February 5, 1999
Like I told you before, Julie and I have been talking a lot over the past few months, and even more so over the last couple weeks. I talked to her on the phone for the first time in so many years and now it's like it was just yesterday instead of over four years since I've really seen her. But hopefully it won't be too long now. She's coming back up in March, then there's Spring Break and summer isn't too far away after that. Plus she's close enough that I could drive down and see her. And seeing as how it doesn't look like I'll be in any productions this semester I'll have the time to do it just the same. I'm really enjoying being able to talk to her and get back in touch with how she's doing. I'm giddy. Can you tell? It's weird how little things from way back then (okay, not WAY back then but time is relative and to me it was long ago) come back to us so quickly. Sorry, I'll stop babbling. Don't hate me because I'm happy. It doesn't happen all that often... :)
This is so not a photo of Julie lying with a dog. Promise. The great thing is, even if it is, I'll be gone a whole week before she can yell at me for putting it up!
For the past two weeks, Breton and I have been working on a new scene and he's got a great new monologue, for the ACTF competition next week up in Humboldt. Our headshots are supposed to come back from being reproduced down in Los Angeles tomorrow. Cross your fingers that UPS comes through or we'll have to wait Monday for them to come before we can make the trek up to festival. We'll all be away through Sunday evening.
Tomorrow I get to get everythihg ready for next week including a haircut and voice lessons to work on and get my audition song, "What More Can I Say?" from Falsettos, recorded.
Oscar nominations come out Tuesday morning but I'll be away from the computer all week so I'll give you my Oscar nomination predictions now and we can see how close I came when I get back...
Best Film Life is Beautiful Saving Private Ryan Shakespeare In Love The Thin Red Line The Truman Show Actor in a Leading Role Roberto Benigni, Life is Beautiful Jim Carrey, The Truman Show Tom Hanks, Saving Private Ryan Ian McKellen, Gods And Monsters Nick Nolte, Affliction Actress in a Leading Role Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth Fernanda Montenegro, Central Station Gwyneth Paltrow, Shakespeare In Love Meryl Streep, One True Thing Emily Watson, Hillary And Jackie Actor in a Supporting Role Ed Harris, The Truman Show Bill Murray, Rushmore Geoffrey Rush, Shakespeare In Love Tom Sizemore, Saving Private Ryan Billy Bob Thornton, A Simple Plan Actress in a Supporting Role Joan Allen, Pleasantville Kathy Bates, Primary Colors Judi Dench, Shakespeare In Love Lynn Redgrave, Gods And Monsters Lisa Kudrow, The Opposite Of Sex Direction Roberto Benigni, Life is Beautiful John Madden, Shakespeare In Love Terrence Malick, The Thin Red Line Steven Spielberg, Saving Private Ryan Peter Weir, The Truman Show Art Direction Babe: Pig In The City Elizabeth Pleasantville Shakespeare In Love The Truman Show Screenplay for Screen Bulworth: Warren Beatty & Jeremy Pikser Life is Beautiful: Vincenzo Cerami & Roberto Benigni Saving Private Ryan: Robert Rodat Shakespeare In Love: Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard The Truman Show: Andrew Niccol Screenplay Previously Produced/Published Beloved: Akosua Busia and Richard LaGravenese and Adam Brooks Gods And Monsters: Bill Condon A Simple Plan: Scott B. Smith Out Of Sight: Scott Frank The Thin Red Line: Terrence Malick Foreign Film The Celebration Central Station The Dreamlife of Angels Life is Beautiful Show Me Love Original Song I Don't Want to Miss a Thing - Armageddon The Time of Your Life - A Bug's Life Uninvited - City of Angels I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You - The Mask of Zorro When You Believe - Prince of Egypt Original Dramatic Score Elizabeth Saving Private Ryan A Simple Plan The Thin Red Line The Truman Show Original Comedy/Musical Score A Bug's Life Mulan Pleasantville The Prince of Egypt Shakespeare in Love Film Editing Elizabeth The General Saving Private Ryan The Thin Red Line A Simple Plan Cinematography The General Pleasantville Saving Private Ryan Shakespeare in Love The Thin Red Line Costume Design Beloved Elizabeth Ever After Pleasantville Shakespeare in Love Makeup Dark City Pleasantville Star Trek: Insurrection Sound Armageddon Deep Impact Saving Private Ryan Star Trek: Insurrection The Thin Red Line Sound Effects Editing Armageddon Saving Private Ryan The Thin Red Line Visual Effects Armageddon Babe: Pig in the City Small Soldiers
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