A few days ago I shared the latest Oscar shorts. For those who are not sure, the Oscars are also known as the Academy Awards, which is an annual American awards ceremony where members of the film industry are recognized by their peers. You must be a member of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences or AMPAS to vote. Oscars are awarded in three categories of short films. These films are seldom over 35-40 minutes in length, and some are less than 10 minutes. Each category has five films for you to choose from.
Last year my friend Sally asked me to go with her. It was probably her 20th viewing of these shorts, but my first. Here is last year's entry, shown in its entirety I called
A Day of Shorts
Yesterday (Saturday, 2/27/) ended up being shorts and sleeveless tops weather, but it didn't start that way.
Although I wasn't bundled like most of the people in line,
it was still a bit chilly as I stood and waited for the theater to open.
It took slightly over seven hours to view all these shorts. We were first shown the documentary shorts, which took nearly four hours.
Then we had a 30 minute break, where people could buy overpriced food and drink. There was no time to go anywhere, because there were no fast food establishments anywhere close, and by the time I stood in line to use the "facilities" I had just time enough to take a quick look around the lobby. I learned there were 20 theaters in all in this facility including an IMAX.
So I took a couple of photos and returned to my seat, where I next watched the animated shorts, then the live action shorts.
Since I took no photos of the theater this year, I wanted to share last year's experience with everyone. Now it's your turn to share your Second on the 2nd. The rules are quite simple and everyone is welcome to join the fun look back. All you have to do is bring back a post that you are especially proud of, or perhaps one you shared before anyone knew your blog existed. It could be one that has become relevant with time, or one you remembered after others discussed it. Any post, any genre, any is acceptable. Then link below (direct links only, please) and Bleubeard and I, along with other Second on the 2nd friends, will be by to visit. Please be aware this link is only open for five days, so linking on the 2nd is preferred.