For those of you living away from a TV, tonight was the 84th Academy Awards, commonly known as The Oscars, the movie world’s most glamorous and prestigious night. Though I work on the peripheral edges of the industry now, I’m still nowhere near important enough to garner an invitation to an official viewing party. I still watched the festivities from the comfort on my couch, which isn’t really a bad thing, since I didn’t have to change out of my PJs and I didn’t have 1000 cameras to zoom in on every pore on my face. (Though I did actually spot someone I actually knew on the broadcast-not a star, a behind-the-scenes person. Does this mean I’ve officially arrived in the industry?)
My parents and I bet on the winners, and yours truly won! Obviously, I
watched each nominated film did my homework and read what the critics had to say and made what I call “informed guesses.” It’s almost completely impossible correctly predict all the winners (though last year’s Colin Firth as Best Actor was a no-brainer), but it does help your chances when you read the opinions of people who have actually seen the films. I correctly predicted 14/24 winners, which is really good considering this year I only saw 2 nominated films- I know, I know. Shame on me.
Sorry today’s post was so short- I was too busy predicting the winners and I’m still recovering from the after effects of gorging myself on a dim sum brunch from this morning-delicious it definitely is, but light it most certainly is not. Don’t go eating dim sum unless you’re prepared to eat a lot of meat and carbs. Luckily for me, that is never a problem. Might have been if I was on the paleo diet though!
P.S. Today is my 50th post- yipee!