in God’s name would you have performers for the In Memoriam that distract from the presentation of names their performance is supposed to be honoring?
Sam Eckmann: Does Chris Rock sue? Do they retroactively give Andrew Garfield a (rightful) Oscar? No one tunes in to the Oscars to watch a fight. Absolutely ridiculous
Rob Licuria: Chris Rock has had it coming for some time. But not like that. I’m shocked. Smith has ruined this Oscars a little.
Marcus James Dixon: I’m sorry but where are the police? Assault is a crime.
Rob Licuria: No way can will smith be excused for doing that.
Sam Eckmann: My entire Oscar viewing party is only talking about Will and no one is paying attention to anything else happening on the show now.
Sam Eckmann: Honestly Will Smith just killed this whole thing. Everyone is clearly shaken and wondering what the hell happened. This is the guy who’s gonna win an Oscar in 15 minutes?
Chris Beachum: 20 minutes left for 5 awards (some will have lengthy speeches) and the memoriam. There go their big promises and plans to be done at the 3-hour mark.
Tony Ruiz: That’s one of the worst moments ever in the history of the Oscars. You don’t celebrate The Godfather with a rapper introducing the director and only a few of the stars
Tony Ruiz: Wait…Diddy is introducing the Godfather? What happened…that’s like having Dr. Oz introduce “The Silence of The Lambs” or Matt Drudge introducing “All the President’s Men”
Rob Licuria: Do the Smiths not have a sense of humour?
Daniel Montgomery: So extreme sports dudes pay tribute to James Bond and Diddy pays tribute to “The Godfather”? Did they pick presenters out of a hat?
Chris Beachum: Diddy is the exact person I expected for the Godfather intro.
Rob Licuria: Best Picture will be presented by the girl from blackish
Sam Eckmann: And Chris has poked fun of Jada before
Daniel Montgomery: The control room wasn’t expecting it either since they cut the sound for several seconds there
Sam Eckmann: it wasn’t a joke. Will is tired of his marriage being dragged into public conversation
Chris Beachum: So The Godfather people don’t even get to present Best Picture.
Charlie Bright: No way was that a joke
Daniel Montgomery: If it was a bit, Chris Rock didn’t seem to be in on the joke
Denton Davidson: Chris Rock looked visibly shaken well after it happened though. So awkward. I don’t think it was a joke.
Chris Beachum: If that wasn’t real, then Will Smith is a way better actor than I even imagined.
Rob Licuria: Will Smith is Mr Nice Guy. I doubt he would’ve done that on international TV. That had to be a bit. It just wasn’t funny.
Daniel Montgomery: But a helpful object lesson in how to poke fun at the audience in the right way
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: “Summer of Soul”
Daniel Montgomery: Honestly, Chris Rock shouldn’t have tried it. Last time he hosted, he also made fun of Jada for protesting the Oscars for lack of diversity
Rob Licuria: Is will smith high? Do they have a history?
Marcus James Dixon: It showed Will saying, “Leave my wife’s name out your f***ing mouth.”
Rob Licuria: We heard all the swearing here. Oh my god.
Daniel Montgomery: I thought it was a bit at first. Wasn’t a bit. My sound went out. Someone was cussing
Matt Noble: Yeah, when he hit him, I assumed it was a bit.
Tony Ruiz: Ummm…did that just really happen
Chris Beachum: Seemed like he was really mad at him.
Rob Licuria: What the hell was that?
Marcus James Dixon: Wait did that just happen? Will Smith just cursed him out and it didn’t appear to be a joke.
Tony Ruiz: And now the show has fallen flat
Daniel Montgomery: I wasn’t sure about this Regina Hall/Wanda Sykes bit, but they made Judi Dench laugh, so that’s good enough for me
Daniel Montgomery: If they could have gotten her, Holly Hunter would’ve been a great choice for that. She connects to William Hurt plus Jane Campion
Chris Beachum: If they’re singling out people (unlike last year), I wouldn’t also mind William Hurt. But there is nobody on that presenter list who makes sense to say something about him.
(edited into show) BEST FILM EDITING: “Dune”
Daniel Montgomery: You’re right, just pointing out another missed opportunity. Denzel won Best Actor the night Poitier got his honorary Oscar. It would’ve been such a great moment
Chris Beachum: Agreed, but there would have been no reason to leave Denzel off the opening credits when everybody knows he is sitting right there.
