I may not have seen all of this year’s Oscar-nominated movies, but I did see all the films that won the in major categories (I just barely squeaked by with a 1:35 p.m. showing of Milk on Sunday afternoon). How did you fare in your quest to see as many Academy-approved movies as possible before the ceremony (if you even had one)? If you skipped the telecast altogether, it’s okay — Enter the Fray is here to help. Read on for the week’s most commented-on posts (spoiler alert: Our Oscar liveblog comes in at No. 1).
10. Another week, another intimate detail about Jeff Probst that we weren’t sure we wanted to know (dude’s into blindfolds).
9. Foodies converged upon Margaret Lyons’ Top Chef finale post to profess their like (or dislike) for Wednesday’s newly crowned season 5 champ.
8. After the impressive performances of bright-eyed teenagers Allison Iraheta and Mishavonna Henson on Wednesday’s American Idol semifinal show, Michael Slezak apologized for omitting them from this week’s Power List.
7. Speaking of that Power List, Matt Giraud topped it this week. That was before his baffling performance of ”Viva La Vida” — just sayin’.
6. I’m sure we can all agree with this statement from Adam B. Vary: There is absolutely no need for another movie based on the Hasbro board game Clue.
5. In case watching pretty people wearing pretty dresses walk down a red carpet wasn’t enough to hold your attention (but it’s so interesting!), EW added a little humor to the process with our Oscars pre-show liveblog.
4. Michael Slezak and Kristen Baldwin shared their frustration with Danny Gokey in the first half of this week’s Idolatry.
3. What did you think about Sunday night’s Hollywood love-fest (also known as the Academy Awards)? You shared your opinions here.
2. Chris Harrison assures us that although ”The Bachelor producers have scripted and are responsible for certain events: the first moon landing, the end of the cold war, Astro-turf, and the Internet (sorry, Al Gore, it was us), we are not responsible for, nor have we ever scripted, the ending of this show.”
1. Mandi Bierly and Thom Geier liveblogged all three-plus hours of the Oscar ceremony. Thanks to their hilarious commentary, I didn’t actually fall asleep during the ceremony.
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