This is a quick recap for all those who haven’t had the chance to watch last night’s 90th Academy awards. We hope you find our wrap up helpful! Alright, so first off, let’s start with Jimmy Kimmel’s opening monologue.
This is not the first time that Kimmel hosts the Oscars, in fact, he hosted them last year as well. And because he did such a good job at it, they decided to bring him back again this year. This year’s opening monologue got so many mixed reactions.
Kimmel chose to address Equal rights, equal pay, sexual harassment and minority treatment in his speech, which wasn’t met with a lot of joyful faces among the spectators.
Not of course, those in the same room, I’m talking about the people who were watching the Oscars around the world. Some described the monologue as bland and boring, some even went so far as to complain about Kimmel’s “ranting” on and on about all those people who aren’t getting their rights. In spite of how fake and plastic Hollywood is, we personally believe that this speech is brave and much needed. Kimmel pulled no punches in his monologue this year, no singing, no dancing, none of all those shenanigans and in our opinion, he did quite a decent job.
But then, after all that talk about “The New Hollywood” and a night that was supposedly dedicated to celebrating women empowerment, the Academy so audaciously chose to give Mr. Gary Oldman the Best Actor in A leading Role award to go home with for his role in “Darkest Hour”.
Why is this problematic, you ask? Oldman was accused of domestic assault back in 2001 by his then-wife Donya Fiorentino, who claimed that the actor beat her with a telephone while her children were present in the same room.
Oldman has denied those allegations. Oldman was also caught defending accused abusers Alec Baldwin and Mel Gibson in a Playboy interview back in 2014. New Hollywood my ass. In our opinion, this award, being so special, should’ve gone to the other front-runner, the enigmatic 22 year old, Timothee Chalamet, who has proved that age has nothing to do with great skill and incredible talent in his performance in Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me By Your Name”.
This was Chalamet’s first nomination and he was in fact; the youngest nominee in that category in 80 years, yesterday. Daniel Day-Lewis was also a front-runner for the award, although it was obvious that the three time Academy award recipient was not going to win yesterday, as everyone was betting on Oldman and Chalamet.
The astounding Francis McDormand took home the award for Best Actress in A Leading Role yesterday for her role in Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbbing, Missouri”.
The actress truly deserved this award, in our opinion, for her incredible performance in the film and the intensity and the ferociousness that she has brought to her character.
McDormand was extremely appreciative of the award when she gave a heartwarming speech, asking her fellow female nominees, while hyperventilating (in all categories) to stand-up as well and asking the audience to salute them for their great efforts. Among the nominees were: Meryl Streep, Soarise Ronan, Greta Gerwig, Sally Hawkins and many more. We love you, Francis.
And now, what would we have done if Sam Rockwell hadn’t won the Best Actor in A Supporting Role? We’re so glad that this is something that we don’t have to think about since that Rockwell won the lottery yesterday after his performance in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbbing, Missouri”.
This is Janney’s first nomination and win and we couldn’t have been happier for her! Her role as LaVona in “I, Tonya” made us all lose hope in humanity, which is a good thing, in Janney’s case.
Guillermo Del Toro’s beautiful film “The Shape of Water” won Best Picture after the film lead with 13 nominations and won 4: original score, production design and director, as well. Del Toro’s speech truly gave us all goosebumps. The director said “I want to dedicate this to every young filmmaker, the youth that is showing us how things are done,” he went on.
“Really, they are. In every country in the world. And I was a kid enamored with movies, growing up in Mexico, I thought this could never happen. It happens. And I want to tell you, everyone that is dreaming of using fantasy to tell the stories about the things that are real in the world today, you can do it. This is the door. Kick it open and come in.”
Yesterday’s show was plated with social and political statements, that being said, there were tons of snubs and undeserved wins. That doesn’t only include Gary Oldman, but Kobe Bryant, as well. The former basketball star won an Oscar yesterday for Best Animated Short. Bryant was arrested and charged with sexual assault in 2003, when a 19-year-old hotel employee in Colorado accused him of rape. But, this is Lala land, and whatever Hollywood claims to stand for isn’t, in most times, necessarily the truth. However, we want to congratulate yesterday’s winners, the ones who truly deserved to take the golden statue home.
