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The 2010 Oscars on ABC HD
Live from the Kodak Theater, Hollywood, CA
Sunday March 7, 2010 8:30pm ET
720p & DD5.1


For the first time in a long time, the Oscars will be co hosted, by Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin.

From The Wrap.com
By Steve Pond
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The move away from a single host marks a break with the tradition of the past 20 Oscar shows. In 1989, producer Allan Carr used no host and relied on two dozen "friends of Oscar" to present the awards; in the aftermath of what was seen as a disastrous show, an Academy committee recommended sticking to a single host, and that recommendation has been followed ever since.

But a pair of hosts was extremely rare even before that. The format has been used exactly three times in the 81-year history of the Oscars, and never in the past 53 years.

Bob Hope and Jimmy Stewart did the honors in 1946, almost a decade before the first Oscar telecast. Hope and John Cromwell did it the previous year. And back in 1929, the first Oscar ceremony was hosted by Douglas Fairbanks and Academy president William C. deMille.

That's it. Otherwise, according to the Academy's official histories, 62 Oscar shows have had a single host, three have used three hosts, six have used four hosts, and a couple, like Carr's show, went with double-digit assemblages of "friends of Oscar."


50 charities in as many locations will host official viewing parties during the 82nd Academy Awards® ceremony. The events will feature the live broadcast of the Awards presentation, which will be televised by the ABC Television Network.


Best Picture
Avatar
The Blind Side
District 9
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire
A Serious Man
Up
Up in the Air

Actor in a Leading Role
Jeff Bridges in “Crazy Heart”
George Clooney in “Up in the Air”
Colin Firth in “A Single Man”
Morgan Freeman in “Invictus”
Jeremy Renner in “The Hurt Locker”

Actor in a Supporting Role
Matt Damon in “Invictus”
Woody Harrelson in “The Messenger”
Christopher Plummer in “The Last Station”
Stanley Tucci in “The Lovely Bones”
Christoph Waltz in “Inglourious Basterds”

Actress in a Leading Role
Sandra Bullock in “The Blind Side”
Helen Mirren in “The Last Station”
Carey Mulligan in “An Education”
Gabourey Sidibe in “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”
Meryl Streep in “Julie & Julia”

Actress in a Supporting Role
Penélope Cruz in “Nine”
Vera Farmiga in “Up in the Air”
Maggie Gyllenhaal in “Crazy Heart”
Anna Kendrick in “Up in the Air”
Mo’Nique in “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”

Directing
“Avatar” James Cameron
“The Hurt Locker” Kathryn Bigelow
“Inglourious Basterds” Quentin Tarantino
“Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” Lee Daniels
“Up in the Air” Jason Reitman

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Up in HD on the ABC digital television network.

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Easiest Oscar race to predict in history...


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Ok, folks...the guy who is directing this tonight also did the Super Bowl halftime. If any of you are familiar with him, he selects, not directs per se. This could be interesting.

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Something is messed up here. My local ABC is showing a rerun of the Tony Awards.


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A quick note about the co-hosts. Martin & Baldwin are the two individuals who have hosted Saturday Night Live the most.

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WABC-DT NYC FiOS TV

A few minor gaffes already like the shot of James Cameron in the dark and the actors walking in front of the camera going back to their seats.

Neil Patrick Harris is blah.
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Audience is strong in the surrounds.


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A few minor gaffes already


A lot more of that to come

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Laughs sound sweetened...
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Steve looks and sounds great. Alec looks stiff and uncomfortable.
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This show going to 1am ET? Monolong. :P
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Steve looks and sounds great. Alec looks stiff and uncomfortable.

Must have had another talk with his kid before coming on stage.

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Hamish Hamilton directing. Still early but this show is not quite as strong as Super Bowl Halftime was. All the rest of the crew is the same.
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Wow, those cutaways to Clooney are very telling...
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Monologue is awful. At least the PQ and AQ are good.
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In retrospect, Letterman did a pretty good job relatively speaking...
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Steve looks and sounds great. Alec looks stiff and uncomfortable.

Baldwin always look stiff and uncomfortable. I think that suit is made of iron.

Baldwin/Martin made for one of the funnier openings I've seen.


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Wow, those cutaways to Clooney are very telling...

Are you sure that was not a staged bit?
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Hamish Hamilton directing. Still early but this show is not quite as strong as Super Bowl Halftime was. All the rest of the crew is the same.

You have to look for Hamish's Youtube channel. There is a clip of him "directing a U2 concert. He's just yelling, only giving the occasional command to cameras, not telling the TD when to take a source, the AD is just counting randomly...it's bizarre, I wonder how the hell he's doing this one.

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opening monologue was pretty good. Is there a fun 'feud' between Alec Baldwin and George Clooney?

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Are you sure that was not a staged bit?

No, I don't think so.
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You have to look for Hamish's Youtube channel. There is a clip of him "directing a U2 concert. He's just yelling, only giving the occasional command to cameras, not telling the TD when to take a source, the AD is just counting randomly...it's bizarre, I wonder how the hell he's doing this one.

Yea i've worked with Hamish he's a trip. I would call him a wizard at designing shots and creating looks but not very good at nuts and bolts directing at least not by the standards we are accustomed. Haley Collett his AD carries the bulk of the weight and Rod Wardell his TD (vision mixer) actually executes the show, it's kinda the typical British routine. There is the famous bit of Hamish at the Superdome reopening telling the TD "oh i forget you Americans like to be TOLD what to do."

I was however surprised and pleased to see Jeff Margolis back doing the show. He produced the preshow. Jeff directed the Oscars from 89-96 and is a class act.
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WABC ruining the show with a scroll about Cablevision contract talks that people with Cablevision.

Seems WABC is back on for Cablevision customers.
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Christoph Waltz wins Best Supporting Actor. He deserved it.
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No, I don't think so.

Who knows, after all, it's Hollywood.....

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Yea i've worked with Hamish he's a trip. I would call him a wizard at designing shots and creating looks but not very good at nuts and bolts directing at least not by the standards we are accustomed. Haley Collett his AD carries the bulk of the weight and Rod Wardell his TD (vision mixer) actually executes the show, it's kinda the typical British routine. There is the famous bit of Hamish at the Superdome reopening telling the TD "oh i forget you Americans like to be TOLD what to do."

I was however surprised and pleased to see Jeff Margolis back doing the show. He produced the preshow. Jeff directed the Oscars from 89-96 and is a class act.

I missed the preshow credits...who directed?

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