by Antonio Viva
The Academy Award for Best Loser
The Academy Awards, more commonly known as the Oscars, are the highest accolade for directors, actors and writers to achieve. The outrageously glamorous ceremony is held each year to much fascination, excitement and media clamour. With regular viewing figures of over 30 million people, the Oscars are the most-talked about film event in the world.
Winners are lauded with praise as Earth’s film fans watch the emotional speeches about who helped them along the way. But what about the winners that never were? Those that managed to slip through the net of glory, as a less-deserving winner stole the prestigious statuette.
As the friends and families of losers all over the world have said at one time – ‘somebody has to lose’. To lose is not a pleasant feeling for anybody, but a to have a deserved victory snatched from one’s grasp