Tag: The Oscars
In his speech, Waititi dedicated his win to “all the indigenous kids of the world who want to do art and dance and write stories. We are the original storytellers and we can make it here as well.” Those words keep spinning in my head. “We are the original storytellers.”
The Academy has always disproportionately praised the work of white men over minorities and women. Besides occasional nominations for Best Picture, non-English films usually only succeed within the confines of the Best International Film category, which itself has historically been badly defined.
Oh, the Academy Awards. The one night every year where the American film industry comes together to celebrate the best, most innovative and most thought-provoking films of the past year, then hand awards to whatever the Weinstein Brothers produced. There’s a beauty, however, among the parasitic nature of it all. In spite of the smug…