And the Oscar goes to….
Yes, it’s finally here. After months of campaigns, screenings, and award shows, Hollywood’s most anticipated party of the year is just around the corner. On Sunday night (February 28th), the Oscars will be awarded to the best in the Hollywood business.
But it’s not just a party for the actors, actresses, producers, make-up artists, costume designers … who’re up for an award. The Oscars appeal to millions of people from all around the world, including some who’re not even into the movie business. But that’s the beauty of the Oscars, I think.
I’m aware it’s basically a celebration of some of the richest and most successful in the business, making them even more rich and successful just by attending the show. Like, don’t even get me started on those ridiculous “goodie bags”. Talk about a waste. Also, decadence.
But it’s also much more than an elitist award show. It’s a night where people from many different industries – movie, fashion, music, beauty – celebrate their passion and share it with the world. It’s also a night where both winners and viewers are more likely, if not very likely, to speak up. I’ll be very, very surprised if not one winner mentions the current political climate in their victory speech.
So the Oscars are more than an award show, but, ultimately, it’s still a celebration of the best movies of the year. And since this is a book blog that mostly features YA fiction, I want to honour the Oscar weekend by sharing my favourite movie (YA) adaptations of all time and upcoming YA adaptations.
So keep a look out for those posts. I’ll post the first one later this evening, the other will follow sometime before the weekend is over.
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No? Too pushy?
Alright, fair enough. I’ll go now.
PS: (Yes, I’m still here) Have you watched any of the nominated movies?