March 2nd turned out to be quite the fabulous Hollywood Prom Night. As I felt it would, this month's Oscar® production had a refreshing dose of diversity. Ellen DeGeneres, the breakthrough lesbian performer and lovable daytime TV talk show queen, was the host. Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto won Oscars for performances in a film reminding us of the bigotry and medical confusion in the 1980s that surrounded the AIDS crisis. Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, won several Oscars. Mexico's amazing Alfonso Cuarón took home the Best Director Oscar for his thrilling Gravity.
This was the perfect project for Sandra Bullock because, aside from all that, Gravity is basically Speed in space. She's a smart woman in the driver's seat of an out-of-control vehicle and a handsome guy is giving her directions.
La Lupita was a highlight of Oscar night. Lupita Nyong'o was radiant as she accepted her Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her work in 12 Years a Slave.
12 Years a Slave, directed by Steve McQueen, took the Oscar for Best Picture.
On Screen, with host/film critic Mike Sargent, airs every Saturday with Sunday repeats on Arise TV. The channel has yet to find a TV distributor here in America. So, you can see the weekend film review/interview and entertainment news program online at Arise.TV.
Personally, I think it's good enough to be on TV here in the U.S.A. It's on TV in London.