WELCOME TO FIRST ANNUAL DAILY FILM DOSE LIVE OSCAR BLOGGING
Click on this post for frequent updates as all the live drama unfolds
12:00pm: Slumdog Millionaire is the big winner. The show finished before midnight with time to spare to show us some great clips of some new movies for 2009. Great idea.
11:38PM: Remember when Frank Langella played Skeletor in "Masters of the Universe"?
11:22pm: Danny Boyle's body of work is amazing. I can't believe he just won an Oscar. So happy.
11:07: HUGE upset for Best Foreign Language Film - "Departures" from Japan. Wow! Who picked that one?
11:02pm: The Indian crew members of Slumdog seem infinitely more interesting than the dull Britons (except Danny Boyle of course).
11:00pm: Did John Legend just crash A.R. Rahman's song performance? What was that?
10:50pm: Michael Giacchino's conducting the orchestra this year, breaking Bill Conti's long reign.
10:41pm: Eddie Murphy hasn't aged in 25 years.
10:28pm: When one person speaks on behalf of multiple winners they shouldn't be allowed to make personal thanks to their wives, or children. It's not fair.
10:18pm: Year after year the short filmmakers always have the most honest and sincere speeches.
9:57pm: Ouch. Truly painful musical montage.
9:41pm: I love the tradition of getting really really hot actresses to host the Science and Technical Oscars - for a room full of cine-tech-geeks. Last year it was Jessica Alba. Others have been: Scarlett Johanson, Charlize Theron, Salma Hayek
9:35pm: So glad Anthony Dot Mantle won. A digital innovator. His body of work is incredible.
9:14pm: Wow, I guessed the best Short Animated Short Film right. So far batting a thousand!
9:10pm: Kunio Kato must have won some kind of dare. Great stuff.
8:54pm: Steve Martin is hilarious!
8:49pm: Graceful and classy speech from Penelope Cruz
8:41pm: Meryl Streep has 15 nominations, but hasn't won since 1982 - "Sophie's Choice"
8:38pm: Pretty decent old school opening number. Courageous of Jackman to do that.
8:25: Just looked up Marisa Tomei on the IMDB. It says she's born in 1964 - that makes her 44!
8:21pm: I like looking at the ugly people in the background behind the celebs on the red carpet
8:16pm: I love how Tim Gunn says 'thank you very much' while looking at the camera, not his celebrity guest
8:14pm: Viola Davis is awesome. She had an amazing performance in Steven Soderbergh's "Solaris"
7:51: Was that George Takei?!
7:41: I love The Wrestler and Mickey's performance, but I think this whole comeback thing has been a little overblown. He's never stopped working, and specifically his performances in "Sin City" and "Domino" were pretty awesome.
7:37pm: My wife thinks Jessica Biel's hair looks like a birdsnest, I think she's pretty hot
7:35pm: I love Peter Gabriel's integrity for not singing a medley version of his Wall-E song.
7:12pm: Just clicked on the Jonas Bros on Barbara Walters - very boring
7:11pm: Love Mickey Rourke's white suit!
7:00pm: What's with the 80's style camera quality of ABC's coverage?
6:30pm: Just tuned into very advanced coverage of the red carpet. Switching between the Canadian coverage via E-Talk and Ryan Seacrest on E! Can't wait to see Mickey Rooney. Have I missed him? I know he usually shows up really early.