The film industry’s big night is just over two weeks ago. The Academy Awards will go live to the world on Sunday, March 2nd and it’s bound to be a goodie. 12 Years A Slave, American Hustle, Blue Jasmine are just some of the films vying for top honours at this year’s Oscars. One film (and it might seem biased) that is missing from this year’s list of nominees is Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. I think the film depicts Madiba’s story brilliantly, the acting is impeccable and it’s an important story to not only South Africans, but also the world over. I thought Idris Elba was fantastic in the role as Mandela, but Naomi Harris as Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was world-class and I believe she was overlooked unfortunately.
Alas, this is showbiz and that’s just the way the cookie crumbles. One highlight is that rock band and activists, U2 was nominated for their song Ordinary Love, which is taken off the soundtrack to the film and it was announced yesterday that they would be performing the track on Oscar night.
The song is up against “Happy” from “Despicable Me 2,” “Let It Go” from “Frozen” and “The Moon Song” from “Her.”
I wont be on that time zone this year, but I will be up in the week hours of the 3rd of March, blogging and tweeting, so stay tuned for more from this year’s Academy Awards.