2017 Oscars Liveblog — Live Now!

It doesn’t matter if you watch for the fashion, the speeches or interpretive dance saluting Best Boy Grips, Oscar night has a little something for every fan of movies. Tonight our very own Craig Wack will put down his comic books long enough to watch tonight’s ceremony, crack some jokes and make some pointed observations — for science!

This year should be an interesting one to watch the telecast. Host Jimmy Kimmel is going to have to keep things lively with the potential of a La La Land (14 nominations and a “magic of showbiz” subject that is traditionally catnip for Academy voters) rout in the making. If the Golden Globes were any indication, this edition of the Oscars will get political given that the current administration appears to oppose all of the ideals that the Academy embraces. So we’ll put a clock on when the “Trump” is brought up either through direct mention or impersonator. I’m guessing it will be withing the first two minutes of the cold open.

So join me at around 8 p.m. EST to kick off the liveblog of this year’s Academy Awards ceremony.

Craig Wack

Craig Wack

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  • Obvs i want ruth to win. Also right now Timberlake is telling parents not to let thier kids listening to his music lol

  • What is halle berry even wearing?

  • Ruth getting a shout out from halle. Lovvveee

  • ChainedVase

    I love Ruth deeply but why is she wearing my gramma’s nightgown as an evening gown?

    • Uhhhh whut. She looks beautifullllllll . Better than some of these dresses. They are bonkers

      • ChainedVase

        She is beautiful but I hate that dress. It’s frumpy.

  • Chopra does …..dude what is her dress?

  • I just ate in n out. I shouldny be snacking lol

  • The kodak theater is in a mall. This is the ultimate mall concert

  • Why is baby goose wearing ruffles?

  • AbbySaurus

    Ruth and Viola. I have wine. Let’s do this.

  • Casey Affleck looks like a criminal… oh wait….

  • AbbySaurus

    Gross. C Affleck ruining my tv.

  • Why are these filmmakers making a walmart receipt movie? Gross

  • I’d be lying if i said i wasn’t also looking forward to also see Dominic Cooper sitting next to ruth later

  • Keith urban has been to more red carpets than some actors

  • AbbySaurus

    That dress Taraji is wearing, we don’t even need to go on with the show.

    • And the necklace!

      • llp

        Her necklace and Viola’s ring are my favourite jewels so far, but I look forward to the fashion posts tomorrow.

  • I know it wont happen, but id love to see lalaland win very little for all those noms

  • BABY GOOSE IS GONNA PLAY NEIL ARMSTRONG???

  • Naomi Harris is too beautiful to be in that spice girls reject vinyl dress

  • Ugh Chazell’s tie.

  • AbbySaurus

    DENZELLLLL

  • Denzel remains classy as all hell.

    • llp

      He is just so hot. UNREAL.

  • So. Much. Velvet

  • AbbySaurus

    Does Dakota have a little bit of Carol Burnett curtain dress going on?

  • Renner just high fived hia daughter goodbye. I don’t care what y’all say. I like m

  • Naomi Harris has been ❤ for me since she was in 28 days later. She was such a bad ass

  • AbbySaurus

    Michael Shannon hangin in the background, Michael Shannoning.

  • You shut your mouth Craigory. Busy Phillips is ammmmmaaazing and they are life partners

    • AbbySaurus

      Oooh, TT used her mom voice.

  • Has mel also been this short? Also comeback? Maybe if he apologized being a trash human

  • AbbySaurus

    Delete your comeback, Mel.

    • Like people can change, but he never even really apologized. Or meant it

  • I disagree with Craig, Ginny and Josh looks hawt

  • A PowerPoint on hollywood plan makes me like emma a little more tbh

  • Has Mel been moved away from a microphone, is it safe to return?

  • Blue velvet suits are so popular, even SAMUEL MOTHER FKN JACKSON is wearing one

  • Sparks

    Was that Mel Gibson looking normal?

    • AbbySaurus

      Define normal.

      • Sparks

        Exactly.

    • No, you’re obviously thinking of someone else. The crazy was in the eyes.

