The Oscars and The Blogs

I am one of those individuals that loves the Oscars. Each year I have great plans to stay up and watch them live but due to the time difference between LA and the UK I usually give in and shuffle off to bed just as the stars are hitting the red carpet. If I had the energy and determination to stay up I’m pretty sure I’d live tweet or blog the whole thing too.

With blog awards season in full swing you can see the parallels between blog awards and the groups that people, both actors and blogs fall into. If you think about it, awards are all the same aren’t they? Some people love them and see it as both a celebration and recognition of their art. Some enjoy the fun of it but don’t take it too seriously, loving the ride as they go. And some hate it, because its not for them or its too political or they don’t like the methods used. Etc etc.

So using the Oscars and world of Hollywood here are the categories I think blogs/ blog writers (and all other “art”) can fall into when it comes to winning an award (or not!).

The Solid Brit One
This movie/blog doesn’t try to be funny or quirky or adventurous. It simply tells its story at its own, calmly confident, slow pace. It draws its audience into the its gentle plot and, even with its non dramatic ending, it raises a smile and becomes a nice and impressive memory in the audience.


The Johnny Depp / Jack Nicholson
There is something very quirky about some bloggers. You know they aren’t loopy per se, but they have a certain aura about them. One that oozes through their writing, making you want to read more about their slightly zany existence. They are the ones that you’re not quite sure how to talk to in real life. Their style is a refreshing one though that sets them apart from the churn out there.

jack sparrow

The Katherine Hepburn (aka the Joaquin Phoenix)
She was nominated for a total of 12 oscars, won 4 and didn’t actually attend any of the ceremonies. She’s known as one of the best female actresses and there are a lot of stories of how she didn’t care for things like awards; she just wanted to act. And act she did! Her record is only surpassed by Meryl Streep. (One story suggests she preferred to remain a mystery and didn’t want to lose but I prefer her too cool for school image). Joaquin Phoenix on the other hand has been quite blunt in his view of the Oscars being “bull”.

Katherine Hepburn

The Jennifer Lawrence
The one who is working her way hard through her work but doesn’t take it all too seriously. She always looks like she’s enjoying the ride as much as any award that may happen to come her way but she’s got her feet firmly plastered to ground. Always ready for a bit of a joke and laugh and recognising it may not be and shouldn’t be always about her.

Jennifer Lawrence at the LA press conference for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The Beautiful One
There are movies and blogs out there that just pure beautiful. Everything is big and bright and vibrant and wonderfully put together. Presentation is the ultimate key here no matter what it is. The story may be a simple one but oh the cinematography and photography make it so much more than that. They extract the tiny awesome elements of their surroundings and magnify for all to see.

life of pi

The One that uses their power for good
There are some out there that use both their writing and talents for good. Whether it be to further the message of a political cause, highlight issues still affecting people all over the world or raise awareness of local issues affecting nearby communities. Sharing their own sorrows and journey of self struggle in order to vent, to help, to educate.


The Leornado Di Caprio
The guy who is consistently fantastic in everything he stars in. From when Rose wouldn’t let him share her spare on the floating door in Titanic to The Departed to Inception to Django unchained to The Great Gatsby. He’s been in some of the best films of recent times and been pretty great in all of them. Somehow through, he keeps getting overlooked for an Academy Award. Is it because people just expect him to be great all the time now? Or they just keep looking at the newest fashionable piece on the scene? Someone give this man an Oscar!!


So which category would you fall into? Is there another category you would win by a mile? Are you a Katherine Hepburn? Or a Leo?

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40 Thoughts on “The Oscars and The Blogs

  1. Fab post. I can picture which blogger falls into each category. I think I’m a solid Brit!
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  2. I don’t fall into a category…I think?! I would love to be the beautiful one though for sure! Great post.
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  3. I’m watching the red carpet right now! Next year we should make a pact and live tweet it all :D
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  4. Great idea! I’m the Jennifer Lawrence of bloggers I think and I reckon that also comes across in my blog hopefuly.

  5. The above comment was from me I’m sorry I miss-typed my blog URL. What are your fave kind of blogs in relation to this?
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  6. Love this post, you’ve got each category down pat here!

    I’d like to think my blog helps others, even in a teeny tiny way.

    Totally agree with your views on Leo DiCaprio, how on earth has the man never been given an award? My fave is the Basketball Diaries. Amazing film!
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  7. I’d like to think the reason that I keep not winning despite being nominated is that I’m a Leo, but somehow I doubt it ;-) I’m going to aim to be a solid Brit though, slowly planting the seed in people’s minds!

