I know this post is a little late but I thought after everything that happened at the Oscars this year, I think it deserved a review and plus I really wanted to share my opinion of the night as it’s one of my favourite events of the year!
Fashion – I loved pretty much all the fashion this year and I didn’t think there were any fashion disasters. My favourite looks were from Taraji P Henson who wore a navy off-the-shoulder velvet gown which was just stunning and a real classic oscar look and Emma Stone whose gold flapper really stole the show. Other favourites also included Brie Larson, Isabelle Huppert and Alui’i Cravalho. Finally, when it comes to the men, I thought they all looked really handsome and plus I’m a sucker for a man in a suit!
Winners – If I’m honest I really wanted La La Land to win Best Picture but I’m glad Moonlight won because it was a very good film focusing on an important topic. And the only other award that I was disappointed with the winner was the winner for Best Actor which was rewarded to Casey Affleck which should have been awarded to Ryan Gosling! He was robbed! Apart from that, I was really happy with all the winners especially the award for Costume Design which went to Fantastic Beasts, yay!
The Biggest Blunder in Oscar History – When I watched what happened in the morning, I was shocked but also super annoyed because one of the most prestigious awards shows had just been made a joke of. Plus I felt terrible for the cast of La La Land how horrible that must of been having their award was taken away but I was so impressed how gracious they all were, that’s the beauty of Hollywood!
Yes, it’s that time of year again, awards season. This is my favourite time of year as I’m a huge fan of film and I love to see the all the celebrities get dressed up on the red carpet and most importantly see who receives which awards. Last year, I did a post like this and because I enjoyed doing it so much I thought I’d share my predictions again, so without further ado let’s get on with the post! Feel free to leave your predictions in the comments or if you’ve done a similar post then let us know!
Best Picture – Every year I try at least to watch all the Oscar nominated films and for the first time I’ve managed to watch all of them and written reviews for some of them! I would hate to have the job at picking the winner because all of these nominations were just fantastic however if I wanted anyone to win the Oscar it would be either La La Land or Arrival but I’m putting my money more on La La Land.
Actor in a Leading Role – Ryan Gosling was the easy choice for this, due to his incredible performance in La La Land and his amazing piano playing skills. I was also surprisingly impressed with Viggo Mortensen performance in Captain Fantastic but I think it’s unlikely that he will win.
Actress in a Leading Role – How can it not be Emma Stone? She is just incredible and clearly, deserves the Oscar for best female role because again her performance in La La Land was just so joyful and emotional. I would also love for Amy Adams, O wait she didn’t get nominated which I think is an outrage because her performances in Arrival and Nocturnal Animals were both awards worthy. I’ll stop myself there before my rant get’s out of control!
Actor in a Supporting Role – Dev Patel provides a deeply empathic role in Lion which I can guarantee will have you in tears and I have to admit I think it’s one of his strongest performances to date and deserves the Oscar! Finger crossed!
Actress in a Supporting Role – Octavia Spencer’s performance in Hidden Figures was so good and I wish both Taraji P. Henson and Janelle Monáe could both be nominated and win because those three together was perfect!
Best Director – I apologise that most of my predictions are either for Arrival and La La Land but they some of my favourite films of this year! As no surprise, I’d love either Denis Villeneuve (Arrival) or Damien Chazelle (La La Land) to win.
Music Original Song – Audition (The Fools That Dream) from La La Land has been on repeat since I saw the film a couple of weeks ago. Everything about this song is beautiful from the lyrics to Emma Stones brilliant execution. If you haven’t yet listened to the La La Land soundtrack, stop what you’re doing and go listen to it now!
*Minor Spoilers Ahead*
Critics are raving about it, it’s been nominated for every award going at every award show and the actors and soundtrack are amazing. Enough said. It was everything I expected and more, in simple terms it was in my eyes a cinematic beauty.
Even from the first scene on the highway, we are introduced to a world of colour and diversity and I loved the fact that everything just flowed from the music to the storyline; everything was just so smooth, romantic and stunning. The ending, I thought, was probably one of my favourite parts of the film (not that I wanted it to end), just because it was very different to the rest of the film with the way it was filmed and presented and that I’m a sucker for a happy (bittersweet) ending – if you’ve seen the film you’ll understand what I mean.
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, chemistry and relationship on screen is nothing short of perfect and will have the audience’s hearts bursting with emotion, it sure had me dreaming of a relationship like theirs. The performances of Mia (Stone) and Sebastian (Gosling) are one of a kind, lending itself to a sort of fantasy adaptation of falling in love and the imagery of the film stops at nothing to convey the idea of love and the concept of a soulmate, while the business aspects of Hollywood coupled with the necessity of survival keeps the two characters at odds.
What really blew me away though was Gosling’s piano playing ability, the amount of passion and heart he put into playing made his performance all more dominating and memorising and helped me discover my secret love for jazz. The soundtrack is equally magical with it’s upbeat and entertaining tone, which really helps add more energy to the film and helps put a spring in your step if you’re just casually listening along. Some of my favourites include The Fools Who Dream and the score to the Epilogue but I highly recommend you check out the soundtrack as it’s just as good as the film!Overall, this is a beautiful and magical film that I hope carries on dominating at the awards
Overall, this is a beautiful and magical film that I hope carries on dominating at the awards because it truly deserves every one of them. It reignites a fire that has been lost from a Hollywood that is so focused on relaunches and reboots. It’s refreshing to see a totally unique film, especially one that grasps the nature of Hollywood and Los Angeles in such an unconventional way. I think it’s probably clear by now that I can easily give this film 5/5 stars and I would love to know what you all thought about this film too, so feel free to leave a comment!