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FIRST HOUR IS DONE - CONTINUE TO HOUR TWO
9:30 p.m.: And that it's for me, folks. I hand you over to my good friend Scott Weinberg for Hour 2 of the Academy Awards marathon. Stay safe, and remember, no wagering.
9:28 p.m.: Remember how some movies in 2008 had romance in them? The Academy does!
9:25 p.m.: Well, why wouldn't the guy from Twilight and the girl from Mammia Mia! be at the Oscars? Next we'll see presenters from Meet the Spartans and Witless Protection.
9:24 p.m.: Ben Button wins for Makeup, and the designer has a contest with himself to see how many random names he can rattle off in 30 seconds. Then he says, "New Orleans." Well said!
9:21 p.m.: This is a very dapper British gentleman whose Costume Design won for The Duchess. It's nice to see someone class up the joint after Hugh Jorifice's vulgarity. (Jay-kay, Hugh! We love you!)
9:19 p.m.: That orchestra might be tucked away in the back of the theater, but they will still cut you off, boys!
9:18 p.m.: Benjamin Button wins for Art Direction -- deservedly, as the insides of all those houses really did look like the insides of houses.
9:12 p.m.: This is the first time I've watched the Oscars in high-definition. You can see every crag and gully in Mickey Rourke's face.
9:09 p.m.: Hey, what gives?! Le Maison en Petit Cubes wins Best Animated Short, but that guy is NOT French! Nice shout-out to Mr. Roboto, though.
9:07 p.m.: No surprise here -- Best Animated Feature goes to WALL-E. There is momentary controversy here at headquarters over whether the director or producer accepts this award, but eventually everyone takes my word for it that it's the director.
9:05 p.m.: Nice of them to show a montage of all of last year's animated films, including the ones too crappy to be nominated. "Sucks to be you, guys! But here's two seconds of your hard work!"
9:04 p.m.: You knew that was coming -- Jennifer Aniston's on the stage, so we have to get a shot of Brad and the homewrecker.
9:01 p.m.: Simon Beaufoy begins what will presumably be a Slumdog Millionaire juggernaut with a win for Best Adapted Screenplay. How are you doing on your predictions? I'm three for three so far, thank you very much.
8:57 p.m.: Best Original Screenplay goes to Dustin Lance Black, who gives a sweet speech reassuring gay kids that God does love them. He goes on to prophecy that gay marriage will be legalized. You heard it here first, folks!
8:55 p.m.: Impressive -- they found a 5-second clip of In Bruges with no profanity.
8:53 p.m.: Steve Martin and Tina Fey together gives everyone in the room a simultaneous comedygasm.