One thing you have to know about me in order to understand how happy and upset I am, is that I am an annual viewer of the Oscars. I love the Oscars! In fact, it’s the only awards show I watch. Why? Because unlike all of the other awards, it is not a popularity contest. These winners are chosen based only upon the talent they possess or show off.
Now, the night started out fairly well. They opened with the awards for the visual parts of the films such as “Best Cinematography,” “Best Visual Effects,” and “Best Costume Design.” The only winner in this group that genuinely upset me was the winner for cinematography; Inception. All of the nominees (The King’s Speech, True Grit, Black Swan, and The Social Network) were all fairly impressive, (I say ‘impressive’ because let’s face it, True Grit didn’t deserve a single award in any category), but the real battle was between Inception and The King’s Speech. Inception wrongly came out on top. The visual effects were phenomenal in Inception, but I think that’s what blinded The Academy from selecting The King’s Speech. No, The King’s Speech did not have any special effects really, but the camera angles, the lighting, the fish-eye effect were all far more impressive than Inception. This is one of the four categories that I truly cared about.
Next came the sound awards; “Best Original Score,” “Best Sound Editing,” and “Best Sound Mixing.” Inception dominated this category, as it should have. No true indecencies here.
After that, we had the actual film awards like “Best Animated Film,” “Best Director,” and “Best Foreign Film.” Another true upset occurred in this category when Christian Bale beat Geoffrey Rush for “Best Supporting Actor.” Christian Bale’s role in The Fighter required near to no acting skills. In the film, I saw Christian Bale simply as Christian Bale. To me, I saw no change from his actual personality to the role he played. On the other hand, Geoffrey Rush has been thrown into the most diverse roles throughout his career playing a fish (Finding Nemo) and playing a private school superintendent that same year. (Ned Kelly) Sure, Rush has already had his good deal of Oscars, but never before has he been denied one that he was so deserving of. I say it all of the time, but I mean it to its full potential; Geoffrey Rush is the Jesus of acting.
Moving on to “Best Animated Feature Film,” Toy Story 3. Duh. There was no competition whatsoever. What was even the point of the drawn out silence for dramatic effect? All it did was force me to stay up later than I should have.
And now onto the big 3. Natalie Portman won “Best actress,” duh. Colin Firth won “Best Actor.” Another duh, but I was jumping for joy nonetheless. And the revealing moment of the entire night…”Best Picture.” The mother of all Academy Awards…The King’s Speech! I could hardly contain my excitement. This pretty much made up for all of the disappoints I endured throughout the night. This was much deserved in so many ways.
Short note: My more humorous side notes are to come at a later time and/or date.
Currently, in Libya, men are being ordered to rape the women, soldiers are being forced to kill, funerals are being bombed, innocent bystanders are being murdered, and protesters are being brutally killed. Over 250 are dead in the last 24 hours and it hasn’t stopped there.
The One Kid: I have no idea what your name is, but we are always talking to each other in the hallway and at games. Somehow you know my name, but that happens to me all of the time. I keep trying to stealthily figure out what your name is. I’m usually really good at doing that, but for some reason, my power fades with you. I find it really weird how you idolize me. You talk to me all of the time and you know way too much about me, but I know nothing of you. We tell each other we love one another all of the time. And it’s true, I think you’re a great friend. I just wish that I knew your name.
Connor: You are my favorite cousin ever. I don’t think you even begin to realize how much I love spending time with you. Sometimes I text you and ask you to come over because Grandma wants you to, but here’s the secret, she never told me to text you, except on a few occasions. I think you’re stupid though for going to Purdue next year instead of MIT. I really do love you and all and I can’t wait until you move down here, but come on, SERIOUSLY?!
Ebony: I think you’re an uber cool chica. I have come to know you as “the girl with the low self-esteem” though. I don’t understand how someone so pretty can hate themselves as much as you do. I also hate all of your depressing Tumblr posts. We all know you’re depressed, but you never bother to come to that one person for help, because you know he’ll be there for you.
Emily Fry Cook: I miss you. It’s that plain and simple. And I hate how you kept in touch with some people from school, but not me. And I also hate the fact that you and I used to be looked at like freaks for listening to 3OH!3 during theater class, but now it’s cool.
Ever since my grounding, I’ve been doing small sneaky things that I know will really make my parents angry or irked, but now I have decided that it’s time to surrender. After all, I have a speech meet this weekend and that’s more important.