Sunday, January 29, 2012

Awards Season, phase 2

Here I am again. I've been AWOL for almost a week, and I can't even make the excuse that I've been in trial because it got continued at the last minute. 

Because the trial got put off until March, I was able to take my granddad to the doctor down in Dallas on Wednesday.  My grandmother doesn't love driving in Dallas, especially in the rain.  So I thought I'd help calm her nerves by doing the driving.  After the doctor we enjoyed lunch at Pappadeaux.

I mentioned it was raining last week, but folks what we had wasn't just rain, it was a gully washer!  It rained 5 inches!  We really needed it, so I don't want to complain, but I just want to mention that I've spent more time washing puppy paws this week than I've done doing anything else.

I had been so excited because Tuesday morning was the Oscar nomination announcement...


But then some of the nominees, or lack of nominees, rubbed me the wrong way and have really had me ticked off for the rest of the week.  I know I shouldn't get so wrapped up in Awards season, but I do.  I take it serious.  Here are a list of my grievances:

"The Ides of March" should have been nominated for Best Picture. 

It may not actually be the best, but it deserves a nomination.  It was a darn good movie.  Better than some of the other nominees.  I thought Ryan Gosling would get a best supporting actor nomination for it too.  I'm not as torn up about his oversight as I am the movies, but I think this was a possible error too.

The music categories just have me uber ticked off.  Who would have thought that such minor categories would get my blood boiling like they have?  First, only nominating two songs is just stupid.  It isn't that I'm in love some song that didn't get a nomination.  That's not it at all.  It's just that there are 5 slots and only 2 songs got nominated.  Stupid.

My second beef over music is that Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross were not nominated for Best Original Score for their work on "The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo".  I still haven't seen the movie, but I have listened to the score.  It's good.  Better than some of that dribble that was nominated.  I have heard that it actually enhances the movie in certain parts that are dragging, so I am at a loss for how the Academy screwed this up so bad.

I'm super excited because Phase 2 of Awards Season is underway tonight with the SAG awards. 

More awards, more dresses, more red carpet coverage to watch...I just love awards season!

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