Another thing I found troubling was that Blue Is The Warmest Color was not nominated in the foreign film category. Only to discover with a quick google search that it was released 9 days too late. Blue Is The Warmest Color was the best foreign film of the year. Great Beauty was good but I found the ending to lack something.
Finally, the final thing I want to mention is the documentary short category. This category is fantastic and I hope they never get rid of it. Given the current state of how we as a population consume media, this has to be the most relevant and relatable category. The Woman in Number 6: Music Saved My Life was a beautiful and moving tale of the oldest living holocaust survivor. She was 109 nine years old when they made the film and STILL rocking out on the piano. Completely amazing woman who has compassion and love for everything, to a point that I can barley understand how she wielded such joy after going through so many impossible challenges. The Cave Digger was another short doc that I suggest all my fellow artists take 40min and watch. The story of this mans work from his own words, I was truly moved by his heart and passion for what he was doing. Got me thinking that part of being an artist is struggling, just for the sake of the struggle. Might take me some time to come to terms with that.
Overall I feel as though I'm responding and thinking similar things to what I always feel and say after every show. Some great films got overlooked like they always do. There were a few surprises that I was both happy and unhappy with. Some of the speeches made me cringe at how self indulgent they were (Matthew Mcconaughey) and some people made me so happy; BILL FUCKING MURRAY.