It's the biggest day of the year for my people! No, not Rosh Hashanah, my other people. No, not Canada Day, my other people... it's (drumroll please) the Gay Super Bowl, The Academy Awards!
It's the day we eat obscenely over-indulgent amounts of popcorn and watch four hours plus of semi-entertaining television... ok, ok, that could be any Sunday.
With Steve Martin and Alex Baldwin hosting, this year has potential to be funny as hell.
Who's gonna win? I haven't seen The Hurt Locker, and thought Avatar was stunningly beautiful though plot is basically Pocahontas in space. I loved Up in the Air, it would get my vote. Also thought Up was terrific. Also I haven't seen Precious, which intrigues me.
For actor, Jeff Bridges seems to be a lock, and I haven't seen the movie so no opinion there. Although Colin Firth may sneak in there. I think Meryl Streep should get it for Julie and Julia, a movie I loved and where I totally forgot I was watching Meryl act --- she becomes Julia Child. Although Sandra Bullock may sneak in there.
For supporting roles, Mo'Nique and that Inglorious Basterds dude both seem like locks to win.
For director I hope Kathryn Bigelow gets it --- she would be the first woman to win, which is astonishing, and it is about damn time.
I am looking forward to Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin. And the clothes. And some surprises. And some drunk or stoned or overly nervous starving starlet slipping up and going off script and giving us an unforgettable moment, good or bad...
Now where's that effing popcorn?