Sunday, January 4, 2009

I Love...

... the smell of awards season in the morning! Ok.. I know that was corny... but it's true.

I never seem to have that "holiday let down" that many talk about. I know that when the holidays are over - award season begins. We'll be starting next Sunday, January 11th, with the Golden Globes! Very exciting. Click here to view a complete list of the nominees!

So far, we've seen "Doubt", "Curious Case of Benjamin Button", "Slumdog Millionaire", "Mamma Mia", "In Bruges", "Burn After Reading", & "Vicky Christina Barcelona". These are all nominated in the best picture categories - with the exception of "Doubt". (The Golden Globes differ from the Academy Awards in that there are two "best picture" categories. One for drama and the other for musical or comedy.) We will try to get one or two more nominated films in before next Sunday. But, given the slowness with which some films come to Salem, I may not have the opportunity.

We just got home from seeing "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button". So far, this is my choice for best picture of the year. Much of this epic film takes place in our beautiful New Orleans. Of course, we haven't seen EVERYTHING yet. But, this is about as close to a perfect film as I've seen. (And hey! Brad Pitt isn't too hard on the eyes either!)


Columbo said...

Awesome movie, and I even liked Brad Pitt.

irish daisies said...

ok now do you and your friends have an award date and dress up and watch the awards? ;) that was in san antonio tx

The Mulligan Family said...

Irish Daisies - No, I don't usually get together with friends for the awards shows. Just hubby and me. I'm really crazy when it comes to the shows and I don't want anyone to be talking during the show - only during the commercials. So, while hubby and I don't get dressed up, we do have our rituals with cocktails and party nummies and special dinners on those nights. For the Oscars I'm in a pool with friends in Cali. So, we are usually txt'ing or calling each other during the commercials. It's fun!

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