Mr. wOw’s 2011 Oscar Telecast — Live Blog!


Join us as our irascible, indomitable and irresistible Mr. wOw hosts tonight’s Academy Awards presentation

Here it is..  our favorite man’s inimitable take on the fashion, the faux, and the fun of the biggest night in Hollywood. Take him on yourself in the comments section below!

258 Responses so far.

  1. avatar Daniel Sugar says:

    I love the Oscars – it’s like the gay Super Bowl.

    • avatar Mr. Wow says:

      Welcome Daniel…still have not stopped smiling over  the exchange of lines from “Blondes” the other day! 

  2. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    6:12…sorry I’m late beginning.  There was a problem.   I left my opening commentaries on the other announcement of Mr. W.s coverage.

    On E! red carpet now with Ryan and Guiliana, two very shrunken people.

    Anne Hathaway being interviewed earlier, backstage with James Franco.  Why are they not thrilling me—even the idea of them–as Oscar hosts?  Oh, well, I am old I guess.

    I’d prefer Sharon Stone, who was terrif with Piers Morgan the other night. (Although he is as bad an interviewer as Larry King)

    As I explained earlier I am writing in bold type because my font is perpetually tiny and it is hard for me to see my typos and mispellings.  Tho they will be numerous, nevertheless.

  3. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Okay…commerical.  Mr. W. spent the day loading more music on his computer and iPOd (up to nearly 3,000 songs…)…making sure Faye Dunaway was NOT appearing on “Dancing with the Stars”…gagging at Elton naming Lady Gaga as his child’s godmother…with B., mourning the sudden death of a pet–our young cat Sweetie.  Happened yesterday. 

    I am wearing–because I know you want to know–gym shorts, an old “Property of Detroit Tigers” tee shirt.  Unshaven.  Not pretty.

  4. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Hallie Steinfeld from “True Grit”  pretty in pink.  15 years old.  Let’s hope she doesn’t win.  No offense, but children should not compete against adults.

    Her gown is by Marquesa.  It is age-appropriate.

  5. avatar Tee Zee says:

    So sorry about the loss of Sweetie.  Please tell me your not wearing a tee shirt!

  6. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Florence of Florence and the Machine is talking to Ryan.  She’ll sing tonight.  Great voice.

    Just spotted Mila Kunis in violet…Flo’s dress by Valentino, rather drab

    Mila…she is gorgeous, deseverd a nomination.  Not loving this dress.  Looks like somethnig to wear in the bedroom. 

    Amy Adams coming up.  Black, glittery, sleeveless.  Eh.  Lots of beautful flowing hair.

  7. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    In pepping for the Oscars today I watched…a Golden Girls marathon.

    And Hallmark kept show Raquel Welch in her Foster Grants commerical.  Why isn’t SHE presenting?

    Mandy Moore onscreen.  Not a triumph for her stylist.

    Now Russell Brand, who is at least wearing a tie but forgot to wash his hair.  With his mum, who is quite attractive.

  8. avatar Tee Zee says:

    Florence is amazing.

  9. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Michelle Williams…no, no,no….!  And I’ve met her. She’s a doll.   This is not a good night or a good look.  OMG  it was Chanel.  Coco is twirling somewhere.

  10. avatar Tee Zee says:

    Amy Adams is stunning.

  11. avatar J G says:

    I liked Michelle’s dress. She’s so tiny and she wore the dress, rather then the dress wearing her…

  12. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Lull…I  put hundreds of Beatles songs on my iPOd.  I recently purchased the box set, all their albums.  I still have my vinyl White Album. 

    Amy Adams…oh, I think it’s dark blue.  Doesn’t need the little necklace.  Her love scenes with Mark Wahlberg were “hungry and passionate.”  she says.  Mine would be too.

  13. avatar J G says:

    Oh my…Is that Kelly Ozfest?? Ozbourne?

  14. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Kelly and Guiliana like Mila’s dress. 

    Kelly’s hair is enormous.   Love a girl with big hair.  It’s very Dusty Springfield

  15. avatar Daniel Sugar says:

    Thanks, yes, that was fun – look forward to running lines from many more great movies with you.

  16. avatar Tee Zee says:

    So far disappointed, most of these dresses lack imagination and definitely do not flatter the women.  Maybe its me and my dark mood.

  17. avatar J G says:

    I wonder if HGTV or whatever it is called, and bad lighting are coming into play…

  18. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Amy’s heels are amazing, however. 

    Kelly and Guiliana are iffy on Amy’s dress.

    They are loving Michelle.  She’s so “girly…a blonde Audrey Hepburn.”   Really?  

    Oy…Nicole Kidman will arrive soon.  Invariably badly dressed.  Horrific taste.  In clothes.  And former husbands.  (Actually, that’s not fair.  I  think Tom is still pretty sexy and very talented. The other stuff…not my business.)

  19. avatar J G says:

    I can’t forgive T.C. for his anti antidepressant remarks…
    embalming fluid?  I think I’m slow witted tonight.

  20. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Oh, see…Kelly agrees with me about Hallie’s dress–“age appropriate”

    Mark Ruffalo now…and accompanied by—Anna Wintour?  (Just kidding, it’s the wife.)