Daniel Montgomery: Tyler Perry paying tribute to Sidney Poitier would be disappointing when Denzel Washington is sitting right there
Chris Beachum: Plus the Memoriam, which will have Jamie Lee Curtis saying something about Betty White and someone else about Sidney Poitier (Tyler Perry?).
Chris Beachum: They could be, but it could also just be a tribute where they walk out on stage and get applause. How many more live categories are left? Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Song and anything else?
Daniel Montgomery: My guess is the “Godfather” guys present Best Picture
Daniel Montgomery: “No Time to Die” is the best of the Best Song performances by far, even better than Beyonce. I’m starting to regret predicting “Dos Oruguitas” LOL
Rob Licuria: This performance and song are in a league of their own. No question.
Kevin Jacobsen: I did not need that extreme closeup of Rami Malek coming towards me
Billie Eilish and FINNEAS perform “No Time to Die”
Chris Beachum: They could be, but it could also just be a tribute where they walk out on stage and get applause. How many more live categories are left? Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Song and anything else?
Matt Noble: I imagine the producers were not stoked with the results of the Twitter vote thing, so they truncated those.
Rob Licuria: The academy needs to overhaul this show. This is rubbish.
Sam Eckmann: Thank god we had an Army of the Dead clip to boost those ratings….Jesus Christ
Rob Licuria: Army of the Dead … ratings booster!!!
Marcus James Dixon: Were any of the shorts on netflix?
Christopher Rosen: Has Netflix won a single award so far?
Chris Beachum: Campion is not 100% locked for director. It could be Spielberg, although it’s lost all but 1. She is 92-95% there.
Marcus James Dixon: Jane Campion will get her due in directing. I think voters were aware of that, which helped them when voting for adapted screenplay.
Daniel Montgomery: Yep, Actor, Director, Picture
Chris Beachum: Power has lost 9 of 12 with 3 to go? Is that right?
Daniel Montgomery: Both would have been great winners, and I think would have been the first solo screenwriter to win this category since I think Emma Thompson?
Chris Beachum: Power had this category sealed up for months and months, but a longer season led to this CODA win (and well-deserved, too).
Marcus James Dixon: Sian Heder’s only chance of winning an Oscar tonight was in adapted screenplay. So glad she got it!
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: “CODA”
Tony Ruiz: Shawn Mendes presenting screenplay….um that’s a choice
Chris Beachum: Of the few bad choices they’ve made tonight, how are these 2 people presenting a screenplay category? HOW??
Marcus James Dixon: Tracee is a centimeter away from a wardrobe malfunction
Daniel Montgomery: And of course, who better to present Adapted Screenplay than … Shawn Mendes
Daniel Montgomery: I’m really happy Branagh won. First Oscar after eight nominations in seven different categories spanning more than 30 years
Marcus James Dixon: “Belfast” easily would have won the WGA Award if their rules weren’t so strict.
Rob Licuria: So happy for Sir Ken!
Chris Beachum: Amazing, Sir Kenneth! Well deserved for this film and a whole career!!
Marcus James Dixon: Woohoo Kenneth! I’m glad “Belfast” got SOMETHING this year. Remember when it was supposed to win Best Picture?
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: “Belfast”
Daniel Montgomery: And it was the category that “Juno” won. That was a good reunion moment
Chris Beachum: Great! We were all demanding a Juno reunion. And they get to present the big screenplay categories?
Chris Beachum: This is very funny! Reminds me of Billy Crystal and Whoopi Goldberg types of bits.
Daniel Montgomery: Yeah an “Encanto” medley would have made perfect sense. About as much sense as doing the Billie Eilish song after the Bond tribute. But alas
Rob Licuria: Just in case you were wondering what BTS’ fave musical is. Here you go.
Matt Noble: Could they have done an Encanto medley that ended in their Oscar nominated song?
Rob Licuria: It even started weirdly. Ugh.
Daniel Montgomery: Oscar Producers: “How do we take the most popular song in America from an Oscar front-runner and cram it into the ceremony in the most awkward way possible?”
Rob Licuria: Wow. I’m so disappointed about that.
Tony Ruiz: After that performance, I’m not sure why anyone is talking about Bruno
Daniel Montgomery: I could barely even hear him
Rob Licuria: But he was terrible. Sorry.
Daniel Montgomery: Luis Fonsi was at the end. It wasn’t his fault
Rob Licuria: How do they screw that up?!? Who was the male singer at the end? He was atrocious.
