It’s funny the amount of people on here who seem to think 14 oscar nominations (tying a record for the most ever for a single movie), and 6 wins, including two wins in the “Big Five” categories, one of which broke a record of it’s own (youngest person to win best director) is some kind of failure.
Obviously I’m upset about Moana loosing to both Zootopia and La La Land at the Oscars last night, but I can actually understand why Zootopia would be win; but La La Land?
I’m sorry; I’ve heard the music and in my opinion it doesn’t even come close to the craftsmanship that Lin Manuel demonstrated in Moana. How Far I’ll Go was so uplifting and inspiring, it melded the idea of the modern musical with tradition South Pacific rhythms and instrumentation, and the lyrics that Lin Manuel wrote have such an authenticity and rhythm. The music in La La Land is very slow, and in my opinion it doesn’t even come close to the craftsman ship of How Far I’ll Go.
I get chills from Moana’s music, and the song resonates with so many people; City of Stars won because it’s a song about Hollywood.
Imagine how big of a deal it would’ve been if Moana won. Moana would’ve gained so much more than La La Land. If the academy actually took animation seriously we would’ve had ourselves a winner in Moana.
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