|Michael and his mother Adele at the Oscars|
I also feel bad that Chiwetel didn't win, or Leonardo DiCaprio for that matter. These actors may have to consider taking a role of an AIDS patient one day, and I say that with all seriousness. I've seen all five performances and the actual winners in this case, were not the better performances. That's my final word on that.
|It appears that Michael had a restroom break when Lupita was announced the winner. He's congratulating her afterwards.|
I hope I never experience another awards season that was as polarizing and political as this one. The people who were hateful towards 12 Years a Slave really need to look deep within themselves and ask why do they harbor such resentments towards this brilliant film. Most will refuse to acknowledge the obvious, while others will be in denial, and some will gladly admit that they have racists attitudes. In the end, AMPAS voted in a way I totally agreed with, and 12 Years a Slave IS the Best Film of 2013. I am also very proud of Lupita Nyong'o for winning Best Supporting Actress. I recall late last year that of all three performances, hers, Chiwetel and Michael's, I would sacrifice them winning the Oscar, for her to win hers. Why? She stole the film from Chiwetel's Solomon. We empathized with her, was scared for her, we hoped for her... and to this very moment, we don't know what happened to her in her final days of life over 100 years ago. A win for Lupita was a celebration of the life of the tortured slave girl, Patsey. I don't think she even had a last name, that's how tragic her life was. Also, Hollywood has not embraced actresses like Lupita, and with her win, I hope that changes drastically. She's got it all, beauty, class, talent, and an Oscar, and I hope we see a lot more of Lupita.