...to this earnest look at rising star Marion Cotillard. The purpose of the blog is two-fold. First, since I’m an Oscar fan, and always tend to follow the race pretty closely, I figured why not memorialize my crazy obsession. Second, after seeing “La Vie En Rose,” I realized that the Best Actress race is pretty much sewn up. As many others, I was incredibly moved by Ms. Cotillard’s performance. I left the theater stunned, with the final notes of the haunting “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien” reverberating all through my body. I had heard the word “electrifying” many times before, but this was truly my first time experiencing that word. And so I found the complementary reason for starting this blog–Ms. Cotillard and her inevitable road to Oscar. I hope to keep track of all the news and awards she’s sure to accumulate for her astonishing performance. Although I’ll mostly focus my musings on Ms. Cotillard, I’m sure I’ll wax poetic on the other categories from time to time. Next up, I plan to write down my thoughts about “La Vie En Rose.” I hope you enjoy your stay here–and leave a comment if you are so inclined. Cheers!