Yes, it’s time for the Academy Awards! I’m one of those award show junkies, so with the whole writer’s strike, I was afraid the Oscars would go the way of the Golden Globe and be a press conference.
A girl needs a red carpet every now and then!
And speaking of red carpets, let me just say that I LOVE to see the dresses, shoes, and jewelry. So much that I’ll actually endure the horrible interviews by the E network or TV Guide Network just so I can get a better view of the fashion. At least they’ve gotten rid of Joan Rivers. (I’m hoping Joey Fatone and Lisa Rinna won’t be as annoying, but I won’t hold my breath!)
But what I don’t understand is those stars who wear completely unflattering gowns. Many, many come to mind from years past. Remember when Gwyneth Paltrow chose a goth inspired look? Or when Uma Thurman wore some kind of crazy Swiss Miss outfit? And don’t even get me started on Cher.
I guess I find it hard to believe that they really thought those outfits looked okay. So I’m interested in seeing who made bad choices tonight, and who actually had a little sense. (or at least a good stylist)
As for the awards themselves…there really isn’t one I’m too excited about. I’m much more interested in the red carpet this year, although I would love to see Ruby Dee and Hal Holbrook win their categories. Hal Holbrook especially–I remember him as Reese Watson from Designing Women (my all time favorite show, which incidentally is now on TV Land!). And of course, I love Johnny Depp, so I guess I’m pulling for him too.
Speaking of awards and contests, the ACFW Genesis Contest entries are due next week. And I’m still on the fence about entering. I have 2 WIPs that are basically ready for entry, I just have to decide to do it. We’ll see. I was a finalist last year. Really just getting the feedback from the judges makes it worth it. So I’m probably going to make my submission in at least one category soon.