Lainey's Live Blog
Join Lainey on Oscar® night right here as she provides behind-the-scenes coverage from inside the press room.
And The Artist avoids the fate of Brokeback Mountain. That's the difference a Harvey Weinstein can make.
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Thank you to the Academy for really strong show!
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Meryl just screwed up so many Oscar ballots. And I love it!
Wouldn't it be nice to hear Colin Firth honouring you?
Jean Dujardin is still fist pumping onstage
I love how George Clooney is looking at Natalie Portman. Relax! Relax! I mean like a little sister!
The girl who's singing - Esperanza Spalding - won a Grammy over Justin Bieber and was threatened by his fans. Remember that?
I really love that they cut away to the Monaco royals and Prince Albert's head was getting blocked so that it was only his wife who was visible. Wonder if the director was happy about that...
Best Director already! This is flying by, right?
I'm sorry there aren't more Bridesmaids.
Now. Let's get back to Angelina Jolie's pose while presenting. This, kids, is why it's important to eat before you drink.
Christopher Plummer on wearing his Order of Canada pin: I'm representing my country.
Christopher Plummer is calling himself a "naughty boy".
Christopher Plummer is now in the press room. We've now stopped watching the main show.
In theory, we only have an hour and 10 mins to go. Am I crazy or has it seemed well paced so far?
What's up Stratford!? Look at you at the Oscars tonight!!!
Thank God the Academy didn't rush Christopher Plummer.
So...I know it's mean, but Emma Stone mocking Anne Hathaway...is kinda the best thing ever.
If you hate Gwyneth, it was like you scripted that bit. If you love her, she was good. I love her and she was good.
Did you know that Brange takes their kids all the time to Cirque du Soleil?
Hilarious - Tina Fey genuflected at Kim Jong Il's ashes tonight.
Wonder how many journalists are going to ask Octavia when she's getting her breasts lifted now that she won Oscar. She said that's what she would do. Something she might regret - saying it, I mean. not doing it.
Front row Octavia!
Phillippe Falardeau was super excited all weekend. Especially about his 2 new suits!
Goooo M Lazhar!!!!
I find it hilarious that Adam Sandler gets included ina piece about great filmmaking.
Does this mean JLo is invited to Gwyneth's for sleepovers now?
Remember when JLo trashed Cam's best friend Gwyneth Paltrow's career?
So...what exactly did JLo and Cam Diaz talk about backstage?
So Meryl's wearing gold...not too dissimilar from a previous win. Ma ma would say that's a smart feng shui-y decision.
That's an interesting seating chart. Octavia in the front row and Chastain in the 2nd. Are you giving something away something, Academy?
Billy Crystal just won one for the "mature" crowd. Well done!
Morgan Freeman gives me goosebumps and makes me teary.
Seat fillers are most commonly used for 1. a drink break 2. a seat break and 3. a drink AND smoke break.
Food breaks never happen. Who eats???
The Oscar stage is gorgeous. I mean they KNOW how to decorate a set.
Only Angelina Jolie can wear a hip bump on a dress and not look fat.
You know, I have a thing for capes. And Gwyneth Paltrow's white cape is a carpet changer. By Tom Ford. Are we fighting?
Oh. I hate the porn stache on Bradley Cooper. But he just made up for it with his Walken imitation.
Cameron Diaz is wearing a strapless cream coloured dress. Her arms could overthrow The Dictator.
I am wistfully enjoying Colin Firth with his wife Livia. Her dress is atrocious. Even if it's organic.
JLo's boyfriend is not with her on the carpet. Is he off pouting somewhere?
There are a lot of journalists wearing Kim Jon Il tonight.
Omg. Princess Prison Bride Charlene of Monaco just arrived. Maybe The Dictator can rescue her.
Emma Stone is in a one shoulder red reminiscent of Nicole Kidman one from a few yrs ago.
I am so jealous right now of Ben Mulroney for high fiving Kristen Wiig.
I'll wait all day for Gary Oldman.
Can Jean Dujardin do all his English interviews in French? Just answer in French. Who cares?
Jason Segel is super handsome tonight. It's the most attracted I've ever been to him.
I love and hate watching people getting their dresses arranged. It's so behind the veil. And yet also so uncomfortably awkward.
People are getting jittery waiting for Brange.
P Diddy arrived. And Cameron Diaz is a presenter. Soooo...?
No wonder I hated Keibler's dress. It was Marchesa.
Viola Davis in green. For Chinese good luck!
Demian Bichir is in love with a Canadian. It's not me.
Sorry. I've just passed out because George Clooney and Demian Bichir are posing together.
Badass of the night so far: Christopher Plummer.
The Academy member nun just arrived!
"Not sure if I'm feeling Berenice Bejo's french braid corn row whatever you call it situation."
Rose Byrne's blunt fringe matches Ellie Kemper's tonight.
"Zachary Quinto arrived early. He wants to work this carpet for as long as possible."
"The dog from The Artist is getting more invitations these days than Paris Hilton."