So the Academy Awards has been and gone and did I take much interest? Not really. Awards ceremonies over the years have returned increasingly diminishing results, I mean isn’t it all just about what movie has the best PR?? Many movies, many very good movies have often not even got a nomination, let alone had a chance at winning – and the ones that do? Not always very deserving. Looking at the results below, I would say it’s been a fairly predictable year. 12 Years A Slave getting best picture? Considering the subject matter it was a simple choice, probably hitting home more than Captain Phillips. Cate Blanchet was very good in Blue Jasmine, even if it seemed a very academy-friendly performance. Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese and The Wolf Of Wall Street never stood a chance – too much tits & coke. Oh and who didn’t see the technical and directing nods going to Gravity? That movie’s marketing campaign was all about the experience, the visuals etc.
Yet I mainly haven’t taken an interest in this year’s awards (or awards season) as simply put, I haven’t seen a great majority of the movies nominated, so difficult to really give an opinion. I hope to see Dallas Buyers Club at some stage, because of being a growing fan of Matthew McConaughey and Gravity is on my list for the near future (look out for a review sometime this weekend). So I will leave you with this year’s main winners, a few of the smaller categories omitted, because really, who concerns themselves with those?
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)
Best Animated Feature
Frozen (Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, Peter Del Vecho)
Gravity (Emmanuel Lubezki)
Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón)
Best Foreign Language Film
The Great Beauty (Italy)