Oscar Results of 2013

Message to all my readers

This year's Oscar ceremony was arguably one of the best that I've seen in ages. Seth MacFarlane was not only funny, but he was also very charming in how he played with the celebrities in the audience. Indeed, Seth made the Academy Awards a real treat to watch.

Sadly, like all award shows, there's always a few losers, while others triumph. Here we will not only be going over the Oscar results for 2013, but we'll be going over the Oscar snubs as well.

However, before we get into that, I'd like to extend a message to all my readers. First of all, I would like to thank all my readers for following me this year, and I hope you all will continue to read my work. Although I do apologize to all of you for falling drastically behind on my film reviews, but I promise that I'll try harder to keep up with them on a consistent basis.

Secondly, I still plan on keeping my promise about reviewing all the previous "Star Trek" films that'll lead up to my inevitable review of "Star Trek Into Darkness." Plus, I'll be reviewing all the previous "Wizard of Oz" adaptations in honor of the prequel, "Oz: The Great and Powerful", and the upcoming remake of the original, "Wizard of Oz", that's currently in development.

Thirdly, I'll also be doing some more "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" related hubs in honor of the reboot that's set to come out next year. And finally, I decided that with all these remakes coming out that I will not only review the remake of films, but I'll also be reviewing the originals as well starting this year.

Although it'll be a daunting task, but I'd prefer to think of it as my way of thanking all my readers for following me. Anyways, without further delay, lets start the show...

Oscar Results for 2013

Oscar Categories
Winners
 
Best Picture
Argo
 
Best Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis
Lincoln
Best Actress
Jennifer Lawrence
Silver Linings Playbook
Best Animated Feature
Brave
 
Best Supporting Actress
Anne Hathaway
Les Misérables
Best Supporting Actor
Christoph Waltz
Django Unchained
Best Director
Ang Lee
Life of Pi
Best Costume Design
Jacqueline Durran
Anna Karenina
Best Cinematography
Claudio Miranda
Life of Pi
Best Film Editing
William Goldenberg
Argo
Best Short Documentary
Inocente
 
Best Documentary Feature
Searching for Sugar Man
 
Best Foreign Language Film
Amour
 
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell (Les Misérables)
 
Best Original Score
Mychael Danna
Life of Pi
Best Animated Short Film
Paperman
 
Best Production Design
Rick Carter (Production Design); Jim Erickson (Set Decoration)
Lincoln
Best Original Song
Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
Skyfall (Skyfall)
Best Sound Mixing
Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes
Les Misérables
Best Sound Editing
Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers
Skyfall
Best Live Action Short Film
Curfew
 
Best Original Screenplay
Quentin Tarantino
Django Unchained
Best Adapted Screenplay
Chris Terrio
Argo
Best Visual Effects
Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott
Life of Pi

This Year's Best Picture: "Argo"

At the risk of sounding conceited, I was going to originally pick this film to win "Best Picture", but I backed out at the last minute to pick Stephen Spielberg's "Lincoln" instead as the favorite. Mainly because I noticed that Ben Affleck was snubbed for a director nomination, and seeing how Spielberg was coming in as the favorite to win "Best Director"; which most Oscar viewers know usually the "Best Director" and "Best Picture" go hand in hand with each other. However, my gut told me that "Argo" was going to win, but I went against that feeling to predict "Lincoln" instead. Isn't life funny sometimes?

I guess if this year's Oscar race taught me anything, it's that next time I should trust my gut intuition about these things more often. Oh well, lesson learned I guess.

However, I have to say that "Argo" was one of the best films of 2012, and it definitely deserved all the praise it got this year. Although some of the events of "Argo" were exaggerated for cinematic purposes, it was still a deeply engaging story about a tragic real life event.

And even though Ben Affleck wasn't even nominated this year, that didn't hinder this film's chances in the least to win. Truly deserving of this year's "Best Picture", as I hope this will be the start of many great movies to come from filmmaker, Ben Affleck.

Stevennix2001's Prediction Statistics for 2013

Possible Upsets Included:

8/10

Possible Upsets Excluded:

4/10

Oscar Snubs

Sadly, there's always people that are snubbed out of a well deserved nomination and/or win in each Academy Award show. Whether it's intentional or not, it happens all the same. Therefore, before we conclude this hub, I'd like to go over this year's Oscar snubs for 2013.

Also, I'd like to thank innersmiff and Sharal-Barboza for their contributions to this hub, as they helped with naming the snubs for this year's Oscars. Without them, none of this would've been possible. If you'd like to check out some of their work on hubpages, then feel free to click on their names, as you'll be directed over to their profile page.

Ben Affleck: Speaking of snubs, Ben Affleck should've not only been nominated for "Best Director", but he should've won it. Nothing against Ang Lee, who also deserved recognition for his "Life of Pi" film. However, Affleck orchestrated gripping intense thriller that was not only interesting, but also knew how much comedy and action to give to it's audience; while still remaining respectful to the real life events that happened. Why the Academy snubbed this man is beyond me, but he definitely snubbed out of a well deserved nomination.

Arrietty: For some damn reason, the Oscars don't typically nominate anime films. Sure, there's the rare "Spirited Away", but most of the time it's rare to see anime films get recognition. "Arrietty" not only had great visuals in it's traditional 2-D animation, but it was also highly creative in how it managed to make our everyday world seem like arguably one of the most dangerous places on Earth; through the eyes of the borrowers.

It even had a very engaging story arc as well. Granted, I wouldn't say it was Hayao Miyazaki's best film, but it definitely helluva a lot better than "Brave", a film that didn't even deserve to win "Best Animated Feature"; let alone be nominated in the first place.

It's sad really, as "Arrietty" should've gotten a nomination this year for "Best Animated Feature."

ParaNorman: Speaking of nominations for "Best Animated Feature", "ParaNorman" was by far the best animated film of last year. Not only were all the visuals impressive, but the story was surprisingly unique. Sure, the film was a tad predictable at times, but it still featured a very interesting character driven story arc; while offering some of the most original animation that you'll ever see in an animated movie.

If the Academy Awards were up to me, I personally think "ParaNorman" should've won "Best Animated Feature", but it's not up to me.

The Master: At the suggestion of innersmiff, he believes that if you're going to have the nominations up to 10, then why couldn't "The Master" be nominated? To be honest, I couldn't agree with him more. "The Master" one of the best films of last year, and rightfully should've been nominated for "Best Picture"; a huge snub indeed.

Barfi: This suggestion comes from Sharal-Barboza, who describes this movie as "a tender romance story of a hearing and speech impaired boy and his life journey." She goes onto say that the performances by the lead actors, Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, were amazing. To be honest, I haven't seen this movie, but from the way she describes it, I have to say that I'm kind of interested in see it now.

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Rachna Rai 3 years ago from Mohali, India

I liked the way you explained the Oscar Snubs. I feel that winning is not always everything. As long as your work is being appreciated by the audience, it means much more than any award. Moreover, I feel that an Oscar nomination is itself not less than any award..


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Stevennix2001 3 years ago Author

Yeah, that's true. Besides, an Oscar victory doesn't measure the value of a filmmaker/actor/actress/etc, as there's been plenty of people that have never won one, yet they're still regarded as one of the best out there. Therefore, i think you make a good point that as long as people appreciate your work, then that in itself is a great award.

anyways, i appreciate you stopping by to share some of your thoughts with us, as im glad you liked the hub. :)


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Stevennix2001 2 years ago Author

That's so true. Very seldom few movies ever have the honor of ever being nominated, so even that in itself is quite an accomplishment. :)

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