Oscar Got It Right!


I feel for those who loved Avatar and were hoping that the epic movie would walk away with the coveted Best Picture award.

Don’t get me wrong, I think it was an awesome, awesome movie but personally, I just didn’t feel that it should win the Oscar for Best Picture. Yes it was revolutionary; yes it was a classic and an epic, yes it was pure genius but there’s nothing in it that made it Oscar worthy, except for graphics and the sorts.

The eventual winner - The Hurt Locker - deserved it more. It tells a poignant story of a group of soldiers in Iraq who were members of the Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD), a unit responsible for defusing bombs. It may look like any other war movie but it tells a story of the ups and downs and the dangers and the braveries of those who are involved in wars.

So yeah, I believe they deserve to win. And so did the director of the movie, Kathryn Bigelow, who, ironically, beat her ex husband, the genius that is James Cameron for the award.

The acting categories also went to the deserving winners; Jeff Bridges for his excellent portrayal of a faded country musician in ‘Crazy Heart’ and Sandra Bullock for her amazing performance as socialite Leigh Anne Tuohy who adopted the NFL player Michael Oher.

All in all, the awards were given to the right and deserving nominees.

On a personal note, The Oscar’s brought me back to a time when I was on the brink of starting something great in my life. And like last year, I hope to embark on the same great and momentous journey.


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