Jimmy Kimmel To Host The Oscars Again

He was a farely leftfield choice to begin with but once he got onto that stage he knocked the Oscars out of the park. After doing such an amazing job this year (minus that very odd tour bus prank), Jimmy Kimmel is set to host the biggest movie awards show once again in 2018. His return is one few saw coming but it seems most are happy with.

For the 90th Academy Awards, who knows what he’ll have in-store but with this year’s smart and sharp opening monologue, poking fun at Hollywood’s elite, as well as adding in his own brand of comedy with Mean Tweets and his consistent piss taking of Matt Damon off stage, it’s sure to be equally entertaining. 

Jimmy will be the 23rd presenter who has hosted the Oscars more than once, joining a list which includes Bob Hope, Ellen DeGeneres, Whoopi Goldberg, Frank Sinatra, Jon Stewart and many more.

The 90th Academy Awards takes place on Sunday 4th March and I will be live tweeting them as always. But maybe not live Instagramming…

Keep. It. Reel. 

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The Oscars 2015 LIVE

Tonight, Hollywood’s greatest party takes place. The 87th Academy Awards will play host to the crème de la crème of the best talent we have in cinema today, each wondering who will win what. I will be live blogging the ceremony, provided my evening diet of crisps, chocolate, fizzy drinks and maybe ice cream can keep me awake like it did last year. Oh, actually no ice cream this year, but I do have chocolate covered pretzels…

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Neil Patrick Harris is this year’s host and what a host I’m sure he’ll be. He will be presiding over tonight’s festivities, whilst the golden statues are handed out to (hopefully) the most deserved winners. From Harris, you can expect fun, frivolity and

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For those of you who will be staying awake with me, follow my blog for live updates on the ceremony. I’ll be including who wins what, who tweets what and everything else in between. And just so you know, there will be no pointless who wore what during my live blog. I mean, who actually cares?

The 85th Academy Awards® will air live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013.

23/02/2015. 00:15. Well the red carpet segment has begun and it’s dull so I wont be watching that. What I will be doing it eating some of this junk. Oh yes, it’s one of those nights!

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23/02/2015. 01:30: And it begins. Neil Patrick Harris looking great! Love this guy, what a start. Great song with himself, Anna Kendrick and Jack Black. Very fun, funny and fabulous.

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23/02/2015. 01.40: It’s the first award of the night, Best Supporting Actor. The nominees are:

Robert Duvall. The Judge

Ethan Hawke. Boyhood

Ed Norton. Birdman

Mark Ruffalo. Foxcatcher

JK Simmons. Whiplash

And the winner is JK Simmons for Whiplash! 

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23/02/2015. 01:50. First performance of the night by Maroon 5 from the underrated film Begin Again.

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23/02/2015. 01:55. Chris Pine and Jennifer Lopez present the award for Best Costume Design, the nominees are:

Grand Budapest Hotel. Milena Canonero

Inherent Vice. Mark Bridges

Into the Woods. Colleen Atwood

Maleficent. Anna B. Sheppard

Mr. Turner. Jacqueline Durran

And the winner for best costume design goes to Grand Budapest Hotel for Milena Canonero

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23/02/2015. 02:00. The nominees for Best Makeup and Hairstyling presented by Dakota Johnson. The nominees are:

Foxcatcher. Bill Corso and Dennis Liddiard

The Grand Budapest Hotel. Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier

Guardians of the Galaxy. Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou and David White

And the winner is The Grand Budapest Hotel. Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier

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Best Foreign Language film nominees presented by Nicole Kidman and Chiwetel Ejiofor:

Ida. Poland; Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski

Leviathan. Russia; Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev

Tangerines. Estonia; Directed by Zaza Urushadze

Timbuktu. Mauritania; Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako

Wild Tales. Argentina; Directed by Damián Szifron

And the winner is Ida. Poland; Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski

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23/02/15. 02:17. The ever stunning Marion Cottilard presenting the next performance: Everything is Awesome from the Lego Movie.

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23/02/2015. 02.20. Tweet from @itsWillyFerrell Oprah gets a Lego Oscar, pretty cool!

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23/02/2015. 02.30. “It takes a lot of balls to wear a dress like that!” Thanks NPH, loving your wit!

23/02/2015. 02:33. NPH talking to David Oyelowo about being British. Is this really the best accent? I hope so!  

23/02/2015. 02:35. Gwyneth Paltrow introducing the next performance which is by Tim McGraw.

23/02/2015. 02:35. Tweet from @DIYFilms. Too true

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23/02/2015. 02: 42. NPH with his own version of Keaton’s almost naked performance from Birdman, mixed with Whiplash. Delightful!

23/02/15. 02:45. The nominees for sound mixing presented by Sienna Miller and Chris Evans

American Sniper. John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Walt Martin

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño and Thomas Varga

Interstellar. Gary A. Rizzo, Gregg Landaker and Mark Weingarten

Unbroken. Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño and David Lee

Whiplash. Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley

And the winner is Whiplash. Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley

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23/02/2015. 02:50 The nominations for best sound editing:

American Sniper. Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). Martin Hernández and Aaron Glascock

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Brent Burge and Jason Canovas

Interstellar. Richard King

Unbroken. Becky Sullivan and Andrew DeCristofaro

And the winner is American Sniper

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23/02/15. 02.53. Jared Leto is now presenting the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. The nominees are:

Patricia Arquette. Boyhood

Laura Dern. Wild

Keira Knightley. The Imitation Game

Emma Stone. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Meryl Streep. Into the Woods

And the winner is Patricia Arquette! What a great speech! You are fucking wonderful! 

