Thursday, December 30, 2010

Are You Ecstatic About Awards Season?

Cate sure is!

I don't know why but year after year I find this season less and less exciting. In the last couple of years the Oscars have began to feel more like a boring high school reunion than a beach rave.
Perhaps it's because as I grow older my tastes have completely diverged from what AMPAS picks. No Oscar movie has gotten me excited and cheery since the last Lord of the Rings probably. And that was almost a decade ago! how about you, still get all fuzzy inside when you think Oscar or do they feel like a dull old night at aunt Gladys'?

PS: I miss Cate at the Oscars! She puts the cutting edge in couture. I know that doesn't make sense but let me be...


Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

Of course we'll let you be, Jose. It's so weird that this is the photo you post because 2004 was easily the most excited I was for the Oscars - at least going in, because that was the year I started really caring....and then Scorsese/Bening/The Aviator lost.

The Oscars feel sort of like an obligation. You don't want to miss it, but you're not really aching for it.

(And I do miss Cate at the Oscars. She's part of what's arguably my favourite Oscar moment of the last decade. Her delighted squeal when Marion won. I just loved that moment.)

Amir said...

"The Oscars feel sort of like an obligation. You don't want to miss it, but you're not really aching for it."

exactly how i feel.
i find myself posting oscar predictions on my blog, but at the same time, i don't really care all that much because my favourites always lose anyway. (if they get nominated at all)
this year they might not, cause i actually like the social network, but even then, the whole precursors thing runs sooo long that by the end i lose all interest.

Simon said...

You about sum up my feelings about Oscars. I don't particularly want to see it, but I know I'm going to, even if I have to fight the Basilisk.

Robert said...

I do enjoy the Oscars, but this year especially feels a little bit flat for me. I don't know why but I guess it's one of those predictable years that feels kind of like a chore.

Jose said...

Andrew: let's begin a campaign to bring her back!
Haha I love Julie's "FUUUUUCK" smile when Marion won.

Amir: right on, at least let's hope we each host amazing Oscar parties this year huh?
You're right, they last way too long, to the point where they exhaust us!

Simon: you'll have that magical thingy Dumbledore gave you, you'll do just fine!

Robert: I think most years this decade have been that way, right? The only "shocker" was "Crash" and it made total sense in the context. It was always second choice.

Jason H. said...

I'm still relatively new to this, so I'm pretty excited. But this year has been so...conformist. There haven't been many surprises, and there's not much drama...its practically set in stone, and there's still 25 days left until the nominations! But I look forward to them; its a drug I can't quit.

CS said...

While I still watch the Oscars, the award season glow has lost its appeal. It seems that there is very little diversity these days. You know who the front runners are for the Oscars before you even hit the middle of December.