Let’s talk about the Oscars (2020)

This was not a film up for an Oscar

I’ll start off by saying, no I haven’t seen most of the movies up for an Oscar. But, this is the internet, so where has the lack of knowledge ever stopped anyone from posting. I love going to movies, and I love when a movie hits me just the right way. Unfortunately, I don’t get to go as much as I would like, so I missed out on a ton of movies this year.

The Oscars lost their luster for me when they expanded the number of movies up for best picture. Nine movies? Come on, eliminate 4 of those. The number expanded just so producers could add “Oscar nominated” to their film’s tagline. I do want to see the winner, Parasite.

For best picture, I don’t really have an opinion. I only saw two of those movies, Joker and 1917, neither of which were best picture material. But, I totally agree with Joaquin Phoenix winning Lead Actor for Joker. He was amazing. For Lead Actress, Supporting Actor, and Supporting Actress, I didn’t see any of those movies this past year. Looking at the list of nominees, they are all amazing, so I’m sure it was a tough decision.

I only saw one award given, Animated Feature Film. Mindy Kaling is amazing, but the winner of the category was… for lack of a better word, unnecessary. Toy Story 4 was not worthy of a best animated feature film award. The third movie in the Toy Story saga was perfect, and 4 did not live up to any of its predecessors.

Finally, 1917 won for Visual Effects. It was pretty good, but I wonder if blockbuster fatigue has set in since it was up against Avengers: Endgame and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Anyway, here’s to the movies of 2020. I can’t wait to see what’s in store.