Monday, 9 February 2009
And the Oscar goes to...
Dal and I were discussing this afternoon on our way home from our movie date (I may get used to these regular dates if he's not careful) that there seemed to be an awards category missing from the Academy Awards. I know, I know.... I hear you say "Helen, those darn awards go for longer than four hours already. Why do you want another category?" OR you could be saying "Helen, why am I even reading your blog?.... you never seem to have anything useful to say."
I'll address the last question first.... I don't know why you read my blog. Maybe you have some insane desire to torture yourself daily.
To the first question - If it is already four hours long, what's another category and when you think about it, you will agree that our "new" category - Best Clint Eastwood Movie - MUST be added. This year, the nominees are "Gran Torino" and "Changeling". My money is on Gran Torino, just because I like that Clint is one bad 79 year old.
Speaking of the Oscars, you are now officially invited to the Petersen's Oscar Blog party. We have had the chance to host one Oscar party in the past, but circumstances have always been wrong to hold another. That is why this year, I am inviting all my blog friends and family to join with us in the building excitement that comes along with "good movie" season. Grab your ballot, fill it out and send it to me (email, mail, etc).
Dal and I will dutifully sit through the four or five hours of awards ceremony and mark each of your ballot papers. The person/s with the most correct guesses will be blessed with Hel's very own Oscar movie package - stuffed with treats from Down Under (I know - not so exciting for the Australians, sorry) and a few films that have previously won best film.
P.S. Don't worry if you haven't seen any of the films - last time we did this, my mum won. She hadn't seen one film on the ballot paper and has no clue (sorry mum) about movies.