I've printed out Oscars ballots for everyone and I'm looking forward to scrutinizing everyone's red carpet looks. Think about it -- half this town has spent the entire day getting hair, makeup and wardrobe done. At least we get cabbage rolls for our efforts. As far as the picks go, there are many nominations that baffle me. "Tree of Life" was so bad it got booed at film festivals, "The Artist" is nothing special and why isn't it in the foreign film category, anyway? Good old fashioned Weinstein politics, surely. My vote for best screenplay is Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" and Meryl Streep for best actress (despite the fact that the film was lousy) and Brad Pitt for "Moneyball."
So there's my completely biased POV. I'll be watching it all with LO, explaining the whole process to her and how she should really avoid a career in entertainment. One day, if I'm ever nominated, I'll tell her the same thing. "NO WAY," as she would say.