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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  • Elizabeth W February 26, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    Goodnight, all! Thank you! Watching in your company made the Oscars much more interesting, and thought provoking. Paying attention with the Bechdel test in mind made me more aware of how Hollywood’s shortchanging women.

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  • Eleanore W February 26, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    Ditto, Rachel

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  • Rachel Rawlings February 26, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Pretty unmemorable Oscars. I think they need to (1) stop stiffing the women next year, and (2) hire Ricky Gervais as host.

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  • Chris Lombardi February 26, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    Good night! Thanks so much for sharing this!

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 26, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    At least the night was worth it to see and hear the wonderful Meryl. Tomorrow is the day we begin to make a difference for women in film. Perhaps we have to see how little women are valued in the world of film to be reminded..yet again..that we have battles to fight. It is inexcusable for women to be invisible in this most visible of the arts.

    Thanks for sharing the night.

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  • Alex MacAaron February 26, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Congrats to all of us for staying up!

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  • Eleanore W February 26, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    No upsets tonight, huh? (Congrats to the Artist)

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  • Rachel Rawlings February 26, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Drop a couch on him, Oprah!

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  • Chris Lombardi February 26, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    A class act. Thank you, Meryl.

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  • mary kelly selover February 26, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Meryl! YIPEEEEEEEEEEEE

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  • Alex MacAaron February 26, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    WOW!!! Sorry for Viola but SO happy for Meryll!!!

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  • Eleanore W February 26, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Who doesn’t love Meryl?

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  • Rachel Rawlings February 26, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Just makes me miss the original Girl with the Dragon Tattoo again.

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  • Rachel Rawlings February 26, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Ellen’s commercials are made of win.

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  • Alex MacAaron February 26, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Tres charmant, n’est-ce pas?

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  • Rachel Rawlings February 26, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Thank you to the Americain who did my research about the first Oscar ceremony on le Wikipedia!

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  • Eleanore W February 26, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Cutie-pie won. (What I would have also said if George C had won)

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  • Alex MacAaron February 26, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Wow, so surprised it wasn’t Clooney!

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  • Chris Lombardi February 26, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Yes. I loved that “As you wish” for Peter Falk. Not sure about the Cleopatra bit for Taylor though,

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  • Alex MacAaron February 26, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Nicely done.

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  • Eleanore W February 26, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    I always love the In Memoriam piece

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  • Elizabeth W February 26, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Hey! Oprah got a Board of Governors Oscar! Very nice!
    (I also really liked James Earl Jones saying “gobsmacked”)

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  • Rachel Rawlings February 26, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    I miss the animation festivals that used to show up in the repertory houses every year and usually contained at least a majority of the Oscar-nominated shorts.

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  • Alex MacAaron February 26, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    I think Meryl Streep looks beautiful

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  • Elizabeth W February 26, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Will the short films come out on DVD? The animated ones look fascinating!

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  • Chris Lombardi February 26, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    With us, I mean.

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  • Chris Lombardi February 26, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    A tweet from “Angelina Jolie’s Leg” ‏ @AngiesRightLeg I’m right here!!
    Retweeted by Salon.com

    In other words, someone at Salon agrees with me.

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  • Alex MacAaron February 26, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Yes, Chris. Saving Face sounds fantastic!

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  • Alex MacAaron February 26, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Oh no! The snack bimbos are back!

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  • Alex MacAaron February 26, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Even though I would have liked to see Wiig and Mumolo win, the women having to dumb down to act like men thing bugged me. Sisters, set your sights higher!

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  • Chris Lombardi February 26, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    OK – at least we get a woman-centered film awarded Best Documentary. Now I really really want to see SAVING FACE.

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 26, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    So the only women to be visible so far are the cast of Bridesmaids..truly women acting like men.

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  • Patti February 26, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Love Bridesmaids!

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  • mary kelly selover February 26, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Weiners! OMG!!!!

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  • Eleanore W February 26, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    A seriously unfortunate dress on dear Maya Rudolph

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  • Chris Lombardi February 26, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    So Kristin Wiig and Annie Mumolo lose to… Woody Allen, of course.

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  • Patti February 26, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    They changed something this year as far as the songs so only two fit the criteria – sad. I always love the songs ie. Slumdog Millionaire!

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  • Patti February 26, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    They changed something this year as far as the songs so only two fit the criteria – sad. I always love the songs ie Slumdog Millionaire!

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  • Alex MacAaron February 26, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Loved “Midnight in Paris.” But always disappointed when a winner is a no-show.

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  • Chris Lombardi February 26, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    I don’t agree, Kristin. Jolie has a real brain, and needs to FEED it, ma’am!

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  • Eleanore W February 26, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Angelina Jolie looks like she could use a good meal. Much too skinny for a grown woman

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  • Kristin February 26, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    and that is all she has to offer……

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  • Alex MacAaron February 26, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    She’s beautiful but too thin!

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 26, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Angelina is wearing a really hot dress. And of course she knows it!

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  • Alex MacAaron February 26, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Someone please give some snacks to Angelina Jolie? My teen daughter just asked if she’s anorexic!

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  • Chris Lombardi February 26, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    All of whom, were they to EAT those snacks instead, would still be the size of a junior high-schooler?

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  • Alex MacAaron February 26, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Who said there weren’t enough women? What about all the Barbie dolls handing out snacks just now?

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  • mary kelly selover February 26, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    No music in the movies! BAH!

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  • Alex MacAaron February 26, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    There were only 2 songs?

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  • Chris Lombardi February 26, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Tweet from Women’s Media Center: “To really “promote excellence in the filmmaking community,” we need to promote women’s participation and recognition! #WhereRWomen #Oscars

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