FWeekly: did you miss me?

It’s January and we’re right in the middle of award season: the Golden Globes and Critics Choice are done, but we still got the BAFTAs and Academy Awards to look forward to. That is, some good british humour and lavish red carpet fashion to drool over. Any other year I’d have a couple of favourite actors that I would mildly root for and not think too much about it, but the more I see from this year’s nominees, the more I adore them all. It is truly a step up from last year, and I find it harder and harder to pick a favourite. 
But most of all, I love the quality of people we have this year: there’s royalty like Meryl Streep, Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Tom Hanks, Christian Bale; and then there’s people like Leonardo DiCaprio, who whose work we’ve loved since he was a teenager; Jared Leto, who’s a rock star AND a brilliant actor; Jonah Hill, like what really??; and our secret love affair that has been going on for years though few of us dared to admit how much we’ve cared and adored him even though he was pretty silly, Matthew McConaughey alright! It’s like picking a favourite kid: even if you do have one, you love the others too much to say it out loud.

And I own all this excitement to the challenge I set up for myself, thanks to my fellow Chicks with Accents – we’re having an Oscar Special a week from Wednesday, never tired of saying that! This week I watched The Wolf of Wall Street, Don Jon, Spring Breakers, 12 Years a Slave, Her, and About Time. I figured, for every heavy drama I deserve a comedy break. Phoenix was a delight to watch, and I got to indulge in Scarlett Johansson’s voice; but what the hell was Spring Breakers about??!
In TV news: Supernatural is back, Sherlock is gone (I skipped the whole meltdown prior the finale because I completely forgot a season means three episodes), and I still have to wait more than a month for the premiere of Scandal and nearly two months for Suits. I pick the most frustrating obsessions. 
THIS WEEK’S BEST

– Sati’s own link post/week recap is worth swooning over.
– Nikhat’s coverage of the Golden Globes is the most fun you’ll have staring at a computer screen.
– Alex’s thoughts on Brian de Palma’s filmography are worthy note, since we share an adoration for Carlito’s Way
– Aurora’s tribute to Cary Grant’s voice – honestly, do I need to say more than that?
Josh’s undying fascination with the Academy Awards continues with his ballot for 2013.
– And finally, Sheila O’Malley is simply one the best writers out there, and her take on Dean Winchester from Supernatural is one amazing read – not from this week, but that won’t matter, trust me. There’s also a scene by scene of the pilot. If you’re a fan, you’ll want to read it too.

TITLE: quote from BBC’s SHERLOCK Season 3 Finale

EXCERPT from Twelve Years a Slave, by Solomon Northup


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10 Comments

  1. January 18, 2014 / 5:25 PM

    Thanks for the link! God I love the award season and it’s such a long season this year! I mean it’s still over a month and half till the Oscars. This week has been crazy with GG, Critics Choice and SAG tonight.

    • January 18, 2014 / 5:41 PM

      ugh me too! everything is so great this year, I never want it to end

  2. Josh
    January 19, 2014 / 12:50 AM

    Thanks so much for the link! 🙂 It should be an interesting Oscar race this year. I’m excited that we could see a few different winners at the upcoming award ceremonies.

  3. wildedash
    January 20, 2014 / 1:07 AM

    It’s weird, but I think because I’ve been generally happy with most of the nominations this year, I’ve kind of stayed out of covering awards season anywhere but Twitter. Looking forward to seeing how the Oscars play out, though!

    • January 20, 2014 / 11:22 AM

      Me too, and that rarely happens! I was a bit annoyed about Tom Hanks, but everything else I can deal with.

  4. January 21, 2014 / 12:26 PM

    I LOVE the article about Dean!!! Holy crap. Thanks for bringing it to us (me)!!

    • January 21, 2014 / 12:29 PM

      YAY, it’s fantastic right?! Keep an eye on her website, there’s more to come 😀

  5. Sheila O'Malley
    January 21, 2014 / 12:56 PM

    Wow, thank you so much for linking to my Supernatural pieces, as well as your nice comments. I really appreciate it!! I know we’re in season 9 now of SPN but it’s fun to go back and do the re-caps of those first episodes – working on episode 3 re-cap right now! It’s amazing to see how consistent the show really has been, even with as crazy as it gets in later seasons. Anyway: thank you so much!!

    • January 21, 2014 / 1:42 PM

      You’re welcome Sheila, thanks for stopping by! Can’t wait to read the next recap!

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