MY “Twelve Years of Slavery” Observation Made in Less Than Twelve Days!!
BRAVO, BRAVO AND CONGRATS TO FUNNY LADY/TALK SHOW Host Ellen DeGeneres for making the 86th Annual Oscar awards the best and most entertaining and engaging show that I can remember, ever. The Egotistical OSCARS is known as a long a** show, which is full of boring banter by the presenters and guaranteed to bring you to tears with its multitude of awards accompanied by long -winded acceptance speeches coupled with musical performances that usually leave you asking why did they bother?
BUT THIS YEAR, I MUST SAY, ELLEN ROCKED THE HOUSE FOR SURE AND made those uptight rich folks come down off their Ivory towers and let loose. And this year, for a change, Black folks were in the house just dippin’ it and doin’ it! (whatever that means)!
HEY, I TOLD YOU FACEBOOK BABIES IN A POSTING A FEW WEEKS AGO, that black people are very visible now in TV and in some movies. With that said, congrats to newcomer and rising star , actress LuPita Nyong O, a Kenyan who won best supporting actress for the movie “Twelve Years of Slavery,” which garnered nine nominations. LuPita is the current Hollywood Golden black fashionista, who even with her short Afro and not rocking the customary weave down the back that white and black women embrace, is being shown much deserved respect and admiration for her brilliant acting. The Yale graduate also plays a flight attendant in the new box office hit, “Non Stop,” starring Liam Neeson. Her acceptance speech was one of the best of the evening!
ALSO BRAVO AND KUDOS TO “TWELVE YEARS OF SLAVERY” MOVIE FOR WINNING the Oscar for the best movie, which is the last award presented on Oscar night. When that movie was announced , the cast members and executives on the project, hopped on stage, including the always fine, Brad Pitt, who was one of the producers.
AND I JUST KNOW STEVE MCQUEEN, DIRECTOR.PRODUCER, John Ridley, screenwriter/executive producer and the main star, Chiwetel Ejiofor, were even more ecstatic that this movie was so recognized for its historical value because the women they are married to or hooked up with, ancestors could or would never have been slaves, which, I am sure, makes them even happier to be with those special ladies….and the same for co-star Alfre Woodard!
I STAYED UP WATCHING THE WHOLE THREE-HOUR PLUS SHOW because seeing black folks on TV and on the big screen just makes this sista’ so happy! And speaking of happy, my biggest disappointment of the evening was hip hop artist Pharrell Williams’ awesome hit song, “Happy” from the movie “Despicable Me, 2”, lost out in the best song category. Pharrell’s performance, however, was off the chain! best The song, “Let Go” from the movie “Frozen,” walked off with that Golden nudie!
TOO BAD THAT THIS MOVIE WILL NOT MAKE OUR MURDER RATE GO DOWN…BUT I CAN ALWAYS WISH…RIGHT? YEAH, I SAID IT…STELLA IN THE CITY!