At the most recent Oscar Awards, Birdman wins the best picture award while Redmayne and Julianne Moore take the top acting awards. Julianne Moore was no surprise, but it was a tough call for the actors. I was rooting for Benedict Cumberbatch but predicted it was going to Michael Keaton. But apparently Eddie Redmayne’s portrayal of Stephen Hawking got the votes. Well, as long as it’s not Bradley Cooper, it’s fine.
Neil Patrick Harris’ opening number was not bad, but it was Lady Gaga’s tribute to The Sound of Music that was more memorable. Looks like the eccentric singer has mellowed down — imagine if she wore her meat gown to the Oscars :-)).
As we salute another year of good movies, here’s hoping it gets better next year. While general consensus show Hollywood may be running out of unique ideas, I think there is hope yet for the silver screen. For a nerd and fantasy junkie like me, most of my fave movies aren’t oscar-worthy. The truth is, most oscar-nominated pictures either put me to sleep or have me scratching my head. What do you expect from someone who enjoyed Guardians of the Galaxy or an avid fan of movies about Middle Earth.
Still, I take the time to watch Oscar nominees if only to see the most brilliant actors and actresses of my generation. Next year, I do hope to see more of Benedict Cumberbatch and less of Bradley Cooper.