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Post by sharmibalan on 2013-02-24, 20:16



Like every year, this year the controversy started when, The Academy Awards, was re-branded on the 20th of Feb 2013 as The Oscars. The Oscars, is the most prestigious awards presented to the most excellent talent in the motion pictures since 1929. Since then a lot of categories have been added and some removed. Currently this year there are 24 categories listed. The “Best Foreign Language Film” is the only category where a foreign movie is nominated. To be nominated in this category the movie must be in any foreign language other than English, should have run at least seven consecutive days in the cinema and must fall between the deadline periods proposed by The Oscars. Ever since this category was introduced, we were successfully nominated only thrice, 1957 Mother India, 1988 Salaam Bombay and in 2001 Lagaan. Till date we haven’t won any Oscars in this category and this year we don’t have any successful nominations. Because each country can only nominate one movie in this category and has its own rules and regulations for nominating a film, this category is never shy of controversies and criticisms.




Some Interesting/fascinating/wired facts about Oscars…..




The Most successful films in Oscar History are Ben-Hur, Titanic and Lord of The Rings – The Return of The King. Each took home 11 Oscars, although The Return of The King was the only one of those movie which won an award in every category it was nominated.


Gone with the wind is the longest Best Picture winner clocking in 234 minutes, while Marty is the shortest running Best Picture cloaking in a mere 94 minutes.


In recent years the Best Actress award is skewed heavily towards real-life characters. Seven of the last 11 winners have been based on real life people, including Erin Brockovich, June Carter, Elizabeth II, Virginia Woolf (Hours) and Leigh Anne Touhy (The Blind Side).


The youngest Oscar winner is Tatum O’Neil, only 10 when she won the Best Supporting Actress for Paper Moon in 1973


The oldest to win is 82 year old Christopher Plummer for Beginners.


The youngest Best actor winner is Adrien Brody, 29, for The Pianist and the oldest is 76 year old Henry Fonda for On Golden Pond.


The Only Sequel to have won Best Picture is The Godfather: Part II


The country with the most Best Foreign Film Oscars is Italy.bounce


Peter O’Toole had been nominated 8 times in the Best Actor Category but has never won an Oscar. According to a 2001 study conducted by the Annals of Internal Medicine, multiple academy award winners live up to 6 years longer than multiple losers. Thankfully no-one had told Peter O’Toole about this.cheers


To win a Best Picture, Oscar history says you should direct a weighty drama or solemn Biopic, rather than a comedy, Sci-fi or Horror


An Oscar weighs in at just over 3 kg and stands 34 cm tall.


The winner of the most Oscars in a lifetime, Walt Disney collected 32 from 59 Nominations. He was nominated in 22 consecutive years.


The sealed envelope dates back to 1941. In 1940 LA Times broke the Academy’s embargo and published the names of all the winners before the ceremony.



The number of thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you in Gwyneth Paltrow’s speech: 23


The longest speech in Oscar history was given by Greer Garson, winner of Best Actress for Mrs. Miniver. The speech was for 7 minutes. The Shortest was from Alfred Hitchcock and William Holden. Both greeted their awards with a simple Thank you.


These days the speeches are limited to 45 seconds.


The longest Oscar Show took place in 2002 and was hosted by Whoopi Goldberg. The ceremony clocked in at a bum-aching four hours and 23 minutes.





With so many interesting facts let’s see what the current Oscars has in store for us. This year Lincoln has received the most nominations, 12, including Best Picture and Best Director, followed by Life of Pi, 11 nominations. Sheena has done a small review on the Oscar nominated Movies.




The Oscar is telecasted tomorrow at 9.30pm live in Australia. I will announce/update the results after the show. I won’t be like LA Times and publish the result of winners before the show.Twisted Evil


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Re: The Oscars – 85th Academy Awards – 24th Feb 2013

Post by slmu on 2013-02-24, 20:48

Nice facts Sharmi :)

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Re: The Oscars – 85th Academy Awards – 24th Feb 2013

Post by -Sheena- on 2013-02-24, 21:36

Interesting Facts Sharmi.... :)

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Post by -Sheena- on 2013-02-25, 17:03

Winners and Nominations for Oscar 2013

A full list of recipients at the 2013 Oscars. Winners' names appear in bold, followed by their fellow nominees.
BEST FILM

Argo
Amour
Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
Lincoln
Life Of Pi
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

