Otis8 (6:52pm) — hey Daniel!
Daniel (6:53pm) — Hey man, long time.
Otis8 (6:54pm) — here for the whole night?
Daniel (6:54pm) — Nah, just a for a little. As per usual.
Otis8 (6:55pm) — same. besides it gets hard to keep track and watch. I don't like distraction
Daniel (6:57pm) — I feel ya. Easier if you have a laptop or a crafty way to watch the telly. Of course some of these guys watch live streams.
Otis8 (6:58pm) — that's an idea!
Otis8 (6:59pm) — Come one people come into the chat!
Daniel (6:59pm) — Well, I'm "technically" one.
Otis8 (7:00pm) — I see what you did thar. haha.
Otis8 (7:01pm) — eric is online.
Daniel (7:02pm) — Oh goodie... I say with no hint of sarcasm. :p
Daniel (7:02pm) —
Otis8 (7:02pm) — hes not that bad.
Daniel (7:04pm) — I actually don't mind him much. I was just joshing. He certainly keeps the boards alive!
Otis8 (7:04pm) — I like reading the boards more.
Otis8 (7:05pm) — its been kinda boring around.
Daniel (7:06pm) — Did you enter the contest?
Otis8 (7:06pm) — no. totally forgot.
Daniel (7:08pm) — You're not the only one! Actually, I did remember - when it was to late to enter! C'est la vie.
Otis8 (7:09pm) — yeah
Daniel (7:10pm) — BRB
Otis8 (7:12pm) — all be myself...
Daniel (7:15pm) — I'm back but only for a little bit.
Otis8 (7:16pm) — yay!
Otis8 (7:17pm) — I miss live action dipper.
Daniel (7:17pm) — Ok? Don't follow.
Otis8 (7:18pm) — Your old avie.
Daniel (7:19pm) — Avatar? I never had that.
Otis8 (7:19pm) — yeah or am thinking of someone else?
Daniel (7:20pm) — I use to have Bill from Gravity but never Dipper.
Otis8 (7:20pm) — hmm
Daniel (7:21pm) — OMG. It just clicked. You're thinking of "Dan". Wrong Dan-o.
Otis8 (7:22pm) — Oh wow didn't know there were two of ya. u sound so much like him!
Otis8 (7:23pm) — all these months and im thinking he was you.
Daniel (7:24pm) — Wow.
Otis8 (7:25pm) — well you have similar taste and he's on staff. thought you just removed iel from your name.
Daniel (7:27pm) — I haven't been on the staff in forever. In a way I was just removed and essentially replaced. Kinda like Poke! Lol.
Otis8 (7:27pm) — Really? what happened? Also hope your not mad at me.
Daniel (7:30pm) — Nah, I was just surprised. I can see where you could get confused. I hope no one else thinks that! Not that it's bad but two separate people.
Daniel (7:31pm) — Maybe I should change name. "OriginalDaniel"??
Otis8 (7:32pm) — Ha! Like veronica.
Ben (7:32pm) — Hi guus
Otis8 (7:32pm) — Hi ben!
Daniel (7:33pm) — Uhh. You invisible?
Ben (7:33pm) — if we're being honest, I seem to remember that Daniel (not Dan!) wasn't really pulling his weight!
Ben (7:33pm) — We did ask him to contribute a little more but he kind of fell out of contact.
Daniel (7:34pm) — Yeah, I was going to say that earlier.
ibrmacf (7:34pm) — Hello everyone! Glad to be back for the yearly Oscars chat!
Ben (7:34pm) — After a few times trying to get hold of him, we needed to update the software and so "cut loose" several old staff members that weren't still active with us.
Otis8 (7:35pm) — hey
ibrmacf (7:35pm) — Anybody got any good links to watch the Oscars online for free?
Ben (7:36pm) — So he wasn't "fired", let go or replaced...just removed from the staff lineup after we didn't hear back after a long while, as were some others. Nothing personal!
Otis8 (7:36pm) — I was gonna ask the same.
Daniel (7:36pm) — Can't I be dramatic, Ben?
Daniel (7:37pm) — I was gonna clear it up with Otis.
Dan (7:37pm) — O'lo
Ben (7:37pm) — and here's the other Dan!
ibrmacf (7:37pm) — Hey Dan
Otis8 (7:37pm) — Hey your twinnie Daniel! lol
Dan (7:38pm) — Howdy howdy howdy
Daniel (7:38pm) — Yeah.
Otis8 (7:39pm) — not fair staff can be invisible.
ibrmacf (7:39pm) — How's everybody doing?
Daniel (7:39pm) — Dan's name is right on top of me silly!
Dan (7:40pm) — I want all to see that I have arrived to make their lives better. XD
Otis8 (7:40pm) — Oh. Still with Ben. He could spy and no one would know
Ben (7:40pm) — Hey Droo!
droosan (7:41pm) — hallo
Ben (7:41pm) — ive been here since before the beginning...
Dan (7:42pm) —
Dan (7:42pm) — https://www.instagram.com/p/BQ_fsCAAZZs/
Ben (7:43pm) — That's cool.
droosan (7:44pm) — Tom's awesome. ^_^ I'm hoping for Kubo, but thinkin' it'll be Zootopia.
Dan (7:44pm) — Always fun to watch Tom and Tony's social media to see what neat sketch they post next.
ibrmacf (7:44pm) — I also think it'll be Zootopia although Moana was my fave of the 3.
Ben (7:45pm) — Loved Moana, but it was too typically Disney
Ben (7:45pm) — its probably the film with most replay value for me
ibrmacf (7:45pm) — @Ben: I agree.
Ben (7:45pm) — but Zootopia did what it did and deserves recognition
Ben (7:46pm) — whole kubo was obviously the more art house of the three and possibly the greatest animation achievement, hence the also VFX nod
ibrmacf (7:46pm) — Has anyone seen Your Name? I hear people were upset that didn't get nominated.
Ben (7:47pm) — its a rare year where all three are basically equally viable winners
Ben (7:47pm) — i didnt see Your Name yet
ibrmacf (7:47pm) — Reminds me of 2014's animation nominees
Ben (7:48pm) — brb
Dan (7:48pm) — brb called to place my order for chicken wings and apparently its already good to pick up.
ibrmacf (7:49pm) — It's days like today that I wish I still had TV service, lol. So hard to find somewhere streaming the Oscars online.
ibrmacf (7:49pm) — @Dan: Wings? Nice!
