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:
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.