Daniel Montgomery: I agree the sound was off. The lyrics were being drowned out in that last verse
Chris Beachum: That was pretty bad.
Rob Licuria: The sound was off. It was cringeworthy bad. Ruined a perfect song
Daniel Montgomery: I take it back, flipping the lyrics in the end to “We’re here to celebrate Oscars” was kinda cringe
Rob Licuria: Ooft. That was….. a choice.
Daniel Montgomery: Okay, they got Megan Thee Stallion to do this. Was that announced? This is actually kind of a cool choice
Daniel Montgomery: And now the “Bruno” performance, placed awkwardly after Costume Design and nowhere near the other “Encanto” performance or Oscar win
“Encanto” cast performs “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”
Marcus James Dixon: “Cruella’s” costumes were sooo good. Well deserved, Jenny!
BEST COSTUME DESIGN: “Cruella”
(edited into show) BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM: “The Long Goodbye”
Chris Beachum: Looking at the list the past two weeks, I felt certain Kevin Costner is presenting Best Director (and now still do). He could be Best Picture, but I doubt it.
Rob Licuria: That’s gross.
Chris Beachum: Sorry, Rob, but Hans Zimmer didn’t travel in to the USA for the ceremony. He just found out he won according to one report.
Chris Beachum: We all knew Mila had to be introducing this song since she was in the film and doesn’t have much of a reason to be there otherwise.
Rob Licuria: Have they been playing the film scores for winners? Because for Dune, they’re playing elevator muzak. Please stop.
Reba McEntire performs “Somehow You Do”
Chris Beachum: If they do the Godfather segment separately, we also don’t know the Best Picture presenter. There isn’t really anybody on the list that would be worthy. There would have to be a surprise.
Marcus James Dixon: That is the worst play-off music EVER.
BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM: “Drive My Car”
Daniel Montgomery: OMG, Shawn Mendes hasn’t presented yet. It would be like them to have him do it
Chris Beachum: Or Rita Moreno, if they go with a supporting winner like Lupita. All of them are available.
Christopher Rosen: I thought it could be Lupita Nyong’o, at least she’s got an Oscar win
Chris Beachum: The very best choice would have been Jodie Foster on the same night Anthony Hopkins presents (30th anniversary of their wins).
Chris Beachum: Maybe they have a surprise. Marlee Matlin is sitting right there.
Daniel Montgomery: Given how weird the presenters have been, it’ll probably be Rami Malek and then they’ll have, like, Pitbull or something introduce Billie and Finneas
Chris Beachum: So with Frances not attending, who do we think is presenting Best Actor? If it’s somebody already announced, unfortunately I think it’s Lady Gaga. It’s probably the thing they needed to offer her in order to attend. It really should be a previous Best Actress winner to hold up most years of tradition.
Marcus James Dixon: One of the best speeches I’ve ever seen!
Rob Licuria: I have tears in my eyes. That was so beautiful Troy Kotsur.
Latasha Ford: Troy and Ariana speeches are the absolute best!
Tony Ruiz: A Silent standing ovation is one of the most powerful images I’ve ever seen at the Oscars
Daniel Montgomery: A Yuh-Jung Youn and Troy Kotsur romcom would get more young viewers than tonight’s Oscars
Chris Beachum: I want to see a film with these two together right away.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Troy Kotsur – “CODA”
Joyce Eng: Jesse Plemons wins Best Clip
Chris Beachum: With the hat, Troy always reminds me of a younger James Taylor. In a good way, of course.
Daniel Montgomery: Kinda surprised by the Troy Kotsur clip they chose
Chris Beachum: The production design for the stage is way better than it looked on photos. I also like them having a few tables down front.
Daniel Montgomery: Yuh-Jung Youn, better in 30 second than the entire ad for the Academy Museum
Tony Ruiz: Yuh Jung Youn is amazing as always
Chris Beachum: This has some funny moments, but it’s essentially a long free commercial for the academy.
Marcus James Dixon: Cue the haters in 3, 2, 1 …
Tony Ruiz: In what universe did the Oscar producers think that an advertisement for the Academy Museum would bring in viewers
Chris Beachum: Why wouldn’t they just put the animated feature next to the animated short category from a production standpoint? Why a commercial break in between?
(edited into show) BEST ANIMATED SHORT: “The Windshield Wiper”
The fact that the “Justice League” director’s cut was considered one of the most cheer worthy moments in
movie history is kinda embarrassing. It wasn’t even one of the cheer-worthy superhero movies of the last year
Chris Beachum: Think of the ones who actually did. Did that make them happy? Did it give purpose to their lives?
