Maybe it is the fact that I am actually interested in upcoming theatrical releases versus Netflix “watch it now” and the travel channel. It could also be the Mrs. Beasley’s baskets that have started to pour in and will inevitably lead to my wearing a size up from now until January. Maybe it is all the “for your consideration” ads taking over my screen on variety.com . And there is also a direct correlation to Trader Joe stocking candy cane JoJos and my waking up early to open the advent calendar. PEOPLE AWARDS SEASON IS UPON US!!!
Let’s look at our calendar shall we.
TUESDAY November 30th: Indie Spirit nominations announced – I’m always interested to read about the films I have never heard particularly the ones made by some kid with a flip cam for $10,000
FRIDAY December 10th: Golden Globe nominations close
MONDAY December 13th: Screen Actors Guild nominations close – this is where every actor in the Guild votes for themselves a la the duets episode of Glee
FRIDAY January 14th: Oscar nominations close – the major PR players are making sure every person casting their vote has seen their client’s performance at least three times
SUNDAY January 16th: GOLDEN GLOBES – it’s really only about the clothes and a good Rachel Zoe meltdown
TUESDAY January 25th: Oscar nominations announced – this is when I show up 3 hours late to the office
SUNDAY January 30th: Screen Actors Guild Awards – industry prom king and queen are announced
SUNDAY February 13th: BAFTA Awards – Hollywood’s attempt to humor the UK Film Industry
TUESDAY February 22nd: Oscar voting polls close
SATURDAY February 26th: Indie Spirit Awards
SUNDAY February 27th: OSCARS – hosted by James Franco and Anne Hathaway – I’m not overwhlemed both are nice to look at, frankly I’m just happy it is not Betty White
WHO IS HOTT???
Best Pic: The King’s Speech – The Social Network – 127 Hours – Black Swan – The Kids Are Alright – Toy Story 3 – The Fighter – Winter’s Bone
Best Director: Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan) – Danny Boyle (127 Hours) – Tom Hopper (King’s Speech) – David Fincher (The Social Network)
Best Actor: James Franco (127 Hours) – Colin Firth (King’s Speech) – Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter) – Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network)
Best Actress: Annett Bening (The Kids Are Alright) – Natalie Portman (Black Swan) – Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole) – Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone) – Julianne Moore (The Kids Are Alright)