  21. avatar J G says:

    I can’t tell the difference between the real Mark Zuckerberg and the fake Mark Zuckerberg (sp)

  22. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Jennifer Hudson…thank God, red and cleavage.  And people handling her train.

  23. avatar J G says:

    Haha…Anna Wintour!

  24. avatar J G says:

    Something is wrong with Jennifer’s cleavage. People will pay. Heads will roll……

  25. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Ugh,,,Cate Blanchette.  These dresses tonight are killing me.  And not in a good way.

    Ruffalo’s wife has an enormous growth on her shoulder. 

    Jennifer talking her “new body”   The dress is Versace?  Very plain for Versace.

    • avatar Tee Zee says:

      In sync with the dresses…and these folks pay stylists!  They should have pulled a Sharon Stone and dig into the back of the closet.

  26. avatar J G says:

    Cate Blanchette looks 10 years younger. I love her hair. The dress wore her, in my opinion.

  27. avatar Community Manager says:

    I love that Tim Gunn is there and covering the event.  Hooray Tim!

  28. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Kelly’s and Guiliana say Cate’s dress is “artwork”

    Girls, please.  Mr. Wow hasn’t eaten all day.

    Jeremey Weiner and Kevin Spacey chatting.  Kevin talking up “Social Network” as one of the exec producers…

    Marisa Tomei…it’s not good. 

    I think I saw Justin TimberlaKE.  hot.

    Scarlett…ran out of combs.  looks likes she’s wearing a tee-shirt under that transparent lace number. 

  29. avatar J G says:

    I can’t find Tim Gunn. I agree, he would add a touch of elegance….

  30. avatar J G says:

    Agreed re: Marisa and Scarlett…They went for the “I just woke up” look…

  31. avatar Tee Zee says:

    Tim Gunn, please sit down and have a talk with Scarlett Johansson!

  32. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Oh, switched over to the ABC red carpet.  Tim Gunn with Mila.  She is adorable.  Still hating the dress.

    More from Hailee in her princess gown.  Sweet child.

    ABC giving excellent close-ups.

    Now Jesse Eisenberg in a business suit.  Very cute. 

  33. avatar J G says:

    Yes, much better on ABC.

  34. avatar Daniel Sugar says:

    You can FedEx Jesse Eisenberg right over.

  35. avatar Community Manager says:

    Hailee’s dress is great!

  36. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Sharon, Sharon, Sharon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    Thank you, girl.   I hope she presents.

    And she was great with Piers Morgan last week. (back on E!—the network.)

    Ryan and Justin T.    Justin in  a a tux.  Love him as an actor.   And he doesn’t Facebook.  Good, we can marry.

  37. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Marisa Tomei…beautiful from the shoulders up.  Wonderful hair (tip to Scarlett–this is the way to wear “casual” locks)

  38. avatar J G says:

    I missed Sharon. I loved her on Piers too. She just through her head back and had a great laugh when he asked her if her forhead moves. Her response…”does yours?”

  39. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Jennifer Laurence on ABC…simple red.  She could have done more.  Especially because if you look quick, she resembles a refreshed Kate Hudson.

  40. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Rusell Brand’s mom.  Hot.  (tip to Scarlett–this is how you wear transparent lace)

  41. avatar Richard Bassett says:

    All the gowns look alike to me. I am missing that gay gene

  42. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Melissa Leo with Tim.

    In papier mache?  THis dress looks like it hurts.

  43. avatar Tee Zee says:

    Justin, please shave. Rockin the tux.

  44. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Helena Bohman Carter.  Typical.  Fine.  This is her style.

    More nondescript from Hillary Swank.

  45. avatar J G says:

    Nicole has arrived. I do love her. I do. She’s one of my favorites.

  46. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Oh, Hillary had feathers on the bottom.  I’d rather they go around the neck.  Nothing like a good boa.

  47. avatar J G says:

    Giulianna (sp) does not look healthy at all.
    Helen Mirren Timeless
    Celine looks tired…

  48. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Helen Mirren.  Oh, you are a goddess. 

    Celine Dion.  Oh, dear.  And she’s going to sing. 

    Ah, Halle Berry.  Hollywood’s favorite Victimized Woman.

  49. avatar J G says:

    Halle Berry is stunning. I love her dress.

  50. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Hugh Jackman and the wife.  Yikes, she has Zsa Zsa’s nose.  Haven’t seen that kind of work in decades.

    They are blissful.

    Uh-Oh, Halle and Hillary are wearing very similar gowns.  Although I have to look again.  Halle might have tulle rather than feathers.

  51. avatar Tee Zee says:

    Not digging ABC’s coverage…do I really need to hear from James Francos mom?

  52. avatar J G says:

    Oh Nicole…You are excused. You have a new baby…I still love you.

  53. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Reese Witherspoon blowing kisses from her limo.

    Javier Bardeim and Josh Brolin.  Men!

    Reese in black with a white bodice.

    Nicole.  Not breaking her losing streak.

    Penelope—finally some glitter.  Red!  (tip to Jennifer Hudson–this is how to wear cleavage)

  54. avatar J G says:

    Matthew Maconahey (sp) is too oily. Doesn’t he EVER shower??

