DAWN OF THE GODS: THE 95TH OSCAR GALA
A gala charged with emotion, this latest edition of the Academy Awards marked a return for some of the great forgotten cinema. Although multiple stories were awarded throughout the night, the true stars of the event were the self-improvement stories of Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan and Brendan Fraser.
Last morning of March 13, the Oscar gala took place, as every year. The event that many consider perhaps the most important night in Hollywood, rose as one of the most emotional editions of the Academy Awards in recent years, as well as one of the most different. Under the spotlights of the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, stars that many had thought faded shone again and the iconic red carpet turned into champagne. For this reason, in this blog we want to talk to you, not so much about the winners, but about the most relevant and historic moments of the gala, which not only differentiate it from the previous ones, but also, I believe, can serve as inspiration for you.
With more than eleven nominations, Everywhere, Everything, All at Once was undoubtedly the favorite of the night and the big winner, winning more than seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and three of the four acting awards at the gala. All this despite the great competition, with films like Ishnerinn's The Banshees and Steven Spielberg's The Fabelmans.
All Quiet in the Western Front was another of the big winners, positioning itself not only with the award for best foreign film, but the vast majority of technical awards, including the award for best photography. Something unexpected for a large part of the public, although not as much as the return and rise of the stars Brendan Fraser and Ke Huy Quan, who won the statuettes for best actor and best supporting actor respectively.
Perhaps two of the most emotional moments of the gala, where two people forgotten by the industry, one of them severely abused by it, managed to leave all this behind and gain the greatest recognition that an actor can receive in his entire career. Both Brendan Fraser's and Ke Huy Quan's speeches talked about the importance of teamwork, but above all, never giving up on your dreams.
Do not put aside what you aspire to, no matter how complicated the path to achieve it may be.
This is a message that resonates deeply with the values of Infinite Spur, where we have always championed qualities like resilience and perseverance. After all, it's no coincidence that our company name derives from one of the greatest alpine challenges out there. No matter how challenging the peak, any peak is achievable with the right training, equipment, and fitness.
The triumph of Michelle Yeoh, who won the statuette for best actress, also came as a shock to many of the audience, who had their hopes pinned on Cate Blanchett for her role in Tar. However, this achievement was not only a great personal success for the actress, but also a historic moment for the Academy, as she was the first Asian woman to win an Oscar in its almost 100-year history.
The win of Women Talking in the Best Adapted Screenplay category was another of the hihglights of the event. In particular, the speech of its director and screenwriter Sarah Polley, who did not hesitate to thank the academy "for its courage" in giving an award to a film with the words "woman" and "they speak" in its title. Undoubtedly, one of the most feminist moments of the gala this year, but also of previous years.
Another of the most outstanding claims was the one made by Guillermo del Toro, director of Pinocchio, the film that won the academy award for best animated film, after winning, in which he highlighted the importance and necessity of the animation genre in today's fiction. Especially now, when so many animated shows, series or movies were being unfairly canceled or removed from the platforms.
In short, the 95th Oscar gala was undoubtedly characterized by the spirit of return, of triumph over adversity, which was lacking in previous editions. Under the direction of its host Jimmy Kimmel it managed to end on a much more positive note, without disputes or bad taste jokes, where the most talked about moment was probably the hug between Ke Huy Quan and his mentor Harrison Ford, with whom he worked in Indiana Jones and the Cursed Temple, instead of a slap between two actors. A symbol of unity instead of confrontation, which hopefully, is a sign of the future path of the industry.
From Infinite Spur we encourage you to follow this path of empathy and sorority and to never give up your dreams, no matter how distant they may seem.
We leave here a video of the gala: