Feb 4

Mon '13

Oscar worthy?

Every year, I try my hardest to watch every movie that is nominated for the 6 major Academy Awards, those being Best Picture, Best Animated Picture, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor. It has become increasingly apparent that the films that are being nominated are getting worse and worse. I always watch them all, but I am literally suffering through most of them. I can think of so many better movies than those that are nominated. I just don’t understand who gets to pick the movies that are nominated, and most importantly, WHY those movies are chosen.

I have spent the last few weeks watching some of the movies that have been nominated for Oscars in 2012. So far I have watched 7 out of the 9 best picture nominations and with the exception of Lincoln and Les Misérables, they are ALL HORRIBLE. I would never ever, ever, ever vote for the other ones.

Okay, let me start on Django Unchained. I think that Quentin Tarantino needs help. SERIOUS MENTAL HELP. What that fuck is wrong with that man? His films are disgusting and horrible. Inglourious Basterds was one of the worst things I have ever seen and Django Unchained was a great runner up. Seriously, I cannot believe anyone likes anything he has ever done.

It confuses the hell out of my why the Silver Linings Playbook has been nominated for 8 Oscars, including 5 of the major ones. Umm, why?! The movie was average at most. It was a little crazy and just a little troubling and the acting seemed mediocre to me.

The Life of Pi was disturbing as all hell. I’ve never read the book, so I didn’t know what to expect. It had me bawling like a little baby because of so many scenes with the tiger. I found myself rooting for the tiger rather than the human. Ugh. I should know better than to watch any movie that focuses on animals. I cannot stand it when they are suffering or whining or dying or crying. It is just not something I can handle in real life or in movies. It wasn’t an enjoyable movie.

Oh I could go on and on, but I know I sound like a naïve little brat. Maybe it’s just that I don’t “appreciate great art.” I guess I just like movies that leave me feeling good at the end, or are musicals. Ha.

I am losing my interest in the Oscars as every year goes on. It has been a tradition for my Mom and I to watch the Oscars together every year, but we are both thinking this could be our last year. Disappointment after disappointment is really starting to get old.

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3 Responses to “Oscar worthy?”

  • Cristina
    February 4, 2013 @ 9:58 pm

    I’ve seen Les Mis, Django, and Lincoln, all of which I loved.

    Now I know you hate Tarantino’s films, but I enjoy them, mainly because I can look past the violence and enjoy the story. I know going in that Tarantino likes to glorify violence, but it doesn’t bother me. I appreciate how he makes films. I dunno, it’s hard to describe. Besides, your reaction to Tarantino’s films are basically my reaction to Twilight and the fans who love the movies/books, but each to his or her own, right? ;)

  • Holly —
    February 10, 2013 @ 6:11 pm

    I totally agree with you. I really am very serious about not watching the oscars ever again. I have watched 6 of the 10 so far and I am so disappointed I cannot express myself. :(

  • Lissy
    February 11, 2013 @ 10:24 am

    I’m definitely not a Quentin Tarantino fan, but I really liked Inglorious Bastards. Mostly because of the ending and how he made the Americans look like heroes, but stupid and a little evil at the same time.
    I have a feeling you only missed the two actually good nominated films :D

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