For the first time in a while, I can honestly say I thoroughly enjoyed the Golden Globes.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were hilarious, and the presenting duo of Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig was brilliant.
Ben Affleck is such a classy guy and an entirely deserving director. Who would’ve thought?
Speaking of classy, Daniel Day-Lewis’s speech was funny, charming, and humble. He is the greatest actor of our time, and he doesn’t let that fact get to him. He is my favorite by far, and I hope he makes history by earning his 3rd Best Actor Oscar this year.
I am excited, because for once going into Oscar season, it seems the Oscars will be surprising and unexpected. The field is still wide open, and the movies nominated are mainly quite deserving. Many of those nominated made my “top 10” list.
Just in case any of you are curious:
David’s Favorite Movies of 2012 1. Beasts of the Southern Wild 2. Silver Linings Playbook 3. Moonrise Kingdom 4. Lincoln 5. Argo 6. Life of Pi 7. The Impossible 8. Les Miserables 9. Zero Dark Thirty 10. Holy Motors
Honorable Mention Cloud Atlas, Django Unchained, Looper, End of Watch, The Sessions, Perks of Being a Wallflower
So I am actually pretty excited for the Oscars this year.
This year has seen many good films and, would you believe it, some of them were actually nominated! Who would’ve thought?
I must say that my biggest disappointment was Ben Affleck’s not receiving a Best Director nomination.
BUT, it goes hand-in-hand with my most exciting moment when I heard Benh Zeitlin nominated for Beasts of the Southern Wild (my favorite movie of the year). For a first-time director, that is pretty huge and very much deserved.
My second biggest disappointment was in Best Original Score, that neither Cloud Atlas nor Beasts of the Southern Wild received nominations. Seriously, go listen to them and tell me they don’t deserve it. Truly beautiful.
All in all, I am fairly pleased. Seeing Zero Dark Thirty tonight and Django Unchained tomorrow to finish up all of the films nominated for awards. Can’t wait!
Wow that is a great, and unfortunately not-always-easy question to answer. I think more than anything, what stays with me is how empathetic and compassionate I am towards others. That is what I love most about myself. As far as physically, I guess my eyes? But that probably isn’t what you were going for. :-P Thanks for asking!
If I had to name my one cinematic moment of 2012 that was my absolute favorite, it would have to be the 5 minutes of Anne Hathaway singing this song in the 2012 film version of “Les Miserables”. It is a breathtakingly beautiful moment when amazing direction, acting, and singing all came together. I tear up everytime. Oscar gold, Hathaway.
If you’re not familiar with the famous French novel by Victor Hugo, the musical, or the film, let me set it up for you. Hathaway plays Fantine, a poor factory worker who relies on her wages to take care of her secret illegitimate daughter Cosette, who was sent to live with an inn keeper and his wife. Her daughter’s father abandoned them both years ago; it’s up to Fantine to make ends meet. When she her secret is discovered, she is fired and is forced into prostitution to make money. In this song, Fantine reflects on her broken dreams, the state of her life, and her lost love.
Just wondering if you can help me. Used to read your brothers tumblr a lot, really helped since I'm also a gay christian (only closeted) but it seems to have dissapeared? If itsjust changed name can you tell me where to find it? I don't have an account and wasn't 'following' so can't find it, Cheers.
gaychristian.tumblr.com is the one my brother helps to run and his personal one is now unitedinourdifferences.tumblr.com