Monday, February 25, 2013

2013 Academy Awards Recap - 11-13 (Sad!)

First my personal favorite Oscar moment:

So, once again, I crapped out in the Academy Awards selection

To make it easier, let me list the categories I did win:

  • Best Picture (Argo)
  • Best Actor (Daniel-Day Lewis)
  • Supporting Actress (Anne Hathaway)
  • Foreign Language Film (Amour)
  • Cinematography (Life of Pi)
  • Original Screenplay (Quentin Tarantino)
  • Animated Short Film (Paperman)
  • Visual Effects (Life of Pi)
  • Sound Editing (Zero Dark Thirty - which tied with Skyfall)
  • Orignal Score (Life of Pi)
  • Original Song (Skyfall)
And that was about it. Had I not went out to watch Life of Pi, I'd probably be looking at a 9-15 record.

Biggest surprises of the night:
  • Ang Lee winning his second Best Director Academy Award (his first being Brokeback Mountain)
  • Animated Film (Brave). I was sure Tim Burton was going to win for Frankenweenie. 
  • Supporting Actor (Christoph Waltz) - A no-brainer that I failed to even think about and instead picked Hoffman.
  • What's up with Lincoln? Man, that movie couldn't win anything. I wonder if people are sick of Steven Speilberg. I'm not. I think the man is still knocking movies out the park. Maybe he's so good, they can't even compare him to regular directors. Oh well. I thought Lincoln was superb and would have been happy had either Argo, Lincoln or Life of Pi won for Best Picture.
  • Still can't wait to see Zero Dark Thirty and Silver Linings Playbook.
That's really about it.