Live Chat: The A.V. Club’s 2016 Oscars liveblog

It’s time again for Hollywood’s leading purveyors of glitz and/or glamour to convene at the Dolby Theatre and fetishize statuettes of naked swordsmen for a few hours. In an Oscar year marred by controversy, the greatest anticipation centers not on the Best Picture award at the end of the show but rather on the beginning, as we wait to see how host Chris Rock will respond to all-white slate of acting nominees that gave rise to the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag.

Even if the show is likely to hit its climax early, A.V. Club staffers will be watching the pageant for the duration—plus the pre-show red carpet broadcast—and we’ll update this post throughout the night with our reactions and observations. (Yes, it’s an old-fashioned liveblog, because nobody liked that homely CoverItLive chat widget we’ve used in the past.) If you’d like to …

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