91st Oscars Recap
Updated: Mar 10
Well, the Oscars have come and gone, and already, there are a couple things I want to comment on.
First off, I am so glad to see Black Panther win all the Oscars it recieved. And I mean, for best score, production design, and costume design. I just fell in love with how faithful to African culture this movie is, especially in those three crafts, so it makes me really happy to watch this movie get credit where credit was due.
I have two things to say about the Best Animated Feature category.
One, it’s pretty cool to see Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse win the Oscar. Especially since this was a comic book movie facing off against such movies like Incredibles 2 and Isle of Dogs. Now I’m interested to see what’s so unique about it, and what separates it from the other Spider-Man films.
Second, were any of you PO’d over its acceptance speech being cut off at the very end? Well, let me tell you, my parents and I sure were, because that felt really uncalled for! Boo! 😠
Next, it was pretty neat to see Roma win all the Oscars that it did. Much like how Black Panther did nicely for a superhero movie, this film sure left its mark in spite of this being technically a streaming film from Netflix. Man, filmmaking has come a long way these days, hasn't it? Also, it was sort of a surreal experience to see Alfonzo Cuaron accepting the Oscar for Best Director from Guillermo del Toro, who won last year for The Shape of Water. Watching these two together got me thinking: with these two, plus Alejandro González Iñárritu, all being Mexican-born Best Director winners, where did they get all the training for their filmmaking? Did they get it all here in America, or did they get it from back in their home-country before moving here? I don't know, it'll be interesting to look up.
Frankly, the one category I was the most excited to see was the Oscar for Best Visual Effects. I secretly hoped Avengers: Infinity War would win, what with its amazing visual effects (especially on the main villain, Thanos), but of course, as we all know now, First Man was the one to take home the Oscar. But I'm not against that. On the contrary, I think this one came a close second in deserving the Oscar. And seeing all this fantastic imagery of Neil Armstrong as he was being put in space and as he walked on the Moon for the very first time, it was all still a marvel to look at, so I'm happy that First Man won.
And the one Oscar victory that I did not see coming – at all – was Green Book winning the Oscar for Best Picture. However, having seen that movie, I am so tickled to see it win that Oscar. I mean, seeing it win the Oscars for Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor were terrific, too, but this was a huge pleasant surprise. It was a really great movie about segreregation in early 60s America, and how Tony, an Italian middleman from New York, and Dr. Shirley, a black pianist, grew closer together as friends as they dealt with the harsh racial discriminations during their musical tour throughout Southern USA. Bravo, Green Book! 👍
Now I'm looking forward to what great movies will come out this year and see which one deserves what! 😊
Which movies of 2019 are you looking the most forward to seeing? Because here's a list of mine:
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Pokemon: Detective Pikachu
Spider-Man: Far From Home
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Star Wars: Episode IX