Last night was the 88th Annual Academy Awards. While there are always some key moments, to me the red carpet is always the best part (only half joking).
Last night's highlight may have been Leonardo DiCaprio winning his first Oscar after six previous nominations. A crusader for our planet, DiCaprio's heartfelt speech was more than about winning Best Actor. Take a listen.....
Watch DiCpario's entire speech
"Climate change is real, it is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species.......let us not take this planet for granted....." - Leonardo DiCaprio
On a less serious note, I'd like to take a look back at some of the films reviewed on Lavender Inspiration this past year that were nominated for 2016 Oscars.
First up, one of my favorite films of the year and probably of all time: Brooklyn, nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actress in a Leading Role and Best Picture.
Pixar's Inside Out was nominated for Best Original Screenplay and won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film.
Nominated for Best Costume Design, was Disney's Cinderella.
And, finally, nominated for Best Film Editing, Original Score, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Visual Effects was Star Wars: The Force Awakens. (Guest review by +Nicholas Neagle)
No matter what your view is of the Oscars, I am sure all of us can agree on one thing. Movies touch our lives and give us inspiration like few other things can. I am looking forward to catching up on some of the winning films from last night.