Nikki Finke Still Planning to Live-Snark the Oscars

Awards show watchers rejoice! All systems are still set to go with respect to Nikki Finke live-snarking the 86th annual Academy Awards.

It’s unclear at this point if the live-snarking will take place on Twitter or via Either way, it’s a welcome prospect.

Because despite Bill Murray‘s very solid indirect advice regarding acceptance speeches, chances are that – in the moment – winners like Cate Blanchett will espouse the tiresome thank-you drill. Which leaves only the opening monologue and dwindling comedy bits as the show lumbers on to hang our entertainment hats on.

Although everyone and their tuxedo-ed brother now live-tweets or live-blogs the annual red carpet and ceremony, no one does it better than Finke. So… returning host Ellen DeGeneres, potential Best Picture trophy recipient Alfonso Cuarón and the rest; bring your Academy A-game or else it could get “snark-gly.”

Finke, who recused herself this year from Golden Globes live-snarking, first hinted a few weeks ago that she was planning her annual Oscar commentary. Intriguingly, March 3 – the day after the show – will mark the eighth-year anniversary of Deadline.

Update (March 2):
Twitter it is for Finke this year. She might be well off using a tool like TwitLonger to unleash her full fury:

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Previously on FishbowlNY:
New York Magazine Charts Finke-Penske Ups, Downs
The Nikki Finke-PMC Era is Officially Over

@hollywoodspin Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.