Last updated: 8:30pm PST (GMT-8) — LIVE BLOG UPDATES DURING #OSCARS2020
8:22pm PST: I have to wonder a bit about 1917 winning Best Picture now that Parasite has been dominating the night. Even Bong Joon Ho has been shocked. Some definite surprises. Will there be one more?
Jane Fonda announces the Best Picture nominees: Ford v Ferrari, 1917, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, Joker, Little Women, Marriage Story, Parasite
Best Picture WINNER — Parasite
Bong Joon Ho first film ever to win Best Picture that’s not in the English language. Wow!
8:20pm PST: Next up the best picture …. Commercial #13 … this is sponsored by Google, who would have known? It’s been awhile since I’ve watched the Oscars and this is the first time I’ve watched it all the way through.
8:09pm PST: Rami Malek to announce Best Actress nominees: Renee Zellweger, Cindy Erivo, Charlize Theron, Saorise Ronan, Scarlett Johansson
Best Actress WINNER – Renee Zellweger
8:04pm PST: Olivia Coleman up next to announce Best Actor nominees: Joaquin Phoenix, Leonardi DiCaprio, Adam Driver, Jonathon Price, Antonio Banderas
Best Actor WINNER – Joaquin Phoenix
Phoenix goes off on a long social rant involving abusing others. This will make news!
8:01pm PST: Commercial Break #12.
7:56pm PST: Steven Spielberg out next. He reminds us to remember those who we lost in the last year. Memorial song – Beatles “Yesterday”
7:52pm PST: Spike Lee out in purple suit announces Best Director nominees.
Best Director WINNER – Bong Joon Ho (third Oscar of the night!)
“Thank you, I will drink until next morning.” — Bong Joon Ho
7:50pm PST: A short feature on making movies.
7:46pm PST: Best Song in a movie (#21)
Best Song in a Movie WINNER – Elton John and Bernie Taupon
7:42pm PST: Taikia Waititi next up to mention last year’s academy governor’s awards. Gal Gadot (in a very strange dress — original, I’ll say that), Sigourney Weaver and Bree announce a female conductor for the first time in 92 years at the academy. Best Original Score (#20) nominees musically announced.
Best Original Score WINNER – Joker Hildur Gudanor
7:33pm PST: Commercial Break #11.
7:31pm PST: Music number with the legend Elton John.
7:26pm PST: Best International Film (#19)
Best International Film WINNER – Parasite by Boon Joon Ho
Bong Joon Ho, “I’m ready to drink tonight.” — lol
7:21pm PST: Commercial Break #10. I think only (?) the big three remain: Best Film (1917), Best Actor (Joaquin Phoenix) and Best Actress (Renee Zellweger). My picks anyway, maybe there will be a curveball. We’ll soon know.
7:17pm PST: Ray Romano and Sandra Oh up next for Best Makeup and Hairstyling (#18) nominees: Bombshell, Joker, Judy, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, 1917
Best Makeup and Hairstyling WINNER – Bombshell Kizu Hiro, Anne Morgan and Vivian Baker
7:11pm PST: Rebel Wilson and James Gordan — NOooo in Cats outfits — announcing Best Visual Effects (#17): Avengers: Endgame, The Irishman, The lion King, 1917, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Best Visual Effects WINNER – 1917
7:09pm PST: Commercial Break #9. We’re going down the home stretch for the biggest awards soon (Best Actor, Actress, Best Film).
7:06pm PST: Cynthia Erevio performs “Stand Up” from Harriet.
7:01pm PST: Commercial Break #8. The commercial breaks have been not too intrusive actually but can’t say I remember many of the commercials.
6:59pm PST: David Ruben up next from the academy for a little behind the scenes announcement. Tom Hanks is introduced to announce that Dec 14, 2020 Academy museum will open. Academymuseum.org
6:55pm PST: Next category by same team, Best Film Editing (#16) nominees: Ford v Ferrari, The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, Joker, Parasite
Best Film Editing WINNER – Ford v Ferrari
6:49pm PST: Curious little music rap recap so far. Will Ferrell and Julia Louise-Dreyfas for Best Cinematography nominees (#15): The Irishman, Joker, The Lighthouse, 1917, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Best Cinematography WINNER – Roger Deakins
6:46pm PST: Commercial Break #7 — Will Ferrell up next … So, they are spreading the awards around so far pretty good to different films.
