Sunday, February 26, 2012

Oscar Night 2012

Oscar night. This is the Super Bowl for movie fans. I grew up in a household that revered films, Hollywood, and movie stars. I'm not talking celebrities - I'm talking movie STARS. Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Bette Davis. Golden oldies. Today's talent - Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Clint Eastwood (more as a director), Glenn Close, Colin Firth, Kate Winslet, and more. An excellent movie can transport, entertain, and enlighten.

I am the film critic for The Little Paper of San Saba - a town without a cinema. Thanks to Cecil Cherico for creating my press pass.

My Oscar ballot (courtesy of Entertainment Weekly) is filled out and ready for tonight. I think The Artist shall win big. I'm hoping for George Clooney as Best Actor for The Descendants and Viola Davis as Best Actress for The Help. As I reviewed the nominees, I can say it's been a good year at the movies with worthy contenders. Hooray for Hollywood!


  1. I should have told you that Brandon Oldenburg would win the Animated Short. You'd have had another right choice on your ballot. I've known Brandon since he was four years old, and even way back then, he was one of the most creative little kids I've ever known. I tell you, it is a real kick to actually know a nominee and now I know an oscar winner!!! What a thrill!!!

    You probably don't know, but Brandon is related to Bev Vines-Haines by marriage - Brandon's older brother is married to Bev's daughter Amy. Another instance of "Six Degrees of Separation" in action.

  2. How cool is that - wow!!! Thanks for the comment and info. Wish I'd had the insider scoop - I'll have to look for his name in the future.