Yippie yippie! The Academy Award nominees were announced this morning!
We love the movies over here. And we love Oscar nomination time. We have so much fun running around like crazy people, trying to see all the movies we can fit in, that have been nominated. Last year we had so much fun in our frenzied dash to cram in all the movies - we kept running into one of my husbands co-workers at the same movies - she and her boyfriend were on the same movie mission. Fellow addicts. :)
We especially love to see the animated shorts, the live action shorts and the documentaries that are nominated. You almost never get a chance to see the wonderful animated & live action shorts and the documentaries are seldom shown, unless HBO and PBS air them.
Oh gosh! I'm so thrilled that Food Inc. received a nomination for documentary film! Doin' the happy dance over here!
We've seen seven of the ten best picture nominees - all but "The Blind Side", "Precious" and "A Single Man". I've been wanting to see "A Single Man" since it came out and hopefully we'll see it this weekend and the other two sometime before the award ceremony. The race is on! :)
Speaking of which, hubs gets a three day weekend so we're hoping to go to The Dickens Festival this weekend if it doesn't rain. Rain rain go away, come again some other day! Puhleeeze! Well shoot, I just noticed they have a Fezziwig's Ball and it's all sold out. WAH!
Speaking of films - I can barely wait for Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland to come out on March 5th!!! They showed a trailer for it (when we saw Avatar) and it looks so wonderful. What a wonderful cast and I'm so intrigued to see the young girl from "In Treatment" as Alice.
And how's this for a segue - I received a birthday surprise yesterday, the most charming Alice of them all! Adorable darling dear Pam, of yoborobo, sent me her lovely print "Alice Waiting" (to celebrate and mark my further advance into my dotage bwahahahhaha!). I love her Pam. So much! Thank you thank you thank you, you big sweetie pie. Thank you for being such a kind and generous soul and being my pal!