"This that will forever bother me (apparently people don’t have eyes):
1) That Leonardo DiCaprio didn’t win an Academy Award in 1994 for his role as Arnie in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.
2) That Harry Potter didn’t win for any visual effects. Come on!”
I couldn’t agree more with flowersatmidnight's final comments on the Oscars. I'm not a huge Harry Potter fan. In fact, I haven't seen all of the movies, nor read all of the books. Don't get me wrong, I have a major respect for the films and the books. They were all done very well, just not my taste. The visual effects especially were outstanding! Every time I do watch a Harry Potter movie, I think about how well done they are. J.K. Rowling captured the magic of Hogwarts in her writing, and the filmmakers, makeup artist, and visual effects artist captured the magic in their work. I sincerely believe Harry Potter should have won something for visual effects. And it was their last movie!
Also, I plan on writing a full review on What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. I saw it when I was in middle school, and it became an instant favorite. I love it so much and I think Leonardo DiCaprio definitely deserved an award for his beautiful portrayal of Arnie.
Hopefully there will be full reviews on these films later on, but for now I thought I would post this because I couldn’t agree more with flowersatmidnight/