Brits at the Oscars #BriFri
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Last week, I reviewed the first two seasons of Victoria. Tina reviewed the classic novel by Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca. Sim shared her visit to the Peter Pan statue in Kensington Gardens. She also reports that The Child in Time, a series starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Kelly McDonald, will make it to American TV next month. Becky reviewed Mary Barton, Elizabeth Gaskell’s first novel.
The British made a good showing at the Academy Awards on Sunday night.
Helen Mirren started the fun with a Price Is Right style showing of the jet ski that Jimmy Kimmel gave away to the shortest speech giver of the night. I wondered, being British, if she’d ever seen the Price is Right!
By my count, four Brits won Oscars.
Two Brits, Rachel Shenton and Chris Overton, won for their short live action film, The Silent Child. Ms. Shenton signed part of her speech, keeping a promise to the deaf star of their film.
Roger Deakins won for Best Cinematographer for Blade Runner 2049. We weren’t really enthusiastic about the film, but I can’t argue that the cinematography was stunning. This was his first win after getting fourteen nominations.
Gary Oldman won Best Actor for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour. I’m looking forward to seeing that film soon. His nomination and win were not without controversy in the #TimesUp era.
Speaking of #TimesUp, did you see Emma Watson’s tattoo?
Did you watch the Oscars? Are there more British moments to highlight?
I didn’t watch the Oscars – I did the “spin through news’ after – It was more than enough. Oldman’s performance was marvelous as Churchill…. I never thought anyone would do as well with that role as Robert Hardy did years ago in The Wilderness Years http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081963/ (He’s a favorite of mine from playing Sigfried in All Creatures Great and Small on PBS) – but Oldman lived up to my hopes. Helen Mirren can recite the telephone book and it will be marvelous to me…
Sorry about the duplicate — my system burped!
Actually I am picking up Darkest Hour this evening on my way home from work. I love my library as they get the latest movies so I benefit. Looking forward to seeing Gary Oldman’s performance.
I thought the Oscar’s was the best in years. Granted living on the west coast it did not keep me from my sleep. I saw Darkest Hour and it is one of those films that if the acting was not suburb it would have been less. Gary Oldman disappeared completely. The only time I think I saw the actor instead of Winston was when a shot from behind he was walking and he was walking rather quickly. Now I have to see Dunkirk.
I’ve mostly posted British stuff this week, what with DWJ/Pterry March.
Brightly Burning is a retelling of Jane Eyre set in space. It’s not technically British 🙂 But I figure that if people love the original Jane Eyre–which definitely is–then they may be interested in this new book too 😉
One of my commenters suggested that my post would fit into this list, so here it is!
best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com
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