BY: GURU JAY
February 29 is a rare day. It is my honor to write and publish on a Leap Year. I will choose my words carefully considering this special opportunity.
Last night, my family and I watched the Oscars while eating dinner and later on some corn for popping. Host Chris Rock took control of the stage right from the start. In the words of Kevin Hart on the red carpet, Rock addressed “the elephant in the room.” Many of Chris’s jokes crossed the line, but wasn’t this expected?
Early on the musical sounds of Sam Smith filled the room. Additionally, Brie Larson won Best Lead Actress for Room. But first, Alicia Vikander (Spotlight) earned it for Best Supporting Actress. However, that was after the Weeknd performed Earned It.
Do you spy a pattern? Mark Rylance won Best Supporting Actor for his Bridge of Spies performance. If you weren’t a fan of repetition, you might be furiously angry that Mad Max: Fury Road scored 6 Oscars. Comic Louis C.K. lightened up the mood with his Mad Max bit.
Marvel supermen Chadwick Boseman and Chris Evans announced Mad Max for back-to-back awards. Plus, Superman himself Henry Cavill presented alongside Scandal’s Kerry Washington.
On a serious note, Lady Gaga made a bold move with her song standing against sexual violence. Spotlight received the Best Picture. Once again, Alejandro Iñárritu earned Best Director for The Revenant. The Revenant was also awarded Best Cinematography.
I always enjoy watching the Red Carpet. Robin Roberts and Michael Strahan gave fantastic interviews. It almost felt like the SuperBowl.
Ex-Machina deservingly took home a statute. Ryan Gosling joked that he and Russell Crowe shared 2 Oscars between them. Oh, in case that wasn’t enough, Chris Rock raised $65,342 selling Girl Scout cookies for his daughters inside the Dolby Theatre.
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Last but not least, Leonardo Dicaprio earned Best Lead Actor for The Revenant. I believe this was his moment. All of Hollywood was proud of Dicaprio as he stood tall on that stage and accepted this amazing achievement. The moral of the story is: always believe in your dreams. Given an opportunity, take a leap of faith.
I am Guru Jay launching into orbit in 5-4-3-2-1!