Once all the holiday hoopla is over, it’s time to start preparing for another popular season—awards season. Shortly after the first of the year, all the popular awards shows, like the Oscars, Golden Globes and SAG Awards, start to appear, and celebrities don their best attire in order to hopefully win a prestigious award.
If you are an avid movie fan, awards season is a time for you to focus on what movies have earned a solid reputation and which actors have impressed others with their roles. In order to prepare yourself for awards season, it’s important you complete the following tips.
See movies during the holidays.
Big movies tend to open towards the end of the year in order to qualify for award nominations. Although you may be crazy busy during the holiday season, it’s important for you to take some time to relax and go see a movie or two. This way, you’ll understand why certain movies and actors were nominated and why some weren’t. Plus, you’ll be able to create your own opinions on certain movies and actors and determine who you think should be a big winner during the awards shows.
Hold movie marathons.
If you have yet to see some of the more popular and talked about movies from earlier in the year, choose a day to have a movie marathon and catch up on those that are have been nominated or may possibly be nominated. Again, by watching these films, you’ll be able to see why certain movies and actors have earned their nominations, and you’ll also be able to form your own opinions. Having seen all the nominated movies will help you determine which actors and movies you believe should win while watching the awards ceremonies, which could make it much more interesting.
Plan your Oscar party.
If you and your friends or family love movies (or simply love celebrities), then you should host an Oscar party (or any awards ceremony party for that matter). You can simply have your loved ones come to your house to watch the show, or you can host the party with a black tie theme and have everyone dress in their best and pretend they’re actually at the awards ceremony. Plus, having friends and family around during the awards show will allow you to have debates and conversations about the ceremonies, which can make them all much more enjoyable.
If you’re keeping it casual, opt for movie-themed treats, such as popcorn and candy. If you’re keeping it formal, provide some fancy hors d’oeuvres and champagne.
Learn some film terminology.
Awards shows may be entertaining to watch, but if you truly want to have an understanding of everything that occurs, it’s a good idea to learn some film terminology. This way, you will be able to hold intelligent conversations with other people regarding the films, actors and awards ceremony. Instead of pretending to know what others are talking about or sounding silly when faking your way through it, use the new film terminology to impress other people and create intelligent and trustworthy opinions about the movies, actors and awards.
Terri Walker is a freelance writer, a podcast enthusiast and Hollywood-Celebrity blogger. Rather than listening to talk-radio, Terri loads her iphone with her favorite podcasts for convenient listening while on the go.