A Month of Movies -- Tweeting Oscar Night: The Red Carpet in <140

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Oscar Night. The glitz. The glamour. The contact high.

Mila Kunis Oscars First Megan gave you guys the rundown of Oscar night on the movie front. (My take: The Social Network was under-awarded, but this was a tough year.)

And then Maegan gave you guys a rundown of the night on the red-carpet fashion front. (I concur Sis, I thought Gwyneth was the belle of the ball, too.)

But this is a digital world, and we are digital girls, am I right? So last night, some of the lovely ladies of BlogHer Entertainment and I busted out the bubbly -- or whatever -- and brought The Academy Awards to you via Chatter and Twitter, 140 characters at a time. Below, for your giggling enjoyment, some of the highlights. At least, for me.

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I can't even begin to recap the red carpet coverage for you because it was so out of hand. I was laughing so hard I was taking wine straight to the brain Charlie Sheen style, and I had no idea who was saying what when. But I will leave you will these nuggets to segue us into the Oscar Telecast:

WORD.RT @robinplemmons: I wish they were only showing Tim Gunn on ABC. ALL TIM ALL THE TIME. #oscarsless than a minute ago via BlogHer Chatter

OK when Tim Gunn says "Anne Hathaway can make any dress look magnificent," does that mean he hated her dress? #blogher #oscarsless than a minute ago via BlogHer Chatter

Oh, and speaking of Charlie Sheen the almostabsent actor provoked a flurry of tweets all by himself. Because he is a freak show.

Can't help thinking about the nightmare that is Charlie Sheen every time I see the nightmare that was Robert Downey, Jr. #oscarsless than a minute ago via BlogHer Chatter

@the818 I feel dirty watching any part of the Charlie Sheen train wreck. Watching slow suicide is in bad taste.less than a minute ago via BlogHer Chatter

The hosts took the stage. Anne Hathaway looked stunning (although Tim Gunn may or may not have hated her dress). James Franco looked like he was riding the Pineapple Express. That is a total accidental rhyme, btw.

Dude, Franco can't even open his eyes. #oscars #blogherless than a minute ago via BlogHer Chatter

Kirk Douglas effed with everyone in the room before finally presenting the Best Supporting Actress statue to Melissa Leo, who...y'know said fuck on TV. Which kind of eclipsed this hallmark moment ...

Dude, if Kirk Douglas handed me an #Oscar and called me beautiful, I'd piss myself speechless too. BUT I WOULDN'T STEAL HIS CANE. #blogherless than a minute ago via BlogHer Chatter

And then the ever-classy Anne Hathaway did her best to recover...

Awkward joke Anne Hathaway. Who wrote that for you backstage? Franco? Don't listen to him, he's high. #oscars #blogherless than a minute ago via BlogHer Chatter

Mila Kunis brought her boobs with her --

Mila Kunis, what a trompe d'oeil. I think that's called "areola lace."less than a minute ago via TweetDeck

Oh Mila Kunis. Just wait until you have kids. #imissmyoldboobs #blogher #oscarsless than a minute ago via web

Screenwriter David Siedler's emotional speech rivaled the King's, but the drama had peaked early and he knew it --

Nice acceptance speech by Seidler. But is the F word to be called "the Melissa Leo F word" from now on? #blogher #oscarsless than a minute ago via TweetDeck

Oprah showed. Banksy didn't.

Oprah is Banksy. I KNEW IT. #Oscars #OHSCARSless than a minute ago via TweetDeck

I so wanted Banksy to win ... that would have been the highlight of my night #oscars #blogHer #Oscarless than a minute ago via web

Halle Berry tee'd up a stunning tribute to the late Lena Horne:

I know y'all are going to hate me but Halle Berry, you've had the same hair since '99. You are the Trump of Oscar Hair. #oscars #blogherless than a minute ago via TweetDeck

Some other stuff happened, but no one cursed on live TV or seemed super baked --

So bored I'm venting about plots. Like I hated it when Franco's character bitched about the crappy knife his mom gave him. WTF? #oscarsless than a minute ago via TweetDeck

I don't want to be Helen Mirren when I grow up. I want to be her now. #Oscars #BlogHerless than a minute ago via TweetDeck

They could have at least NOMINATED Lisa Chodolinko for best director, dammit. #blogher #oscarsless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone

Natalie won. Obviously.

The only thing that would make this better is if Jeff bridges rubbed her belly. #oscars #blogherless than a minute ago via TweetDeck

wait, did Natalie NOT THANK MILA KUNIS? ...in that LONG list of people she missed Mila? #Oscars #BlogHer #blamepregnancybrainless than a minute ago via web

You guys saw the show. The King's Speech cleaned up in a blaze of glory. So I'll leave you with this thought ~

I think this is my last oscar tweet, but how weird was it that Mark Ruffalo's wife WASN'T Patricia Arquette in the 90's? #oscars #blogherless than a minute ago via web

Did you watch the show offline, or follow along? What were your favorite tweets of the night?


Morgan (The818) is a blogger and screenwriter living in Los Angeles. She overshares her personal life -- complete with curse words -- at The818.com, talks art and design over at Cargoh.com, and tweets: @the818. She really hopes those singing kids from PS 22 are right.


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