Sunday, February 24, 2013
2012 Academy Award Winners
BEST DIRECTOR - Ang Lee, Life of Pi
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
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY - Chris Terrio, Argo
BEST FOREIGN FILM - Amour
BEST DOCUMENTARY - Searching for Sugar Man
BEST ANIMATED FILM - Brave
BEST ORIGINAL SONG - "Skyfall" by Adele
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE - Mychael Danna, Life of Pi
BEST MAKEUP - Les Miserables
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - Life of Pi
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN - Lincoln
BEST FILM EDITING - Argo
BEST COSTUME DESIGN - Anna Karenina
BEST SOUND MIXING - Les Miserables
BEST SOUND EDITING (tie) - Zero Dark Thirty & Skyfall
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS - Life of Pi
BEST ANIMATED SHORT - Paperman
BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT - Curfew
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT - Inocente
The wealth was spread tonight.
4 for Life of Pi
3 for Argo, Les Miserables
2 for Django Unchained, Lincoln, Skyfall
Seth MacFarlane's opening number - I enjoyed seeing Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron dancing, Flight as done by sock puppets, Daniel Radcliffe and Joseph Gordon-Levitt soft-shoeing, the Sally Field bit, but by the time we got to "Be Our Guest", whew. Just start the show.
Pretty amazed that Waltz won.
The "Jaws" playoff music was pretty funny for the Life of Pi visual effects team.
Shirley Bassey's "Goldfinger" number was a nice surprise.
Wow, John Travolta's hairpiece is looking particularly vampiric.
Brave was at best the fourth-best animated film nominated. Shocked that it won.
I'm happy for Russell Crowe. He sounded better at the Oscars than he did in the movie.
I love In Memoriums, but it bugs me every year when publicists and marketing executives get in, and they snub big names. How about Andy Griffith? Ben Gazzara? Larry Hagman? Richard Dawson?
I love how Adele sings like a sultry songstress but talks like a cockney housewife.
Awesome speech by Ben Affleck to end the night.