Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN


February 21, 2013

AROUND THE TOWN: Forecast calling for lots of stars

CROSSVILLE — The weather forecast is calling for lots of stars Sunday night. Well, not your celestial stars, but the kind that appears on the big screen. The annual Academy Awards are Sunday night and, if the Golden Globes are a precursor, expect Argo, Les Miserables and Lincoln to garner the most Oscars.

Oscar night is the most prestigious night in Hollywood as the movie actors and actresses dress up to walk down the red carpet as thousands of critics, fans and movie goers line up outside to see the processional. The past few years have seen interest in the Red Carpet boom with numerous television stations broadcasting live from the outdoor event hours before the actual show begins. This year’s awards will be hosted by Seth McFarland and broadcast on ABC.

I love movies and, therefore, Oscar night. Althoug, I am, quite frankly, pretty easily entertained, I do notice exemplary performances. My particular favorite this year is Daniel Day Lewis for his stellar portrayal of Lincoln in the biopic. Lewis, whom I wrote about several weeks ago after seeing him in the former president’s role, is amazing. I was truly mesmerized by his performance and would love to see him win an Oscar. I also loved Denzel Washington in “Flight” and Bradley Cooper in “Silver Linings Playbook” and have not yet seen triple threat Hugh Jackman in “Les Miserables.” Lewis, Cooper, Jackman, and Washington, along with Joaquin Phoenix from “The Master” are all up for Best Actor Awards.

Other nominees include Amour, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty for Best Picture; Michael Haneke (Amour), Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Ang Lee (Life of Pi), Steven Spielberg (Lincoln) and David O Russell (Silver Linings Playbook) for Best  Director;  and Jessica Chastain from “Zero Dark Thirty;” Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook;” Emmanuelle Riva for “Amour” and Quvenzhane Wallis “Beasts of the Southern Wild” and Naomi Watts for her work in “The Impossible” are all nominees for Best Actress.


Speaking of awards shows, the 3rd annual Gong Show will be held this weekend at the Palace Theatre on Main St. The show opens at 7 p.m. and will be judged by Ronnie Chase from WOW Country 102.5; Sheriff Butch Burgess and City Fire Chief Mike Turner.

Based on the popular 1970’s show featuring local talent, comedy and hosted by Chuck Barris, the Crossville version of the Gong Show will also feature a similar schedule.

Tickets are $10 and will be sold at the door with all proceeds benefiting the Fair Park Senior Center. Co-sponsoring the event are local businesses John Deer and Napa.

Reminder: Relay for Life Pageant Director Whitney Sidwell is accepting applications /entries for the 2013 Relay for Life contests benefitting the Cancer Society. There are six age groups ranging from 2 years old up to 21 years old. Entry forms may be picked up at the Mortgage Investors Group on 1307 West Avenue for the March 23rd events. If you need additional information contact Ms. Sidwell at 931-200-3799 or via email at

There was a great turnout for the TAD Center 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament this weekend.  The event is a fundraiser for the activity center. The first place  team members included Will Ballard, Chris Patton, Justin Bell and John Bilbrey. TAD Activities Director Shane Wyatt issues a big “Thank You” to all those who participated.  





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