  • This song won’t win but JT is just so happy i can’t hate it

  • DOMINIC IS BALD

  • So many people awkward dancing

  • Sparks

    pepto commercial before start of “trump clock”. I see what they did there.

  • Sparks

    JT’s a class act.

    • Matthew OKeefe

      Perhaps the best opening I can remember.

  • Ruth and dom were dancing so awkward so cute i love them

  • Ruth keeps in the background and i approve based on the need for all ruth all the time

  • Sparks

    boooo…and so it begins.

  • Jimmy is being mature and i dont know what to do with that because i have been with jimmy since kroq

  • All matt damon jokes all the time

  • AbbySaurus

    Nahhh, not ready to make nice.

  • 2 trump jokes in and this is a catharsis

  • Btw i love that kimmel can call damon out on that great wall shit

  • Oscars does not have an amazon prime account

  • AbbySaurus

    Does Amazon get the award though?

  • GUYS CHRIS CAPASS EVANS IS THERE WITH SCARJO WHAT DOES THIS MEAN

  • Kimmel is killing it tbh. Meryl calling all those performances in lololol

  • Was this person in a movie?

  • Shannon can’t get an award for Shannoning

  • Sparks

    Jeff Bridges was excellent in that movie btw

    • MissAmynae

      It’s an exceptionally good film. PIne is great in it as well.

      • llp

        I agree. Pine was outstanding – I would have liked to have seen him get a nomination for that.

  • Cindy i can hear you screaming from here

  • Ali is making me cry. Rude.

  • Craig is correct re:ali in cage

  • Sparks

    Wack up 1 point!

  • SUPRISE BATEMAN ❤❤❤❤❤

  • Star Trek beyond, where they covered idris’s face in makeup

  • OSCAR WINNING SUICDE SQUAD. DEAD.

  • All the costume movies look like they had the same wardrobe

  • AbbySaurus

    Kate McKinnon killed me in the library with the dimples.

  • MissAmynae

    Happy for Atwood. Fantastic Beasts was beautiful work. Would have been fine with Allied getting the nod as well.

  • Algebra’s Angels is playing at coachella this year

  • Hidden figures was amazing and if you havent seen it you’re fired

  • Sparks

    very cool

  • Is Monae getting MORE perfect

  • Lol at least he calls out his tastelessness

  • AbbySaurus

    Sting looks…..different?

  • The future president the rock is the best as always

  • Sparks

    not enough autotune in the world

  • I WOULD WATCH THEM IN A TWINS REMAKE

  • What the fk was i doing at 16?

  • If i got hit in the head in the middle of a song I’d be like “ya im out”

  • MissAmynae

    That sculpture had to at least be by the same artist. Gorrrrgeous, every aspect.

  • They learned from Ellen you must feed them

    • MissAmynae

      and thankfully kept the segment short!

  • AbbySaurus
  • MissAmynae

    I really really really want Arrival to take these sound awards.

  • llp

    I am not watching, just checking the liveblogs, but if I am given to understand Chris Evans and Sophia Boutella are up there together I just want to say YAAAAASSS.

  • Awwww yayy for jackie

  • So far inhave forgotten that the previous winner presenters won awards

  • I love viola, but octavia killlled it in HF

    • MissAmynae

      Agreed.

    • It could have been either of them (or NH) and it would have been deserved, but I’m glad it was Viola.

  • EGOT STATUS – yes 1 away

  • MissAmynae

    Vi is amazing, but that was absolutely a Leading Role. Was at the Tonys, should have been one here.

    Good for her to get her an Oscar, but disappointed that the others didn’t really stand a chance.

  • Matthew OKeefe

    Is Viola’s speech still going?

  • Nicole Kidman clals really fucking weird

  • Matthew OKeefe

    OK, now who wants to see a buddy cop movie starring Charlize and Shirley? This guy!

  • Dev you’re so dreamy

  • Matthew OKeefe

    Bittersweet Symphony: the most generic bumper music in history.

  • Halee steindield’s dress has a very bjork look to the back

  • llp

    GGB – my heart.

