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Artistic Appreciation: What the Oscars mean to Me

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Zee Karim

I'm 27 with an open-mind for opinions and strangers. I love everything about words, you can find me curled up with a good book any day and believe it or not I can read and listen at the same time..its called TALENT!

The Oscars are my all time favorite awards show. I love the energy surrounding and building up to the show and of course I love the anticipation of finding out the winners of my favorite categories. 

The categories I love the most are: Adapted Screenplay, Original Screenplay, Documentary, Sound Editing, Cinematography, Short Film, Foreign Film, Animation, Best Supporting Actress/Lead Actress, Best Supporting Actor/Lead Actor, Directing and Best Film of the Year. As you can see I pretty much love the entire show.

Some of my constituents have expressed that there isn't a need for award shows, that one should feel in their heart that they are a winner regardless of what a committee says; I beg to differ. 
 
Many artist are often under appreciated because many times they are seen as not serious or to involved in what is seen as a hobby, frequently told to get a "real job". But, if the heart of an artist is strong enough, they continue on and they prove to those naysayers that what they do isn't just a job but its a need for expression and that need can not be suppressed. 

What the Oscars bring to light is the appreciation of those that dare veer away from the ordinary life and who choses to bring to life a character or story that many can relate to. The reason we rush to the movie theater to see that new movie is because we enjoy watching something come to life by the hands of a brilliant mind, something that grabs our hearts and takes you to a place that you may have never known existed, Avatars anyone! 

The Oscars are not just an awards show it is the culmination of a love of characters, a need for writers, those working hard behind the scenes, the underdog that never knew he would become top dog, the years of struggle that proved to be worth it, a dream that may have died but was reborn, the daring documentary and the lessons needed to be learned.

I personally would like to thank the Academy for giving us artist something to look forward to, even if we never make it to that stage to make that "I'm so in shock I can hardly breath" speech. Thank You.


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Carpedeim82 said:

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I'm not really a fan of the Oscars however I did watch it this year. I'm a big fan of Anne Hathaway and Franco ( as I like to call him lol) so I tuned in and I enjoyed it :)

EmpressMalone said:

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The Oscars this year was uneventful. I feel the love of the craft of film making is diminished by a pagan statue.

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