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An LA Times study found that Academy Award voters are 94% Caucasian, 77% male and have a median age of 62. Men make up 90% of five branches from cinematography to writing, and of the 43 board governors, only six are women. It makes me wonder, if more young people were members of the Academy, might the Oscar nominations change?
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Wait, were we under the impression that the Oscars were representative of anyone but old white men?
And so, Jennifer Lawrence officially became the most delightful, funny, and likeable actress in Hollywodd.
I love her. I think she’s great. But there’s a lack of filter between her brain and her mouth. Right now it’s cute, disarming even. And it’s probably not an affectation; she’s probably just legitimately in awe of her success and career trajectory.
But it’s either going to get really old really fast or it’s going to get her in trouble one day. Possibly both.
Not hating, just pointing it out.
I’m still processing this nominee list, but my immediate impression is that they’re finally learning to disregard their own hype. Big names don’t always equal the best.
Just so we’re being thorough:
Movies I Should Have Seen By Now…
- Friends With Kids
- First Position
- Moonrise Kingdom
- Beasts of the Southern Wild
- The Bourne Legacy
- The Words
- Trouble with the Curve
- Perks of Being of a Wallflower
- The Paperboy
- Cloud Atlas
- Life of Pi
- The Silver Linings Playbook
- Killing Them Softly
- The Hobbit
- This Is 40
- Zero Dark Thirty
- On the Road
- Django Unchained
- Les Misérables
Day-after-the-Oscars dash reading expression.
Boring. Beginning to end. Move on.
It took me a while to get over Albert Brooks’ snub, but we all know it deserved lots and lots of Oscars. That’s all that counts, right?
I watched Hugo and The Artist yesterday, just in time for the Oscars last night. I’m so happy I got to watch these movies before the awards as it would’ve felt a little weird seeing these movies win all the awards and not really know why.
The Artist … meh, I could take it or leave it. Cute and charming (much like all of its French representatives this award season), but also just kind of empty. I can see why Hollywood got into such a tizzy over this film, and I understand it’s Best Picture Oscar, but as far as films go, it wasn’t even one of my ten favorites this year. I think we’re going to look back at this year’s Oscars and say, “That’s the movie that won it all?”
Hugo, on the other hand, was brilliant. I absolutely loved everything about this film, from the story and its execution to the technological whimsy that Scorsese used to tell it. I didn’t think it would affect my year-end awards that I put together last week, but it absolutely did. Click here for the **updated post!**