2011oscarsToday is the day! It’s time for red carpets, teary speeches, and bets lost and won. We are live-blogging the Oscars tonight to cheer on our favorites and dish about the absurdities.

Starting at 7 p.m. (EST) tonight, Sunday, March 2, we’ll be watching the 86th Annual Academy Awards, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. As our Chris Lombardi notes, “This year, we found plenty to cheer—Ellen De Generes as host, a pioneering Academy president, a field of Best Actresses all of whom fit WVFC’s profile—while noticing that Hollywood still doesn’t quite know how to celebrate us properly.”

Join us right here, cheer along, scroll down, and comment. (Log in any time during  the ceremony that you feel the urge to opine.) We welcome your remarks—as short or long as you like. Comments will be screened before we post them, and our online chats are famously civil (if a little catty sometimes about fashion). Feel free to share your point of view. Feel free to share links and photos—and Tweets @womensvoices, too!