One of my favorite life distractions is movies. I watch one almost every week at home and get out to the theater for those that need to be seen ASAP.
This year I saw all but one of the movies - and believe it or not it was Gravity. Even with my brother insisting it’s goodness, Jersey was totally uninterested and time got away from me … but I know who I want to win in each category and here it is.
I’m sure 12 Years a Slave will win here but it was LONG and flat if you ask me. All but the few scenes with Brad Pitt of course (seriously they were really well acted!). Wolf of Wall Street is my pick. It was so crazy fabulous AND was another true story - it was almost 3 hours long but went so fast. Hilarious, gripping at times, unbelievable at others. Excellent film.
Hands down Cate Blanchett. I loved the movie, it was perfectly cast and she takes being a hot mess to whole other level.
Honestly, this is a toss up for me between Matthew McConaughey and Leo DiCaprio. I loved both movies and both of these guys were the real deal. May the best man win.
Best Supporting Actress
I didn’t love this movie. The story line was ok but it was drug out and ended with “blah”. Jennifer Lawrence however had perfect comedic timing in her role on the film and a perfect New Jersey accent. I really hope she wins this one.
Best Supporting Actor
The transformation of Jared Ledo in this movie is nothing short of shocking. The dedication he had to this role shows not only physically but in every one of his scenes. I would be shocked if he doesn’t win.
But isn’t fashion what we really love about award shows? I can watch the pre-Awards shows for hours but the actual award shows I usually tape. I sifted through past red carpet appearances to find my favorite Oscar gowns.
I LOVE HBO’s Girls. Just this week I bought both Season 1 and 2 soundtracks and am equally enamored with the music. Here are a few favorites but there are SOO many goodies on the soundtracks it was hard to pick only three.
I just heard Miguel’s Simplethings in this week’s episode. Don’t we all just want the simple things?
Lily Allen is so smart and so talented. L8 CMMR is perfect.
A Season 1 song by Harper Simon who inherited a lovely folk voice from his famous dad Paul Simon. Wishes and Stars was written by him as well.
“It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection.” — Bhagavad Gita