So the Oscars happened Sunday night and this being a blog mostly about movies I thought I’d make a few posts talking about them. I thought I’d start off with the movies and actors who I think deserved to win but for one reason or another lost. This will be a shorter post because there were only two I disagreed with but I thought I’d throw in my two cents and explain my reasoning behind it.
Part One: Snubs.
1. Richard Jenkins
Nominated for: Best supporting actor for his role in The Shape Of Water
Lost to: Sam Rockwell for his role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri
Reason I think He should have won: Richard Jenkins gave us an incredible performance in The Shape Of Water and one I think was highly underrated. He brought an emotional depth to a character that in the hands of anyone else would have felt over-played. It was a quietly powerful performance that made a side-plot actually work for once. I feel most side-plots are unnecessary and just a way to drag out the run time. Very few feel like they were worth the journey but Richard Jenkins makes this one work incredibly well and actually left me wanting more (in a good way). Meanwhile I never really cared about Sam Rockwell’s character in Three Billboards outside Ebbing Missouri until the movie was just about over. While his performance was good it felt a little overplayed at times was nothing i haven’t seem before.
2.War For The Planet Of The Apes
Nominated for: Visual Effects
Lost to: Blade Runner 2049
Reason I think it should have won: To be honest I was a huge fan of both movies in fact Blade Runner 2049 was my favorite movie of last year but I thought its special effects, while top-notch felt like most other Sci-Fi movies. And then you have War For The Planet Of The Apes which had special effects that felt revolutionary. Each ape looked unbelievable realistic and were leaps and bounds ahead of the effects used in Disney’s The Jungle Book (I thought the effects were o.k. at best, the CGI was incredibly obvious) which won last year. Overall I loved both movies and the effects in both were great but I feel that War For The Planet Of The Apes stood out a bit more.
Thanks for reading, I’m sorry for the lack of posts lately but they should return to a semi normal schedule this week.