Sunday, March 7, 2010

My Academy Award Predictions.... As If Anyone Cares

Normally, I don't even watch The Oscars, mainly because I've usually not seen any of the nominated films. This year, however, is entirely different since I have a daughter in the film biz in Hollywood. The movie her company produced is An Education, which I was finally able to see while we were in the mountains, snowed in. It was a wonderful movie and the way it was filmed, as if it took place in the 1960's, was so perfect that it sent me tumbling back in time, which I truly enjoyed. The soundtrack is equally (if not better) than the movie itself. The two main characters, although far apart in age, are both very complex. It was a thoroughly enjoyable flick.

We also watched Inglourious Basterds, but ended up falling asleep before the end. I'm not sure if that just says we're old farts or the movie was a bit slow.

Both of our children saw Avatar and said it was awesome. After watching the making of Avatar, I definitely want to see it. Sigourney Weaver is always great, in my opinion.

And, I was thrilled to see Sandra Bullock finally receive a nomination for her role in The Blind Side. Although I haven't seen the movie, I already knew the storyline.

Here is a list of the nominated films for Best Picture. You can click on each title to watch the trailer:

Avatar: 9 nominations
An Education: 3 nominations
Inglourious Basterds: 8 nominations
The Blind Side:
District 9
Up
Up In The Air
Precious: Based On The Novel 'Push' by Sapphire
The Hurt Locker
A Serious Man

I always love seeing the fabulous gowns the women wear, as well as some of the gawd awful gowns others choose to wear. Besides, with funny man Steve Martin co-hosting with weirdo Alec Baldwin (who is also actually quite funny), it ought to be relatively entertaining I should think.

So, my prediction is that Avatar will be the big winner, but one never knows when it comes to Hollyweird.

10 comments:

Suburban Princess said...

I was driving through town today and Say You, Say Me came on the radio...of course I had to think of you!

Snooty Primadona said...

Wow, SP: That might be one of the nicest things anyone has ever said to me... Thank you!

Mental P Mama said...

I think the winners were the best! So happy about Sandra!

The Incredible Woody said...

I'm still catching up on watching the nominees from 2003...

Grandma Nina said...

First of all, that's very exciting about your daughter. You must be so proud. I also watch to see the dresses and the stars and who's had plastic surgery, who looks old, what they say, etc. I haven't seen any of the movies, though I would like to see The Blind Side and Precious. I was very happy for Sandra Bullock and Jeff Bridges.

Daryl said...

I saw Avatar .. w/o 3D because it was a screener copy ... its an amazing movie but ToonMan saw The Hurt Locker and said it would win .. he was right ... if you havent seen Bad Heart go see it .... fabulous .. sorry for SD's film, it was a good one and I hope it makes its nut

snooty daughter said...

I can't believe Avatar didn't do well!!!! That really screwed my Oscar pool picks :/ Didn't you love Sandra's speech?!

Diane said...

I was very happy about Sandra. I hoped Inglorious Basterds would do a little better. I really enjoyed it!

TSannie said...

I was thoroughly shocked - and thrilled - that The Hurt Locker won.

What did you think of that midget growing out of the left side of Jennifer Lopez's dress. That gal should NOT go out of her way to emphasize her hip area. Just sayin'.

Snooty Primadona said...

TSannie: Yeah. I thought it was weird but honestly, tall people can wear so many more things than we Short People can, you know? Obhviously, you and I were not descendants of Atlantis...

 

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