#SKYTriviaNight: Everything Oscars!

La La Land would be tough to beat I guess, but I really really really hope Lin-Manuel Miranda wins an Oscar on Monday just so he can grace us with another beautiful acceptance speech.

I mean, just listen to this:


One more time for people at the back:


Whenever I feel sad, I just watch my favorite acceptance speeches, cry, and immediately feel better again. Lin-Manuel's speech for Best Score at last year's Tony Awards is one of my top favorites.

The 89th Academy Awards is happening this Monday and you can catch the HBO Live Coverage starting at 8AM! If you're looking forward to the glitzy and glamorous side of it though, you can watch the E! Red Carpet coverage with hosts Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic as early as 6:30AM!


As a prelude to the Oscars, I got invited by SKY Cable to the #SKYTriviaNight with the theme Everything Oscars. It was held in Ludo Boardgame Bar and Cafe in Makati last Thursday night, in partnership with HBO, E!, and Geek Fight.

I actually wanted to cancel at first because I wasn't really in the mood to socialize, but decided to go for it when Niche asked me to be one of his teammates.

Good thing I did because WE WON!

Team Simply the Best!
Birthday celebrator Thysz, Vinny, Niche, and me
Did you know that Simply the Best was HBO's first tagline? They have since changed it to It's not TV. It's HBO.

It's all or nothing/ go big or go home. The grand prize is P40,000 and we split it equally among the four of us. More budget for my upcoming trip!

What a nerve-wracking night. We weren't sure we were going to win because there was another team (composed of two members WTF??) who were really good! They were actually leading by one point by the end of the first half, but thankfully we brushed up on our knowledge about E! and HBO's shows.

This is the face of someone who just won P10,000 in cash
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I'm so excited! I wish I could watch the live telecast but it's going to be a busy work-week for me so I'll catch the Primetime Encore at 8:05PM instead. I'll be following the #LIVEonSKY hashtag on Twitter, though!

How about you, who are your best bets to win the coveted awards?

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