Otis8 (7:51pm) — huh the chat saves? Kinda glad I didn't say something bad...
ibrmacf (7:52pm) — @Otis: Lol, yep it saves
ibrmacf (7:52pm) — So how long has everyone been using AnimatedViews?
Daniel (7:53pm) — And it's usually posted on the boards for reference. So yeah...
Daniel (7:54pm) — Probably a decade, easy.
Daniel (7:54pm) — Where does the time go...
Otis8 (7:55pm) — u ok?
Daniel (7:55pm) — Yes. All good.
Otis8 (7:56pm) — 30 more min till is starts?
James (7:56pm) — About 14 years
ibrmacf (7:56pm) — @Daniel: Nice! Yeah, I don't remember exactly when, but I know I've been using AnimatedViews daily since at least 2006. It's the first website I check when I do my daily morning Internet browsing ritual.
James (7:57pm) —
Otis8 (7:58pm) — Hey James! Another hidden person.
James (8:00pm) — I guess the chat uses the forum preferences. Didn't know it hid people here.
Otis8 (8:01pm) — Makes sense.
ibrmacf (8:02pm) — Cool, found a site that streams the Oscars: http://www.livenewschat.eu/the-oscars-live-stream/
Not sure of the safety of it though
James (8:02pm) — How about now?
ibrmacf (8:03pm) — We see you now, James
Otis8 (8:03pm) — You didn't have to change.
James (8:04pm) — I just wanted to see how it worked
James (8:04pm) — Wish there was an option to make the chat window larger
Daniel (8:06pm) — Like the old one. With the Jetson theme when someone enters. Memories.
James (8:07pm) — Didn't work on phones or iPads.
Dan (8:07pm) — and i'm back
Daniel (8:07pm) — Meh.
Daniel (8:07pm) — That meh wasn't towards you, Dan.
Dan (8:08pm) —
Otis8 (8:08pm) — Funny timing tho!
Otis8 (8:08pm) — Admit it Daniel!
James (8:08pm) — think i'm going to make some popcorn before we start
EricJ (8:09pm) — I'm watching on IMDb's stream, where we have some happy talkshow pundits, and NOT the gay idiot asking "Who are you wearing?"
Dan (8:09pm) — I'm set with chicken wings and fried rice, my annual Oscars food
EricJ (8:10pm) — (And I'm doubling on trying to finish an overdue blog post about "Who killed the Oscars?")
Otis8 (8:10pm) — That fat gay guy or just speaking general? Btw hey eric!
Otis8 (8:11pm) — Daniel will be happy to see you joined.
Otis8 (8:13pm) — I think I really did tick him off
Daniel (8:14pm) — You didn't, really. Anyway, I have to get going. See you guys!
James (8:14pm) — g'day
Otis8 (8:14pm) — kk. Enjoy the show!
Dan (8:15pm) — later!
Daniel (8:15pm) — Will do. Lets see if I end posting this year. ha.
ibrmacf (8:15pm) — Bye Daniel
Otis8 (8:17pm) — Hope a regular wins the big prize.
Otis8 (8:17pm) — for the contest
James (8:17pm) — Did Ben leave? Thought I saw him earlier
James (8:18pm) — Be nice to see a regular win
Otis8 (8:18pm) — He said he would be back
Otis8 (8:18pm) — hey rand!
Dan (8:18pm) — he stepped out for a moment
ibrmacf (8:18pm) — Hey Randall
Dan (8:18pm) — Yo, Rand
Randall (8:18pm) — Hey!
Randall (8:19pm) — Didn't realize you all got started already.?
Otis8 (8:19pm) — How cool, if you tap the little person before a name it automatically type it. neat!
Otis8 (8:20pm) — types the name
Dan (8:20pm) — ooo, a commercial for the Avatar land
James (8:20pm) — Hola! I
Otis8 (8:21pm) — is that going to be open before the sequel?
Dan (8:21pm) — this year
EricJ (8:21pm) — Ah, watching the ABC site for the Avatar commercial?
Dan (8:22pm) — watching on TV
James (8:22pm) — Opens in May
EricJ (8:22pm) — Might as well go there, we're not getting the sequels...
EricJ (8:22pm) — Might as well go there, we're not getting the sequels...
Otis8 (8:22pm) — haha
James (8:24pm) — Didn't know about the tip Otis!
Randall (8:24pm) — @James
Randall (8:24pm) — @Otis8 @Otis8 @Otis8
Randall (8:24pm) — Huh.
James (8:25pm) — @Randall ?%*#&&$(
EricJ (8:25pm) — Yes, Q-Bert?
James (8:25pm) — Can everyone see the message when you do that or just the recipiant
Dan (8:25pm) — i can see it
Otis8 (8:26pm) — I see both
James (8:26pm) — cool cool cool
James (8:26pm) — few minutes away
Otis8 (8:27pm) — Hope they don't go overboard with trump.
James (8:27pm) — Me too. I watch movies to get away from politics. If I want politics I wouldn't be at the movies!
Randall (8:28pm) — Not a Trump fan, but I would be fine with no Trump mentions.
Otis8 (8:28pm) — yup yup
Ben (8:28pm) — Back baby!
Randall (8:28pm) — Ben!
Otis8 (8:28pm) — what timing!
Dan (8:28pm) — woot
ibrmacf (8:28pm) — Just in time!
Ben (8:28pm) — here we go!
Randall (8:28pm) — Tess says hi.
James (8:29pm) — I don't want to see stuff about politics I like or don't like at the movies. Trying to get away!
Ben (8:29pm) — and hi to her too!
James (8:29pm) — hola
Ben (8:29pm) — Im running late but I'll be there in a half hour!
Ben (8:29pm) — hey James!
Ben (8:29pm) — Gangs all here!
Dan (8:30pm) — here we go
Dan (8:30pm) — and we open with "Can't Stop The Feeling"
Ben (8:30pm) — justin
Randall (8:30pm) — JT on the move.
Randall (8:31pm) — Nice energy to start with.
Ben (8:31pm) — i liked trolls
Randall (8:32pm) — Just watched the trailer, and thought.... Ugh.
Ben (8:32pm) — yeah
Ben (8:32pm) — it it was a fun surprise
James (8:32pm) — better than advertised
Ben (8:33pm) — this is a cool way to get a nominated song played too
Ben (8:33pm) — kinda makes the Oscars feel like a cheap music show tho!
