Mr. wOw's 2012 Oscar Blog


Mr. wOw brings you the glitz, the glam — and of course, the gaffes. Join the conversation below!


162 Responses so far.

  1. avatar Tee Zee says:

    Let the games begin…

  2. avatar Deirdre Cerasa says:

    Watching the E! network arrivals show! Love the clothes! I think this will be lots of fun!

  3. avatar Mr. Wow says:


    I’m with Guiliana R. watching the E! red carpet begin. 

    So, here’s what I’m hoping for, this evening.  Viola Davis over Meryl.  This despite my really disliking “The Help.”  A relic of a movie.  But Viola gives a brilliant performance.  Much better than Meryl’s latest adventure in funny accents.

    I’d like to see Janet McTeer take Best Supporting for “Albert Nobbs.”  Oh, and I wouldn’t cry id Glenn Close surprised everybody by finally getting an Oscar.  Her perf is fantastic.

    I’d swoon to seen Gary Oldman take Best Actor.  This is very first nomination after so many great portrayals.

    Under no circumstances MIchelle Williams.  I want to vomit just thinking about “mY Week W Marilyn.”

    OH–here is Kelly Osborne still with that weird grayish hair.  Don’t get it.

    Watchng Rose Burke from “Bridesmailds”   Great dress!

  4. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Already, the typos are beginning.  I’ve had so much trouble staying logged on, I’m rushing. 

  5. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Another girl from “Bridesmaids”  In a rust Armani.  Nice.  Simple.  Love Armani.

    Bernice Bejo (sp?) from “The Artist.”  In light mint.  “Like your eyes,” she just told Ryan Seacrest. Like his eyes?  

  6. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Melissa McCarthy.  I don’t want to be cruel.  Please somebody do it for mr?

  7. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Kelly Osbourne raving over Melissa.  Won’t find any cruelty there.

    Jessica Chastain.  Like the dress.  Hate the hair.   Well, hate is too strong.  But she does need more bling on the ears.

  8. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Michelle Williams just arrived.  In red. This girl should not wear red.  Or play Marilyn Monroe.  Or be nominated for that travesty. 

    Otherwise, I accept her being there.

    • avatar Jon T says:

      Am I alone in liking Kelly Osbourne’s gray/purple hair? It caught me off guard at first, but the more I see it the more it grows on me. It’s different and I kinda think she pulls it off.

  9. avatar Deirdre Cerasa says:

    Is Stacey Keibler just a little obvious?? She looks like and “Oscar” in her gold dress!

  10. avatar Deirdre Cerasa says:

    I think Guiliana looks gorgeous! And here is Viola Davis without her wig!! Go Viola! You are wonderful.

  11. avatar Tee Zee says:

    Viola Davis is stunning in green and her natural hair. Not sure about the earrings.

  12. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Viola Davis…Loving the natural do. 

  13. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Virginia Madsen!  Glad she’s still on the Oscar guest list.  That career should have been hotter.

    Sean Combs being brushed down. 

  14. avatar Deirdre Cerasa says:

    P.Diddy, getting fluffed and buffed as he gets out of the car! Why??

  15. avatar Joni Evans says:

    Am I crazy but aren’t all the women sort of…. fat?

  16. avatar wlaccma says:

    Just saw the Artist this afternoon and I do not want it to win best Picture. I liked it but I LOVED Hugo.

  17. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Love Viola from head to knees.  Then the dress goes off the reservation a bit.  But the color is fantastic!

  18. avatar Daniel Sugar says:

    Tony Bennett. Dapper.

  19. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Michelle Williams…she “filled in” the role of Marilyn?!  Has she seen the movie?

    Her dress is  nice for a teen prom.

    Rooney Mara, hideous in white.

  20. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Come on Joni…you think Rooney looks fat? 

  21. avatar Deirdre Cerasa says:

    Rooney Mara? I don’t know, at least it’s not black.

