Some musings from Oscar's red carpet

Hollywood — We're about 10 minutes from the start pf the 85th Academy Awards -- hope you've made the final adjustments on your Oscar betting pool.

Here are a few observations from Oscar's red carpet, surely one of Earth's most fascinating (not to mention fashionable) places.


The award for for first celebrity to arrive goes to Kristen Chenoweth, one of the hosts of the Oscar pre-show (it was fun to watch her be so flabbergasted that Anne Hathaway actually guessed that the mystery object she was so zealously guarding was Dorothy's ruby slippers from 'The Wizard of Oz").

The first real ovation from the red-carpet crowd went to Robin Roberts, newly returned to her hosting duties on "Good Morning, America" following a bone-marrow transplant in September, many of the arriving celebrities, especially Halle Berry, gave her big welcome-back hugs.


Here are a few fun quotes from the arrivals:

Nine-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis, on why she chose the Oscar dress she did: "Because it was sparkly and it was fluffy."

"Beasts of the Southern Wild" director Benh Zeitlin, on Quvenzhane: "There's no one on the planet like that girl."

Chef Wolfgang Puck, on the chocolate Oscars he'll be serving at the post-Oscar Governor's ball: "Everybody gets an Oscar from us."

There's plenty more to come. Seth McFarlane is singing about boobs, and the awards are about to start being haded out. Could be interesting...