Random Factoid #189

2 02 2010

The history of Marshall hearing about the Oscar nominations, part 1:

In the year 2009…
I watched from my kitchen in utter shock as “The Dark Knight” failed to net nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay, Director, and, most importantly, Picture. I drove to school completely stunned and pissed, and I read the rest of the nominations there.

In the year 2008…
Crap. I can’t remember. Mainly because I had practically no stake in the awards. I had only seen “No Country for Old Men” and “Michael Clayton,” which I was sure would miss.

In the year 2007…
I had an orthodontist appointment in the morning, and I fretted that I wouldn’t be able to hear them live. I found them on Fox News’ XM Radio station and was infuriated when “Dreamgirls” didn’t get a Best Picture nomination. (And I realize this will probably open the floodgates for plenty of “Dreamgirls” hate comments. Bring it on. I’d be happy to receive your comment.)

I remember stories for several more years, but you’re going to have to wait…until NEXT YEAR to hear them. ┬áCheck back for the exciting sequel in 2011!

UPDATED 1/25/2011: Read part 2 HERE!