Between who gets snubbed, who walks away with the glory, and who knocks out or strikes out on the red carpet, the Academy Awards are always packed with some great *gasp* moments.
Was it really only a year ago that there was some necking action with
, and Gary Busey talked naughty with George Clooney Giuliana, and got served a knuckle sandwich? Ryan Seacrest
Imagine what we're in for
this year, with double the Best Picture nominees and in the mix. Grab your Alec Baldwin office-pool picks and get ready, 'cause here are 10 things you gotta know about Oscar night 2010:
1. There will be a lot of hot guys in penguin suits, but even
hotter guys going against the grain.
2. Likewise, the ladies of Oscar night will prove whether they brought their
A-game to this fashion showdown.
3. And just like us, E!
Fashion Police cohost can't wait to see what Joan Rivers fashion faux pas the red carpet will bring.
Sacha Baron Cohen Avatar spoof? James Cameron wants it and so do we!
5. Should your TV explode, Twitter will be a surefire way to
follow the awards and keep up with celebs' reactions.
Simon Monjack will show off his new figure when representing the late Brittany Murphy during the in-memoriam tribute.
amazing as and Sandra Bullock are, a lot of people would Meryl Streep love to see Gabourey Sidibe win a gold statue.
8. The big battle!
! Who's going to win Best Picture? Wait, there are Avatar vs. The Hurt Locker eight other nominees?!
9. Alec Baldwin and
will be mastering the Steve Martin hosting duties ( sorry, Sacha), hopefully producing double the laughs—unless Baldwin is in the hospital.
Robert Pattinson won't make it to Oscar night, but no worries, Twi-hards. and Kristen Stewart are presenting. Taylor Lautner
Now be sure to catch Ryan Seacrest, Giuliana Rancic,
Jay Manuel and on Ben Lyons Live from the Red Carpet today @ 6 ET/3 PT! ___________
Forgot who's nominated? Freshen up with our 2010 Oscars: Notable Nominees gallery.