Pizza on the red carpet - the Oscar gala 2014
The American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been distinguishing talents from the film industry for 85 years, and yet every year the awards gala arouses great emotions around the world. It was similar now - the 86th Oscars Gala, which took place on March 2, 2014, attracted many viewers, despite the fact that, for example, in Europe, live broadcast took place late at night. Was it worth following this year's awards show?
Big winners ...
The 2013 productions nominated for the award had a wide impact in the world even before the Oscar gala, so it was actually hard to predict which film will be appreciated this year. At the same time, it was difficult to compare them in terms of subject matter - among the nominees we saw both "Gravity" taking place in space, the story of the Belfort broker in "The Wolf of Wall Street" presented against the background of the bustling Wall Street, or a touching story about a free, black man who remains stealthily kidnapped and sold as a slave - we are talking about "Captive", of course.
It was this last film that moved the members of the Academy the most - "Captive" was awarded the statuette for the best film of 2013. The Oscar for this production certainly pleased director Steve McQeen III, for whom the statuette is the first in his career. However, he failed to win in the Best Director category, for which McQueen was also nominated.
"Captive" won in two other categories - John Ridley went to the award for the best screenplay adapted last year, while Lupita Nyong'o won in the category of best supporting actress. For both of them, the statuettes were the first in their careers. Or the last ones - it remains to be seen.
Although "Captive" was really appreciated this year, the biggest triumph at the Oscar ceremony was celebrated by another film - "Gravity" by Alfons Cuaron, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. The science-fiction production won as many as seven statuettes out of ten nominations this year! Although the film did not break the record for the number of awards (it did not even enter the top ten, in which "Titanic", "Ben Hur" and "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" are still reigning, with 11 Academy Awards each), the production is certainly will be remembered by the fans of the movie. It was with Alfons Cuaron that Steve McQueen lost the fight for the award for the best director. Cuaron also owns a second statuette, shared with Marek Sanger, for the best editing. We heard the most about the excellent special effects of the film, for which it also won an award, leaving behind such high-profile productions as "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" or "Iron Man 3". Emmanuel Lubezki was recognized for the best cinematography, while film music also beat the rest of the production, winning awards for the best original music, best sound and best sound editing.
The three most appreciated films at this year's gala also include "Welcome to the club", a poignant biographical production, telling the story of Ron Woodroof, who, after being informed that he was infected with HIV, begins to arrange the supply of drugs for himself and the like. people. Actors were appreciated - Matthew McConaughey as the best leading actor and Jared Leto - the best supporting actor. As Leto plays a transvestite in the company, while McConaughey plays a character devastated by disease, it is hardly surprising that the third statuette for this film was awarded for the best makeup and hairstyles.
Just behind the podium in terms of the number of statuettes were "The Great Gatsby" and the animated "Frozen". Both were nominated in two categories and both won two awards. The melodrama with DiCaprio in the lead role was appreciated for the best set design and the best costumes. On the other hand, "Kraina Ice" outperformed the other animations, winning an Oscar for the best animated feature film and the best song - "Let it go", performed by Idina Menzel (Katarzyna Łaska sings the song "I have this power" in the Polish language version). "Mr. Hublot" was recognized as the best short animated film.
"Blue Jasmine" directed by Woody Allen, nominated in five categories, was awarded with only one statuette - it was awarded to Cate Blanchett, recognized as the best leading actress. The film "She", a melodrama combining virtual and real life, was awarded as the best original screenplay. One statuette was also awarded to: "Great Beauty" for the best foreign-language film, "O Step From Fame" as the best full-length documentary, "The Lady in Number 6" recognized as the best short documentary and "Helium" - the best short acting film.
… And the biggest losers
Where there are prizes, in addition to winners, we also have losers. There was a lot of talk this year about Leonardo DiCaprio, who was nominated for the fourth time as Best Leading Actor three times for his roles in "The Aviator", "Blood Diamond" and now "The Wolf of Wall Street" and once as Best Supporting Actor for "What Bites. Gilbert Grape ”- had to do with the taste again. Fortunately, DiCaprio did not commit any blows, as was the case with Jennifer Lawrence, who tried to forcefully claim the award for the best supporting role of winner Lupita Nyong'o. With Lawrence already holding one Oscar (for Best Leading Role in 2012's Guide to Positive Thinking), her violent reaction could surprise audiences. It could, if it were real - the fight between the ladies was only an interesting pose for a photo on the red carpet.
The film "American Hustle" directed by David Russell, with a star cast, nominated in as many as 10 categories, unfortunately did not get a single statuette. A similar fate befell "Captain Phillips" and "Nebraska", each nominated in six categories without receiving a single statuette. The aforementioned "The Wolf of Wall Street" (five nominations) and "The Secret of Philomena" (four nominations) also remained without the award.
What besides the movies?
The Academy Awards are presented not only with statuettes for the best film artists, but also with the entire Oscar-winning gala, attracting viewers from all over the world.This year there was also a lot to look at - from the very first moment. Jennifer Lawrence, who stumbled and fell while receiving her award last year, decided to make up for the tradition this year. Her fall on the red carpet was of course photographed before the start of the gala and went online.
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Online advice for businessesAnother famous photo of this year's gala turned out to be the so-called "Selfie" snapped by Bradley Cooper. The photo shows Ellen DeGeneres, the actress and screenwriter who led the event. Around her, among others, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, Angelina Jolie, and the photographer himself. Admittedly, since cameras became popular practically, everyone took this type of "independent" photo at least once, but not everyone can boast that his photo broke the record of sharing on Twitter. And Bradley Cooper did just that.
The Internet also circulates photos of actors who enjoyed the pizza ordered by the host. Even such great actors as Kevin Spacey or Harrison Ford have tempted her. Well, the gentlemen had to compensate for the lack of emotions related to their own appointments.