First it’s a comedy. When the Oscar nominations were announced it ignited a ton of controversy. One was about the lack of diversity among the nominees which started #OscarSoWhite trending. Then the weekend after the nominations American Sniper came out and caused a whole new wave of controversies. For me both things kind of took away some of the fun of the Oscars. That’s why I think we need a movie that is a whole lot of fun to win it. The Grand Budapest Hotel is lighthearted and a good time. There aren’t really serious undertones to it and was controversy free. I think it’s time the Oscars look at the brighter side of things again.
Another reason a The Grand Budapest Hotel win would be good is it would be a change of pace. We get it movie people love movies about movie people. We had The Artist and Argo both movies about movies win Best Picture and it’s a trend I think should stop. It feels like the Oscars are stuck in a rut and keep awarding similar themed movies. So awarding a truly original funny movie about the happenings at a hotel would be a nice change.
I guess after a dark and contentious winter so far I am just looking for something to brighten the day and I think a win for The Grand Budapest Hotel would give us something fun to talk about.