I have a new favorite DIY project, and his name is Oscar. (Or, in the case of our now running office joke, Rocky. Say in a Rocky Horror voice. Get it? Yes, we’re dorks.)
While I’m not much for celebrity, I am a HUGE fan of the Oscars. And, maybe more importantly, Oscars parties.
Sunday marks the 85th telecast of the Academy Awards, and over 50 films are nominated across the 24 categories. No matter which end up bringing home the iconic Oscar, we scoped the list and came up with 8 movies worth watching, even after award season is over.
Call it Boston pride, but my favorite moments from last night’s Golden Globes had to be from Amy Poehler and Ben Affleck (and by extension, Jennifer Garner — also owed in part to my renewed obsession with her tough & buff agent alter ego Sydney Bristow, thanks to a recent
The Oscars, while mostly a red carpet ogle-fest these days, are the time of year to celebrate films and movie-going as our favorite, democratizing form of entertainment — and this awards ceremony in particular is one that should be shared with friends, just like you once enjoyed those movies being honored.
I’ll be the first to admit it: I’m a huge film nerd. When it comes to movies, I’m particularly fond of the indies, as well as the humble, reluctant celebrities and talented artists who make them. I like to support the underdogs, and I like to see films that might not otherwise make it into theaters or get picked up for mass distribution.
In 2006, Reese Witherspoon accepted the Oscar for Best Actress in a second-hand Dior gown from a vintage shop in Paris. (It was later revealed that the dress once belonged to an unnamed princess.)