Together, we can get through this.
Every year, the Oscars are a three-hour-plus ordeal of celebrity preening and self-aggrandizement, and every year we rely on witty quips from friends to keep from cutting ourselves. So we’re asking you: Will you be our friends? Beginning at 7 p.m. EST this Sunday, The A.V. Club will be live-blogging the Oscars via CoverItLive, and we encourage you to join in the fun. (This year’s rotating cast of participants: Keith Phipps, Tasha Robinson, Noel Murray, Donna Bowman, Steve Hyden, Zack Handlen, Todd VanDerWerff, Sam Adams, Kyle Ryan, and yours truly.) We'll have a link posted for the live-blog on the main page, or you can CLICK HERE and go directly to the page now. Clearly, bits like Anne Hathaway’s “rump-shaker” Evita parody cannot go uncommented upon: