This image contains the official poster for Marriage Story. With that said, the three main characters are on this poster. These three main characters are played by Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, and Azhy Robertson. According to IMDb.com under the article “Marriage Story”, IMDb expresses the fact that “the rights for this film belong to Netflix and Heyday Films Ltd” (1). These two production companies are responsible for this film. This image is on Marriage Story’s official website. Follow this link to learn more about this Oscar winning film.
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Hello their readers. I hope you’re all having an amazing morning, day, evening, or night whenever you’re reading this. Within this review, we’re going to discuss The Oscars. More specifically, we’re going to be discussing the winners of each of the categories. As a result, there is a major spoiler warning for this review. If you have yet to watch The Oscars, watch that first. Then, come back to this review with your own opinions for an open discussion. Thank you for reading this warning and enjoy this review.
The Oscars is an Award Show for Celebrating Outstanding Performances
It’s no surprise that actors and actresses play a huge role in the film industry. Without them, there would essentially be no film. These individuals bring their skills to portray memorable characters in the story. Some actors and actresses have so much talent that they make iconic characters audiences will remember. For example, some iconic characters that instantly come to mind include Don Vito Corleone, Dorothy Gale, and Marty McFly to name just a few. With that said, actors and actresses put countless number of hours to ensure there acting is what the film crews need. With so many films that come out in a year, there are award shows to highlight on the ones that stand out. None more so is true with The Oscars. On February 9, 2020, The Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences presents awards to the films that have made an impact the previous year.
None more so is truer than the acting categories. In fact, the last two awards of the night revolve around the Best Actor and Actress in a Leading Role. This year at The Oscars, four actors and actresses surpasses the rest of the acting community. Let’s see why each of these actors as well as actresses deserve the pristine award of an Oscar. In this review, we’re looking at The Oscars by analyzing the winners in the acting category to see why each winner deserves their awards.
The Oscars Gives the Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role to Joker
The award for Best Actor in a Leading Role goes to the controversial film, Joker. For many, Joker was a very controversial film. This can be partially due to the fact that this film discusses the origin story of the Joker. As a result, this film isn’t a happy, beat them up typical superhero movie. Joker is no Avengers by any means. However, the one thing that sticks out in this film is Joaquin Phoenix as The Joker. By no means is this role easy. In fact, this iconic role has put an impact on some actors in other Batman adaptations. With that said, Joaquin Phoenix absolutely deserves the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Being able to portray a villain as iconic as The Joker effectively shows how much of an impact he had.
Despite the controversy that this film receives, the fact that The Academy recognizes the power of Joker is something to be said. The idea that a film can be controversial but at the same time make a powerful statement. Clearly, The Academy loves Joker even to the dismay of audiences. So much to the point that The Academy nominates Joker for ten out of the twenty-four categories. With Joaquin Phoenix, his role is so in dept that we witness the painful origin story of one of the most iconic characters in the Batman franchise. Joaquin Phoenix deserves this award for showing film goers to dive deep into the psyche of a character. Just like the next winner for Best Actresses in a Leading Role with Judy.
The Academy Celebrates the Life of Judy Garland with the Award for Judy in Best Actress in a Leading Role
The actress Renée Zellweger won The Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her role in Judy. In Judy, Renée Zellweger plays one of the most recognizable actresses in Hollywood, Judy Garland. For those who are unaware, Judy Garland is the actress who did the iconic role of Dorothy Gale in 1939 classic, The Wizard of Oz. The way Renée shows herself into this role shows how powerful of an actress she is. Much like Joaquin Phoenix as his role as The Joker. Most everyone knows Judy Garland from The Wizard of Oz. It takes a strong actress to play such an iconic person in the history of film. Not saying that the other actresses in this category didn’t do their role effectively. In fact, the amount of talent this category shows the diversity of the films for 2019.
With that said, Renée Zellweger portrays the struggles of Judy Garland. Undoubtedly, this film will bring more people to learn the complete story of Judy Garland. This role Renée portrays shows that actors as well as actresses digging deep to portray characters. In contrast to simply playing a role for a film. Many actors and actresses have done this especially within the 2019 film year. Like the leading roles, the supporting roles express realistic character to film audiences.
Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood Receives Recognition at The Oscars for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
At The Oscars this year, Brad Pitt wins The Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Brad Pitt won his role in The Academy Award winner film, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood. While this role isn’t the leading role, a supporting role is just as significant. With that said, Brad Pitt plays as a stunt double to Leonardo DiCaprio’s character. In fact, in this film, Cliff Booth is a completely relatable character. He’s trying to be a lady’s man while at the same time having issues being taken seriously as a stunt man. One of the things that Hollywood hasn’t account for its action actors and actresses stunt doubles. On ABC’s official YouTube page under the video name Brad Pitt Accepts the Oscar for Supporting Actor, Brad Pitt says that “now is the time The Academy acknowledges the stunt actors and actresses” (1:34 – 1:44).
