Oscars 2013: The Liveblog
10:46: Random things that occur to us while watching endless Best Picture montages: You know how Weinstein could have overthrown the Argo machine? If he'd made Django Linings Playbook.
10:49: Sorry to keep raising the specter of James Franco, but let's just say it's very clear who Kristen Stewart clearly took Oscar intro lessons. Last Franco reference, we promise
10:50: Harry Potter and Bella Swan give the Production Design Oscar to Lincoln, finally allowing the 16th president to get on the Oscar board.
10:54: Wait, so they can just hand-deliver the Oscar statues to honorees and winners in their seats? That changes everything! At least, we can only hope.
10:58: When we die, we can only hope that George Clooney's holograph honors our memory.
11:05: Nice to see Andrew Sarris represented in the montage of the departed. Maybe film industry types can take criticism.
11:09: Chicago qualifies as a "game-changing" musical? What game is the person who wrote that flagrant lie playing and do we have to join in?
11:10: The Windy City crew is on hand to introduce the Original Score Oscar. We're going with Life of Pi.
11:12: Apparently, years of squinting have robbed Renee Zellweger of the ability to read a card that's three inches away from her face. Oh, and Life of Pi won by the way.
11:14: Wait, the Smash producers robbed us of a Scarlett Johansson musical performance for Original Song? This is worse than that time that Kat McPhee and Megan Hilty forced a bunch of innocent victims in Times Square to listen to them butcher Rihanna.
11:16: Just because the show has already past the point of no return in terms of finishing on time, Norah Jones is allowed to sing the nominated song from Ted. It's somehow less humiliating than her performance in My Blueberry Nights.
11:17: Adele wins Original Song because of course she was going to. For the Oscar trivia fans out there, this is the first time a James Bond tune has ever been honored with a statue. Yes... we can't believe that Duran Duran's "A View to a Kill" didn't set that record already either.