This year for the Oscars we are going to take a look at the nominations for best lead actor and actress. There is always a wealth of talent in each of those categories, and we are going to pick our favorites of each. Next week we will look at the actresses, so up this week are the nominations for best lead actor. Here are our personal favorites along with the roles that made them stand out in our minds.
I simply HAVE to share Michael Keaton’s speech at the Golden Globe Awards upon winning Best Actor in a motion picture, comedy or musical for his role in Birdman. You don’t have to have seen the film to love this speech. Very moving speech, and in particular a very touching mention of his best friend, his son, Sean.
The bond between father and son can be one of the strongest imaginable. Please, if you watch anything today, watch this! Particularly starting around the 2:13 mark.
Review by Logan
It’s kind of funny how we think Batman is so well defined. We always have this idea of Batman being this dark, tortured, lonely soul with a strict code of ethics, but he hasn’t always been like that. In 1940 he was happy and colorful. By the ‘60s he was far from lonely, with Batgirl as well as Robin at his side, and in the ‘80s he was very nearly murderous, almost driven mad by the death of the second Robin, Jason Todd. It has been in recent history that we’ve known him as being this dark character.