Following tradition of the last two years, here’s a little recap! I wasn’t sure if I’d end up catching Oscars but we changed up our plans and ended up joining my mom for sit down and dinner together to enjoy the ceremony. My conclusion is that I make better guesses when I haven’t seen any of the movies than when I do. I guess bias comes into play at that point and it affects my judgement.
I am glad that Mad Max: Fury Road did so well because it was well deserved. I gave a personal standing ovation in my mom’s dining room to Ex Machina for winning Visual Effects. There was a bit of cringing when I felt like Sam Smith was about to go off-tune and he looked nervous as heck to be up there but his speech was inspiring and he looked genuinely enthused to win it even if probably Lady Gaga’s song would have been the win that was deserved but I don’t care much for the “Original Song” category. The only one I was genuinely a little angry at was Mad Max winning Costume Design because Cinderella may not have been a great movie but it was all about costumes while I mean how many costumes were there for Mad Max. On a happier note, I am happy that Mark Rylance won for supporting actor. Even if I didn’t see The Revenant, I was fairly certain Innaritu would win for Best Director and Leo for Best Actor because just from the trailers, it looked like the sort of movie that had the calibre and achievement to rightfully earn it. However, I did end up catching Spotlight over the weekend right before Oscars and even posted my review for it and I’m telling you that to me, it was a justified Best Picture winner. I don’t think I’ve agreed much to these winners in the last few years but then I haven’t caught up with the majority of them either but Spotlight really connected with me in presenting their story and the content. Out of all those movies, as wonderful and fantastic as they were, Brooklyn didn’t stand a chance in my book and even The Revenant probably wouldn’t have the depth of telling a story that reflected an issue that is maybe probably unfortunately still present today. For none of the other movies I saw in the Best Picture did have as much of a discussion at my home than Spotlight either and we finished that movie at 2am on Saturday night or something (just to give you an idea).
This year I decided to do my Oscars recap of the winners in advance and now, let’s check out the Top 5 Best Dresses.
Elegant, beauty, grace: These ladies all had it. Not to mention, Cate Blanchett picked the perfect dress for the category she was presenting for: Costume Design. Just look at the intricate flowers on her dress! Its amazing! And kudos for Charlize Theron pulling off that style because normally, I’m not a fan of that cut of the deep V plunge (or whatever you call it) but she accessorized well and made it look very nice.
And then for some great moments that I liked quite a bit.
Jacob Tremblay & Star Wars
Mark Ruffalo Winking for his Nomination
Michael Keaton Fist Pump for Spotlight Win
I was equally as happy as Michael Keaton was when I heard that Spotlight won. This reaction is just priceless!
Brie Larson in Awe
And her speech thanking everyone including the movie-goers! It warms my heart even if I didn’t see it in theatres and bought it on the Play store 😉
Leonardio diCaprio Winning Speech
Leonardo diCaprio winning was *almost* set in stone. I was pretty sure he made a solid performance even if I only saw trailers. However, he didn’t just win an Oscar. He also delivered a meaningful speech and the best part was his final line about not taking the planet for granted, he wouldn’t take his Oscar win for granted.
I think to wrap it up this year, Lady Gaga’s song deserved more recognition. I haven’t found the time to watch The Hunting Ground but it does intrigue me. While I can’t find the video for the Oscars performance she made and I only saw a snippet as I left my mom’s at that point and only had snippets online. The song holds true meaning that deserves to be heard.
That’s it for Oscars 2016! It was a great year with some outstanding movies this year! 🙂
Did you watch the Oscars 2016? What were your fave moments? Did any winners surprise you? Any disappointments?