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Oscars 2013: The Winners
As if you didn’t know, Hollywood held the 85th Academy Award ceremony (or Oscars as they are more commonly known) on Sunday night. This is when America celebrates the best of the best in the movies that hit the big screen in the previous year.
Some may see this as a superficial, sycophantic gushing excuse for actors to show off to a wide audience of cinema goers. But you have to admit, with a viewing figure of 42.4 million people for this year’s ceremony, that’s a huge amount of people who share an eager interest in celebrity lifestyle.
Here we go then...
1. Best Picture – Argo Directed by and starring Ben Affleck who also produced the film along with Grant Heslov and George Clooney. A great movie and a very popular choice. Argo also won best film and best director in our very own Baftas.
Set in 1979 and based on true events. Islamist militants take US Embassy staff hostage but six of them escape to the Canadian Embassy, where the CIA plans an extremely unusually and quite unbelievable rescue.
2. Best Actor – Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln Steven Spielberg's epic Civil-War movie which concentrates on the final four months of the American President's life and the political fight to secure the constitutional abolition of slavery.
A great performance from the British actor who became the first actor in the Academy Awards history to win 3 Best Actor awards My Left Foot (1989), There Will Be Blood (2007) and Lincoln (2012).
3. Best Actress – Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook The story of a man with bipolar disorder (Bradley Cooper) who loses everything before teaming up with a mysterious stranger (Jennifer Lawrence) to get his life back on track.
4. Best Director – Ang Lee for Life of Pi Based on a 2001 best-selling novel, in which Indian boy Pi (Sharma) is lost at sea on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger for company. This received a 4 star Foker review on December 10, 2012.
5. Best Supporting Actor – Christoph Waltz for Django Unchained Tarantino’s violent spaghetti Western. A slave Django (Jamie Foxx) is rescued from a chain-gang by bounty hunter Dr King Schultz (Waltz) and the two pair up to rescue Django’s wife from a ruthless plantation owner.
Christoph Waltz is superb as a German bounty-hunter and steals every scene. Another Foker 4-star review February 7, 2013.
6. Best Supporting Actress – Anne Hathaway for Les Miserables Well done to Anne Hathaway who played Fantine in Les Miserables and did well to make such an impact considering the limited screen time she had in the film.
Foker review gave this 5 out of 5-stars and tipped Hathaway for an Oscar.
Of course we have to mention Adele’s achievement for Original Song award “Skyfall”.
This became the first James Bond theme ever to win the Oscar in this category.
All in all it showed that there were some impressive films in 2012 and we have an exciting 2013 to look forward to at the Pictures!