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What is everybody up to this weekend? I am very excited to watch the Academy Awards on Sunday night. I love the Oscars -- the awards, the fashions, the glitz, the performances, the speeches, the jokes, the musical numbers...the whole package. It's just so much fun! Will you be watching?
I am cheering on a few of my favorites this year. I am a big fan of David O. Russell and his films. He is such an exciting film maker. I loved last year's Silver Linings Playbook and this year's American Hustle. Hopefully "American Hustle" will win for best picture. I thought it was one of those films that harkens back to the great films from the sixties and seventies, one that will stand the test of time. It captured a particular era -- the seventies -- so well. The costume design could certainly win an award. And what a story it told of con men, reinvention, survival and love. The best films always tell the best stories and David O. Russell tells his stories in such a romantic style. The music was perfection and the energy of the film was exhilarating and often magical. The cast included such talented actors and all the performances were excellent. Jennifer Lawrence just may walk away with a second academy award, this time for best supporting actress. She was so good.
Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence from "American Hustle"
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But truth be told, I am secretly hoping that Sally Hawkins wins for her supporting role in Blue Jasmine. I am a big fan of hers. It seems that there is a lot of enthusiasm for Matthew McConaughy to win for best actor and Jared Leto for best supporting actor for their performances in Dallas Buyers Club. That would make me very happy. And Cate Blanchett has to win for best actress! Her performance in "Blue Jasmine" was simply breathtaking. But as we all know, there are often surprises and we'll just have to wait and see what happens on Sunday night. Who will you be rooting for?
Wishing you a fabulous Oscar weekend!