Oscars live blog: We dish the best, worst and OMG moments

Gold Derby editors and contributors are obsessed with show business awards. They are a sassy bunch who rarely agree on anything, and that’s never been more true than at the 2023 Oscars. This year’s ceremony airs live coast-to-coast Sunday, March 12 on ABC beginning at 5:00 p.m. PT/8:00 p.m. ET. Follow along as the show unfolds with our musings on the best, worst and OMG moments of the 95th Academy Awards. Joining our fun live blog to dish 2023 Oscars gossip are: Chris Beachum, John Benutty, Nick Bisa, Charlie Bright, David Buchanan, Denton Davidson, Marcus James Dixon, Sam Eckmann, Joyce Eng, Luca GilibertiRob LicuriaDaniel Montgomery, Matt Noble, Ray Richmond, Chris Rosen, Tony Ruiz, Matthew Stewart and Paul Sheehan. Agree or disagree? Sound off down in the comments section to give us YOUR thoughts.

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Marcus James Dixon: Today I made three last minute switches. Cinematography was one of them, and it paid off! “All Quiet” is on the board with one.

Chris Beachum: He was on our cinematography panel!

Tony Ruiz: Anyone else 6 for 6?

Rob Licuria: That 3 bar guitar hook from the AQ score is so damn good.

Daniel Montgomery: I didn’t mind the cinematography banter since at least it was about the substance of the category

CINEMATOGRAPHY: James Friend, “All Quiet on the Western Front”

Tony Ruiz: This banter is going on too long

Ray Richmond: My picture screwed up. What was the commercial for?

Rob Licuria: This is where I’m about to get my first wrong predix

Nick Bisa: I do think All Quiet has some skin in the game here. If it takes Adapted and Cinematography… no matter what else happens it’s in with a shot!

Jaclyn Ben-Porat: his individual getty pics didn’t hit online until right before the show either. sad

Chris Beachum: Has anybody else noticed that Bill Nighy is as far away from the stage as I am right now? He’s tucked off in a corner near the kitchen.

Luca Giliberti: Yeah, they just cut to commercial on German TV here… And they are unsurprisingly running All Quiet ad after All Quiet ad, lol
Nick Bisa: Yeah that’s poor form. I’m not getting it tho from my Aussie streaming service
Charlie Bright: Isn’t what they just did is exactly why new trailers used to not be done during the Oscar telecast?

Rob Licuria: They didn’t air that part in Australia and possibly elsewhere internationally. Interesting…

Daniel Montgomery: Yeah, I don’t like presenting a trailer during the show, it’s just Disney patting itself on the back for three minutes

Jaclyn Ben-Porat: ariel > oscars, sorry

Chris Beachum: Have all 20 acting nominees been spotted in the audience?

Ray Richmond: Kimmel’s monologue truly delivered with great style and confidence and the perfect tone. And the audience clearly loves him

Chris Beachum: You’ve got 3 words there that are unacceptable: vegan, caramelized and onion. Yuck.

Charlie Bright: Dear God, Trader Joe’s vegan caramelized onion dip is delicious. Whoops. Wrong text box.

Ray Richmond: Fancy camera angles on the stage. Kudos to the director.

Chris Beachum: I LOVE having an orchestra back again in a very classy move.

Denton Davidson: They want to get Ke Huy Quan winning in first

Chris Beachum: Well, at least we all start out at 100% before falling off a cliff later.

Ray Richmond: Starting the night with a lock.

ANIMATED FEATURE: “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio”

Denton Davidson: Because when Condon wins they don’t want Bassett and Curtis fans tuning out because of a winner nobody knows.

Marcus James Dixon: Kids aren’t supposed to watch Pinocchio, it’s too scary!

Chris Beachum: Families with kids are watching and then go to bed.

Ray Richmond: Sounds like a particularly enthusiastic audience tonight.

Marcus James Dixon: Curious why they’re starting with animated feature, the biggest lock of the night.

Chris Beachum: For all the people clamoring for a Jungle Cruise reunion… Rock and Blunt.

Daniel Montgomery: Jimmy Kimmel is such a good, natural host. Nothing groundbreaking in that monologue, but set the right tone and walked the line between cutting and affectionate

Charlie Bright: Fantastic monologue
Marcus James Dixon: Woohoo I got Best Picture right! :rolling_on_the_floor_laughing:

Tony Ruiz: Kimmel is handliing the slap issue with such perfections

Marcus James Dixon: Wow it took him 13 minutes to make a slap joke!

Tony Ruiz: I love that Austin is sitting next to Angela, who gave him partial shade over his voice

Charlie Bright: He’s got a really good rhythm going with the monologue.

Luca Giliberti: A reminder that The Woman King deserved so, so, so much more.

Charlie Bright: He seemed nervous the first time, but tonight he’s very confident!

Marcus James Dixon: His jokes are biting but not mean. Perfect.

Ray Richmond: It’s very solid. Love the Rogen-Spielberg joke.

Tony Ruiz: Kimmel is killing it. This is a classic Oscar monologue

Charlie Bright: I’m sorry. Spielberg was a young director in the 1970s. OF COURSE HE’S SMOKED WEED BEFORE!

Jaclyn Ben-Porat: ke!!!!

Daniel Montgomery: The volume of the applause Michelle Yeoh gets at the mere mention of her name is huge, part of why I’m predicting her

Marcus James Dixon: Jimmy Kimmel is pulling a Jeff Probst by parachuting down into the program

Charlie Bright: I like that we’re back to the normal theater set up

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