An Evil Ambassador's Review on the Oscars
So many Oscars, so many snubs. Not to say The Kings Speech wasnt probably an amazing movie (although I tried to see it and walked out within 20 minutes because I was bored out of my mind Ã¢â‚¬â€œ bored enough I went to No Strings Attached instead), but it just felt wrong to me. There were just so many other movies I would have liked to see win.
Namely, The Social Network or Inception. I found both movies to be extremely deserving of the big win because they were blockbuster movies that were actually good, and not just remakes or sequels produced to bring in a big buck. And truly, it was an extremely competitive year, much more so in my opinion than it had been in years. However, I just felt like the Kings Choice was such an obvious win Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the time piece, the Englishness, the smaller box office saleseveryone just kind of sighed and went of course when it won Best Picture, disappointed that the Dark Horses didnt pull through.
Social Network was a good movie, with young, formerly unknown actors (with the exception of the always adorable JT), with a great plot, on a current event, with a story that really made sense to tell. The directing was phenomenal (I was actually surprised David Fincher didnt win on this one), with great cinematography and of course the new love of my life Andrew Garfield (not that Oscars are based on pure sexiness, Im just saying I love him). Inception, on the other hand, was innovative, extremely intelligent, original, and frankly, beautiful. Each scene was such a visual experience, and whether people like it or not, it made people think much deeper than even they would have liked. It also had the other love of my life Joseph Gordon-Levitt, but thats irrelevant to Oscars unfortunately as well.
I know the Oscars aren't just about gorgeous men in business suits. I just wish they were.
Summing it up, The Kings Speech was probably a great movie, but The Social Network and Inception were breakthrough brilliant, not just one of the million movies about royalty, or living in the country, or war, or something that happened ages ago. It was a competitive year, but those games deserved the win. Maybe if they had just come out in December, and werent summer or early fall releases people wouldnt have forgotten about them by now and still have been caught up in the buzz of Helena Bonham Carter playing a normal person for once (yes, I said it).
Apparently you don't win Oscars when you dress like this.
On the bright side, I thought James Franco and Anne Hathaways hosting was pretty enjoyable, even if my Facebook feed is blowing up with all my Facebook friends disdain (apparently all the Hollywood critics Facebooks show hate for them as wellÃ¢â‚¬Â¦critics schmitics).
Heres a list of winners:
Best Picture: The Kings Speech
Best Actor: Colin Firth
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale
Best Actress: Natalie Portman
Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo
Best Director: Tom Hooper (The Kings Speech)
Best Animated Film: Toy Story 3 (duh)
Best Art Direction: Alice in Wonderland
Best Cinematography: Inception
Best Costume Design: Alice in Wonderland
Best Documentary: Inside Job
Best Documentary Short Subject: Strangers No More
Best Film Editing: The Social Network
Best Foreign Language Film: In A Better World (Im also disappointed it wasnt Biutiful)
Best Makeup: The Wolfman
Best Original Score: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (The Social Network)
Best Original Song: We Belong Together by Randy Newman (Toy Story 3)
Best Animated Short Film: The Lost Thing
Best Live Action Short Film: God of Love
Best Sound Editing: Inception
Best Sound Mixing: Inception
Best Visual Effects: Inception
Best Adapted Screenplay: The Social Network
Best Original Screenplay: The Kings Speech