OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG you guys it’s the Oscars! We can finally stop pretending to care about all these other shows, because the Oscars are here!
Seriously though, I’ve made a lot of jokes about award shows, but I clearly enjoy them. Over the past couple of years, however, I’ve realized that this is the only one that takes its job at all seriously. I mean, the only other award show that even seems like it is moderately trying is the Emmys, and even then approximately two nominees in every category are totally ridiculous. But nine out of the ten nominees for Best Picture here are really good movies. And the tenth isn’t really all that bad (Just so you know, the odd man out here is The Kids Are All Right, which was, at best, all right.). This is a show that respects itself! And for that, I respect it.
And yes, you did not misread me; I have opinions on all ten Best Picture nominees. Because I saw ALL TEN OF THEM. I did my homework! This is, I’m pretty sure, the first time I have seen all of the Best Picture nominees before the Oscars. And I am therefore full of opinions on ALL TEN OF THEM. This should be fun.
Detracting from the fun is the fact that a lot of these categories seem preordained. As always, my wife Johanna and I will be competing in a winner-picking competition here, and I’m worried that we’ll end up in a tie like we did with the Golden Globes. One can only hope that the costume/sound/editing categories will allow one of us to differentiate ourselves.
Johanna is, as ever, in charge of drinks. She’s got like a thousand things going on right now, so I’m not going to make her try to come up with something crazy. I think we’re just going to go with gin and tonics, because it’s a classy drink for a classy evening. We’ll be upping the classiness to astronomical levels by referring to them as “The Meryl Streep.” Also, it was 78 degrees outside today! Warm weather drink alert, whattttt!
How are we feeling about Anne Hathaway and James Franco as hosts? I think they could be fun. Or at least not boring. Anne Hathaway is musical and funny and super hot, right? And James Franco is also all of those things, except maybe musical. I’ve never heard him sing, I don’t think.
So are we ready for this? Remember, it’s a marathon, not a sprint. Let’s ease in here, folks. As always, winners and categories and score and such in bold.
8:31 – Johanna is still agonizing over her picks as the obligatory “hosts romp through the movies of the year” montage begins. These are always enjoyable. I am not being sarcastic.