Taylor here, AFF Marketing Director. Welcome to the Austin Film Festival's live blogging of the 84th annual Academy Awards. Stick around for updates throughout the evening!
5 minutes 'til show time! Is is just me or does one of the commentators look like a mini Steve Martin Scorsese?
Two minutes in and we start the show with a George-on-Billy liplock.
First film mentioned: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. Want a chance to own a signed script of the film? Get your Producers Badge before the end of February and you'll be entered to win one of two copies!
Bill Crystal's first musical number.
Best Cinematography: Robert Richardson - Hugo
Best Art Direction: Hugo
Best Costume Design: The Artist - Mark Bridges
Makeup: The Iron Lady
Foreign Language Film: A Separation
Best Actress In a Supporting Role: Octavia Spencer, The Help
So far, Matt Dy's been pretty on point with his predictions!
Christopher Guest's cast acts as focus group for Wizard of Oz! Hilarious!
Film Editing: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Now that signed script of GIRL we have is an OSCAR WINNING SCRIPT! Wanna a shot at winning it? Get your Producers Badge by Feb 29th.
Sound Editing: Hugo
Sound Mixing: Hugo
North by Northwest Peewee Herman lookalikes are bungee jumping around the Kodak Theater.
Best Documentary Feature: Undefeated
Best Animated Feature: Rango
Emma Stone is winning best dressed so far, in my humble opinion. Plus, she's hilarious.
Visual Effects: Hugo
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer
Best Oscar speech so far.
Original Score: Ludovic Bource, The Artist
Best Original Song: "Man or Muppet", by Bret Mckenzie of Flight of the Conchords!
Best Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash, The Descendants
Best Original Screenplay: Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Best Live-Action Short Film: The Shore
Best Documentary Short: Saving Face
Best Animated Short-The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore! Congrats to this AFF 2011 Jury Award AND Audience Award Winner!
Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Best Actor: Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Best Actress: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Best Motion Picture: The Artist, 2011 AFF Audience Award Winner!
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