Giggle. Whoopee! Tra-la-la it’s Oscar time~~YAY!
Welcome to my annual OSCAR posts. I am your host, the most high Princess Patricia McJudgy Pants, here to guide you through all things Oscar.
The Nominees! The Dresses! The Winners and those who should not be the winners! No need to check any other social media–everything you need to know, I will tell you. Everything else is crap.
Except this. This is everything. Cannot wait.
We start today–the day before the big day–with the nominees.
American Sniper, Birdman, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Selma, The Theory of Everything, Whiplash
Okay. Like most people, I have not seen most of these films. This year may go down in history as the worst year as far as how many people actually saw the nominated films. After all, there are not many
Marvel movies blockbusters on this list, and you know how we love our BIG movies.
And, as my son pointed out, these titles don’t help much. A movie about MLK, Jr. might have done better at the box office in February, for Pete’s sake, if we’d known that a movie with a girls’ name was about this inspiring leader. Whiplash? The Oscars are on tomorrow night and I still don’t know what this is about…and don’t care to find out now. Ditto, The Imitation Game. What. Ever.
(I look forward to your cards and letters.)
To be fair, I know people who saw some of these movies and they liked them. As for me, I saw Boyhood and The Grand Budapest Hotel On Demand in the privacy of my living room, which also makes this year THE ONLY YEAR EVER THAT I DID NOT SEE ONE OF THE NOMINATED MOVIES IN AN ACTUAL THEATER.
Which does not preclude my making predictions.
It’s not that I didn’t want to see them, it’s just that nothing was really pulling me to spend that $11 or $12 to sit in front of someone chomping popcorn in my ear and behind someone checking her cell phone every four minutes. Now that I think of it, my movie-going days are numbered as you really can’t beat watching at home. But I digress.
Who should win? I have no effin’ idea, to be honest. But Boyhood, although interesting and creative, was kind of boring and The Grand Budapest Hotel was awesome, so there you go. Who will win? Probably The Theory of Everything, which I PLAN to see when, ya know, it comes to television.
(Please feel free to comment and disagree. We all have opinions and assholes, and all that.)
As for Best Actor, I’m gonna go with Eddie Redmayne because I love him and he’s playing a disabled guy for Pete’s sake which is always an Academy favorite thing and he’s really good in the movie, I heard. Of course, we cannot rule out the ever-adorable and wonderful Bradley Cooper because he’s, well, always cute and always good. Always.
As for Cumberbatch, Keaton and Carell: Benedict is weird, Michael is awesome and I’d be happy with a win for him, and Steve should have won an armload of Emmys for his portrayal of Michael Scott on The Office, but he looked really weird with this fake nose so, no.
So here’s to the broadcast that has women everywhere sitting in their gowns and tiaras, sipping wine and staying up past their bedtimes…or is that just in my house? Happy viewing everyone…tty tomorrow.