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Monday, March 3, 2014

Oscars 2014 List of Winners

March 2, 2014 (US Time)
Source: http://ph.celebrity.yahoo.com/news/oscar-2014--complete-winners--list-010718755.html

Best Picture - "12 Years A Slave"
Best Actor - Matthew McConaughey ("Dallas Buyers Club")
Best Actress - Cate Blanchett ("Blue Jasmine")
Best Director - Alfonso Cuaron ("Gravity")
Best Supporting Actor - Jared Leto ("Dallas Buyers Club")
Best Supporting Actress - Lupita Nyong'o ("12 Years a Slave")
Best Foreign Language Film - “The Great Beauty"
Best Costume Design - "The Great Gatsby"
Best Make-up and Hairstyling: Adruitha Lee and Robin Matthews ("Dallas Buyers Club")
Best Animated Feature Film - "Frozen"
Best Animated Short Film - “Mr. Hublot”
Best Visual Effects - "Gravity"
Best Live Action Short Film - "Helium"
Best Documentatry Short - The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
Best Documentary Feature - “20 Feet From Stardom”
Best Sound Mixing - "Gravity"
Best in Sound Editing - "Gravity"
Best Cinematography - "Gravity"
Best Editing - "Gravity"
Best Production Design - "The Great Gatsby"
Best Original Score - "Gravity"
Best Original Song - "Let It Go" ("Frozen")
Best Adapted Screenplay - "12 Years A Slave"
Best Original Screnplay - Spike Jones ("Her")

Humanitarian Award - Angelina Jolie
Governor's Award - Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin, Piero Tosi

Great job for Ellen as the host, she's really good at it! As in realllllly good! Their selfie was epic!

On our end here in Naga City, most Oscar nominated movies are rarely (or never) shown at our local cinemas. Truth be told we resort to "downloading" the movies or buying pirated dvd's, indi moves included. Last Saturday (March 1), SM Cinema Naga showed the Wolf of Wall Street but ONLY ONCE and that's it, that's it?! Yeah, sadly it's always like that. This year, I can say that I have watched most of the Oscar nominated films compared to previous years. I'm happy that most of the ones I have watched during the past months received an award or two or even more.

I am no movie critic, but I really love watching movies. We all know that two of the most awarded films namely Frozen and Gravity reached our cinemas here in Naga. The admiration to Olaf and the song Let It Go captured the hearts of many including me. The other films were just not really for everyone and requires maturity in dealing with the context. The other films that I've watched were Dallas Buyers Club, Her, Blue Jasmine and 12 Years A Slave.

Source: http://oscar.go.com/photos/2014-oscars-program
Dallas Buyers Club - My first reaction to this film was, "Ang payat ni Mathhew!". Both Jared and Matthew were really exceptional in their roles in this very strong film. No offense to Leonardo DiCaprio who went home empty handed, I cannot say if he did not deserve to receive an award because I haven't watched The Wolf of Wall Street. But given his reputation as an actor of various blockbuster films? He did fought a good fight for the Best Actor award.

Her - This is all about a man who fell in love with an Operating System voiced by Scarlett Johansson. The color of the film looks old but the setting is futuristic. I believe this is a different kind of love story but still achievable in the future, who knows. Amy Adams is also in this movie by the way.

Blue Jasmine - Gosh!! Cate was really perfect in portraying her role as a socialite who lost her everything and her attempt to "moving on" just went rocky. It was in Jasmine's moving on that she was unable to handle her nervous breakdown, anxiety and her sort of under a psyhotic trance as she was frequently seen talking to herself in public. This movie is very psychological that's why it captured my interest.

12 Years A Slave - This film I believe is very significant in America's history. Looking at how the black people were treated before was painfully (but awesomely) portrayed well by Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Patsey (Lupita Nyong'o).

Other Oscar Films that I still intend to watch are... (Just because they are Oscar nominated, I believe it is worth the time to watch)
  • American Hustle - I only started watching it a few days ago and I have only watched half of it. Amy Adams has a seductive, witty and sophisticated role in this movie. 
  • The Wolf of Wall Street - Looking at the running time of 3 hours made me uneasy to watch it. Lol
  • Captain Philips - I already have a copy though, I just find it hard to set my mood to watch war drama films. 
How about you guys? What Oscar film have you watched and which is your favorite?


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