Digital and Hollywood’s biggest night has come and gone with a few surprises, some expected outcomes, a few laughs, and quite a few tears of joy. The film 12 Years a Slave made quite an impression and won big as well as Dallas Buyers Club as they both tackled difficult subject matters.
Hollywood’s new darling, Lupita Nyong’o owned awards season racking up several honors, including the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress and she left many people in tears with her humble yet empowering acceptance speech when she ended by saying , “No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.” It is that aforementioned validity many are searching for as they share their gift on the big and small screen.
We understand the years and years of doors being slammed in their faces until one day those important some bodies in Hollywood deem them as worthy to walk the red carpet, fraternize with the elite, and party with the pampered to potentially leave the Dolby Theatre with that highly coveted golden statue. Just as some movies propel to the top some sink at the bottom.
Then there are those films that may not have made it to the Academy nomination committee but they are classics in the hearts of many of us. With that being said, we present to you the ten sort of “Oscar-Worthy” performances that you would probably never see on the Oscars or any other awards show for that matter. Let’s have a little fun with this, shall we?
- 1 10. Arsenio Hall as Reverend Brown
- 2 9. Michael Wright as Eddie King Jr.
- 3 8. Laurence Fishburne as Ike Turner
- 4 7. House Party
- 5 6. Albert Collins as the Blues Singer
- 6 5. Eddie Murphy as Randy Watson
- 7 4. Julius Carry as Sho’nuff
- 8 3. John Witherspoon as Mr. Jackson
- 9 2. RUN DMC as Themselves
- 10 1. Matthew Broderick as Ferris Bueller
10. Arsenio Hall as Reverend Brown
The Oscar for Best Sermon Delivered by a Black Preacher in a film should have gone to Arsenio Hall for his role as Reverend Brown in the classic comedy Coming to America. Where else can you here somebody say, “He helped Joshua fight the battle of Jericho, he helped Daniel get out the lion’s den, he helped Gilligaaaan get of the island…”