The 87th Academy Awards (The Oscars)

This Sunday was The 87th Oscars, and it was awesome! Neil Patrick Harris was a hilarious host, and I definitely had a fun time watching the awards. I was surprised by some of the results, but not unhappy with them. Here are the results:

Best Picture: Birdman
Best Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu
Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything
Best Actress: Julianne Moore – Still Alice
Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons – Whiplash
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette – Boyhood
Best Original Screenplay: Birdman
Best Adapted Screenplay: The Imitation Game
Best Animated Feature: Big Hero 6
Best Original Score: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Original Song: Glory – Selma
Best Cinematography: Birdman
Best Film Editing: Whiplash
Best Production Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Costume Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Animated Short: Feast
Best Visual Effects: Interstellar
Best Sound Editing: American Sniper
Best Sound Mixing: Whiplash

I think How to Train Your Dragon 2 should have won Best Animated Feature, Whiplash should have won Best Adapted Screenplay, and Interstellar should have won Best Original Score, Production Design, and Sound Editing. But other than that, I really enjoyed the Oscars this year! What did you guys think?

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The 72nd Golden Globe Awards

Last night was The Golden Globe Awards! It was awesome! Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were hilarious, and the show was great! Here are the winners for movie categories:

Best Picture – Drama:
Boyhood

Best Picture – Comedy:
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Actor in a Drama:
Eddie Redmayne – Theory of Everything

Best Actor in a Comedy:
Michael Keaton – Birdman

Best Actress in a Drama:
Julianne Moore – Still Alice

Best Actress in a Comedy:
Any Adams – Big Eyes

Best Supporting Actor:
J.K Simmons – Whiplash

Best Supporting Actress:
Patricia Arquette – Boyhood

Best Screenplay:
Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu – Birdman

Best Director:
Richard Linklater – Boyhood

Best Animated Film:
How To Train Your Dragon 2

My thoughts on the winners:
I wish Benedict Cumberbatch won instead of Eddie Redmayne, and Birdman should have won Best Comedy instead of The Grand Budapest Hotel. They are both great movies, but I think Birdman is the better film. But I think that Birdman is in no way a comedy. It is definitely a drama. I am also very bummed that Interstellar did not win Best Score. But I am very happy that JK Simmons won best Supporting Actor, and Selma won Best Original Song. I think The Imitation Game should have won Best Drama, but then again, I haven’t seen Boyhood yet. I really wish Whiplash was nominated for Best Drama, though. And I wish Emma Stone won Best Supporting Actress. I’m glad How to Train Your Dragon 2 won Best Animated Feature instead of the highly over hyped (but still good) Lego Movie. There were a few winners I wasn’t all happy with, but there is still the Oscars next month!

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

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Riggan Thompson, a washed-up actor who once played an iconic superhero, must overcome his ego and family trouble as he mounts a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim his past glory.

Birdman is definitely one of the best movies of the year, or maybe even THE best. The plot is great and very interesting, The cast are all fantastic, especially Michael Keaton and Emma Stone. Zach Galifianakis was really good, too. The cinematography is great, and I love how the entire movie is, like, one take. There is only one camera on the set that moves with the actors from scene to scene. It’s unique, and unlike any other movie. It was a great experience. The directing is fantastic as well, and this is probably Alejandro G. Inarritu’s breakthrough film. I’m glad he got nominated. Keaton and Stone deserved their nominations as well. This movie deserved it’s other nominations, too. I think it has a great change of winning Best Picture, or Director.

Birdman is definitely one of the greatest, most creative films about film making and the media. I loved the way Michael Keaton showed me the distress and suffering he was going through with himself, and Emma Stone did great as his just-out-of-rehab daughter, who doesn’t like him for not being around when she was younger. The directing and cinematography are also fantastic. I would highly recommend this movie, it’s definitely a must-see! I think the age limit would be 14 or 15 because of some inappropriate content.

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