This weekend is a Red Carpet event. Too bad I’m not in Hollywood. Just once, I’d love to walk the Red Carpet, any Red Carpet… preferably one leading to an awards show of some kind. That being said, I want to predict a few winners for the 2009 Academy Awards.
Growing up, I was an interesting child to say the least. (Please, hold the jokes because I’m sure I can find stuff out about you too!) I did something for a few years that upon reflection shows how interesting I really am. One thing you must know about me is that I love the Olympics. With that in mind, I started our neighborhood Olympics. I can’t really recall what I named them, but I was the president of them of course! I was the oldest in the neighborhood after all. The first year it was thrown together, but the second year we put on quite a show. We added sports, made it a week long, had a lectern for the opening and closing ceremony. We even had a torch relay and an Olympic flame! So what if it was made out of paper? It was ours! We had medal ceremonies and felt crushing defeats.
The Kodak Theatre in Hollywood
I also had an awards show in our house. For a few years I hosted the “Dedor Awards.” There were awards for “Best Dad, ” “Best Mom,” “Best Brother,” and others. I made up real awards (paper again) and the entire family voted. Our family was small, so everyone went away with a hand-full of awards. I even had a lectern and a spotlight for these events. Yeah, I’m a real nerd.
What I found in myself though was that I loved to create and be passionate about things. Today, those passions are leadership (both student and business), personal development, networking, graphics, photography and a general motivational attitude that is pervading everything I do. I love it.
This weekend we celebrate people who have a passion and a skill far above my own in their respective fields. As much as many of us loath Hollywood, we still go to the movies and wish to be entertained. So, lets celebrate another year of great cinema! Here are my picks to win the three biggies…
Best Actress in a Lead Role: Angelina Jolie – Changeling
Best Actor in a Lead Role: Sean Penn – Milk
Best Picture: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button