Let’s take a look at each category, the winner, and what I think of it, shall we?

Best Picture: Argo

Well, honestly I have yet to see many movies on this list, but I did expect Lincoln to take the award here.  I’m not quite sure why I thought that, but from the previews and what I heard it seems like it was a really good movie.  I wanted the win to go to Les Miserables, but that’s more due to my love for Les Mis, as I didn’t really expect a musical to win.

Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis

Here it wasn’t really a surprise.  From the trailers alone it is obvious he put on a great role.  Granted, Hugh Jackman would have been a good choice to win this, as would Bradley Cooper, but in the end it’s not a bad choice.

Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrencejennifer-lawrence-wins-best-actress-falls-on-stage-29

I can’t complain at all with this one.  All the haters out there saying she only gets noticed because of the movies she’s in, well you need to be good to get in those movies and she is.  Plus, how is it possible to not like her, she’s probably one of the most real people in Hollywood right now.

Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz

From what I gather from fans of his roles this was a solid choice.  I trust they’re right, and winning out over Tommy Lee Jones and Robert De Niro has to count for something.

Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway

Yeah, this had to happen.  Thanks to her Les Mis really kicks off as the emotional journey it is.

Best Director: Ang Lee

There is a tiger in a boat in the middle of the ocean with whales jumping over the boat, that is reason enough to win an award.  That is all.  Oh, he directed Life of Pi.

Animated Feature Film: Brave

I wasn’t sure if this or Wreck-It Ralph would have won, but I’m glad Brave won.  Merida is the newest Disney princess and having Pixar be a part of that should please Disney and hopefully allow them to allow Pixar to delve into their creativity again.

Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Argo

Right on, I know nothing of this movie but it has been winning a lot.

Writing (Original Screenplay): Django Unchained

Either this or Moonrise Kingdom was my prediction, so yeah, cool.

Cinematography: Life of Pi

Must I say it again with the whole tiger on a boat and a whale jumping over the boat.  Exactly.

Visual Effects: Life of Pilife of pi

Tiger.  Whale.  Boat.  You know the drill.

Music (Original Score): Life of Pi

Tiger. Whale. Boat.  Music video.

Makeup and Hairstyling: Les Miserables

Hi Anne Hathaway, today we’re going to be cutting off your hair, please don’t mess up the only take we can do, thanks.

Original Song: Skyfall

See Les Mis, this is what happens when you add a random song to try to win an award.  Good job Skyfall and Adele.

Film Editing: Argo

I get the feeling this is a good movie.

Costume Design: Anna Karenina

The previews created a three way tie between this, Les Mis, and Lincoln, so in the end I can’t really say one was better than the other.  Congrats Anna Karenina, the movie very few people probably heard about but from what I hear it is a good movie, I’ll be checking it out when it comes out on DVD.

Production Design: Lincoln

Them producers and people, they know what they be doing.

Animated Short Film: Paperman

Loved it when I saw it and still love it.

Live Action Short Film: Curfew

I don’t exactly know what that means.

Sound Editing: Skyfall and Zero Dark Thirty

Explosions everywhere!

Sound Mixing: Les Miserables

Do you hear the people sing?  I sure do, and so does the Academy!   Whatever they did it sure brings on the emotions, so they deserve this award.

Foreign Language Film: Amour

I hear nothing but good of this film, so nice.

Documentary Feature: Searching for Sugar Man


Documentary Short: Inocente


So there you have it.  As you can tell I’ve been a diehard movie fan this past year and am passionate about my cinema.  I did rather like the Les Miserables performance and the rest of them were also pretty good.  Despite what anne hathaway oscars dress 2013I’ve been reading, I thought Anne Hathaway looked good (and I don’t like short hair, but she pulls it off).  Jennifer Lawrence decided to drag around a mile of dress and proceed to fall going on stage and then manage to pull it off without being awkward (which may be because she’s naturally a bit awkward so it didn’t seem out of place).  Seth Macfarlane and Kristin Chenoweth were entertaining.  And to top it all off Kristen Stewart decided to not use her crutches when going on stage, looked like she was going to fall, and sometime between the red carpet and then decided to give herself sex hair.  All in all a good Oscars for all.