Things That Make My Heart Smile….Leonardo DiCaprio and Abraham Attah

No, I’m not going to pretend like I watched the Oscars this year, because I didn’t. However, something incredible happened and I most certainly watched the recap on YouTube the morning after the show. After 25 years of incredible performances and roughly one million nominations, Leonardo DiCaprio has finally won an Oscar. That’s right. We all knew it was coming…but then again, we thought that for years and he didn’t win. Until now! So say goodbye to your favorite sad Leo meme because he will no longer be the pink elephant in the Academy Awards auditorium. What is even better than him finally getting the recognition he deserves is that he used his time to deliver an important message about climate change. As with anything well-intentioned…climate change advocates have begun to pick apart the inaccuracies of the example he gave. Here’s a thought…how about we leave the science to the scientists and appreciate the fact that he used his platform to shed light on a global matter that affects us all? So bravo and bravo. Also…I will never get over Jack and Rose. Seeing Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet together is something Julie Andrews should add to the Sound of Music’s ‘Favorite Things.’ Here’s hoping now that he is post-Oscar he might consider finding a project for the two of them to work on. (Titanic 2: Zombie Apocalypse anyone?)

If you haven’t seen the film Room yet, please stop what you’re doing and watch it. Brie Larson took home the Best Actress award for her performance in that film and I couldn’t be happier for her. Now what I was doing Sunday evening was watching Beasts of No Nation for the second time which is an amazing film. Ghanaian actor Abraham Attah added an Independent Spirit Award (Best Actor) to his collection for his incredible debut performance in the film. 9-year-old Jacob Tremblay (Brie Larson’s co-star in Room) and 15-year-old Abraham Attah took the Oscars stage on Sunday night to present an award and it was the cutest.