Tuesday, January 22, 2008

I'm Wearing Oscar de la Renta. You?

The Oscar nominations are in. I watched the announcements during the 7am local news recap live at 5:30am. Did I ever tell you that I LOVE the Academy Awards? No? Well. Now you know. It's an event for me even if it is one that I enjoy from my couch. Not in formals, mind you. I'm also pleased to see that this year's Best Picture category is not a runaway. Predictability sucks the fun out of the guesswork for those of us playing along at home. I love a challenge. I also love a George Clooney. I saw Michael Clayton, and while a good movie, I'm not really sure it fits in the one out of five best movies of the year. I'm not trying to dis the Clooney. If he were to suddenly declare that he wanted children and pointed to me "You! With the flaxen hair! Yes, you. The 36 year old mother of 3 children! I have seen your inventory and you make the kind I want! Come with me to my villa in Italy and we shall procreate!"; I would be at the first appointment getting a reversal of my tubal ligation. And I would meet him. Over and over and over... However, I cannot let my love bias my opinions.

Also? It is being reported that Keira Knightly was snubbed for her role in Atonement. She was not snubbed. She cannot act. I only tolerated her in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies because of Johnny Depp. Johnny Depp allows me to tolerate much.


NH Yocal said...

I have to agree with you on the Keira thing. Johnny Depp rules in so many different ways! I am so looking forward to the Oscars!

Karen said...

You sound passionate about this. I view this as sports for the stars. And I'm just not into sports.

Burgh Baby said...

You really ought to organize a party, complete with fancy gowns, for veiwing the event. I can totally see you doing that.

Keira? Blagh. Johnny? Yum. Yummy, yummy, yum.

Badness Jones said...

George Clooney...(drool)....Johnny Depp....(drool)....sorry Tootsie...did you say something else?

lol! Love the new header btw!

Melanie said...

She is, indeed, tiresome. Ages ago the famous Pamie had funny thing about her, and I've dug it up just for you:
How To Do a Keira Knightley Impression

A Mom Two Boys said...

Oh good, another Johnny Depp lover. I heart him. And I'm with you on LOVING the Oscars. The saddest part to me is that I don't get to sit and watch them with my mom and sister anymore. My husband b*tching through it just isn't the same.
Oh, and may Heath Ledger rest in peace, speaking of Oscar nominated people. Sob.

Mrs. G. said...

I love the Oscars too! I buy lots of great appetizers and refuse to let any of family need me for the entire telecast. I am anxious to see There Will Be Blood.

Not a fan of KN either. Simpy.

Nick & Lizzy said...

Ooooh! I remember the Oscars! Back from before I had kids and could stay up late enough to watch them *sigh*... ;)

Tootsie Farklepants said...

Melinda zook~ Indeed he does.

Burgh Baby's Mom~ I should! Except, that sounds like work.

Thanks, Badness!

Melanie~ OMG. She totally nailed it!

Mom To Two~ I get to watch it with my mom and sisters...but my husband still bitches! And I'm not ready to talk about Heath yet. It's still too raw. *sniff*

Mrs. G~ Yeah, she's awful. Just awful.

Marlee~ Tivo!!!

And welcome to first time visitors and/or commenter's!

Madame Queen said...

"I have seen your inventory and you make the kind I want" -- Hilarious!!

The only movie I've ever liked Keira Knightly in was Pride and Prejudice and that was only becasue the director threatened to kill her if she did that pout thing.

I just hope the Oscars are actually a "go". I love the clothes more than anything else.

Anonymous said...

I feel the same way about Colin Firth and that you feel about George Clooney. It's the English accent, I think.

aaryn b. said...

Regarding The Cloon: Couldn't you just tell him you had the reversal and then meet him over and over and over?

JCK said...

I was really disapointed that the 310 to Yuma didn't get nominations. The script is dynamite, the relationship between the two actors phenomenal and the acting superb. I loved it!

On the other hand, I seem to be the ONLY one out there that did not think No Country for Old Men was a gem. I could rant about it. But, I won't on your blog.