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.

7 comments:

Kelly said...

Awesome idea! I am soo doing this! And if there's any sniff of Cadbury in your winner's prize I would say that's extremely exciting!

DeNae said...

Alright, Miz Helen. I'll do it. But please don't send me a wallaby if I win. I simply do NOT have the space in my house for a wallaby.

How about an Oscar category called "Movies you can see with your teenagers without one of you wanting to shoot yourself halfway through?" Admittedly, the winner would be "The Princess Bride" every year, because there aren't many films in this category.

Misty said...

While living in Sydney Rick and I made this a regular Family Home Evening for the two of us, who could guess the most right. The loser then had to provide the treats. By dumb luck last year Rick won. Count me in! And I'll be happy to score my own. I'm partial to Mint Slices.

MommyJ said...

Hi Helen... so glad you happened upon my blog too... Cause that meant I got to happen upon yours...

DeNae said...

OK, I already concede defeat on the Oscar thing. I can't even PRONOUNCE half these titles, let alone guess which ones were any good. I'll take the "infinite number of monkeys" approach to filling it out, and I'll submit it to you...um...the day after the Oscars. Does that work for you?

Actually, the real reason I was writing was to see if you, like the rest of Australia, were currently on fire.

However, after the revelatory comment you left on my blog, we'll just call you "smoldering" and leave you and Dal alone...

fifi said...

this is mum on fionas blog. Yes, I did win and, beware everyone, I still don't think I received my prize. Mind you I always have to concede defeat because ' of all the things i've lost, I miss my mind the most'.

Hel said...

SLANDER!

and using a pseudonym as well. I am sure we gave you the tickets mum.... if not, let me remedy that straight away.