What an epic day! There's nothing bigger than the Oscars in the world of entertainment, so derivatively, it's the most high profile event I cover as an entertainment journalist.
Big kudos to our producer Carol Breshears for securing our front row camera positioning at today's nominations. From this advantage point I was able to observe a lot of important faces and their reactions.
I would say the most dramatic gasp came when they announced Benh Zeitlin's name in the category for Best Director. His movie "Beast of the Southern Wild" has been the little engine that could throughout the Oscar campaign season known as "The Race." Benh is only 30 years old! But that's super old compared to his leading lady, Best Actress nominee Quvenzhane Wallis, who is 9 years old! Both called into Good Day LA shortly after their happy news and their elated status was palpable and pun intended. WILD! Congrats to them!
The low volume whispers at the nods went something like this: "it's just wrong that Kathryn Bigelow got shafted"...."Ben Affleck must be pissed"...."Tom Hooper must be...'miserable'!". Another observation from today: people are eager for more Seth MacFarlane! The witty host gave us a good sample of what the show will be like in February. He was funny, sharp, smooth, and I'd like to join him and Harvey Weinstein for a drink.
Did you catch Seth's Harvey joke?! A serious jab ... and I'm so curious to find out the back story! I tried to get Seth's attention by screaming "Hey Seth, it's me, Asian reporter, Tricia Takanawa!!" (Family Guy reference) but didn't work. I guess I'll just have to try it again with a megaphone on February 24th.
Till then, it's all about the Golden Globes on Sunday, June 13th. I'll be out on the red carpet as well as the after parties. Hope you'll join me on FOX 11's Sunday newscasts at 5/10/11 p.m.
And if you wanna see me looking like something you scraped off your shoe, well, then tune into Good Day LA Monday morning as well. This week is bananas!!!
I'll be tweeting from the red carpet and inside the parties so holla at your girl. I'm @JulieChang