EricJ (8:34pm) — Now I'm starting to wonder that it's NOT going to be the Moana song
ibrmacf (8:35pm) — I'm glad that song's out of the way
Ben (8:35pm) — its absolutely no indication
EricJ (8:36pm) — Any other good streaming sites, this one's running slow
ibrmacf (8:36pm) — First joke of this country already
Ben (8:36pm) — it to the quick
James (8:37pm) — that was quick
James (8:38pm) — glad they're doing a Damon joke
Dan (8:39pm) — I always think of the "I'm F'n Matt Damon" song everytime they do Kimmel/Damon feud XD
EricJ (8:41pm) — Well, that stinks--The Academy cracked down on showing it's own streaming coverage, and my area's blacked out.
ibrmacf (8:42pm) — Try this, Eric: http://www.livenewschat.eu/the-oscars-live-stream/
Dan (8:44pm) — I liked the Meryl Streep mini-roast XD
EricJ (8:44pm) — Now, if I can just get the site to load...
Ben (8:45pm) — .
James (8:45pm) — 78% of AV entries chose Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Ben (8:45pm) — Think it was an anti-roast, Dan!
Dan (8:46pm) — heh heh, they played "You've Got a Friend in Me" for Alicia
Dan (8:46pm) — @Ben sound about right XD
EricJ (8:47pm) — Moonlight's not going to get Picture, so the actor will get it
Ben (8:47pm) — Yeah, tho I'd like Dev to get this.
James (8:48pm) — Meh. The kid in that movie should have been nominated
Ben (8:48pm) — hence a supporting nod
James (8:49pm) — The supporting actress category is a mess. Three of those nominees were barely in their films!
Ben (8:49pm) — Ali wins
Ben (8:49pm) — i think this year is a mess
Ben (8:49pm) — all over...just weird choices and wide open races
Ben (8:50pm) — Oscars so black?
James (8:51pm) — Yep.
James (8:51pm) — I saw 7 of the Best pic nominees and I'm not sure more than 2-3 deserve it. Might be time to go back to 5 nominees
James (8:52pm) — Remember you can keep track of your score here: http://animatedviews.com/contest/oscar2017/results.php
ibrmacf (8:52pm) — Sorry, my browser crashed
James (8:53pm) — Randall, Tami is happy that you missed that one -- she missed it too
Ben (8:54pm) — Me too. Think I went for Dec.
Ben (8:54pm) — Dev.
James (8:54pm) — (My "yep" was too Ben's "all over...just weird choices and wide open races")
Randall (8:55pm) — I was just going to ask if you had done the scoring graph. It is a nice visual of myself going down in flames.
James (8:55pm) — Was that everything is awesome?
Dan (8:55pm) — yep
James (8:55pm) — Lots of animation references so far.
Ben (8:57pm) — I find her strange
James (8:58pm) — 76% of entries chose Star Trek Beyond
Dan (8:58pm) — whoa
Ben (8:58pm) — WTF!!!?!?!!?!!!
Dan (8:58pm) — shocked about that one
James (8:58pm) — "Academy Award winning film Suicide Squad"
James (8:58pm) — "Academy Award winning film Suicide Squad"
Ben (8:59pm) — "Oscar winning Suicide Squad"...?
Randall (8:59pm) — Nice. I think I got that one?
Dan (8:59pm) — there's something DCEU will have over Marvel at the moment
EricJ (8:59pm) — Makeup doesn't count--Besides I would've picked that one
Ben (9:00pm) — One was the less flashy, better makeup work
James (9:00pm) — 50% chose La La Land
Ben (9:00pm) — Ove. Dam spel czech.
EricJ (9:01pm) — When in doubt...
Dan (9:01pm) — Wow, another one
James (9:01pm) — Might be a weird night - the contest consensus is 1 for 3!
Ben (9:01pm) — oscars so weird!
James (9:02pm) — Oscars so whack
Ben (9:02pm) — Wow, quick commercials
Randall (9:03pm) — I am not yet on the board.
Dan (9:04pm) — Interesting Rolex commercial
Ben (9:05pm) — james and I will just rephrase each other' comments throughout the night!
Dan (9:05pm) — woot
Ben (9:05pm) — is that the Cameron one? We've had that all evening
Ben (9:05pm) — and it's a bit odd
EricJ (9:05pm) — Gee, there's NEVER been a Rolex in a 007 one...
James (9:05pm) — Me and Ben are going to paraphrase the others' notes this evening
Dan (9:06pm) — more like various movie clips where the rolex gets flashed at some point
Ben (9:07pm) — oh, yeah, we had that too
Dan (9:07pm) — didn't think it would make me realize it was present in a tense scene in Che
Ben (9:07pm) — made more sense than the Cameron one!
James (9:07pm) — Trump joes every segment so far
James (9:07pm) — *jokes
ibrmacf (9:07pm) — Sorry back again
ibrmacf (9:08pm) — Do you have the link for the Results again please?
James (9:08pm) — 83% of AV entries chose O.J.: Made in America
Ben (9:08pm) — I missed that one
James (9:08pm) — http://animatedviews.com/contest/oscar2017/results.php
ibrmacf (9:08pm) — Thanks!
Ben (9:08pm) — SPARKLES!!!
Ben (9:09pm) — Taraji!
Ben (9:09pm) — Cookie!
Ben (9:09pm) —
James (9:09pm) — Saw it. Interesting and not as long as it seemed. But you could skip the first two parts and still enjoy it
ibrmacf (9:10pm) — They got the NASA engineer herself!
James (9:10pm) — Saw it. Interesting and not doesn't feel as long as it was. But you could skip the first two parts and get the info most people are interested in.
James (9:10pm) — (OJ I mean)
Dan (9:11pm) — would be fun to see Life, Animated win
Dan (9:11pm) — though I picked OJ
EricJ (9:11pm) — "June 17, 1994" was an even more amazing ESPN OJ documentary
Ben (9:11pm) — ok wins
Ben (9:11pm) — OJ
ibrmacf (9:12pm) — I got that one!
Ben (9:12pm) — i went for 13, which seemed to get more buzz since OJ was too long
Ben (9:13pm) — and also because it is basically a TV series
EricJ (9:14pm) — It's not as tasteless as Seth MacFarlane..
James (9:14pm) — Moana song?
Ben (9:14pm) — Dwock!
ibrmacf (9:15pm) — How Far I'll Go time!
James (9:15pm) — Think there were better songs from Moana and La La Land that could have been nominated.
