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But I am. I love the dresses, the conflagration of actors, art, costume, sound, music, and technology all under a glittering roof, and this year more than ever. My pick for Best Supporting Actress, Lupita Nyong'o, on top of nailing her part in 12 Years A Slave, comporting herself with grace in every public appearance, and looking like a super model the whole time, just happens to be best friends with a close high school pal of my daughter. Lupita Nyong'o's date throughout the awards season has hung out in my house! We've gone dress-shopping together! I've watched him on a high school stage! I know his mom. Our kids went to prom together. Now he is a film student in NYC, and the "chosen best friend" mentioned in Lupita's acceptance speech.
Crazy. It almost makes me feel famous myself, this Six Degrees of Separation thing.
Lupita, by the way, directed what appears to be a very interesting short film on albinism in Kenya. Here's the trailer for it: