This is pretty cute, and it’s getting me super amped up for the Academy Awards which will be shown next Sunday night. If I can stay awake the whole time. Actually, I HAVE to stay awake because I’ll be covering the ceremony here on Mommyish and we’ll also have an open thread so we can discuss the fashions and the speeches and whether Idris shows up and looks foxy, because I hope he will. I have seen a lot of the nominees for best picture, but the few I haven’t are shown here, reenacted by these cute kids:

I saw Philomena, because I love Steve Coogan and Dame Judi Dench, and I thought it was a very beautiful, touching movie but come on, how can you compare any of the other nominees to 12 Years A Slave? Gravity was revolutionary moviemaking and awe-inspiring, Dallas Buyer’s Club was amazingly acted and wonderful, but putting anything up to 12 Years makes no sense. It has to win everything because it deserves to, and it makes even the most serious of the other nominees look like totally meaningless fluff movies. It shouldn’t even be up for an award, it should just be put on a pedestal somewhere and be required viewing for every human. I’m not sure I could ever watch it again, because it’s just so terrifyingly sad, but everyone needs to see it.

Feel free to tell me what you’re excited about and what your pick is for best picture, and if you know also want to put a wig and a fake mustache on your own child.

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