  • FORMAL VANS ARE FASHION

  • Yayyyyyyyyy Zootopia!!!!

    • llp

      I adored Kubo too – those were my two picks.

  • Matthew OKeefe

    My 20 year man-crush on The Rock says Moana got robbed.

    • Zootopia is soooooo good tho

      • Matthew OKeefe

        I don’t disagree, but I never sat in an arena cheering for Zootopia and Mick Foley 🙂

    • MissAmynae

      They could have split it. Both were SO damn good!!

  • GARY IS KISSING SO MANY HANDS

  • AbbySaurus

    No, Casey Affleck is the jerk here.

  • Matthew OKeefe

    Halle Berry’s hair is the real star tonight!

    • Matthew OKeefe

      And Gary the Tourist satire accounts in 3…2…1…

  • The Dev and Andrew Garfield man hug during the commercial break was delightful.

  • Matthew OKeefe

    Young Frankenstein!

  • Disney is doing quite well

  • That Swinton joke was 100% accurate

  • I watched BTF so much as a kid i broke 2 vhs tapes

  • ROGEN as a BTF and hamilton fanatic is me

  • AbbySaurus

    I didn’t know Michael j Fox was going to present and I might be crying.

    • llp

      I love him.

    • Btw i would be unable to talk. I love him so much. Also his books are great

    • Thankfully I was tipped off by red carpet coverage, but still a little weepy.

      • I saw him on the rc and was like why? WAIT DON’T QUESTION IT

  • Matthew OKeefe

    It’s kinda crazy to think just how much part of my life Michael J Fox has been. Family Ties and BTTF themselves were transformative!

  • ADORABLE CHILD FTW

    • Matthew OKeefe

      Jimmy Kimmel is that cool uncle every guy aspires to be.

  • David Oyelowo is so hot, he needs to be in more things tbh

    • AbbySaurus

      His voice. OMG.

  • Gary from Chicago getting so much love, but his wife was the real.mvp https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ae50a387f25c1fdda645ddcb94bd4af8d1cf9ecf2550a4e8c9503b2312a5d902.jpg

  • JOHN CHO LOOKS HOT OBVS

  • John Cho and science jokes ❤❤❤❤❤❤

  • Matthew OKeefe

    Leslie Mann deserves an Oscar for that!

  • Rob and @abby would clearly get along https://twitter.com/robcorddry/status/836059476494934018

    • AbbySaurus

      Lololol Dayuuum

  • Well now it’s just getting predictable

  • Sparks

    Mean Tweets!!

  • Lin loves mean tweets about himself

  • AbbySaurus

    Miles Teller tweet was truuuuuueeee.

  • Begrudged, yes

  • Matthew OKeefe

    Ryan and Emma standing together. I get it, you’re way better looking than the rest of us! Geez, give it a rest already.

    • Sparks

      Don’t stare into his eyes.

    • Its not fair . And offensive tbh

  • I have mixed feelings about Batfleck apparently making an appearance

    • Matthew OKeefe

      Affleck was the bomb in Phantoms yo!

    • Sparks

      Worried he’ll overshadow brother? 😀

  • Matthew OKeefe

    I can’t believe this has been going for over 2.5 hours already. AND I’M STILL SOBER!

    • Sparks

      What’s everyone drinking? I made it up to Maker’s Mark.

  • Samuel L jackson could yell at me whenever he wants

  • Sparks

    Pulp Fiction homage!

  • Matthew OKeefe

    I don’t care what the situation is, if Sam doesn’t drop an MFer, it’s a disappointment.

    • llp

      He looked unimpressed with that win. LISTEN TO SAM, ACADEMY.

  • Sparks

    Wack: “rich vein of blue velvet” Love it

  • NOPE. but fine WHATEVER he’ll egot next time

  • Jennifer aniston is so beautiful it’s not fair

    • Matthew OKeefe

      Hence my Justin Theroux voodoo doll.

  • Sparks

    So many this year…

  • llp

    Sara Bareilles has such a beautiful voice. That was really, really sad. Carrie Fisher.

  • Matthew OKeefe

    Is the live singer during the death montage a new thing? I like it, seemed to have stopped the popularity contest applause.

