Oscars and Pen Faulkners: Like Oreos and Milk.
Did you know that 57% of Americans follow-up their Oscar analysis with a review of the Pen Faulkner nominees?
Okay, yeah. Not so much, really.
But we do!
[Don’t get me wrong. I can, and will, digress on the Oscars. I was ranting this morning on the phone about how Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin were too mean to be funny (a laughable comment for me) and how Meryl Streep did not need to be reminded, yet again, how many times she has lost, nor does George Clooney need to be reminded of how hot he is–which is unquestionably true–when he is trying to be recognized as an ACTOR. It just lacked any kind of fun or excitement. Except Charlize and JLo as triumphant fashionistas. And enough (enough!) about The Hurt Locker. It was not that good. Phew, there. My friend KW listened to all of this and said: “Wow. I guess I didn’t think that deeply about it.”]
Anywho…there are other awards around town…and I wanted to keep you posted. The Pen Faulkner nominees were announced last week–and the winner will be announced on March 23rd. The nominees:
Which of these five are likely to be added next to your list?
[Added to post on 3/23/10: AND THE WINNER IS: SHERMAN ALEXIE, WAR DANCES]