OSCARS 2019 LIVE BLOG AND OSCAR POOL UPDATES

10:14 pm

And because Green Book wins best picture, Grant Cutler defends his title as Champion of the Sylvester Oscar Challenge! Grant earned 33 out of 40 possible points—getting19 categories correct and 5 incorrect.

10:08 pm

For the fourth time in five years, it all comes down to "Best Picture" at the Sylvester Oscar Challenge. Green Book vs. Roma: who will win? But first, let’s watch Roma get another Oscar for Directing. Lulz. #Oscars

9:58 pm

Woah! Best Actress goes to Olivia Coleman, beating out Glenn Close. Well deserved!

9:56 pm

Pretty cool to have John Lewis help introduce Green Book

9:46 pm

Best Actor goes to Rami Malek! That means the the pool comes down to Grant and Mike based on who wins Best Picture! Congrats to Celine and GreenBookSweep, but because they have the same picks as Grant remaining, they will be unable to take the lead.

Screen Shot 2019-02-24 at 9.46.35 PM.png

9:36 pm

With four categories remaining, it’s a very close race. Grant remains in the lead, but has selected Green Book as the winner. Many others have selected Roma. This likely comes down to Best Picture and Best Actor. What a close race this year! Grant Cutler, Mike Sylvester, Abby Ayers, and Dane all still have a chance to win! If Rami Malek wins best actor, and Roma wins best picture, our own Mike Sylvester will take home the prize. If Rami wins and Green Book wins, then Grant will defend his title.

9:26 pm

Best Original Song goes to Shallow. Not. A. Shock.

9:23 pm

Best original score goes to: Black Panther! Grant pulls ahead by two points!

Screen Shot 2019-02-24 at 9.24.28 PM.png

9:15 pm

Best Adapted Screenplay goes to BlacKkKlansman! No change at the top of the standings.

9:12 pm

Big category! Best Original Screenplay goes to Green Book! Lots of movement around the top on this one!

Screen Shot 2019-02-24 at 9.12.36 PM.png

9:08 pm

Best live-action short film goes to: Skin. Dane now moves into first alongside Grant. Lot of people missed that category.

Screen Shot 2019-02-24 at 9.08.45 PM.png

9:05 pm

This Lady Gaga person has serious potential. Is she like a performer or something? #Oscars

9:01 pm

If Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga don’t win after that performance . . . (In case it wasn't completely obvious, "Shallow" is now officially locked in for "Best Original Song").

8:57 pm

Achievement in visual effects: goes to First Man! The defending champ jumps our in front!

Screen Shot 2019-02-24 at 8.58.37 PM.png

8:47 pm

Documentary Short Film: Period. End of Sentence. MAJOR shakeup in the standings. With that upset, we now have a six-way tie for first place:

Screen Shot 2019-02-24 at 8.48.14 PM.png

8:44 pm

Best Animated Short Film goes to: Bao. Again not a surprise. Not much change up front in the lead. Amazingly Grant Cutler and Scott’s Tots have still only missed two categories!

8:31 pm

Best Animated Feature Film goes to . . . Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse. No surprises there either. Standings remain the same.

8:24 pm

Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role goes to . . . Mahershala Ali. Not a surprise. Here are the updated standings so far:

Screen Shot 2019-02-24 at 8.24.48 PM.png

8:19 pm

Achievement in film editing goes to . . . BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY?! EXCUSE ME?! Super unexpected. Bohemian Rhapsody is rocking it tonight. Defending champion, Grant Cutler is now tied with Scott’s Tots for the lead! They have only missed two categories!

8:16 pm

Trevor Noah getting the laughs. It’s too bad it won’t win.

8:05 pm

Yes. More Spanish please! Best foreign language film goes to . . . Roma. Well . . . I mean it is up for Best Picture so . . . Literally everyone except 3 people picked Roma. No changes to standings.

8:03 pm

Queen Latifah introducing The (overrated) Favourite.

7:59 pm

Sound mixing ALSO goes to Bohemian Rhapsody. It’s down to one! Scott’s Tots takes the lead into first place!

Screen Shot 2019-02-24 at 7.59.57 PM.png

7:56 pm

Achievement in Sound Editing goes to: . . . Bohemian Rhapsody? Good work to the six people who got that right. Yeesh. Queue music and the perfect brackets bite the dust.

7:53 pm

Wait . . . Serena Williams is introducing A Star is Born? Did I miss something . . . ?

7:46 pm

Original song number one: From the movie R.B.G. (#OscarsSoPolitical #lulz), I’ll fight, performed by Jennifer Hudson.

7:45 pm

Achievement in Cinematography goes to . . . Roma (Not a surprise.) Mike and Scott’s Tots keep their lead!

Screen Shot 2019-02-24 at 7.45.03 PM.png

7:39 pm

Achievement in Production Design: Black Panther wins! Mike remains in the lead along with “Scott’s Tots” having not missed any categories so far! The Favourite is getting SHAFTED and I am loving every minute of this.

Screen Shot 2019-02-24 at 7.40.42 PM.png

7:30 pm

In case you were wondering what Jessie from Toy Story 2 was up to, we found her. Best Costume Design goes to Black Panther! BLACK PANTHER BEATS THE FAVOURITE! WOOO!!! New standings! Nine-way tie.

Screen Shot 2019-02-24 at 7.31.06 PM.png

7:25 pm

Vice wins best makeup? That’s the surprise of the century

Screen Shot 2019-02-24 at 7.26.46 PM.png

7:17 pm

And after Free Solo’s victory over RBG and three other obscure nominees, we have a 16 way tie for first place!

Screen Shot 2019-02-24 at 7.17.40 PM.png

7:15 pm

New drinking game: take a drink every time someone makes a political statement of some kind! Next: Best Documentary Feature!

7:11 pm

Regina King takes it! Pool standings after award #1:

Screen Shot 2019-02-24 at 7.12.40 PM.png
Screen Shot 2019-02-24 at 7.13.04 PM.png

7:08 pm

Up first: Outstanding Supporting Actress!

7:05 pm

Why didn’t they have Rami Malek sing???

7:00 pm

Instead of a monologue, we have a Queen tribute with Adam Lambert. Could this be a sign for things to come??? Probably not #Oscars

6:52 pm

We are ready to go! Good luck to all who filled out Oscar Ballots. We will be updating this page as the night goes on!