Until next year, this is Jess signing off ;) GO MERYL!!
BILLY: That's our evening. Good night everybody.
Even the dog, Uggie is on stage. Love it!!
And the BEST PICTURE Oscar goes to...THE ARTIST! ..."My Pleasure"
He makes the impossible possible, Tom Cruise!
Only 1 more to go. The BIG ONE! Stay tuned...
And the Best Actress Oscar goes to... MERYL STREEP!!! - The Iron Lady. Hells yeah! Everything comes in 3s. It's about time. I told you, it was the dress.
Here comes The Colin, or as I like to call him, Mr Darcy. Now, it's all about Meryl. Come on lucky number 17!
And the Best Actor Oscar goes to... JEAN DUJARDIN! - The Artist. The man says two words the entire film, not many actors could pull that off. Brilliant! Sorry George.
Last year's Best Actress winner and psycho ballerina, Natalie Portman... Here comes the Best Actor Oscar...
VIDEO: Why I watch and make movies...
In Memoriam... to the stunning tune of "What A Wonderful World"
Oh my god! It's Mufasa, Lady O and....that other guy!
The most nominated and therefore biggest Oscar loser Meryl Streep graces the stage with her presence to take us through the Governors Ball event
And the Oscar for Best Director goes to... MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS! - The Artist. Sorry Scorsese fans.
The man who gave us "Greed is good" hits the stage - Michael Douglas
And the Oscar goes to...THE FANTASTIC FLYING BOOKS OF MR MORRIS LESSMORE! - William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg. They may not be Pixar but they're still animators. It's ALL good.
Best Animated Short...
And the Oscar goes to... SAVING FACE! - Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Best Documentary Short... "SCORSESE!" Everybody drink!
And the Oscar for Best Live Action Short goes to... THE SHORE! - Terry George and Oorlagh George, An Irish father and daughter team. Awesome!
Are they talking about short films or short *cough*?
Here are the Bridesmaids!!!
Milla Jovovich, a nerd's wet dream, recaps the Technical Oscars event she hosted last week
VIDEO: A great movie?...
And the Oscar goes to...MIDNIGHT IN PARIS! - Woody Allen ...who is not there. Bummer!
Best Original Screenplay... Come on Bridesmaids!
Um...Dean Pelton just won an Oscar. That is too cool. "Community" people, look it up! You won't be sorry.
And the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay goes to... THE DESCENDANTS! - Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash. George Clooney just won and lost at the same time...sort of.
Please welcome the original "Girl with a dragon tattoo", Angelina Jolie...
The audience members are getting handed free popcorn and...are they Kit Kats? Where's mine Academy!?
And the Oscar for Best Original Song goes to..."MAN OR MUPPET" - Bret McKenzie. Go New Zealand! Jason Segel looks so happy, he's too cute.
Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis...Oy vie! They have Cymbals people!
And the Oscar goes to...THE ARTIST! - Ludovic Bource. Take that Hugo! The Artist is ALL music, NO dialogue. How could it NOT win!?
Woody Allen's muses Cruz and Wilson take the stage to present the Best Original Score award
Ready Mr Music... BILLY: "meh"
Meryl looks AMAZING! She's dressed just like the statue she's going to be taking home later ;)
Cue: "Hail to the Chief"...Opps, wrong President.
Billy is showcasing his psychic abilities...
And the Oscar goes to CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER! (Beginners). Plummer has now swept the awards season. Way to go Captain Von Trapp! Christopher is the oldest actor to win an Oscar, at the age if 82
Melissa Leo (last year's Best Supporting Actress winner) graces the stage to present the Best Supporting Actor award
And the Oscar goes to... HUGO! Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossmann and Alex Henning. That's 5! I'm not sure how Hugo beat Planet Of The Apes. Whatever.
Ben Stiller and Emma Stone present the award for Best Visual Effects. What's an Oscars without Ben Stiller? As for Emma, it's her first time and she isn't shy about letting everyone know. God she's good.
Best Supporting Actress Nominee Melissa McCarthy propositions Billy back stage. Too good!
And the Oscar for Best Animated Feature goes to..RANGO! - Gore Verbinski
Chris Rock gives his thoughts on the ease of making an Animation. Funny guy!
Ladies and Gentlemen, Chris Rock...
And the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature goes to...UNDEFEATED!
Gwyneth and Robert Downey Jr with his "Documentary" crew hit the stage. Look out people!
The Flomax Theatre. That's 3 for Billy, 0 for Kodak
BILLY: Wow, I pulled a hamstring just watching that.
First performance of the night: Cirque du Soleil goes to the movies and take a couple of "audience" members with them... with the help of the amazing musical genius Danny Elfman
Holy crap! It's KERMIT THE FROG and MISS PIGGY!!!
And the Oscar goes to... HUGO! - Tom Fleischman and John Midgley. Wow, didn't see that one coming. That's 4!
And the Oscar goes to... HUGO! - Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty. That's 3!
And the Oscar goes to... GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO! Yeah! Aussie Aussie Aussie! That's two in a row for Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall. They also won last year for 'The Social Network'
Tina Fey and Bradley Cooper (rocking a wicked porn star Mo) hit the stage to present the Editing award. Go Kirk Baxter! Aussie Aussie Aussie!
Billy confesses that George is a very good kisser. Duh!
VIDEO: The very first focus group for 'The Wizard of Oz'... Sort of... It actually looks like the Who's Who of Christopher Guest films. Oh wait, it is! Awesome!
Octavia gets a Standing O from the audience. And thanks everyone for "Changing my life". Well done Minny!
And the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress goes to... OCTAVIA SPENCER! (The Help)
Oh my god it's BATMAN! As last year's Best Supporting Actor winner Christian Bale presents this year's Best Supporting Actress award.
And the Oscar goes to...A SEPARATION! (Iran)
Last year's Best Actress winner Sandra Bullock... and she's speaking German to present the Best Foreign Language Film.
Video: Stars reflect on the first movie they saw, including: Adam Sandler, Brad Pitt, Helen Mirren and Ben Stiller
And the Oscar goes to...THE IRON LADY! - Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland. Well deserved. Meryl looked amazing in that film.
Here comes the Make-Up award. The most important in Hollywood. Someone has to cover up all those plastic surgery scars.
And the Oscar goes to...THE ARTIST! - Mark Bridges. First one of the night for The Artist of what I'm sure will be MANY.
Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez have just hit the stage to present the award for Costume Design
Cue the random 'Twilight' clip for 12-25 demo
"Your Name Here Theatre" Love it!! I hope there's more to come Billy
And the Oscar goes to...HUGO! - Production Design: Dante Ferretti; Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo. So far that's 2 for 2 for Hugo. Well done Marty.
Next up: Art Direction.
And the Oscar goes to...HUGO! - Robert Richardson
Please welcome to the stage 2 time Oscar winner Tom Hanks as he presents tonights first award.. Cinematography.
"Chapter 11 Theatre" Love it!
No movie is safe from the comedy of one Mr Billy Crystal
Surprise #1 of the night: George kissed Billy. Hot!
Morgan Freeman (AKA God) hits the stage to introduce the night. Roll tape...
And we're off...
5 minutes to go!