  55. avatar J G says:

    I know Mr. Wow will disagree, but I love Gwyneth. She’s my goddess. I even subscribe to goop. :)

  56. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Matthew Maconauhey (sp?)  Too tan, too…shiny.  Too many chemical peels? A little too gaunt, Christian Bale-ish

    Oh, Miss Paltrow.  That voice…chalk on the blackboard. (tho she does a very good Brit accent)   Dress is Calvin Klein.  It looked like something from “The Jetsons”

  57. avatar Richard Bassett says:

    But Gwynth as a vocalist? Not impressed.

  58. avatar J G says:

    Ah Mr. Wow. We will always have Matthew Maconahey (sp)…

  59. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    She did not convince me as a country music singer.

    Chritian Bale–hideous facial hair.

  60. avatar J G says:

    Christian Bale is playing that guy…what’s his name…the guy that played Johnny Cash and made a fool of himself on Letterman.

  61. avatar J G says:

    Note to self: Red lipstick is back in ala Sandra Bullock.

  62. avatar Richard Bassett says:

    Joaquin Phoenix

  63. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Reese looks fabulous.  Great late 1960’s hair.

    Sandra Bullock.  Vera Wang.  Apparently red is the only vibrant color in the Hollywood fashion  palatte?

    Halle.  It’s tulle. She is a ravishing woman.  Kelly just said “I don;t know anybody who doesn’t like her”   Ahhh…..honey.

    Paltrow’s dress maybe not too bad.  Doesn’t need that little pin on her hip.

  64. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Robert Downey.  Handsome tonight. 

    Penelope Cruz’s head is too small for her bust.

  65. avatar J G says:

    Thanks Richard. And Yes, Mr. Wow, I laughed too when Kelly said that about Halle. I thought…Hmmm, you don’t know Mr. Wow. She IS ravishing.
    I believe that something happened to Nichole in her limo. She had a major meltdown right before her entrance. I just know it.

  66. avatar Tee Zee says:

    Anne Hathaway, not liking the hair or makeup.

  67. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Mark Wahlberg…oh, he said his wife and kids were his real awards. Sweet!  I’m in Jersey, Mark.  If your awards ever tarnish.

  68. avatar Tee Zee says:

    I think I need a drink, I’m beginning to like the facial hair on Mark Walberg.

  69. avatar J G says:

    What is WRONG with Giulianna??

  70. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Reese on ABC…just spectacular. 

  71. avatar J G says:

    She looks like an alien mosquito. Very sad.

  72. avatar J G says:

    Reese is perfection tonight. I love her too.
    Robert Downey. My hero. My true hero for showing the world how to beat drugs.

  73. avatar Tee Zee says:

    Now i know I need a drink…Robert Downey Jr is hot!

  74. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Robert Downey on ABC.  Closer views, a little more ragged.  Such a smart guy and  a brilliant actor.  The wife is weariing eaarings designed by Angelina Jolie?

  75. avatar Richard Bassett says:

    Reese is the prettiest, by far…with Barbie hair. and she talks well too!

  76. avatar Richard Bassett says:

    Downey pushed his hair back, and up a bit…and has lost a little weight in his face, and looks awake

  77. avatar J G says:

    Natalie Portman is lovely and glowing. I don’t think she likes Ryan Seacrest, but she was a pro.

  78. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Natalie Portman…same color as Scarlett J., it looks like.

    She’s heavily expecting and looks quite lovely.  Tiffany jewels. Very good actress.  She just doesn’t deserve the Oscar.

    • avatar Community Manager says:

      Really?  I loved her dress from the Golden Globes but this purple is, well, yuck.

      -Fashionista Not

      • avatar Mr. Wow says:

        Dear CM…she is bringing a new life into the work.  We don’t say “yuck” about expectant mothers.  In a few months she’ll be fair game again.

        • avatar Community Manager says:

          She is beautiful.  The color she is wearing doesn’t do her justice and brings her down.

          As for expecting – recall Annette B. when she was expecting and was nominated?  She looked amazing.

  79. avatar Richard Bassett says:

    Nat? No, not for Swan.

  80. avatar J G says:

    I haven’t seen Annette Benning. I hope she wins.

  81. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Oh, Ryan and the insect are wrapping up.


    on to ABC.

  82. avatar Richard Bassett says:

     Jennifer Hudson needs caps

  83. avatar J G says:

    Something’s off with Natalie P.
    I don’t think she feels well. Morning sickness?

  84. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Tim Gunn with Jennifer Hudson.

    Camera is not down her bosom, so any leverage problems were not seen.

    Natalie Portman.  She must be so exhausted.  All that work on “Swan” and then pregnancy!

  85. avatar Richard Bassett says:

    I like Franco (It’s the James Dean thing)

  86. avatar J G says:

    I don’t even know who James Franco is, sadly.

  87. avatar J G says:

    Uh Oh Mr. Wow…Justin is talking now. He is so CUTE.

  88. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    James Franco.  Good looking enough.  He is very nervous.

    Tim and Justin T.–Tim admits ABC has been stalking his progress.  Justin just turned 30.  I’m not into the facial hair but I could live with it.

    Sandra—exquisite pale skin. 

  89. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Nicole…again, with the hideous hair.    She says she and Keith are “mellow”  Let’s take her aT her word. 

    Miss Paltrow…Oh, wait–did that have what resembled a big hem?!

    She needs color in the face.

