Thursday, 13 March 2014

Oscar Disagreements


So the Oscars were last week and I wanted to talk about what happened there. Even though there are a few winners whom I agree with (FROZEN!), there is a lot a disagree with. Movies and actors/actresses whom deserve to be mentioned as well. I don't know much about the politics behind this event and I don't really care about it either, so I'm just going to give you my opinion on the topic, as a viewer rather than a part of the academy (though it would be awesome to  be a member). That is why I decided to write this, hope you enjoy it and let me know whether you agree or disagree with me (or the academy).


First of all. Yes a lot of people are disappointed.. Leonardo DiCaprio didn't win an Oscar, again. He does deserve to be in that position but to be fair, not for the Wolf of Wall street. I didn't even write a review on that movie because it was funny but I just didn't see what the message of the story was. He should have won an Oscar for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape, if I hadn't known him before I saw that movie I would have thought he was actually a kid with down-syndrome. Or even Titanic! 'Cause let's be honest, who doesn't love Jack Dawson! But not this year, not this movie. Sorry Leo (but also, it's not like he is the only one, I mean did Johnny Depp win an oscar yet?)

Next I want to talk about Rush. I just do not understand why it wasn't nominated at all, not for best picture but also, Daniel Brühl wasn't nominated for best actor while he did a brilliant job on the part. Of course Chris Hemsworth put James Hunt to the screen in an interesting way as well, best I have seen him act, ever. I loved the scene where he hits a journalist because he asked Niki Lauda a very mean question. It was an amazing story about two men who respect each other while being enemies/competitors on the track. An unlikely friendship yet a friendship nevertheless. I am a girl and not even the slightest interested in cars or racing, but this story made it interesting for the uninterested audience. It was about the story behind everything and what it meant to them, more than the actual 'sport'. The story deserved a part in the Oscars. Niki Lauda deserved a part in the Oscars, yet they didn't get it and I am disappointed because of that.


Next I want to talk about the movie Prisoners. It came out in September and it turned my world upside down. Since I love both Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables) and Jake Gyllenhaal (Source Code), I really wanted to see it, but when I saw the trailer I felt weird about it. It was a little bit too much like Taken (Liam Neeson). But then when I actually got to see it, I realized it was nothing like that. At all, not even close. It was very intense, emotional, cruel, real and scary. It was a real life horror story. Nothing like Taken, at all. At the end of the movie I sat completely still in the cinema for 10 minutes. I was just too horrified and shocked to move. My boyfriend had to escort me back home because I was just out of it. Very well done. Yet no one mentioned it at the Oscars, why? Why did this movie get totally overlooked? Both Hugh and Jake gave very good performances and I can't help but wonder, why didn't they get nominated for anything?


Then there is Gravity and Sandra Bullock's performance in this movie. I mean come on. How did she not win best actress? It was hands down her best performance ever and not only that, it was better than any of the other women nominated. She deserved it, I feel really bad for her, not having won. Gravity won a lot of Oscars, but this one, they deserved and didn't get.


Before I go on and on about this, I think I should stop now. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I just wish that they would listen to the audience more often.

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