I did a post the other day about my love of movies and books.
Well, tonight I will talk about a true guilty pleasure of mine. Oscars!
The nominees are are in. Designer gowns are being prepped. Critics are critiquing. Long-winded acceptances speeches are being written.
For the record, I do not believe that anyone jots down a hurried thank you on a napkin “just in case.” They all have a prepared acceptance at the ready. I mean, let’s face it. They have all been practicing those speeches since the first time they donned their father’s old suit or mother’s dress to put on a home performance of some kind. You cannot tell me that none of them stood in front of a mirror with a brush or high school trophy and uttered those oh-so-famous words.
I know I have and I have no aspirations to be an actor. (OK maybe that was an over-share.)
But I love the Oscars. My only regret this year is that I have not been able to see all of the movies on the nominee list.
I did see The Help and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but not before reading the books, (and in the case of the latter, seeing the Swedish movies as well), but that is hardly enough to make a valid judgement.
When it gets closer to Oscar night, I want to make my best guess at the winners. I have done that before. I used to write a movie review column for my company’s newsletter. One year, I made Oscar predictions and I was right about all of the main categories. Of course, this year will be a little more difficult since Lord of the Rings is not in the running, but I think if I see some of the movies which have nominations, I might do OK.
So, let’s see how it goes. Share your winning guesses and let’s see how we do on Oscar night February 26, 2012!