Category Archives: Awards

The Bright Spots of the Oscars

I almost boycotted watching The Oscars because I was expecting a non-diverse evening that would leave me with a pit in my stomach. In fact, it was the exact opposite. There were plenty of exciting moments last night and today I’m here to share them all.

Brad Pitt Gets His First Oscar for Acting

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Brad Pitt has been working for a long time but he never has gotten one, outside of obtaining one for producing 12 Years a Slave. Well, if you work with Quentin Tarantino it’s a good chance you’re going to get nominated because Tarantino’s storytelling forces actors to be their best. And Brad Pitt’s acting turned into an Oscar. Great job! Continue reading The Bright Spots of the Oscars

Which Movie Do You Want to See Take Home the Prize for Best Picture?

The Oscars take place tonight and that means eight movies have a chance to take home the big prize. Which one will it be and who do you want to see win the big award?

Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.

Here is the Partly Shocking list of Oscar Nominations

If you were expecting Awkwafina to get her first Oscar nomination for The Farewell, well, she didn’t. If you thought Jennifer Lopez was well on her way to having a nomination for her critically-acclaimed role in Hustlers…think again. If you thought Frozen II was an incredible film and totally deserving of an Oscar nomination The Academy had other plans.

The Oscars this year delivered a lot of snubs, showcasing a list of nominations that lack both diversity and excitement. On the bright note, Joker would end up making history by receiving 11 nominations, the most of any comic book film. (Maybe Hollywood is finally beginning to understand the hard work achieved to make a fantastic comic book movie.) So, on that note, here is the list of Oscar nominations. Enjoy!

(I am only sharing the categories I found to be the most important.)

Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling

  1. Joker
  2. Bombshell
  3. Judy
  4. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
  5. 1917

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil nabs its only Oscar nomination for Makeup and Hairstyling and I’m not surprised. It has fascinated me since Maleficent how they have managed to transform Angelina Jolie into a powerful (and slightly scary) fairy. So amazing! Continue reading Here is the Partly Shocking list of Oscar Nominations

The Golden Globes Reiterated Why People Have Stopped Watching the Award Shows

Ricky Gervais began the night off with a searing, wince-worthy opening monologue that contradicted the Hollywood elite and started the evening off with a bang. It would turn out to be the best portion of the award show–the three-hour-long award show that dragged on into the late night in a boring sludge of overly long speeches and expected wins.

Five years ago, The Academy’s choice of nominees for the Oscars birthed what would become the now-iconic hashtag, #OscarsSoWhite. It jarred The Academy into trying to make a difference after the fierce outrage and after the last few years, it seemed that maybe things were actually beginning to change.

Last year was one of the most diverse yet at the Oscars, Golden Globes, and the Screen Actor Guild Awards with films like Black PantherBlackkklansman, and Green Book garnering immense praise and nagging awards. At the Oscars, history was made for Best Production Design and Best Costume Design as African-American women took home the prize for these categories for the first time ever.

It was a truly beautiful thing seeing so many people of color winning awards; Regina King, Mahershala Ali, Rami Malek, Alfonso Cuarón, Spike Lee, and the list keeps going. But this year’s award season seems to have devolved right back into the old ways of Hollywood in a clear lack of diversity that is anything but disconcerting. Continue reading The Golden Globes Reiterated Why People Have Stopped Watching the Award Shows

The Golden Globes: Who’s Taking Home the Prize?

The Golden Globes are tonight (woo-hoo!) and that means the first major movie award season has begun. Who will win? What surprises are in store? And will it dictate the outcome of the Oscars? We’ll find out soon enough. But for now, here’s my prediction of the Golden Globe results from tonight. Enjoy!

Best Animated Feature Film

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While Toy Story 4 isn’t the best installment in the quadrilogy going up against films like Missing LinkHow to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, and even Frozen 2, which would not receive the same amount of praise as its predecessor, it seems like Toy Story 4 is the clear favorite to win. Continue reading The Golden Globes: Who’s Taking Home the Prize?

Here is the Fascinating List of Golden Globe Nominations!

The list of the Golden Globe nominations was released yesterday and it was clearly exciting. This is the moment I wait for all year and while this isn’t a definitive idea of what to expect for the Oscars it’s very clear that this award season is going to be stacked to the rafters with talent and arguments for each actor and actress to win the awards this season. So, with no further delay, here’s the list of Golden Globe nominations.

(I will stick to listing the movies and not the television shows.)

Best Animated Feature Film

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Three animated Disney movies in the run for Best Animated Film at the Golden Globes. Which one will win? I’m guessing that Toy Story 4 will probably take home the title, considering that it was a legitimately good story with plenty of heart, as expected. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, if better, would probably be the home run favorite for the recipient of this prize. And Frozen II, while smashing box-office expectations, was said to feel a bit derivative and not unique enough to stand out. Continue reading Here is the Fascinating List of Golden Globe Nominations!