  22. avatar Deirdre Cerasa says:

    I think Michelle Williams look is sad.

  23. avatar Tee Zee says:

    Rooney looks washed out…needs a better stylist?

  24. avatar Deirdre Cerasa says:

    Octavia Spencer knows how to dress her body type! She looks lovely!

  25. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Considering all that Octavia has already won, I think she has a speech pretty much down.  Sweet lady.

    But I am still rooting for Ms.McTeer.

    Johan Hill is re-gaining.

  26. avatar wlaccma says:

    Why do fat people always wear strapless. Don’t they see how bad they look from the back with fat hanging over the dress? Ugh. Every wedding I attend has a bride stuffed into a strapless gown that looks horrible from the back.

  27. avatar wlaccma says:

    I liked this show better when everyone did not have stylists and some people had on crazy outfits. Always made it interesting.

  28. avatar wlaccma says:

    Yes, Jonah has gained a lot of weight back. I feel sorry for him.

  29. avatar Tee Zee says:

    Jonah was fantastic in Moneyball…

    Octavia is elegant and hitting just the right tone.

  30. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Jean Dujardin…I’ve met him.  Much hotter in person.  And very nice.  I love Frenchmen. 

  31. avatar Tee Zee says:

    Love Maya in purple…hair to one side…lovely

  32. avatar wlaccma says:

    I have relatives who are nuns. NO ONE wears the old nun costume any more. That looks ridiculous. I know she was a former star who lives in a convent but REALLY? Nuns have not dressed like that for years.

    • avatar Deirdre Cerasa says:

      She is actually a cloistered nun. Part of their vows is to always wear a habit. They are not “out in the world” very often. I missed her entrance. I do know that her order is trying to save their convent from falling down or being condemned.

  33. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Rick Santorum approves.

  34. avatar Daniel Sugar says:

    Love Kate Mara’s dress.

    • avatar Mr. Wow says:

      Except for that drapy thing over one breast.   And bigger earrings.  I’m just a dangling earring kinda guy.

  35. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    ABC Red Carpet underway…

    Mila Jovavich with Tim Gunn.   I guess one-shoulder is a big trend  tonight.   And Mila looks good, too.

  36. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    OMG…Prince Albert.  Or is it Eton John?

  37. avatar Deirdre Cerasa says:

    Sasha Baron Cohen is a moron.

  38. avatar Deirdre Cerasa says:

    Nina says Rooney Mara is Audrey Hepburn gone punk??

  39. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    That bagel on Jennifer Lopez’s head has made me so hungry!

  40. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Emma Stone.  Why?  Everything is so wrong. 

  41. avatar wlaccma says:

    I think Sasha Cohen is hilarious. He was so great in Hugo.

  42. avatar Joni Evans says:

    TO ALL:

    Technical Difficulties… Mr. WOW is unable to log on.
    Please forgive us (if it gets fixed, he’ll be back).
    And continue on… Please!

  43. avatar Tee Zee says:

    Nick Nolte … I guess we do eventually pay for all our sins

  44. avatar Deirdre Cerasa says:

    Penelope Cruz with Tim Gunn on ABC. She looks lovely. Not too sure about her hair.

  45. avatar Deirdre Cerasa says:

    Tina Fey looks wonderful in the gorgeous Carolina Herrera dress! Stunning. Gweneth Paltrow, WOW!

  46. avatar Tee Zee says:

    Cameron Diaz… great gown…great hair

  47. avatar wlaccma says:

    I don’t like Glenn Close’ outfit. Take off the jacket. I have not seen Meryl Streep yet but I have never seen her in a dress that did not look like she had raided Grandma’s closet.

  48. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Gwyneth Paltrow…now that looks pretty great!   Even I, Mr. More Bling, think her bare ears and neck are divine.    She’s come a long way from the atrocity she wore when she won the Oscar.

    Glenn Close–conditioner, darling.

