a little east of reality

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

aussies and the oscars

It's so tiring being parents of a young baby. That's why poor Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams were sleeping at 5.30am instead of sitting up waiting to hear if they'd been nominated for Academy awards. Baby Matilda woke them three times throughout the night (midnight, 3am & 5am) and the three of them were all finally snoozing when reporters rang them with the good news that they had been nominated after all.

Apparently the calls didn't wake the baby - thank goodness!
"We gave each other a little kiss and fell back asleep," Ledger said.
Very cute. I like the lack of hype and the image in my mind of such a sweet, sleepy scene.

Another nominated Aussie ~ short animated filmmaker Anthony Lucasalso, for his 27min film The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello ~ also missed the nominations, but not because of a restless baby. He was up late watching an old Robert Mitcham movie and got so engrossed he forgot about the nominations. He found out he was nominated through a congratulatory email from a friend overseas.

Make-up artist Annette Miles had a short-lived celebration over her "nomination" for her work on Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. The listing of her name was a mistake ~ it should have been Nikki Gooley, another Australian make-up artist who also worked on the film ~ but by the time the Academy corrected the mistake, the media had already spread the news far and wide. For Annette, disappointing it was.