Film & Television

Oscar Central: Women’s Voices’ Live Blog of the 2018 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, March 4, we’ll be watching the 90th Annual Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

Join us right here, cheer along, scroll down, and comment 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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  • Editor @ Women's Voices March 4, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    Another great night for film. Goodnight everyone.

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  • Alex MacAaron March 4, 2018 at 11:46 pm

    Shape of Water! Wow. I predicted Three Billboards, but loved them both (so much).

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. March 4, 2018 at 11:46 pm

    I am SO disappointed. I so wanted Three Billboards to win.

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  • Alex MacAaron March 4, 2018 at 11:41 pm

    I’m so glad they gave Beatty and Dunaway a do-over.

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. March 4, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    Frances McDormand’s character was tougher than Clint Eastwood on his meanest day.

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  • Alex MacAaron March 4, 2018 at 11:36 pm

    Frances McDormand – you would be well advised not to mess with her. “We all have stories to tell and projects to finance. Inclusion!”

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. March 4, 2018 at 11:34 pm

    I am just thrilled that Francis won. I will NEVER forget this film or her performance.

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. March 4, 2018 at 11:31 pm

    Jennifer Lawrence and Jodie Foster were wonderful.

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  • Alex MacAaron March 4, 2018 at 11:27 pm

    Gary Oldham, as expected. Two categories to go, folks.

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    • Alex MacAaron March 4, 2018 at 11:28 pm

      As my daughter just pointed out …. lots of mom-love tonight.

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. March 4, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    We have four amazing women up next!

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  • Alex MacAaron March 4, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    “These four men and Greta Gerwig …” Hahha. I guess it’s progress since the Golden Globes.

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  • Francesca MacAaron March 4, 2018 at 11:11 pm

    Eddie Vedder. That was really beautiful.

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  • Alex MacAaron March 4, 2018 at 11:05 pm

    Trivia: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Robert Lopez both went to Hunter Elementary in NYC.

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  • Alex MacAaron March 4, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    Keala Settle has appeared on Broadway in “Waitress,” “Les Mis,” and more.

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. March 4, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    Amazing music and amazing visual: This is me.

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  • Alex MacAaron March 4, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    First woman ever nominated for Cinematography.

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  • Fran Carpentier March 4, 2018 at 10:41 pm

    I don’t know about you, but for the past half hour I’ve been jumping to my feet, cheering and clapping for the winners and their respective acceptance speeches. Special cheers to James Ivory (how I loved and still love those Merchant-Ivory films!) and Jordan Peele! And how brave for the Oscar producers to showcase Annabelle Sciorra, Ashley Judd, and Mira Sorvino and allow them to speak!

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. March 4, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    Time’s Up! Can’t believe that this subject was treated so beautifully and clearly.

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    • Alex MacAaron March 4, 2018 at 10:35 pm

      And broadened to include every person who has been marginalized. So well done.

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  • Editor @ Women's Voices March 4, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    We spotted Delores Huerta — the 87 year old labor leader and civil rights activist — in that tribute of activists!

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  • Editor @ Women's Voices March 4, 2018 at 10:13 pm

    Maya Rudolph and Tiffany Haddish are bringing some needed levity and humor to this show!

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    • Alex MacAaron March 4, 2018 at 10:33 pm

      That was fun!

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. March 4, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    I agree, Alex.

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  • Alex MacAaron March 4, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    Uh-oh. Stunt time. Thanking the moviegoers in person. These gimmicks don’t usually come off very well I’m afraid.

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    • Editor @ Women's Voices March 4, 2018 at 10:04 pm

      The year of the Girl Scout cookies — that worked : )

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  • Alex MacAaron March 4, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    “Representation matters!”

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. March 4, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    SO excited about “Coco”. (It is the name my grandchildren call me)

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  • Editor @ Women's Voices March 4, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    Kobe Bryant wins an Oscar. The Oscars are made for Dreams. Wow!

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  • Francesca MacAaron March 4, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    Not entirely digging all the man velvet. But always do you 🙂

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  • Deborah Harkins March 4, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    Allison Janney! Yay! To me she’ll always be irreplaceable C. J. Cregg, the honorable press secretary who hated to telll a lie

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  • Alex MacAaron March 4, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    Allison Janney is such a class act (and spectacular actress).

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  • Francesca MacAaron March 4, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    “What you don’t know about women is a lot.” Always loved that line- and Olympia Dukakis!

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  • Francesca MacAaron March 4, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    Gael Garcia Bernal. That is all.

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    • Alex MacAaron March 4, 2018 at 9:19 pm

      Mozart in the Jungle! (Audible sigh.)

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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. March 4, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    We are dreamers.
    This Oscar performance is better than the actual films.
    I want The Oscars to get an Oscar.

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    • Alex MacAaron March 4, 2018 at 9:20 pm

      It feels redemptive!

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  • Francesca MacAaron March 4, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    Love Lupita’s glasses! And love this: “I am from Pakistan and Iowa. Two places nobody in Hollywood can find on a map.”

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  • Alex MacAaron March 4, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    “We are immigrants and dreamers.” Nice.

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  • Alex MacAaron March 4, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    The montages are wonderful – and strategic. Hollywood needs to remind people about all that’s good (after we’ve been bombarded with all that’s bad).

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  • Francesca MacAaron March 4, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    So far the show feels upbeat and hopeful and intelligent! Cool commercials too-like “this is how you make history- this is how you create a new world.” That’s twitter!

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    • Maddie Delande March 4, 2018 at 8:55 pm

      It’s amazing! I love seeing these issues getting the air time they need.

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      • Francesca MacAaron March 4, 2018 at 9:06 pm

        Agreed! It feels like a shift is really happening!

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  • Alex MacAaron March 4, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    Mary J. Blige “Mighty River.” Just wow.

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  • Deborah Harkins March 4, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    Wow, Eva Marie is 90! She looks marvelous, and she’s so dignified

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    • Francesca MacAaron March 4, 2018 at 8:45 pm

      Yes how strong and amazing she looks! What a pleasure to see her tonight.

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    • Heather Turi March 4, 2018 at 8:52 pm

      Yes and Christopher Plummer looks dignified and terrific at 88!

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      • Alex MacAaron March 4, 2018 at 9:07 pm

        He’ll always be Captain Von Trapp to me. <3

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        • Francesca MacAaron March 4, 2018 at 9:19 pm

          Me too 🙂

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