By Lea Michelle Cash
Thousands of people from around the globe watched the Academy Awards each year to witness a legendary golden statue with a name titled Oscar to fall into the hands of a fortunate winner. This is the night of all nights when Hollywood brings out all its glory and richness dedicated to making movies.
Hopes were high that the brilliant young actress, Quvenshane Wallis, nominated for her performance in a leading actress role in Beast of the Southern Wild would clinch the golden statue, however fate had a different plan. An up and coming starlet by the name of Jennifer Lawrence won the prize for her leading role in the highly celebrated film Silver Linings Playbook.
Denzel Washington was nominated for his leading role in the movie Flight. The Oscar went to an emotional Daniel Day-Lewis, for his leading role and brilliant performance in the historical account of Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln. He received an immediate standing ovation.
The winners were emotional on stage and backstage in the pressroom. Ang Lee, best director, for Life of Pi; Christoph Waltz for best supporting actor in Django Unchained and Quentin Tarantino for best original screenplay Django Unchained; Ann Hathaway for best supporting actress in Les Miserables. The biggest winner of the evening was Ben Affleck, George Clooney and Grant Heslov, producers of the movie Argo, winning best motion picture of the year.
The Academy’s Hollywood film industry has long dreamed of creating a museum that will serve as a destination for movie lovers. This dream is coming true making this Los Angeles’ most significant new cultural project, a major global tourist attraction, and a home for education and workforce development towards movie making.