Saturday, February 26, 2011

Who's Watching the Oscars?



I might actually watch this year.

I've seen 127 hours and True Grit, and I'd like to see if Natalie Portman gets the Oscar for Black Swan.

Also, a favorite actor of mine since I was 12 is finally nominated for his first Oscar this year: Christain Bale. I remember watching him in Empire of the Sun, and my all time favorite: Treasure Island with Charleton Heston as one of the best pirates ever.



Do you recognize Christian Bale in the background? Oh the many nights I stayed up thinking about being on that ship when I was 12. We watched it in my six grade english class and that's when I fell in love with the idea of pirates and that talented actor. I've watched his progress ever since: Little Women, Batman, even as one of the voices in Disney's Pocahontas.

Now he's nominated for The Fighter. I didn't see it because I hate watching boxing, but I still hope he wins.

What about you? Any Oscar picks?

15 comments:

Cherie Reich said...

I probably won't watch the Oscars, but I would like to see some of the movies nominated, including The King's Speech and Black Swan.

*laughs* I probably will have to edit during it or something. I did finally figure out what was off about that one short story you read, so I definitely plan to fix it and submit. :D

Deniz Bevan said...

I've seen The Fighter and The King's Speech and I do hope the latter sweeps it all.

But Christian Bale can win, if you like [g] I saw him first in the movie they made of the Julian Barnes novel Metroland. And hey, I didn't know he'd played Laurie in a version of Little Women! That must be fun to see.

Lindsey Duncan said...

No Oscars for me, but I am dying to see The King's Speech (and Inception - still haven't gotten to that one!). I am probably the only person in the world who saw Derek Jacobi in the previews and squeed. *CADFAEL!*

I would hate to be a nominee in the Visual Effects category. Looks like stiff competition.

Nicole MacDonald said...

Ooo I loved Black Swan! Natalie so deserves to win :)

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Carol Kilgore said...

No picks, but I'm hoping Natalie Portman wins Best Actress.

rebecca said...

We're having an Oscar party at my daughter's house cuz football's over and we now don't have anything to do on Sundays! LOL! I've seen all of the movies with the exception of Toy Story, The Kids Are Alright and some other one I can't remember the name. Portman is a shoe-in to win for Best Actress (seen it, deserves it), Colin Firth is a shoe-in for Best Actor (seen it, deserves it) and I really, really, really hope Bale gets it for Best Supporting (seen it, deserves it, unbelievable acting on his part).

Jennifer Shirk said...

I used to watch the Oscars all the time before I had kids. Now I don't see as many movies so I'm kind of out of the loop on what's out. Wah. Does this mean I'm getting old? LOL

The Words Crafter said...

I haven't watched awards shows in ages, but I do keep up on imdb.com.

I'll definitely be checking in!

Jemi Fraser said...

I don't get to the movies much so I don't watch the Oscars very often. It's fun to peek in now and again to see who's winning and what they're wearing - but I'll be watching the Scotties instead (Canadian women's curling championship) :)

WritingNut said...

Ooh, I was distracted for the last little while watching it.. but I forced myself to return to my desk right now to get some work done..

Apparently, I'm STILL distracted, since I'm visiting instead of working ;)

Hope you had a fantastic weekend!

Julie Musil said...

My attention span is waaay too short to watch the Oscars. I like finding out who won the next morning. And I learned your fave won! I really want to see The King's Speech. I first fell in love with Colin Firth in Pride and Prejudice. Sigh.

roxy said...

Unfortunately, I was out-voted on watching the Oscars. The same thing happens every year. Hope the dresses were pretty . . . P.S. I want to watch The King's Speech. I really like Colin Firth ; )

Laurel Garver said...

I'm late to this conversation, but I wanted to add that if you are a big Bale fan, you MUST see The Prestige (now out on DVD). I think it's one of his best roles ever. And it's a mind-bendingly awesome film.

I didn't know about his role in Treasure Island. Did you see him in Henry V when he was just 14 or in Newsies at 16? I don't think the guy ever had an awkward period.

Kaylie said...

If you're going to talk about Christian Bale, don't forget Newsies.

Theresa Milstein said...

I didn't recognize Christian Bale.

I watched about 30 minutes of it, hated it, and changed the channel. How about you?

Alice in Wonderland won for cinematography or something, which was well-deserved!