On Sunday night March second there were very few surprises when it comes to the Oscars, but that is just a testament to the caliber of films that were nominated this year. The big winners included “Gravity”, winning seven awards including best director Alfonso Cuarón, sound mixing, sound editing, cinematography, film editing, original score, and visual effects. “Twelve years of Slave” took home three awards with best actress, Lupita Nyong’o, in a supporting role, best adapted screenplay and the biggest award of them all, best picture. Other notable awards included Spike Jonze original screenplay for “Her”. Disney’s “Frozen” won best animated feature film as well as best original song. Special mention goes to Robert Lopez who with that win he becomes one of twelve people to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony or EGOT. They also win the award for best acceptance speech because it was all in a rhyme. “Dallas buyers’ Club” won best actor, Matthew McConaughey and supporting actor, Jared Leto. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres. This was her second time hosting; the first was seven years ago. I personally did not enjoy her because some of her jokes fell flat and she spent too much time in the audience. I also did not care for her opening monologue; it was too offensive for my taste. All in all I thought that she did a subpar job but lasts years host Seth MacFarlane was better, that’s just my personal opinion. For a complete list of winners for the 2014 Oscars click here
2014 Oscars, predictable but enjoyable.