Marcus James Dixon: Exactly. Think of all the imaginary people who tuned in just for that.
Chris Beachum: Did even one person tune in to see that?
Rob Licuria: I hope that gives the Oscars a ratings boost. Ahahahahahahahaha
Kevin Jacobsen: I am beyond baffled.
Chris Beachum: That Justice League clip landed with a huge thud in the audience. That was the best movie moment of all time?
Rob Licuria: That Oscars cheer worthy moment was anything but cheer worthy.
Kevin Jacobsen: The Disney synergy of it all is overwhelming
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM: “Encanto”
Daniel Montgomery: They should have put Ariana DeBose in the dance number
Marcus James Dixon: It feels like a Disneyland ride
Daniel Montgomery: I feel like this song needed more dancers to make the dancing work. Those two looked stranded up there
Chris Beachum: She’s also leading that song performance, so she’ll be on stage more than all but the 3 hosts.
Marcus James Dixon: Maybe Bruno Mars will introduce it?
Daniel Montgomery: If Stephanie Beatriz is introducing “Dos Oruguitas,” I wonder how they’re gonna fold “Bruno” into the telecast
Sebastián Yatra performs “Dos Oruguitas”
Chris Beachum: Another sign of awful producing. You have Dame Judi Dench fly all the way from England, have her lose a category in the first 10 minutes and then don’t have her introduce the James Bond tribute.
Daniel Montgomery: Yeah, a clip package is literally the least you could do for a tribute. Thank goodness we saved the time it would have taken the Best Sound winners to walk top the stage or else we wouldn’t have gotten a clip reel that any YouTuber could have put together on a weekend
Rob Licuria: The show is flagging. First 20 mins was awesome. Then it was bad choice after bad choice in terms of the show itself (not the winners)
Rob Licuria: Next up, we welcome Lauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene to present Best documentary feature…
Chris Beachum: How would you not follow that with Billie/Finneas? That’s complete mismanagement. And with at least a dozen great Bond songs, they only feature one of them (true, one of the best), but only one of them?
Kevin Jacobsen: What a pointless tribute
Marcus James Dixon: That highly anticipated James Bond tribute could have been an email
Daniel Montgomery: “… to introduce a James Bond clip package”
Rob Licuria: Everyone: “The academy has expanded its membership internationally” Oscar producers: “let’s invite 3 American sportspeople that most of us outside the USA won’t recognize”
Chris Beachum: This should go right into the No Time to Die song performance if they are good producers.
Joyce Eng: Missed opportunity not to open with a bit of people not recognizing Tony Hawk
Chris Beachum: These are the 1st people I think of about James Bond.
Marcus James Dixon: “Welcome back to the ‘Dune’ Awards” is what the hosts should say after the next commercial break.
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: “Dune”
Rob Licuria: So they found the shortest person and tallest person in Hollywood (Zegler and Elordi) and marched them up.
Daniel Montgomery: Loved Rachel Zegler’s joke about only being invited to the Oscars a few days ago
(edited into show) BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT: “The Queen of Basketball”
Chris Beachum: Yes, we had already figured out Travolta, Thurman, Jackson reunion for presenters. They should have had Tarantino join them, though.
Christopher Rosen: I really love how they’re framing the winners’ speeches, the medium shots are really intimate and smart — feels like one of the leftovers from last year along with the tables up front
John Benutty: I’d guess they’re doing 90s reunions, coz Travolta and Uma are probably pulp fiction
Sam Eckmann: Dune is the correct winner. Get ready for a steamroll
Daniel Montgomery: Coppola was in the credits too
Tony Ruiz: So what was the point of a “White Men Can’t Jump” reunion? Was it just for Rosie Perez to make a weed joke?
Chris Beachum: One thing I noticed in the opening credits was just Al Pacino and Robert De Niro announced. I really wanted a real Godfather reunion with Coppola, Keaton, Shire, Caan and Duvall also included. That would have brought the house down.
Rob Licuria: So happy for Dune. But cmon academy… TPOTD should be winning more.
Kevin Jacobsen: Boo! Ari Wegner deserved
Daniel Montgomery: Yep, 5th Oscar for “Dune.” So far it has only lost to “Eyes of Tammy Faye” (and probably “Cruella” later)
Chris Beachum: The Graduate only won for Mike Nichols.
