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After The Awards: The Oscars

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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  • Reply Heather

    Thank you for a really nice recap of the winners without all the fluff that comes with the usual sites I check the next day 🙂 I don’t really pay attention as I’m usually so behind in movies and usually my own personal opinion is way off base compared to the critics, but I like to know who won just to know. When I saw you’d done a recap it was perfect timing!

    I’m never a big fan of people who storm off when another person/movie wins. I’d get if it was for someone with a bad rep (like Bryan Singer, for example) and maybe there’s something personal we don’t know about, but yeah. It’s just childish. Even if we you have an issue with one person in the movie/production team the rest of the people in it worked their asses off and deserve the recognition. It’s why I very rarely boycott a movie or a TV series unless I feel that the whole team involved is part of the problem and that’s only been once so far.

    Heather –

    February 25, 2019 at 12:48 pm
    • Reply Alyssa | Nerd Side of Life

      You’re welcome! I know I missed some categories, so for the ones I missed just check out the Academy’s website. I do disagree with Spike lee trying to leave after not winning, especially since he’s highly respected. Even his reasoning doesn’t make much sense to me, which was just that he was mad about getting snubbed by a movie where a white person drives around or something to that extent. He could have handled that a whole lot better.

      February 25, 2019 at 7:46 pm
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  • Reply Bizarre Brunette

    I normally don’t watch the Oscars, but my mom had it on so I became entranced with them. I do feel Rami Malek deserved the Oscar for Best Actor, but I don’t think Bohemian Rhapsody should have been nominated for Best Picture, so I’m glad that movie didn’t win.

    February 26, 2019 at 3:16 pm
    • Reply Alyssa | Nerd Side of Life

      Thank you, someone who agrees with me!! I feel like it never stood a chance against other movies. The academy has a type and unfortunately, Bohemian Rhapsody was not it.

      February 26, 2019 at 4:20 pm
      • Reply Bizarre Brunette

        Exactly. Like I said, so glad that Rami won the Oscar, but didn’t want Bohemian Rhapsody to win for Best Picture.

        February 26, 2019 at 5:24 pm
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