Hooray For Hollywood! Oscars Weekend is pretty much MY SuperBowl weekend, and I had a busy one this year. I rented Argo Friday night, and then I watched five best picture nominees at the AMC Best Picture Showcase on Saturday. Fourteen hours in a theater seat is dedication, people. I sacrificed most of the feeling in my butt in my support of the movie industry! It was hard for me to pick a clear winner going into last night’s show, because the nominees had such different gifts to offer. I delighted in the visually stunning beauty of Pi, bit my knuckles with the suspense and storytelling of Argo, cried and laughed with the hopeless romanticism of Silver Linings, absolutely LOVED Les Mis close up and on film, and I am still thinking about the moral and ethical complexity and grayness of Zero Dark Thirty. Luckily, I’m not in the Academy (yet) and I didn’t have to choose just one. But now on to the recap of the Oscars: Continue reading "Oscar Recap 2013"
Last night was the 2013 Golden Globes, and I was faithfully parked in front of the TV with my phone, remote, and iPad in hand for the full immersion experience. I am not ashamed to admit that I love awards shows--the fashion, the red carpet interviews, the opening monologue roasts, the acceptance speeches, the audience reactions, the after-party interviews. I love them all. Golden Globes is a biggie in awards shows. It is said to be THE indicator for what will win at the Super Bowl of all Awards Shows----Oscar! (Fist-bumps and a shout-out to Irene at Left of Plumb – red or white wine for our Oscar party?) I like that the Golden Globes rolls television and film into one show (how convenient for my schedule), and it gives two Best Picture Awards, one for comedy/musical, and one for drama (awesome since I usually can’t decide on just one). And it is a bit more casual and relaxed than the Oscars, which—I must admit—can be a bit snobbish and stuffy. Continue reading "Golden Globes 2013 Recap"