Marcus James Dixon: Darn, I switched to Power of the Dog for cinematography. Good for Dune though! What is this, Oscar #5 already?
John Benutty: okay has a director ever been a film’s only win????
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: “Dune”
Tony Ruiz: Was it seamless? Yes. Is it right? Absolutely not! It’s still completely disrespectful.
Daniel Montgomery: But … did that really save much time? They could have done that live
Rob Licuria: Hundred percent Marcus. But … outrage!
Marcus James Dixon: Lol so much controversy around the pre-taped categories and that seemed pretty flawless to me. As I said weeks ago, why can’t everyone just take a wait-and-see approach?
Rob Licuria: Sorry, but the way they just presented Sound was just fine. The only problem is that we already knew the winner. But that was ok.
(edited into show) BEST SOUND: “Dune”
Luca Giliberti: OK, these clips are lazy now.
Tony Ruiz: Finally, an awards show where the men are being objectified instead of the women
John Benutty: Regina Hall is a star
Daniel Montgomery: Regina Hall is killing it too
Sam Eckmann: Ariana DeBose is a superstar. And now the first openly queer person to win an acting Oscar? Get it girl.
David Buchanan: It’s quite wonderful that Rita Moreno was there to see her successor win.
Rob Licuria: I think Kotsur is going to give DeBose a run for her money
Rob Licuria: Ariana was amazing. The clips are amazing. Schumer is amazing so far.
Tony Ruiz: She knocked that speech out of the park.
Chris Beachum: Nobody will top that speech tonight!
Marcus James Dixon: Rita Moreno is the only one that can get away with wearing a bird’s nest on her head
Daniel Montgomery: Also, DeBose is the first woman ever to win an acting Oscar for a Spielberg film
Marcus James Dixon: New rule: if you lose a Fox reality TV show, your consolation prize is an Oscar!
Daniel Montgomery: So You Think You Can Win an Oscar!
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Ariana DeBose – “West Side Story”
Luca Giliberti: These clips are fantastic!
Daniel Montgomery: Ooh, they picked exactly the right DeBose clip
Luca Giliberti: Acting clips! Hooray!
Marcus James Dixon: That was one of the best monologues ever! To all the people who think a host isn’t needed … you’re wrong.
Daniel Montgomery: Gervais plays it a lot more smug and mean. Her jokes about the audience weren’t all that mean, and she started by making fun of herself
David Buchanan: Terrific job, Amy!
Chris Beachum: She’s killing it… kind of in the Ricky Gervais type of hosting. Knives with a smile.
Tony Ruiz: The funny thing is that Amy Schumer talked about the death of the Golden Globes, but these jokes are as harsh as they are at the Golden Globes
Denton Davidson: Love Schumer roasting the audience
Daniel Montgomery: I think Amy Schumer is kinda killing it? I think she’s hitting the right balance of poking fun without veering into meanness
Matt Noble: Joke about Williams sister’s dad, was my fave so far.
Kevin Jacobsen: A monologue followed by an intro followed by a monologue
Joyce Eng: This is 33 percent deja vu
Matt Noble: I don’t think that’s winning the Emmy for main title sequence.
Marcus James Dixon: Imagine if the in memoriam segment was this fast
Tony Ruiz: Maybe I’m old…but do we need a DJ? What happened to an actual orchestra?
Marcus James Dixon: There’s an opening credits sequence 12 minutes in?
Chris Beachum: They were very funny — amazing chemistry and jokes!
Rob Licuria: I never want to see DJ Khaled again.
Daniel Montgomery: I’m liking this intro. Not all the jokes are A+, but the three women have really strong chemistry
Tony Ruiz: Omg…Wanda Sykes and Marcus are soul sisters
Marcus James Dixon: Amy’s dig at the Golden Globes was so, so good
Daniel Montgomery: Well, that was DJ Khaled. I guess. And the Oscars had to be badgered into inviting Rachel Zegler
Chris Beachum: I really like the combo of tables down front and then the rest of the audience.
Tony Ruiz: I’ll say this for Beyonce’s team…they correctly matched the tennis ball pigment
Chris Beachum: I’m thrilled they got her to perform, but it seems pre-recorded and not live.
Matt Noble: When are they going to add the VFX for this green screen?
Tony Ruiz: I think this would have more power in the actual Oscar venue. I can imagine the crowd response would give this even more power
Daniel Montgomery: I agree about these production values, though. Honestly, I wouldn’t be too surprised if Beyonce’s first Oscar is Best Director.
