Here’s a secret and you’re not allowed to tell anyone- today we are both live streaming the 86th Academy Awards from our respective offices to bring to you up-to-date news on the drama, the drunkenness, the t00-long speeches, the tears and laughter of the biggest day in the film industry!
We’ll be doing this throughout the day so stay tuned!
Red Carpet time!
Ellen is giving us great updates while we watch all the celeb’s trail blindly onto the red carpet waiting for their assistants to tell them where to go.
Spacey came in looking veeery handsome and not looking at all murderous in a navy suit.
The Cumberbatch came waltzing in looking very schmick with wind-swept hair. In true Cumberbatch style he took the interview opportunity to discuss the real-life occurrences of slavery across the world and his hopes that 12 Years a Slave will bring more awareness to this to the public. Cumberbatch plays plantation owner William Ford in the movie.
The internet was waiting with baited breath to see what Jared Leto would turn up wearing, and in particular how he would style his luscious locks. He turned up rocking a white suit, red tie, and the internet instantly started comparing his amazing hair to many things:
Leto should probably get a bodyguard for his hair.
And in true Jennifer style she showed up and did this:
The gifs are already circulating.
But she got up again and still looked an absolute knock-out in a simple but glamorous red Dior gown.
AND THE OSCARS HAVE BEGUN.
First up, Anne Hathaway (blinding me with her dress) presenting:
Best Supporting Actor:
Barkhad Abdi, “Captain Phillips”
Bradley Cooper, “American Hustle”
Michael Fassbender, “12 Years a Slave”
Jonah Hill, “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”
WINNER: JARED LETO, DALLAS BUYERS CLUB!
Jared told a touching story about a high-school drop out and single mom. That woman is his mother. He also dedicated his award to those who lost the battle with AIDS.
“Thanks for teaching me to dream.”
Best Costume Design:
Michael Wilkinson, “American Hustle”
William Chang Suk Ping, “The Grandmaster”
Catherine Martin, “The Great Gatsby”
Michael O’Connor, “The Invisible Woman”
Patricia Norris, “12 Years a Slave”
WINNER: CATHERINE MARTIN, THE GREAT GATSBY
Make-Up and Hairstyling:
“Dallas Buyers Club” Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews
“Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” Stephen Prouty
“The Lone Ranger” Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny
WINNER: Adruitha Lee & Robin Mathews, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Animated Short Film:
“Feral” Daniel Sousa and Dan Golden
“Get a Horse!” Lauren MacMullan and Dorothy McKim
“Mr. Hublot” Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares
“Possessions” Shuhei Morita
“Room on the Broom” Max Lang and Jan Lachauer
WINNER: MR HUBLOT
Best Animated Feature:
“Despicable Me 2”
“Ernest & Celestine”
“The Wind Rises”
I LOVE MONTAGES. Some of the best movies made over the past few decades. Really touching.
Emma Watson & Joseph Gordon Levitt are now onstage to present visual effects. I ship this coupling.
Best Visual Effects:
“Gravity” Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and Eric Reynolds
“Iron Man 3” Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Erik Nash and Dan Sudick
“The Lone Ranger” Tim Alexander, Gary Brozenich, Edson Williams and John Frazier
“Star Trek Into Darkness” Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Ben Grossmann and Burt Dalton
No surprise here.
Zac Efron is on stage to present Karen O, performing THE MOON SONG, from HER. Beautiful.
Live Action Short Film:
“Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)” Esteban Crespo
“Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just before Losing Everything)” Xavier Legrand and Alexandre Gavras
“Helium” Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson
“Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)” Selma Vilhunen and Kirsikka Saari
“The Voorman Problem” Mark Gill and Baldwin Li
Best Doco Short Subject:
“CaveDigger” Jeffrey Karoff
“Facing Fear” Jason Cohen
“Karama Has No Walls” Sara Ishaq
“The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life” Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed
“Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall” Edgar Barens
WINNER: THE LADY IN NUMBER 6: MUSIC SAVED MY LIFE
Thoughtful Ellen wants to order pizza for the crowd.
Bradley Cooper is now onstage to present the award for Documentary feature.
Best Documentary Feature:
“The Act of Killing”Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen
“Cutie and the Boxer” Zachary Heinzerling and Lydia Dean Pilcher
“Dirty Wars” Richard Rowley and Jeremy Scahill
“The Square” Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer
“20 Feet from Stardom” Nominees to be determined
WINNER: 20 FEET FROM STARDOM
Bow down for Frank Underwood, here to introduce the recipients of the Governors awards (Steve Martin, Angela Lansbury & Pero Tosi) and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award (Angelina Jolie).
Best Foreign Language Film:
The Broken Circle Breakdown, Belgium
The Great Beauty, Italy
The Hunt, Denmark
The Missing Picture, Cambodia
WINNER: The Great Beauty
Cue film montage! A look at Nebraska, Her and Gravity.
Ellen has turned up in a new white suit to introduce Brad Pitt to introduce U2.
U2 is performing their original song “Ordinary Love” which they wrote and performed for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. As usual, they do a great performance and are given a standing ovation from the audience.
A look at the Febuary 15th Academy Scientific and Technical Awards highlights.
Ellen has gathered a bunch of actors from the audience for a group selfie in the hopes of breaking the record for most retweeted photo. It’s fantastic:
A beautiful Charlize Theron and Christopher Hemsworth present:
Nominees for Achievement in sound mixing:
Captain Phillips, Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith and Chris Munro
Gravity, Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick and Tony Johnson
Inside Llewyn Davis, Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland
WINNER: Gravity, Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro
Chris Hemsworth has a great voice, he should present more.