Ben (9:16pm) — uneeded
Randall (9:16pm) — I really wanted to see The Rock sing, too.
James (9:16pm) — try dat Ben
Dan (9:16pm) — totally, would've brought the house down (Rock singing)
James (9:16pm) — dang it - true dat
James (9:17pm) — Yikes - Tami is in first place!
Randall (9:18pm) — I am geting killed. Again.
Randall (9:18pm) — I am geting killed. Again.
Randall (9:18pm) — Good for Tam!
Dan (9:18pm) — even funnier if they had Jemaine perform "Shiny" XD
Ben (9:18pm) — Best live Oscar perf ever?
James (9:18pm) — I thought we had a chance at someone getting a perfect score this year, but after four awards that chance is already gone
James (9:18pm) — No. She was good, but a little pitchy
Ben (9:18pm) — great!!
Ben (9:19pm) — I put a fish in your basket
ibrmacf (9:19pm) — I'd have loved to see Shiny!
Randall (9:19pm) — What a moment for the kid.
James (9:19pm) — Thought we had a chance at someone getting everything right this year, but after just 4 awards that chance is gone
Dan (9:19pm) — with james. good performance, but hardly the best live oscar performance ever
Dan (9:20pm) — nevertheless, a great moment for her, absolutely
James (9:20pm) — Was very nice performance.
James (9:21pm) — Crowd could have showed a little more appreciation. Guess she wasn't famous enough for them to notice.
Ben (9:21pm) — well, in context of it being a very dynamic song, she's only 16, sang it in one take, live, and didn't flinch when she got hit by one of the fans...and made it feel effortless? Pretty darn good without being overblown. Yeah,
Dan (9:23pm) — gotta say, that's quite a hair style Halle Berry is wearing
ibrmacf (9:24pm) — I guess I missed the part where she got hit by a fan.
Randall (9:24pm) — Wig?
Ben (9:24pm) — As for this lady...must try harder
Dan (9:24pm) — *shrugs*
James (9:24pm) — Liked the performance. It was very good. But if you're setting the bar at "best ever" I have a nit to pick!
Ben (9:25pm) — oscars so bland right now
James (9:25pm) — Oscars so boring
James (9:25pm) —
James (9:25pm) — Ummm
Dan (9:26pm) — well now, that was something
Randall (9:26pm) — Candy helps.
Ben (9:26pm) — something weird!
Randall (9:26pm) — Not quite Ellen ordering piza.
Dan (9:26pm) — Captain America!
James (9:26pm) — These sound awards almost always seem to go to the same movie. But our entries gave them to different movies by big margins
James (9:27pm) — 72% of entries chose Hacksaw Ridge
Randall (9:28pm) — Most of us don't know the difff--- except for Ben.
James (9:28pm) — Wow!
ibrmacf (9:28pm) — What won? My stream glitched?
Dan (9:28pm) — arrival
Ben (9:28pm) — Hacksaw was easily the better choice
James (9:28pm) — Arrival
Randall (9:28pm) — Arrival.
Ben (9:28pm) — this is a crazy year
ibrmacf (9:28pm) — Thanks
James (9:28pm) — Popular consensus has been very wrong tonight
James (9:28pm) — Guess the pollsters are still trying tog et things right!
ibrmacf (9:29pm) — Yeah, it's a shocking year lol
Dan (9:29pm) —
James (9:29pm) — 72% of entires chose La La Land
Randall (9:29pm) — I got one!
Ben (9:29pm) — la la had terrible mixing
Dan (9:30pm) — i thought 13 hours got dqed
Ben (9:30pm) — cool
ibrmacf (9:30pm) — What won Sound Mixing?
Ben (9:30pm) — hacksaw's sound was awesome
Dan (9:31pm) — hacksaw ridge
Ben (9:31pm) — Hacksaw
James (9:31pm) — "Mixing" used to be called just "Sound", while "Editing" used to be called "Sound Effects Editing"
ibrmacf (9:31pm) — Thanks!
James (9:31pm) — AC consensus is now 2 for 6!
James (9:32pm) — AC=AV
Dan (9:33pm) — oh, a BatB commercial
James (9:34pm) — Oscars so cray cray
Dan (9:34pm) — heh heh, the United Healthcare commercial with Chuck Norris was pretty funny
James (9:35pm) — The second best scores in the contest only have 3 out of 6 right
ibrmacf (9:36pm) — I have 2/6 so far
Dan (9:37pm) — same here, 2/6
Ben (9:37pm) — can you post the list link again, Mr W?
James (9:38pm) — http://animatedviews.com/contest/oscar2017/results.php
EricJ (9:38pm) — Hey, they're showing Lifetime Achievements again!
Ben (9:38pm) — Danka!
EricJ (9:39pm) — (Short, but at least get their moment again)
James (9:39pm) — They get good seats at least
Randall (9:39pm) — Jackie! Cool.
James (9:39pm) — 84% of AV entries chose Viola Davis, Fences
James (9:40pm) — Who was probably in her movie more minutes than three of the other nominees combined
Ben (9:40pm) — Pleased for Anne Coats. And without Stalmaster we'd have never got Chris Reeve as Superman.
Ben (9:41pm) — mark Rylance and his silly hay
Ben (9:41pm) — hat
James (9:41pm) — chapeau
Dan (9:41pm) — man, tonight's been wacky, what with the surprise results and all the spelling errors XD
Ben (9:42pm) — can't remember who I picked for this but it doesn't matter...it's a crap shoot at this point
James (9:43pm) — You can view your picks here: http://animatedviews.com/contest/oscar2017/review.html
Ben (9:43pm) — I think this will be viola Davis, think I picked Miss moneypenny
Dan (9:44pm) — there we go, back in the game XD
Ben (9:45pm) — Cool. Should have got that one!
EricJ (9:45pm) — All my picks are retroactive "Oh, yeah, woulda picked that." Should have paid more attention to the list.
ibrmacf (9:45pm) — Nice, I'm glad we all got that one!
Ben (9:46pm) — does she get an oscar for this performance?
James (9:46pm) —
Dan (9:46pm) —
James (9:47pm) — Love movies. Love acting. Hate how full of themselves they are. You have a great job. Be appreciative that you're not doing something harder.
Ben (9:47pm) — wheres the music?
James (9:48pm) — Was just thinking that to
James (9:48pm) — too
EricJ (9:48pm) — Oh, calm down, Viola, you're going to get six more unless you hang around the DCEU movies..
