Welcome to the start of another week. I hope you all enjoyed your weekends!
I’m sorry to say that Saturday was a bit of a rough day for the Words Become Superfluous girls. Shutterbug Sis got some really sad news about a friend, and I got a really hurtful email from my ex.
So. To help us get our groove back, I spent most of yesterday dancing in my kitchen. Oh, and I cooked too – my famous vegetarian chilli (for Shutterbug Sis, the herbivore) greek beef stew (for Amb, the carnivore) and peanut butter banana loaf with chocolate chips (for both WBS girls – the peanut butter thing runs in the family).
In addition to helping me to eat my feelings, my kitchen party inspired today’s movie choices, too. I’m happy to present the delicious Best Picture nominees from 2001:
- “Chocolat” David Brown, Kit Golden and Leslie Holleran, Producers
- “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” Bill Kong, Hsu Li Kong and Ang Lee, Producers
- “Erin Brockovich” Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher, Producers
- “Gladiator” Douglas Wick, David Franzoni and Branko Lustig, Producers
- “Traffic” Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz and Laura Bickford, Producers
My research surprised me on this one – when I first looked at the list, I assumed the Best Picture winner was Traffic, but the Oscar actually went to Gladiator! Apparently the Academy found Russell Crowe’s accent to be more convincing than I did, because they gave him the Best Actor award, too. However, my friends, here at Words Become Superfluous, we are far more discriminating when it comes to rewarding an well done accent. (And when it comes to rewarding imaginary boyfriends, too). So it will probably surprise exactly none of you to hear that
The Superfluous Oscar Goes to: Chocolat!
And the bonus I-Just-Wanted-an-Excuse-to-Include-his Picture Best Actor Superfluous Oscar Goes to: Johnny Depp
Have a wonderful Monday everyone. I hope to see you here tomorrow – I’ll save you a piece of peanut butter banana loaf! And please, I’d love to hear all about your picks for Best Picture in the Comments.