At the moment I’m on an Academy Award movie watching binge in preparation for the Oscar ceremony on February 22nd (Sunday night). Every year I do my best to get in as many movies and performances as I can to make the Oscars more interesting to watch. I find it especially helpful for the Oscars award show in particular, where the attendees tend to dress a little more boring and be a little less drunk than when they’re at the Golden Globes. I don’t need to see any of the movies before the Globes to make that awards show fun to watch.
If you aren’t going to entertain me with your incoherent rambling or your baggy elbow length gloves, then I suppose you’ll have to entertain me with something a little less obvious. The actual films. Hello Oscars.
So far so good for the movies this year. They’re much better than the Oscar nominated movies from the past few years. Except Birdman. Birdman is so bad it will undoubtedly win Best Picture. It’s right up there with Her. Uch. Benji. Now THAT’S a movie.
As I do every year, because I’m a kind hearted person who wants to spit out a quick post so I have time to make a dozen antiojitos and other appetizers for Oscar night, I’ve made a downloadable Oscar Ballot that you can use at your Oscar party. If it’s going to be a more intimate affair with just you and Twitter watching, you can print one off for that too.
Just click on the ballot to get the full sized printable version. It’s a BIG file so it’ll take a bit to download. Just be patient, it’ll come up.
Or you can click here.
So let’s talk about these nominations a little bit.
Best Picture. Personally I thought Whiplash was the best movie I saw in this category. Which is ironic when you consider it was a low budget film made for about $12 in 12 days.
Best Actor. Gotta go with Eddie Redmayne in The Theory of Everything on this one. He was great.
Best Actress. Julianne Moore is gonna win this and she should. I hated, hated, hated the book with all of my heart. I thought it was a good book it just depressed the hell out of me. It was worse than the first time someone called me ma’am. In the words of Valerie Bertinelli in that classic television sitcom, Hot in Cleveland”, “Don’t ever call a woman ma’am. Call her miss until she’s dead.“
Best Animated Feature. I haven’t seen any of these so I was going to go with Big Hetero based on the title. I thought it was hilariously ironic. Upon further inspection it appears as though the title is actually Big Hero. So I’ll go with Boxtrolls. Which is actually called Boxtrolls.
O.K. I’m sick of talking about movies I want to make antojitos now.
Have a good weekend and if you’re watching the Oscars enjoy, if not this was a really boring post for you. Sorry ’bout that.
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