Well, the masses have spoken at this years 2013 Academy Awards show with host Seth McFarlane. From the beginning having McFarlane host the show was a gamble by most accounts but he didn’t do any worse than expected.
That being said, some of the awards this year were a little surprising. So if you are one of the many fans who write down your choices, check them against the list.
My happy surprise was LIFE OF PI taking Best Achievement, Visual Effects, Best Screenplay, and Best Director. Personally I was thrilled about each and every award it won. If you haven’t had a chance to see this visually stunning story put it on your list of must-sees!
Some are not surprises such as Christoph Waltz for DJANGO UNCHAINED and Daniel Day-Lewis for LINCOLN. There was also redemption for Ben Affleck winning Best Picture with ARGO.
Best Supporting Actor – Christoph Waltz
Best Animated Short Film – Paper Man
Best Animated Feature Film – Brave
Best Achievement in Cinematography – Life of Pi
Best Visual Effects – Life of Pi
Best Achievement in Costume Design – Anna Karenina
Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyle – Les Miserables
Best Live Action Short Film – Curfew
Best Documentary Short Subject – Inocente
Best Documentary Feature – Searching for Sugarman
Best Foreign Language Film – Amour
Best Sound Mixing – Les Miserables
Best Sound Editing – Zero Dark Thirty AND Skyfall
Best Supporting Actress – Anne Hathaway
Best Achievement in Film Editing – ARGO
Best Production Design – Lincoln
Best Screenplay – Life of Pi
Best Original Song – Skyfall
Best Adapted Screenplay – Argo
Best Original Screenplay – Django Unchained
Best Director – Ang Lee
Best Actress – Jennifer Lawrence
Best Actor – Daniel Day-Lewis
Best Film of the Year – Argo
Let’s hope the 2014 Academy Awards brings us more of the best and brightest in motion pictures!
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