Last hour, we had lots of love for presenters Helen Mirren and Nicole Kidman, astonishment at the transformation of Best Supporting Actor winner Christian Bale (“Would you have recognized him in that beard?”) and a different kind of astonishment at the hair of some of the younger actresses.  “So much attention to makeup, jewelry, dresses. But what about hair? Marisa Tomei, Scarlett Johansson(sp?)– what were they thinking?” “I agree. Do these women not own combs?” Now, we’re on to the last installment, and  the most major awards — beginning with  Best Documentary Short, to Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon for  Strangers No More:

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  • Dr Pat Allen February 27, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Not fair. Children from Staten Island public school and their real life music teacher turn these children with little hope into young people with charisma and self confidence. They are flown to LA and perform at the end of the Oscars singing Somewhere Over the Rainbow while I watch and listenwith tears rolling down my face.

    Well,goodnight again.

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  • Chris Lombardi February 27, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Good night all! Thanks so much for hanging in!

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 27, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Best Picture Blog Producer … Chris Lombardi!

    Just be sure you brush your hair before you accept your award. 😉

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  • Dr Pat Allen February 27, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    It is a wrap: The King’s Speech.

    Good night dear blogging comrades.

    Twas fun and well organized by Chris!

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 27, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Bridges won – and deserved it – for Crazy Heart.

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  • Diane Vacca February 27, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Really, Chris? I’m really out of it. What did he win for? Then I’m really glad Colin won.

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 27, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Another commercial break, another dress for Anne.

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  • Chris Lombardi February 27, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Bridges is overdue, Diane? He won LAST YEAR, as Sandra Bullock noted!

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 27, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    It’s definitely a two-for-one, Chris!

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  • Chris Lombardi February 27, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    This is really Firth’s award for A SINGLE MAN, I think.

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  • Diane Vacca February 27, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Jeff Bridges, like Annette, is overdue. I like Colin Firth a lot, and he’s done a lot of good work, but I think this year the award should go to Jeff.

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  • Dr Pat Allen February 27, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Sandra Bullock was a perfect choice to present the Oscar for the best actor award. Professional, intelligent, charming, beautiful and funny.

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 27, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    I was not rooting for Portman, but I thought her speech was sincere and smart.

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  • Chris Lombardi February 27, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    p.s. Nancy Franklin agrees with you, Alex: “James Franco has left the building.”

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  • Chris Lombardi February 27, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    ANNETTE WUZ ROBBED. That is all.

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 27, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Bridges probably wrote it himself.

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  • Chris Lombardi February 27, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Absolutely. The film actually stays with you, too.

    Jeff Bridges’ presentation is very well written.

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  • Diane Vacca February 27, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    What! No wardrobe change for AH? How boring.

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 27, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Wow, The Kids Are All Right clip reinforced my opinion that Julianne Moore should have been nominated too!

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 27, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    I think Anne Hathaway is trying too hard because her cohost is missing.

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  • Chris Lombardi February 27, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Yeah that was Department of Obvious.

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  • Dr Pat Allen February 27, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Finally Katherine Bigelow the first woman to win an Oscar for director is trotted out to remind us that this is not a boy’s club. But of course the director of Winter’s Bone was not even nominated…

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 27, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    That part of the ceremony is always well done. The music was lovely too.

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  • Chris Lombardi February 27, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    I do like Ann’s latest dress, though her smile suggests she’s had some of Franco’s blunt.

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  • Diane Vacca February 27, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    How many beloved people we lost last year!

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  • Dr Pat Allen February 27, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Halley always gives it everything. Perfect hair, makeup, dress and speech.

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  • Diane Vacca February 27, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Don’t forget Jennifer Hudson

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  • Chris Lombardi February 27, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    The whole segment was classy – and pointed painfully to how WHITE was the rest of the ceremony, except for Oprah and that odd bit with Morgan Freeman.

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  • eleanore wells February 27, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    halle looks amazing…as always

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 27, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Yes! Not only is the song good, but it’s an intrinsic part of the Toy Story personality.

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  • Chris Lombardi February 27, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Eleanore: When you look up “Overrated’ in the dictionary there’s a picture of Gwyneth Paltrow, I think.

    But SO good to see Randy Newman win!

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  • Diane Vacca February 27, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Gwyneth Paltrow– another nominee for bad (not worst) hair award.

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  • Diane Vacca February 27, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    But I think Hudson can carry it. Good for her for getting into that great shape!

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  • eleanore wells February 27, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Gwenyth is country music’s newest STAR? Really?

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  • Chris Lombardi February 27, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    I take it back abt Hudson’s dress. The color IS dreadful.

    But 127 Hours is about as long as this broadcast has taken!

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  • Dr Pat Allen February 27, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law are just dreadful. Who writes the dialogue for these presenters?

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 27, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Funny!

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  • Chris Lombardi February 27, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Will McKinley: “Reanimated Bob Hope should host next year.”

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  • Diane Vacca February 27, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    That’s supposed to be sexy. ???

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 27, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Y’know how we were dissing some of the actresses for not brushing their hair. Well, obviously some of the actors forgot to shave.

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  • Diane Vacca February 27, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    I mean as the Academy Awards host

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  • Diane Vacca February 27, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    I remember Bob Hope– he was nasty to everybody

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 27, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Okay, so now we can directly compare Hathaway and Franco to Crystal and Hope. Uh-oh.

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  • Diane Vacca February 27, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    The moment we’ve been waiting for! Billy Crystal is sure to hit!

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  • Chris Lombardi February 27, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Oprah looks marvelous. Thank you.

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