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Academy Award Throwdown

February 27, 2012

Let me set the stage for you.

Two years ago, I happened across a printable ballot and made copies for my roommates and I.  We filled them out, mostly making guesses.  I mean who has seen all of those foreign language or documentary films anyways?  At the end of the night, Josh walked away the winner.  So the next year, I was out for redemption.  Aaaaand, at the end of the night, Josh walked away the winner.  So once again this year, I was ready to take Josh down.  Or at least watch someone else win.

I supplied popcorn for distraction.

And sorbet champagne cocktails for inebriation.

This was genius.  

Taking a rushed picture with no less than 3 remotes in the background, not so genius.

And we filled out our ballots.

I laughed as Justin Beiber made an appearance in the opening skit.

Squealed as Tom Hanks showed up at the first presenter.

Gasped and said, “Ummm, is that J.Lo’s nipple??”

And hoped one of those cigarette girls would hand Angelina Jolie some popcorn.

I also raked in the wins.

I thought, “Who knew P.Diddy was part of an award-winning movie??”

Wondered why Emma Stone’s eyes were closed half the time she was on stage.

Was absolutely wow-ed by Cirque du Soleil.  

And said, “Is that Pharell playing the drums on the balcony??”

Then when it got down the the last big four awards, I realized I’d made a huge mistake.  I’d marked Demian Bichir for best actor, when really, I meant to mark Jean Dujardin.  Those names are both so French, it’s easy to confuse them, right?  I knew Jean was going to win.  Meaning I was going to lose.

So yay for Meryl.

And Octavia.

And Jean.

But losing totally sucks.  Except that I still beat Josh, who came in last, so in a way, I kinda won.

You’re going down next year, Joey.


4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 27, 2012 11:00 AM

    Confession: I totally fell asleep around 10ish and didn’t get to see the end of the awards 😦 The party thing sounds so much fun!!

  2. February 27, 2012 12:41 PM

    Haha I didn’t watch them (I love the Grammy’s but that’s about the only award show I’m really into!)

    I hadn’t seen most of the movies, other than The Artist, so I wouldn’t have had any idea who to vote for! haha

  3. February 27, 2012 4:02 PM

    I did the prediction contest thing for the Oscars too and through a combination of luck and mad Oscars predicting skillz, I won my pool! Mwahahaha….completely agree with you about Emma Stone and Angelina Jolie. Emma acted so strangely and Angie needs to eat something right now. Love watching the Oscars though!

  4. February 29, 2012 2:34 PM

    Confession: I think I’m the only person who doesn’t watch award shows! I’m a sucker for pretty much anything, but I just can’t get into awards shows.

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