LOS ANGELES: The Academy Awards or The Oscars as it is popularly known is considered one of the highest honours in the Film Industry Internationally. For years The Academy has recognized and awarded some of the greatest film makers, actors and artists of all times. This year the Academy Awards were held on the 25th of February 2013 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
2013, the Oscars celebrated ‘Music in Cinema’, which was only appropriate with ‘Les Miserables’ being one of the most revered films of this year. Seth MacFarlane acted as the host for the Award function. He was rather charming, but his jokes, not so much!
What was enjoyable though were the performances by Catherine Zeta-Jones, Dame Shirley Bassey, Adele, who performed Skyfall, for which she also won The Oscar for Best Original Song; but the cast of Les Miserables were the ultimate show stealers, their performance was marvellous and left us wanting for more.
This year we saw a lot of great films. To be honest, it seemed rather unfair to pick just one winner because all the films and performances were so brilliant and powerful and every nominated film, actor or artist could easily be called some of the best performances we have seen in years! But alas, someone has to win.
Here’s a list of all the winners this year:
Life of Pi won the maximum awards this year with 4 Oscars: Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, Best Visual Effects and Ang Lee took the Oscar as Best Director for Life of Pi
Argo won Best Film Editing, Best Writing- Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture.
Les Miserables won Best Make-Up and Hairstyling, Best Sound Mixing.
Lincoln grabbed the Oscar for Best Production Design.
Quentin Tarantino won Best Writing – Original Screenplay for Django Unchained and Anne Hathaway won The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Fantine in
Christoph Waltz won Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Dr. King Schultz in Django Unchained.
Daniel Day-Lewis won best actor for his Potrayal of Lincoln and Jennifer Lawrence won Best Actress for her portrayal of Tiffany Maxwell in Silver Linings Playbook.
Some other Oscar Winners include Brave, Searching for Sugarman and Amour!
So these are the films we celebrated this year! These brilliant films filled with heart- warming performances that not only touched our hearts but our souls are some of the greatest performances we’ve seen in years! Hopefully this coming year will be even more magical than the one gone by!