Randomness: Oscar Notes 2013

Chick 1 says:Anne-Hathaway

I’m  foregoing the live blog this year as it keeps me from actually enjoying the show itself.  Instead I’m tracking random thoughts that pop up during the night.

5:34pm – While 9-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis is not short on attitude, I do love that she picked her dress because it was “sparkly and fluffy” and that she didn’t let a stylist talk her out of  carrying a puppy purse named Sammy.

5:45pm – It’s Daniel Radcliffe!  Cutiepie!  And, bless his heart, one of the few people shorter than Ryan Seacrest.

5:59pm – How cute is it that Joseph Gordon-Levitt came with Sally Fields?  I’m always surprised how low his voice is. Read more

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Randomness: Oscar Notes 2012 – Live Blog

Chick 1 says: It's today!  It's today!  Time to watch the rich and famous congratulate themselves for being rich and famous.  And maybe provide some entertainment for us, the unwashed masses. - (Little tech glitch, not sure why the entries are not loading in order)


It’s your turn now.

What did you think of the broadcast?  Was Bill funny?  Who was the best presenter?

What did you think of the nominees?  Did the right ones win?


No shocker – The Artist wins Best Picture.

So many other deserving pics.  But Tom Cruise is still looking pretty good for almost 50.


Well, hello Mr Firth!  How did I miss you on the red carpet?

Finally!  Meryl’s been overdue for another statue for a while.


Natalie Portman – you are looking good.

And Best Actor goes to (sigh) Jean Dujardin for The Artist.

I am tired of this.  Too many other deserving films other than The Artist.


In Memorium, well done.


Michael Douglas presents Best Director to Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist.


The Bridesmaid cast present Best Short Film to The Shore

And Best Short Animated Film  to The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

And Best Documentary Short to Saving Face


And Best Original Screenplay to Woody Allen for Midnight in Paris


Angelina Jolie (work it work it) presents Best Adapted Screenplay to The Descendents.

Jim Rash – work it work it.


Thank you Will Ferrell and Zach Galifanaikis for doing what you do.

And for giving Figwit aka Bret McKenzie the Oscar for  Best Original Score.

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Randomness: Raspberries for Sandra Bullock

Chick 1 says:razzies

By now you know that Sandra Bullock won the Oscar for Best Actress Sunday night.  Her acceptance speech was humble and touching and she looked fabulous.  But did you know that she also received another prestigous award on Saturday and by winning both back to back she actually set a record? 

On Saturday the annual Razzie Awards were held in Los Angeles to celebrate the very worst Hollywood has to offer.  Bullock was nominated for her performance in All About Steve and, in keeping with her self-depricating humor, she showed up to accept.  She was charming and her appearance was the highlight of the evening.  You can check it out below.  And, yes, she is the only actor to win an Oscar and a Razzie in the same year. Read more

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Randomness: Oscar Notes 2010

Chick 1 says:sandrabullockoscar

Here we go again!

7:06 pm – Of course they all look gorgeous but Sandra Bullock looks great!  That’s a winner’s dress.  Just my little prediction.

7:22 pm – Does Miley Cyrus even know who Kathy Ireland is?

7:43 pm – Yay!  Finally a funny opening act…and Doogie to boot! Read more

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Randomness: Oscar Noms

Chick 1 says:oscars2

Nominations for the 82nd Academy Awards were anounced this morning.  (Groundhog Day!)  No major surprises.  I didn’t expect major nominations for (500) Days or Star Trek but I was disappointed that  (500) Days of Summer was not nominated for Original Screenplay.  Oh well.

My main question – will this be the year that a woman finally wins Best Director?  Many feel Kathryn Bigelow is deserving.  We’ll find out March 7th. Read more

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Randomness: A Few Thoughts on the Golden Globes

Chick 1 says:joseph-gordon-levitt

The Golden Globes were Sunday night and while I didn’t do a blow by blow blog (& probably won’t for the Oscars either)  I will offer a few scattered ramblings.

First off, of course I’m thrilled that my boy Downey Jr won Best Actor in Comedy/Musical for Sherlock Holmes.  It’s great to see him so happy & his charming speech was one of the highlights of the night.  But while his performance was awesome, I’m not sure he should have won.  Read more

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Randomness: Oscar Notes

Chick 1 says:oscar2

I wasn’t going to start this rundown of the telecast until it actually started at 7:30 CST.  But after what just happened on the red carpet, it’s time to start.

5:50 pm: All six children from the cast of Slumdog Millionaire being interviewed by Ryan Seacrest.  Was that not the most adorable thing ever?!  I could have eaten them all for dessert.  Closely followed by the other cast members from Slumdog, all humble, excited, and a little giddy.  And they seem to handling the whirlwind surrounding their film quite well.  I hope this movie wins Best Picture! Read more

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Quote of the Week

The quote this week is in honor of tonight’s Oscar ceremony.  I know many people find the acceptance speeches, especially in the lesser known categories, boring and they often are.  But I still like to listen to every one.  You never know when you’ll find a hidden jewel.  Read more

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I Can’t Wait!: Australia, The Soloist, & Quantum of Solace

Fall is here & that means – Oscar season!  Yes, a few inspirational films scattered throughout a bunch of movies to slit-your-wrists-by.  Guess which ones I prefer.

On the heels of Oscar season comes the holiday movie season.  Blockbuster tentpole releases, family films (some crappy, some fun), & a few Oscar stragglers.

Here are a few upcoming releases that I’m excited about.  Hmmm… they all come out within 5 days of each other.

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