Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Bloggers' Choice for Oscars

I decided to use the Oscar ceremony Sunday evening as part of my tax prep time. I pretend to watch something on TV, like the talking heads news shows, while I'm going through all the receipts accumulated during my writing-related business travel last year. It's a relatively painless way to accomplish a necessary but tedious task while something mildly distracting is going on in the background.

I have to admit, the entire ceremony is waaaaaaaay too long and drawn out. I was only interested in the actual awards, not the Hollywood hoopla. So it seemed to take forever to finish up, and when it did, it was a surprise. I haven't seen THE HURT LOCKER, but I have seen AVATAR. Now, I will definitely go to see the Oscar-winning Best Movie, THE HURT LOCKER and see what I think. Sometimes I agree with the Academy's selections. Sometimes I don't. That's fine. It's a free country, and we can agree to disagree.

I did agree with the Oscar Awards for Best Actress, Sandra Bullock, and Best Actor, Jeff Bridges. I've watched and enjoyed both these professionals act for years and years and appreciated and loved their work, even when they were underrated. Hurrah! They were finally recognized.
I wasn't familiar with the Supporting Actors' movies, so I'll have to check them out, too. After all, that's one of the reasons for having the Oscar Awards, right? First, to recognize excellent acting directing, screenwriting, and moviemaking. And second, to entice the audience to go see the movies.
So----what do you folks think? Do you agree with the Academy's choices for the Oscars? Which movie would you vote for year's Best? Best Actress? Best Actor? Supporting? Share your thoughts.