EricJ (9:49pm) — (Just published my blog entry--Whew, just in time.)
James (9:50pm) — Are there really 17 more awards?!
Dan (9:52pm) — man, first Twizzlers, now Junior Mints
James (9:53pm) — Ben called it!
Dan (9:53pm) — XD
Randall (9:54pm) — Kimmel stole Ben's joke.
Ben (9:55pm) — Worst Oscars in ages. No-no-nominations, weird choices from those nominations, not even any trump-trumping to liven things up. It's kind of just happening.
Dan (9:56pm) — it's certainly unmemorable compared to the last twenty years, I would imagine
EricJ (9:57pm) — If we don't care about new films, show the old ones--The Apartment moment is the best moment we've had so far
James (9:57pm) — 51% of entries chose The Salesman, Iran
Ben (9:58pm) — here we go...
James (9:58pm) — They went for politics with that one
Ben (9:58pm) — moana was the best moment, eric
Dan (9:58pm) — of course he's not there
ibrmacf (9:58pm) — The Salesman, awesome!
James (9:58pm) — Toni Erdmann was a lock until things got political
Dan (9:58pm) — yeah, the two musical performances have been the best thing so far
James (9:59pm) — "bans entry to the US"... for 90 days
Ben (9:59pm) — i picked Toni since it was getting a US remake
James (9:59pm) — how soon can I get into Iran I wonder
James (10:00pm) — Song?
Dan (10:00pm) — yep
James (10:01pm) — Knowing the academy, this will probably be the song that wins
James (10:01pm) — Obscure over popular
Ben (10:01pm) — this for the win
Dan (10:01pm) — didn't happen last year
EricJ (10:01pm) — Nope--Moana is the new Frozen
Ben (10:01pm) —
Ben (10:01pm) — its city of stars or moana
James (10:01pm) — What's that make Zootopia?
James (10:02pm) — I'm betting City of Stars, though there were better songs in that movie
Ben (10:02pm) — and city has that annoying four note motif you can't get out of your head...
EricJ (10:02pm) — Best Animated
James (10:02pm) — Though I picked Trolls thinking La La might split their vote
Ben (10:02pm) — statler or Waldorf: well at least it was short!
EricJ (10:03pm) — Buh-huhuhuhuh!
ibrmacf (10:03pm) — I wonder if they'll have time to include Bill Paxton in the In Memoriam section this year?
James (10:03pm) — @EricJ I tried to type that but couldn't decide how to spell it!
Ben (10:04pm) — Nope to bill, but maybe a mention.
James (10:04pm) — Bill Pullman is dead?
James (10:04pm) —
Ben (10:04pm) — Paxton
EricJ (10:05pm) — Paxton was "Game over man!", Pullman was the ID4 president
Ben (10:05pm) — pullman died some time ago
Ben (10:05pm) — BAF coming up
Dan (10:05pm) — XD
James (10:05pm) — (On Rifftrax there's a running joke that they're the same person.)
Ben (10:06pm) — Zootopia for the win, Kubo wouldn't be a surprise
James (10:06pm) — Hoping for Kubo, expecting Zootopia
EricJ (10:06pm) — The Frozen audience split into Zootopia and Moana, but there are more Z-heads
Ben (10:06pm) — thats clever, because they're both called Bill...
Ben (10:07pm) — The frozen audience are not voting for these awards
Randall (10:07pm) — Same as James.
Dan (10:07pm) — here we go
James (10:07pm) — I think the joke is more they take the same types of role
Ben (10:07pm) — awe, no animated presenters?
Randall (10:07pm) — My kids vote for Kubo, too.
Dan (10:08pm) — short first
James (10:08pm) — 74% chose Piper.
James (10:08pm) — I'm betting Pear Cider or Borrowed win
Dan (10:08pm) — this was tough, went with piper
James (10:08pm) — oops
EricJ (10:08pm) — Piper
Dan (10:08pm) — got it
Ben (10:08pm) — Piper was just so typical, tho
Dan (10:09pm) — Pixar's 15-year drought in the category ends
James (10:09pm) — When was the last time a studio won this one
EricJ (10:09pm) — But it was CUTE! ^_^
Ben (10:09pm) — classic voters voting on the name, didn't watch the others
Randall (10:09pm) — I didn't care for Piper. Meh.
ibrmacf (10:09pm) — I didn't care for Piper either, but knew they'd pick it.
EricJ (10:10pm) — Wouldn't give it to Inner Workings next year
James (10:10pm) — 88% of entries chose Zootopia
Ben (10:10pm) — studios have won recently. Didnt Get A Horse win?
Dan (10:10pm) — stepping on dresses tonight
EricJ (10:11pm) — Still think it's not Zootopia, after that?
Ben (10:11pm) — Yep
Ben (10:11pm) — Z wins
Ben (10:12pm) — bet it was close tho
ibrmacf (10:12pm) — Zootopia whoo!
James (10:13pm) — Horse didn't win but Feast did
Ben (10:13pm) — the film has obviously worked...
droosan (10:13pm) — all the BAF noms were good this year. congrats to Zootopia!
James (10:13pm) — 80% chose La La Land
Ben (10:14pm) — Bah!
ibrmacf (10:15pm) — First win for La La Land, lol!
Dan (10:15pm) — their first win of the night
James (10:15pm) — I went out on a limb with Hail Caesar there, thinking they might give it one since La La would get others.
Ben (10:15pm) — first and hopefully only...!
Ben (10:16pm) — Can't believe how low my score is so far!
Ben (10:17pm) — This isn't set up at all, is it?
EricJ (10:17pm) — So, none of them were watching on their cellphones, then?
James (10:17pm) — They said it wasn't but there reaction was muted
James (10:18pm) — their
Ben (10:18pm) — hilarious if one had a gun...
James (10:18pm) — OK that woman looked surprised
Dan (10:18pm) — they're in disbelief XD
James (10:18pm) — We all don't have guns Ben!
James (10:18pm) —
Ben (10:20pm) — i did say "one".
Ben (10:20pm) — getting pointless now
James (10:20pm) — OK, now you're going too far the other way!
James (10:21pm) — Is this supposed to be Kimmel's Ellen-selfie-moment?
Dan (10:21pm) — wow, a Teen Wolf 2 reference
ibrmacf (10:21pm) — This Jimmy Kimmel guests segment is going on kinda long!
Randall (10:22pm) — Well, still best part of the show, just about.
Ben (10:22pm) — famois car?
Ben (10:22pm) — herbie?