The fact that Brad Pitt is pushing for the recognition of stunt crews means that some crew members need recognition. In fact, this is what Brad Pitt shows that in his role. The way Brad Pitt portrays Cliff as this laid-back, hilarious yet trying to find his way guy is what makes this role is so interesting. Even though his work has become uncertain, Cliff still has a positive attitude that things will fall into play. It’s completely relatable to anyone who has gone from being important to irrelevant. Without a doubt, Brad Pitt deserves his award for portraying a character that is relatable to audiences in a number of ways. While Brad Pitt wins for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Laura Dern wins for Actress in a Supporting Role.
Marriage Story Shines at The Oscars for Actress in a Supporting Role
Laura Dern wins for Best Actress in a Support Role in Marriage Story. Without a doubt, Marriage Story is a profoundly powerful film. This film tackles the difficult topic of divorce. As a result, this story follows how divorce effects both men and women effectively. Safe to say, Laura Dern easily wins this Oscar for her role in Marriage Story. Her portrayal of the too familiar situation can really resonate with individuals who have gone through the process of divorce. Especially with those who are in the divorce attorney field. Laura Dern’s character is personable but is willing to say what needs to be said. This is one of the reasons why Laura Dern won for a Supporting Role. Even more, Laura Dern presents herself in a way where her presence is known. In fact, Laura’s character has a moment that resonates with a lot of women.
On Netflix’s official YouTube page under the video Marriage Story: Laura Dern | Netflix, Laura Dern expresses that “there’s one scene that will undoubtedly reflect what many women feel in marriage” (1:47 – 2:21). Essentially, Laura Dern’s character expresses the fact that once a woman gets married, she has a new level of expectations. Which is what Laura is able to show in this film. Laura Dern’s character reflects the work of a divorce attorney that struggles of women in a marriage. Without a doubt, Marriage Story deserves this win for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Laura Dern shows in her role the struggle that women go through when dealing with marriage and even divorce.
The Oscars Celebrates the Best Actors and Actresses in the Film Industry
In this review, we analyze The Oscars to see why these four actors and actresses were deserving of winning. Firstly, we took a look at the controversial film, Joker. Unsurprisingly, Joaquin Phoenix won for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role as The Joker. This is due to the fact that Joaquin Phoenix was able to show the inner turmoil of The Joker. Showing that actors as well as actresses need to be able to dive deep into the pain of their role. Additionally, Renée Zellweger won the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her role in Judy. Much like Joaquin Phoenix, Renée Zellweger reflects the pain and struggle of the iconic actress, Judy Garland. Furthermore, we took a look at Brad Pitt and his win for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
The fact that Brad Pitt was able to have a duo relationship with Leonardo DiCaprio. The two of them have so much chemistry. Brad Pitt’s character, Cliff shows the struggles stunt crews go through in Hollywood. Last but not least, Laura Dern won for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in the film, Marriage Story. Her presence is well known in addition to her scenes reflect real feelings in divorce. Each of these actors and actresses deserve these awards for different reasons. Mainly for going above expectation by evoking emotion and diving deep into how that character feels.
Thank you so much for reading this review. Did you agree with the nominations for the actors and actresses? On the other hand, do you not agree with the winners? Fill free to leave to leave your opinion in the comments below.
So, I realize that this isn’t a full review of The Oscars. Thoroughly analyzing twenty-four categories increases the difficulty to keep everything in order. As a result, I’m breaking The Oscars reviews into several sections. Also, I did include two clips in each of the sections. One is the acceptance speech at The Oscars while the other one is official interviews. All of these clips are official clips from The Oscars in addition to official interviews. Follow those video links to the official YouTube pages.
I will provide several links for you guys to learn more information regarding the four winning films. Firstly, here is the link to the official Joker website. Additionally, here is the link to Judy’s official website. Viewers can research more regarding Judy. Moreover, Marriage Story can be watched on Netflix. Be sure to follow this link to watch Marriage Story on Netflix. Finally, the last film we discuss is Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood. If you want to learn more, follow this link to Sony Picture’s official website to learn more about this film.
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ABC, director. Brad Pitt Accepts the Oscar for Supporting Actor. YouTube, YouTube, 9 Feb. 2020, www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSdm15aBPwo.
IMDb.com, Inc. “Marriage Story.” IMDb, IMDb.com, 6 Dec. 2019, www.imdb.com/title/tt7653254/companycredits?ref_=tt_dt_co.
Netflix. Marriage Story: Laura Dern | Netflix. YouTube, YouTube, 27 Nov. 2019, www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNGeqUobTx8.