Oscars 2013: Blogging From the Press Room
[Updated: 10:25 pm]
10:11 pm Anne Hathaway has press room's most sincere line of the night, on why she said "it happened" during her acceptance speech: "I had a dream & it came true & that can happen & that's wonderful"
10:10 pm David Arquette was apparently in the press room for Sirius radio
9:56 pm Anne Hathaway in Oscars press room, giving thoughts on her song: "All I can hear are the notes I didn't quite hit...maybe I'll get over it some day"
9:55 pm Anne Hathaway, inexplicably saying: "You're always looking for the next job. No matter what's happened before you think no one's going to hire me again"
9:53 pm A bit ago Tarantino compared best picture noms to early 70s New Hollywood, saying they're "adult movies" with "subject matter" that doesn't "suggest they'd be popular...& they are"
9:45 pm Someone in press room asks Affleck about being left off Best Director nominations list. Clooney: "You were left off?!"
9:37 pm Tarantino: "the criticism" of his film was "a good thing...that back and forth [between fans & haters] is really what I wanted"
9:30 pm DDL: "I love it when they're completely inarticulate when they're making [acceptance] speeches. It says the same thing in a different way"
9:24 pm Jennifer Lawrence in press room, when asked what happened to make her fall: "What do you mean, 'What happened?' Look at my dress!"
9:19 pm Jennifer Lawrence's day: "I just woke up and tried on the dress and it fit, thank God. And then I took a shower and...that's what I did. And then I got my hair and makeup done. And then I came to the Oscars. I'm sorry I did a shot before I...Sorry. Jesus."
9:14 pm Jennifer Lawrence in press room on her day today: "The process today was so stressful. It was like Steve Martin in Father of the Bride."
Jennifer Lawrence in the press room
9:11 pm Last 9 Oscars best pic presenters: Cruise, Spielberg, Hanks, Spielberg, Denzel, Diane Keaton & Jack Nicholson, Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman & Streisand, Spielberg
9:06 pm Spielberg has presented best picture at 3 of the last 9 Oscars before tonight
9:05 pm Michelle Obama is 1st person from White House to address #Oscars live since FDR in 1941, Academy librarian says
8:40 pm Ang Lee I believe was played off to the theme from Forrest Gump. Is the music supervisor a Spielberg fan?
8:34 pm According to Academy librarian, Tarantino is the 1st person to use the phrase "peace out" in an Oscars acceptance speech. Totally serious.
8:25 pm Dustin Hoffman mentions former L.A. Weekly writer Josh Bearman, who wrote Wired article Argo was based on.
7:54 pm William Goldenberg, Argo editor: "making breakfast for 75 people, paying bills, on phone with distributors" -- on how he was prepared for editing after multitasking while working in his dad's deli
7:37 pm Before tonight, only Bond film Oscar wins were Goldfinger for sound effects & Thunderball for special visual effects, Academy librarians say
7:31 pm 1st ever tie, in 1931/2 for actor, Frederic March (Dr Jekyll...) actually beat Wallace Beery (The Champ) but rules at that time said that within 3 votes is tie
7:26 pm Anne Hathaway gets played off to The Godfather score, of course (?!)
7:22 pm Notable tie was in 1968: Katherine Hepburn for Lion in Winter & Streisand for Funny Girl
7:20 pm The press is crowding the piece of paper near the Academy librarian listing all the previous Oscar ties
7:18 pm Academy librarians say there's only been 5 other ties -- last was live action short for 1994
7:15 pm Les Miz winner for makeup and hairstylist, on the combined category, says in England it's not an unusual mix: "I would never take a job that separates the two"
7:09 pm Some press room shouts for Redskins quarterback RG3, echoing RG3 shout-out by Washingtonians Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine, who won best documantary short
6:57 pm Life of Pi visual effects winner Bill Westenhofer on his company's financial troubles: hopes to convince people "we're artists...not technicians"
6:52 pm Westenhofer on his company's financial troubles: "ironic" that visual effects films dominate box office but companies "struggling"
6:46 pm Life of Pi cinematographer Claudio Miranda on win: "I was caught off guard. I thought Roger (Deakins of Skyfall) was next in line"
6:37 pm Brave directors asked about one of them, Brenda Chapman, getting fired from the project early on. Mark: it's a "collaborative process" whether "working side by side or one director then another"
6:30 pm David Arquette asks about Oscars gift basket. John Kahrs: "The Oscars gift bag was very modest." Arquette: "But there are condoms in there!"
6:28 pm David Arquette is a reporter in the Oscars press room
6:26 pm John Kahrs of Paperman, which won best animated short: "My inspiration was basically as a commuter and...chance connections you make with strangers"
6:17 pm Christoph Waltz on whether he was surprised by win: "Totally. I still am. That's why my answers are somewhat incoherent"
6:15 pm Christoph Waltz in Oscars press room on possibility of black Pope: "I'm an adamant non-racist. I don't care if Pope is black or white or..."
6:10 pm We're in Oscars press room, at the Loews next door. About 300 people are on their laptops waiting for winners to enter so we can ask questions
5:07 pm The red carpet at the Oscars -- now with people on it ow.ly/i/1zPKL
4:45 pm Another view of the red carpet at the Oscars ow.ly/i/1zPkM
4:30 pm This is the press's version of the red carpet at the Oscars ow.ly/i/1zPjz
2:55 pm Overhead view of Oscars entrance and red carpet ow.ly/i/1zOeL