Stephanie tells me that the Harry Potter fans are upset that the movie didn't win. According to AP: The visual-effects prize had been the last chance for the "Harry Potter" franchise to win an Oscar. The finale, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," had been nominated for visual effects and two other Oscars but lost all three. Previous "Harry Potter" installments had lost on all nine of their nominations.
The teen wizard may never have struck Oscar gold, but he has a consolation prize: $7.7 billion at the box office worldwide, including $1.3 billion from "Deathly Hallows: Part 2," last year's top-grossing movie.
All you had to do was ask. Our readers like Viola Davis from "The Help" and Meryl Streep of "The Iron Lady" for best actress.
Directing award coming up! The sorting suddenly got more intense.
Very often, the winner of best director is the winning Best Picture. Will it be "The Artist" tonight?
From the AP: 6:51 p.m. — Are the infamous Oscar hunger pangs already setting in? Meryl Streep just handed Sandra Bullock a piece of gum in the audience. A few minutes later, Melissa McCarthy hands what looks like a piece of candy to her "Bridesmaids" co-star Kristen Wiig.
I believe that was Esperanza Spalding singing the memoriam tribute "Wonderful World.
I enjoy anytime I can see Colin Firth.
Meryl Streep wins best actress. Her third Oscar ever.
We have several people who've chosen every category right so far in our Pick the Oscars contest for free movie tickets for a year! One category left!
We are tallying the contest winners now
The results are in! We had 448 readers enter our Pick the Oscars contest. Of those, 13 correctly picked the winners. Four of those correctly guessed that the best picture, "The Artist," would win 5 Oscars. We drew for the winner .... who is ... Kristie Pearson of Rapid City! I'm going to give her a call now.
Congratulations, Kristie! And thank you everyone for joining our chat. Happy movie watching everyone.