Anyone who knows me knows that I love the Oscars. They are kind of my Super Bowl (unless the Broncos are playing, then the actual Super Bowl is my Super Bowl.)
I print out nomination sheets and make my friends and family fill them out – winner gets bragging rights for a year. I text my out-of-state friends all night long, commenting on the crazy dresses, the best (and awful) performances, the people that should have won, etc.
But this year? This year, I’m just not feeling it.
I’ve watched two of the best picture nominees – The Martian and Mad Max, which I both highly recommend. I’d love to watch some of the other nominated films like The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, and The Revenant. I’ve never even heard of Spotlight and I had no clue they turned Room into a movie (but I can recommend the book!) I’m sure I’ll watch them eventually. Maybe.
At the very least I plan on watching the animated and live shorts, which usually pop up On Demand a few weeks before the ceremony.
I hope my love of all things Oscars isn’t fading and it’s just an off year. I guess time will tell. Are you planning on watching? Who are you rooting for?