It’s no secret that the Academy has hit a few road bumps this year. The absolute disaster of the “Popular film” category; accusations of bigotry, racism, and sexism; and the inability to procure a host made for a tense and awkward lead up to the Oscars. So awkward and tense, in fact, that I didn’t even watch. But even if I claim to be above the noise of awards, I can’t help but be a little invested… so I looked up the winners first thing this morning.
Best picture winner, “Green Book” was a most welcome surprise for me. I saw the film and loved it. The acting, the writing, the story. They were wonderful and I was pleased to see it get some recognition. So even though I didn’t personally watch the Oscars this year, I recognize the clout that comes with one of those little gold statues and concede that I will continue to watch Oscar nominated and Oscar winning films. And you probably should too.
Here’s a list of this year’s winners.