I don't usually post anything on weekends unless I have to. I couldn't resist this weekend because I love watching the Academy Awards. I'm so excited for the Oscars that I can't stand it.
I'm a huge film buff. I love seeing films in theatres and critique every film I see. I've seen seven out of the nine Best Picture nominees. I haven't seen Amour and Django Unchained yet even though I want to.
I've watched the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards in January and I know what films I'm rooting for. When I see an excellent film, I know it.
If you've noticed, I had the Oscar logo above on my right sidebar linked to the nominees. I'm that thrilled for the 85th Academy Awards! I look forward to this event every February and it's almost here! I love everything about the Oscars: the fashion, the nominees, the statuette, the films, the recognition to awesome filmmakers, the acceptance speeches and the television promotions. It's bliss when I watch the Oscars. No one can bug me while I watch it, but I end up having interruptions anyway.
I'm sharing what films I'll be rooting for on Sunday night. I know I may be disappointed if Argo doesn't win Best Picture and Emmanuelle Riva wins Best Actress, but it's anyone's game right now. This is the tightest Oscar race I've seen yet and I won't be surprised if the Academy pulls some upsets. All I know is I'll be laughing my head off with Seth McFarlane hosting and dreaming about accepting an Academy Award.
And the most important information: The Academy Awards are honoring the best films of 2012! Hosted by Seth McFarlane. Lincoln received the most nominations (twelve), including Best Picture and Best Director. The 85th Academy Awards will be on Sunday, February 24 at 4pm Pacific Time, 7pm Eastern Time and 6pm Central Time. Check your local listings.
My Oscar Picks
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook
Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln
Best Supporting Actress
Anne Hathaway in Les Miserables
Best Supporting Actor
Robert DeNiro in Silver Linings Playbook
Tommy Lee Jones in Lincoln
Are you watching the Oscars on Sunday?
What films are you rooting for on Oscar night?