The 2015 Oscar nominations are out. You may already know this. If you don’t and if you’re interested, you can click here to find out what’s going on.
As I’ve stated here before, I’m not very “with it” on this kind of stuff and in thinking back, I don’t know, really, if I ever have been. Just for my own amusement, I went down the list to see if I recognize any names. I made a few rambling notes.
Best Picture: Haven’t seen any of them listed. That’s no surprise. I haven’t heard of any of them either.
Best Actor: I know who Steve Carell is. Are you impressed? It makes me feel good to see Michael Keaton’s name there. I’ve liked his work for a long time. Having said that, I haven’t watched much of it lately. The rest of the names listed I don’t really know.
Best Actress: I know who Julianne Moore is and I’ve seen a lot of her movies. She’s a fine actress. I saw Reese Witherspoon in that Johnny Cash movie and she played a great June Carter. I don’t know who the rest of the ladies are. No real surprise there—right?
Best Supporting Actor: Good for Robert Duvall and Ed Norton. As for the rest, I’m assuming they’re good actors or they wouldn’t have been nominated. Of course, you know what happens when you assume.
Best Supporting Actress: Well, I’ll be damn! I’m aware of three of the names there on the list—Laura Dern, Patricia Arquette and Meryl Streep. Why I’m giving myself a pat on the back for this, I’m not sure.
How many times as Meryl Streep been nominated for an Oscar? I bet it’s a bunch but I’m not interested enough to do a Google search.
In my notes, I wrote down that the last time I watched the Oscars, David Letterman was the host. What does that tell you?
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