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Live Blogging: The Oscars!

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!


7:25pm CST 
5 minutes ’til show time! Is is just me or does one of the commentators look like a mini Steve Martin Scorsese?


7:32pm CST
Two minutes in and we start the show with a George-on-Billy liplock.


7:36pm CST
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!


7:38pm CST
Bill Crystal’s first musical number.


7:43pm CST
First award!
Best Cinematography: Robert Richardson – Hugo


7:45pm CST
Best Art Direction: Hugo


7:55pm CST
Best Costume Design: The Artist – Mark Bridges


7:56pm CST
Makeup: The Iron Lady


8:07pm CST
Foreign Language Film: A Separation


8:10pm CST
Best Actress In a Supporting Role: Octavia Spencer, The Help
So far, Matt Dy’s been pretty on point with his predictions!


8:19pm CST
Christopher Guest’s cast acts as focus group for Wizard of Oz! Hilarious!


8:22pm CST
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.


8:26pm CST
Sound Editing: Hugo
Sound Mixing: Hugo


8:36pm CST
North by Northwest Peewee Herman lookalikes are bungee jumping around the Kodak Theater.


8:43pm CST
Best Documentary Feature: Undefeated


8:47pm CST
Best Animated Feature: Rango



8:53pm CST
Emma Stone is winning best dressed so far, in my humble opinion. Plus, she’s hilarious.



8:55pm CST
Visual Effects: Hugo


8:58pm CST
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer
Best Oscar speech so far.


9:12pm CST
Original Score: Ludovic Bource, The Artist


9:17pm CST
Best Original Song: “Man or Muppet”, by Bret Mckenzie of Flight of the Conchords!


9:27pm CST
Best Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash, The Descendants


9:30pm CST
Best Original Screenplay: Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris


9:40pm CST
Best Live-Action Short Film: The Shore


9:42pm CST
Best Documentary Short: Saving Face


9:48pm CST
Best Animated Short-The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore! Congrats to this AFF 2011 Jury Award AND Audience Award Winner!


9:53pm CST
Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist


10:18pm CST
Best Actor: Jean Dujardin, The Artist


10:30pm CST
Best Actress: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady


10:35pm CST
Best Motion Picture: The Artist, 2011 AFF Audience Award Winner!


Thanks for following my live blogging! If you want a chance to win a piece of Oscar history, buy your Producers Badge before the end of February to be entered to win one of three screenplays of 2012 Academy Award nominated films. 

And everyone who buys any Badge type before the end of February to be entered to win a Producers Badge.