I have to warn you that I woke up feeling very sick, but I am wearing a mask in hopes of keeping my germs off of the blog. Of course, it is a Jack Skellington mask, so I’m not sure if it’s doing any good, but it does make me look rather creepy. Perhaps Jack should wear a toga if they make a Nightmare Before Christmas sequel because this look is quite terrifying. Please let someone come to the door so I can answer it in this get up…
Needless to say, this post might be a little less focused than usual. Do you still trust me to hook up your brain to 1000 volts of Deep Thoughts and give it a jump start?
Are you excited for the Academy Awards? Are you a super fan like me who turns the Oscar telecast into a mini-event? Will you also have a red carpet leading up the driveway and all the way into your living room? Do you need to borrow a few interns so they can pose as reporters lining the red carpet to interview you? Did you know they still get college credit even if you make them do such ridiculous things?
Seriously, though, do you love the Oscars? Do watch and wish you were one of the lucky nominees on such an exciting night? Have you ever given an Oscar acceptance speech in your mind? Have you given thought as to where you would put your golden statue? Have you picked out your outfit for the evening in your mind?
Do you have any favorites in this year’s race? Is there are particular movie you wish would win, but know doesn’t have a chance? Are you like me in that you have a movie or a certain person you’d rather not see win?
Have you seen all the Best Picture nominees? Do you think that expanding that category has been a good or a bad thing? Would you like to see them go back to just five nominees like it used to be?
Which presenters are you looking forward to seeing? Are you dreading the musical numbers? Do you think Ellen will make a wonderful host? Are you still trying to erase the memory of last year’s host? Do you think the ceremony is too long?
What do you have lined up for Oscar snacks? How about Oscar beverages? Which one do you think is more important?
How many George Clooney jokes do you think they will make tonight? Who is going to give the most impassioned speech? Who do you most suspect would make a speech that would cause you to cringe? If U2 wins, how political do you think Bono will get? Will the orchestra end up playing off more than 50% of the winners?
Clearly, I take the Academy Awards quite seriously. I think my brain is definitely jump started, and I will dwell on these questions and many more until the ceremony begins tomorrow night.
Happy Oscar Weekend!