Daniel Montgomery: It’s cool that they’re celebrating Compton, but I felt like “King Richard” the movie didn’t think very highly of Compton
Marcus James Dixon: This will be the most viral moment from the entire show
Rob Licuria: Beautiful production value for this opening number
Tony Ruiz: Interesting that they’re starting with a nominated song…but not in the theatre
Beyonce performs “Be Alive”
Tony Ruiz: Let’s do this…
Rob Licuria: Nup. I’m looking forward to a balm for 3 hours. And Sean Penn smelting his Oscar
Tony Ruiz: Is anyone else nervous?
Marcus James Dixon: The ceremony hasn’t even started and Power of the Dog has already lost four Oscars.
Kevin Jacobsen: Penelope’s dress is giving Winner
Tony Ruiz: Many of the arrivals that they are showing are kind of Meh…Jacob Elordi. Shawn Mendes. It’s very underwhelming
Daniel Montgomery: Jessica Chastain is wearing gold, but only the top half of her dress, so she’s hedging her bets, unlike when Glenn Close wore all gold
John Benutty: jess looks gorgeous
Kevin Jacobsen: Didn’t work out for the “Bombshell” or “Vice” or “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” actors tho
Marcus James Dixon: She’s still in it! Tammy Faye wins! Those eyelashes alone sealed the deal
BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING: “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”
Tony Ruiz: If tammy faye loses makeup, I think Chastain is toast
Charlie Bright: Could Dune upset in Makeup now?
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN: “Dune”
Rob Licuria: This Twitter thing is a travesty. I feel so disrespected as a film lover.
Daniel Montgomery: Funny that “Dune” has already won the maximum number of awards that “CODA” could win LOL
Charlie Bright: I’m hating that I’m finding out winners by having to constantly refresh Twitter.
Daniel Montgomery: “Dune” only lost two awards that mattered: ACE Eddie (editing peers more likely to vote for subtler work) and BAFTA (to “No Time to Die,” another action movie, which wasn’t nominated at the Oscars)
Rob Licuria: I feel like shunting these 8 categories off the live show is a slight to Dune now.
Charlie Bright: Wow, with the way that Dune is cleaning up in these early awards, maybe that could mean Denis could win Direc–Oh, wait…never mind.
Marcus James Dixon: This feels like the Creative Arts. Winners coming in fast and furious
Kevin Jacobsen: A rare last-minute switch that paid off for me!
Chris Beachum: How does Dune lose editing everywhere the whole season and then win the Oscar? Makes no sense.
Tony Ruiz: I switched to Dune right at the end
Marcus James Dixon: Lots of people got that wrong
BEST FILM EDITING: “Dune”
Luca Giliberti: Jonny Greenwood robbed
Rob Licuria: Thank deity
Marcus James Dixon: Hans Zimmer!!!
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: “Dune”
Daniel Montgomery: Ahmed is only the second to win Oscar for Live Action Short after a nomination for acting, following Christine Lahti
Charlie Bright: Very glad I switched back on that. At least I know I did better than Tariq Khan on these categories.
Daniel Montgomery: Same. Played it safe, went with the odds, got 2/3, I’m happy with that
Chris Beachum: Only 899 people worldwide had Windshield Wiper (just 10% of overall people). I got 2 of 3 shorts, which might be a record for me.
Denton Davidson: Good for Riz but dammit
Marcus James Dixon: Woohoo Riz!
Charlie Bright: Oscar winner Riz Ahmed!
BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM: “The Long Goodbye”
Marcus James Dixon: Of our 30 Experts only one correctly called that shocker. Congrats Susan Wloszczyna!
Charlie Bright: I’m very confused by this. How was it in second place in our predictions center? It never made any sense to me. What did our predictors see in it that led them to choose it???
Chris Beachum: That was in 1st place for a long time in our predictions center, but I didn’t believe it.
Marcus James Dixon: Wow, huge upset in animated short! There goes my perfect score.
BEST ANIMATED SHORT: “The Windshield Wiper”
Tony Ruiz: Well there went my perfect score.
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT: “The Queen of Basketball”
BEST SOUND: “Dune”
John Benutty: Is Kristen in SHORTS?! I love her
Chris Beachum: Olivia Colman has arrived, so we’ve got all 20 acting nominees for the 1st time in a while?