Random Factoid #546

25 01 2011

Back in Random Factoid #189, I told you that I would finish my stories of finding out the Oscar nominees in 2011.  So, as promised, here are some more stories of nomination day.

In the year 2006…
I had to get to school on time, so I missed the nominations announcement at 7:30 A.M. (Central Time Zone).  I had to wait until 9:30 A.M. to get to my computer class to find out that “Walk The Line” had been cheated out of a Best Picture nomination.  That was the year where “Brokeback Mountain” dominated the field with a paltry 8 nominations…

In the year 2005…
Again, no real memory.  I don’t remember caring too much as I had seen only “Finding Neverland” of the nominated movies.

In the year 2004…
I was in fifth grade and an eager Oscar disciple.  Since I hadn’t fathomed using Google at school to look at the nominations, I had kindly asked my mom to print out a nomination list and leave it in my locker.  She didn’t come through, and I waited until 4:00 P.M. to find out that “Cold Mountain” was left out in the cold from Best Picture and “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” was setting the stage for a sweep.

And what about now, 2011?  How did I find out about the nominations today?

I had to be at school by 8:00 A.M., which ruled out watching them on TV at home.  Thanks to the joy of the Internet, I watched them via the AMPAS LiveStream channel on my computer at Starbucks.  The magic of the Internet was really working for me today.


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