We know this year’s Academy Awards are unlikely to be as glamorous as 1956,  when Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn were both presenters (at right, see them backstage). But they’ll be glam enough: an entire industry has grown around the gowns, the chats, the hullaballoo for what our Ro Howe aptly called   “The Super Bowl for women.”

We’re not the only ones live-blogging this, of course, but we’ll bring back reports from the others, from Twitter, and from our own Oscar parties. We hope you do too – and will even send photos!

As we asked the other day:

Will the show itself feel fresh enough, even though it’s hosted by Billy Crystal – again?

Who will be the best dressed and who will make big dress mistakes? Who will win in the Meryl vs. Glenn faceoff?

Is there a film or actor you’re rooting for? A screenwriter like Kristin Wiig, or an editor like Thelma Schoonmaker?

Each of us at WVFC has specific questions in our minds, as well as films we WISH were in competition. But we’ll actually behave as we hope you do and put them in the comments below. Let the dialogue begin!

 

 

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 26, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    I adore Colin Firth. He was wonderful in Tinker Tailor…Such a wonderful film.

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 26, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Hey Mary Kelly! How was the cocktail?

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  • Alex MacAaron February 26, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Okay, I’m in love with Colin Firth! (Anyone else?)

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 26, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Love Tina Fey in Carolina Herrara, aubergine strapless, great hair. She looks glamorous.

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  • mary kelly selover February 26, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Love Viola Davis’ emerald green color choice for her Vera Wang!

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  • Alex MacAaron February 26, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Yes! I love her hair!

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 26, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Michelle Williams wearing ‘coral” Louis Vitton dress. Articulate, genuine, modest.

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  • Alex MacAaron February 26, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    I wonder how Melanie Griffith would have looked by now WITHOUT the plastic surgery.

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  • Chris Lombardi February 26, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Emma Stone’s dress is just WEIRD, like someone bled all over her.

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 26, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Emma Stone’s dress has too much fabric. What is it with these outfits that overcome the women?

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 26, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Has anyone noticed the men with bad facelifts? Hair plugs are one thing, but this facelift thing for men is so wierd.

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  • Alex MacAaron February 26, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    My 14-year old daughter thinks Emma Stone’s dress is too old-ladyish. (We agree … for a change.)

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 26, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Carolina Herrara so elegant and intelligent as she discusses how she works with a potential client for Academy Awards. It should be chic, should be fun and should be elegant!

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 26, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Rooney Mara is sick sick sick of being asked about the Mara family’s Giants. It is her night after all.

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  • Chris Lombardi February 26, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    A tweet from Women’s Media Center: “womensmediacenter ‏ \”I try to keep my ladies happy” -Maya Rudolph #FemTV

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 26, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    I didn’t see Social Network yet….

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 26, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    That is Mommie’s pink! And I’m not sure she would think that this evening gown would be sexy enough for her.

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  • Alex MacAaron February 26, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    She was pretty in The Social Network.

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 26, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Rooney Mara has such beautiful skin and makeup. I had no idea she was so beautiful…certainly didn’t look like this in her film

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  • Chris Lombardi February 26, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Just switched to ABC, where Louise Roe is wearing your grandma’s pink.

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  • Alex MacAaron February 26, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    I’m such a mush! I love it when people bring theirs moms or grandmoms.

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 26, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    This is my round up for a really bad weekend: Miss Congeniality 1&2, Legally Blond 1&2 and All of Donwton Abby…

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 26, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Glenn Close has chosen an outfit that is wearing her. Too much material, Glenn.

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 26, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Viola Davis has such fantastic posture. She is such a beautiful woman who makes everyone want to be over 40.

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  • Alex MacAaron February 26, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Ha! We just watched “Miss Congeniality” up in VT last week!

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 26, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    World Peace, Alex! When I am having a really bad day, I come home and watch Sandra Bullock in her turn as a beauty queen. Really serious drama.

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  • Elizabeth W February 26, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Aw, I missed the Rainbow Connection? Just as well, possibly. The song always makes me cry.
    Anyway, ladies, I’m joining the party!! Haven’t seen any of the noms this year. Oops! I sense a DVD binge in the making.

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 26, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Tony Bennett said my George does “everything right”!

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  • Alex MacAaron February 26, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Yes, Dr. Pat. It really is a beauty pageant at this point.

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  • Alex MacAaron February 26, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    I agree. I really wanted Meryl Streep to win tonight (it’s been a while), but I will be so happy for Viola Davis if it goes that way.

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 26, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Leslie Mann in stunning navy blue dress and huge blue sapphire earrings; love this chance to be totally superficial.

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  • Chris Lombardi February 26, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Viola Davis in Vera Wang – STUNNING.

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  • Chris Lombardi February 26, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Ellie Kemper’s bangs are blinding her. “She’s hiding from the Vorlons, ” Rachel says.

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  • Chris Lombardi February 26, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    For those who are Tweeting, great hashtag: #WhereRWomen?

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  • Alex MacAaron February 26, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    They’re vying to be cast in the sequel maybe.

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  • Chris Lombardi February 26, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    From my wife re Jessica Chastain’s dress: “They’re all trying to wear stuff that matches The Hunger Games.”

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 26, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    George Clooney with blond accessory on the Red Carpet. Glad I tuned in. Hi Girls

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  • Alex MacAaron February 26, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    It’s called “Oscars” from ABC Digital. It’s free and it gives you access to 24 live cameras throughout the evening.

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  • Alex MacAaron February 26, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    My husband, who just interrupted me and caused the typo above, wants everyone to know that there is a “Backstage at the Oscars” app. Checking it out now.

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  • Alex MacAaron February 26, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Although I don’t remember anyone asking the boys from Brokeback Mountain getting a flirty question like that.

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  • Chris Lombardi February 26, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    “How different is it, kissing a girl?” That IS a more interesting question than “Who are you wearing?”

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  • Alex MacAaron February 26, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    I’m sure they’ll have all the “bridesmaids” present something together, which is both fun but a little bit unfair.

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  • Alex MacAaron February 26, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Well, now that you mention it … it really wouldn’t be fair to all the stars if I outshone them would it? 😉 I mean, it’s their night, right?

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  • Chris Lombardi February 26, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Oh God, THAT’s Milla Jovavic? I still haven’t forgiven her for trying to play Joan of Arc, but she looks pretty glam…..

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  • Chris Lombardi February 26, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Alex, isn’t the joy of watching at home not HAVING to wear anything fancy?

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  • Alex MacAaron February 26, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Just pulled in from a ski weekend (haven’t even had a chance to change into my vintage Chanel and my Harry Winston’s). Are you ladies watching the E! red carpet show?

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  • mary kelly selover February 26, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Not a betting woman, really. However, Himself and I just invented an Oscar drink — the Sophia Loren. Three parts club soda, two parts Campari, one part St. Germain floated on top. Try it for some Italian glamor!

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  • Chris Lombardi February 26, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Do tell us more!

    They’re taking bets on “Who will win the Red Carpet.” What are your predictions?

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  • mary kelly selover February 26, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    “On the Red Carpet” pre-Oscar special is about to have a segment on SHOES!
    Can’t wait . . .

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  • Chris Lombardi February 26, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    And from Twitter, we learn one thing we’re missing: “Don’t forget that Kermie and @DarrenCriss are performing “Rainbow Connection” soon on the E! Oscar Pre-Show. What about moi?! #ERedCarpet

    Time for the E! Red Carpet?

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