place your bets


It’s that time of year again. No, not to exchange that last unwanted Christmas gift or to start looking for possible Valentine mates or to pick the color to repaint your house/room (although not bad ideas), it’s Oscar season! For the past few years, I sit–sometimes crouch–patiently waiting for the biggest movie awards show. Sure, the Globes are nice, but it’s not the Oscars. It’s practically the only award show that I’ll stay home for although I’ve been known to leave a couple times, or miss out on an hour due to birthday parties or visiting chums at The Mart that I worked with on third shift. Other times I attended Oscar parties (at Purchase) or had friends at my house who kept me busy.

I’m not aware of any such distractions–I mean occurrences this time around. All that’s missing is my Entertainment Weekly which has an impressive track record of predicting who is going to win. I can’t recall too many wrong answers, but I’m sure there were a couple. But I’ve been following along for the past few years as well as adding my own “I hope they win” picks. I’ll probably do a more in depth post later about who my picks are, as well as who will probably win. Then after the show I’ll post a recap as to who actually won. I didn’t do it for the Globes since I usually don’t watch the Globes (but I watched a little this year). Anyway, if you haven’t seen the nominees for all the categories, here they are on IMDb.

Can we talk about snubs for a moment? Just in case you aren’t hip to the award-show lingo, a snub is basically being passed over and completely left out. People have assumptions or high expectations that they’d get nominated for certain films or roles and then find out they don’t… ouch. EW.com does ask the question, and I’m inclined to agree with some of the choices that should’ve at least been nominated, even if I haven’t seen all of the movies. And trust me, I haven’t… which makes my “I hope they win” picks a little difficult.

I don’t gamble, but it is a fun game to play guessing who gets the gold. As my subject line suggests, place your bets.

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2 comments on “place your bets
  1. Melissa Donovan says:

    I used to watch all the awards shows (MTV VMAs were always a favorite) but they just don’t seem the same anymore, so I’ve sort of strayed. Maybe it’s because they’re sort of boring and it’s easier to just get the highlights over at YouTube. That sounds bad but it’s true.

  2. t.sterling says:

    I used to watch all of MTV’s award shows too (Movie Awards and VMAs) sometimes I still might depending on who’s hosting and what I’m doing that night. But you’re right, with YouTube, who needs to watch the actual show?

    Perhaps I’ve grown out of MTV and I find the Oscars more mature. Sure it can be boring at times, but I still feel like I’m missing out. It’s almost like the Superbowl… almost.

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