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The 2014 Oscar Awards

Somewhere over the rainbow, our lives acted out on screen by the others we go on forever.


By JulieD. Griffin

“Life is very interesting… in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths.” ~ Drew Barrymore
“Life is very interesting… in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths.” ~ Drew Barrymore
The Academy of Oscar
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: HANDOUT – EDITORIAL USE ONLY - In this handout photo provided by Ellen DeGeneres, host Ellen DeGeneres poses for a selfie taken by Bradley Cooper with (clockwise from L-R) Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum, Meryl Stre
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The present is reflected in tonight's award for excellence. ~ Cheryl Boone Isaacs

One script writer who won a first Academy Award for this, Twelve Years A Slave, and the announcement of a brand new Hollywood museum for film by the Oscar Award Academy President, Cheryl Boone Isaacs set a positive atmosphere for the recent 2014, 86th Annual Academy Award and Oscar Ceremonies. "The heart and soul of movies and movie-making. Let's all meet there in 2017," an appropriate list header, according to Isaacs. Motion Picture Of The Year, with The Wolf Of Wall Street and Gravity and not far behind some Spike firsts, and almost just as startling as the number of new books coming out about small children taken from birth mothers without permission and other real life experiences ~ Twelve Years A Slave nearly exceeds one prior award winning quality film starring Leonardo DiCaprio. DiCaprio, who seems to win an award almost every year won again this year. I am off-structured. Do you copy? Asked a gala and beautiful Bullock who looked anything but off center at the award ceremony. Her script there of course from her role as a highly intelligent female astronaut whose space mission turns awry after she becomes the sole survivor of the space team crew. The comfortable and earthy social acting mecca of Meryl Streep. Julia Roberts, Demi Moore and Bullock though are all women who hold their own while not leaving you out of one single emotion of film applied to script with a succinct motion so fine, you swear you are there and breathing with them.

So real, that one had to agree with host Ellen Degeneres. Love and family which did play a big part of the big, wonderful world of the Hollywood, CA. script this past year, for those of us without those things, we simply go to Hollywood. And as Ellen also pointed out, some of us trip going up the stairs, fall down backwards down the stairs or surpassing all of that, simply just fall out of the car after the car door opens. Either way, it is no secret that sometimes a sailor who helps a girl get back up on her feet, does a proper gentleman that way express himself. First presenter, Anne Hathaway spoke of Bruce Stern who with a godmother the wife of Franklin Roosevelt and who had also attended she said some rodeos, "And yet here you are among us." And although everything worked out just right here and nothing at all wrong, actor Jared Leto said during his Oscar winning role during the film that, "I'll be pretty if it's the last thing I do ~ I'll be a beautiful angel." He added that he stands for who we are and who we love.

After being backed into a corner by the kind of crushing evil at times according to another present at the academy, also something similar to the sweat prayers of the writer, gentle angel is the only role the spirit has strength enough to play at times. A role the young, brave woman who won Best Supporting Actress for her part during Twelve Years A Slave promised she does not want to exploit anyone in such a position, or the pain suffered by such a one. But someone somehow, brave actors and actresses must come forth to do this, as otherwise how can anyone hear unless the story is told. Congruently but to a role he once played, Liar Liar, and not to the man himself who played the lawyer role, that popular comedy film dealt with serious issues, about a woman who lies in court to hustle a man. The gender focus question of the film though actually requests the rhetorical query at hand. Is it more conscienable for a man to lie during a court hearing in order to wrongfully implicate an innocent woman in order to obtain and keep baby, child son of same ~ Jim Carrey suggested as an aside jest during a completely unrelated moment however, that no one patronize him. Jared Leto on the other hand who won the role as Best Supporting Actor, reminding us about Philomena, a film about a woman who searches for the child removed from her by questionable means bragged about the single mom who started out poor and broke and raised him up. Matthew McConaughey, "Dallas Buyers Club" won Best Actor, and Alfonso Cuarón, Best Director for Gravity.

Truly with an award ceremony this year better even than that of the last several years, if that could be possible, it is. And although the happiness song delighted so well, the lovely and classic Meryl Streep who most popular Hollywood venue list as an international star, although appropriately nominated for Best Actress and Julia Roberts Best Supporting Actress for August: Osage County, Cate Blanchett took that trophy home for her Jasmine role, and Lupita Nyong'o for Twelve Years A Slave. The real talk of the town, and something that all of the women could agree on that she, Nyong'o said is that no matter where we live, our dreams, meaning likely that wherever we are in our head, does not invalidate us from being a part of the arts. In short, great past emotional and physical trauma should only sharpen our desire or ability to win an Oscar.

Katherine Martin, winner of the award for Best Costume Design, The Great Gatsby the recent film eclipsed a prior run of the film which starred Sundance Cable Channel Film enthusiast Robert Redford. Mia Farrow starred in that 1974 version of the love story. Brad Pitt, also among that group of smart men who seem very directional, proceeded to the stage with his group shortly after The Academy highlighted the extensive humanitarian philanthropic work of his wife, Angelina who has won past awards which she attributes to her own mother, for courageous accomplishment regarding compassionate causes.

Of course, Gravity took home numerous awards, and out of only several animation categories this year, Frozen seemed to dominate the trophy award sectre of that Academy Award this year. Third Rock From The Sun, and Southeastern Missouri Killshot star, Joseph Gordon Levitt announced the some several sound and sound mix awards Gravity also toted home. U2 sang the long walk to freedom song, and several other well-noted performers such as Pink appeared on stage to give a voice to the 2014 Oscar Award event. While the host, Ellen compared some of the extenuous budget needed to attend such a function, to that battle fought during The Hunger Games, her economic estimate not that far off. After all, DiCaprio who should have slotted a major win for his portrayal of the southern brutality of plantation slaves last year, won the jackpot for his role as a shrewd dealer of Wallstreet, greed and the definition of success as a $49 million dollar hustler as The Wolff Of Wallstreet. And while American Hustle made a bigger deal of veterans who die if they do not have cash to pay for their medication up front, the film also made you think about drug dealers who sell life threatening street drugs who some seemingly upright people actually, strangely enough, patronize.

Sadly, the elderly star of The Lady In #6: Music Saved My Life died quietly and a week before the award ceremony went onto the other side. See the film. It will teach you how to live a better life. The ceremony closed with highlighting the majority of films featured during this year's event which feature telling the truth for a living and remind us of the days of old when vaudeville based performers such as George Burns and Gracie Allen had morals about how they treated other people and each other, the days of pure Carnation milk and original Lipton Tea. But as another award winner sang, made us feel a hopeful specious that if some of our favorite stars did not take the trophy home this year, we pray and hope all year long for the same for 2015. After all, his eye is on the sparrow.