The 2013 Academy Award Winners
I don’t have a lot to say about the 2013 Oscars. There wasn’t a lot of spontaneity. I have no outrage for the winners (except for Brave). Seth MacFarlane’s sense of humor didn’t work with the Oscar crowd. The musical theme extended the show far longer than needed, and most of the speeches were tepid, name-dropping affairs, save for a few charming standouts (Ang Lee, Chris Terrio, Jennifer Lawrence, Daniel Day Lewis, and Affleck’s tearful one), and not even Anne Hathaway managed to be as obnoxious as we’d all expected she’d be. How disappointing. The presenters were awkward and given terrible material to work with (save for a surprise presentation by Michelle Obama, which was neat, but not that exciting).
It was a thoroughly mediocre affair with very few surprise winners, save for Ang Lee. Otherwise, for better or worse, it was about as predictable as you can imagine. But good for Affleck, and good for Argo.
You can relive the fun parts of this year’s Oscars on Courtney’s hilariously outstanding live-blog, which is all that kept me awake through the last two hours. We’ll have fashion coverage later. In the meantime, here are the winners in those categories you actually care about.
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Daniel Day Lewis, Lincoln
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 Animated Film
Best Foreign Film
Searching for Sugar Man
Life of Pi
Best Original Song
“Skyfall,” by Adele
Life of Pi
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