Ben (10:22pm) — deLorean?
James (10:22pm) — So what do we think is the most famous car in movie history?
Ben (10:23pm) — Chitty?
ibrmacf (10:23pm) — Herbie? Lightning McQueen?
Ben (10:23pm) — i just ran.
Ben (10:23pm) — i just ran.
ibrmacf (10:23pm) — Aston Martin? My Mother the Car?
Dan (10:23pm) — Sam Raimi's car?
ibrmacf (10:23pm) — My Mother the Car?
James (10:23pm) — MJ Fox is there so maybe delorian
Ben (10:23pm) — a quick list James
James (10:23pm) — Car 54 where are you?
Ben (10:23pm) — yeah, was thinking that
Ben (10:23pm) — on TV...
Dan (10:23pm) — there was a film version, though
James (10:24pm) — Tehy made a movie version believe it or not
Dan (10:24pm) — the Tumbler?
EricJ (10:24pm) — Yeah, DeLorean - Not the Aston Martin, or the Interceptor
James (10:24pm) — I'm going with Ben
Ben (10:24pm) — yeah, but no one remembers the car
Ben (10:24pm) — or the film!
James (10:24pm) — Maybe a time travel joke about clinton and trump
Ben (10:25pm) — theyre two years too late for the De Loreon tho!
EricJ (10:25pm) — Chitty would be better
droosan (10:25pm) — Herbie?
EricJ (10:25pm) — Christine?
Ben (10:26pm) — theyve been too specific to say THE most famous in movie history
EricJ (10:26pm) — Anyone who wants to read the blog post during the boring commercials:
EricJ (10:26pm) — http://movieactivist.blogspot.com/2017/
EricJ (10:26pm) — http://movieactivist.blogspot.com/2017/
Ben (10:26pm) — VFX coming up
James (10:27pm) — Already read it. Interesting points!
Ben (10:29pm) — point?
Ben (10:29pm) — of this, I mean?
James (10:30pm) — not sure? Might have made sense with Foreign film as a counterpoint
Dan (10:30pm) — editing, cinematography?
James (10:30pm) — to us talking about them
Ben (10:30pm) — VFX
James (10:30pm) — 81% chose The Jungle Book for VFX
Ben (10:30pm) — so many brits this year
James (10:30pm) — 84 actually
EricJ (10:30pm) — Rogue One, because we just got the Peter Cushing joke
James (10:30pm) — Darn Brits taking American jobs!
James (10:30pm) —
Ben (10:31pm) — jungle book!
Dan (10:31pm) — woot
James (10:31pm) — Nice for Kubo artists to just get nominated I bet
ibrmacf (10:32pm) — Nice, Jungle Book!
Ben (10:33pm) — yeah, for sure...but it's still odd to nominate animation for VFX unless the effect is an. Image
Ben (10:33pm) — ...is an animated character.
ibrmacf (10:33pm) — It is the DeLorean!
Ben (10:33pm) — De Lorean...two years two late
Randall (10:33pm) — BTTF
Ben (10:33pm) — too late!
Dan (10:34pm) — and there it is
James (10:34pm) — Nice shoes
Dan (10:34pm) — Seth is wearing the shoes!
EricJ (10:34pm) — BTTF symbolized the 80's: Trying to understand our "parents'" 50's in the Reagan era
Randall (10:34pm) — 2 Vancouverites.
James (10:35pm) — 78% of AV entries chose La La Land
James (10:36pm) — Any film editors want to disagree?
James (10:36pm) —
Ben (10:36pm) — yeah
Ben (10:36pm) — Hacksaw for the win
EricJ (10:36pm) — When was the last time you saw a melting film reel?
Ben (10:36pm) — cool
James (10:37pm) — Apparently more than just Ben!
ibrmacf (10:37pm) — Hacksaw Ridge won that?
Ben (10:37pm) — yep, and deservedly so
James (10:37pm) — Only nine got that one -- including me
James (10:38pm) — That little kid did great
Randall (10:39pm) — That one got me into a tie with Ben.
Randall (10:40pm) — Gotta love the kid.
droosan (10:40pm) — kind of amazed I'm not in last place actually. But there's still a chance!
Dan (10:40pm) — Casey Affleck kinda looked stoned in that shot
EricJ (10:40pm) — As one tweet put it, "La La Land has now tied Suicide Squad for Oscar wins."
ibrmacf (10:41pm) — @Eric: Lol!
James (10:41pm) —
James (10:41pm) — Didn't like film editing on La La, but thought the cinematography was great
James (10:42pm) — (cue Ben...)
James (10:42pm) — Despite all the Mel Gibson jokes, Hacksaw Ridge has two wins
EricJ (10:43pm) — Like winning the Razzie Redeemed award this year?
Ben (10:43pm) — I thought it was great in a couple of instances, actually
James (10:43pm) — 45% of AV chose Joe's Violin
Dan (10:44pm) — another tough one to pick
Randall (10:44pm) — Oh, I like her. Salma.
Randall (10:44pm) — No idea what I picked
Ben (10:44pm) — I know what you like there, Randy
Randall (10:45pm) — Obviously.
ibrmacf (10:45pm) — I wanted White Helmets to win, but didn't think it would. Awesome!
Ben (10:45pm) — ooh, not Joe or Miles. Think this has won more for the subject than the filmmaking proficiency.
Ben (10:46pm) — Amazon *and* Netflix both have wins
James (10:46pm) — @Ben Thats often the case with Hollywood
James (10:46pm) — 46% of AV chose Ennemis Interieurs
Ben (10:47pm) — Great dress, Salma!
Ben (10:48pm) — sing was good. That snail made me laugh...
ibrmacf (10:48pm) — Nice, I got Sing!
Ben (10:48pm) — Sounds like the odd couple theme
ibrmacf (10:49pm) — If only that category wasn't a tiebreaker, I'd be tied in the #1 spot with the others in the contest now
James (10:51pm) — Leslie!
James (10:54pm) — Gotta say you can make the argument that Trump was wrong about Streep very easily. But don't use this year's nomination as proof!
EricJ (10:55pm) — Uh, why is Caesar quoting from Henry IV?
Ben (10:56pm) — how anout this one, James?
Ben (10:57pm) — Lol
James (10:57pm) — That's a better one
Ben (10:58pm) — loved Florence the film tho.
James (10:58pm) — Not putting down her acting in this years film. But no one else would have gotten a nomination for a film like that.
