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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 27, 2017 at 12:22 am

    Um… that was a thing. Anyway, see you next year. Hugs.

    (Walks away feeling happy and confused, and knowing she’ll wake up to all the wrong conspiracy theories.)

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 27, 2017 at 12:21 am

    Just rewound to watch all the confusion again. Adele Romanski rocked her acceptance speech. Wow! Good-night, all!

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  • Editor @ Women's Voices February 27, 2017 at 12:20 am

    Maybe this was the Oscar’s way of making sure we watch the whole thing (all 8 hours!) kidding. Goodnight everyone. And congratulations to both La La Land and Moonlight. Thanks for joining our live blog!

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 27, 2017 at 12:19 am

    Alex, thank you for hosting our womensvoicesforchange.org Oscar live blogging night. This is certainly an awards night we will never forget!

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  • Cecilia Ford February 27, 2017 at 12:18 am

    FAKE NEWS! This is Oscar History for sure. I guess “Moonlight” is the actual winner. I think we will be hearing more about this in the coming days, ( and weeks, possibly years?).

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 27, 2017 at 12:13 am

    This is the craziest Oscar night ever….

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 27, 2017 at 12:12 am

    What was that???

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  • Rachel Rawlings February 27, 2017 at 12:10 am

    Seriously, I stayed up for this? I should have gone to bed after the screenplay awards the way Chris did.

    “Blue eyed?!?!?” fsck that noise. Anyway, sleep well.

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  • Rachel Rawlings February 27, 2017 at 12:02 am

    May Wilkerson on Twitter: “imagine a woman accepting an Oscar while looking like she spent the past 3 months in the woods with no shower #caseyaffleck #Oscars”

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    • Alexandra MacAarob February 27, 2017 at 12:05 am

      Ooh, SNAP!

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  • Christina Lombardi February 27, 2017 at 12:02 am

    Denzel. Was. Robbed.

    Good night.

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    • Alexandra MacAarob February 27, 2017 at 12:04 am

      Ha! Good night! xo

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  • Alexandra MacAarob February 27, 2017 at 12:01 am

    I expected Stone to win, but I’m still a little disappointed. I think Negga, Hubbert, and Portman were all wonderful.

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  • Rachel Rawlings February 27, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Emma, I’m a let you finish, but Taraji Henderson should have been up there.

    Out of all the actual nominees I was trying to expect Natalie Portman. Still haven’t seen Loving yet; only know Ruth Negga from Agents of SHIELD

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    • Alexandra MacAarob February 27, 2017 at 12:03 am

      I absolutely agree that Taraji was robbed. And, I was pleasantly surprised by Portman (thought she was better in Jackie than in Black Swan). See Loving when you can. Negga is transcendent.

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 26, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    I can not believe that Denzel Washington did not win this. I saw both films and there was no comparison….

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    • Alexandra MacAaron February 26, 2017 at 11:54 pm

      Washington was incredible.

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  • Rachel Rawlings February 26, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    Casey Affleck? I stayed up for this?

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    • Rachel Rawlings February 26, 2017 at 11:54 pm

      If you need me, I’ll be throwing up in the kitchen sink.

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      • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 27, 2017 at 12:01 am

        Rachel, you are funnier than JK!

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 26, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    Whoa. La La Land upset! Casey Affleck.

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 26, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    Brie Larson is wearing the dress from Singer Sergeant’s “Madame X.”

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  • Cecilia Ford February 26, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    I have to sat, though I loved “La La Land” and “Moonlight” the movie that moved me the most was “Hidden Figures.” I think “Moonlight” WILL WIN.

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    • Alexandra MacAaron February 27, 2017 at 12:13 am

      You were right! (Even if the presenters weren’t.)

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 26, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    Chazelle’s win for Director pretty much assures La La Land will take Best Picture.

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  • Rachel Rawlings February 26, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    Ok, Commercial #2 that I liked. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfrUBMz0aJE

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  • Rachel Rawlings February 26, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    Best Adapted screenplay for Moonlight. Good odds for my second choice to win Best Picture.

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  • Rachel Rawlings February 26, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    Kenneth Lonergan is a great writer even though the movie turned out to be a slog. but I gotta think the Boston fix was in here.

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 26, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    Given that the show is running over (and always does), there seem to be a lot of stupid bits, like the “We Bought A Zoo” thing. For the record, I’m now the only person in my house who is still awake. In fact, the dog gave up a while ago too.

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 26, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    In Memoriam. Any dry eyes in the house?

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    • Alexandra MacAaron February 26, 2017 at 11:36 pm

      I think they missed David Bowie though.

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 26, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    Is someone keeping score of the La La Wins so far? And nice “shout out” to public schools! AND, yet another “Thank you, Mom.” Satisfying all around.

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  • Cecilia Ford February 26, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    The musical tribute to “La La Land” reminds me that even though lots of people say they don’t like musicals, there is nothing like a great musical…

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  • Chris Lombardi February 26, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    “#LaLaLand takes place in a fictionalized version of Los Angeles where no one talks about their juice cleanse. ” @ComedyCentral, on Twitter

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 26, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    A couple of hours ago, I admired Emma Stone’s fringe. My daughter (19) just informed me that I’m wrong. (Oh well.)

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  • Cecilia Ford February 26, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    Again, there is a patronizing, bored tone about the “technical awards.” Too much playing to the audience–one of the things that used to make the Oscars feel genuine is the attention paid to ALL the artists who make films.

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 26, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    Confess I haven’t loved Jimmy Kimmel tonight, but tweeting 45 was fairly brilliant. Touche!

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 26, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    Loved seeing (and writing about) all the live action shorts this year. “Sing” is just wonderful!

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 26, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    Could the little boy from “Lion” be any cuter?

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    • Chris Lombardi February 26, 2017 at 10:46 pm

      I had mixed feelings about the Lion King bit, though. If that had been a little blond French boy, would Jimmie have lifted him to that music?

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      • Chris Lombardi February 26, 2017 at 10:52 pm

        Or, as 67K just retweeted:

        @alexisnedd: Don’t lift Brown kids up and play the lion king song 2k17

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        • Alexandra MacAaron February 26, 2017 at 10:58 pm

          I thought that too, but I think it was because the movie was “Lion.”

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          • Chris Lombardi February 26, 2017 at 11:02 pm

            Still, as the politicos say, “TERRIBLE optics!”

  • Cecilia Ford February 26, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    Michael J. Fox is an example of someone who has used his fame to promote an important cause: research for Parkinson’s Disease. He is universally regarded as a brave and generous person.

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    • Alexandra MacAaron February 26, 2017 at 10:43 pm

      I’m watching with my college freshman daughter, and I had to explain who he is. (She’s too young to remember Family Ties or the Back to the Future movies.) She was so impressed with his story. Genuinely good and brave man.

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  • Rachel Rawlings February 26, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    Ok, who else suddenly realized that when he wears glasses, Michael J. Fox looks like a short Stephen Colbert?

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  • Rachel Rawlings February 26, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    “Perpetual epiphany” is going into my phrasebook of things I want out of life.

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  • Cecilia Ford February 26, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    Yes, absolutely. I found it patronizing and tasteless. Without fans, movie stars wouldn’t be..well…stars..even if they are talented actors.

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 26, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    I agree, Cecilia. It was very patronizing. Like they were somehow less human than the celebrities.

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