E: That’s right, it’s my favorite time of the year – tomorrow is Oscar nomination morning! Huzzah! When Emma Stone and host-to-be Seth McFarlane announce the nominations tomorrow morning, I’ll be glued to the television, waiting on their every word. All too often, it’s easy to tell who’s going to win Oscar once you’ve gone through enough pre-cursor awards. But the nominations? There’s always wiggle room, no matter how many lesser award nominations you see. There’s always a bit of mystery, the chance for a snub or the really exciting inclusion of a fresh new artist or an unexpected reward for a low profile character actor. Before the nominations, so much more is possible.
E: So what if it’s 50 degrees out here in Massachusetts? According to Hollywood, this weekend is the start of summer. That’s right – it’s blockbuster season, folks! If you like spectacle, you’re going to like this month. And if you like comic books and larger than life characters, you’re going to like it a lot. You’re going to like this whole summer.
E: Those Globes are tricky, all right. They never do what you expect. One movie I assumed was a drama, the Hollywood Foreign Press didn’t. Several times, they considered someone lead who’d been campaigned as supporting, and vice versa. They had a couple nominations that totally surprised, and a lot of omissions. But hey, it’s still good times. Let the party begin!