Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil, who’ll also be live-blogging tonight, tries to refute the Spoilers posted on Deadline Hollywood. He’s got Steve Pond commenting on the said spoilers. And naturally, Deadline Hollywood comes back strong, writing:
I’m told some of these alterations were made over this weekend because of my spoilers, and some because the changes weren’t popular.
Pond replies to the reply. Cut it out, you two!
FBLA does the math–and does it again.
DH vs. GD: The Scoreboard
DH: 1, This first secret is big. Huge. Gigantic. It’s that Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, and George Lucas…
GD: No mention
Spoiler! DH 1, GD 0
DH: 2. I can reveal another secret which the Academy is keeping–that Tom Cruise will be presenting the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to ex-Paramount mogul Sherry Lansing.
GD: that was reported by Slate a day or two before.
Unspoiler! DH 1, GD 1
DH: 3. Here’s another spoiler: Oscar telecast producer Laura Ziskin and Dreamgirls director Bill Condon have planned that each of the Dreamgirls — Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson, and Anika Noni Rose–will sing each others’ songs from the movie.
GD: All I can really say is that the number is very collaborative.
GD: The ‘Dreamgirls’ songs have not changed. They were pre-recorded several days ago, all with the same arrangements that will be used tonight. There was never anything changed in reaction to any of her reports.
Spoiler! DH 2, GD 1
Un-Spoiler! DH 1, GD 2
DH: 4. Here’s another secret: I’m told that there’s a big change in the order that the awards will be presented.
GD: It is true that one of the supporting awards will not be handed out in the first third of the show, which is the usual…
GD:I have the copies of every daily show breakdown starting from Monday of this week and the awards never moved.
Spoiler! DH 3, GD 1
Un-Spoiler! DH 1, GD 3