Some of my favorite highlights were Mathew McConaughey’s speech ~ Who do you look up to, what do you look forward to, and who is your hero? I loved, loved, loved Pink’s rendition of Somewhere over the Rainbow. Bette Midler looked stunning! Sidney Poitier is truly an icon – it was wonderful seeing him on stage.I love the theme of heroes (in movies) that was highlighted throughout the night. My overarching teaching theme this year is the Hero’s Journey; it is tied to Joseph Campbell’s monomyth. I loved the visual montage they put together about the many heroes and the heroes’ journeys. I wonder how many of my students noticed the connection?
Surprise for the night: I was really surprised that Gravity received so many awards! I know it was all the talk in Hollywood, and I really enjoyed the movie. It was a great film. I just thought the wealth might have been spread around a bit. There were many great films this year! Another surprise? How many women in beautiful gowns ate a piece of pizza! I loved that Meryl Streep took a piece of pizza!It was fun watching Lupita Nyong’o, Meryl Streep, and Amy Adams stand up and dance with Pharrell to his performance of Happy – the whole night was a whole lotta fun! And the hat? Looking like the Arby’s logo? Arby bought the hat last Sunday for $44,100 and is giving the money to Pharrell’s charity, From One Hand to Another. They were tweeting last night that they want “their” hat back. Fun!
may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you’re from,
your dreams are valid. Thank you.