Monday, February 25, 2013

Recap of the 2013 Oscars

It's Oscar time once again.  This year's Academy Awards were hosted by Seth MacFarlane (creator of Family Guy, American Dad, The Cleveland Show and the movie Ted) who took his critics head on in his opening skit by having Captain Kirk (William Shatner) come back in time to tell MacFarlane how bad the people in the future thought he did as a host.  Kirk then proceeded to tell MacFarlane what he needed to do in order to get it together which, of course, allowed MacFarlane a chance to showcase his talents at singing and dancing.    

There were a number of highlights (50 year anniversary clip of James Bond films) and then some not-so-high moments (some of the presenters, like the Avengers case, seemed lost and disorganized).  Speaking of low moments, a couple of the winners got cut off by the "Jaws" theme music in mid-acceptance speech which just made the Academy seem like a bunch of assholes.  I mean seriously.  You have time to show us a pointless montage of every movie musical known to man -- complete with a live performance for each friggin' movie -- but you can't let this artist speak for 30 more seconds about something they've been working their entire lives to achieve?  Really?

So who won and who lost the big categories?



BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Alan Arkin, "Argo"
Robert DeNiro, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Philip Seymour Hoffman, "The Master"
Tommy Lee Jones, "Lincoln"
Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained"

Winner: 
Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained"


BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Jacki Weaver, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Amy Adams, "The Master"
Sally Field, "Lincoln"
Anne Hathaway, "Les Miserables"
Helen Hunt, "The Sessions"

Winner:
 Anne Hathaway, "Les Miserables"


BEST DIRECTOR

Michael Haneke, "Amour"
Benh Zeitlin, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
Ang Lee, "Life of Pi"
Steven Spielberg, "Lincoln"
David O. Russell, "Silver Linings Playbook"

Winner:
 Ang Lee, "Life of Pi"

 

BEST ACTRESS

Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty"
Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Emmanuelle Riva, "Amour"
Quvenzhane Wallis, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
Naomi Watts, "The Impossible"

Winner:
 Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"

 

BEST ACTOR

Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"
Bradley Cooper, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Hugh Jackman, "Les Miserables"
Joaquin Phoenix, "The Master"
Denzel Washington, "Flight"

Winner:
 Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"

BEST PICTURE

"Lincoln"
"Life of Pi"
"Django Unchained"
"Amour"
"Zero Dark Thirty"
"Beasts of the Southern Wild"
"Argo"
"Les Miserables"
"Silver Linings Playbook"

Winner:
 "Argo"


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