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Thoughts on Oscar 2013 & Winner List

Posted on the 25 February 2013 by Ikzidna @InspiredGround

The 85th Oscars broadcasted this morning where I live. There’s a slim chance for me to watch the show as it’s Monday morning and there’s no cable around. It’s more than enough to see the updates via live tweets from @TheAcademy and reading all people’s response.
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Few surprises and few excitement and disappointments from the winner result. Though I am not that too excited at first about this year’s Oscar (have been taking my time to watch the nominees), overall I am satisfied with the results. Surprisingly, from all the movies in Best Picture, I only haven’t seen Zero Dark Thirty. I guess I’ve been very lucky, when I thought I’ve been slacking off.

I am pretty happy that one of my favorite movie in 2012, Life of Pi, won 4 Oscars (but not Best Picture, aw!). I didn’t fall in love on Argo, like anyone does. So I was pretty disappointed. I guess it’s Ben Affleck’s reward on his 5th directing work. I was totally rooting for Ang Lee, pretty happy that he won Best Director. And of course Life of Pi won Best Original Score, there’s nothing like it! And the visuals in it were incredible, if it didn’t won Best Cinematography, well why wouldn’t it?

Anyways, from the acting category, no surprises there but Jennifer Lawrence. It’s not like I have anything against her. She’s the most outgoing rising star now. But I am one of the people who surprised about her winning. Thought that she shone in Silver Linings Playbook, and her winning was probably the freshest thing from all the result. Hope she’ll get better roles in the future. I love that Christoph Waltz wins! He’s one of the best thing in Django Unchained. Anne Hathaway, she knew it all along she’d win, I guess. Nothing wrong with Daniel Day Lewis, he’s excellent in Lincoln.

A bit disappointed with Brave winning for Best Animated Feature instead of Wreck-It Ralph. A good friend of mine told me that Wreck-It Ralph might’ve great on animation and games references, but not on story. Well, I loved the moral message and I loved the visuals as well. Not disappointed with Paperman winning Best Animated Short. I only watched Head Over Heels in the rest of nomination, but Paperman is indeed a marvelous short story.

Though I hated Skyfall song at first, when I saw it in the opening title and heard it a couple of times again, it grew on me. So no problem it won for Best Original Song, in fact it’s totally deserving. I didn’t expect there’s a tie in Oscars, for Zero Dark Thirty and Skyfall. But I guess, it’s what make the show far more interesting (other than Lawrence’s incident when she climbed the stairs).

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Anyways, here’s the Oscar 2013 winner list in case you missed the show :

Best Picture
Winner: “Argo”
“Django Unchained”
“Les Miserables”
“Life of Pi”
“Silver Linings Playbook”
“Zero Dark Thirty”
“Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Actor in a Leading Role
Winner: Daniel Day-Lewis – “Lincoln”
Bradley Cooper – “Silver Linings Playbook”
Hugh Jackman – “Les Miserables”
Joaquin Phoenix – “The Master”
Denzel Washington – “Flight”

Actress in a Leading Role
Winner: Jennifer Lawrence – “Silver Linings Playbook”
Jessica Chastain – “Zero Dark Thirty”
Emmanuelle Riva – “Amour”
Quvenzhané Wallis – “Beasts of Southern Wild”
Naomi Watts – “The Impossible”

Actor in a Supporting Role
Winner: Christoph Waltz – “Django Unchained”
Alan Arkin – “Argo”
Robert De Niro – “Silver Linings Playbook”
Philip Seymour Hoffman – “The Master”
Tommy Lee Jones – “Lincoln”

Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner: Anne Hathaway – “Les Miserables”
Amy Adams – “The Master”
Sally Field – “Lincoln”
Helen Hunt – “The Sessions”
Jackie Weaver – “Silver Linings Playbook”

Animated Feature Film
Winner: “Brave”
“The Pirates! Band of Misfits”
“Wreck-It Ralph”

Winner: “Life of Pi” – Ang Lee
“Amour” – Michael Haneke
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” – Benh Zeitlin
“Lincoln” – Steven Spielberg
“Silver Linings Playbook” – David O. Russell

Writing – Original Screenplay
Winner: “Django Unchained” – Quentin Tarantino
“Amour” – Michael Haneke
“Flight” – John Gatins
“Moonrise Kingdom” – Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola
“Zero Dark Thirty” – Mark Boal

Writing – Adapted Screenplay
Winner: “Argo” – Chris Terrio
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” – Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin
“Life of Pi” – David Magee
“Lincoln” – Tony Kushner
“Silver Linings Playbook” – David O. Russell

Music – Original Song
Winner: “Skyfall” from “Skyfall,” music and lyrics by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
“Before My Time” from “Chasing Ice,” music and lyrics by J. Ralph
“Everybody Needs a Best Friend” from “Ted,” music by Walter Murphy, lyrics by Seth MacFarlane
“Pi’s Lullaby” from “Life of Pi,” music by Mychael Danna, lyrics by Bombay Jayashri
“Suddenly” from “Les Miserables,” music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil

Foreign Language Film
Winner: “Amour” (Austria)
“Kon-Tiki” (Norway)
“No” (Chile)
“A Royal Affair” (Denmark)
“War Witch” (Canada)

Winner: “Life of Pi”
“Anna Karenina”
“Django Unchained”

Costume Design
Winner: “Anna Karenina”
“Les Miserables”
“Mirror Mirror”
“Snow White and the Huntsman”

Documentary – Feature
Winner: “Searching for Sugar Man”
“5 Broken Cameras”
“The Gatekeepers”
“How to Survive a Plague”
“The Invisible War”

Documentary – Short
Winner: “Inocente”
“Kings Point”
“Mondays at Racine”
“Open Heart”

Film Editing
Winner: “Argo”
“Life of Pi”
“Silver Linings Playbook”
“Zero Dark Thirty”

Makeup And Hairstyling
Winner: “Les Miserables”
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”

Music – Original Score
Winner: “Life of Pi”
“Anna Karenina”

Production Design
Winner: “Lincoln”
“Anna Karenina”
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
“Les Miserables”
“Life of Pi”

Short Film – Animated
Winner: “Paperman”
“Adam and Dog”
“Fresh Guacamole”
“Head over Heels”
“Maggie Simpson in ‘The Longest Daycare’”

Short Film – Live Action
Winner: “Curfew”
“Buzkashi Boys”
“Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)”

Sound Editing
Tie: “Zero Dark Thirty” and “Skyfall”
“Django Unchained”
“Life of Pi”

Sound Mixing
Winner: “Les Miserables”
“Life of Pi”

Visual Effects
Winner: “Life of Pi”
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
“Marvel’s The Avengers”
“Snow White and the Huntsman”


Readers, what do you think of this year’s Oscars? Love or hate it? Who is totally deserve the win and who doesn’t?

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