That's show business

That's show business

Time again for that annual ritual for movie-goers - complaining about a favourite actor or film that should have won an Academy Award but didn't. Here's what our readers thought of this year's show ...

We asked our readers what they thought of this year's Oscars. Here's what they said ...

1. The Wolf of Wall Street, Django Unchained, Inception, The Departed, The Aviator, Catch Me If You Can, Titanic ... what does Leonardo DiCaprio have to do to get an Oscar?

Ken Li, 18

2. Although American Hustle won absolutely nothing, I thought it deserved to win several awards: Best Costume Design, because the costumes are flamboyant, yet not as exaggerated as those in The Great Gatsby; Best Original Screenplay, because every character has a unique soul, and there is an unpredictable twist in the story; and Best Supporting Actress, because Jennifer Lawrence is really stunning and her acting is, as always, truly memorable.

Linus Chan, 16

3. A trip last year and a fall this year... Will Jennifer Lawrence do a somersault next year?

Apple Chan Wing-lee, 14

4. The Great Gatsby was one of my favourite films of the past year; it definitely deserved awards for its gorgeous costumes, visuals and sets.

However, the film deserves more credit for its music. I'm shocked that Lana Del Rey's melancholic Young and Beautiful wasn't even nominated. Despite its empowering message to girls, Let It Go is, in terms of musical composition, less moving.

Yasmin Subba, 18

5. I'm not very good at English, but at least my pronunciation is better than John Travolta's.

Chan Kar-wing, 17

6. Matthew McConaughey was one of the biggest winners, but also one of the biggest losers. He lost more than 20 kilograms and deserves another award for shedding so much weight.

Wu Hing-leung, 18

7. If acting as a crazy and insecure woman won JLaw an Oscar, why didn't she win again for her crazy and insecure character in American Hustle? She did wear a red dress to the Oscars, though ...

Louis Choi, 17

8. I'm shocked and sad that Leonardo DiCaprio didn't win - again. I guess the only award with his name will be a Best Picture award for a biographical film about his incredible acting career.

Edward Ng, 16

9. I'm so glad Lupita Nyong'o won Best Supporting Actress. It gives hope to everyone that "No matter where you're from, your dreams are valid".

Naomi Elias, 16

10. Though both Frozen and The Wind Rises are great animated films, they are totally different. Frozen is 3D, and is light and happy, while The Wind Rises is 2D and pretty dark. What edged it for me is the fact that The Wind Rises is Hayao Miyazaki's last film. The voters must be fans of Disney, or they forgot to turn on the subtitles when they watched The Wind Rises.

Agnes Kwan, 18


This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
That's show business


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