Reactions To The Oscars

Here we go! Seth MacFarlane started out funny, but goes on for far too long. But let’s take a gander at the winners.

SUPPORTING ACTOR: Christolph Waltz, Django Unchained

Okay, we’re not off to a good start. Waltz was very good, but not the best. I find it odd that they decided to announce the most befudelled category first.

ANIMATED SHORT: Paperman

Okay, I predicted this! Good short, by the way.

ANIMATED FEATURE: Brave

Hmm, I’ve got to see that one again. I remember so little about that film. Shame for Wreck-It Ralph to lose.

I’m confused by the decision to show three of the nine best picture nominees. It’s early on, and I already feel that this could be the worst Oscar ceremony in history.

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Life Of Pi

Two for four! Shame that Skyfall didn’t win, though. Roger Deakins loses yet again.

VISUAL EFFECTS: Life Of Pi

Very deserving win. I haven’t been this impressed by a tiger since Frosted Flakes.

First E.T. and now Jaws? What’s up with all these music themes?

COSTUME DESIGN: Anna Karenina

Very good costume design, although I would have liked  to see Mirror Mirror take it.

MAKEUP: Les Misérables

So far, things are mostly going according to plan. Mostly.

Man, this Bond tribute makes me want to check out more 007. Nobody’s more awesome. Well, almost.

LIVE-ACTION SHORT: Curfew

Man, I’m acing my predictions! Although, to be fair, You could take Anne Hathaway’s song from Les Misérables out and make it it’s own short film.

DOCUMENTARY SHORT: Inocente

Dang it, I should have guessed this one!

DOCUMENTARY: Searching For Sugar Man

S-U-G-A-R Jump into your racing car! Say Sugar Rush! Sorry, wrong movie.

Now the Rocky theme? Yo, Adrian! The producers are out of their minds!

FOREIGN FILM: Amour

This is one win that we all saw coming.

Enjoying the tribute to cinematic musicals. And that one big Les Misérables number! Wow, just wow! P.S. My dad is being obnoxious. And Ted presenting, really?

SOUND MIXING: Les Misérables

Everyone in Hollywood dreams about having their name being read off of the envelope. By a computer generated teddy bear.

SOUND EDITING: TIE! Zero Dark Thirty and Skyfall

And just when I thought the ceremony couldn’t get more embarrassing. This is going to be the most talked about moment of the night. Oh, well. At least Skyfall deservedly won an Oscar.

“I look forward to working with any of these fine ladies in my next thirty films.” Classy, Mr. Plummer

SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

You know, we really don’t want to see Hathaway and Amy Adams competing together at the Oscars. All we want is to see them co-star in a Wicked movie. “Here’s hoping that there comes a time when the tragedies of Fantine are only found in stories and not in real life.” Well said, Catwoman.

FILM EDITING: Argo

Score! Well played, academy.

PRODUCTION DESIGN: Lincoln

Back up, Argo! We may have our Best Picture winner here!

The memorial tributes are always very sad, and this year was no exception.

ORIGINAL SCORE: Life Of Pi

And yet another win for Ang Lee’s visionary miracle.

ORIGINAL SONG:Skyfall“, Skyfall

One Bond Movie. Two Oscars. One Thousand Screaming Fans.

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Argo

Argo or Lincoln? I could see either walking away with Best Picture.

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Django Unchained

That’s two Oscars for Django. Heck, at this rate, it could be a Best Picture contender!

“And we’re running a little long, so after this, we’re gonna start the 2014 Oscars”. Ooh! Disney’s Frozen for Best Picture!

DIRECTOR: Ang Lee, Life Of Pi

YES!!! OH, BABY, YES!!! I think the movie has a serious shot at winning Best Picture. Please, please, please! (Oh, and nice speech)

“Will it be Quvénzhane Wallis, who’s nine? Or will it be Emmanuelle Riva, who was nine when this show started?” LOL

Nice biceps, Quvénzhane!

ACTRESS: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

The Hunger Games – Catching Fire: Starring Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence! Has a nice ring to it.

ACTOR: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

“I had actually been committed to play Margaret Thatcher, and Meryl was going to play Lincoln. I would have liked to have seen that version.” Me too!

Well, it all comes down to this. The movie that joins the ranks of Gone With The Wind, Casablanca, and The Godfather. Ladies and gentlemen, the official best motion picture of 2012 is…

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What an incredible ceremony. I got 17 out of 24. (18 if you count predicting Skyfall for Sound Editing). And did you notice that Argo is the second consecutive Best Picture to start with the letters AR that has John Goodman as someone who works in Hollywood?

You know, it feels odd. An entire year of buildup for Oscar night and it all goes by so quickly. Well, as Elf‘s Santa Claus likes to say “Well, after all that hard work, it’s time to start preparations for next year!’ Okay, truth be told, I won’t be posting any Oscar predictions until I’m good and ready. In the meantime, now would be a good time to pick up Casablanca from the local library. Not one word, dad.

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