  90. avatar Richard Bassett says:

    Bale- good actor. Movie was made in my hometown Lowell, Mass

  91. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Scarlett can barely walk that dress is so tight.  Not graceful.

  92. avatar Community Manager says:

    Mr. wOw – How many pairs of Spanx were on the red carpet this evening?

  93. avatar J G says:

    Mass. is my favorite state. They seem to be filming many movies in Mass., now.

  94. avatar Richard Bassett says:

    Hollywood East, J G…..the tax breakes pay off (or at least they have been)

  95. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Jennifer Lopez shaving her legs?  Is that what I just saw in that commercial?

  96. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Hugh Jackman…his nose looks a little bigger.  Age happens, even to the boy from Oz.

  97. avatar Richard Bassett says:

    Halle -I knew she’d make it big ever since The Flintstones!

  98. avatar J G says:

    I’m not a Hugh Jackman fan. I don’t know why. He’s so nice.
    I don’t like this sit down interview they are doing this year before the show. It’s not working. (for me)

  99. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    I’m starving.  Can somebody out there pls. bring me a pizza?

    Halle.  Dress looks better in repose.  She’s truly ravishing-looking. Issues.  She has issues.  Too bad about winning that Oscar.  She hasn’t had a hit since. (I liked “Catwoman,” by the way.)

    • avatar Community Manager says:

      Sorry Mr. wOw!  We just finished our appetizers (sauteed shrimp in garlic, butter, chives poured over popcorn).  Now onto the main course – a lovely roast pork loin stuffed with apples, dried cranberries, nutmeg, pepper with a reduced apple and dijon sauce served with sauteed spinach.

    • avatar Tee Zee says:

      Bo problem, I have enough dough here to whip up a second one.

  100. avatar Community Manager says:

    Commercial break – run to the bathroom, refill the wine glass and move from the Oscar appetizer to the main course.

    • avatar Mr. Wow says:

      Dear CM…alas, I keep a dry house.  I drink enough after work every day, trying to figure out what the hell happened to me?!

      I need food.  Breakfast maybe.  I like breakfast for dinner.

  101. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Hmmmm..I will be missing “Big Love” and “Shameless” and “Episodes”

  102. avatar J G says:

    Sure, Here’s a pizza. I’m fixing a turkey sandwich on rye, lightly toasted.
    I missed Catwoman, and agree with Richard that Mass. is the new Hollywood East. They filmed the movie Shutter Island there too.

  103. avatar Richard Bassett says:

    Well…there is always Aretha Franklin to look forward too….heaven forbid. Now Jen Hudson should be in THAT!

  104. avatar Tee Zee says:

    The same old opening…so not funny.  But I do enjoy the thought of Matt Damon narrating my dreams.

  105. avatar Mr. Wow says:


    Anne and James skit.   Not bad. 

    Nice ass, James.

  106. avatar Tee Zee says:

    Anne much better hair and dress.

  107. avatar Mr. Wow says:

     isn’t she perky!

    Oh, dear.  The mom thing.

    The granma thing.

    cutesy, cutesy…

    tributey thing to Gone with the Wind.  Notice the hesitant applause.

    Oh, well they didn’t  clap much more for “titanic”

  108. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Art Direction for “Alice in Wonderland.”  Bad news for “The King’s Speech”?  Helena being comforting and sad in audience.

  109. avatar Richard Bassett says:

      My first partner was a set designer working under an art director. Our apartment was full of PROPS!!!

  110. avatar Daniel Sugar says:

    “Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows” should have won for art direction – it really was visually stunning.

  111. avatar Richard Bassett says:

    Inception…….didn’t understand one moment of it ( but that is nothing new for me)

  112. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    “Inception?  Cinematography?  or special effects? 

  113. avatar J G says:

    Sigh..I fear this is going to be a long night. I didn’t like Anne’s lesbian joke. Toy story, no dad?
    Stupid joke and not funny.

  114. avatar Richard Bassett says:

     They are toning it down ‘extra’ due to Gervis Golden Globes hosting gifts.

  115. avatar Tee Zee says:

    No chemistry between Anne and James…can you say awkward.  No more lesbian jokes please.

  116. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Best Supporting Actress upcoming…I’m hoping for Helena or Amy Adams.  Please, not a child.

    Kirk.  Amazing. God bless.  Too drawn out, tho.  Stop.

    Melissa Leo.  Well, she was good and didn’t as it turn out, ruin her chance with those ridiculous ads.

  117. avatar Richard Bassett says:

     I loved Melissa’s north shore accent. She really got it down pat!

  118. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    I have a feeling Melissa is not terribly well-liked.  And not just because of those ads.

    Get ON with it.  You’ll be doing sitcoms soon enough.

  119. avatar J G says:

    Wow. She just said the F word. She still has the Mass. accent going. (just kidding Richard)
    She is a live wire. :)

    • avatar Mr. Wow says:

      So planned out.  Please.  I know the word.  I use it all the time.  I would know enough not to “slip up” on Oscar night.

  120. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Best not to keep carrying on about it’s the “young Oscars”   We know.


    Mila’s bodice is just terrible.  Her breasts are lovely, tho. Need a better showcase.

  121. avatar Richard Bassett says:

    Animation – sorry, I don’t watch cartoons. Not even as a kid.