    I love the analogy in this post, well done you!
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  8. Cool post! I think I might be About A Boy … solid Brit despite most of my posts being about Switzerland. I’m not sure how I feel about Jennifer Lawrence – maybe she’s just a bit too cool. But as for Leo *swoons*, he deserves every award going.
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  9. What a great post :) I’m not sure where I’d put my own blog but as I was reading I could think of several people I would have put into those categories :) x
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  10. Love this post! Not sure which category I’d fit into, but fun to read :-)
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  11. Haha, great post. You’ve been thinking about this a lot xx
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  12. Amazing post!!! I can put pretty much all blogs i read into a category! Not sure where to put myself though haha! x
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  13. Oh, fantastic! What a great idea for a post! I have no idea where I fit in, but really want to be Jennifer Lawrence, purely for the hair ;) E x

  14. What a fantastic post especially during awards season both celebrity and blogging. I love it. I am not sure which category I fall into as I am so new but I like to think I am the Jenniifer Lawrence type. I work hard to get people to come to my blog and read my nonsense or maybe because we share first names but I try not to take it all too seriously. I would love to strive to be the Leo but being great at everything is rare, he is rare. lol :) Thank you ever so much for joining in with Share With Me. I really really enjoyed reading this post. It’s great!!!! I love to get to know more about you and your lovely blog.
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  15. Love this post! Fantastic parallels there! Poor Leo – he is so amazing he definitely deserves at an oscar by now, can’t believe he hasn’t had one yet! Makes you a bit dubious of the system doesn’t it? xx #sharewithme
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  16. I fear I might be ‘The Lindsey Lohan.’ If Lindsay Lohan were a mother. Slightly disastrous and a little bit drunk ;0). But hopefully not in prison.

    Loved this post.
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  17. Great post! I love your categories and found blogs popping into my head as I read each one… I’d like to think if myself as a Jennifer Lawrence, but really I suspect I’m a Solid Brit, despite living in America :) #ShareWithMe
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  18. Loved this post… it was so entertaining. Now where would I fit? A solid brit? or art house cinema perhaps? X
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  19. Brilliant post! I’d like to think that I’m the Jennifer Lawrence – slow and steady, up for a laugh but not taking herself too seriously. But I could well be the ‘one who never gets an award’ lol!
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  20. I love this post. I dont know where I would fall but as I was reading I could think of bloggers for each category.

    Well done.
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  21. This is great – you’ve hit the nail right on the head. I’m not sure which one I’d fall into – I’d like to be the Brit One or the beautiful one *laughs and laughs as the ridiculousness of such a suggestion*
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  22. An inspired idea for a post! I don’t think i’m cool enough to be nominated for a hypothetical blog oscar lol.
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  23. I’m a massive Oscars fan, unfortunately, this year I have only started a new job and couldn’t get any leave for the monday at all but I watched the whole of the red carpet and when I got home I flicked the recording on. I loved Bette Midler’s performance (it brought tears to my eyes) and Adele Meenzele AKA Idina Menzel (haha John Travolta cracked me up!)

    I’m a huge J.Law fan and I would definitely put myself in that category. I love how she’s always hungry lol xx
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  24. Ooh this has got my thinking cap on too! I have no idea which category I would fall into. So many good choices to choose from :)

    I love Johnny Depp and Jack Nicholson though – so maybe that one!
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  25. I love this post :) I also know exactly which category I imagine I fit into but other people would probably say differently!!
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  26. Such a cool post as each category you’ve given immediately makes different blogs spring to mind!
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  27. Oh I love this, like others I know who I think falls in to each category!
    I think I maybe in the same company as Jack & Johnny, I blame it all entirely on the kids, they made me this way!
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  28. What a great post! I would like to think that I am Jennifer Lawrence (especially as I saw on Facebook, according to my birth month, I should be stuck in a lift with her!!).
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  29. Great post! Really enjoyed this and kept thinking of bloggers in each category. Not sure about myself…. Id like to be Johnny Depp except I hope people feel they can talk to me in real life.If they can get a word in that is!
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  30. Such a cool list! I don’t know for sure which one I am, guess that decision is up to who’s reading. Thanks for the eye candy ;)
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  31. Great idea for a post! Not sure which one I’d fit into – I’d like to say the Solid Brit One but, if I’m honest, I do try to be funny and have kind of sold out a bit by doing more with brands than I intended to when I started up. Oh well!
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  32. What a fab post and a great way of looking at it. With a little help from Lucas I think we definitely fall into the Johnny Depp/Jack Nicholson category. Really enjoyed reading this :0 #PoCoLo

  33. Lucas says – I’m going to wait until there is a Haribo sponsored category and then nominate KidGLloves for that one!!!
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  34. Great post, reminds me of my Cbeebies Oscars one. But better! ;-) I think I’m a Jennifer Lawrence, but hope to be a Leornado Di Caprio one day. #pocolo
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  35. Fab post hun, I think I’d be the solid brit out of those choices! haha. #PoCoLo
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  36. Just popped back to say that I do love this post, thank you for linking to PoCoLo x
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  37. Oh, I am aspiring to be among those who use their power to do good, wish I could do more through my writing! #PoCoLo
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