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And the Winner is???

And the Winner is … ???

Hollywood: the glitz – the glamour – the stars. Yes, that’s what the Oscars is.

I’m not a big fan of award shows. In fact, I’m not a fan of award of any kind.

When I was doing art shows, there was always a frenzy on Sunday morning

about who was awarded ribbons the night before at the artist dinner.

Invariably, no one was ever 100% happy about who received them.

Sour grapes? Maybe.

I just think it all came down to perspective and personal perception.

Boy … that’s a lot of P’s. Yes, the judges P’s.

Is there anyone out there that doesn’t want to get a pat on the back

for good work? Artists are highly sensitive as to how their work

is perceived and accepted. Usually, an award gives them validation.

I’ve been on the receiving end of a great many awards

when I was exhibiting my artful jewelry.

The cash attached to the ribbon made it all the sweeter.

If you were having a bad show with minimal sales,

it helped to cover your expenses and then some.

But, there were the glares from those stuffed with sour grapes

wandering on Sunday morning wearing the judgmental hats

of – I know art and that isn’t art. Oh, the pain of it all.

Sometimes, it wasn’t worth the begrudging envy.

I would imagine it isn’t any different at the Oscars.

I’m sure these poor souls are fearing the repercussion of their impending win.

I feel their pain.

However, they get to dress-up in fancy gowns from designers

and flaunt luscious jewels and diamonds. I think it helps ease the discomfort.

And, I think, the cash to come from a win can soothe those dagger wounds.

I like to watch the Oscars for the movie reviews and the music.

I look forward to seeing if the movies I’ve seen are thought to be good wins.

I think the performances showcased during the show are worthy of an evening

out on the town. I crank up the surround sound and dance a tune or two

while I get to enjoy what my hubby and I like to know – what movies will be our next selection.

After all, we watch a lot of movies in a huge variety of genres. 


So, start popping the pop corn and turn up the sound.

Here are the movies and the songs nominated for tonights Oscars.

I hope your favorite is selected.

2015©isadora delavega

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BEST PICTURE


American Sniper


Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)


Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole

 Boyhood
Richard Linklater and Cathleen Sutherland

The Grand Budapest Hotel


Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson

The Imitation Game


Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky and Teddy Schwarzman

Selma


Christian Colson, Oprah Winfrey, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner

The Theory of Everything


Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce and Anthony McCarten

Whiplash


Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook and David Lancaster

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MUSIC

“Glory”

from SELMA


Music and Lyric by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn

“Grateful”

from BEYOND THE LIGHTS
Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

“I’m Not Gonna Miss You”

from GLEN CAMPBELL…I’LL BE ME

Music and Lyric by Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond

“Lost Stars”

from BEGIN AGAIN

Music and Lyric by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois

“Everything Is Awesome”

from THE LEGO MOVIE
Music and Lyric by Shawn Patterson

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The Grand Budapest Hotel

Alexandre Desplat

The Imitation Game


Alexandre Desplat


 Interstellar


Hans Zimmer
 Mr. Turner
Gary Yershon

The Theory of Everything


Jóhann Jóhannsson


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2014 BlogHer – Need Your Votes

2014 BlogHer Voices of the Year

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To my surprise one of my photos has been nominated by a fellow blogger/friend Lorna from http://lornasvoice.com/

I need all my blog followers to go to this web-site sign-in and vote for me. Tell your Facebook friends/ Twitter followers and anyone you think would be interested in seeing my photo or story rise to the top. Lorna’s confidence in me is far greater than I have for myself. She was a sweetheart to have thought of me. I hope you’ll prove her right.

Voting for the Photo
http://www.blogher.com/broken-13

Voting for the Story
http://www.blogher.com/broken-12

Here is what Lorna has written about me on her blog –
You may or may not know (that covers all bases, right?) Izzy from Isadora’s Art and Photography. Well, she took a picture that is worth at least 2,000 words and I just nominated for The photography genre “Street Life/ Slice of Life” with her photograph entitled Broken. Click here to see her photo and her description of the circumstances surrounding how she cam e to capture the picture. Then hop on over to Blogher to vote. It’s easy. Sign up for an account, go to this page, click Izzy’s entry, then click on the word “Vote.”

This is all part of a huge celebration going on at BlogHer called VOICES OF THE YEAR’14.
IT’S THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY AND WILL BE HELD IN JULY. THERE’S STILL TIME TO SUBMIT YOUR POETRY AND WRITING.

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This year they’ll be including – Photo of the Year -in addition to poetry and writing in their schedule of events.

If you’d like to view both posts before you go to vote – these are the url’s –
http://isadoraartandphotography.com/2014/02/12/broken/
https://insidethemindofisadora.com/2014/02/12/broken/

Search through your special stories, poems or photographs and submit your entries now.
Thanking you in advance for voting for my entries.
Feel the Love,
Isadora