Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Oscars

I know this is belated but I’d like to touch on the Academy Awards. I still haven’t gotten around to seeing many of the nominated films, so I figure my timing is appropriate enough.

We had a small Oscars viewing party with sushi and cookies last Sunday. Parts of the Academy Awards were painfully drawn out. And then there was that awkward and really ironic moment when J. Lo had a “nip slip” while saying aloud (along with Cameron Diaz): “A dress should be tight enough to show you’re a woman and loose enough to show you’re a lady.”

But overall the show was actually moving. It told a story of what movies are all about: story-telling. The actors’ pre-filmed interviews were especially enjoyable because they were true and relatable – a reminder of why so many people love “the movies” and why film really brings people together, all over the world.


P.S. If you’re in NYC and you’d like to view the Oscar-nominated shorts, you can go to the IFC Center.

P.P.S. I used to want to be an actress; I even wrote my Academy Award acceptance speech at one point… At around age 10 I was cast in an NYU student film (which, at the time, seemed like a really big deal). It was called “Bored to Pieces” and you can see it here…


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