  122. avatar Grace OMalley says:

    Did anyone find the whole Kirk Douglas thing in bad taste?  He just seems so very frail, but hey, if he is enjoying himself, go for it pops!

    • avatar Mr. Wow says:

      It wasn’t so much bad taste as our own discomfort with age.  Considering all he’s been through, he is a phenom.  But, clearly an elderly man.  I hate myself for being embarassed or discomforted.   Someday, if I am lucky (or not, depending on my circumstances)  I’ll be an elderly gent. 

  123. avatar Tee Zee says:

    OK Justin that was cute can we return to reality now.

  124. avatar J G says:

    Agreed re: bodice and Agreed re: cartoons.
    blah blah blah…more blah blah blah..

  125. avatar Richard Bassett says:

    Kirk still had it going on. Keeping the actresses in suspence wasn’t too cool.

  126. avatar J G says:

    I just kept thinking…”don’t we remember what a philandering cheater he was with his wife”
    but then I felt guilty for thinking that, because of his stroke… (@Grace)

    • avatar Mr. Wow says:

      Don’t feel guilty.  But just remember–he didn’t cheat on us.  And I think he came to realize his many errors as a husband and father. (As his son, Michael has come to the same realizations.) 

  127. avatar J G says:

    I wish Amy Adams won. Her range as an actress is amazing.

  128. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Uh…Anne.  Time to change the gown.

  129. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Javier, Josh…white is not your non-color.

  130. avatar Richard Bassett says:

    Josh and James Brolin…both super attractive (with the same flavor of acting, too)

  131. avatar Richard Bassett says:

     I liked The Social Network…being a FaceBook and Twitter junkie, I could finally understand it.

  132. avatar J G says:

    ill fitting too.
    I loved the social network. I love to see independent films succeed.

  133. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    “Social Network”—best screenplay.  I can’t argue its excellence. 

  134. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Nice sppech by Sorkin.

    Now Best Original Screenplay…please “The King’s Speech.”


  135. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Those white coats made them look like workers at a sanitorium.  Badly cut!

  136. avatar Richard Bassett says:

    I knew that they were going to bring up The Queen, in relation to The Kings Speech. The Academy really loves royalty, doesn’t it?

  137. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Ah…Anne.  I said a gown.  This is what happens when I run to get a spoonful of peanut butter.

    Okay–Russell and Helen.  THAT actually worked.  She is beyond divine.

  138. avatar Richard Bassett says:

    I en bedre verden!

  139. avatar Richard Bassett says:

    BALE- I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

  140. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Reese.  Wow.  Knows how to pull herself together like a movie star.

    Eh.  Christian Bale.  I was rooting for Mr. Rush.  And by the way Mr. Walhberg should have been nominated as Best Actor

  141. avatar Richard Bassett says:

    What a slap in the face for Walhberg, Mr WoW!

    • avatar Mr. Wow says:

      Well, I wouldn’t go that far.  But I thought he deserved a nod. He is an excellent actor and has made an amazing transformation in Hollywood from that rough trade in his undies.  As a producer, he is very well regarded.

  142. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    One hour in.  I’ve seen worse. 

  143. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    THese people are…?

    ABC-ers.   Nice 1980’s do on her.

  144. avatar Richard Bassett says:

    Gervis on the Golden Globe President: I had to get him off the toilet and put his teeth in, not pretty!

    (I did laugh at that)

  145. avatar J G says:

    What kind of peanut butter? Chunky or regular?
    Oh yay. Nicole..She’s presenting well.

  146. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Bad choice, Anne.

    Nic and Hugh.  Stars of that six hour epic that didn’t know what the hell it was,  “Australia.” 

    The dress looks a wee bit better up there on stage.  And she said it was “very comfortable.”  And don’t we want our stars to be comfortable?  They’d wish the same for us.

  147. avatar J G says:

    Mr. Oily and Ms. train wreck….

  148. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Scarlett’s dress doesn’t look better.  Nor does her hair.  Fabulous backside, however.

    He looks like a serial killer.

  149. avatar Tee Zee says:

    Somebody please feed Mathew…

  150. avatar J G says:

    Somebody needs to teach Mr. Matthew M. about mineral makeup.

  151. avatar Richard Bassett says:

    ….and do something (anything) with Scarlett’s hair. I am surprise that Matthew didn’t bring Lance (the bromance of the decade) 

    *Not putting down cancer

  152. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    James looks…strange. And why a grey shirt?

    Marisa. Love her and she’s a beauty.  Nix on the dress.  But a high mark for trying to go glam in a vintage way.

  153. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Cate.  This is truly ugly.  Sorry. But you are a great actress.

    • avatar Jessica Burnette says:

      I couldn’t watch because I had to work, but I did get to look at the pics of everyone’s arrival and I though Cate B and Nicole K looked awesome.  Especially Nicole, I wish I was tall enough to make a dress like that look as good on me!  I thought Scarlett Johanssen looked good, too.  Some of the girls here chastised her “see-through” dress.  I thought she looked great (even the hair!). :)

    • avatar CatA says:

      I so agree, Mr. Wow. Cate the Great has made some weird, but passable wardrobe moves before (the yellow dress with red sash), but this dress was a catastrophe.  The bodice-over-the-flowing-material thing seemed somewhat similar to Anne Hathaway’s lovely creme colored gown. But those fold-over sleeves were bizarre, and topped off with that gag-reaction yellow stuff around the neck and back.  YUCK!
      But you should have seen all the glowing comments on the Daily Mail website — the Brits were raving about her classy look and quirky yet elegant gown.  It belongs in the closet with Bjoerk’s swan dress, if you ask me. 

