Well, it’s more like the Oscars backstage show; as a non-paying non-customer, ABC will not allow me a glimpse onstage.
Your host Ben Lyons is broadcasting from the Photo Room,just offstage in the Kodak Theater. His co-host, Hitha Prabakar, just arrived,
Restricted to backstage livestream courtesy of ABCDisney, I got to hear the audience reaction, but only the tail end of her monologue.
It’s now 17:43. The Press Room b-roll is running.
Jared Leto just won Supporting Actor for his work in DALLAS BUYERS CLUB! First award of the night.
and at 17:48, I lost the live stream of backstage. So, no more-liveblogging.
Now it’ll just be a matter of trolling the news and entertainment sights for updates.
Enjoy the show!
So, this is the brave new world of pay-for-play. I can’t even live-stream more than 15 minutes of Oscars Backstage before being cut off. well, I lost the signal, and the page won’t refresh, so what else am I left to think? The corporations now own the airwaves and control access to the airwaves, and place limits on content shown over the airwaves that they control, whether they are public airwaves or corporate airwaves.
You’re not paying “your fair share”, there is no fair use for you, loser!
Catherine Martin receives the Oscar for Costume Design
Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews of Dallas Buyers Club receive this year’s Oscar for Best Make Up.
It’s kind of odd doing live blogging during a media blackout, and all I have to blog from is the Oscars live blog itself. They could sell me a bill of goods, and I would pass it right on along..
In the meantime, FROZEN received this year’s Best Animated Feature Oscar award.
And now we’re back. the dogs have been walked, and the sunset has been witnessed, the fingers have been chilled, so I guess we’re ready to go back to the Oscars.
WHILE YOU WERE OUT:
“HELIUM” is awarded the Oscar for best live-action short film. Congratulations to Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson.
“THE LADY IN NUMBER 6: MUSIC SAVED MY LIFE” receives the Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject. Congratulationss to Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed.
“20 FEET FROM STARDOM” is awarded this year’s Oscar for Best Documentary Feature.
Oscar Musical Moments, #1: Happy. That was just remarkable. The performance was first-rate, it really got me going.
“The Moon Song” not so much; what is it with these girls with these teeny-tiny voices that are technology-dependent to even exist? I fail to see the charm, personally.
“THE GREAT BEAUTY” is awarded the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film; it’s one of the four I saw this year. I enjoyed it, to me it played like :Fellini, the Next Generation, but I enjoyed watching it. Toni Survillo was so watchable; I didn’t necessarily want to see hiim naked, but when he was on screen, he was who you watched, even doing nothing.
Sound Mixing and Sound Editing and Visual Effects are awarded for GRAVITY. Congratulations to Glenn Freemantle for sound editing and the teams of Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro for sound mixing and Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould for Visual Effects. Particular props to a personal favorite, Skip Lievsay; now you’ve got something for your mantlepiece.
Emmanuel Lubezki of “Gravity” receives the Oscar for Best Cinematography.
Alfonso Cuaron has received his first Oscar, for Film Editing, with Mark Sanger. Congratulations.
Steven Price of “Gravity” receives the Oscar for Best Score, bringing the running total for GRAVITY up to 6 awards so far this evening.
Oscar Musical Moments: Bette Midler
Followed by Idina Menzel! And I got to hear them both, if only over the phone from Maine. We’ve been friends since June of 1967; it was Barb who sent me the Clams on a Half-Shell program from Radio City because I couldn’t be there, and Bette came on to sing while we were talking. Out of the entire broadcast, the audience reaction to Ellen’s monologue and Bette Midler singing were the only parts of this year’s broadcast I got to hear.
Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez of “Frozen” who wrote “Let It Go” are awarded this year’s Oscar for Best Original Song.
John Ridley is awarded the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for “12 Years a Slave.”
Spike Jonze is awarded the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for “Her.”
That was it, folks: the Ellen group selfie in the audience is Liza (with a blue streak), Lorna and Joey!
Alfonso Cuaron receives the Oscar for Directing. Congratulations, Alfonso. Well done!
Cate Blanchett receives the Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role, in “BLUE JASMINE”. As projected above, it appears Cate B did, indeed, have a lock on the award tonight. Excellent! Congratulations, Cate Blanchette.
Matthew McConaughey receives the Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role, for “Dallas Buyers Club”. Richly deserved. Congratulations.
Are you glad for Matthew McConaughey? Oscar.com asks, and fully 1/3 of the responses were “…but I’m sorry for Leo.”
12 Years A Slave has received the 2014 Best Picture award from the Academy.of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
And so, good night Before midnight East Coast time! Ellen, you made it, you docked the ship on time! Way to go!
Out of all that, the returns of the awards delivered during the broadcast seem rather lopsided.
The final results are that out of thirty-three feature films to receive nominations this year, all of the awards went to only seven films.
- 12 Years A Slave
- Dallas Buyers Club
- The Great Gatsby
- Blue Jasmine
Well, that was interesting, I consider it a success. Thank you all for visiting. and Paul Kantner’s greeting to the rest of you.
After Paul Kantner wrote back to the Rolling Stone, in response to the review of one of the earlier Jefferson Starship albums that was particularly dismissive – not even scathing, just dismissive – “Fuck you, we do what we want.” I know; I saw the letter, and saved it for years but lost it along with a lot of memorabilia when I moved form New York back to California in 2001. After Babs was snubbed for Director on “THE PRINCE OF TIDES”, I decided to throw a party, and in her honor she could be the pride of place. I called it my First Annual Fuck You We Do What We Want I’m Not Going To The Oscars Either Party. And I haven’t gone to the Oscars since.
Nobody came. I guess they were doing what they wanted to do. Fuck ‘em if they can’t take a joke. You should know that one, you know why? I learned it from Bette Midler, you know.
Post note: It’s interesting that, with 9 nominations each,“GRAVITY’’ and “12 YEARS A SLAVE” came away with 7 and 3 awards respectively, representing the big winners of the night, and “AMERICAN HUSTLE”, with its 10 nominations (the most this season), came away empty-handed.
Let the punditry begin.