the academy is a fun place to work, mostly because of all the smart people. everyones an expert at something so it’s nice to learn from each other and then share all of that on big days like, yesterday, Oscar Noms announcement day.
the toughest part for me is waking up at 3am to be at work by 4am.
it’s tough because even if you can somehow get to bed by 10pm you dont fall asleep till midnight, especially if there are other things on your mind.
amber was a sweetheart and went to bed early with me and hearing her snooze in my ear has a soothing way of putting me to sleep but that was not the case. i was up till midnight, as usual, no matter what i tried to do.
the best advice i got was to drink a lot of water, that way your body would naturally wake you up at 3 to take a leak.
whatevers, i got some sleep, woke up, and headed to the office.
Sunset was a dream. not a car anywhere except on Vine where one had just gotten hit-and-run. the victim car was stuck in the road and if it had been any other day i woulda helped but i had to keep on rolling because my job was to do the Instagram Live video and the two set ups for the Insta Story.
the first was with the accomplished and charming Andy Serkis who has played an Ape, Snoke, Gollum, and King Kong. turns out at 4:20am he is professional and lovely and ready to improv with a sleepy head with a smart phone.
“just say, ‘hi this is Andy and welcome to the Oscar Noms'” i told him. and in one take we had it.
one take tony you can call me.
next up was America’s Sweetheart Tiffany Haddish who pretty much stole the show with her humorous mispronunciations of some of the noms’ names and hilarious quips. when i gave her what i was looking for she embellished it and gave us a little dance.
the morning went fast as early mornings usually do. and around 11am they let us go home to work from there.
and soon i was properly napping, wishing there was a daytime entertainment news program praising the academy for their diverse and worthy choices.