It's been a couple of years since I did this (and the time that I did it, Blogger ate the whole entry and I had to fake it), but Chris is at the school right now and my choices are: shouting out loud at the TV by myself while my landlady knows that I'm home alone, or live-blogging my responses.
5:28pm: Dear Regis Philbin: "Javier" is not pronounced "Xavier." Thank you.
5:30pm: Eeeee! It's starting!
6:46pm: Dear James MacAvoy: I love you. That is all. Also, I'm not doing well in my somewhat Oscar pool. I think I only got Javier Bardem right. Aw, and now Sarah Polley lost.
(By the way, I'm still scarred by Tilda Swinton, aka The Scariest Woman Alive, commenting on Oscar's buttocks. Eeeee.)
7:12pm: YES! My first (non-obvious) correct pick! I told Derek that the leading actress award was going to Marion Cotillard, and he didn't believe me.
7:36pm: There have been so many montages that I thought that the introduction to the Lifetime Achievement Oscar was yet another montage. And didn't understand why there seemed to be a Tribute to Hitchcock. Nope, they were just introducing a rambling and ancient man. (But at least he isn't speaking mostly in Italian. Although it was really awesome when Clint Eastwood was translating.)
7:43pm: "This is the first Academy Award and second nomination for Austria." Huh? Entire countries are making movies now?
7:44pm: Chris just confessed that he enjoyed Enchanted.
7:50pm: It's official: the best way to make sure that a movie doesn't win a Best Song award is to nominate it for three of the five awards. (I loved the Once song, by the way.)
7:51pm: The rule seems to be that only one person per group is allowed to say the thank-yous. That's the second time that the orchestra has started blasting the music as soon as the second person tries to say "thank you." The orchestra is feeling particularly bold tonight.
7:56pm: Aw, John Stewart is sweet! Take THAT, orchestra!
9:17pm: The Oscars are over (it was okay, but there weren't very many more reasons for me to shout at the TV -- also, Chris stole my computer for a while and so there was no more liveblogging), but I left on the Barbara Walters special for a while. And Vanessa Williams was just talking about how much she loves Botox? Odd.
9:19pm: Hey! Seattle PBS is showing the Complete Jane Austen after all! Huzzah!