This is the time of year where all the blood rushes to my face and I feel dizzy with excitement! After watching several indie films throughout the year, I fucking lose it because now that that’s over and done with, it’s time for awards season.
If you think watching the awards is the best part, it’s not (well it is, but there’s better shit goin’ on too and I don’t want you to forget about it or miss it). When I set my DVR up to record upcoming awards shows - just in case I have prior engagements already planned out - I record three things:
1. E!’s Live From the Red Carpet (no other Live from the Red Carpet will suffice.. fuck all the news anchors, Giuliana’s the best)
2. the actual awards show
3. E!’s Fashion Police the following night (usually a Monday around 10pm)
What I find is that all of this combined gives you an entire different experience and perspective on things. The pre-awards Live From the Red Carpet let’s you see every single person actually attending the awards show, as well as what they’re wearing (which you can then judge for yourself is shit or amazeballs). The post-awards Fashion Police includes Joan Rivers, Kelly Osbourne, Giuliana Rancic and sometimes a celeb guest. They offer brutally honest opinions of what these people decided to wear on the most important nights in the film industry - in short they tell you if they blew it.
If you’re already on top of all this, my apologies, but I had to share. I’m so excited. I can’t wait until the very first (significant) show on Sunday! Just in case you’re in need of a schedule, here it is:
Sunday, January 12th - 2014 Golden Globe Awards
Thursday, January 16th - 2014 Critics’ Choice Awards
Saturday, January 18th - 20th Screen Actors Guild Awards
Sunday, February 16th - 67th BAFTA Awards
Saturday, March 1st - 2014 Independent Spirit Awards
Sunday, March 2nd - 86th Academy Awards