May 21, 2013


Greetings! Welcome to Oscargasms, the third edition of a project that I've been working on for three years now. In 2010, I was inspired by Nick Davis as he watched and recorded his last of the then 408 nominees for his Best Actress project. This was fascinating to me because I'd been obsessed with all things Academy Awards for as long as I can remember--my dad bought me this when I was a kid and I'd read it to the point where the pages had browned--but never did the idea of watching all the nominees of a particular category cross my mind. I, like 95% of the Oscar bloggers around here, have a deep affinity for the Best Actress category--though I do care for Supporting Actress and Actor prizes as well, but to a much less extent (sorry Best Supporting Actor! You're just alright.)

So thanks to Nick, I followed suit and created a blog in which I documented some performances. It was a fun, crass little thing and I had it running for about a year and a half or so before life and a little bit of maturity kicked in and I decided it was time for a change. So I moved onto Wordpress for about a minute, and ultimately gave that one up as well because I prefer the look and feel of Blogger so much more. So here I am! Yet another blog fawning over Best Actress nominees in a very sparse and particular blogosphere. And hopefully the third time's the charm because I hate starting projects and having them die. I'm back to redeem myself ever since falling off the wagon in '11 and to prove that I am a die-hard Oscar freak. But regardless of my post frequency from here on out or whether or not I can maintain the blog for the long-haul, my desire to watch Oscar nominated films and performances has never waned in the three years I've been doing this. I'll finish the nominees some day--though I couldn't give you an estimate as to when--and the strenuous journey to that day will be my personal odyssey.

So that's that. Before I go, I'll drop a few factoids about myself:

1. My three favorite movies of all time (so far) are Volver, Happy Together, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. I will never tire of them.
2. I worship at the Church of Meryl Streep. I am devout and will preach to anyone about Her greatness!
3. In the television end, my absolute favorite show is RuPaul's Drag Race and I firmly believe that anyone who doesn't watch the show is a sucker for missing out on its wonder.