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The most Golden time of the year

There’s really few people who are better than Amy Pohler and Tina Fey to kick off awards season. Those two really take the edge off of the already pretentious events where big stars dress up, eat a fancy dinner, and pat each other on the back. Amy and Tina have a knack for hitting our favorite celebrities where it hurts, with a bag of Valencia oranges, of course.
As entertainment journalists, we live and breathe for these months of film accolade. We haven’t lifted a camera, set up any lights, or written any scripts; but we will analyze the hell out of every moment awards season has to bring us. If you didn’t see the iconic films from the year, as journalists, it is our job to make sure you hear about them; like twerking, only real art.
Female comedians have proven that they rule, since Fey and Pohler were brought back this year to the Globes, and Ellen DeGeneres will host The Academy Awards after a 7 year hiatus. DeGeneres will save what has been fairly boring awards show production over the last few years. This year’s Oscars promise to be a tight race, with a host of amazing films in different categories, and a genuinely funny host to match.
The Globes tell us a lot (and not so much) about the Oscars. Nominations will be announced Thursday. While we think we have the race settled down to the big 3: Gravity, American Hustle, and 12 Years a Slave, really at this point it’s anyone’s game. Philomena could come in and swoop away because we know The Academy is a sucker for British accents.
Jennifer Lawrence probably isn’t going to win back-to back Oscars. While she’s brilliant in Hustle, her part isn’t nearly big enough for The Academy. On the other hand, Jared Leto and Matthew McConaughey are very likely to be making repeat acceptance speeches for Dallas Buyer’s Club. The Best Actress category is certainly not down to Amy Adams and Cate Blanchett, but then again is Sandra Bullock floating on a green screen great acting? The directing of Gravity has some "physics" to it, but heavy breathing through space may not be what voters are looking for in an actress. All in all you should be as excited for awards season as I am! If not, remember it’s a great excuse to get dressed up and drink champagne.

Amy Pohler and Tina Fey nailed their hosting duties at the 2014 Golden Globes
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