I won! I won! My family and I always have a bet on picking the winners for the Oscars, and this year was my year! I got 15 out of 24 categories correct!
I would love to say that seeing six of the nine "Best Picture" nominees paid off. That's probably not true though. I just took a lot of great guesses. Most of the time I guessed Hugo or The Artist to take a category, and they did. I didn't even see THOSE two movies. I guess I should sometime, though!
It was a fun night. Mr. Lock and I went to my parents house. We played a board game with my dad and youngest brother, had dinner, and then settled in for the show. I always love when Billy Crystal hosts, and honestly I found last night's Awards very entertaining.
I was upset that they didn't perform Man or Muppet (nominated for Best Original Song) live. I was hoping to see that, but oh well. It was overall a great show and a very enjoyable evening!
Plus, I won! Hooray! Fourteen whole dollars! Whatever will I do with my new riches?!
Do you watch The Academy Awards? I've been watching them for as long as I can remember, begging my mom to let me stay awake to "just see one more segment? Please?". When I was 12-years-old I stayed up to watch the entire show for the first time, watching Titanic win its 11 awards (my most favourite movie at the time). Ever since then, I've watched the show in its entirety annually. It's a big tradition in my house for us to use Oscar ballots from the web to pick winners and see who can get the most right, we always bet $2 each on it to make it more interesting.
My goal is to have a house that's great for hosting events one day, so I can move the annual Oscar party there. I'd love to invite a few more friends and have ballots at the ready for everyone who wants to participate in "picking the winners" and friendly competition. It really makes for a fun evening!