For as long as I can remember, my family has made a huge deal about the Oscars! We devote our weekend evenings to watching the nominated films, print out ballots, do our research, prepare a ton of food, and compete against each other for the title of this years Oscar winner! Yes, we even have a trophy that we write the winners name on! This coveted trophy sits beside the TV all year long as a reminder of what is at stake.
In case you are living under a rock and haven't heard the nominations that were announced earlier today, here are a few of them:
"Amour," "Argo," "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Django Unchained," "Les Miserables," "Life of Pi," "Lincoln," "Silver Linings Playbook," "Zero Dark Thirty."
Bradley Cooper, "Silver Linings Playbook"; Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"; Hugh Jackman, "Les Miserables"; Joaquin Phoenix, "The Master"; Denzel Washington, "Flight."
Actress:Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty"; Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"; Emmanuelle Riva, "Amour"; Quvenzhané Wallis, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"; Naomi Watts, "The Impossible."
Supporting Actor:Alan Arkin, "Argo"; Robert De Niro, "Silver Linings Playbook"; Philip Seymour Hoffman, "The Master"; Tommy Lee Jones, "Lincoln"; Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained."
Amy Adams, "The Master"; Sally Field, "Lincoln"; Anne Hathaway, "Les Miserables"; Helen Hunt, "The Sessions"; Jacki Weaver, "Silver Linings Playbook."
Michael Haneke, "Amour"; Benh Zeitlin, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"; Ang Lee, "Life of Pi"; Steven Spielberg, "Lincoln"; David O. Russell, "Silver Linings Playbook."
So? Are you excited yet? I sure am. :)
Do you have any fun traditions or opinions on the nomination? Let me know as I love everything Oscars! All I know is I have a lot of movies to catch up on!!!!!