Sabot L'ours (sabotlours) wrote,
Sabot L'ours

The Oscars 2013

I know many people don't give 2 shits about award shows. I'm usually one of them, but I have a special place in my heart for the Academy Awards. Looking back in my LJ posts from previous years, most have the theme of, "Oh doG! That show sucked!" This year I actually enjoyed the show. People have been hating on Seth MacFarlane, but I really didn't mind his performance. I thought that overall the show flowed better than in previous years. There were no political speeches and pretty much everyone gave a nice concise acceptance speech. I was a bit turned off by Michele Obama presenting the Best Picture award. That was just a little inappropriate, IMHO. I haven't seen "Argo" yet, so I can't say whether it was deserved or not.

I was happy to watch the lesser-known winners. While I was a little unsure about "Inocente" for best short documentary when I saw it, I could see how it could win because perhaps people were looking for a lighter topic as opposed to cancer and heart disease. I was surprised to see Disney win for best animated short, but it was damned good and deserving. I called it right when I said "Curfew" had the best shot for Best live-action short. I was also very happy to see "Searching for Sugar Man" win Best Documentary.

There was lots of online hate for Anne Hathaway in "Le Mis" but I personally loved her performance. I was shocked that Christoph Waltz got Best Supporting Actor for "Django." He's such a good actor. I was also pleasantly shocked that "Brave" won Best Animated Feature. It was deserving, but I felt that the Academy loved to snub the major studios in the subject unless it was REALLY good. It was also nice that a song that people might have actually heard won for Best Song. In previous years it seemed that the most obscure titles were nominated just because they had to throw SOMETHING up in the category. So now it's back to the Netflix queue to see what I had missed.
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