Well, the time has come for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences big-time cinematic ceremony the 94th Academy Awards. Filmmakers such as directors, composers, screenwriters, actors, and actresses have competed for a statue that recognizes their movie’s achievement in cinema history. During the ceremony, I updated this blog in real-time with the winners with my brief thoughts on it. Please keep in mind, this worked its way backward.
Once again, we were treated to woke talking points, cringeworthy hosts, bland jokes, some controversy, and a little bit of glamour.
BEST ACTRESS: Jessica Chastain for The Eyes of Tammy Faye. I hope she enjoys this moment because she will not be winning it for The 355. Of course, she could not resist the opportunity to virtue signal.
BEST MAKE-UP AND HAIRSTYLING: The Eyes of Tammy Faye
BEST ACTOR: Will Smith for King Richard. Congratulations to him as I thought he did an excellent job in that role.
BEST DIRECTOR: Jane Campion for The Power of the Dog. I am honestly not surprised. This is definitely a pick based on diversity and not merit.
BEST ORIGINAL SONG: Billie Ellish and Finneas O’Connell for “No Time To Die.” 007 takes home another Oscar for a musical number.
I meant to write, I thought the 50th Anniversary tribute to The Godfather was nice. It is a shame that Francis Ford Coppola is spending his final days as a guy who wants to yell about filmmakers who are currently more popular than he is.
So, Chris Rock made a joke at Jada Smith’s expense so Will Smith walked up and smacked him. At first, it seemed fake, but then Will started yelling at Chris from the audience. I think it was real.
What just happened between Will Smith and Chris Rock? Was that real? It looked real.
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: Summer of Soul
BEST FILM EDITING: Joe Walker for Dune
FAN FAVORITE: Army of the Dead. This just shows how out of touch the Academy truly is. No one liked the zombie flick outside of Zack Snyder’s minuscule fan club. Spider-Man: No Way Home was the winner and I demand a recount.
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: Hans Zimmer for Dune.
CHEER MOMENT: Zack Snyder’s Justice League– When the Flash entered the Speed Force. This was a slap in the face to audiences and did nothing but embolden a bunch of social media bullies. That film only deserves to go in the garbage pail. The real cheer was when the three Spideys united in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Sian Heder for Coda.
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Kenneth Branagh for Belfast. This was his first Oscar. Cheers mate!
This skit with Amy Schumer as Spider-Man, Wanda Sykes as Will Smith, and Regina Hall as Tammy Faye was next level cringe.
Jonathan Young’s cover of “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” was better than that live performance. I mean, the rap version was dumb and pointless.
Oh my gosh, can John Leguizamo and the rest of Hollywood drop the insulting ‘LatinX’ moniker? The Latin community has rejected it EN MASS. Give it a rest.
BEST COSTUME DESIGN: Jenny Beaven for Cruella. Props to her, she gave a decent speech.
Back to SJW nonsense.
BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT FILM: The Long Goodbye
Reba McEntire delivered a spectacular performance. I have to ask, does she age?
Does anyone else feel like they are relying more on the presenters instead of the hosts? Neither choice is good.
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM: Drive My Car, Mr. Hamaguchi’s speech was exactly on point and I thought it was short, but sweet.
I have to say, the presenters have been BORING.
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Troy Kotsur for Coda. Congratulations on being the first deaf actor to win an Oscar. He gave a heartwarming speech and it was awesome.
BEST ANIMATED SHORT: The Windshield Wiper
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: Encanto (called it)
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Dune
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT: The Queen of Basketball
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY GOES TO: Greg Fraser (Dune)
BEST SOUND GOES TO: Dune
BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE GOES TO: Ariana DeBose for West Side Story. Her speech had so much promise and then it swerved into woke, of course.
Listening to Schumer deliver this monologue is like listening to a Siri list off a chemical formula.
Okay, that Amy Schumer line about Melissa McCarthy was funny, but still so vanilla. Thanks for reminding us that the Hollywood elitists got to work while the audience was stuck at home losing their jobs.
This opening monologue from Amy Schumer, Regina Hall, and Wanda Sykes is a disaster. Schumer looks so out of place.
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