EEEEEEEEEEE Oscars! BAFTA’s! Statues! Parties! Dresses! HOLLYWOOD!!!!! I love it.
Last year I celebrated the Oscars by staying up extremely late with a friend, getting very drunk, managing to stay awake through the least exciting part of the TV showing, missing the best bits (Best Picture, Director) and then going into work drunk at 9 the next morning. Thank God ‘P’ was there to nurse me back to health, and the boss wasn’t there to fire me.
This year, I was hoping to repeat this. Alas, I have a lecture at 9am the morning after the Oscars ceremony.
So, seeing as it looks like I might be missing the Oscars this year, I thought I would have my own sad, crazy little Awards Ceremony right here in cyberspace!
The Oscar’s nominations as dictated by the Academy are, quite frankly, as predictably awesome as ever.
Unfortunately, I have not (yet) seen all the nominated films, so instead I’m just gonna rate my favourites of the past year, and you can agree/disagree or be indifferent!
Best ‘Worst’ Film – The Expendables
Best Actor – Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
Best Actress – Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Most Tragic Death in a Film – Morgan Freeman, in RED
Best Cinematography – 127 Hours
Most Epic Film -Legends of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole
Best Screenplay – Inception
Biggest Disappointment – Robin Hood
Best Animated Feature – Toy Story 3
Best Rom-Com – Love and Other Drugs
Best Director – Darren Aronofsky, for Black Swan
Cutest Character – Toothless, in How to Train Your Dragon
Best Picture – Inception
Hottest New Hunk – Andrew Garfield
Best Comedy – A-Team
Best Visual Effects – Inception
Geekiest Kick-Ass Film – Scott Pilgrim vs the World
Best Original Score – Hans Zimmer, for Inception
I think you we can conclude that my favourite film of last year is Inception. Hands down – I think Di Caprio’s performance has been overlooked, and the brilliance of Nolan’s story forgotten since the attention it held last Spring.
But coming up close in 2nd place is Black Swan; a film that will haunt you with its dark and twisted beauty, days after you leave the cinema. These two films have been huge inspirations for me and if I can produce anything half as stunning as them in my future career I will die a very happy mad, old, cat lady.
So don’t miss the Oscars on the 27th of Feb! (Please note that some of the above categories unfortunately will NOT feature in the official awards ceremony.)
Love ‘A’ x