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23/02/2015. 03:05. I’ve been looking forward to this, the award for VFX, let’s see who wins. Nominees presented by Chole Grace Moretz and Ansol Elgort:

Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill and Dan Sudick

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett and Erik Winquist

Guardians of the Galaxy. Stephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner and Paul Corbould

Interstellar. Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher

X-Men: Days of Future Past. Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie and Cameron Waldbauer

And the winner is Interstellar!

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23/02/2015. 03:10. Oh, so The Lego Movie didn’t even get a look in, let’s see who wins Best Animated Feature, here are the nominees:

Big Hero 6. Don Hall, Chris Williams and Roy Conli

The Boxtrolls. Anthony Stacchi, Graham Annable and Travis Knight

How to Train Your Dragon 2. Dean DeBlois and Bonnie Arnold

Song of the Sea. Tomm Moore and Paul Young

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya. Isao Takahata and Yoshiaki Nishimura

And the winner is Big Hero 6!

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23/02/2015. 03:22. Tweet from @RottenTomatoes. There are no more people named Chris left!

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23/02/2015. 03:30. Best Cinematographer presented by Idris Elba and Jessica Chastain. The nominees are:

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). Emmanuel Lubezki

The Grand Budapest Hotel. Robert Yeoman

Ida. Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski

Mr. Turner. Dick Pope

Unbroken. Roger Deakins

And the winner is Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). Emmanuel Lubezki

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23/02/2015. 03:38. It’s time to see who we have unfortunately lost this year. In Memoriam 2015.

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23/02/2015. 03:53. The nominations for Best Documentary feature are:

CitizenFour. Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy and Dirk Wilutzky

Finding Vivian Maier. John Maloof and Charlie Siskel

Last Days in Vietnam. Rory Kennedy and Keven McAlester

The Salt of the Earth. Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado and David Rosier

And the winner is CitizenFour

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23/02/2015. 03:58. The next performance of the night with Common and John Legend, performing a song from Selma

23/02/2015. 04:05. It’s time for Best Original song where The Lego Movie could win an award. The nominees are:

“Everything Is Awesome” from THE LEGO MOVIE. Music and Lyric by Shawn Patterson

“Glory” from SELMA. Music and Lyric by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn

“Grateful” from BEYOND THE LIGHTS. Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

“I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from GLEN CAMPBELL…I’LL BE ME. Music and Lyric by Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond

“Lost Stars” from BEGIN AGAIN. Music and Lyric by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois

And the winner is “Glory” from SELMA. Music and Lyric by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn

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23/02/2015. 04:15. Good performance by Lady Gaga of The Hills are Alive as part of the tribute to the Sound of Music. AND JULIE ANDREWS SHOWS UP! WOW!!

23/02/2015. 04:25. And now JULIE ANDREWS is presenting the award for best score, the nominees are:

The Grand Budapest Hotel. Alexandre Desplat

The Imitation Game. Alexandre Desplat

Interstellar. Hans Zimmer

Mr. Turner. Gary Yershon

The Theory of Everything. Jóhann Jóhannsson

And the winner is The Grand Budapest Hotel. Alexandre Desplat

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23/02/2015. 04:30. Eddie Murphy presenting the award for Best Original Screenplay, let’s see who wins. The nominees are:

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). Written by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo

Boyhood. Written by Richard Linklater

Foxcatcher. Written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman

The Grand Budapest Hotel. Screenplay by Wes Anderson; Story by Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness

Nightcrawler. Written by Dan Gilroy

And the winner is Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). Written by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo

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23/02/2015. 04:35. The nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay:

American Sniper. Written by Jason Hall

The Imitation Game. Written by Graham Moore

Inherent Vice. Written for the screen by Paul Thomas Anderson

The Theory of Everything. Screenplay by Anthony McCarten

Whiplash. Written by Damien Chazelle

And the winner is The Imitation Game. Written by Graham Moore

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23/02/15. 04:40. One of the main awards we’ve been waiting for, best director.

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Boyhood. Richard Linklater

Foxcatcher. Bennett Miller

The Grand Budapest Hotel. Wes Anderson

The Imitation Game. Morten Tyldum

And the winner is Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Birdman_small_1024x102423/02/2015. 04:50. Now it’s time for Best Actor in a Leading Role, here are the nominees:

Steve Carell. Foxcatcher

Bradley Cooper. American Sniper

Benedict Cumberbatch. The Imitation Game

Michael Keaton. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Eddie Redmayne. The Theory of Everything

And the winner is Eddie Redmayne, what a excitable young man! Well deserved! 

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23/02/2015. 04.55. We’re almost done now! Best actress nominees are:

Marion Cotillard. Two Days, One Night

Felicity Jones. The Theory of Everything

Julianne Moore. Still Alice

Rosamund Pike. Gone Girl

Reese Witherspoon. Wild

And the winner is Julianne Moore for Still Alice. Congratulations! 

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23/02/2015. 05:00. And the final award of the night, Best Film, 2015. Let’s see who takes the final gong. The nominees are:

American Sniper. Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole

Boyhood. Richard Linklater and Cathleen Sutherland

The Grand Budapest Hotel. Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson

The Imitation Game. Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky and Teddy Schwarzman

Selma. Christian Colson, Oprah Winfrey, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner

The Theory of Everything. Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce and Anthony McCarten

Whiplash. Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook and David Lancaster

And the winner is the undeserving Birdman. How can this get best director and best picture? This is a joke! 

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Well, that’s me done for the night, it’s just gone 5am, I’ve eaten a stunning amount of food that will now attempt to kill me in my sleep. Until next time, Keep. It. Reel.