Another Oscar award show has come and gone and we saw some great winners last Sunday. The show was hosted by Seth McFarlane, best known for his work as a comedian and the creator of Family Guy. Seth did a very good job hosting in my opinion because he brought his fair share of snark to the table, which I found quite amusing. He, and other celebrities, participated in numerous musical numbers that almost made the show seem like the Tony’s at times. Some of the musical numbers included tributes to Chicago, Les Miserables, James Bond, and boobs. Yes, boobs.
The List of Major Winners:
Best Picture: Argo
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Best Director: Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Best Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
Best Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio, Argo
Best Animated Feature: Brave
Best Foreign Feature: Amour (France)
Best Cinematography: Claudio Miranda, Life of Pi
Best Costume Design: Jacqueline Durran, Anna Karenina
Best Documentary Feature: Searching for Sugar Man
All of the winners were not that surprising to me at all. All of the winners deserved their respective awards. The only surprise I saw was Ang Lee winning the Oscar for Best Director. I thought that Steven Spielberg was going to win the award for his movie Lincoln but I was wrong. Argo winning best picture was also a little surprising, but the movie still is deserving of the award!
Some of the funny parts of the show included some of the presenters, like Ted. Yes, Ted the rude and rather crude bear made an appearance and he didn’t bring his filter either. Jennifer Lawrence had an embarrassing moment when she tripped up the steps to go receive her award for Best Actress. Obviously she has not had to much experience with walking up steps to an awards podium. Don’t worry, she learn from her mistakes. Lastly, Anne Hathaway’s dress sparked some controversy and some buzz on Twitter. It seemed that the theater was a little chilly, and we could see why… (just click the link).
Another cool part of the show was the tribute to the Bond series. As you may know, it is the 50th anniversary of the spy series and this anniversary was celebrated at the show with some musical performances and some highlight reels. This was expected since this is a major milestone for a movie series to celebrate. It was handled pretty well and it proved to be a cool part of the show.
The show scored above par with all of it’s moments. Seth McFarlane proved Entertainment Weekly wrong by being a pretty good host and the movies that were honored were very well done. There were memorable moments throughout! It was a good show and it has me looking towards next year in anticipation. Although, the award show may run into a conflict with the Winter Olympics. We shall see…we shall see.