Monday, February 01, 2010

tomorrow's gonna be a good, good day...

in the world of pop culture. Starting bright and early (8:30 am EST), the Oscar nominations will be announced. This makes it infinitely harder for all the stars and starlets on the West Coast to have interviews responding to their nomination. I say they should just do them in their pj's.

As a nerdy movie watcher who loves awards season, it is needless to say that I am PUMPED about the Oscar nom's coming out. Especially with this new 10 Best Picture nomination nonsense. Here's my predictions for who I think will get nom's:
(in bold is my early prediction of who is going to win)

Best Picture:
Up in the Air
Hurt Locker
Inglorious Basterds
A Single Man
Julie and Julia
An Education

Best Director:
James Cameron, Avatar
Jason Reitman, Up in the Air
Kathryn Bigelow, Hurt Locker
Quentin Tarantino, Inglorious Basterds
Lee Daniels, Precious

Best Actor
Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
George Clooney, Up in the Air
Morgan Freeman, Invictus
Jeremy Renner, Hurt Locker
Colin Firth, A Single Man

Best Actress
Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
Meryl Streep, Julie and Julia
Gabourey Sidibe, Precious
Carey Mulligan, An Education
Helen Mirren, The Last Station

Best Supporting Actor
Stanley Tucci, Lovely Bones
Christoph Waltz, Inglorious Basterds
Woody Harrelson, The Messenger
Matt Damon, Invictus
Peter Sarsgaard, An Education

Best Supporting Actress
Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air
Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air
Diane Kruger, Inglourious Basterds
Mo'Nique, Precious
Penélope Cruz, Nine

Now for the second big pop culture event of tomorrow... and perhaps a little more mysterious and exciting - the premiere episode of LOST's last season. Clip show from 8-9, two hour season premiere from 9-11. What will become of the castaways? Did Juliette detonate the bomb? Why does that one dude never age? Who the heck is the guy in the black shirt who hates Jacob? Who the heck is Jacob? What is the island, anyways? What is the smoke monster? Will Kate end up with Jack or Sawyer? Where'd Vincent the dog go? How many licks does it take til you get to the center of a Tootsie Roll pop?

Hopefully we will get answers to all these questions and more this season. Or a lot of people are gonna be seriously pissed for watching this mysterious series for years, getting more and more confused only to end up EVEN MORE confused. But I have faith in the writers of LOST to bring us something great.

Tomorrow night I'll be at my brother's LOST premiere party, where we'll be enjoying Sun and Gin and Tonics, We Have to go Back Jack and Cokes, Frank Lapitas and Hummus, Hurley Curly Fries, and more!

Tomorrow is also Groundhog's Day. I hope he either sees or doesn't see his shadow. I can't remember which one means less winter. But that one. Come on Punxsutawney Phil, help a sister out. I need a tan.