There are very few of us for whom life is given to us on a silver platter. Most of us have to pull ourselves up by our bootstraps to reach whatever goal we are working toward.
Last weekend, Leonardo DiCaprio won the Oscar for Best Actor for his role in The Revenant. It was his 6th nomination and his first win.
It’s easy to become disappointed when things go wrong or the path we think was the right one turns out to be the wrong one.
But we have to keep going. There is an old saying about when we give up our dream, that is the moment that it becomes reality.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s first Oscar nomination was in 1994 for What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. 22 years later, he finally walked up to the stage to accept the golden statue.
He didn’t give up and neither should we.
You gave the public many movies in 2014. Some we wonderful, some were merely decent and others were downright horrible.
Earlier this week, the 2015 Oscar nominations earlier this week.
Among the nominees, there is not one person of color, nor has a woman been nominated for best director.
While I recognize that there were many nominees to choose from, the list feels like it is 1965 and not 2015.
While the rest of the country reflects the diversity of the United States, Hollywood has not quite caught up with reality.
It’s time to do so.
Sincerely, a member of the movie going audience.