It’s Oscars week, plenty of build up and related posts coming on Let’s Go To The Movies so let’s kick it off with the haunting City of Stars!
On Saturday I will be at the London Palladium watching Whoopi Goldberg on the stage in her first ever UK stand up act, as well as a 30 minute question and answer session. Very excited as she has always been one of my favourites and in so many memorable films from growing up in the 90s! I am very excited about sitting in the fourth row and seeing the legend on stage so close up.
I guess I have seen her before though when she hosted the Tony Awards the year I was lucky enough to attend she even came on as Mary Poppins!
Following the Oscar 2017 nominations being announced yesterday and La La Land being nominated for an impressive 14, I felt like I had to gush (even more) about the film. Have I mentioned that I totally loved it? Maybe you missed my review, read it here.
City of stars
Are you shining just for me?
City of stars
There’s so much that I can’t see
I felt it from the first embrace I shared with you
That now our dreams
They’ve finally come true
Here we go the moment we have been waiting for since hitting 2017! The films that have been nominated for this years Academy Awards, regarded as the most prestigious to receive in cinema.
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
Something that everyone always talks about when it comes to the Oscars is who the host or hosts are. It seems to be important to really get the viewer engaged from the opening monologue. I will admit that in terms of watching the Oscars I am pretty new at it. I guess I have this blog to thank for that as probably 2009 was when I started paying more attention to it. The reason? Well because I had started watching more films, and seen a lot that had been nominated.
Therefore my favourite Oscar hosts are from the more recent years, I just thought I had to set that straight before people asked why I had not mentioned some of the older ones.
I thought I would start by mentioning Chris Rock who had the pleasure of hosting this years Oscars. His opening monologue well pretty much poked fun at everyone addressing the Oscars so white situation which had been brewing since the nominations came out. He was as everyone expected in all honesty.
I always totally love these photos of the four winners in the acting categories mainly because they are always organised in exactly the same way and look great!
He did it! Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant
By no means his best work but still massively deserved for Leo!
Brie Larson for Room
I was really hoping for an upset with this one as didn’t think Larson was anything special in Room massively overrated performance.
Mark Rylance for Bridge of Spies!
Will be seen as an upset but I am pleased with this one as he was one of my choices for wanting to win. Superb performance in Bridge of Spies!
Alicia Vikander for The Danish Girl