I'm not sure if anybody is still reading this blog, but I wanted to pop in to say a quick hello and inform everybody that, yes, I am still alive.
The reason behind my disappearance is a simple one: I got a new gig. It's a full-time gig, one that no longer allows me the time necessary to keep up with the Oscar race. it kills me to say this, because for six years it was all I could ever think about. but it isn't fair to anyone -- especially my readers, however many are left -- to keep going at such a half-assed rate.
i thank everyone who read my blog over the years, and i sincerely apologize for being MIA since June. it wasn't my intention to leave anyone hanging; i just never found the right time to post again -- until now, anyway.
i won't delete Oscar and the City just yet, but Everything Oscar! will be shutting down shortly after I save a few things and all that fun stuff. again, i thank you all for sticking by me, and i would love to hear from you guys -- well, except for the person who kept posting profanities. let me know if you're still out there (15-year-old blogger? or are you now 24-year-old blogger?)
oh, and in case anyone cares, I totally give the thumbs up to the Academy for awarding the best film of 2009, 'The Hurt Locker.' in fact, here are my own personal choices from the past year:
Best Picture: 'The Hurt Locker'
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, 'The Hurt Locker'
Best Actor: Colin Firth, 'A Single Man' (although cheers to Jeff Bridges for finally taking home an Oscar, even if 'Crazy Heart' was a bit simplistic and, uh, irrational. don't get me started on Maggie Gyllenhaal's nomination ...)
Best Actress: Carey Mulligan, 'An Education'
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, 'Inglourious Basterds' (runner-up: Anthony Mackie, 'The Hurt Locker' -- BEYOND robbed)
Best Supporting Actress: Julianne Moore, 'A Single Man' (runner-up: Anna Kendrick, 'Up in the Air.' Mo'Nique ranked fourth on my ballot ... I think.)
that's about it for now. i hope you all are doing well. thanks, and happy blogging!