Sunday, February 27, 2011


Will you be watching the Oscars tonight??  I will certainly be making a night of it (probably drive my kids crazy with it).  Although my favorite awards show has already come and gone, I always watch the Oscars.  I really love to watch all the pre-show stuff - the red carpet, reviews, etc.  In fact, my favorite morning show is doing a whole Oscar show this morning. 

One day I will host a whole Oscar Party (or maybe a Globe Party).  I did an AcadeMommy Party for my Mom's Club.  It was tons of fun.
We had a red carpet, a walk of fame (with each Mom's name on it), swag, and of course awards were handed out.  Here is the award that I won for "Best Social Butterfly" - go figure!

When I was younger (and did not have children), I would have seen almost all of the movies by now, so I definitely would have had my own idea of who should win.  Now, I have only seen a few.  Oddly enough, I have seen more of the "off" categories than those nominated for the big/main categories.  This leaves me, rooting for actors that I like.

Performance by an actor in a leading role
I am thinking that Colin Firth will win this one.  I have always liked him and from the buzz, he has a great chance.  Sadly, I have not seen any of these. 

Javier Bardem in “Biutiful” (Roadside Attractions)
Jeff Bridges in “True Grit” (Paramount)
Jesse Eisenberg in “The Social Network” (Sony Pictures Releasing)
Colin Firth in “The King's Speech” (The Weinstein Company)
James Franco in “127 Hours” (Fox Searchlight)

Performance by an actor in a supporting role
In this category, I heard that Christian Bale is favored, but I would love to see local boy, Jeremy Renner win.  He was in the same high school as me.  This is his second nomination.

Christian Bale in “The Fighter” (Paramount)
John Hawkes in “Winter's Bone” (Roadside Attractions)
Jeremy Renner in “The Town” (Warner Bros.)
Mark Ruffalo in “The Kids Are All Right” (Focus Features)
Geoffrey Rush in “The King's Speech” (The Weinstein Company)
Performance by an actress in a leading role
I think everyone agrees that Natalie Portman is going to take this one.  I have not heard a single person say otherwise.  I do like her, so I will be rooting for her also.

Annette Bening in “The Kids Are All Right” (Focus Features)
Nicole Kidman in “Rabbit Hole” (Lionsgate)
Jennifer Lawrence in “Winter's Bone” (Roadside Attractions)
Natalie Portman in “Black Swan” (Fox Searchlight)
Michelle Williams in “Blue Valentine” (The Weinstein Company)
Performance by an actress in a supporting role
I am not sure about this one, but I have always liked Amy Adams and I think she has a real chance for this one.  One of my favorite roles of hers was for Enchanted.  It's a kids film and partly in cartoon, but she portrays the role so well that I don't think anyone else could have pulled it off.

Amy Adams in “The Fighter” (Paramount)
Helena Bonham Carter in “The King's Speech” (The Weinstein Company)
Melissa Leo in “The Fighter” (Paramount)
Hailee Steinfeld in “True Grit” (Paramount)
Jacki Weaver in “Animal Kingdom” (Sony Pictures Classics)

Best animated feature film of the year
I heard that Toy Story 3 is a shoo-in, but I am not sure that it is Oscar-worthy.  There were many flaws with this one.  I am surprised that Despicable Me did not get nominated (it did for the Globes).  It was much more original and won me over - originally I did not like the idea of the film.

“How to Train Your Dragon” (Paramount) Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois
“The Illusionist” (Sony Pictures Classics) Sylvain Chomet
“Toy Story 3” (Walt Disney) Lee Unkrich
Achievement in directing
I have not seen any of these, so I can't attest to how the director did, but I guess that I would like to see Tom Hooper win for The King's Speech.
“Black Swan” (Fox Searchlight) Darren Aronofsky
“The Fighter” (Paramount) David O. Russell
“The King's Speech” (The Weinstein Company) Tom Hooper
“The Social Network” (Sony Pictures Releasing) David Fincher
“True Grit” (Paramount) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Best motion picture of the year
So many films nominated this year!  Wow!  And yet I have only seen 2, Inception and Toy Story 3 - ha ha.  There seem to be some well received films in the running.  I am hoping Inception does NOT win, I didn't think it was a great film, and yet it has been nominated by so many sources.  I think Black Swan, The King's Speech or Social Network would be okay.  I guess that I will go with the less popular Social Network.  I loved Jesse in Zombieland and with as much as I am on Facebook, I should vote for it.

“Black Swan” (Fox Searchlight) 
“The Fighter” (Paramount)
“Inception” (Warner Bros.)
“The Kids Are All Right” (Focus Features)
“The King's Speech” (The Weinstein Company)
“127 Hours” (Fox Searchlight)
“The Social Network” (Sony Pictures Releasing)
“Toy Story 3” (Walt Disney)
“True Grit” (Paramount)
“Winter's Bone” (Roadside Attractions)

So that's it.  Enjoy them! 
P.S.  I am working on my posts for Super Mario Brothers Cupcakes and for more Project 365 layouts.  So stay tuned.

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry but I think the Kings Speech looks boring, but it seems the boring English movies always win. From what I've seen in the mags it has not made much money. I've only seen Alice in Wonderland, & it was only up for special effects awards.


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