  49. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Penelope Cruz…exquisite.

    Sandra Bullock.  That is one tight face.

  50. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Angelina Jolie’s knee.   Please put it back under the dress, honey.

  51. avatar Joni Evans says:

    Not happy with the way Robin Roberts’ beautiful white sequined dress tucks in behind her (if you know what I mean).
    SO glad we are soon to go inside.

    • avatar Mr. Wow says:

      Joni…we know what you mean.  You are such a lady.  Let’s send Robin a discreet note tomorrow. 

      Dear Robin–about your ass…

    • avatar Tee Zee says:

      Amen, ABC’s coverage is just so awkward. Lets get on with the show!

  52. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Natalie Portman….red strapless.  Excellent bling.  She’s teeny!

  53. avatar wlaccma says:

    I am really enjoying this, it beats having a bunch of people over to watch. You have to feed them. lol

  54. avatar Tee Zee says:

    Natalie Portman…red done wright

  55. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Ooooohh.  Just saw an ad for Ashley Judd’s new series.  Looks like typical (and highly enjoyable) Ashley antics–angry, take no shit woman on a mission. 

    She’s the best of  the Judds. 

  56. avatar Deirdre Cerasa says:

    Rooting for Billy Crystal! Would have loved to see Eddie Murphy!

  57. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    8:30   It Begins.

  58. avatar Deirdre Cerasa says:

    Would love to have seen Eddie Murphy.

  59. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Whoa!  Meryl in gold. Girl expects to win.

  60. avatar Tee Zee says:

    Meryl in gold?

  61. avatar Deirdre Cerasa says:

    Classic Billy!

  62. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Tom Hanks…liking the scruff.   Tho it hardly makes up for his disgraceful win for “Forrest Gump.”

  63. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Wow!  I’m growing my hair out!  Loved that guy’s white mane.

    Francesca–very hot, my dear.

  64. avatar Daniel Sugar says:

    Mr. Wow,

    Billy Crystal just did my joke: there’s nothing more enjoyable than watching a group of white millionaires give each other awards. (I said that to you a short while ago.)


  65. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    See what I get? –the first damn film tribute clip is from “Forrest Gump.”

  66. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Oh, dear.  Miss Streisand.

  67. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    In the past, they  usually give the Best Supporting Actress first.  Get the blood going right away.  Maybe this approach is better?  Boring first half hour?

    Okay, here we go.  Wonderful suit on Mr. Bale.

  68. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Octavia.  Very sweet.  Still don’t care for “The Help.”   Rooting for Viola, though Meryl’s big gold  dress-up is touching.  At least if Meryl wins, it might nix any future nominations.  And Miss Davis can possibly go on to be brilliant in a contemporary role.  

  69. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Bradley Cooper….Hot,  but a little fat-faced right now. 

  70. avatar Tee Zee says:

    Wow… Hugo is cleaning up…who knew?

  71. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Oh, no…did I hear the dreaded words Cirque du Soleil?!

  72. avatar Tee Zee says:

    Love the JCP and Ellen commercials!

  73. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Paltrow and Downey…that was amusing.   What about that giant diamond cuff she’s wearing!

    Speaking of which, I hope they have something special planned for Miss Taylor.

  74. avatar Tee Zee says:

    Emma Stone…ok…kinda cute!

    • avatar Mr. Wow says:

      That was a good bit.  Wish the dress was more attractive. Although its dorky quality worked for what she was doing.  

  75. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Nice for Plummer.   I had a big crush on him in “The Sound of Music.”  He was so…severe. 

  76. avatar Deirdre Cerasa says:

    I am happy for Christopher Plummer too.

  77. avatar Daniel Sugar says:

    Nick Nolte’s a miracle on 34th street.

  78. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Zach looks almost cute. 

  79. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Angelina…please, please, please…even a little fruit or oatmeal.  Just get something in your stomach.

    We can negotiate a cheeseburger later, when you can lift your arms without strain.

