Monday, February 25, 2013

Oscar Results / Contest Winner

It was a great Oscar night. I missed eight category picks out of 24 total. The ceremony was interesting and still too long. Many long haired guys got up to the podium and Kirsten Stewart (with foot injury) hobbled onstage without her crutches and looked about as disenchanted as Joaquin Phoenix did. The show needed the normal cavalcade of comedians as well. Paul Rudd and Melissa McCarthy’s bit was too long and flat. The James Bond tribute did not include all the actors who have played him and concentrated on the overall musical theme instead through the 3-hour-and-35-minute show.

Best Picture
Argo (I picked Lincoln)
Best Director
Ang Lee (Life of Pi) (I picked Michael Haneke, Amour)
Best Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
Best Actress
Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
Best Supporting Actor
Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)
Best Supporting Actress
Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)
Best Original Screenplay
Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained) (I picked Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty)
Best Adapted Screenplay
Chris Terrio (Argo) (I picked Tony Kushner, Lincoln)
Best Animated Film
Best Foreign Film
Best Documentary Feature
Searching for Sugar Man
Best Production Design
Lincoln (I picked Les Miserables)
Best Cinematography
Life of Pi
Best Costume Design
Anna Karenina
Best Editing
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Les Miserables (I picked The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey)
Best Score
Mychael Danna-Life of Pi (I picked John Williams, Lincoln)
Best Song
Skyfall (Song) (Skyfall)
Best Sound Editing
Zero Dark Thirty / Skyfall (tie)
Best Sound Mixing
Les Miserables
Best Visual Effects
Life of Pi
Best Animated Short
Best Documentary Short
Inocente (I picked Open Heart)
Best Live Action Short

One more award to give out this year for the first annual Oscar contest. And the winner is….(drum roll)…Gordon from Minnesota who only missed four! Congratulations! You get your pick of one of the Best Picture nominees on home video (physical copy). Thanks to all the contestants who had better picks than I did this year.

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