Saturday, March 01, 2014


It's finally here... Oscar weekend!

Are you ready to watch The Oscars on Sunday night on ABC?  Are you staying home in your jammies to watch the show?  Going to a glamorous party?

Most people I know stay home.  The Academy Awards should be fun with Ellen DeGeneres hosting this year.  She's witty and classy -- Ellen won't make anyone squirm on the most anxious night in Hollywood.  She plans to go into the audience and have fun with the stars... and that will be exciting.  That's why we watch... to see the celebs up close on the industry's biggest night.

Ellen will Tweet during the show to make it more a social media event around the world.  So watch with your tablet on your lap.

It's a hard night... filled with anticipation... and expectations... and hopes and dreams at the start of the show when everyone looks glam and hopeful.  The red carpet is all about potential winners.  And as the show slowly ticks by, half the room soon fills with losers and a disappointed energy... until the big final awards.  I'm always a little sad when the show wraps.  It's like seeing Times Square hours after the ball falls on New Year's Eve.  When the parties are over.  Did the night live up to the hype? 

I'm rooting for Matthew McConaughey for Best Actor.  Kate Blanchett for Best Actress (with Amy Adams a close second).  Best Picture?  I've only seen 6 out of 10... I'll pick Gravity.  It was a cinematic experience. 

No matter where you plan to watch, have fun!  Join that office Oscar pool, order in your favorite food, or buy snacks... and for one night... dream big.  It's a night about glamor, possibilities and dreams coming true.  After the show, you can give your Oscar speech in your bathroom mirror... don't forget to thank your mother. 

Here is the list of nominees for the 86th Academy Awards on ABC:

Want to know who is showing up at The Oscars?  Here is the official list of presenters:

Amy Adams
Kristen Bell
Jessica Biel
Jim Carrey
Glenn Close
Bradley Cooper
Penélope Cruz
Benedict Cumberbatch
Viola Davis
Daniel Day-Lewis
Robert De Niro
Zac Efron
Sally Field
Harrison Ford
Jamie Foxx
Andrew Garfield
Jennifer Garner
Whoopi Goldberg
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Anne Hathaway
Goldie Hawn
Chris Hemsworth
Kate Hudson
Samuel L. Jackson
Angelina Jolie
Michael B. Jordan
Anna Kendrick
Jennifer Lawrence
Matthew McConaughey
Ewan McGregor
Bill Murray
Kim Novak
Tyler Perry
Brad Pitt
Sidney Poitier
Gabourey Sidibe
Will Smith
Kevin Spacey
Jason Sudeikis
Channing Tatum
Charlize Theron
John Travolta
Christoph Waltz
Kerry Washington
Emma Watson
Naomi Watts

And the Oscar goes to....

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