By Sandra Kraisirideja
For years I have been an Oscar snob when it comes to Awards shows and this year marks the first time I regret not having seen the Golden Globes as hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.
It’s not that Seth Macfarland was a terrible Oscar host, but he was just so safe and unoriginal that it made the entire show fall flat. Except for a few bursts of excitement that followed a few surprise winners were announced, this year’s Oscar show did not do much to keep things moving.
Even when the ceremony itself lacks energy, it’s the responses from the winners that usually proide the show’s best and most memorable moments.
The best acceptance speeches came from director Ang Lee, who bested the odds-on favorite Steven Spielberg for directorial acheievement; actress Jennifer Lawrence, who slipped on the stairs on her way up to accept her Oscar for Best Actress and will forever win “most embarrassing moment” on television; actor Daniel Day-Lewis, who consistently has given wonderful acceptance speeches that blend humility and humor in a way that is truly endearing; and Ben Affleck who seemed truly overcome by “Argo’s” win for Best Picture and wound up rambling nervously during his acceptance speech in a way that was really adorable.
Among the surprises last night included Christoph Waltz’s win for Best Supporting Actor although with each of the nominees already in possession of an Oscar it was truly difficult to predict a frontrunner. There was also a tie in the Sound Editing category and the trophy was awarded to both “Skyfall” and “Zero Dark Thirty.” According to the Los Angeles Times, a tie has now occured a total of six times in Oscar history.
Below is a full list of last night’s winners:
BEST PICTURE – “Argo”
BEST DIRECTOR – Ang Lee, “Life of Pi”
BEST ACTOR – Daniel Day-Lews, “Lincoln”
BEST ACTRESS – Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM – “Brave”
BEST FOREIGN FILM – “Amour”
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY – “Django Unchained”
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY – “Argo”
BEST COSTUME DESIGN – “Anna Karenina”
BEST ORIGINAL SONG – “Skyfall”
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – “Life of Pi”
BEST DOCUMENTARY – “Searching for Sugar Man”
BEST DOCUMENTARY (SHORT) – “Inocente”
BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING – “Les Miserables”
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – “Lincoln”
BEST FILM EDITING – “Argo”
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – “Life of Pi”
BEST SOUND EDITING – “Skyfall” and “Zero Dark Thiry”
BEST SOUND MIXING – “Les Miserables”
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS – “Life of Pi”
BEST SHORT FILM (ANIMATED) – “Paperman”
BEST SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION) – “Curfew”