  154. avatar J G says:

    Richard, Of course we know that you are not putting down cancer. They did have a strange bromance.
    Mr. Wow, I was sure you would have changed your mind re: Cate’s dress. I think she looks stunning tonight.

    • avatar Mr. Wow says:

      I’m sorry.  I tried.  SHE looks stunning.  And I’m sure she loves her dress.  That’s what matters.

      Mandy Moore.  Bad posture.  I do think I like this gown.  Well….from the waist down.  She needed more business with her hair. Slightly bigger hair.  To balance out that flounce.

      Not much singing happening.  Is that a good thing?  I always enjoyed the bad production numbers.

      • avatar J G says:

        Ok, don’t mind me while I get catty for a moment.
        I didn’t understand the whole point of the Mandy Moore number. Bad Posture, bad close up, bad lighting, boring song, wrong hair, bad dress.
        There. And it was boring.
        And I wouldn’t call it a bad production number like the good ole days when Billy Cristal (sp) ran the show.
        That was just dull….

        • avatar Richard Bassett says:

          All of those ‘Lion King’ “Finding Nemo’ ‘Cinderella’ cartoon movie songs all sound the same to me. I  actually noticed and liked Mandy’s dress….for the song that she did.

  155. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    The gloves on the costume designer.  Well—I noticed them, so I guess she made her point.

  156. avatar Tee Zee says:

    Please, please, please, Kevin Spacey, host next year! I did ask nicely.

  157. avatar Richard Bassett says:

    Jake and Taylor Swift made a cute couple. I thought they were perfect together. :-(

  158. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Now I know…James looks like he’s right off the set of a “Twilight” movie. 

    Amy Adams.  No. No.  Jake. Stiff. And he always has that slightly mournful puppy dog look.   But a beautiful tux.

  159. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    This guy with the hair was sweet!

  160. avatar Maizie James says:

    Thanks Mr. wOw for keeping us posted.
    I’ve been switching back and forth between The Oscar’s and episode three of Any Human Heart on PBS Masterpiece Classics.  Fortunately, I think I caught most of the awards that were announced.  There were a few surprises.  Um… I’m still rooting for The King’s Speech for the top award, however I won’t be too surprised it the Oscar goes to The Social Network.  After all, it appeals to a much broader and younger demographic – as in all those 40, 30, and young 20 ‘something’ Facebook users.

  161. avatar Maizie James says:

    Oh!  Oprah.  Guess what?  I saw her show on Friday with Diana Ross … thanks to Liz Smith.  It was great seeing Diana with her family.  She [Diana] looked wonderful with a few extra pounds.

    • avatar Richard Bassett says:

       I was talking to Randy Taraborrelli (a Liz Taylor biography writer) about the Ross appearence. Yes, she was fabulous and Oprah was just a fan. Diana never goes into too much detail of her personal life…so I really couldn’t call it an interview. She still has her pipes! 

  162. avatar Mr. Wow says:


    Whoa!  THis is how a bountiful  woman with a billion dollars and six hours to get ready ought to dress.  However, she’s suffering just a bit not being to control her lighting, as she does on her own show.  I love her hair. 

    And I’m no Oprah fan in general.  I am glad  she’s allowed nature to take its course, more or less.  She never looked good to me when she was slim.

  163. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Excuse me.  I have take a sleeping pll.  Don’t worry, they never work until three a.m. (I generally need Oprah’s lighting!)

  164. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Billy Crystal.  Next year, please?

  165. avatar J G says:

    You’re right about men and plastic surgery, Mr. Wow. I love Billy Crystal, but I wish he didn’t go the plastic surgery route.

  166. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Oh, Jude.  Still quite fetching.

  167. avatar J G says:

    Mr. Wow, you just brought me to tears with laughter. Goodnight, my ambien is kicking in.
    Until next year….although I do regularly “like” your articles and share them on my facebook page.

  168. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Okay…off to take the second pill.  No, no…please. Not to be concerned.  They won’t have to make me up while I’m still slumbering, a la MM.  No matter how underslept, I’m up with the birds, thinking about…lunchtime.

  169. avatar Richard Bassett says:

    My pill is Valium!!! :-)

  170. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Good color on Anne.  That very deep red.

    Let’s see the rest of it. 

    Hmmmm…this what Florence should have worn on the red carpet!

  171. avatar Charles says:

    Is everryone as disappointed in the show as I am? Bad writing and “Just Boring”!

    • avatar Mr. Wow says:

      THis is not as bad as some.  I always think I’m remembering nostalgically shows that weren;t much better.  Just had stars I truly cared about in some way.

  172. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Much perferred Paltrow’s song gown to what she arrived in…Jennifer very pouter pigeon in her deep cut number.

  173. avatar Lizzie R. says:

    I haven’t commented  yet, but will jump in and say it is very broing this year…yawn. What is wrong with it anyway? Think they need an older host who is a comedian to liven it up. It just d-r-a-g-s endlessly.

