It is possibly my favorite time of year (besides Christmas)….. awards season! I love all the awards shows, from the Golden Globes to the SAG awards, but let’s face it, there’s nothing like the Oscar Awards! They are the Cadillac of the awards shows; the one every other one aspires to be. For the last ten years, we have gotten together with the same couple and I look forward to it every year. We have cocktails and appetizers (of course!), and we spend a lot of time critiquing dresses and speeches. But the funnest part is the ballot thing. I admit, I am very into it. Starting about a week before the show, we spend time explaining to my kids that there is no talking (like the movies) and try to emphasize that “this is mommy’s Super Bowl.” Haha! I told you I was into it;)
I love the glamour of it, and of course, I am a huge movie fan so I love when they do the lifetime achievement awards. The heartfelt speeches and even the tribute to the people who have passed away that year can all make me cry. And I usually win the ballot contest! However, this year my son, who is also a huge movie fan, has decided to challenge me so, we will see!
And, sometime in the few weeks after the awards show, my girlfriend and I will go to FIDM to see the costumes displayed in the Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibit. Every year they display the costumes from several Oscar nominated films. It is amazing, and it really highlights the beauty and artistry of movies for me. Beautiful clothing and movies…. it’s the perfect day for me:)
How will you spend the Oscar awards?