No matter how you look at it the Academy Awards are a big deal. There is high drama every year as we wait to learn the Academy Award nominees. Who doesn't like the movies? It is a competition that attracts bookmakers, it is a celebration of talent and imagination, it is a fashion show packed full of the most beautiful people in the world, it is a comedy platform for today’s most erudite host/hostess, it is a televised live variety show seen round the world, and now it is an online phenomenon with apps and websites that delve into the even the most minute details of the Awards. It is the Oscars – the Academy Awards Nominations for Movies, Directors, Actors and Actresses, Screenplay Writers, Cinematographers, Costume Designers, and legions of people that call the movies their business.
But basically, it is about movies, movies that tell great stories – and what goes best with movies? You guessed it! Popcorn! In case you missed the details of this year’s nominated movies for Best Picture for the 85th Academy Award competition are, in alphabetical order:
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Life of Pi
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty
Usually, as the Academy Award season heats up, I try to see as many of the movies nominated for Best Picture as I can before Oscar Sunday. Right now I have only seen three of the nine. What movie are you rooting for? It looks like I am not going to get to see many of these movies at the theater, but the bonus for me is being able to look forward to movie nights in the comfort of my own home …with my favorite popcorn, Cravings! Problem is I can be done with my popcorn before the movie trailers are done, its that good!
Cravings Gourmet Popcorn is located in Old Town Lansing, the hippest area of Lansing, Michigan. Cravings Gourmet Popcorn can be purchased online and shipped to anywhere nationwide.