It’s about time Water won an Academy Award. I thought she should have at least been nominated for Best Supporting Actress for those stellar performances in The Shape of Water, Dunkirk and Call Me By Your Name.
“That right there? You’re in the middle of the world, man."
Then there were those film-carrying performances in The Great Gatsbyand Titanic. Shemade Leo look good, gave him awe, fame, and romance, then killed him (twice).
What would The Sea Inside, Finding Nemo, and Rain Manbe without Water. Dry, strange, and even sadder.
Remember the closing scene of Shawshank Redemption.
“I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope.”?
Who can forget that pool scene in Cocoon?
“I feel tremendous, ready to take on the world! Aaoooooo!"
Pure #bluemind all.
This list goes on and on and on, don't even get me started on the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise…none of these films would have ever have been madewithout Water. One thing is certain, she has been unfairly overlooked for decades.
Really, this injustice has plagued the Academy since the very beginning. That beach scene in From Here To Eternity. Imagine that scene without water. Or The Bridge On The River Kwai, without a river.
You may not know this, but Water has never won an Academy Award. Not once. Not a single nomination. In fact, none of the elements have ever been nominated. Let that sink in.
When we undervalue anyone or anything, bad things happen. A category for Best Water makes sense. But I think for now an Honorary Award is due. And the time is right to give it to her in 2019.
After all, Music gets her award every year.
Let’s #WaterTheOscars in 2019!
[By the way, “Sea" appears in the titles of eight Academy Award winning films, “River” appears five times, “Water” four times, “Rain” four times, “Creek” twice, “Pond”, “Fog”, “Ice” and “Snow” once each. “Lake” and “Ocean” never appear. For a total of 27 mentions of Water in the titles of honored films.]
I rest my case.
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