Nominees for Achievement in sound editing:
All Is Lost, Steve Boeddeker and Richard Hymns
Captain Phillips, Oliver Tarney
Gravity, Glenn Freemantle
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Brent Burge
Lone Survivor, Wylie Stateman
WINNER: Gravity, again.
We’ve tried retweeting Ellen’s picture but we think she’s crashed Twitter:
Christoph Waltz is presenting the nominees for:
Best Supporting Actress
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska
WINNER: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Lupita is charming accepting the award, “Yes! Thank you to the academy for this incredible recognition, it doesn’t escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is thanks to so much pain in someone else’s, so I want to salute the spirit of Patsey for her guidance and for Soloman thank you for telling her story and your own…”
Ellen has actually ordered pizza and is pulling along the pizza guy to hand them out in the crowd:
Amy Adams and Bill Murry are on stage to present, Bill to Amy: “You look like $146 million domestic,”.
Achievement in cinematography
The Grandmaster, Philippe Le Sourd
Gravity, Emmanuel Lubezki
Inside Llewyn Davis, Bruno Delbonnel
Nebraska, Phedon Papamichael
Prisoners, Roger A. Deakins
WINNER: Gravity, again.
Nominees for Achievement in film editing:
American Hustle, Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten
Captain Phillips, Christopher Rouse
Dallas Buyers Club, John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa
Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger
12 Years a Slave, Joe Walker
WINNER: GUESS WHO? YOU GOT IT- Gravity, again.
Whoopie is presenting! Sporting red ruby slippers she is presenting the tribute to The Wizard of Oz for it’s 75th Anniversary. In the crowd are Judy Garland’s three children: Liza Minnelli, Lorna Luft and Joseph Luft.
Pink is performing Somewhere over the rainbow in tribute.
Ellen is winning as a Oscar host:
Jennifer Garner and the-man-with-the-best-name-ever Benedict Cumberbatch are on stage to present:
Achievement in production design
American Hustle, Production Design: Judy Becker; Set Decoration: Heather Loeffler
Gravity, Production Design: Andy Nicholson; Set Decoration: Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard
The Great Gatsby, Production Design: Catherine Martin; Set Decoration: Beverley Dunn
Her, Production Design: K.K. Barrett; Set Decoration: Gene Serdena
12 Years a Slave, Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Alice Baker
WINNER: The Great Gatsby, Production Design: Catherine Martin; Set Decoration: Beverley Dunn
Someone other than Gravity didn’t win! Annnd a winner said hi and thanks to their kids, if you’re playing a Oscars Drinking Game now would be the time to take a shot.
Cue Montage! Lots of male actors.
Glenn Close is presenting this years In Memoriam. Cue tears.
Bette Midler is performing Wind Beneath My Wings in tribute to all of those who passed away. Classic.
Bette Midler receives a standing ovation for her performance and completely deserves it. Fantastic performance.
Ellen confirms it- she crashed Twitter. History made.
Goldie Hawn on stage to present a tribute to 3 of this years Best Feature nominees Philomena, Captain Phillips and 12 Years a Slave.
AP currently freaking out because Let It Go is being performed by Idina Menzel.
Jamie Foxx and Jessica Biel on stage to present the nominees for:
Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
The Book Thief, John Williams
Gravity, Steven Price
Her, William Butler and Owen Pallett
Philomena, Alexandre Desplat
Saving Mr. Banks, Thomas Newman
WINNER: Gravity, Steven Price
I’m not saying they don’t deserve it, but DANG Gravity is getting ALL THE AWARDS.
Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)
Alone Yet Not Alone from Alone Yet Not Alone
Happy from Despicable Me 2
Let It Go from Frozen
The Moon Song from Her
Ordinary Love from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
WINNER: Let It Go from Frozen
The winners who’s names I missed accept the award whilst rhyming. It’s awesome.
AP is very happy:
HA is about to scream at the constant ads we’re getting on our live stream.
Ellen is gathering money from the crowd for the pizza guy.
Penelope Cruz & Robert De Niro presenting:
Nominees for Adapted screenplay:
Before Midnight, written by Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke
Captain Phillips, screenplay by Billy Ray
Philomena, screenplay by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope
12 Years a Slave, screenplay by John Ridley
The Wolf of Wall Street, screenplay by Terence Winter
WINNER: 12 Years a Slave, screenplay by John Ridley
Now the Nominees for Original Screenplay
American Hustle, Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
Blue Jasmine, Written by Woody Allen
Dallas Buyers Club, Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack
Her, Written by Spike Jonze
Nebraska Written by Bob Nelson
WINNER: Her, Written by Spike Jonze
The crowd goes wild!
Angelina Jolie and Sidney Poitier to present the Sscar for Best Director. The nominees are:
David O. Russell, American Hustle
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Alexander Payne, Nebraska
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street
WINNER: Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Alfonso takes a great shot at Warner Bros. while thanking people in his speech “The wise asses at Warner Brothers- uh the wise PEOPLE AT Warner Brothers…”.
The great Daniel Day-Lewis now on stage to present the Best Lead Actress
Best lead actress
Amy Adams, American Hustle
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
DRUM ROLL PLEASE……
WINNER: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Cate is humble thanking all the other nominees along with Woody Allen (cue media articles about how controversial this is). She also gives a shout out to the Sydney Theatre Company and to the huge amount of talent in Australia. AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE!
Now Jennifer Lawrence presenting the Nominees for the Best lead actor:
Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
WHO WILL WIN? WILL LEO FINALLY? We don’t think so… too much great talent…
WINNER: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Will Smith on stage to present Best Picture!
Best picture nominees:
Dallas Buyers Club
12 Years A Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street
We’re wondering why Will Smith is presenting for this award…but regardless he’s awesome.
WINNER: 12 YEARS A SLAVE
Thanks for joining us for the 86th Academy Awards!