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Why I’m Pleased Brooklyn is Nominated for Best Picture!

As we are all very aware the Oscar Nominations for 2016 were announced a few days ago. This year will see eight films battle it out for Best Picture, with The Revenant being the current favourite to win the award. At this current moment in time I have only seen half of them.  But plan to see Room in the next week and then Spotlight and The Big Short when they are released in the UK in next few weeks. I will have to buy Mad Max: Fury Road to catch up with that one!

The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant

The film I am most pleased to see as one of the eight has to be Brooklyn as that film really did consume me and blow me away last year when it was released. I thought the performances were fantastic and the story was pretty heartbreaking at times but also very refreshing, I don’t really remember watching many films that tackle the loneliness of moving away from home and struggling to deal with that.

The funniest thing with me saying all of this was that I have never been a big fan of Saoirse Ronan, I have always found her to be a little be strange and characters that don’t feel anywhere near a real person. I pretty much have always criticised her performances and therefore not really enjoyed the films she has taken a lead or supporting role in. That has been changed with Brooklyn, she was perfect in the role and managed to balance the good range of emotions into the character she was playing. Rightly getting her a nomination as well for Actress in a Leading role.

It really does offer so many fantastic moments and I found myself lost in the film, I have a feeling though that it ended up being a film that was not widely watched compared to its other nominees. So I guess I am using this blog post to encourage you to catch up with this one and make sure you see it before the Oscars at the end of February as it really is worth it.



16 responses

  1. It’s a beautiful story!

    January 18, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    • Caz

      I love how much it surprised me 🙂

      January 18, 2016 at 9:28 pm

      • Yeah and such a simple story.

        January 18, 2016 at 9:30 pm

        • Caz

          Yet hardly any exist about being home sick!

          January 18, 2016 at 9:31 pm

          • Nope very true 🙂

            January 18, 2016 at 9:36 pm

  2. Do you have Facebook?

    January 18, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    • Caz

      I have it deactivated at the moment, I’ll let you know when I’m back on it! 🙂

      January 18, 2016 at 10:08 pm

  3. gibra9948

    Brooklyn is definitely my favourite amongst the Oscar nominees (so far). I think it has done pretty well at the UK box office, taking over £5 million. I have seen all the leading actress films and for me Saoirse Ronan is by far the best. Hope she wins!

    January 19, 2016 at 3:04 am

    • Caz

      I think it’s probably a long shot for her to win in all honesty, but pleased she has been recognised. First film I’ve actually liked her in!

      January 19, 2016 at 8:10 am

  4. gibra9948

    Agreed. I think Brie Larson will win. At present Brie is favourite with the bookies but Saoirse is running second.

    January 19, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    • Caz

      That’s good to hear about Saoirse. Is it ok to say that while Room was breathtaking I didn’t really think Brie was fantastic.

      January 19, 2016 at 7:35 pm

  5. gibra9948

    Yes, that’s perfectly fine. I thought her young son was outstanding.

    January 20, 2016 at 3:18 am

    • Caz

      Oh he was something else, unreal child performance.

      January 20, 2016 at 8:06 am

  6. Brooklyn was a little bland for me, but it was certainly beautiful to watch!

    January 21, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    • Caz

      I can understand how it can come across that way as well.

      January 21, 2016 at 8:20 pm

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