Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Awards Season

Award Season is in full swing now and leading up to March 7th, when people will win this guy

In my mind, award season is like an actual holiday season. I look forward to it for months. It all kicks off with the Golden Globes in January, then the Screen Actors Guild, the the Directors Guild Awards (though not really a televised event), then the Grammys and finally the Oscars. Of course at other times throughout the year I like to watch the Emmys too. Too bad I'm not a country music fan because it seems like they have award shows every other week!

I'm serious when I say I'm into the award shows. For each of the award ceremonies, I watch the pre-show, the actual show, the after show (if there is one) and finally, I watch the Fashion Police on the following night, where the fashions from the night before are critiqued.

Unless you live under a rock, you probably know that the Oscar nominations were announced this morning. I'm still pretty hacked that the Academy decided to up the Best Picture nominees from 5 to 10 so that "more box office hits" could be included. Here's the deal. I'm a total movie snob, I'll admit it. I sometimes like mainstream, box office hits, but more often than not, I like the critically acclaimed movies. Many of the box office hits don't belong in the same category as the ones normally nominated. They just don't...It's kind of like putting a pair of Nine Wests on a shelf next to a glorious pair of Louboutins. It SHOULD NOT be done.

To add to the irritation for me, if there were only the 5 nominees as in the past, then I probably would have come very close to my yearly goal of actually seeing all 5 before the ceremony!

Anyway, my hopes for the 2010 Academy Awards are:

(1) The fashions are fab-u-lous!
(2) James Cameron and Avatar lose big (I don't care for him and though I haven't seen the movie, in my mind it is just a big freakin' video game)
(3) Brad and Angie come together and look stunning and Happy (why do I care?)
(4) Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin are great hosts
(5) All my favs win! (I'm really torn in several categories though!)

Less than a month and counting!


Traci said...

I hear ya about the big movie category! You know that I have been saying for over 10 years that I am going to see all the nom movies and I never make it!! I bet if I lived closer, we would see them all together! just a thought.....

james cameron= boo and hiss!

courtney said...

i have to admit that i REALLY liked avatar. i got dragged there by jeff and my sister and was NOT looking forward to a 3 hour movie, but i did really like it. i'm indifferent about james cameron, don't really know that much about him.

Abby said...

I'm sad about making the category bigger as well. I just think you should never water down competition. Lets face it big or small, I am pretty safe in assuming I will not have seen any of the movies nominated!!

Spotted-Bird said...

I don't really care about the award. I just care about the dresses.


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