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Oscar Central: Women’s Voices’ Live Blog of the 2017 Academy Awards

Today 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, February 26, we’ll be watching the 89th Annual Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

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!

And catch up on our Oscar-nominated movie coverage with Alex MacAaron’s reviews.

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  • Rachel Rawlings February 26, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    Bringing in the folks from the tour bust= is a very cute waste of time.

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    • Chris Lombardi February 26, 2017 at 10:24 pm

      And less weird somehow than that selfie thing, or the pizza thing.

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 26, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    This “real people” off the tour bus thing is kind of freaking me out. Does anyone else find it uncomfortable?

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    • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 26, 2017 at 10:23 pm

      Not nice.

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 26, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    Love that Gael García Bernal just described himself as a “migrant worker.”

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    • Rachel Rawlings February 26, 2017 at 10:20 pm

      Yeah, that was an awesome bit.

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 26, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Hailie’s dress reminds me of “Barbarella.” Or Saran Wrap. Can’t decide which

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 26, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    Back to Viola (I think we’ll be talking a lot about her for some time to come). She just became the first black woman to win an Oscar, a Tony and an Emmy!

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    • Rachel Rawlings February 26, 2017 at 10:22 pm

      I just checked, and “Never Caught” already has an audiobook, but Viola will be due for the Grammy any year now.

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  • Rachel Rawlings February 26, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    Attn Sean Spicer: Put Dev Patel’s remarks about journalism on a loop.

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 26, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Beautiful statement about the dangers of “us vs. them.”

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 26, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    I so hoped that The Salesman would win.

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 26, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    Viola set the bar for awards speeches for all time!

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    • Alexandra MacAaron February 26, 2017 at 9:51 pm

      I agree! I think a theme this year is untold stories. And genuine love for their work and their colleagues. So far, it’s been inspiring.

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  • Chris Lombardi February 26, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    “Oh Captain, my Captain. Denzel!” Choked up now.

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    • Alexandra MacAaron February 26, 2017 at 9:49 pm

      I loved that! Davis’s own story is so inspiring.

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  • Rachel Rawlings February 26, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    Viola Davis wins the Oscar against tough competition, and then tops it with a frame worthy of Toni Morrison for her speech.

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 26, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    Supporting Actress … It has to be Viola!

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    • Alexandra MacAaron February 26, 2017 at 9:44 pm

      YES!

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  • Rachel Rawlings February 26, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    For those who never left the East Coast, Californians think Red Vines are sacred and Twizzlers vastly inferior. That they’re wrong is completely irrelevant, because we need to unite the country against Necco Wafers.

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    • Alexandra MacAaron February 26, 2017 at 9:43 pm

      Here is New England, NECCO Wafers still ROCK! 😉

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  • Chris Lombardi February 26, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    Paula Poundstone on Twitter: “The head of the Academy just said, “Art doesn’t belong to one faith.” Trump is gonna disappear her. #TheOscars”

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    • Alexandra MacAaron February 26, 2017 at 9:37 pm

      I’ve heard she’s “very overrated.” (Just like “Hamilton” and Meryl Streep.)

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 26, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    So, the parachuted movie candy was tgis year’s nod to Ellen’s pizza delivery and Chris’s Girl Scout cookies.

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  • Rachel Rawlings February 26, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Auli’i Cravalho’s “whew” moment at the end of her song was great.

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    • Alexandra MacAaron February 26, 2017 at 9:26 pm

      She’s lovely!

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  • Rachel Rawlings February 26, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    Damn, I was really hoping for 13th.
    But watch it on Netflix after the telecast is over.

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 26, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    The “Hidden Figures” women look fantastic. And, I love the message. “Stories that deserve to be told.”

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    • Ann Tani February 26, 2017 at 9:15 pm

      I agree.

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  • Dave mack February 26, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    My daughter just fist pumped to the costumes win for fantastic beasts!

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    • Alexandra MacAaron February 26, 2017 at 9:06 pm

      I’m not surprised. (She’s 9.)

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  • Dave mack February 26, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    My daughter just fist pumped the makeup award!

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    • Alexandra MacAaron February 26, 2017 at 9:03 pm

      She probably wasn’t the only one. 😉

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  • Rachel Rawlings February 26, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    Kate McKinnon walking out in a gown that has no pockets, but she’s got her hands in the right place anyhow.

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 26, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    M A made a gracious and time thoughtful acceptance speech. Fingers crossed that this continues

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  • Chris Lombardi February 26, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Mahershala Ali FTW!

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    • Alexandra MacAaron February 26, 2017 at 8:50 pm

      As expected (and well deserved).

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      • Chris Lombardi February 26, 2017 at 8:55 pm

        I’ve not seen Moonlight,but Ali has been amazing in so much else this year, from Luke Cage to Hidden Figures as well as House of Cards….

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 26, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    Is anyone keeping track of the Trump digs?

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  • Chris Lombardi February 26, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    Jimmie, that joke about women losing weight all the time was made to Matthew McC for Dallas Buyers Club.

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 26, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    “Meryl Streep has phoned in more than 50 films.”

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 26, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Jimmy has a hard job, Rachel. I can not imagine how stressful this is.

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    • Rachel Rawlings February 26, 2017 at 9:09 pm

      OMG, Kathryn Johnson, GEEK GODDESS!

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  • Editor @ Women's Voices February 26, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    We needed a little sunshine. Thanks JT for that opening!

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  • Rachel Rawlings February 26, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    Wow, this opening is about as awkward as seeing Mel Gibson parked next to a Jewish cemetary.

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 26, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    Justin Timberlake was great! Lots of excitement.
    Jimmie Kimmel off to a good start.

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 26, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    Excitement finally: Great opening act.

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  • Chris Lombardi February 26, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    Oh, Justin Timberlake. Who wants to see you tonight?

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 26, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Ugh!

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  • Chris Lombardi February 26, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    Not hers, obviously.

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