Can you believe they're here again?
Though I will be in Florida, you KNOW I will be watching. I loves the Oscar more than I can say. I always have, I always will. Does this make me shallow? Of course it does! Do I CARE that this makes me shallow? Not one whit!!!!
Cause you know I loves me a movie. We are the people who had to build floor to ceiling bookshelves in our family room for the DVD collection, after all:
|Nice shelf, Barry!|
We will be watching in Florida and I anticipate champagne and chocolate and potato chips, since we are trying to be more cultured..
Oh and Ellen will host and I love Ellen!
We all know this is about politics as much as it is about good movies (and thank god there were good movies this year), so I offer my predictions:
It would appear that Cate Blanchett is a lock on this one. But watch out for Dame Judi on the inside, who ought to have won best supporting actress for Skyfall...
All right, all right, all right...
Everyone else can stay home. Matthew is unstoppable, not only for his excellent work in Dallas Buyers Club, but because the academy voters likely have him on their mind from Tabs and I's beloved True Detective...
Best Supporting Actress:
This is a toss-up between Jennifer and Lupita, but if they are close, watch for Julia to sneak in.
Best Supporting Actor:
|My goodness that Chris Hemsworth is a strapping chap...|
No one can catch Jared Leto here. It is his, and deservedly.
Best Picture & Director:
This is all Twelve Years a Slave territory and its director, Steve McQueen will take home the goal for really telling the story.
I guess we'll see how I do when it's all over, won't we?
Luckily, I never wager on these things!
Have a wonderful Oscar night and here's an extra cocktail recipe and enough time to go get the ingredients!
Red Carpet Cocktail:
Simmer 3/4 cup pomegranate juice and 1/4 cup sugar in a small skillet until reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Stir in a dash of orange-flower water; let cool to room temperature. Pour 1 to 2 teaspoons of the syrup into each of 6 flutes. Add a splash of gin and top with champagne; stir gently
God, I wonder if Mickey would send one to the room....
Stay Safe out there!