As far as the live action short films go I knew that The Phone Call was going to win the Oscar but I was still rooting for Parvaneh because I really enjoyed that one. Although it didn't have as huge of an emotion effect on me as The Phone Call did it still stuck in my mind. I think now more than ever women are judged and mistreated because they wear the hijab and Parvaneh showed that. But with The Phone Call, it was a very tough subject (suicide) that a lot of people have encountered in their life so of course it was going to win. But, like the short animated film, it was a well deserved win.
Let's talk about Patricia Arquette. Should we even talk about her? Or would it be a waste of time? Obviously I am not happy about her win. If you disagree with me do me a favor - watch Birdman and then watch Boyhood. If not back to back then watch Birdman one night and then Boyhood the next. Now lets compare Emma Stone's performance to Patricia Arquette's performance. What's that you say? "Caitlin, it's like comparing apples and oranges. Stones character is a recovering drug addict while Arquette's character is a single mom." Exactly. Stones role in Birdman was passionate and intense and SO NOT like her normal roles. While Patricia Arquette plays a struggling single mom who always ends up with the wrong guy. There's not really any dramatic scenes where you know that she had to break out of her comfort zone and really push herself to get the scene right. Emma Stone was much more deserving of this award and it is disappointing that she didn't win. I hope that it doesn't discourage her against doing serious roles because I would love to see her do more movies like Birdman.
I was actually a bit shocked when TGBH won for Original Score, happy but shocked. I thought for sure that The Theory of Everything would win so that was a nice surprise. As for the other two wins I had a feeling TGBH would win and I'm happy it did because the costumes and makeup in the movie are really pretty cool. If you still haven't seen The Grand Budapest Hotel yet I would highly recommend it.
And finally, the 2015 Oscar Best Picture winner, Birdman. I am so happy that this movie won. It is so different from just about any movie released nowadays because of how it was shot. The Best Picture movie is supposed to be the movie that is the best, that stood out from all the other movies, and that made an impact in the film industry and Birdman is absolutely that movie. On top of the win for best picture, Birdman also won for directing, original screenplay, and cinematography. There is so much to talk about regarding the cinematography that I am doing a whole separate post on it! That will be up on Tuesday, March 3rd.
I'll also be doing a post soon about my future plans for this blog. It's certainly a new hobby of mine that I enjoy doing every week. I have a lot of ideas for where I want to go with this so I hope that you will continue to come back and read what I am sharing! And, as always, please leave a comment! Even if it's just to say hello!