And “The Oscar” goes to… YOU! for the most authentic performance in the movie of your life
Last evening was the 84th Annual Academy Awards, the most prominent award ceremony in the world. A formal celebration by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizing excellence of professionals in the film industry, it’s an evening that usually holds few surprises, as movie critics, bloggers and moviegoers alike have been speculating for months as to would walk away with the coveted gold statuettes.
Last night’s show was filled with interesting twists and turns. 2012’s Academy Awards held some amazing surprises, and to my way of perceiving reality, a refreshing insight into who we are here to be.
At a time when special effects and 3D movies rule the box office, who would have believed that a silent, black & white, French romantic comedy, The Artist, would have swept the Oscars with 5 of the biggest wins – Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, Musical Score and Art Direction.
Best Screen Play was presented to Woody Allen for one of Jan’s favorite movies of year, Midnight in Paris. A long-shot indeed, Woody wasn’t even in attendance. The last Oscar he took home was 25 years ago for Best Screen Play for Hannah and Her Sisters.
The shoe-in for Best Actress was Viola Davis for her role as Aibilieen Clark in The Help (my favorite movie of the year). She had taken home the award in this category at every other award’s presentation this year. Unexpectedly, The Oscar went to Meryl Streep for her role in The Iron Lady. Her performance was amazing yet there is preponderance of opinion that because she hasn’t won an Oscar for more than 30 years, her win was well deserved. Meryl is a chameleon and we love every project she takes on. After year, after year of nominations for amazing performances it was a joy to watch her accept the award.
At 82 years-young, a man who is only two years younger than The Oscars himself, Christopher Plummer, took home his first Oscar for Supporting Actor in Beginners. He also received a Golden Globe for his performance and with each acceptance speech he always concluded with a heart-felt, loving acknowledgement of the role his wife of 42-years has played in supporting his long-standing career.
If you were a betting man, how would you have fared last night?
How often do you navigate life under a strong assumption of how your next scene should play out? How strong is your opinion on who the leading actor or actress is who should play opposite you? Do you feel disappointed or angry because you always expected your life to look more like the Titanic and it keeps showing up as Lady and the Tramp?
As Shakespeare said, “All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players.”
Great acting is celebrated for its ability to AUTHENTICALLY portray a character. How real are you? Are you living the most authentic life possible? And are you open to giving the most authentic performance possible?
Authenticity is not who you are. It’s not what you do or your social station in life. It’s not your accomplishments, and it’s not what’s waiting to show up one you attain a certain level of awareness either. There is no hierarchy when it comes to authenticity – and no job carries with it a greater degree of weight or gravitas.
Authenticity is the degree to which you allow the greater light of your soul to emanate through you. That is the true measure and you were born to be your own “star.”
The stage has been set and the players are assembled. Every aspect of your life was written by the greatest screenwriter of all. Every scene captured by the greatest director, and the entire project of your life has been orchestrated at the highest level with no expense spared.
How authentic and true a performance of yourself do you have the courage to deliver? And will you, through your performance, set others free to play their roles full out as well?
No matter how great the performances were on the big screen this year, the greatest performance given – in the greatest movie of all – goes to you.
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