Normally, I have to pry myself out of bed on cold middle of January winter mornings like today. The alarm clock screaming at me at 6:20 comes way too early. The house feels way too cold. The thought of prying grumpy tired kids from their warm cozy beds seems way too daunting. That’s how it is on a normal Tuesday.
Today, however, is no normal Tuesday. Today I popped myself right out of bed. I’m not sure, but I may have even had a smile on my face. Why? It’s “Oscar Nomination Tuesday”, of course. (See how I capitalized, italicized and quotation marked that phrase? That will give you some sort of clue about my Oscar fascination, which may be bordering on the unhealthy.)
Don’t tell my husband, but I have a life long love affair with the statuesque gold man named Oscar. Every year I make my friends and family fill out Oscar ballots in advance of the show, to see who can make the most correct predictions. I even have a gift basket for the grand prize winner, which usually just so happens to be me, but it wouldn’t really be fair for me to win my own prize basket so I graciously pass the prize on to the runner-up…after my acceptance speech…heehee…
Imagine my excitement when I realized that I could take my Oscar ballot routine to a whole new level. YOU!
YOU are my whole new level.
So humor me. Let’s see how skilled the Coffee Break audience is in making Oscar predictions. Pretty please take my Oscar poll. Vote for you you want to win.
It’s completely anonymous. You’ve got nothing to lose, so just do it, okay?
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 2011 award nominations
Check out the rest of the nominations at oscar.go.com.
By the way, the hosts for this year’s show are James Franco and Anne Hathaway.
And don’t forget to mark Feb. 27 on your calendar. That’s Oscar Day, also know as Christmas in February at my house.
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