If it's crap ... We'll tell you
Unlike some people at my school, I stayed up to watch the 2011 Oscars. Now, I thought I had it figured out that The Social Network would win Best Directer while The Kings Speech would win Best Picture, then 2 to 3 hours later when Katheryn Bigelow opened the envelope and said the the words "And the best directing Oscar goes to...Tom Hooper" My jaw had dropped, literally!
Now While film is subjective, I would like to state simply"David Fincher deserved that Oscar." Considering the body of work Fincher has done since 1995(Alien 3 doesn't exist) Fincher has developed into Hollywood's most visualized artist and compelling storytellers. From such thriller/crime dramas ranging from Seven, Panic Room, The Game and My favorite David Fincher film, Zodiac, to great Dramas of heart, emotion and a vibrant style of film-making from The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and The Social Network, to then the iconic generation X's Fight Club, Fincher has pretty much had his Best Directing Oscar locked in, yet the Academy feels the need to not acknowledge The director David Fincher is. Now While I did love The Kings Speech, The Social Network is one of those films that recognizes something that has now been more relevant and literally changed the way we communicate as people and how this new generation is being introduced to this new technology. Now some of you might be saying"this is just a hate blog about someone who is pissed off." And let me just say that I have realized a long time ago that No matter what award a film wins, it will never change ,my perception of the film itself. So then you might say" Then why bother ranting about The Social Network not winning Best Director?" Well I think its the principle that matters.
The Academy always plays it safe where instead of awarding a film the honor it deserves. They just look at how the rest of the awards circuit and what it has honored(mainly the Guilds, BAFTA's and Golden Globes) and decide that "thats what the film deserves" instead they could really surprise audiences everywhere with just awarding a film it deserves, like instead of awarding The Kings Speech Original Screenplay, award it to Inception. I know that this all mainly opinion but I really believe that each film nominated has the specific category in which is truly deserves and 80 percent of the time it never wins it. Did the Hurt Locker deserve all the awards it got? Did Slumdog Millionaire deserve all the awards it got? It's just a basic question I propose. Anyway, if you had any thoughts on this, please comment.
P.S. this is the first blog I have written so please it would be greatly appreciate if you can offer some critiques on it. Thank you all or any Spill members :)