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Oh the Oscars. A night of pretty dresses, boring speeches, occasionally a good joke and/or dance routine, and more or less everyone knows who is going to win and is just hoping for an upset or two. Because people can tell by now what will be at the Oscars. I call them “Oscar Sniffing Movies,” movies that are clearly designed to get an Oscar. They typically have either very strong casts or completely obscure casts, they are about “profound” subjects that are intentionally emotionally manipulative, and they are usually not very popular with the mainstream. The critical darlings. Some of them absolutely deserve it. There are a lot of the same names that pop up in the acting category, again because they probably deserve it (Meryl Streep baby I’m looking at you), but sometimes you have to go “really? Again? Sigh.” Anyway here’s a look at the nominations and my personal reactions to them. The exciting thing is that Billy Crystal is finally back. After years away. He has been one of my favorite comedic actors for a very long time, and I always enjoyed his Oscar presentations. I’m not a huge fan of Eddie Murphy, although I’m sure he would’ve done fine as a host, but yeah I’m psyched to see Billy. He wasn’t asked to host for eight years before this for no good reason. Welcome back, Billy!

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So the Golden Globe nominations came out today and I gave it a quick look over. I’m not a huge fan of award shows. For every deserved award there is at least one other that isn’t, and let’s not even get started on the nominations which make you go WHAT? I don’t care about who wears what and it only succeeds in being actually entertaining and funny once and awhile. However, I will be watching this one because Ricky Gervais is hosting. Ricky Gervais is one of my favorite comedians and writers in the world, and I love how much he hates the show himself. Here’s a look at the nominees and my gut reaction to each of them. I’m probably only going to respond to the big ones here. I’ll admit when I haven’t seen a movie so you’ll know it’s a mostly uninformed opinion! This is about the film categories, I’ll do another for television.

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