In case you haven’t noticed, (or are one of the billions who have yet to read this horrifying blog), the awards season is a little bit like crack to me. I get obsessed with seeing every movie that’s nominated, (even the foreign ones. Yeah, I’m that pretentious). I get way too emotionally involved with the Oscar narrative and end up on mood stabilizers after the ceremony inevitably lets me down; (not really, but it’s been highly recommended by many). Then there’s a withdrawal period: cold sweats, mumbling acceptance speeches erratically, cursing Tyler Perry movie trailers that litter the post-Oscar quality movie draught. It’s just a mess. I recommend staying away.
Anyway, my mission this year is to not just to see every movie, (cause please, that’s not a challenge. I do it every year – my god I’m the worst). But this year, I’m going to try and review each one and provide an awards season play by play for you, my faithful readership (i.e. Dad). This has already been going on for a while now; please see my past reviews for The Help, The Ides of March, The Tree of Life, J. Edgar, Like Crazy, My Week With Marilyn, The Descendants, and Melancholia. By my count, I still have about 25 movies to see. Pray for me.
I hope that my obnoxious blog will become your source for all things awards season. I’ll be keeping close tabs on the race, recapping nominations and wins that lead up to O day, and during my Oscar hangover, as I cry for my precious The Tree Of Life that won nothing, I will be giving you the whole Oscar telecast play by play. Yeah, it’s going to get craaazy; that is, if you find Harvey Weinstein and In Memorium montages to be wild. I do, for the record. See above, re. crack.
So in the mean time, stay tuned. Golden Globes, a.k.a. the everybody and their dog gets a nomination awards, will be announcing their nominations on Thursday (Dec 15th). I’ll be recapping it and every tidbit of awards season fun from now until February 26, 2012. My Dad is psyched.
Are you excited for awards season? What have been your favorite movies of 2011? Was it a Tyler Perry Movie? Please leave. Jk. Comment.