teflon goddess Nicole Kidman
the perennial Cate Blanchett
last minute Oscar links
Style has a great feature on "fantasy" Oscar dresses for tonight's nominees
Nicks Flick Picks is finally back for the best night of the year
StinkyLulu Supporting Actress '07 Smackdown -five blog voices on the most unpredictable category this year
DListed Lindsay Lohan is now an award winning actress. But it's not the Oscar
Boy Culture hopes for a Blood upset and posts some fun No Country illustrations
Los Angeles Times on why a Michael Clayton win would be good for Hollywood
New York Times has a very cool metrix of the year's box office with Oscar nominees in bold. That's some fascinating graphing that details the box office pull of certain times of years, Oscar bumps, and staying power (or not) of releases.
Back to the red carpet
Before I start live blogging (somewhere between 6:30 PM EST) I thought we should look to the person who will probably wear the weirdest, best or most swandress like fashion tonight. I can't recall if tonight's most deserving supporting actress nominee Tilda Swinton has ever made it to the Oscars before, but here are some things she has worn at various red carpet events.
* the asterisked outfit was not at a red carpet event but I included it because it's exactly what she was wearing the night I stood right next to her at a MoMA event here in NYC ~definitely in my all time favorite unexpected celebrity sightings list.