So it’s been a very interesting year of cinema Batman is gone, Twilight is finally dead and Ben Affleck has been resurrected from the film abyss. The 2013 Academy Awards will be remembered for its variety and it’s entertainment. So after the dust has settled in and everyone has a giant hangover, I’ve had a day yo think of what I actually thought of the whole event and what the future holds. I was going to do this review through song but meh that Seth MacFarlene’s job. The over all show was very simple it was a good homage to song and dance with awesome suprises from Daniel Radcliffe,Joseph Gordon-Levitt,Charlize Theron, Channing Tatum and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Who knew Charlize was such an elegant dancer? Seth MacFarlene as a host was rather good I must say, being from the younger generation of Oscar lovers I was entertained by his topical remarks. I actually think the Rhianna joke was brilliant, it would be brilliant to see him back another time (only the oscar gods know that) If not I personally think that Joseph Gordon-Levitt should be given the job. He is very popular at the moment, he is multi talented and the women love him (so if any one from the Academy is reading this take my advice, and I expect a cut of the profit) My over all opinion on who won what wasn’t that shocking, I am rather angry that Brave won best animated when Frankenweenie and Wreck-It Ralph were far better films. In regards to the acting awards I got a full house on my predictions. Day-Lewis is more than worthy of his award, but if he wasn’t in contention I would have thought Hugh Jackman would have won hands down. Jennifer Lawrence was a tiny surprise for me, she was brilliant in Silver Linings. But I really did think maybe Emmanuel Riva was going to win (it felt like the Oscar dream story 86 years old on her birthday winning her first oscar). I am not going to mention the incident with Lawrence, as I think that has made more press than anything else. People fall all the time get used to it media. With the supporting roles Anne and Christoph (not Christopher) were the right two, he was so humble with his acceptance. He is a shinning example of how people should be humble and articulated. The big shocker for me was Ang Lee, but after that I think this man was destined to win. He has created such a beautiful piece of cinema from an un-filmabell book. You can rant about Speilberg,Hooper,Affleck,Tarantino and Bigelow all you want, but at the end of the day Ang Lee followed his heart and he prevailed. Only a few more comments on the winners now. It’s been 19 years since Quentin Tarantino won his last Oscar for Pulp Fiction, now he has his second with Django Unchained. This man one of my heroes, and to see him being recognized on Sunday evening was fandabidozi. He should have won with Basterds in my opinion, but lets hope he will win Best Film and Director one day. So finally best film, as you may know Argo was one of my stand out films 0f 2012. To see it being crowned best picture was exhilarating . I was shocked that Lincoln nor Life of Pi won to be honest, seeing them as such Oscar friendly films. When Affleck was making his acceptance and he said “it doesn’t matter how you get knocked down in life because that’s going to happen. All that matters is you gotta get up” , I had a lump in my throat. Truly inspiring words from a man who has become a respected member of the Academy, rather than just a joke. All in all I feel that the right people won on the night, hopefully next year we will see even more of an open race.
And the winners are………………………
1. Best Picture: Argo
3. Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
4. Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
5. Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
6. Directing: Ang Lee, Life of Pi
7. Foreign Language Film: Amour
8. Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio, Argo
9. Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
10. Animated Feature Film: Brave
11. Production Design: Lincoln
12. Cinematography: Life of Pi
14. Sound Editing (tie): Skyfall, Zero Dark Thirty
15. Original Score: Life of Pi, Mychael Danna.
16. Original Song: “Skyfall” from Skyfall, Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth.
17. Costume: Anna Karenina.
18. Documentary Feature: Searching for Sugar Man.
19. Documentary (short subject): Inocente
20. Film Editing: Argo
21. Makeup and Hairstyling: Les Miserables
22. Animated Short Film: Paperman
23. Live Action Short Film: Curfew
24. Visual Effects: Life of Pi