6:44pm PST: Randy Neuman at the piano for the song from Toy Story 4. He still has the vocal chops. Good to see him working it.
6:43pm PST: Just realizing that 1917 had 10 nominations and it’s been skunked so far. Best Sound Mixing (#13 award): Ad Astra, Ford v Ferrari, Joker, 1917, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Best Sound Mixing WINNER – 1917 by Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson
6:38pm PST: Salma Hayek and Oscar (?) announcing Best Sound Editing nominees: Ford v Ferrari, Joker, 1917, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Best Sound Editing WINNER – Ford v Ferrari by Donald Sylvester
6:34pm PST: Commercial Break #6. Time to total up the awards given so far: *11* .. we’re better than half way to the end.
6:26pm PST – Anthony Ramos welcomes us back Lynn Manwell Manella(?) Ok, I’m botching his name, sorry. He’s going into song, so this must be the award for best song in a movie. Nice “Eye of the Tiger” Survivor Rocky III reference and Purple Rain (Prince!) and Titanic My Heart Goes On, I Will Always Love You … and Waynes’s World!
(just too many great movie songs — it’s a geek moment)
Another live performance. A white rapper? I didn’t dig the vocals but like the music and the fact that the set literally rose out of the floor. The bassist and drummer were putting down a sick groove.
6:22pm PST: Commercial Break #5 …. Laura Dern had the best acceptance speech so far. Composed, yet shaken and thanking people heartfully. I kind of liked Bong Joon Ho as well through the interpreter mostly. Those are my top 2 acceptance speeches so far. Taika Waititi earns the shock and awe acceptance award so far.
6:21pm PST: Next up Best Supporting Actress: Laura Dern for Marriage Story, Scarlett Johannson for Jojo Rabbit, Kathy Bates for Richard Jewell, Florence Pugh for Little Women, Margot Robbie for Bombshell
Best Supporting Actress WINNER – Laura Dern
6:14pm PST: Mark is back for Best Documentary Short Subject: In The Absence, Learning to Skateboard, Life Overtakes Me, St. Louis Superman, Walk Run Cha-Cha
Best Documentary Short Subject WINNER – Learning To Skateboard in A War Zone
6:12pm PST: Mark Ruffalo announces Best Documentary Feature Film nominees: American Factory, The Cave, The Edge of Democracy, For Sama, Honeyland
Best Documentary Feature Film WINNER – American Factory
I saw none of these, but enjoy a good documentary.
6:05pm PST: Commercial Break #4 – Mark Ruffalo will be up next for Best Supporting Actress. Nice to see Little Women get some love in the last award. Greta Gerwig was beaming. Some thrills, chills and they teased a music performance from the great Elton John live ?!?! Is that what I heard. First hour was good.
6:02pm PST: Time for third music performance. Definitely cool backgrounds for the music numbers.
6:00pm PST: Same team Maya Rudolph & Wiig singing comedy skit and then nominees for Best Costume Design: The Irishman by Sandy Powell and Christopher Peterson, Jojo Rabbit, Joker by Mark Bridges, Little Women by Jacqueline Durran, Once Upon A Time
Best Costume Design WINNER – Little Women by Jacqueline Durran
5:54pm PST: Maya Rudolph & Kristen Wiig to announce Production Design nominees: The Irishman by Bob Shaw, Jojo Rabbit by Ra Vincent, 1917 by Dennis Gassner, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood by Barbara Ling, Parasite by Lee Ha Jun
Production Design WINNER – Once Upon A Time .. In Hollywood by Barbara Ling
5:52pm PST: Commercial Break #3 … wow, let me say did not see Jojo Rabbit winning anything, so good for Taika Waititi. That one is a surprise. He even seemed shocked and couldn’t remember who to thank! lol. You will see this video I’m sure and realize that he didn’t have any kind of prepared acceptance speech. He didn’t think he would win, which makes his win all the sweeter.
