Sunday/ Oscar notes

The Wall Street Journal had a little report about Oscar enthusiasts that watch all 59 movies before the big night, driving many miles to art theatres for the foreign films or documentaries. (That’s not me!).

Gary Oldman (59) with his Best Actor Oscar for ‘Darkest Hour’. He addressed his 99-year old mom watching the Oscars on TV: ‘Put on the kettle; I’m bringing an Oscar home’. Oldman is British by birth, but now American. He married Gisele Schmidt in Sept 2017 and lives in Los Angeles.

I still want to go see Darkest Hour with Gary Oldman’s portrayal of Winston Churchill in WW2, though, and also on my list: The Shape of Water, Call Me By Your Name and animated film winner Coco.

Nice to see Bladerunner 2049 winning in Visual Effects as well as Cinematography.

Someone noted on Twitter that none of the movies directed by women, won any Oscars: a disappointment.

Harvey Weinstein, and several other men in the Hollywood industry accused of sexual harassment, now persona non grata, were nowhere to be seen.

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