My Oscar History – Getting Robbed Since 2015 #justiceforcheila + Share your opinions: Let’s Talk Cinema

Good morning everyone!

It’s 09.43 as I’m starting this post and I didn’t sleep at all last night. No, it wasn’t insomnia. It was OSCARS NIGHT. If you know me half well you know how much I live love The Oscars.

The first time any kind of movie award caught my attention was back in 2013. I had loved movies all my life, way before that, but I was taking cinema classes in college so I became interested in awards, actors and technical aspects. I’m not sure I actually watched the ceremony in 2013 but I know I was really happy thatArgowon.

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Now, 2014 was a turning point. I had done so much research for the whole of 2013 and was way more into the whole Oscar phenomenon. I had watched all the films and was rooting for 12 Years a Slave, which ended up winning Best Picture. I was very happy with the winners of Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club. In my opinion, all of the movies were really good that year. Here’s the full list of nominees:

86th Academy Awards Nominees

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By 2015, I was addicted. It had become my thing. It was also the first time I felt deceived. Oh yes. I was rooting for either The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything or Boyhood. Wonderful movies. I mean, I had three favorites, it’s not like I would be disappointed, would I? Wrong. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)took the Oscar for Best Picture. Okay. But why? I was happy that Eddie Redmayne won Best Actor for The Theory of Everything because, let’s face it, he played a damn good Stephen Hawking. Julliane Moore took the Award for Best Actress with Still Alice which was well deserved. Still, my heart broke a little.

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2016 came and my dreams were shattered once again. There were so many good movies. I mean, I did like Spotlight, the winner. But it’s not the one I would have picked. There was Room, The Revenant, The Martian, Brooklyn, Bridge of Spies, The Big Short. I felt like there were better choices for Best Picture. Thank God Leonardo DiCaprio won Best Actor in a Leading Role, FINALLY, otherwise I would have lost my shit! Although I do think Eddie Redmayne should have won again, for his brilliant performance in The Danish Girl. He would have won two years in a row, which would have been awesome. But Leo deserved that Oscar. He froze his ass in Canada to film The Revenant. I mean, he had been freezing his ass since Titanic and no Oscar. He got inside a friggin horse. It was his.

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2017 was a weird year for me. I had seen all of the movies and was really excited but fell asleep before the ceremony. It was actually a blessing, otherwise I might have had a stroke because of the “La La Land… Fuck no… Moonlight” incident. I was obviously rooting for La La Land and the disappointment would be too hard to take after that false alarm. The other films were all really good, though, the best being Hacksaw Ridge, in my opinion.

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So you have probably realized by now how I’ve been robbed since 2015, haven’t you? So unfair. Well, this year was no different. I was feeling pretty confident that Timothée Chalamet would win Best Actor. Nope. That dude who played Churchill in The Darkest Hour (A.k.A Dunkirk number 2) took Oscar home. Well, that was sad. Fortunately, Best Picture was still to come and I was fine with either Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri or Call Me By Your Name. I was so wrong. The Shape of fuck a fish won instead. I mean… How? Why? I feel empty inside. How could they do this to me?? You do understand why I’m so upset don’t you? Thank you.

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Yeah, I just needed to vent and share this long, sad story. The Oscars are probably the reason I take so much medication. It’s too much too handle. Year after year. I guess I’ll just go and cry in a corner now, maybe listen to the La La Land soundtrack and try to feel better. There’s always 2019. No one is getting my Oscar next year.

Tell me guys,

Does anyone share my disappointment?

Are you a cinema lover?

What’s your favorite movie ever?

How do you feel about the Oscars?

Did you watch any of this year’s nominees?

Were you rooting for a film/actor?

xx

Oscar Nominees and more

If you know me (which you don’t), you know I love the Oscars.  Every year, I watch the ceremony and anxiously wait for the winners (Go Leo!). Before that, I watch every movie and pick favorites, which makes it more exciting. Then, I lay on the couch, fighting sleep, so I can finally know who wins in my favorite categories, which obviously are the last ones. I could survive only knowing who is winning Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress, but those require a long 6 hour wait, endless snacks and working with an Oscar hangover on the next day because you went to bed at 6 a.m (I live in Portugal). But it is all worth it. At least in my opinion but don’t ask my snobbish Cinema Major student, who thinks that only Cannes is cool.

So, I have no idea what happened but I haven’t watched a single one yet. I’m soooo late. I need to convince my boyfriend to watch something tonight. I’m thinking maybe Manchester by the Sea? I’ve been wanting to watch it since I first heard of it, so it will probably be a favorite. I really need to watch them all before the ceremony. It’s my annual tradition and I love it. I guess I’ve been extra busy for the last few months. I have twenty something students, with different levels and needs, never get home before 9.30 p.m, and I’m taking 6 different courses at university. That’s a lot of reading. Also, my energy levels are not good and November and December didn’t go so well. I had a car accident, nothing serious but scary and hurtful enough to take almost a week to recover from. I had a health scare with my dog, also nothing serious. I changed medications more than once and had a few anxiety attacks. I feel like I’m always rushing and I guess that every year it goes faster. I think that last year I had already seen all of the films while they were still predictions, ha! Don’t ask me how.

I’ve just realized that my blog name sounds too happy for the its content. I don’t want that to happen but unfortunately I only have bad things to talk about today. Yesterday I found out that I failed a course that I had worked really hard for. That’s not so bad. I can do it in July. I have a second chance. I don’t like failure, but I need to learn how to deal with it. So, let’s forget that one. I also got the news that my auntie lost the baby that she was expecting. I was going to be the baby’s godmother. She is devastated. She is 43 years old and she really wanted that baby. That’s a tough one to see the bright side of. I feel really sad for her, for what she is going through, for the baby we will never meet and also, selfishly, because I will no longer be a godmother. I was really proud of myself for a few days. In the end, everything will be okay I guess. God knows best.

And the last paragraph has nothing to do with the Oscars. But it was really natural for me to write it. The words just came out, so I guess I needed to talk about that. Now that it’s out, I need to move on. Focus on the good things in life. Like watching a movie, on the couch, with my boyfriend and dog. Just a few more hours until I can do that.

 

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