BEST DIRECTOR

Ang Lee - Life of Pi
Michael Haneke - Amour
David O Russell - Silver Linings Playbook
Steven Spielberg - Lincoln
Benh Zeitlin - Beasts of the Southern Wild

BEST ACTOR

Daniel Day-Lewis - Lincoln
Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook
Hugh Jackman - Les Miserables
Joaquin Phoenix - The Master
Denzel Washington - Flight

BEST ACTRESS

Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva - Amour
Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty
Naomi Watts - The Impossible
Quvenzhane Wallis - Beasts of the Southern Wild

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Christoph Waltz - Django Unchained
Alan Arkin in Argo
Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Master
Robert De Niro in Silver Linings Playbook
Tommy Lee Jones in Lincoln

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Anne Hathaway - Les Miserables
Amy Adams - The Master
Helen Hunt - The Sessions
Jacki Weaver - Silver Linings Playbook
Sally Field - Lincoln

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Amour

A Royal Affair
Kon-Tiki
No
War witch

BEST ANIMATED FILM

Brave
Frankenweenie
Paranorman
Pirates! Band of Misfits (UK title: Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists)
Wreck-it Ralph

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Django Unchained - Quentin Tarantino

Amour - Michael Haneke
Flight - John Gatins
Moonrise Kingdom - Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola
Zero Dark Thirty - Mark Boal

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Argo - Chris Terrio
Beasts Of The Southern Wild - Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin
Life Of Pi - David Magee
Lincoln - Tony Kushner
Silver Linings Playbook - David O Russell

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Life of Pi - Claudio Miranda
Anna Karenina - Seamus McGarvey
Django Unchained - Robert Richardson
Lincoln - Janusz Kaminski
Skyfall - Roger Deakins

BEST SOUND MIXING

Les Miserables - Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes
Argo - John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia
Life Of Pi - Ron Bartlett, DM Hemphill and Drew Kunin
Lincoln - Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins
Skyfall - Scott Millan, Greg P Russell and Stuart Wilson

BEST SOUND EDITING (Joint winners)

Skyfall - Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers
Zero Dark Thirty - Paul NJ Ottosson
Argo - Erik Aadahl and Ethan van der Ryn
Django Unchained - Wylie Stateman
Life Of Pi - Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

Skyfall (Skyfall) - Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth[/b]
Before My Time (Chasing Ice) - Music and Lyric by J. Ralph
Everybody Needs A Best Friend (Ted) - Music by Walter Murphy, Lyric by Seth MacFarlane
Pi's lullaby (Life Of Pi) - Music by Mychael Danna, Lyric by Bombay Jayashri
Suddenly (Les Miserables) - Music by Claude-Michel Schonberg, Lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

[b] Life Of Pi - Mychael Danna

Anna Karenina - Dario Marianelli
Argo - Alexandre Desplat
Lincoln - John Williams
Skyfall - Thomas Newman

BEST COSTUMES

Anna Karenina - Jacqueline Durran
Les Miserables - Paco Delgado

Lincoln - Joanna Johnston
Mirror Mirror - Eiko Ishioka
Snow White and the Huntsman - Colleen Atwood

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM

Searching For Sugarman
5 Broken Cameras
The Gatekeepers
How To Survive A Plague
The Invisible War

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

Inocente
Kings Point
Mondays at Racine
Open Heart
Redemption

BEST FILM EDITING

Argo - William Goldenberg

Life of Pi - Tim Squyres
Lincoln - Michael Kahn
Silver Linings Playbook - Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers
Zero Dark Thirty - Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM

Paperman
Adam and the Dog
Fresh Guacamole
Head Over Heels
Maggie Simpson in The Longest Daycare

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM

Curfew
Asad
Buzkashi Boys
Death of a Shadow (Dood Van Een Schaduw)
Henry

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Life Of Pi - Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R Elliott
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R Christopher White
Marvel's The Avengers (UK title: Marvel's Avengers Assemble) - Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick
Prometheus - Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill
Snow White and the Huntsman - Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson

BEST MAKE-UP

Les Miserables - Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell
Hitchcock - Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Lincoln - Rick Carter and Jim Erickson
Anna Karenina - Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Dan Hennah, Ra Vincent and Simon Bright
Les Miserables - Eve Stewart and Anna Lynch-Robinson
Life Of Pi - David Gropman and Anna Pinnock

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