Monday, March 08, 2010

My First Oscar Win!

Every year My Sweetie and I compete to guess the Oscar winners and every year he beats the crap out of me. But not this year. We started out tied, and then he pulled ahead after "best animated feature" was announced. I had picked Fantastic Mr. Fox over Up, which was kinda stupid, but it is what it is. As soon as he took that first lead, I thought, "Okay same as every year, here he goes." But it was not to be. I pulled right back up to our tie with "best sound mixing." I had The Hurt Locker and he had Avatar. (Also I may not have these in the exact right order.) My Sweetie pulled ahead again with "best art direction" as he had picked Avatar and I had picked Nine. I came right back though with best original song. I had picked the one from Crazy Hearts just because I think T Bone Burnett is cool, while My Sweetie had gone with the song from Nine. And after that he never beat me again. Altogether, we had 8 where we picked the same winner and 10 where we both picked the wrong folks. But I pulled ahead on best actress. My Sweetie went with Gabourey Sidibe and I of course picked Sandra Bullock although I had been second guessing it all day (thinking they might go with Meryl Streep). And for my last and final win over My Sweetie I picked The Hurt Locker for best picture and he had chosen Avatar. It was fun finally winning after all these years, but what really happened was My Sweetie's luck finally ran out. Of those 10 we both missed, he usually got about 4 or 5 of those. Categories like: Documentary Short, Live Action Short Film and Animated Short Film. He always just guessed and got lucky. Not this year.

3 comments:

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Congrats. I used to do this with my wife too but I suck at it and have given up the contest. It's probably due to my tendency to root for the underdogs.

Jazz said...

And the Oscar for best guesses goes to...

Geewits!!!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I LOVE that you two have an Oscar Contest each year...CONGRARTS to you, my dear. I think it's great you all vote on everything even if it is just a guess without seeing the films---like Short Films, etc.

As to my felings: I didn't care for that Dance Number because of "context". There was no context at all....So, nothing they did made any sense whatsoever...Not true of the Best Song because they showed us the Original Context PLUS the recording of same, which worked wonderfully for me....I think they would have done better showing us even a little bit of each film WITH a bit of the Musical Score....Just my opinion.
I was pretty sure The Academy was going to give the Oscar to Sandra Bullock., even though my personal choice was Meryl. It was a good year!