    • avatar Mr. Wow says:

      FRanco and Hathaway not a good fit.  And she is actually a little too “youthful.”  Some gravitas is not to be despised.

      Uh, oh…Celine and the Dead.

  174. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Judy’s version was better.

  175. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Halle Berry and Lena.

    That was it?  Didn’t spare too time on Miss Horne.

  176. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    That pizza has not arrived yet.

    More peanut butter!

  177. avatar Richard Bassett says:

    The Oscar ceremonies reflect the year in films. Pretty evenly paced, nothing standing out beyond perfection, so that is what we get. Anne H and James F are just not MC material. Why they agreed to do it, I’ll never know. The rehearsals must have given them SOME indication.

  178. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Anne!  Great color.  Icky material.  Looked like linoleum.

    Kathryn Bigelo—striking woman!  ( I KNOW I got the spelling wrong)

    Very happy re Mr. Hooper.  His mum is lovely. And obviously a smart cookie

  179. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Annette…you must win.

  180. avatar Richard Bassett says:

    And The Swan swims off with the Award……………….

  181. avatar Baby Snooks says:

    Just thought I’d pop in and since I’m not watching I can’t comment.  But will catch the “fashion show” tomorrow and may comment on that.  Do I miss it? Not at all.  Last year was the last year. I miss the old Hollywood.  About the only remnant of it is the Vanity Fair party and that is more the new Hollywood than the old Hollywood and filled with more “wannabe-photographed-with-the-stars-and-pretend-I’m-one-of-them” types than people who really are “one of them.”

    I am curious as to whether anyone wished Elizabeth Taylor a happy birthday from the podium.

  182. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Jeff Bridges…please trim the beard.  Otherwise you are still the man.

    Did you see the size the rocks around Nicole’s neck?   Real, I hope.  And not borrowed.

    Natalie’s tassel eaarings. The jury’s out.

    Michelle was brilliant, I must say.

    Jesus!   Natalie.  Oh, well.  She’s beautiful and talented and sincere.  But why this year?  She has so much time.  Quite disappointed.

  183. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    If Colin Firth doesn’t win I’m catching  a plane  to L.A. tonight. Enraged.   I’ll party with Lindsay at the Chateau Marmont to ease my pain.

    • avatar Baby Snooks says:

      You know I miss the Chateau Marmont.  The old one. Pre-Lindsay Lohan. Oh, the Richard Gere stories. That I will never tell.  Fun back then. But, well, what a dump. I can say that and get away with it since no one knows who I am. 

  184. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Colin Firth.  Welll…crap.  Lindsay’s parties are always such fun.  And you can always pick up odd bits of jewelry.

    Seriously—Colin, thank goodness!

  185. avatar Richard Bassett says:

    Well, I’ll bow out now and read about Best Pic tomorrow. Night all. Thanks Mr WoW, for providing the platform. It was fun. The show, uneventful, but, like you…I’ve seen worse.

  186. avatar Lizzie R. says:

    Well, there is something good about it, after  all.

  187. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    I am still hopeful that “The King’s Speech” will nab Best Picture.  Iffy at this point, despite Hooper’s win. 

    I won’t cry over “The Social Network” winning.  Just…pout a bit. (Never an attractive look after the age of 40)

  188. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Spielberg…he’s made plenty of crap, too.  I just like to remind people.

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  THe King’s Speech.

    Thank goodness, no pouting.  Honest, at 58 it’s such a grim thing to observe.

    Congrats, Harvey Weinstein.

    • avatar Baby Snooks says:

      Well all I know apparently is that The King’s Speech won best picture. Which was not a surprise. I guess I’ll check the rundown on Yahoo or something of who else won. 

  189. avatar Mr. Wow says:

    Anne’s last gown….I like this!  Keep it, honey.

    Eh, I out now.

    THANK YOU, my wonderful readers here.  You were brave and sweet to stick around or check in now and then.

    Good night, god bless, I love you!   (Yeah, Judy’s final words on the Carnegie Hall album–these kids are singing “Over the Rainbow”—it came to me.)

  190. avatar Maizie James says:

    Yea to The King’s Speech!  What a WONDERFUL ending!  The children’s choir was the Pièce de résistance.

    • avatar CatA says:

      The children’s choir was a nice touch – in theory.  Unfortunately, they were all such well-trained little seals, with their moves, and their perfect look-into-the camera smiles.  Such a “perfect performance” that it seemed to lack any sincerity.  I guess to hear a touching rendition, I’ll just continue to listen to Judy or Iz’s versions of this lovely song. 

  191. avatar LuckyLady n/a says:

    Nobody has mentioned the Kirk Douglas segment! I felt such sympathy for him.  However it is time to hang up the tap shoes and get off the stage!  What can the academy been thinking of?

    • avatar Mr. Wow says:

      Dear LL…actually, I did mention it as it was happening.  What to say?  Old age ain’t for sissies. Or egomaniacs who can’t get off the stage. 
      I felt embarassed and then ashamed of my own embarassment. I’ll be there someday, one way or another.

