I don't know why I'm writing this but I'm up and I gave it a second of thought and nobody else to tell (all asleep). Work is going well but I am a little on the tired side. Just a scant couple of weeks until the show.
In my site update blog of February 6. I mentioned that Keira Knightley had been nominated for an Oscar. It's too bad she didn't win but I did peg Witherspoon to win for her role as June Carter Cash in Walk the Line.
Nice that Philip Seymore Hoffman and Gorgeous George Clooney won.
The tone here is super mellow...I may be one of the few people here who enjoys watching the Oscars and doesn't give a flip who wins or loses since it has nothing to do with me personally and I have no vested interest otherwise. That's not to say that I don't have my little pet wishes, favorites or that I'm not a little disappointed when a film I loved didn't make it to the nominated list. But, I just don't see why people are angry about who/what was nominated or up-in-arms about some silly political statement someone has made in one of the films or in a personal speech or how awful someone looked or how they didn't deserve to win because they can't act.
I think every one of the people nominated deserves the honor. A lot of people who deserved the honor didn't make it but they've been honored in other ways.
I was reading somewhere a week or so ago, from a Star Wars related actor (can't recall which one at this moment) who is a member of the academy and votes every year, mentioning that it's difficult for most of the members because they are sent nearly 90 movies to screen. You do the math. Paid critics can't get through that many movies in that short period of time so how could any working actor do it?
Even when I retired from "normal" work in 2000 and spent a year off I couldn't have fit in 90 movies over the year...I suppose technically I could have but yeesh! that's a ton of films.
I'm sure I'd do just what they did, pick the films they'd heard of, watch the ones I had time for (if I hadn't seen them already in the theater) and vote on those few...then wait for the outcome like everyone else. Then I'd move on to the next thing forget about who won or lost and do it all over again the next year. hehe Yippee, free movies!!
If I had the opportunity to be nominated and the chance to actually win one of those statuettes I'm sure I'd have no problem with some people who thought whatever I did was cool enough to honor with even a few votes. Who wouldn't want a pat on the back? But, hey I'm happy when my three year old son congratulates me for a job well done by saying, "good boy, mama!" (I say, 'good boy' to him a lot so he returns the same in kind.)
Like I said before I'm probably one of the few who likes the pomp and parading and I like to see people win, I think it's pretty neat and I am happy for them.
Like many things in the world people make much ado about nothing, just as I have here this bleary morning.
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