Oscars 2011: The Liveblog
10:41 - Skinny Jennifer Hudson here to introduce our final best song nominee performances. Up first: A.R. Rachman and Florence minus The Machine to sing about 127 Hours. It's really great. Makes us feel like I've been transported away to having a vital limb cut off.
10:43 - Ha ha ha, Jennifer Hudson looked like she was going to throw up announcing Gwyneth Paltrow as country music's newest star. We know we're all supposed to be kind of coming back around on Gwyneth Paltrow these days, and we get that, but this performance is a joke.
10:46 - Randy Newman wins best song. Did you know he never actually won for his Toy Story and Toy Story 2 songs? Even though all three songs are essentially the exact same song? It's true!
10:47 - Oh good, a "whimsical" (keyword: overlong) acceptance speech. Looks like Randy Newman's caught Kirk Douglas fever.
10:52 - Oh no. Celine Dion is singing "Smile." We can feel a death montage in the air.
10:54 - Nice that they didn't let us her people clapping for the more recognizable dead people like they do at the Globes. We've always thought that was an extremely strange thing to do. Especially since at least one of these people was murdered. (And no Corey Haim? Poor Lucas can't catch a break.)
10:56 - Halle Berry is here giving a special tribute to Lena Horne's trailblazing. Of course she's right, but isn't it a little bit icky when one dead person takes precedence over all the other ones at these things? Or is it just us.
11:00 - Are we thanking presenters for doing a good job now?
11:01 - Thank you, Hilary Swank, for introducing Kathryn Bigelow as a "woman" director. We're sure she really appreciates it.
11:02 - WHAAAAAAAAT. Tom Hooper just won Best Director for The King's Speech. And apparently, his mom brought him the idea to make the film. Listen to your moms, young people. You're all still watching, right? Guess this means David Fincher will win a sympathy Oscar for his Girl With a Dragon Tatto next year.
11:10 - We envy the placid serenity of James Franco. Not sure what dimension his mind is in right now, but we sure know it's not ours.
11:11 - Glad they got rid of the five-presenter thing. One Jeff Bridges is all you need. Wouldn't it be awesome if Bridges somehow beat out Colin Firth this year? Again? Sigh.