The 82nd Annual Academy Awards are over and Hollywood is settling in for another year of blockbusters, indies and box office disasters. While the battle between ‘The Hurt Locker’ and ‘Avatar’ kept things interesting leading up to awards night, there was little drama on Sunday evening. ‘The Hurt Locker’ obliterated that sci-fi gargantuan that was ‘Avatar,’ winning not only best picture, but also best direction (Kathryn Bigelow). The other top prizes went to Jeff Bridges for his performance in ‘Crazy Heart’ and Sandra Bullock for ‘The Blind Side.’ While the awards ceremony itself was a bit of a snooze-fest, despite it having a dream producing / directing team and individually hilarious hosts, there most fun I had all night was following Twitter. From insightful commentary to silly banter, Twitter was pumping out one 140-character message after another all night long. As I was also live-tweeting the Oscars, I thought it best to cull through the insanely large number of tweets I sent out last night and present the “best of” compilation. Here’s what you missed if you weren’t following @simsjames (me) on Twitter last night.
James_sims_headshot_normal simsjames: Why is Mariska Hargitay is on the #oscarsred carpet? Love her and all, but this isn’t the Golden Globes. Movie stars only, please.Mar 7, 2010 11:12 PM GMT

James_sims_headshot_normal simsjames: LA mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was just hitting on ‘Avatar’s’ Zoe Saldana on #oscarsred carpet. Problem is, he was w/ his girlfriend. Ouch.Mar 7, 2010 11:27 PM GMT

James_sims_headshot_normal simsjames: Director Jason Reitman mentioned his Twitter habits while talking to Ryan Seacrest on E!’s #oscarsred carpet coverage.Mar 7, 2010 11:38 PM GMT

James_sims_headshot_normal simsjames: Is it just me or does James Cameron’s wife Suzi Amis look like Robin Wright Penn w/ a crap load of wrinkles? #oscarsMar 7, 2010 11:40 PM GMT

James_sims_headshot_normal simsjames: Sigourney Weaver always looks lovely, especially when she makes Ryan Seacrest look like a midget. #oscarsMar 7, 2010 11:49 PM GMT

James_sims_headshot_normal simsjames: Is Diane Kruger still dating Joshua Jackson? I’m sad that the ‘Dawson’s Creek’ alum wasn’t w/ her on E!’s red carpet #oscarsMar 8, 2010 12:00 AM GMT

James_sims_headshot_normal simsjames: Oh gawd. Mo’Nique just told Barbara Walters her man loves her hairy legs. Give me a drink, stat! #oscarsMar 8, 2010 12:11 AM GMT

James_sims_headshot_normal simsjames: Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Kelly Preston… it’s Scientology all the time on Barbara Walters #oscarsspecial retrospective. Save me!Mar 8, 2010 12:36 AM GMT

James_sims_headshot_normal simsjames: WHY is Sherri Shepherd covering the #oscarsred carpet for ABC? Possibly more disastrous than Ryan Seacrest.Mar 8, 2010 01:03 AM GMT

James_sims_headshot_normal simsjames: Someone at our #oscarsparty said Miley Cyrus was “slunching” on the red carpet. Slutty + slouching = slunching.Mar 8, 2010 01:23 AM GMT

James_sims_headshot_normal simsjames: Neil Patrick Harris in a sparkly tux is singing on #oscars. Broadcast has been redeemed.Mar 8, 2010 01:32 AM GMT

James_sims_headshot_normal simsjames: Feather boas and showgirls strutting around Kodak theatre remind me of a Vegas strip show. #oscarsMar 8, 2010 01:35 AM GMT

James_sims_headshot_normal simsjames: Rugby and tensions between blacks and whites… two of Steve Martin’s favorite things, according to Alec Baldwin #oscarsMar 8, 2010 01:37 AM GMT

James_sims_headshot_normal simsjames: George Clooney is giving Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin the stink eye. He’s probably just regretting being tied down to 1 woman #oscarsMar 8, 2010 01:42 AM GMT

James_sims_headshot_normal simsjames: Ouch. Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin bored me to death w/ their opening jokes. #oscarsMar 8, 2010 01:45 AM GMT

James_sims_headshot_normal simsjames: The lone gay at our #oscarsparty loves seeing Ryan Reynolds, but I’m left wondering why he’s introducing ‘Blind Side’Mar 8, 2010 01:51 AM GMT

James_sims_headshot_normal simsjames: Amanda Seyfried and Miley Cyrus might not know who Steve Martin is, but nobody should know who those two girls are. #oscars #nitwitsMar 8, 2010 02:01 AM GMT

James_sims_headshot_normal simsjames: Now a ‘Star Trek’ actor is introducing ‘District 9.’ Why don’t they just have the movies’ own stars throw to a clip? #oscarsMar 8, 2010 02:06 AM GMT

James_sims_headshot_normal simsjames: A huge John Hughes cast reunion on stage right now. Amazing! I’ll always love you, John Hughes #oscarsMar 8, 2010 02:22 AM GMT

James_sims_headshot_normal simsjames: There might have just been a Kanye West moment at the #oscarscourtesy of a crazy white lady.Mar 8, 2010 02:36 AM GMT

James_sims_headshot_normal simsjames: Shot glass of Jack is still full. Why has nobody mentioned Jesus in an acceptance speech yet? Bad idea for a drinking game this year #oscarsMar 8, 2010 02:52 AM GMT

James_sims_headshot_normal simsjames: Lauren Bacall reminds me of Hollywood’s golden days. We need a little less Miley Cyrus and a little more class in showbusiness #oscarsMar 8, 2010 02:55 AM GMT

James_sims_headshot_normal simsjames: Keanu Reeves flashed upon in the audience. Still looks stoned, after all these years. #oscarsMar 8, 2010 03:09 AM GMT

James_sims_headshot_normal simsjames: Sarah Jessica Parker has a great dress, but that rats nest hairdo and orange skinned glow… not working it, girl #oscarsMar 8, 2010 03:12 AM GMT

James_sims_headshot_normal simsjames: Tech awards get a sarcastic intro courtesy of Elizabeth Banks. My geeky side is annoyed #oscarsMar 8, 2010 03:29 AM GMT

James_sims_headshot_normal simsjames: Another snub? RT @shonufflives: wait, did bea arthur get missed in the memorium montage, or did I miss it? #oscarsMar 8, 2010 03:45 AM GMT

James_sims_headshot_normal simsjames: I got it. It takes a pretty lady talking to George Clooney in order to get him smiling while on camera at the #oscarsMar 8, 2010 04:27 AM GMT

James_sims_headshot_normal simsjames: I still love Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin, but please, never let them host an awards show together again. #oscarsMar 8, 2010 05:02 AM GMT

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