    • Sparks

      Gonna say new.

    • They go back and forth on it. I think they had Idina Menzel do Over the Rainbow in the past

      • Matthew OKeefe

        You mean Adele Dazeem?

    • I feel like they’ve had it a couple years, but that’s a gut feeling.

  • I am here for kimmel ragging on damon all day

  • Sparks

    Awesome

  • Batfleck looks happy and that’s good for him.

  • Matthew OKeefe

    Jason Bourne is so much shorter than Batman!

  • If you say Casey affleck’s name 3x does he disappear?

    • Sparks

      Soon Enough….

  • llp

    I was cheering for Hell or High Water, but am just glad LLL didn’t win.

  • Matthew OKeefe

    WOW! Amy ain’t playing around tonight

    • Sparks

      She got Told.

      • Sparks

        Oh wait, you weren’t talking about her short intro….haha

    • MissAmynae

      Stunning.

  • Sparks

    Always…Always thank your mom.

  • Matthew OKeefe

    Literally, every time I see a cut to Taraji, I feel the urge to go watch Hustle and Flow.

  • AbbySaurus

    AMY ADAMS IS SPARKLING EVERY NIGHT. Sorry for yelling, I’m getting tired and cranky.

    • I’M ALMOST OUT OF RUM AND IT IS BED TIME.

      • AbbySaurus

        I LOVE THE PARACHUTES AND DAMON JOKES BUT LEEETTTS GET IT OVER WITH

        • THEY DIDN’T HAVE TO SING THE FULL SONGS AND THE TOURISTS WERE RIDICULOUSLY LONG WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ALL THINGS DENZEL

    • Matthew OKeefe

      IT’S STILL KIND OF EARLY ON THE WEST COAST AND I HAVE PLENTY OF ALCOHOL BUT I LIKE TO BE INCLUDED.

      • Matty O For the Win

        • Sparks

          BAM!

      • AbbySaurus

        THATS FINE YELLING IS FUN

      • PARTY AT MATT’S HOUSE

        • He’s in Vegas to boot, so good call.

  • Sparks

    Craig did you guess an over/under?

    • I didn’t. But this thing is going to have to hustle to end before the top of the hour.

      • the live feed says they were supposed to be done 10 minutes ago, so we probably hav another 40 to go…

        • Sparks

          Trade Off: Kimmel makes it funny buy long

      • Guess I’m not tweeting twd

    • Matthew OKeefe

      My goto was always 29 minutes.

  • llp

    Halle’s hair and jewels and face. I feel like we have seen that dress on her a million times, though.

  • Cool story. Lets do ruth’s award then i am supposed to LT zombies

  • I’m just tired and boozy enough to hope that Caffleck and Baby Goose split the white boy vote and Denzel gets it.

  • AbbySaurus

    Anybody but Casey.

  • Fk this noise. But Batfleck was adorable i guess

  • Sparks

    Does he get to shave now?

  • Matthew OKeefe

    Remember when Casey Affleck was in American Pie?

  • Whatever just show me ruth

  • Sparks

    Quote: “Squee!”

  • AbbySaurus

    BooX1000000

  • Lame.

    • Sparks

      Really?

      • Ya. I really thought Ruth deserved it

        • Sparks

          Nothing against Ruth at all! Amazing performance.

  • Ok emmys. Its on you. Ruth as tulip for awards please

  • Sparks

    WB’s Hair

  • Lame.

  • Repression is what happened to hidden figures at this award show.

  • Matthew OKeefe

    Deadpool didn’t win so it’s all meaningless.

  • AbbySaurus

    Wait. What

  • Sparks

    What?

  • HOLY. SHIT

  • llp

    AWKWARD.

  • Sparks

    #OscarsSoWack

  • BEST TWIST EVER

  • Sparks

    PWC: You had one job

    • How many times have I told you, don’t let the interns stuff the fancy envelopes.

  • Matthew OKeefe

    Well holy shit.

  • AbbySaurus
  • AbbySaurus

    Thank you, Craig!! I love your twist endings!