Normally I don't get too jazzed (just a little jazzed) about award ceremonies (they're long and the speeches make me gag). The red carpet fashion is fun (except now with the internet you can see photos in real time/the day after so you're really not missing much).
The one thing I do like about the Oscars is that it's usually a family affair. We get cozy on the couch, break out our best pajamas, party mix (original, not munchies) and fancy straws. We include our own commentary (which I find the most entertaining) and then usually pass out on the couch or head up to bed before most of the big awards are given out. One year we took bets and verified the winner via the newspaper the next morning since we all fell asleep. I forget who won and what the prize was come to think of it (clearly wasn't me).
I don't have cable so I don't think I'll be tuning in tonight, but if you're having a fun Oscar viewing party have an extra baby quiche (slash handful of chips) for me. (If you're looking for some cute Oscar party food ideas check out Tash's tips here)
This year, I thought there were a lot of great movies nominated (not always the case). I haven't seen them all but of those that I did, these were my favs:
- The Grand Budapest Hotel
- The Theory of Everything (I watched the Steven Hawking documentary the day before and thought that the actor got all of his little mannerisms down to a 'T')
- The Imitation Game
Still want to see: Birdman, Selma, American Sniper, Interstellar and Still Alice (haha so a lot!)
My predictions for who will win are almost always wrong. Just for the hell of it here we go:
- Birdman (I haven't seen it so I don't know if it should win but I feel like those old fogies at the Academy are obsessed with Michael Keaton/this movie)
- Michael Keaton (I HOPE it's Eddie Redmayne or Benedict Cumberbatch but I always feel like they snub the Brits at these American award shows...I also LOVED Steve Carell in Foxcatcher so would be really happy if he won too!)
- Julianne Moore (I like Reese Witherspoon but if she wins for Wild it'll really bug me)
Best Supporting Actor
- J.K. Simmons (I have no clue, I liked Whiplash so just tossing this one out there)
Best Supporting Actress
- Emma Stone or Keira Knightly...I can't pick two so I guess I'll throw Emma a stone (see what I did there? I know, I'm tired)