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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Oscars 2013: Reviews

today is not about writing as much as it is about gathering. I hope you watched the Oscars. It was a nice ceremony, with great performances from the whole cast of "Les Miserables" (which I still have to watch, specially for the performance of Anne Hathaway who won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role), Adele for the soundtrack of "James Bond: Skyfall" (which I also have to see, at least for the opening credits, I was told they are almost videoart!), Barbra Streisand and Shirley Bassey, YES, with "Goldfinger". The host could have not been there, it wouldn't have changed much of the ceremony...
Anyway, going back to where we came from, the gathering. I am putting a list of movies I had the chance to see which won Oscars this year.

Best Picture: Argo
Best Writing - Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio (Argo)
Best Film Editing: William Goldenberg (Argo)

Best Actor in a Leading Role: Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
Best Production Design: Rick Carter (Production Design); Jim Erickson (Set Decoration) (Lincoln)

Best Actress in a Leading Role (So happy about it): Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)
Best Writing - Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Christopher Plummer (Beginners)

coming soon
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)
although it could have been Helen Hunt (The Sessions)
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell (Les Misérables)
Best Sound Mixing: Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes (Les Misérables)

Best Animated Feature Film: Brave

Best Directing: Ang Lee (Life of Pi)
Best Cinematography: Claudio Miranda (Life of Pi)
Best Music - Original Score: Mychael Danna (Life of Pi)
Best Visual Effects (couldn't be more accurate): Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott (Life of Pi)

Best Costume Design: Jacqueline Durran (Anna Karenina)

coming soon
Best Documentary Feature: Searching for Sugar Man

Best Foreign Language Film: Amour

Best Music - Original Song: "Skyfall" (Skyfall) Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
Best Sound Editing: Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers (Skyfall)

Have fun! And send your feedback on the Oscars...
Isabelle D.


  1. I'm in two minds about Brave: although I agree with your points in review about the empowered female role, I still think The Pirates! is the better film. I'll publish more about this shortly.

    1. Yes, please do! And now I know I have to watch The Pirates! Thanks Sci-Fi Gene

    2. Another film you haven't yet seen! (faints)

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