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Finally Another Blog...and Some Oscar Speak

Yes, it's definitely been a while since I've written you lovelies a blog. This is because I've been writing my second novel and I've still been contemplating my masters degree options. A masters in...creative writing. This was actually something suggested by my Psych adviser and something I think may be a really good idea. I have one novel written and another in the works. Grad school could really help me pull my skills together in to one completed published novel. As you can imagine, I'm not writing this to tell you only about grad school, but I actually have something to say...the OSCARS were last night and I have NO CABLE. I do still have the results and a little bit of insight though.
Octavia Spencer in "The Help"
First things first, the reason I am writing, Best Supporting Actress. Before I start saying certain people do or don't deserve awards, remember these are my opinions. Also, I really like Octavia Spencer so part of me is really glad she won the award. She deserves some type of recognition and I hope this means she'll stop being the funny gimmick in the background. I did see her in the help and I enjoyed her, but I thought a lot of her part was a bit over rated. This would include the shit pie incident that I really sick of hearing about. People like the outlandish and so they loved her, which is good and bad because there were parts where she just wasn't that great, but no one seemed to notice after shit pie. In my humble opinion Jessica Chastain was much better in her role, but considering she was the bimbo, I'm sure she was overlooked. The same goes for Melissa McCarthy for her butchy hilarious role in "Bridesmaids". I will say she made be very uncomfortable most of that movie and I loved her even more for it. I am biased being a Gilmore Girl fan though, so that would have been a voting issue. Sadly, I haven't seen "The Artist" so I can't make a decision on that.
Jessica Chastain in "The Help"
I will mention my favorite win...the winner of Best Original Song from the Muppets. I loved all of the music in that movie and "Man or a Muppet was well deserved. It was also hilarious.

I am also glad for Meryll Streep, she's always nominated, but it's been a while since we've seen her get a win. I haven't actually seen "Iron Lady" yet, but I am very anxious to watch.

My only regrets for this Oscar season was I haven't had the opportunity to keep up with it before they aired. Last year I was going to movies just to see what was nominated and this year, the night just sneaked up on me. Next year people, next year.


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