Foul, foul, foul! I am beyond cranky today. And not just because my Oscar predictions were way off base (although they were; see below). I can't explain my foul mood. I had a great day yesterday. Although I could have done without the third degree from my mother on why I was going to grad school and why I chose anthropology and why I picked the three schools that I applied to. The question I have: Why do I keep having these conversations with my mother? Why can't I stand up to her to say, "I'm an adult. I've made my decision. You can support it or not. But I don't need to justify it to you and I don't need your approval." Why?
At least I have Oscar fug to look forward to. And, wow, the fug came out to play last night! Sandra, Amy, Michelle, Charlize---I'm talking to you. Pick yourself up a copy of the new People Style magazine. The one with Reese on the cover. Because Reese? Always looks fabulous.
My Oscar Scoreboard: 4 correct out of 18 categories. * marks the ones I got right.
Best Picture: Crash
Best Director: Ang Lee*
Best Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman
Best Actress: Reese Witherspoon*
Best Supporting Actor: George Clooney
Best Supporting Actress: Rachel Weisz
Original Screenplay: Crash
Adapted Screenplay: Brokeback Mountain
Best Animated Feature: Wallace & Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit*
Best Foreign-Language Film: Tsotsi
Art Direction: Memoirs of a Geisha*
Cinematography: Memoirs of a Geisha
Costume Design: Memoirs of a Geisha
Documentary Feature: March of the Penguins
Film Editing: Crash
Makeup: The Chronicles of Narnia*
Original Score: Brokeback Mountain
Original Song: It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp (Hustle & Flow)