This is part three of a three-part series exploring the impact of the awards ceremony and what you can expect from the Academy Awards in the coming weeks.
Continue reading the main story “We learned from our first two episodes that we are not alone,” the cast said of the first season of “The Big Sick,” the Emmy-winning comedy about an actor who is sent to a nursing home after losing his job in the industry.
The cast was given the choice to work on “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” a film directed by “Fargo” co-creator Noah Hawley that the studio was developing at the time of the ceremony.
They agreed to the project, and the production was directed by Matthew Vaughn, who has worked on such movies as “The Fighter” and “Inception.”
“The Big Sick” follows a man (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) who suffers a devastating stroke that makes him unable to speak, and is left with his mind in a coma.
After his daughter (Gina Rodriguez) asks him to stay home and help out with the housework, he reluctantly agrees.
But the actor finds himself in a dangerous position, and his emotional state worsens.
When it came time for the audience to cast their votes for the best picture Oscar, the cast and crew had to wait for the results of the telecast before they were able to vote.
“We waited until they called the day of the show to cast our vote,” Morgan said.
“They said they would be calling at 10:00.
So we were just like, ‘OK, we’ll vote.’
We were on the phone for two hours and we were like, OK, we’ve got our vote.
The votes were coming in.
And I’m like, Oh my God, this is going to be awesome.”
Morgan said the actors were given a list of potential nominees and were asked to read them aloud.
They then voted on their choices in an auditorium.
“We were all like, Well, I don’t want to do it, but I feel like we’re all really in the same place,” said Morgan.
“The other thing is that I’ve always thought the Oscars are supposed to be a really weird experience.
It’s a big event where there’s this feeling that people are just coming out and really looking forward to it, and it’s kind of the opposite of a movie theater where people just come in and see themselves.
So I thought this was a really cool thing to do.”
The cast and crews received their vote on Tuesday morning.
“It was a great experience,” said Rodriguez.
“I had a blast, we really enjoyed each other, we got to work with some really great people.
I’m excited to see what they do with it.”
The casting of Morgan and Rodriguez is a bit of a surprise, but not as surprising as how the cast reacted when they learned they would not be nominated.
“It was so unexpected,” said the actor.
“But it was kind of surprising that they were not nominated, especially when you think of all of the amazing performances they’ve had, and how much they’ve done.
I think the audience loved it.
They were really excited.
It was just a really special experience.”
While the cast is very excited to be nominated, they have no plans to go to New York City for the ceremony, where the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is located.
“In this industry, it’s really hard to go and see your movie,” Morgan added.
“You don’t really have the experience that you would like to have at a big theater, where people are so engaged.
We really love it in a small theater in New York.
I really do.
So there’s definitely a lot of excitement for us.”
While there were no spoilers for “The Hateful Eight,” “The Muppets,” “Pitch Perfect 3,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Hacksaw Ridge,” “American Sniper,” or any other upcoming films, Morgan said he thinks they will be able to get their point across.
“I think the best way to really convey what I’m trying to convey is that this is a place where there are things that have been lost,” Morgan explained.
“And I’m hoping that I can use the opportunity to kind of bring back a lot that we’ve lost, and bring some things back into the picture.”