The day after the Oscars often feels like January 1st to me. (Only I'm less hungover.)
I feel excited and motivated after watching a room full of dreamers doing exactly what I'd love to do. The writers, the actors, the musicians, all people creating and doing great work. Work that they love. It's what they were put on this earth to do. I just find it all really inspiring. Like how I was put on this earth to make sure t-shirts about dogs and day drinking!
Jk. But? ....
After my work is done today I'm giving myself a solid 4 hours to be creative. No restrictions. I'm taking my computer and daydream notebook (that's totally normal to have, right?) and going somewhere to write. I don't know what it's going to be, but I have a sudden burst of creativity energy I haven't had in awhile that I have to let out. Thank you for that, Oscars.
Speaking of, how about that ending? At first I thought it was something scary happening, because that's what I often think these days unfortunately when I see something out of the norm in a busy situation. But after I realized it wasn't anything bad I just assumed it was a bit. A shitty bit, at that. My thought was, Kimmel, are you kidding me? This is in such poor taste...
And then after I understood what was really happening I was pretty excited. I wanted Moonlight to win. To be fair, I haven't seen La La Land, but I just really liked Moonlight. It's a beautifully written sad story that's quite different from any other films I've seen lately. And the acting was phenomenal. If you haven't seen it, rent it on Amazon like today.
Overall, I thought last night's show was pretty good.
Highlights for me were:
*Viola Davis's speech. SO GOOD. She can do no wrong.
*All of the old Hollywood glam style going on.
*Justin Timberlake. Obvi.
*Candy and donuts falling from the ceiling = my dream.
*All the short pixie cuts women are rocking.
*The commercials. I think I was just overly emotional? They all hit home for me last night.
*The tourists coming through felt very uncomfortable. Like, hey look it's "not-famous people" how hilarious! I don't know, that bit just didn't hit for me.
*Casey Affleck winning. Not a fan.
*People on my Facebook "boycotting" the Oscars and Hollywood by watching other shows... made by Hollywood.
I got quite the chuckle out of some people on my newsfeed being very vocal about hating Hollywood and noting what shows they were watching instead of the Oscars. Curious as to where they think those "other" shows were pitched, shot, and produced? Hollywood.... Oh Facebook, always entertaining me.
Overall, it was a good night to remind me that there's dreamers out there doing what they love. You just have to work your ass off and never quit pushing. (And stop wasting time on Instagram.)
What did you think of the Oscars? Did you watch? Which film did you like the best?