Oscars 2012: The Liveblog
10:36: Is Milla Jovovich the presenter with the night's worst filmography? Discuss.
10:38: The Bridesmaids ladies take the stage to deliver some much-needed comic cheer.
10:39: Yes, nothing goes better with short movies than penis jokes. C'mon Maya and Kristen, you can do better than that.
10:40: The Shore wins Best Live Action Short. We called that one.
10:41: Melissa and Rose call back their Scorsese Drinking Game from the SAG Awards. Now that's more like it.
10:42: Saving Face wins for Best Documentary Short. We called that one too! Two for three, folks, two for three!
10:43: "It's more important that the Pakistani speak first instead of me... but I'm still going to speak first anyway."
10:44: Finally we have Best Animated Short. We said La Luna. Oscar says...
10:45: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore! Yay! We called it wrong, but we don't care because this was our favorite film of all the nominated shorts.
10:46: Still thrilled about Flying Books, but disappointed by the Bridesmaids sub-par presentation. We'll chalk it up to stage fright.
10:50: Is Occupy Wall Street still cool? We lost track and don't trust Billy Crystal's definition of the word "cool."
10:51: Best Director is up now. Again, seems kind of early in the night for this, but I guess we are coming up on the 2.5 hour mark.
10:52: And The Artist sweep begins... now.
10:53: We know that it's gotten cool to hate The Artist and we would have voted to give it to Malick or Scorsese personally, but hats off to Michel Hazanivicius for getting a black-and-white silent movie made in 21st century Hollywood. And a good one at that.
10:54: Pardon us while we toot our own horn again, but we spoke with Hazanavicius back in November before the release of The Artist. We'd like to say that we knew we were talking to an Oscar winner at the time... but we'd be lying.
10:55: Nice to see that Meryl remembered her glasses this time. David Fincher ain't there to pass 'em to her after all.