Before you indulge in the Oscars like I did, I hope you’ll take the time to read my latest interview. When Jera’s Jamboree asked me where I get inspiration for my novels, I wasn’t sure what I would say, but I am glad she asked. Yes, at 22, I still have night terrors as well as nightmares that are difficult to differentiate from reality, but I also tackled social barriers in this interview. Please read it by clicking here.
Last year, I confessed that my favorite awards show is the Oscars, and I shared who I wanted to win. This year, I am doing the same thing, and I would love to hear who you are rooting for! The ones I completely bolded are the ones I feel the strongest about.
Actress in Leading Role: Amy Adams in American Hustle. Although I truly enjoyed Meryl Streep’s performance in August: Osage County, I feel like Adams rocked this role beyond any expectations people had for her.
Actress in Supporting Role: Jennifer Lawrence for American Hustle. That being said, I found Lupita Nyong’o was really talented in 12 Years a Slave. I thought she played a very difficult role very well. It’s just extremely difficult to look at two, very different roles.
Animated Feature Film: Frozen. I don’t even feel like it needs an explanation. If you haven’t already seen this movie, go watch it now. It’s beautiful.
Cinematography: Gravity – which I feel like went (sadly) unnoticed.
Costume Design: The Great Gatsby. I think everyone remembers those costumes. They were beautifully done.
Directing: Gravity – again, I feel like it deserves attention.
Film Editing: Gravity – I saw some of the behind the scenes, and it’s absolutely amazing how much which into this movie.
Makeup and Hairstyling – The Lone Ranger – Honestly, I didn’t see the other two (Dallas Buyers Club and Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa) but I still think the makeup was pretty neat in this remake, and I liked that Tonto finally got to say something.
Music: Although it’s difficult to remember the soundtracks of these films, I recall Gravity the most.
Music “Original Song” – Let It Go from Frozen. It’s safe to say this song went viral for a reason.
Production Design: The Great Gatsby – the scenes were like the clothes, carefully constructed and lively.
Visual Effects: Gravity. The trailer alone blew me away.
Writing: Adapted Screenplay: Philomena: I don’t know what will win this category, but Philomena’s story is so sad and also very true for many women. I feel like it is a very important movie that many overlooked.
Writing: Original Screenplay: American Hustle or Her: I would just say American Hustle, but I also think Her has some relevance in the world today. I just watched a documentary about Japanese men dating their cell phones instead of their wives.
Topics I’m not voting on (because I don’t feel like I’ve seen enough of the movies.)
Documentary Short Subject
Short Film Animated
Short Film Live Action
Topics I’m not voting on (because I don’t know that much about it):
What do you think? Who are you cheering on tonight?