The night’s top contenders consisted of Steve McQeen’s 12 Years a Slave, Martin Scorsese’s Wolf of Wall Street, Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity and Jean-Marc Vallée’s Dallas Buyers Club. Among other award nominations stood the films Her, Frozen and Blue Jasmine. It came as no surprise, however, that 12 Year’s a Slave waltzed off with the shiny, gold badge of creative honour; the film was by far the most compelling of all films up for the Best Picture category and quite rightly so earned its place in Oscars history. Speaking of 12 Years a Slave, the last couple of years have been tremendous for black cinema. The Academy received huge amounts of backlash for not including Lee Daniels’ The Butler and the film Fruitvale Station, a film regarded by most critics as one of the year’s best films, at this year’s Oscars ceremony.
Just to note the film’s male lead Michael B Jordan is a name to watch, he can be seen next in the superhero reboot of the Fantastic 4! He will know doubt find his way back into the Oscars spotlight at a later point in his career. Sadly, however, it still wasn’t Leo’s year for Best Actor. Leonardo DiCaprio had to sit back and watch on as Matthew McConaughey received the prestigious award. One day Leo…one day…
What were your thoughts on the Oscars? Did you feel the right films and people won?
I’ll leave you with Mr McConaughey’s secret to Oscars success!