And The Award Goes To

Kate: Do you have an Oscar speech?
Me: Yes, it’s really dignified. Would you like to hear it?
Kate: Yes, please. And tell me what you won for.
Me: First, you should know that I’m wearing extensions that are so real-looking that my hair simply looks like it suddenly became voluminous and wavy. I’m at my 18-year-old weight. The smile eye wrinkles have disappeared.
Kate: In other words, you’ve gone all Hollywood on us. I assume you’ve forgotten the little people and we no longer speak.
Me: I glide onto the stage as if propelled by invisible wires and the love of the audience.
Kate: Awesome. The blogosphere will be agog.
Me: The real Red would throw up and then die. But Oscar-winning Red tears up just enough to be genuine but not too much, so as to keep all make-up intact.
Kate: And what witty comments will you make to be the buzz of the Oscars?
Me: I start with the adjectives… the incredible cast, amazing director, and (choke) my wonderful family and my friends who I love so much, and of course my doting husband Jason [Varitek].
Kate: You are quite the accomplished couple! The toast of Boston.
Me: What color should my dress be?
Kate: Deep navy with some sparkle. Duh.
Me: I already know that when I’m on the red carpet and they ask me what I’m wearing, I’ll say blue.
Kate: Gucci will take back their swag!
Me: Okay, now tell me… your award/speech/dress?
Kate: Ahem, well, I’m assuming that I’ll win for Best Screenplay.
Me: Yes.
Kate: I’m going to jump on stuff, likely trip up the stairs, then say “I became a writer so I wouldn’t have to speak in front of people, and it’s backfired horribly…”
Me: I like that.
Kate: Then shout out to friends, family, amazing cast, my husband John Krasinski. We met on set. How cute are we?
Me: Jason and John are in their seats with misty eyes, maybe a single tear. But I don’t really want them to Chad Lowe out.
Kate: From there it’ll devolve into a bitter Constanza-like rant about the people I hate, and they’ll drag me off, one security guard under each armpit.
Me: Totally! Pull a Fiona Apple at the MTV awards. “This world is bullshit!”
Kate: You gotta make a name for yourself.
Me: From then on, anytime people throw fits it’ll be called pulling a [her last name].
Kate: I’ll parlay that into a book deal: “This world is bullshit!: Saying what you feel in a messed up world.”

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3 Responses to “And The Award Goes To”


  1. 1 jessica February 26, 2007 at 8:55 am

    whoa whoa whoa. what happened to “the list”? you inspired me to create a similiar list, but did you chicken out after posting?

  2. 2 Red February 26, 2007 at 12:08 pm

    I was worried it came off too whorey… but I’ll repost by popular (i.e. your) demand.

  3. 3 Darren McLikeshimself March 5, 2007 at 8:09 am

    You forgot “brave.” People who work on award nominated or winning films are always brave.


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