Somebody get Chris Nolan on the phone: I have a new Inception-inspired screenplay idea. We could call it “The Twitter Movie” and get David Fincher to direct.
I currently live in Edinburgh, Scotland. That’s almost as far away from Hollywood, California you can get. And with no TV, slow internetz, and a live start time of 1:30am GMT, it was doubtful that I would be able to find anywhere to watch the 2011 Academy Awards.
But as a media blogger and future Master of Film Studies student, it is rather unacceptable to miss the Oscars, wouldn’t you agree?
So, armed with two live blogs, a red carpet live stream, my facebook news feed, trusty-rusty twitter home page, and a 7pm catnap, I arose groggily at 12:30am, semi-prepared for a night of live tweeting. After spending an hour frustratedly waiting on a slow buffering and stuttery live red carpet feed (where I did more hits of the “refresh page” button than James Franco did of his pre-show bong…), I settled into bed, laptop open, ready to observe the Oscars for the very first time via tweets, updates, and online commentary.