James (10:58pm) — 89% chose La La Land
Ben (10:59pm) — except for judi dench, Julie Walters, etc...
Ben (10:59pm) — think la la will take this
Ben (10:59pm) — think la la will take this
Ben (10:59pm) — think la la will take this
EricJ (10:59pm) — Editing, Cinematography and Screenplay...But somebody else got editing!
Dan (10:59pm) — and it did
Ben (10:59pm) — about the best thing about it
EricJ (10:59pm) — If it get Screenplay, we can call it
James (11:00pm) — Wont win screenplay
EricJ (11:00pm) — Score?
James (11:00pm) — I liked La La put had some big story issues
James (11:00pm) — put = but
Ben (11:00pm) — doubt score, but prob song
James (11:01pm) — Betting on both
Ben (11:01pm) — ...like being a rip off of New York, New York
James (11:03pm) — Casey Afflecks was funny
ibrmacf (11:03pm) — Mean Tweets time....oh boy
Randall (11:04pm) — Not bad.
Dan (11:04pm) — song time
James (11:05pm) — City of stars in this key is much better than the range Gossling sang it in
Ben (11:08pm) — you mean "sang"
James (11:11pm) — Though I would have stuck another day of sun in there for one of the nomination, hoping La La wins song -- even though I picked Trolls thinking La La fans might split their vote.
Ben (11:11pm) — Song will be Moana or Stars
EricJ (11:11pm) — Moana has become the new Disney "Girl power anthem" (but at least it's heterosexual)
Ben (11:13pm) — erics desperate to make Moana the new Frozen
James (11:14pm) — 96% of AV entries chose La La Land
James (11:14pm) — Newman would be nice though
Ben (11:14pm) — gonna be la la
Ben (11:14pm) — because it's showy
Dan (11:15pm) — yep
James (11:15pm) — Showy aint bad in a musical
ibrmacf (11:15pm) — That was an easy one
Ben (11:15pm) — exactly
James (11:16pm) — Scarlett................
Dan (11:16pm) — From Nick Fury to Black Widow, I see XD
Ben (11:16pm) — wearing cotton candy!
James (11:16pm) — 81% chose City Of Stars, La La Land
James (11:17pm) — @Ben yummy
Dan (11:18pm) — XD
ibrmacf (11:18pm) — Nice, City of Stars!
Ben (11:18pm) — my love for la la is well known, but I would argue that Moana had the more authentic story song
James (11:19pm) — Moana was more hit/miss with its songs, but that was one of the good ones
James (11:20pm) — Who gets forgotten?
Ben (11:20pm) — i see dead people
ibrmacf (11:20pm) — In Memoriam Section
James (11:24pm) — Sara did a great job
Ben (11:24pm) — Nicely done!
Dan (11:24pm) — truly
Ben (11:24pm) — I did not know about Marni Nixon...kinda bummed about that
EricJ (11:24pm) — Judy Collins' version used to annoy the crap out of us, but that was pretty darn good
ibrmacf (11:24pm) — Glad Aniston mentioned Bill Paxton
Randall (11:25pm) — Well done on the song.
James (11:25pm) — Six awards left
ibrmacf (11:25pm) — @Ben: Oh yeah, it was sad when she died last year
Ben (11:26pm) — i see in July, completely missed that.
Ben (11:26pm) — Screenplay next
ibrmacf (11:26pm) — I wish they showed Charmian Carr. She'll always be our Liesl
James (11:27pm) — Oh my gosh!
James (11:27pm) — Love this Damon joke!
Ben (11:28pm) — the theatre was completely empty!
James (11:29pm) — "and guest"!
James (11:29pm) — 65% of AV chose Manchester by the Sea for OSP
James (11:30pm) — 78% of AV chose Moonlight for ASP
James (11:30pm) — HATED Manchester by the Sea!
James (11:30pm) — OK, maybe didn't hate, but it was not good and I don't get the love
Ben (11:31pm) — Manchester and Moonlight for me
James (11:31pm) — Same for me
ibrmacf (11:31pm) — Got Manchester, whoo!
EricJ (11:32pm) — Moonlight for the compensation prize
Randall (11:32pm) — Tied with Tami!
James (11:33pm) — She went to bed but told me to wake her up if she beats you badly
Ben (11:34pm) — I think James would very much like to be tied with Amy!
Dan (11:34pm) — XD
Ben (11:34pm) — nice spread there
James (11:34pm) —
Ben (11:34pm) — pic just got more interesting
Dan (11:35pm) — Still in the big tie, which is in fourth. I need folks to drop like flies to win this
Ben (11:36pm) — So glad la la isn't sweeping
James (11:37pm) — Night isn't over
ibrmacf (11:37pm) — That last award put me down, lol. I thought Hidden Figures would win due to the political climate.
EricJ (11:37pm) — Now I'm glad I wasn't in it.
Ben (11:39pm) — It hasn't swept though
Ben (11:39pm) — May get three more
James (11:40pm) — Would like to see La La win some more just to may be get Hollywood's attention that musicals don't have to be edgy or dark, or snarky to be successful. Sincere works too.
James (11:40pm) — On th other hand, I only have La La winning 1 of the last 4 so it would help my score if they don't sweep the rest!
EricJ (11:40pm) — Broadway works too, but Les Miz was too depressing, and everyone hated Meryl in Into the Woods
James (11:41pm) — Eh, I like original over Broadway for movies
Ben (11:41pm) — yeah...that beauty and the beast looks like it's a real downer!
James (11:41pm) — 89% chose Damien Chazelle, La La Land
EricJ (11:42pm) — But the originals think they're inventing musicals for the VERY FIRST TIME...Every time
Ben (11:42pm) — Probably chazelle
Dan (11:42pm) — yep
Ben (11:42pm) — passion pic wins
ibrmacf (11:43pm) — He's the youngest Best Director winner at the Oscars?
James (11:43pm) — @EricJ I'd say La La felt for like an homage
Dan (11:43pm) — certainly looks like he's the youngest to win XD
James (11:44pm) — I'm in trouble if this win is a omen of things to come!
EricJ (11:45pm) — You expected it to be something else?
Dan (11:45pm) — Moonlight looks to be the film that could steal Picture from La La Land
Randall (11:46pm) — Droo, our "industry guy", is in last place. And I am not.
James (11:46pm) — I bragged I was one of only 9 to get film editing right. Might as well admit I was one of only 9 to miss director!
