“And The Oscar Goes To…”


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Written by Emmitt Withrow , Journalist, Photographer

It’s that time again, for the Oscars. One of the most famous award shows in history. It’s a time when people are rewarded for their contributions to movies, animated movies, songs, you name it. Except TV shows, there’s a different ceremony for them. The latest Oscars took place on February 24, 2019.

This year’s Oscars’ host Kevin Hart (Ride Along, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, etc.), left hosting the 2019 Academy Awards. After failing to convince him to come back, the Oscars went without a host for the first time since 1989. WITHOUT! A! HOST!

One of the most exciting and at the same time infuriating moments is when the Academy picks only 8 movies to be nominated for Best Picture. Out of the many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, MANY movies that came out between the Oscars, only 8 could be chosen.

Out of the 24 categories in the Oscars, most people only pay attention to about 8. The most popular are Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, and Animated Movie.

This year was a big win for comic book movie lovers, mostly. While people did really like Black Panther, myself included, most viewers liked Avengers: Infinity War better, also myself included. Some looked past that and praised that the Academy finally thought a superhero movie was good enough to be nominated for Best Picture. Another thing that made superhero movie lovers is the fact that 2 were nominated for Best Animated Feature, Incredibles 2 and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Spider-Verse even won.

Anyway, these are just mostly my thoughts on the most recent Academy Awards. What did you guys think? What do you think should have been nominated, or even won? Make sure to write a letter to the Academy and let them have a piece of your mind.