Sunday, March 2, 2014

Oscar Sunday

It's been a wet and soggy weekend here in LA. Kind of a bummer for the Oscars. They're squeegy-ing off the red's not pretty.
There were so many great movies and performances this year, it's hard to pick my favorites.
I enjoyed every single thing about American Hustle.
So, so good!
These guys will probably win Best Picture but man it was hard to watch the brutal treatment of humans in 12 Years a Slave.
Matthew McConaughey nailed it yet again in Dallas Buyers Club...the favorite for Best Actor.  Another sad movie.
I was thoroughly entertained for three hours watching Wolf of Wall Street, and I loved the sweet and touching story of Philomena.

The stellar cast of August: Osage County was outstanding making it very entertaining.  What's not to love about Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts?  Not to mention Margo Martindale, Sam Shepard, Dermot Mulroney, Abigail Breslin, Juliette Lewis and Benedict Cumberbatch.  So much talent.
In Nebraska, June Squibb and Bruce Dern were amazing.  There's something really special about watching seasoned veterans shine so brightly.
Like I said, so many great movies and performances, it's impossible to pick a favorite.

On a side note, how awesome was the piece today on CBS Sunday Morning on Academy Award winner Eva Marie Saint?  True movie star.   But more importantly, she gets it.  No plastic surgery, 89 years old and looks beautiful.  Walks every day, married to the same man for 62 years, devoted mother and grandmother.  I'll leave you with one of her memorable quotes that is especially appropriate today:
"America is now obsessed with stars in an unhealthy way.  They don't actually deserve this kind of attention.  They're only actors, not scientists who are triumphing over cancer or doing some other wonderful thing." - Eva Marie Saint
I totally agree.  A healthy fascination however, is acceptable.  So for tonight, I'll be healthily obsessed.
How about you?
What are your Oscar favorites?
Have an awesome Sunday.


  1. Squeegy-ing the runway? Sheesh! I'm terrible at seeing movies in the theatre, but it should be fun to watch!

  2. well i was happy with the results. i really really wanted cate blanchett to win b/c blue jasmine was my favorite movie of the year. also dallas buyers club. i thought it was a good show. ellen was funny.

  3. I have to admit I haven't seen any of the movies! I know, I can't believe it either. Matthew was a sure bet though as Hollywood loves a transformation. Was hoping Leo would have won. He has such a wide range of emotions and he should get an award just for being one of the few actors that hasn't been botoxed up the wazoo. Leo, don't ever get rid of your "11" lines or you'll be "all washed up in this town, pink pad." Ha! Loved EMS's quote. So true.

  4. I haven't seen a movie in forever so I didn't know anything about the nominated movies. But I did see the CBS Sunday morning show and EMS was lovely and very funny.