I was going to blog yesterday except that I woke up at 5AM feeling like complete and utter death. My throat was swollen, I had an ear infection, a fever, the shakes, the chills, the aches, so on and so forth. I had the works, essentially. Even worse, I had a presentation at 9AM, so I had to get out of bed and take a COLD shower (the hot water has mysteriously stopped working in our building), which I legitimately thought was going to chill me to death, and look presentable. Needless to say, after that presentation, I went back to bed and slept my little flu away. Luckily I feel much better today with just a sore throat and a little fatigue, but I’m still wasting my day away in bed, of course, watching Oscar speeches, naturally.
I watch the Oscars every year, but I wasn’t able to this year because I’m in England. Let me re-phrase that. I am so freakin’ LUCKY and HAPPY to be in England that I totally forgot about the Oscars until I got on Facebook on Monday and saw a bunch of statuses about JLaw tripping on her dress (which was adorable). That is really saying something because I LOVE the Oscars. Every February I spend an obscene amount of time on YouTube watching Oscar speeches and pretending that I’m an amazing actress waiting anxiously for my Oscar nomination and then winning said Oscar. Whatever, it could happen. Through this sad little exercise, I have compiled a list of my favorite Oscar speeches.
1) Kate Winslet for “The Reader”
I literally started bawling. I’m also really sad that they don’t do these awesome tribute introductions anymore.
2) Sandra Bullock for “The Blind Side”
I love this speech and I also love Stanley Tucci’s tribute to Meryl Streep.
3) Tom Hanks for “Philadelphia”
Literally. Cannot. Stop. Crying. Why is he so good at speaking?
Also, this one is for Ahn, for obvious reasons.
I’m hoping I get better soon because I am going to Cornwall whether my throat is swollen or not, so be on the lookout for a blog update!