Thursday, September 5, 2013

And the (honorary) Oscar goes to...

So, the Academy has announced the recipients of this years honorary and humanitarian awards, and the list includes Steve Martin, Angela Lansbury, Piero Tosi and Angelina Jolie.  I can actually get behind all of these choices.  Steve Martin is probably the greatest comedian of modern cinema to NOT have an Oscar nomination, and Angela Lansbury is a fucking legend on cinema and television.  The work that Piero Tosi has done over the years is incredible, and wholly deserving of this prestigious award.  But, to be honest, the award that I am most excited to hear of is the Humanitarian Award going to Angelina Jolie.  Now, I am not the biggest fan of her acting career in general, despite thinking she's been brilliant on a few occasions (I'll never forgive HBO for keeping 'Gia' all to themselves) but it is her heart that shines the brightest of all, and this is an honor that she deserves 100%.  

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, I can't argue with any of these choices. The Board of Governors did a great job.