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, February 28, we’ll be watching the 88th Annual Academy Awards, hosted by Chris Rock.

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!

 

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  • Andrea February 29, 2016 at 7:40 am

    I fell asleep before Leo’s win. Thanks for hosting Alex. Always love to read your reviews! It was fun to view with you ladies!!

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 29, 2016 at 12:07 am

    Wonderful Academy Awards night. Courageous exploration of serious topics, Chris Rock managed the night with its difficult issues beautifully, great music, unexpected wins for more than one..and, of course, SIX Oscars for Mad Max. We will sleep well.
    Thanks Alex for hosting this fun night.
    Dr. Pat

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 29, 2016 at 12:05 am

    Did everyone make it to the end? Good night, all. Wish we could get together at Elton John’s after-party. Maybe next year …

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 29, 2016 at 12:01 am

    Still a very very sensitive topic here in Boston.

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 29, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Whoa! Big upset with “Spotlight.”

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 28, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Leo gets extra credit for his climate change comments and – especially – for bringing his mum!!!

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 28, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    What a speech by Leonardo!

    He deserved this award

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 28, 2016 at 11:51 pm

    Pat, yes! Saw it and predicted her win all along. She was just so wonderful. A stand-out in a category of stand-outs, truly.

    http://womensvoicesforchange.org/movie-review-room-four-walls-and-boundless-love-and-philosophy.htm

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 28, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    AND … could Jacob Tremblay be any cuter???

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 28, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    Brie Larson for Best Actress for The Room.
    Gracious speech and unexpected.
    Alex, did you see this film?

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 28, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    Yes! Doing a happy dance for Brie Larson!

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 28, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    Nice acceptance speech, Alejandro González Iñárritu.

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 28, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    The Hunting Ground is painful but uplifting as the strength and determination of young women combine Title IX power with their refusal to give up and force colleges to change.

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 28, 2016 at 11:18 pm

    Dr. Cecilia Ford wrote about this film, The Hunting Ground here
    http://womensvoicesforchange.org/the-hunting-ground-rape-on-college-campuses.htm

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 28, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    Biden is an honorable man. And Gaga is so much deeper than any of us realized when she became a pop star several years ago. Planning to watch “The Hunting Ground” with our college-bound daughter soon. Difficult, but so important!

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 28, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    Finally something authentic tonight.

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  • Deborah Harkins February 28, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    Extraordinary speech, spoken with such passion and sincerity! Thank you, Mr. Vice President!

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 28, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    Joe Biden speaking about rape on college campuses! Change the culture, so that no abused woman or man has to ask themselves “What did I do? What Happened to You? Sung by Lady Gaga.
    Amazing song. What an anthem.
    Until it happens to you, you won’t know how I feel…

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 28, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    Loved the adorable young actors. Such poise at their age.

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 28, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    It always does.

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  • Dave Mack February 28, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    Bad show this year but dave grohl did a great job

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  • belliott February 28, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    Ok That tribute really got me.

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 28, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    Nice speech from Cheryl Boone Isaacs, but “inclusion” has to start way before the Oscars are nominated.

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 28, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    Okay, Hollywood. Put your money where your statuettes are. Give Sharmeen Obaid enough budget for a full-length film!

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  • Editor @ Women's Voices February 28, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    Yes — we were pulling for you Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. You made our Wednesday Five. Congratulations.

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 28, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    Wonderful that A Girl In The River won for short documentary. Finally the law may be changed in Pakistan to prevent Honor Killings in Pakistan.

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 28, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    Excellent choice for short documentary! Love her speech!

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 28, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    Marvelous acceptance speech from Best Supporting Actor!

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  • belliott February 28, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    The Weekend had way to much gymnastics. Sing if you can sing!

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 28, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Wonderfully inventive look inside an adolescent girl’s brain.

    http://womensvoicesforchange.org/all-this-and-popcorn-too-how-the-film-inside-out-justifies-teen-turmoil-for-a-broad-audience.htm

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 28, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    What is the story line of Inside Out?

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 28, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Just recently caught “Inside Out.” Surprisingly touched by it.

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 28, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    First Oscar for Chile!

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  • Editor @ Women's Voices February 28, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    That was a clever plug for the Girl Scouts organization! Nice job and nice way to shout-out them at the Oscar’s Chris by bringing in your girls.

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 28, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    Megan is a committed and brilliant psychiatry resident who has already completed both MD and PhD. We are so fortunate to have her as part of the Medical Advisory Board here at womensvoicesforchange.org. Lovely of you to stop in, Megan.

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 28, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    What can I say? I predicted none: now it is SIX Oscars for Mad Max.

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 28, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    Uh-oh. Pat, you and the husband may run out of champagne soon.

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  • Megan Riddle February 28, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    Just wanted to stop in and say hello. Hope you all have a lovely night watching. Sadly, I’m on night float so not having time to watch this year. Take care!

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 28, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    The Husband now thinks that he can predict all Academy Award winners forever: Mad Max has FIVE Oscars.

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 28, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Happy life

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 28, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    “Black History Month Minute” was clever. And does Angela Bassett ever age? #goddess

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. February 28, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    The Husband has popped the champagne cork: we are drinking after all.
    Mad Max now has FOUR Oscars.

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