Hello everyone! Apologies for my absence lately, but things have gotten quite busy in my life so its hard to be able to sit down, write, and not fall asleep on the keyboard. But here I am now – and I am going to say some bits about the Oscars that I was happy with (which for once was actually a good majority) and some things that I disagree with.
Do keep in mind that these are just strictly opinion and are no way meant to be taken seriously. And that if you have a problem with an opinion, then kindly just go away.
First, I wanna talk about how BLACK PANTHER won huge for Marvel last night, scoring 3 awards for Costume Design, Production Design, and Best Original Score. It may not have managed to score Best Picture (nor did I actually think it would win, but a girl can dream) but it did get Marvel Studios its first three Oscars EVER.
Which is huge in itself, but then you go back and remember that Black Panther is 99% African American and its even bigger.
All around it was a great year for people of color.
Mahershala Ali won Best Supporting Actor for his role in Green Book, which then went on to win Best Picture because it was a phenomenal movie. I was rooting for Black Panther to take the Oscar for this one, but if I wanted anything else to win, besides BlacKkKlansman (which I haven’t seen – for shame), then I wanted it to be that.
The only other movie I saw out of the list was Bohemian Rhapsody, and while it was a great movie and Rami Malek earned his Oscar, I didn’t think it compared with movies like Green Book and BlacKkKlansman that were about true social events that happened in our past.
Which also troubles me because Bohemian Rhapsody is the story of Freddie Mercury, his coming out and uniting Queen, and that’s a true story too, but I feel like it just wasn’t as strong as the others were. It deserved to be nominated, but I definitely didn’t think it would actually win.
(If my friend sees this she’s gonna hate me forever, oh well. Sorry girl.)
However, it did win best editing and both sound awards, which I will accept because damn the editing in that movie was spectacular.
Quickly going back to Best Supporting Actor, I was so rooting for Adam Driver. He’s my second celebrity husband (behind Sebastian Stan) so I was really, really rooting for him to get this one. I got my fill of him later when he literally flipped his shit when SPIKE LEE finally got a freakin Oscar for best Original Screenplay for BlacKkKlansman.
I’m gonna link that whole thing here cause man, Samuel L Jackson announcing it was the best thing ever.
And then he evidently stormed out of the theater when Green Book won instead of BlacKkKlansman. Come on Spike, at least you finally won.
Also, the costume designer for Black Panther was the first African American woman to win the award, ever. So that is absolutely freakin massive. So many POC won this year, or films with nods to POC, which is freakin awesome.
Oh, and Lady Gaga is now one award away from the EGOT, which should come as no surprise. She won for Best Song, but not for Best Actress, which shocked a lot of people that I follow. But to be honest, I’m quite happy Olivia Coleman won it instead of her.
The thing that I felt like really got snubbed was the Visual Effects category. First Man won that, and don’t get me wrong, space is a massive visual effect award on its own, but when up against full-ass-sci-fi movies like Solo and Infinity War??
Once more, Star Wars and Marvel get snubbed in the visual effect category.
And I think that was the only thing I was actually upset about. Everything that won I was satisfied with, its always just visual effects that makes me want to throw things.
If you watched last night, what did you think? Sound off below!
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