  80. avatar Tee Zee says:

    Woody Allen finally won… not that he cares. I did enjoy Midnight in Paris.

  81. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    I think I’d prefer three hours of Ellen DeGeneres commercials.   Not that this is so  bad.

  82. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Michael Douglas…wow, quite the recovery!   I recall going to the preem of “Wall Street 2” and everybody assuming he’d be dead within a few months.  Needless to say, it was one of the most packed and frantic and ghoulish events ever. 

  83. avatar Daniel Sugar says:

    Note to Tee Zee: Woody Allen’s already won 5 times.

  84. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    And you know…that wink is the worst part of “Cleopatra.” 

    Oh, well.   They gave her the finale.

  85. avatar Tee Zee says:

    Liking all the actors talking about making movies.

  86. avatar Daniel Sugar says:

    Glad Jean Valjean won.

  87. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Did not really see that coming– Jean Dujardin.   Charming performance.  Period. 

    • avatar Baby Snooks says:

      I don’t think many saw that coming.  George didn’t look too happy. Angelina didn’t look too happy. I suspect Brad didn’t care. He has fun. What else is there?

  88. avatar Tee Zee says:

    I guess the gold dress worked its charm.

  89. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Okay, Meryl…you got it.   God bless.  Get drunk.

    Academy, you’re on notice.  No more nominations for this woman.

  90. avatar Mr. Wow says:


    You are still my Top Gun, honey.   We never have to talk about religion.  Or anything.

  91. avatar Reggie says:

    I adored Colin Firth in Mamma Mia — so delicious! Also in The King’s Speech.  I think he’d make a good Bond.
    My niece texted to ask “Who is Billy Crystal?”  I’ll be laughing about that all night.  Reminds me of how my Mom used to say how much she loved Arthur Godfrey and I’d go “Arthur who?”  The march of time is relentless.  At least I know who Bieber is.

    Bravo to Meryl.  Her performance was spot on even if the script was a bit much.  I have great admiration for the real Mrs. Thatcher.

  92. avatar Daniel Sugar says:

    Thanks, Mr. Wow.

    Once again, that was fun.


  93. avatar Tee Zee says:

    OK “The Artist” won all the big ones but not the sweep that was predicted. Not a bad way to spend an evening. Thanks to all of you!

  94. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    It’s over.  Not bad.  Except for my concerns for Miss Jolie.  Those arms and that knee will haunt me for some time. 

    Thanks to you stayed with me through my technical problems and thanks to Joni, Sylvia, Hilary and Emily, who talked me down from my high anxiety when things weren”t working.   And for fixing it, too!

    Mr. W.

    • avatar Baby Snooks says:

      I actually watched most of it.  I think someone should explain to Angelina that bony knees don’t go well with slit gowns. Or at least suggest she keep the leg in instead of out.

      I never really watch so maybe they do this each year now but I remember when the Governors Awards, although I remember when it was just the Jean Hersholtz award, were presented during the Oscar presentation.  So Oprah was allowed to stand and be acknowledged the way Lauren Bacall was. Not that I like Oprah. But I thought it was insulting. the way I thought it was insulting with Lauren Bacall.  And I would have preferred they honored Doris Day. I suspect they never will. Apart from a little blip during the Memorium.  And I also would have preferred Martha screeching over Cleo winking.  But, well, who are we to say?

      I missed your blogging. I forgot.  A friend who used to cover it live was blogging. Via Facebook. So I didn’t get up during commercials. And then went to bed. Hopefully in a day or two all the “news feed” will be gone.

  95. avatar Deirdre Cerasa says:

    Lots of fun and congratulations to everyone; nominees and winners! This was a lovely evening!

  96. avatar Pdr de says:

    Mr. Wow,

    I’ve tried numerous times to read the article – it isn’t here – what comes up are the comments and a picture of Oscar – nothing else. What am I doing wrong?