Awards Season is a complicated time of the year, and as much as we love it, we couldn’t do it all year round. And as a matter of fact, we all have mixed feelings about it, as it is impossible to come to an agreement on whether nominations and awards are fair, especially in an industry where publicity and studio power seem to have more weight than actual talent. With Oscar nominations just a few days away, it is a good time to remember one of this year’s biggest snubs: The Big Sick.
The BAFTA Awards are one of the most stylish and fun awards shows you there is. Full of our favorite British stars and hosted by the brilliant Stephen Fry, it is also an incredible opportunity to discover lesser known British films and talent (you never know who the next big thing will be). My only problem, the two-hour delay between the actual ceremony and the TV broadcast, which forces anyone interested with the thrill and suspense of awards season to avoid stumbling upon the list of winners on the Internet. But now, let’s focus on this year’s show.
Dear Internet (I was going to write readers but I don’t know if there’s any of you left out there), I’ve decided to come back to my blog, after an extremely long and painful absence of several months (more than half a year). The reason I’m writing again is very simple: for those of you who do not know me personally, I moved to Los Angeles last January to study film and television at UCLA and this new environment is allowing me to attend many screenings of independent or foreign films, which would not be possible if I were anywhere else. So from now on I’m going to (try) to blog about these screenings, and perhaps some other films or celebrities that I like.
Today’s article focuses on the French film Lolo, directed, co-written and starring Julie Delpy (best known for starring in Richard Linklater’s trilogy Before Sunrise/Sunset/Midnight). This entry is (as usual) arriving perhaps too late, since I attended the screening a month ago (on March 3), and the movie was released and talked about the following week, but because of final exams and spring break it is the latest screening I’ve been able to attend.