Dan (11:46pm) — Best Actor
James (11:46pm) — @Randall You're tied with my 13 year old son!
James (11:47pm) — 46% of AV chose Denzel Washington, Fences
James (11:47pm) — Captain Marvel
Dan (11:48pm) — Captain Marvel!
Ben (11:48pm) — Denzel or Brofleck
EricJ (11:50pm) — Denzel
Dan (11:51pm) — ah
Ben (11:51pm) — called it
ibrmacf (11:51pm) — Nice, got Casey!
James (11:51pm) — That one will help me but I think I am in trouble with the next one!
James (11:52pm) — Wow, Denzel looked upset
Dan (11:52pm) — that may have been the game changer, looking at the spread
Ben (11:52pm) — who did you pick?
James (11:52pm) — Huppert
Ben (11:52pm) — yeah...you're in trouble.
James (11:53pm) — Thought Academy might want to honor her the only chance they'll probably get
James (11:53pm) — 89% of AV chose Emma Stone, La La Land
ibrmacf (11:54pm) — I picked Portman...oh boy
James (11:55pm) — Negga was my #2 choice
EricJ (11:55pm) — Eh...Stone.
Randall (11:56pm) — I think I picked Negga.
Ben (11:56pm) — Stone all the way
James (11:57pm) — Overrated... this year
Ben (11:57pm) — yep
Dan (11:57pm) — XD
Randall (11:58pm) — Yep.
James (11:58pm) — (that was towards Streep BTW)
EricJ (11:58pm) — Meryl has to thank the Golden Globes for every nomination she's gotten for the last five years
ibrmacf (11:58pm) — Well, I've done worse than last year officially
James (11:59pm) — Unless La La loses it looks like dmccd777 will be our winner
Randall (11:59pm) — The Rand-Tam battle comes down to the last category!
Dan (12:00am) — XD
Randall (12:00am) — Judy, too.
James (12:00am) — You might be in luck -- Tami picked Fences for Best Pic
James (12:03am) — These two look really good
James (12:04am) — 85% chose La La Land
James (12:04am) — I saw 7 of these 9 nominees. Not sure that many deserved it!
Ben (12:04am) — She looks better than she has in a few years, that's for sure.
EricJ (12:04am) — I missed, who is it? (Besides Beatty, I mean)
James (12:04am) — Faye Dunaway
Randall (12:05am) — Faye looks good, Beatty less so.
James (12:05am) — This is the only scene they ever show from Fences
Ben (12:06am) — What an odd bunch of movies.
James (12:06am) — Really need to go back to five
James (12:07am) — Lon would have been so good with about 30 minutes cut
James (12:07am) — Lion
James (12:07am) — Hidden Figures shouldn't be here
James (12:07am) — Manchester by the Sea - ugh
EricJ (12:08am) — Why is it still eight, they only kept it open last year for Inside Out!
Ben (12:08am) — The one one reason I want to see Manchester win is so Damon can get one over on Kimmell!
James (12:08am) — ok, thats true
Ben (12:09am) — and.......we're done
Ben (12:09am) — la la lands
James (12:09am) — 7 wins
EricJ (12:09am) — Tying with Titanic for nominations should have an asterisk when it isn't a five-Picture yera
ibrmacf (12:09am) — And La La Land!
James (12:10am) — dmccd777 wins with 18 out of 22
ibrmacf (12:10am) — Well, thanks guys! I enjoyed doing this yearly chat with y'all! Gonna hit the sack now! Congrats to the contest winner!
Randall (12:11am) — Take that, Tami! Whoo-hoo!
EricJ (12:11am) — I'm just here for the chat, but think I'll bow out. Still haven't seen Spotlight on my Prime queue.
James (12:11am) — WHAT!!!!!
Randall (12:11am) — Doing this chat makes the Oscars better, for sure.
Dan (12:11am) — XD
James (12:11am) — Where is Steve Harvey
Ben (12:11am) — fuuuuuuuuuuuu...........
Dan (12:11am) — whoa, wait a minute
Randall (12:12am) — WHAT.
EricJ (12:12am) — We thought that happened with The Departed!
ibrmacf (12:12am) — Waitt!!!
ibrmacf (12:12am) — Moonlight
EricJ (12:12am) — (And Jack was just as crazy as Warren!)
James (12:13am) — And Randall and Tami tie!
ibrmacf (12:13am) — WOW, lol!
Randall (12:13am) — Whoa.
EricJ (12:13am) — And now I'm depressed--That was supposed to NOT win!
Ben (12:14am) — cool...la la didn't take it! Wow.
James (12:14am) — Sad for La La. Hate when a movie wins best picture without winning in other categories,
Ben (12:14am) — 6 wins, James.
James (12:15am) — Only five people predicted this.
Randall (12:15am) — Okay, tied with Tami. Handshake.
James (12:15am) — dmccd777 still wins
EricJ (12:15am) — @James...Uh, Supporting Actor?
Ben (12:15am) — won screenplay...that was the pointer, and best supporting actor
James (12:15am) — More than that I mean
EricJ (12:16am) — Come back, Jimmy, you didn't screw it up!
James (12:16am) — not terrible, but like to see my pest pics win across board
James (12:16am) — best
James (12:16am) — Weird show!
Ben (12:16am) — F-me, that was shocking and tense!
Dan (12:17am) — what a weird and wacky Oscars
Dan (12:17am) — XD
Ben (12:17am) — at least we got a decent memorable moment!
EricJ (12:17am) — And Beatty has just officially finished crazying himself out of the industry...
James (12:17am) — Sounds like they screwed up the envelopes?
Randall (12:18am) — Yeah. Sounds like. What a goof,
Ben (12:18am) — Yeah, wrong envelope, dunaway improvised and said the name of the film
Ben (12:18am) — warren should have stopped it and said somethjng
Randall (12:21am) — Yeah, he was too slow on the uptake there.
Ben (12:21am) — Well, I'm off...5:30am here, so gonna catch some sleep!
Randall (12:22am) — G'night!
Dan (12:22am) — night ben! Night y'all!
Randall (12:23am) — Wow, that show went WAY over.
James (12:26am) — night guys!
James (12:26am) — gotta go do housekeeping
Ben (12:34am) — Wow, crazy show!
Ben (12:35am) — We had some company this year, so there was a nice bunch of us to catch that upset at the end! Silly how so many places are reporting is was Beatty who slipped up when it was Dunaway who read out the wrong name.
Ben (12:36am) — Thanks for being around again...see you next year!