Another year has passed, and the Academy Awards are once again knocking on our doors. The annual awards ceremony is celebrating this year the 88th generation of its little golden statues. Winning an Oscar means entering an elite rank of first-rate actors. Being recognized and honored with that acknowledgement is everything any actor or actress aspires to in their career. It means that they’ve made it, and that their name will be standing in history next to all the amazing entertainers such as Katharine Hepburn, Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Ingrid Bergman, Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks, Cate Blanchett, Denzel Washington, Kevin Spacey, Hilary Swank, Sean Penn and many others.
Although this recognition is always rightfully earned, and every artist that has one sitting on the fireplace won it fair and square, we sometimes wonder should the list of Oscar winners be slightly longer. There are many successful actors who have been on the scene for a while, made lots of lucrative motion pictures, created and enacted different movie characters, been praised over and over again, but they still haven’t got that final affirmation. Actors like Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Glenn Close, Amy Adams, Ed Harris, Harrison Ford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Liam Neeson, and Mark Wahlberg are only some of the names that are mentioned every time the subject of quality actors without Oscars emerges. Many of them have been nominated a few times, but at the end lost to better actors with more interesting roles.
That is the tricky thing about this award, you may have done an outstanding job, and you probably deserve the statue as well, but you’re unlucky enough to land a nomination at the same time as another great actor who also deserves that same award. Basically it all comes down to who is better, even if the difference is utterly minimal. This is something that Leonardo DiCaprio knows all too well. He has been nominated four times already, and each of those times the award was at the reach of his fingertips, but it just slipped through. This year he is once more nominated for the leading actor role, and as much as we honestly want him to win, because it should definitely be his turn, we fear that he’s in for a big disappointment again. The run is always between worthy opponents, but sometimes the story and the movie itself is the one that forms the last opinion which decides who the winner is going to be. Leo and the movie The Revenant are looking at a tight fight between themselves and Eddie Redmayne with the amazing story of The Danish Girl. It’s not that we’re forgetting Matt Damon, Bryan Cranston, or Michael Fassbender, but this year’s favorite is turning out to be The Danish Girl.
February 28th is going to be marked in many calendars all around the world, if not because of this exciting race for DiCaprio’s fans, then at least for the delightful surprise of always amusing fashion do’s and don’ts.