Welcome to the Gawker Oscars Live-Blog

A naked Ken doll spray painted gold: everyone wants one, but not everyone can have one because Seth MacFarlane didn't order enough. It's time for the 85th annual Academy Awards!

We'll be live-blogging the Oscars all night in the comments of this post (and @Gawker on Twitter). We welcome you to come at us with your own observations, bitchy asides, and 3,000 word meditations on the concept of "celebrity."

Rich Juzwiak and I will be in the discussion below, complaining about the Red Carpet and the ceremony. You can see our comments—and the comments of yours that we promote and reply to—by selecting the "Show Answered Questions" view. To see everyone's comments, select "Show Unanswered Questions." (Don't be fooled by the box that says "Ask a question below"—I mean, feel free to ask questions, but really we want to hear anything you have to say about the Oscars. Including your thoughts on "Oscar" as a baby name.)

Here are your Best Talkie nominees:

  • Amour
  • Argo
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Django Unchained
  • Les Misérables
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Zero Dark Thirty
  • So settle back, take off your pants (unless you're at a party) (that is not an orgy), and let's watch some rich people fight back tears.