Friday, 5 February 2010

Oscar Nominations etc

Heyyy blogsville,

As I'm sure you have all figured out, I am a movie fanatic, from holly, to bolly and nollywood! Now I love to watch all genres of movies, but I am more of a fan of drama, thrillers, comedy and romance. Oh and animation, chinese, and foreign films. I also love horror movies!
OK I love them all, except core male type action like Rocky or Transformers. Seen them both and dont like them. I also dont like over the top vulgar comedy such as Borat or Zohan. You get the idea.

What I have noticed is that as I have grown older my taste in movies like every aspect of life I guess, has grown. Every year I watch the Oscars and try and watch the movies that are the big winners. Usually, I never agree with their tastes but lately I have grown to always agree with their choices, or maybe the movies that have come out in the past year have just been superb, 2009/2010 has seen the release of excellent movies.
I just saw the movie Julie and Juila, with Meryl Streep(who is an ageless goddess)and I loved it. I have always loved cooking and love trying out new recipes so I have decided to blog about another one of my passions which is cooking! After watching the movie, I went to amazon and bought a bunch of cook books to try out recipes, so for my next post, I will post a recipe I have succesfully cooked with pictures and hope you guys will tell me what you think!

Anyway so the oscar nominations are out, and I am so excited, and thanks to Julie and Julia, I have decided to set myself a task. I am going to watch EVERY SINGLE OSCAR NOMINATED MOVIE. And I will give you a quick summary of each, and after the awards, I will let you know who I think deserves the award. Yes people, there are perks to having a crap job, i.e you have a lot of time on your hands!

Here is the list of Nominations:
Best actor
Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart)
George Clooney (Up In The Air)
Colin Firth (A Single Man)
Morgan Freeman (Invictus)
Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker)

Best supporting actor
Matt Damon (Invictus)
Woody Harrelson (The Messenger)
Christopher Plummer (The Last Station)
Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones)
Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds)

Best actress
Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side)
Helen Mirren (The Last Station)
Carey Mulligan (An Education)
Gabourey Sidibe (Precious)
Meryl Streep (Julie & Julia)

Best supporting actress
Penelope Cruz (Nine)
Vera Farmiga (Up In The Air)
Maggie Gyllenhaal (Crazy Heart)
Anna Kendrick (Up In The Air)
Mo'Nique (Precious)

Best adapted screenplay
District 9 - Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell
An Education - Nick Hornby
In The Loop - Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche
Precious - Geoffrey Fletcher
Up In The Air - Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner

Best original screenplay
The Hurt Locker - Mark Boal
Inglourious Basterds - Quentin Tarantino
The Messenger - Alessandro Camon and Oren Moverman
A Serious Man - Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Up - Bob Peterson, Pete Docter (story by Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, Tom McCarthy)

Best film
The Blind Side
District 9
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
A Serious Man
Up In The Air

Best director
Avatar - James Cameron
The Hurt Locker - Kathryn Bigelow
Inglourious Basterds - Quentin Tarantino
Precious- Sapphire Lee Daniels
Up In The Air - Jason Reitman

Animated feature film
Fantastic Mr Fox
The Princess And The Frog
The Secret Of Kells

Art Direction
The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus
Sherlock Holmes
The Young Victoria

Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
The White Ribbon

Now I can already say that in any category that Avatar is nominated in, it HAS TO WIN. I think that movie has to be one of the best films I've seen on my whole life! James Cameron is a living legend. Oh and Meryl Streep cannot be faulted for anything!

I have already seen quite a number of them, but I feel like I have to seen them all for me to make an informed judgement(in my mind abi? pls allow me oh lol).

I am looking forward to seeing this movie, in the spirit of Vals Day! Yes I am a sucker for romance! I hope its good cause movies that tend to have alot of stars tend to be crap!

Miss B


  1. Fingers crossed for Precious (best picture), that movie really touched me. They all will deserve what they get.

  2. I've seen Precious too, and I think its cool.

    As for the others, I think i'll just wait for your analysis.

  3. i've never seen any of these movies sef? I'm way behind. Wanna see that Avatar though.

  4. im scared to see Precious
    i haven't heard of the hurt locker
    and i looooved Julie & Julia. Up In The Air was good too.

  5. every1 HAS to see precious! infact it is a MUST!

  6. Hi have i think got help from AYELALA SHRINE, i really want my ex back we were so so close and in love. i contacted AYELALA SHRINE l yesterday but i haven't been told that they have done what they do yet. it made me so happy he gave me hope as he said your ex will come back to you, he didn't say maybe but he said will. but now im scared that Ive got my hope up and what if he don't, what if it don't work. he told me in "i week" i think that means "1 week" but oh do these really work, i never really believed in magic well obviously when i was a little kid and i do hope magic is real cause its what i grow up believing but i would just like to ask use if it really does work. thank

  7. My Name is Sarah Christian i want to share my life experience to every body on this site.i was in a serious relationship with john, i love him so much we have dated for almost 7 years now.until he meant another girl called Sandra he told me that he is know longer interested in dating me any more. i was so confuse i don't know what to i told my friend about what my love just told me and he told me that she can solve my problem i was doubting her how can that be she directed me to a spell caster called Dr SHAVAI so i contacted him and i explain every thing to him and Dr SHAVAI told me that my problem will be solved within two days if i believe i said OK.So he cast a spell for me and after two days my love came back to me begging me on his knees on the ground asking me to forgive him.Am so happy now. so that why i decided to share my experience with every body that have such problem contact him email;

  8. I want to thank Dr. Ekpiku for getting my lover back to me within 48 hours. When my lover left me i was so tired and frustrated till i search the internet for help and i saw so many good talk about Dr Ekpiku of and i decided to give him a try and i contact him and explain my problems to him and he cast a love spell for me which i use to get my husband back.If you want to get your lover back contact Dr. Ekpiku via email: Dr. Ekpiku the great man that is able to bring back lost love


  9. Greetings to the general public, i want to inform the public how i was cured of HERPES Simplex Virus by a Doctor called Osas. i visited different hospital but they gave me list of drugs like Famvir, Zovirax, and Valtrex which is very expensive to treat the symptoms and never cured me. I was browsing through the Internet searching for remedy on HERPES and i saw comment of people talking about how Doctor Osas cured them. I Was scared because i never believed in the Internet but i was convince to give him a try because i was having no hope of been cured of HERPES so i decided to contact him on his email that was listed on the comment ( ) i searched his email on net and i saw a lot of people testifying about his goodness. when i contacted him he gave me hope and send a Herbal medicine to me that i took and it seriously worked for me, am a free person now without problem, my HERPES result came out negative. I pray for you Dr Osas God will give you everlasting life, you shall not die before your time for being a sincere and great man. Am so happy, you can also contact him if you have any problem Email: or contact his number via +2348112252378 or you can as well add him on whatsapp with same number


    1. HIV/AIDS
    2. HERPES
    3. CANCER
    4. ALS