But here’s our humble message to Hollywood: If you’re going to claim that you stand for something, at least try to do a better job at supporting your own claims. Talk about double standards. Thank you.
Famous Wordle Game Has and Arabic Version
The popular game, Wordle now is back and better than before, as it has an Arabic Version. The online game, that is played consisting of five letters and a word is now in a Arabic version players and fans are above the moon. The game is made by software engineers Abdellatif Al Sharif and Amr Keleg, who customized the game accordingly to the Arabic language. In recent twitter posts we have seen several users posting about the game stating excitement and content of the game. In addition, the game has more features, like a dark mode, and keeps tracks of wins and losses. This game gives you the benefit of entertainment while learning about the Arabic language.
Kylie Jenner Instagram makes History As She is the First Woman with 300Million Followers
Kylie Jenner our iconic socialite and beloved social figure reaches a whopping 300 million followers on her Instagram. After Ariana Grande, Selena, and football player she is the second most followed person on the app. As she promotes her lifestyle brands, makeup products and announces her news on her platform. In her posts and stories she displays her motherhood journey, her glamorous sisters, and her latest news. Accordingly, to her latest post, she had showed her pregnancy and baby pump, in addition to her love of parenting and spending time with her family and fiancé Travis. Moreover, some fans could be speculating that she had already bared her child. Though the social figure is living a peaceful life that she had highly anticipated for.
Hobbies to enjoy in 2022
Each year, we have different versions of ourselves, as we tame our minds and change our perspectives. Each day, comes with a new beginning, and new habits that we embarked on or tried to change. As a new year and improved self is occurring each year, we don’t hesitate to try something exciting and new in our humdrum everyday lives. Either a beneficial habit, or a new experience, we could have step to create a more healthier life style for ourselves. In reality, the alternated habits could lead to a better lifestyle and achievement of goals to a higher perspective in our life which we had always dreamed of. Take a look on these hobbies you could try out and see if you could embark any of them for a sophisticated lifestyle.
Either for yourself or your family, this skill is an essential. Cooking a healthy 5 course meal is a necessity, rather than ordering food, or eating anything try consuming a healthy meal prepared by yourself. Go through recipes, indulge yourself about the best superfoods, and nutrients good for your gut. All of this is essential for a better lifestyle and a lighter way to live.
The food to the mind. We all need to have a food for thought, reading and embarking on new thoughts, immersing ourselves on novels is an influential need for our mind. Opening new pathways of thoughts, and educating our mind about skills, or self-help will take us on adventures and a new world we could never imagine. Take a step and fill your mind with new things, maybe you could find help. A recommendation for self-help books to read every day is “101 Essays that Will Change the Way You Think”
In a fast-paced world full of nonstop work, we all have to keep up with the flow. Stress and negative energy are surrounding us we need to find a getaway by meditation and relaxation from all the peer pressure surrounding us. Relaxing and zoning out is a necessity for our mind, and well-being to function. In addition, it will also boost our productivity.
Focusing on creating something will also help in relaxing and boosting your inner productivity. This can immerse your self in a different world. Musing colors and sitting back, while painting will help you to relax and have a great time with yourself.
Exercise is essential for the heart, and mind. Breathing in and out and having fresh oxygen circulating your body will refresh your mind and inner wellbeing. Having a fresh morning jog will boost your day up.
Learn a Language
I still can’t emphasize the amount of importance of educating or tackling a new skill as it advances the mind and its productivity. Acquiring skills and knowing new words, will strengthen the brain and its capacity, in addition to cognitive abilities.
Relaxation and cognitive enhancement are a must. Since mind wellness and mental health are two highly combines links that should be together. Relaxing yourself and focusing in a certain puzzle will boost your cognitive abilities and overall health.
In closure, our inner selves and minds are important just as our bodies. We need to take care of our mentality and relax every day. Each day we need to find a way to entertain ourselves, and zone out, from the stress and pressure. So, we can come back again stronger.