The 85th Academy Awards is over and the net is still abuzz in Oscar high. With the collection of great movies this year it’s anyone’s game, really. Well, okay, except for Anne Hathaway and Daniel Day-Lewis. It’s pretty obvious the golden statue is going to them. Aside from that, the show went surprisingly well. First time host Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, Ted) started off a bit cautiously but quickly went into the swing of things with his antics of musical numbers ala Family Guy including throwing song interludes about well, boobs. 😀
Speaking of stage singing and dancing, the other performances were a treat to watch –particularly Dame Shirley Bassey’s tribute to 50 years of bond as she reprises her number for Goldfinger, and the Oscar’s tribute to movie musicals with performances of Catherine Zeta Jones for Chicago and a very sexy Jennifer Hudson for Dreamgirls. The performance was capped by the what seems like the whole cast of Les Miserables performing One Day More! Chills!
Performances aside let’s move on to the winners ’cause really that’s what the show is about anyway. There were some obvious choices and some dubious choices — I’m looking at you Brave! But the big surprise probably was when Ben Affleck’s flick ARGO nabbed the best picture award! A sleeper hit here in Manila, Argo is the ingenious story of how the CIA, an American Film Crew and the Canadian Embassy went on a mission to rescue a group of US Diplomats from Tehran, Iran during the Iranian Hostage Crisis of 1979. Oh and who better to present this award to team ARGO than the First Lady herself, Michelle Obama. Boom.
Overall it was one heck of a show. For those who weren’t able to watch the telecast, here’s a list of the winners:
There are more, of course, but those are the major ones we’ve noted down.
The rest of the winners are as follows:
1. Best Animation Feature-Length – Pixar’s Brave
2. Best Animation Short – Disney’s Paperman
3. Best Foreign Film – Amour
4. Best Short Film – Curfew
5. Best Documentary Short – Inocente
6. Best Documentary Feature – Searching for Sugarman
8. Best Original Song – Skyfall
9. Achievement in Cinematography – Life of Pi
10. Achievement in Visual Effects – Life of Pi
11. Achievement in Production Design – Lincoln
12. Achievement in Makeup & Hairstyling – Les Miserables
13. Achievement in Costume Design – Anna Karenina
14. Best Sound Mixing – Les Miserables
15. Best Sound Editing – Zero Dark Thirty & Skyfall
16. Best Editing – Argo
And that’s the roundup! Which movies from the list have you watched and do you agree with the awards given? Let us know below!