A Letter To The Academy For Years Of Denying Air Bud His Rightful Oscar Nomination

A Letter To The Academy For Years Of Denying Air Bud His Rightful Oscar Nomination

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The Academy,

He's made you laugh, he's made you cry, but for some reason, you haven't heard him bark out what would surely be a beautiful acceptance speech. Who is this brilliant, versatile actor who has captured our hearts with his athleticism and effervescent acting skills? None other than Bud. Air Bud.

I understand the men who receive Oscar nominations for Best Actor do incredible portrayals of Wall Street bankers and soldiers and astronauts and I don't want to take their nominations and awards away from them. But we aren't talking about a generic looking white dude who can portray a character beautifully, we are talking about a canine who has been the MVP in basketball, football, soccer, baseball, and volleyball. This dog is more than a talented actor, he is an athlete. He doesn't use stunt doubles. He is a star, and he deserves to be recognized.

A lot of movies fail at creating a sequel, and most good ones wouldn't dare doing more than a trilogy. But Air Bud pulled off 5 movies in his series, each being more heartwarming and impressive than the first. Air Bud, Air Bud: Golden Receiver, Air Bud: World Pup, Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch and Air Bud Spikes Back all captured our hearts, as we watched a brilliant actor navigate the pressures of being a world-class athlete with other hijinks (and sometimes criminal activity) along the way. His chemistry with his acting partners is unmatched and his ability to get viewers standing up and cheering for the Timberwolves is compelling.

I understand having a dog at your award ceremony might be distracting, but Air Bud is not just a dog. Air Bud is able to hit a baseball with a bat in his mouth and spike a volleyball with his paws. If a well-behaved, Oscar-nominated dog is the biggest distraction at the Oscars, it was probably a pretty boring ceremony to begin with.

These films may have come out between 1997-2003, but they are timeless. To deny Air Bud an Oscar nomination is to look a talented, multifaceted actor who overcame all odds to make it in a human-dominated field and say he can't succeed just because of who he is. He may not be a human. He may not date rich celebrities or drive fancy cars, but he is, at the core, just what every other Oscar-nominated actor is: A brilliant artist who captivates his audience and deserves to be recognized for his hard work.

Air Bud may not have ever received his rightful Oscar nomination, but he wins Best Actor in my book.

Sincerely,

Someone Who Knows What Exceptional Acting Looks Like

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The last 3-4 weeks of every college student’s semester are always crazy hectic. We have last minute assignments, group projects, and exams all squeezed into the last few weeks before break.

Sometimes we all need a little humor, and sometimes we are all a little dramatic, so why not experience the last few weeks of the semester as told by the king of drama himself, Todd Chrisley of Chrisley Knows Best.

1. Sitting in class listening to your professor explain upcoming assignments/exams.

2. When your group project members refuse to do anything until the night before it's due or just show up the day of to present.


3. When you and your roommate try to cook with whatever few ingredients you have left in stock.

Because we definitely want to avoid going to the grocery store at the end of the semester if we can.

4. When your parents get tired of you calling them about every little inconvenience in your life.

5. Sitting down to work on assignments.


6. Your thoughts when the professor is telling you what they want from you out of an assignment.


7. When you've had about 30 mental breakdowns in 2 days.

8. Trying to search out the class for the right group members.

9. The last few days of classes where everyone and everything is getting on your nerves.

10. When your friend suggests going out but you're just done with the world.

11. This. On the daily.

12. When all you want to do is snuggle up and watch Christmas movies.


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A Step By Step Of How Your Thanksgiving Will Actually Go

Every year we think it will go differently, and yet...

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It's pre-Christmas, and it will be a day of stress, love, and wonderful food.

1. You wake up to the sounds of a parent slamming pots and pans on the counter top

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It is time. The day has begun and your mom or dad will start yelling for you any minute.

2. You finally make it downstairs and you're assigned your tasks before family arrives

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There will be the "Make this table," or the "Dust the entire house because your cousins are coming and they won't notice but your aunt sure will. Oh, and please stay out of the kitchen." You know, the usual.

3. You try to eat breakfast and lunch but honestly you can not WAIT for dinner tonight and the smells coming from the kitchen are overwhelming

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What are we celebrating again? I'm just excited to eat.

4. You rush and make your way to the grocery store at least once (maybe twice) because your parents can't leave the kitchen

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"You would think mom wouldn't forget anything for tonight, but I guess it is pretty easy to forget gravy when you're making a million other dishes," you think to yourself as you try to defend the forgetfulness.

5. You spend a few hours feeling bored as you wait for your family members to arrive because you still aren't allowed in the kitchen and you find yourself watching that one "Friends" episode to kill some time. 

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Football or "Friends"? Honestly I should ask my mom if she needs more help but I'll just keep watching this.

6. Your family finally arrives 

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It is suddenly overwhelmingly loud and you now get to talk about your life for the next few hours. Food cannot come soon enough.

7. Hours and hours seemed to go by but dinner is finally ready

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At llllaaaassssstttttttttt, my dinnnnnnneeeeerrrrrrrr will be mmmmiiiinnneeeeeeeeee!

8. You have to sit through and listen to either heated debate or six conversations at once while you eat 

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Honestly, I'll just keep quiet and enjoy these mashed potatoes for their deliciousness.

9. You get one look from your mom and suddenly your busting the whole table

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But hey, there are worse things in life. For instance, I'm not even toughing that turkey carcass I don't care what my parents say.

10. It's round two. You've been waiting for that pie all day 

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There's this cool thing called a dessert stomach where you have more room for dessert than you did five minutes ago. Isn't that great?!?

11. Your family slowly starts to leave, and the food coma starts to settle in 

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It's been a great meal, even if there was some arguing. At the end of it all, it's still been a great thanksgiving.

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