A goddess is a woman who emerges from deep within herself. She is a woman who has honestly explored her darkness and learned to celebrate her light. She is a woman who is able to fall in love with the magnificent possibilities within her. She is a woman who knows of the magic and mysterious places inside her, the sacred places that can nurture her soul and make her whole. She is a woman who radiates light. She is magnetic. She walks into a room and male and female alike feel her presence. She has power and softness at the same time. She has powerful sexual energy that’s not dependent on physical looks. She has a body that she adores and it shows by the way she comfortably lives and moves in it. She cherishes beauty, light and love. She is a woman who can ask for help when she needs it or give help when asked. She respects boundaries, hers and another’s. She can see God in another’s eyes. She can see God in her own. She can see God in every life situation. She is woman who takes responsibility for everything she creates in her life. She is a woman who is totally supportive and giving. She is a Goddess…
I’m working on it.
Film Talk- Oscar Predictions 2014
Everyone knows the Oscars are tomorrow and so I decided to do a little predictions list. I’ll go over the major categories only because…ain’t nobody got time for that.
Who should win: Her or 12 Years A Slave
Her was a visual masterpiece with a storyline that deeply resonated with me. It was late to the party and I’m not sure how older moviegoers connected with the story itself but it was a damn good film.
12 Years A Slave was heartbreaking and soul-stirring with three of the greatest performances in film history (also can we just talk about Sarah Paulson and how her performance was all but ignored all season? She was brilliant as Mistress Epps)
Who Will Win: 12 Years A Slave: It’s pretty much won all of the Best Picture awards this season. Let’s just hope that we don’t have to wait all night to see a win for this film.
Honorable Mention: Nebraska. Nebraska could sneak in with a win here…my gut tells me so.
Who Should Win: Steve McQueen
Who Will Win: Alfonso Cuaron
Alfonso seems to be a favorite of many because of Gravity. I thought the special effects were definitely good in Gravity but it’s 2014…of course they are.
Honorable Mention: Martin Scorsese. Marty could pull of a win here. Wolf of Wall Street was a few scenes too long but good ol’ Scorsese is beloved and Leo’s performance gave the film a much needed element of relevancy.
Who Should Win: Chiwetel Ejiofor
Listen, Chiwetel have the most spell bounding, gut wrenching performance of the year. He transformed. He was. The final scene of 12 Years deserves the Oscar alone not to mention the 2 hours before. He was GENIUS and is one of the most talented actors of this generation. He’s shown his range and depth time after time.
Who Will Win: Matthew McConaughey
Good ol’ Texas strong seems to have the golden ticket this year. He was good. Very good. But I don’t think he had the best performance in this category. I think this is an example of when an actor has found a niche that resonates and is so different from what they were doing at the early stages of their career that people get wrapped up in that and don’t truly look at the work. I’ll leave it at that.
Honorable Mention: Leonardo DiCaprio
Leo gave a great performance in Wolf of Wall Street and the long running Leo shut out at the Oscars has to end someday…Sunday could be the day. In this case, he’d be winning for all the times he deserved to not necessarily for this performance.
Who Should Win: Cate Blanchett
Her performance in Blue Jasmine was life changing. Cate is one of the actresses who literally gives a role her everything and this is no different. She was marvelous.
Who Will Win: Cate Blanchett
I think everyone agrees that she is the best this year.
Honorable Mention: Meryl Streep. Well, duh! Whenever she’s nominated, there’s a chance that she’ll win. And her performance was great…no surprise there.
Best Supporting Actor
Who Should Win: Jared Leto or Michael Fassbender
They both gave great performances on opposite ends of the darkness spectrum. Fassbender literally gave me chills in 12 Years and Leto was heartbreaking in Dallas Buyer’s Club. It’s a toss up here for me but…
Who Will Win: Jared Leto
He’s swept all season and tomorrow will be no different.
No one else stands a chance in this category against those two guys.
Best Supporting Actress
Who Should Win: Lupita Nyong’O
Patsey stuck to my bones, crawled up under my skin and lives in my heart. Lupita tore the bandaid off of my soul. I can’t even…she was remarkable. There was no performance better than hers in this category…period.
Who Will Win: Lupita Nyong’O
Even though Jennifer Lawrence has been close on her heels (for a performance that is not even half as deserving…yep, I said it.), Lupita has started to rack up the awards in her favor. Something tells me that the Academy knows that a win for her could be even bigger than a win for their Golden Girl.
Honorable Mention: June Squibb or Julia Roberts
The Academy likes to fake us all out sometimes…the best way to quiet the Lupita and Jen Law competition is to make sure they both go home empty handed and you’ve got two solid performances from Julia in August Osage and from June in Nebraska.
These are my predictions for tomorrow. Do you agree?
“Before I am your daughter,
your aunt, niece, or cousin,
I am my own person,
and I will not set fire to myself
to keep you warm.”