Oscar winners as they are announced. Thankfully, this award season is over and we can fully move forward into next (this) years films. Awards are ridiculous as it is, but it is fun to watch and cover them, moderately. Oscar history is very interesting and highly political as well. Who is to say what film is better than another. It is a matter of opinion, politics and money. The Oscars are definitely not worldly in its scope and usually highly sexist as well. Hopefully Seth MacFarlane will not stink up the joint. Anyways, enough pessimism. Here we go...
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)
*** What? I'm not sure about that. He is great and I loved the film, but should have been Hoffman,
Jones or DeNiro by a long shot.
BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM: Paperman
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM: Brave
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Claudio Miranda (LIfe of Pi)
*** Poor Roger Deakins...
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Life of Pi
BEST COSTUME DESIGN: Jacqueline Durran (Anna Karenina)
BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING: Les Miserables
The Bond tribute was great and Shirley Bassey singing Goldfinger was the highlight so far.
BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM: Curfew
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT: Inocente
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM: Searching for Sugar Man
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: Amour
BEST SOUND MIXING: Les Miserables
BEST SOUND EDITING: tie Zero Dark Thirty & Skyfall
BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)
*** No surprise. Boring so far. I have picked everything correct so far with the exception of Waltz
winning Best Supporting Actor. Hopefully there will be some surprises soon.
BEST FILM EDITING: William Goldenberg (Argo)
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN: Lincoln
IN MEMORIAM PACKAGE & PERFORMANCE
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: Mychael Danna (Life of Pi)
BEST ORIGINAL SONG: "Skyfall" from Skyfall music & lyrics Adele & Paul Epworth
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Chris Terrio (Argo)
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)
*** Congrats but Mark Boal for Zero Dark Thirty should have won.
BEST DIRECTING: Ang Lee (Life of Pi)
*** Ang Lee is a fantastic director but Bigelow should have been nominated and easily won.
BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE: Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
*** Good. Awesome. Loved the film.
BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE: Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
*** The Best. Pure method. The greatest actor alive. I still think Phoenix was better... at least this
BEST PICTURE: Argo
*** Safe, easy pick. Academy is kind of lame, but that was still a good film. Academy needs to man
up and not be afraid to go outside the box. Good for Ben Affleck.