5:50pm PST: Shia Lebeauf and the guy (Zak Gottasgen) from Peanut Butter Falcon for Best Short Film
Best Short Film WINNER – The Neighbor’s Widow
5:43pm PST: Natalie Ricks announces Best Adapted Screenplay: The Irishman by Steven Zaillian, Little Women by Greta Gerwig, Joker by Todd Phillips & Scott Silver, Jojo Rabbit by Taika Waititi, The Two Popes by Anthony McCarten
Best Adapted Screenplay WINNER – Takia Waititi for Jojo Rabbit
5:38pm PST: Back with Kelly Marie Tran. Diane Keaton and Keanu Reeves to announce next award. Diane Keaton’s belt looks super tight.
Best Original Screenplay nominees: Knives Out by Rian Johnson, Marriage Story by Noah Baumbach, 1917 by Sam Mendes and Krity Wilson-Cairns, Once Upon A Time … in Hollywood by Quentin Taraninto, Parasite by Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won
Best Original Screenplay WINNER — Parasite by Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won
5:36pm PST: Commercial Break #2 — so *3* awards are down, two live singing performances. That last one featured singing (women only, BTW), from multiple countries and languages. Beautiful voices.
5:31pm PST: Josh Gadd onto the stage next. He cracks a few Frozen jokes (he is Olaf!). My grandchildren would dig his voice. Next, a live performance of “Into The Unknown”
5:27pm PST: Quickly, Kaling announced: Best Animated Short Film — WINNER: Hair Love
During the speech, award was dedicated to Kobe Bryant.
Mindy Kaling announces the winner for Best Animated Featured Film: How To Train Your Dragon, I Lost My Body, Klaus, Missing Link, Toy Story 4
Best Animated Feature Film — WINNER : Toy Story 4
5:22pm PST: #1 commercial break. Hey, 1 down like 20 more awards to go. They started with a fairly predictable one. I don’t think Pitt was the best choice, but he’s the people’s choice. Joe Pesci was amazing in The Irishman ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. He comes out of retirement and gets at least a nomination, which is cool.
5:19pm PST: Regina Kim announces first winner for Best Supporting Actor: Tom Hanks, Anthony Hopkins, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Brad Pitt
Best Supporting Actor WINNER! — BRAD PITT —
My choice was Joe Pesci. I believed that Brad Pitt was the most likely.
5:12pm PST: Steve Martin and Chris Rock for an opening monologue. Couldn’t help wondering if they might break out into a comedic version of Ebony & Ivory.
Their jokes were there. Jeff Bezos from Amazon gets some roasting. Rock: “Bezos gets divorced and is still the richest man in the world.”
5:06pm PST: Kicks off with a live singing performance from Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. Tom Hanks look is pretty priceless at the end of the number when the black hat is put on … not quite like putting on Mr. Rogers shoes LOL.
I’ll take Boardwalk or Park Place, Mr. Hanks, please!
It’s on, the Superbowl of movie awards: the Oscars 92nd Annual extravaganza where rich actors and actresses win gold statues. If you want to see my Oscar predictions, see: 92nd Oscar Nomination Predictions. I made those predictions within a few hours of the nominations being announced last month and haven’t changed any of them, regardless of all the experts prognosticators weighing in. I’ll consider a “win” anything that I chose or said would win based on popularity. Am sure I’ll be wrong on some of them, and that’s OK.
Thought I’d have to skip watching this live because we do not have a streaming TV subscription. Luckily, I learned about Locast.org and we live close enough to one of the 17 cities to be able to access through there FREE of charge.
Got it downloaded, went to the website and registered (free, again) and there it is on the channel lineup.
And the first thing I saw streaming was none other than Parasite director: Bong Joon Ho:
Starting at 5pm tonight, with this post I’ll be LIVE BLOGGING the event. I’ll continue to update with award results as they are announced from top to bottom, pushing everything else in this post down, so if you don’t have access to the post, you can hang out here and refresh ever 15 minutes or so for the LIVE breakdown of what’s happening from me.
LIVE BLOGGING STARTS 2/9/2020 at 5pm PST (GMT-8) … refresh this post every 15 minutes for updates until the 92nd Annual Oscars event ends.