Monday, February 23, 2015

Academy Awards

Hollywood is a strange place people want to visit it, people read about it, people are fascinated by it .
Hollywood movies are enjoyed by people in Africa to the citizens of Middle East to people living in Ice land.
Hollywood actors and actresses are the biggest celebrities in the planet.

Academy Awards are the biggest and ultimate award show of Hollywood when all of its royalty comes together to watch the award ceremony of the year watched , by millions across the world.

Academy Awards 2015 was a night of suspense , wage equality and appreciation of the " Mexicano talent".
The much awaited suspense over the best picture ended when the dark comedy Birdman won the best picture. The Academy was highly criticized for lack of diversity this year.
Neil Patrick Harris hit the controversy right at the beginning: "Tonight we honor Hollywood’s best and whitest, sorry, brightest.”
The Academy took steps Sunday to quiet the criticism  fueled by the snub of “Selma” in the directing and acting categories — over a lack of diversity among its membership voters. Among the black stars lined up to present were Terrence Howard, Kevin Hart, Oprah Winfrey, Zoe Saldana and Viola Davis. The musical performers included Common, John Legend and Jennifer Hudson.
Lego Oscars were presented to many attendees somewhat a sarcastic act in reference  to the omission of Lego Movie from the list of best animated movie nominations.
We already knew from the recent leaked Sony Pictures e-mails that women were paid less than their male counterparts ......supporting-actress winner Patricia Arquette, who played a struggling single mother in Boyhood, took that issue to heart and to the podium "We have fought for everybody else's equal rights. It's time to have wage equality," Arquette said in her acceptance speech, calling for "equal rights for women in the United States of America".

Academy Awards 2015 were a tribute to Viva Mexican with Alejandro Gonzรกlez Iรฑรกrritu
winning Best Director At The 2015 Oscars For 'Birdman'

Last year, Alfonso Cuarรณn won the Oscar for Best Director for "Gravity."
"Maybe next year the government will inflict immigration restrictions," said Innaritu, recalling last year's best director winner, Alfonso Cuaron. "Two Mexicans in a row. That's suspicious, I guess."
The Mexican cinematographer Emmanuel "Chivo" Lubezki became the first to win best cinematography twice in a row.

Best documentary went to “Citizenfour,” director Laura Poitras’ feature about National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, the former government contractor who leaked government "s secrets .
“The subject of ‘Citizenfour,’ Edward Snowden, could not be here for some treason,” joked Harris.
The presentation of the song Glory from the movie Selma was the most breathtaking moment of the ceremony .
Eddie Redmayne won best actor and thanked Jane and Steven Hawking for their inspirational life story. Julianne Moore won best actress for portraying a woman suffering from Alzheimer's in " Still Alice".
Polish drama "Ida" won for best foreign language film.

The complete list of winners here:

Best Picture: "Birdman"

Best Actress: Julianne Moore, "Still Alice"

Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne, "The Theory of Everything"

Best Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, "Birdman"

Best Original Screenplay: Alejandro G. Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo, "Birdman"
Best Adapted Screenplay: Graham Moore, "The Imitation Game"

Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons, "Whiplash"

Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, "Boyhood"

Best Animated Feature: "Big Hero 6"

Best Original Song: "Glory" from "Selma" - Music and lyrics by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn

Best Original Score: Alexandre Desplat, "The Grand Budapest Hotel"