hello and welcome to the aftermath of the 92nd Oscars awards show, woo.
last week, James and I chatted on the podcast about who we think might win the different categories at the oscars! I thought it would be cool to go through each category now we know the winners and compare my original thoughts!
listen to/read the previous post before you look at this one if you want: https://annasnothere.blogspot.com/2020/02/are-film-awards-shows-still-needed.html
My Thoughts: Joker/1917
OMG WHAT A HISTORICAL NIGHT!!! At the time of giving my thoughts, I hadn't seen Parasite as it hadn't been released in the UK. But after having seen it, wow, what a deserved win! All the films in this category were really up there, and unlike some years where you can really guess the winner, we really were given a fab selection this year. Congrats to the Parasite team, and let's keep foreign language films in all cinemas so everyone can appreciate stories from all over the world. I really love subtitled films, especially in the cinema. You really enter into someones world, and it's amazing that the world of Parasite won the night overall.
My Thoughts: Todd Phillips / Sam Mendes
Winner: Bong Joon-ho
Again, I refer to my previous comment, wow to all the directors, but a big bloody (no pun intended) congrats to Bong!!!
My Thoughts: Renee Zellweger
Winner: Renee Zellweger
Yasss I guessed it! I adore Renee, and she is absolutely out of this world as Judy!
My Thoughts: Joaquin Phoenix (special shoutout to Taron Egerton!!!)
Winner: Joaquin Phoenix
Again, I'm on a roll hun!! Joaquin really put his absolute everything in to play the Joker, and he completely made the film.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
My Thoughts: Florence Pugh
Winner: Laura Dern
I ain't mad as all the ladies deserved it, it was definitely a tough one. I love Florence, but I also love Laura Dern in Marriage story, so well deserved!
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
My Thoughts: Tom Hanks - A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood / Anthony Hopkins - The Two Popes (special shoutout to Sam Rockwell, omg yes hun!!!)
Winner: Brad Pitt - Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
I kinda expected this result, even though I would've chosen other winners. Doesn't mean I didn't like Brad, I'm super happy for him, but everyone in this category was fab!
My Thoughts: 1917 - Roger Deakins
Winner: 1917 - Roger Deakins
YES ROGER LAD!!!!!
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
My Thoughts: Knives Out / Marriage Story
Winner: Parasite - Bong Joon-ho & Han Jin Won
Again, I hadn't seen Parasite at the time, but now I know it truly deserves its win! But how amazing to have such a year of new and diverse stories that people wanted to tell!
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
My Thoughts: Little Women / The Two Popes
Winner: Jojo Rabbit - Taika Waititi
What another moment for the history books! the first indigenous filmmaker to win an Oscar!! He said in his speech:
"I dedicate this to all the indigenous kids in the world who want to do art and dance and write stories... We are the original storytellers and we can make it here as well."
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
My Thoughts: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Winner: Toy Story 4
Shame about the dragons, but props for the film series we all love and adore and cry every time in number 3 to!
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
My Thoughts: (I'm Gonna) Love Me Again - Rocketman / Into the Unknown - Frozen 2 / Stand Up - Harriet
Winner: (I'm Gonna) Love Me Again - Rocketman (Elton John & Bernie Taupin)
So many good tunes!!! but yep, totally agree with the win for Rocketman!
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
My Thoughts: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker / Marriage Story
Winner: Joker -
My Thoughts: The Lion King / Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Interesting. I'm not disappointed, I just feel some films from this past year have been so SFX heavy (e.g. Star Wars, Endgame, etc), so I think it's interesting that they chose 1917. But it really makes me wanna look into the behind the scenes of it more!
BEST FILM EDITING
My Thoughts: Ford V Ferrari
Winner: Ford V Ferrari
Yass hun, called it!
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
My Thoughts: Little Women - Jacqueline Durran / Jojo Rabbit - Mayes C Rubeo
Winner: Little Women - Jacqueline Durran
those dresses deserve every award!!! can I have one please??
BEST SOUND EDITING
My Thoughts: Ford V Ferrari - Donald Sylvester
Winner: Ford V Ferrari - Donald Sylvester
those vroom vroom noises were spot on!!
BEST SOUND MIXING
My Thoughts: Ford V Ferrari / Joker
Winner: 1917 - Mark Taylor & Stuart Wilson
to create such a realistic war zone through sound must look like an easy task, but I bet it's the biggest challenge, so all my respect to the 1917 team!
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
My Thoughts: Once Upon A Time in Hollywood - Barbara Ling & Nancy Haigh / Jojo Rabbit - Ra Vincent & Nora Sopkova
Winner: Once Upon A Time in Hollywood - Barbara Ling & Nancy Haigh
HOW DO THEY ACTUALLY DO IT?? LIKE HOW DO THEY MAKE ROADS LOOK OLD AND JUST EVERYTHING SO WOW?? so so so totally deserved and respected! (p.s. those questions are rhetorical, I need to know please!!)
BEST MAKE-UP AND HAIRSTYLING
My Thoughts: Bombshell - Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan & Vivian Baker
Winner: Bombshell - Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan & Vivian Baker
yes yes yes!!! still not over that film!!
we mention in the podcast that we've not seen everything so I haven't been able to comment on about 3, but that doesn't mean those aren't important! I'm trying to source the short films to see and support, so you should too!
so I scored 9/18, 50% ain't bad! but luckily I didn't bet hahaha! might've only just broken even!
This Oscars time has been an odd one. the whole of twitter was MAD when no female directors were nominated, but now we've had the show, and some historic wins have taken place, everyone seems to be very chill. I'm obviously so so happy for all the nominees and winners, but like in my previous blog post, I feel awards shows can have a negative effect on films, suggesting the ones that aren't nominated aren't good enough. But after this show, I really hope people keep creating, telling stories, and being their authentic selves, and don't let something like this get them down. I'm gonna keep writing. I'm gonna be inspired by my favourite films from the past year, a lot amazing and not nominated. let's show them that the steretypical person shouldn't be the only person nominated. we have voices and important stories, and we'll be on the list one day.
keep going future anna, you're doing fab!