Our Friend Oscar the Nonagenarian
Who took home an Oscar? Did they serve those gold-leaf chocolate Oscars? Why are there not more people in the Industry named Oscar? What is the feminine variation of Oscar? Was there really a jet ski? There was. It was the highlight of an otherwise bland night.
March 4th, 2018 was a rather uneventful, smooth night. Last year’s envelope mishap, it’s nice to see Bonnie & Clyde back for a second chance, combined with 2017’s burgeoning harassment awakening will overshadow Oscar turning a nice round 90 and the oldest white guy to receive an Oscar nomination. Too many other issues going on for any classic traditionalism. But there was also the longest list of In Memoriams since 2010. Mixing a live performance by Eddie Vedder does help sweeten the bitter.
Fishheads, Eat em up, yum
The big winner of the night was The Shape of Water for Best Picture and Director. Del Toro’s work often combines elements of fantasy and sensuality. The time for his big win puts him at the summit for any auteur. His films have a distinct look. His message is on point yet able to convey several difficult topics.
Explodes on Impact
Dunkirk, a visually beautiful movie as we previously explained but lacking in full story substance of delivering the message. Still, taking 3 post-production related awards agrees that Nolan’s Dunkirk is a cinematic feat but Oscar prefers the plucking of the heartstrings. Dunkirk should stand as an example of the total overlapping composition of film as entertainment, business, and art. High production value, action, history, dramatic appeal engages a widespread audience and unites filmmakers and goers at the line where product placement doesn’t need to meet.
Upon this Rockwell
Sam Rockwell, a beloved actor who has only after 25 years of amazing rolls been recognized. I mean for reals dude if you read this blog and aren’t familiar with films such as Moon, Choke, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, where he holds the reins of the lead roles in some very mind-bending films.
Catch up on last year’s New Evolution Red Carpet coverage.
Watch the finale with jet ski for shortest speech costume designer Mark Bridges for Costume Design.