Thoughts on The Oscars 2016

So the Oscars happened almost a week ago and I obviously didn’t watch them… but I have things to say about the winners and the losers. First of all, I wanted to let everyone know these are just my personal opinion and I won’t hate anyone that disagrees with me or has other opinions. I am only going to be mentioning comments for the following awards: Best Picture, Actor in a Leading Role, Actress in a Leading Role, Actor in Supporting Role, Actress in Supporting Role and Best Director. There are many other awards I want to talk about but I really could go on forever about the Oscars.

OK, so Spotlight won “Best Picture” and I am super happy about this because I saw this movie a few weeks ago and I loved it. It was an amazing piece of work starring: Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Michael Keaton, Liev Schreiber and Stanley Tucci, the film is directed by Tom McCarthy. It’s a film about the true story of how The Boston Globe uncovers the massive scandal and cover-up within their local Catholic church which reveals a bigger problem within the entire Catholic system.

I personally, loved this film. I was never Catholic growing up but I did attend Church and they made it simple to follow along in case you’ve never experienced it. The storyline is easy to follow, includes twists and turns and has an aspect that everyone enjoys, the truth. I was rooting for this film at the Golden Globes and although it didn’t pick up any, I am extremely happy that it won best picture. Everyone should see this film, it was well done and probably one of the best movies I’ve seen in year.

For best actor, Leonardo DiCaprio finally picked up an Oscar after many years of being nominated. I did not see his film The Revenant but I heard from a few friends that this film was disturbing and wasn’t what they expected. I didn’t like this movie even from the trailer, not because of idea they are trying to portray but because of how they tried to create the world of the 1800’s. Although it was a serious film and it was based off a true story, it wasn’t the best movie I had seen this year. I can appreciate the whole thing for what it was but I just believed that there were better productions this year besides this one.

I’m glad he finally won an Oscar but I feel like he deserved not only one, but many a long time ago for other films that were better quality films, in my opinion. I believe that the academy just gave him one for this film because they were finally starting to feel bad for him, which isn’t how someone should win an award like that.

For best actress, I am so happy that Brie Larson won for The Room. I didn’t see the film but I have seen other films with her and she is an amazing actress. I’ve enjoyed the film’s she’s starred in and will eventually watch The Room, she deserved this award out of all the people who were nominated. Especially more than Jennifer Lawrence for Joy, which wasn’t even close to being one of the best films of the year and I don’t even understand why she was nominated for this film.

For best actor in a supporting role, Mark Rylance won for his role in Bridge of Spies, which is a film I also enjoyed. Everyone told me this movie wasn’t good and they didn’t understand it. I really appreciated this film and I loved Mark Rylance’s role in it. Mark Rylance is an older actor and although he deserved this award, I really was rooting for Mark Ruffalo and Sylvester Stallone.

The reason for the support of Sylvester Stallone is because of Creed. This was by far one of the best movies I had seen this year and it was completely ignored by the Golden Globes and the Academy. Michael B. Jordan should have been nominated for a Golden Globe and an Oscar for his role in it… He was an extremely strong actor and moved the audience throughout his role. I believe that he was ignored because of his race, which is unacceptable and quite frankly disappointing because they are completely disregarding the amazing work everyone put into this film and only showing attention to the White actor starring in it.

For Actress in supporting role, Alicia Vikander won and I completely agree that she should have won this award. The Danish Girl was another amazing film and I loved every minute of it. I was rooting for Rachel McAdams because I enjoyed Spotlight a lot more but I’m happy out of the nominations Alicia took this award home.

I always look forward to the Best Director award because it’s my favourite award and one day I hope to take it home but I was yet again disappointed with the winner. Mad Max took home so many awards that I figured this one would have been in the bag for them as well, it was a good film but it didn’t deserve as many Oscars as it won. As well as The Revenant, the best director award should have gone to The Room or Spotlight.

These are obviously just my opinions and I hope everyone doesn’t take them too seriously, thanks so much for reading, xoxo


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