Academy Awards Bring Showtime
By Peter G.
Awards season is upon us. The stars fly to Los Angeles, walk the red carpet, and many stare in awe. Some people do not care at all who wins best cinematography or best costume design while others want to know oh so badly who will win best makeup and hairstyling and other awards without a lot of prestige.
The big awards given out by the academy are what draws us to our television screen. The directing, actor in a leading role, actress in a leading role and best picture awards are all very big deals in the film industry and draw the most attention to the Oscars award show.
One award that many love to talk about is the award given for best picture. The movies up for the award are The Big Short, Brooklyn, Bridge of Spies, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant, Room and Spotlight. Yet, There is one movie that’s missing from that big list: Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Sophomore Ryan Massa said, “My favorite movie this year was Star Wars Episode 7. I had never watched a Star Wars movie before and I loved it.” Sophomore Willy O’Donovan said, “My favorite movie by far was Star Wars. The cast was fantastic and the storyline was even better.” Lots of people love the Star Wars franchise, and it is no surprise that people are mad it was not nominated for best picture.
More awards that draw a lot of attention are best actor / actress in a leading role. A huge list for actor in a leading role is led by some big names including Matt Damon, Michael Fassbender, Bryan Cranston and Leonardo DiCaprio. Sophomore Graham Schomp said, “I really like Matt Damon in The Martian, he was a great actor for the movie. The role fit him perfectly.”
The award for actress in a leading role has 5 names on it and is lead by two huge stars in Jennifer Lawrence and Cate Blanchett. Sophomore Julia Lehman said, “I really like Jennifer Lawrence in Joy. Joy wasn’t a huge movie, but I thought it was great.”
The Oscars Awards Show will be live on ABC on February 28th at 7 PM. Surprisingly, most students and teachers said they won’t be watching them. However, Mrs. Peterson said, “I probably will not be watching them this year… maybe” Freshman Brendan Carley said, “I probably will just because I want to know who the winners are.” Even if you are watching them or not, the film industry and millions of fans will look on that night and lives will be changed.