Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Oscar StatuettesAward season is in full effect and coming this Sunday is the biggest show of them all: The Academy Awards. I am not a big fan of award shows. Full of long winded speeches and lame tele-prompted jokes that try too hard to be funny but fall so flat when being read by a celebrity that clearly doesn’t get the funny…..

When it comes to the Academy, I especially tune out. I love the red carpet part but usually I have only heard of a handful of the movies that are selected. And chances are, I didn’t shell out the $10 to see those I heard of (unless He’s just not that into you or Confessions of a Shopaholic happen to get nominated next year, in which case, I will amend that sentence).

So instead of hyping up the movie awards that I know nothing about, I thought I would make up my own Academy Awards of Sports Stuff (that I also don’t know anything about but that’s besides the point!)

This series will run through Sunday and I’ll be announcing the winners at 12:01 a.m., Monday, February 23. Be sure to cast your ballots for your fave!

Awards will be given out for: Best Costume Design, Best Music (Soundtrack or Score/ National Anthem/ Original Song), Animated Film, Visual or Special Effects, Cinematography, Makeup, Film Editing, Documentary Feature & Short, Foreign Language Film, Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay / Original Screenplay), Best Actor (Lead/Supporting) Best Actress (Lead/Supporting) Best Movie Mini-Series, and of course Best Picture.

If you have suggestions for nominees, please email me asap! Just like the other Big Name Award Shows, we’ll be starting with the “smaller” categories and working up to the fan favorites Best Actors & Best Picture as the week goes on.

There will also be a Red Carpet Awards Ceremony to honor the Big Night and Fashion Week in NYC.

To be Qualified for Nomination: The event, photo, moment, commercial, highlight, clip etc. must have occurred sometime between January 1, 2008 and February 17, 2009 (because that’s when I thought of the idea!) unless I feel otherwise, i.e.–not all songs/soundtracks were produced in 2008 but it did not matter, I picked them anyway.

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Best Costume Design

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Best Music — Soundtrack or Score

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Best Music — “Original” Song

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Best Music – National Anthem performance by an American Idol

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Don’t forget to check back! More Nominees will be announced often! Next up, Visual & Special Effects, Animated Films, MakeUp and maybe even some Red Carpet updates!

About the author: Jennifer Taglione is the owner of this fabulous website Stiletto Sports. Despite writing well over 500 posts, she still maintains that she is not a sports writer! She is however a huge fan of Kurt Warner, Larry Fitzgerald, Mark Sanchez, the Celtics, and totally kicks butt on March Madness brackets! Connect with her by following her on Twitter @StilettoSportsJ and subscribing to her weekly newsletter. For more info check out the About the Editor page!

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6 Responses

  1. Jordan Zucker Said,

    Hi! I am trying to find a link to email you on this site and couldn’t so I’m just leaving a comment. I run Girls’ Guide to Fantasy Football and would love to discuss some things with you. Please email me at jordzuck@yahoo.com
    Thanks so much!
    Take Care,
    - Jordan

    Posted on February 18th, 2009 at 2:16 pm

  2. Stiletto Jen Said,

    Good call! Thank you so much for pointing that out! I had no idea the contact page was MIA. It’s back up and running now! Look forward to talking to you soon–especially because Fantasy Football is WAY over my head!

    Posted on February 19th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

  3. Nic Said,

    Hey, thanks for the visit and the comments on the blog. I really appreciate them.

    I also like your blog as well… I’ve voted here on your polls (if KryptoNate doesn’t win, I’ll be sad), and I’m sure I’ll be back as well.

    Cheers,
    -Nic

    Posted on February 20th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

  4. Lance Said,

    Hi Jen,

    This sounds fun – I’m looking forward to what the results will be! (as in: this is much better than the awards shows on television!)

    Posted on February 21st, 2009 at 6:06 am

  5. Stiletto Jen Said,

    shhhhh don’t tell but I may be able to find a way to “rig” the poll so he wins ;)

    Posted on February 21st, 2009 at 12:31 pm

  6. Stiletto Jen Said,

    hahah thanks! if I’m bored I may come up with some really long winded speeches!

    Posted on February 21st, 2009 at 12:31 pm



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