28 Feb 2011

Oscar Night! As in Oscar Wilde...

I will go ahead and admit it, I love checking out all the amazing frocks that the stars wear on Oscar Night! And I do find it really interesting to see who will who the prize for best film, best actor, best actress and so on. However, in my dream world there would be another Oscar night. Named after Oscar Wilde, it would be a celebration of books where the best books of a given year would be awarded a statuette and lots of attention.

Categories would be many and varied:
- Author of the year
- Best new author of the year
- Best cover of the year
- Non-fiction book of the year
- Literary book of the year
- Historical book of the year
- Romance book of the year
- YA book of the year
- Children's book of the year
You name it :-)

Can you imagine the authors flocking to the Kodak theatre? All of them dressed up and ready to celebrate? Oh how I wish that books and writing got the same attention as cinema and films!


  1. Wouldn't that be fun! I'm sure there used to be something a bit like this, presented by Richard and Judy, but... gone.

  2. That would be awesome. And not just because I love Oscar Wilde and want everything to be named after him.

  3. I'd have to find a way to get tickets to that event! :)

  4. Oh my gosh, I would love that!

  5. Glad to hear that you like the idea :-) And Simon, Richard and Judy would not be a bad choice for presenters.