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Saturday, February 26, 2011


The Oscars are on tomorrow night!  I love watching them.  I've watched them for as long as I can remember.

Some Oscar trivia for you:

The youngest person to ever receive an Oscar was 5-year-old Shirley Temple - in 1934.
(However, Shirley's Oscar was an honorary one.)
The youngest actress to win a standard Oscar wasTatum O'Neal, who was 10 years old when she won the Best Supporting Actress award for "Paper Moon" in 1974.)
George Burns was the oldest Oscar winner when he won as Best Supporting Actor for "The Sunshine Boys." at age 80 (in 1976).
But that mark was later surpassed by Jessica Tandy, who won her Best Actress Oscar at age 81 for "Driving Miss Daisy."
The oldest actor to win the Oscar for Best Actor wasHenry Fonda, for "On Golden Pond". He was 76. 

I think the only one of those movies I've seen is "Driving Miss Daisy" - I really need to watch more old movies.  

The three movies that won the most Oscars were "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" (2003),
"Titanic" (1997) and "Ben-Hur" (1959). All three movies won 11 statuettes.
(Second place is held by "West Side Story," which won ten Oscars.)

Again I've only seen LOTR and Titanic.

Of the 10 2011 Best Picture Nominees, I've only seen "Toy Story 3", "Inception" and "The Social Network".  I've heard nothing but great things from friends who have seen "The King's Speech" and most people I know didn't really like "Black Swan" - I'm sensing a nomination simply because the movie has some shock value or something.  I'm guessing "The King's Speech" will win based on the buzz I've heard about it.  

I've seen 2 of the nominated films for Best Documentary, "Gasland" and "Exit Through The Gift Shop" - loved them both (even if they both pissed me off a little - documentaries are suppose to get your blood pumping a little I think).  

And then there's the red carpet!  Can't wait to see what everyone is wearing.

Some of my all time favorites:

Kate - always looks amazing.  I have a slight girl crush on her.

Michelle Williams - Kudos for wearing something besides black, white or red.

And Grace Kelly because she's Grace Kelly.

And then there's the bad...... (mostly from the late 80's, early 90's - SHOCKING I know)

I won't even put the Bjork swan catastrophe on, that's a given, haha!

Happy Popcorn and Movies everyone!

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