  192. avatar HauntedLady says:

    There seemed to be a lot missing last night. Like the usual suspects – Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, Meryl Streep, and others that usually show up on red carpets like toadstools after the rain. Did I just miss them? The whole show was OK but not memorable. I watched most of it but found myself picking up a book and reading a bit here and there. I think it was missing a lot of pizazz or oomph or something.
    One question – what’s so great about Nicole Kidman? The only thing I’ve seen her in that I liked was a movie she did before her face froze in which she played an overly ambitious would-be newscaster. Everything after that has been kind of blah. HATED Moulin Rouge.

  193. avatar HauntedLady says:

    And condolences about your cat. It’s always very hard to lose a pet.

    • avatar Mr. Wow says:

      Dear Haunted One…thank you on the cat (Sweetie)  It was a shock, tho we knew her heart was bad.   Peaceful, in her sleep. 

      As for Miss Kidman, “To Die For” was her greatest performance–tho I did enjoy “Malice” and the epic she did with Tom, “Far and Away.”  And she gave a masterful turn in “Birth” which has a great cult following.  (Miss Bacall is wonderful in that as well)  Her appearance works against her–too thin and strained. (I think the Botox stories are inflated but she has had some alterations.)

      • avatar Baby Snooks says:

        I lost the last of the litter that the mother decided to leave with my dog almost 20 years ago about this time last year.  I buried her by a tree in the little park next door. In the dead of night. Not really supposed to do such things.  But she loved to go sit out there. 

        Tweedle Dee. She had a “twin” named Tweedle Dum. Tuxedo cats. And you could not tell them apart except by their name.  No dumbies these cats.  Tweedle Dum took off after one move. Months later I spotted her on a walk.  She came up to me and rubbed my leg. Then this woman called out to her. “Jezebel.”  I told her about Tweedle Dum. And left her there. And told the woman she was more Jezebel than Tweedle Dum. I ran into that woman in the fall.  Tweedle Dum died about the same time Tweedle Dee did. 

        Now if you like cats, Mr. Wow, not to worry.  One will appear at your door soon to steal your heart again. They always do mine anyway.

        Another cat ran off as well. When I moved to a condo around the corner, there he was in a window. Knew it was him.  My new neighbor who I told the story to finally said something to the people. They claimed they adopted him at the shelter when he was a kitten. But my neighbor knew it was him. What are the odds of there being two obnoxious tuxedo cats that have the curious habit of “marking” someone they don’t like?  Not “marking” really because he was fixed. But you get the picture. 

      • avatar HauntedLady says:

        I haven’t seen Malice or Birth but have tried to watch Far And Away a few times. Unfortunately, it always puts me to sleep. Must be me. I’ll look for the other two and see what happens.

  194. avatar rick gould says:

    Mr. wOw–
    Well, bless you for tuning in and hosting here.
    From what I read, it looks like another year of “improving” the Oscars has failed.
    And the PR about making it more youth-oriented made me laugh. Older Hollywood has not been represented in years.
    Aside from kicking myself to tune in to see if it would be better, and then it is not, I just knew that Annette Bening would be passed over yet again. Nothing against Natalie, but really…
    And second, what with all the silly bits and time wasters, they couldn’t acknowledge Elizabeth Taylor. The AP announced she’d be watching… from her hospital bed… after a serious illness… on her birthday… 50 years after she accepted her first Oscar barely a month after almost dying of pneumonia… one of AIDS greatest activists…and one of Hollywood’s greatest stars. Shame on the Oscar producers and the Academy!
    This is why awards shows and new Hollywood turn my stomach.

    • avatar Mr. Wow says:

      Dear Rick…nope, they were too busy getting James Franco into drag to think of Miss Taylor in her hospital bed.

      As Baby Snooks said  F**k em!”

      • avatar Maizie James says:

        James Franco was in ‘drag’?  I didn’t see that part … I was switching back and forth watching the last episode of Any Human Heart.
        I agree that Miss Taylor should have been honored in some way.

        • avatar Baby Snooks says:

          The photos are on the internet. Suffice it to say James Franco will not be cast as Marilyn Monroe any time soon.  As for the fashion show, well, borrowed gowns and borrowed jewels. My only real comment is someone got the gowns and jewels mixed up in some cases.  Suffice it to say Mr. Blackwell would have loved it.  

          It’s all really quite boring. One reason may be that is really quite commercial at this point. In a way the “show” itself is a commercial.  For designers and jewelers. 

          I was a blip on the radar  of Hollywod long ago.  Hollywood I guess has become just a blip on mine. What happens when you get jaded too young. 

  195. avatar Rho says:

    Sorry I could not join you last night, my computer went nuts.  The highlights for me was seeing Kirk Douglas and the kids from Staten Island.  The rest was very boring.

    • avatar Mr. Wow says:

      Dear Rho…sorry about your computer!  To be honest, facing six and  half hours blogging live on this nonsense, I was kinda hoping my  own computer would go nuts.

      Alas, it was not to be and so I babbled on and on.

      Mr. Douglas borught up a variety of strong emotions.

      The kids were more than all right!

  196. avatar Andy C says:

    Scarlett’s hair!  She had the just rolled out of bed look and while I thought she could carry off anything; this wasn’t one of the things she could. 

    James Franco — awful.

    Kirk Douglas — while admirable, still on too long and started really making me uncomfortable…he should have someone, perhaps Michael, up there with him and it would have worked.

    Billy Crystal — love him as always, but he needed a longer spot.

    Loved, loved, loved the “Late Bloomer” speech — how nice.