Wednesday, February 10, 2016
The 88th Annual Academy Awards Approaches!
It's February and that means one thing (besides Valentines Day)...the Academy Awards are approaching!! I have high hopes for this year and maintain the belief that the Oscars is the LAST truly sensible award show. After the farce that was this years Golden Globes (see my post on The Martian) I'm really hoping the Academy can pull it together to make some wise, multicultural, intelligent picks this year. Though it seems popular opinion has continuously found it's way into the mix with movies like Mad Max Fury Road getting a nom for Best Picture....give me a break!! That being said there are some truly amazing films and actors up for awards this year. Best Picture noms include Spielberg's Bridge of Spies and the Boston based Catholic Church drama Spotlight. Leo is up for Best Actor again for his emotional role in The Revenant who's mastermind Alejandro Inarritu is also up for Best Director. Jennifer Lawrence is quickly establishing herself as a core part of the next generation of iconic Hollywood actresses and is nominated for her role in Joy. As far as animation goes, there is only one film in the category in my opinion; Pixar's fabulous Inside Out. Other things to watch for include whether John Williams will take home his sixth Oscar for Best Original Score for his work on Star Wars: The Force Awakens and whether or not The Martian will win Best Adapted Screenplay (it should!). In the weeks leading up to the film industries biggest night, stop by the DFL and pick up a Best Picture winner from years past!