Tonight, I’m going to attempt something new. Two of my favorite events, the NBA All-Star Game and the Academy Awards, are airing at the same time. Therefore, I’ve set up two TVs in my room so I could live-blog both events at the same time.
– Billy Crystal opens the Oscars with a song and dance about the nine Best Picture nominees. He’s reinventing the wheel here, transforming it into a slightly older, more deflated wheel.
– The Eastern Conference All-Stars are introduced. LeBron James and Dwight Howard start dancing, if only to bulk up their resume for when they apply for Dancing with the Stars in 15 years.
– Hugo takes home the first two awards of the night. Just like in their film itself, The Artist probably won’t make much noise until the end of the night.
– Thunderous jam by LeBron. Much like the Thunder, it was the best that the first half had to offer and was only possible after a big steal (sorry, Seattle).
– Blogging for both of these at the same time is easier than I thought!
– Still disappointed that Rajon Rondo didn’t get recognized. He absolutely carried The Boston Celtics. A moving performance.
– Jeremy Lin is too young to be recognized by this Academy, by sometime his day will come.
– They’re screening highlights from last night’s lifetime achievement awards dinner. Cedric Ceballos looked so humbled, yet proud.
– Still disappointed that Tilda Swinton got snubbed. She put We Need to Talk About Kevin on her back this season, despite all of her injuries.
– Ricky Rubio looks so smug with that camera shoved in his face. Go make another Iron Man movie and leave us alone!
– Looks like tonight was able to be saved, even though David Stern cut Brett Ratner and Eddie Murphy because they wanted small-market revenue sharing in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
– They’re showing highlights of last night. Still can’t believe Nick Nolte was glowing in the dark.
– Now they’re presenting the Kia Technical Shooting Stars Awards to some visual effects guys who retired 20 years ago. Glad that Allan Houston won!
– Pitbull is rocking this Oscars halftime show.
– I like the retro look that Cirque du Soleil is going for at the All-Star game, too. Nothing like watching acrobats with Dr. J afros flip through the air.
– Say what you want about Max von Sydow, but that guy knows how to show up on the biggest stage. He’s woofing at the crowd now.
– Ferrell and Galifianakis are lighting it up right now, showing the rest of the country what’s going on in Lol City.
– Given his performance tonight, Jean Dujardin better win the MVP award, even though he plays in a small market.
– Tony Parker looks so washed up in that Giambatta Valli Couture gown from the Spring 2012 collection. Dude should just give up.
– Seeing Meryl Streep pass Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list is disappointing, especially when Viola Davis has never won the award.
– Game over! The Artist wins by 35 over The Descendants, and will retain home field production throughout the awards season. Uggie, you’re an underdog no longer.
Next up: I simultaneously live-blog the Indy 500 and the Tony Awards for all of those big fans of both! See you next time!