Monday, February 27, 2012

Oscar Competition 2012: The Results

Last year's Oscars I spent hungover, and I fell asleep. And I didn't feel bad about it because it was so bad.  I do not think that the Oscars are going to get good ratings, and does anyone under the age of 25 know who Billy Crystal is? Just saying.

Cirque De Soleil performance was really cool. I am very surprised I liked it. Melissa McCarthy's appearance trying to seduce Billy Crystal gets an A+ from me. Will Ferrel and Zach Galifianakis were a great surprise. I liked Melissa McCarthy and Rose Byrne continuing the Scorsese drinking game. 

Meg and I are fighting over Gwyneth Paltrow's cape on the red carpet. My best dressed of the night would be Viola Davis, Michelle Williams (only after I found it wasn't red because she did red at another awards show), and Emma Stone.  Meg's choices are Gwyneth Paltrow, Michelle Williams, and she's glad Rooney Mara didn't wear black.

Below are the results: [Category: Winner, My thoughts on the speech and the choice. (Who was right.) ]  Meg won!

Best Picture: The Artist, I saw this in the theater, you can see my review here. (Meg)
Leading Actor: Jean DuJardin, I saw Damien Bichir hug George Clooney of the red carpet it was an awesome moment. I wish Clooney got it. (Meg) 
Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, I am really happy to see him win, and I want to see the movie now. (Both of us)
Leading Actress: Meryl Streep, I am happy for her, but really want Viola Davis. I hope another role comes along for her. We know Michelle, Rooney, and Glenn will be back up there. (Neither of us)
Supporting Actress:
Octavia Spencer, Woohoo, so happy to see her get it! So cute to see her get lifted out of her seat. Standing ovation! I loved her earrings. (Both of us)
Animated Feature:
Rango, I knew the academy was going to choose this one because it basically referenced every Western ever made and followed the storyline of one. (Both of us)
Art Direction: Hugo, I thought Hugo might be big tonight. (Neither of us guessed it)
Cinematography: Hugo, quick speech I am sure he deserved it. (Neither of us guessed it)
Costume Design: The Artist, like I said black and white must have been a challenge. (Both of us)
Best Makeup: The Iron Lady, I missed this in the original, blogger fail. I doubt the nominees enjoyed JLo's and Cam's antics. (Neither of us)
Directing: Michel Hazanavicius, Meg was right Michael Douglas butchered his name. (Both of us)
Documentary Feature: Undefeated, I want to see it, go Meg for having seen it. (Meg)
Documentary Short:
Saving Face, I really want to see this. It is about the tragedy of women who were victims of acid violence. (TV Lass)
Film Editing:
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, this movie was crazily filmed. I still liked the Swedish version better. So happy to see The Artist not win. (TV Lass)
Foreign Language Film:
A Separation, I knew it was going to get it.  The only other Iranian film I have ever seen was good. Great basis for choosing a nominee and a slight humblebrag as Meg would point out. (Both of us) Check out this interesting article on how Hollywood conquered the world.
Original Score:
The Artist, impressed that he has no formal training, (Neither of us)
Original Song:
Man or Muppet from The Muppets, they had the best presenters too! (Both of us)
Animated Short Film:
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, I have a feeling Meg chose Dimanche because it means Sunday in French, and that's why I almost chose it. (Neither of us)
Short Film: The Shore, another I missed blogger fail. (Neither of us)
Sound Editing: Hugo, the academy really going for nostalgia. God, I wish Drive was recognized, go see it! (Neither of us)
Sound Mixing: Hugo, the academy really going for nostalgia. I may be regretting changing my best picture choice.  (Neither of us)
Visual Effects: Hugo, really really regretting changing my best picture choice. (Neither of us.)
Adapted Screenplay:
The Descendants, Angelina definitely ate up the audience's reaction to her, she looked thin. I am happy to see this movie get recognized, it was a movie that made me laugh and cry multiple times. Love the winners making fun of Jolie positioning herself.  What would it have been like if Moneyball won?(Meg)
Original Screenplay:
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris, I really loved this movie. I watched it during a time I needed an escape, and it brought me to a time in Paris I think of often with all of my favorite writers. I am glad it was recognized. (TV Lass)

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