Taking that success The Big Mac Blog is attacking the 2013 Academy Awards, which airs on Sunday evening. It should be noted that I didn't see all of the nominated films, and am approaching this like the ACT test - it's always better to guess than to leave an question blank.
Picture: Silver Linings Playbook. Just depressing enough to win an Oscar.
Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln. Rumor he wanted to be shot at close range as part of research.
Actress: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty. We love strong women.
Supporting Actor: Alan Arkin, Argo. He was great.
Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables. The Academy loves people who starve themselves.
Animated Feature Film: Brave. We love strong girls, too.
Cinematography: Life if Pi. Slam dunk.
Costume Design: Les Miserables. Just incredible.
Director: David O'Russell, Silver Linings Playbook. Just remarkable what he did to make both Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence look hot, and lonely at the same time.
Documentary: The Gatekeepers. Just wow. Imagine if I had seen it.
Documentary Short: Kings Point. Breathtaking.
Film Editing: Zero Dark Thirty, but it should be Argo.
Foreign Language Film: No, Chile. The title sounds depressing.
Makeup & Hairstyling: The Hobbit. Because it's Peter Jackson.
Music: Lincoln, John Williams. Give it to him for Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Song: Skyfall. It's Adele. She kills.
Production Design: Life of Pi. A Tiger on a raft with a kid? Sounds remarkable.
Short Film Animated: Fresh Guacamole. Didn't see it, but who doesn't like fresh guac'?
Short Film Live Action: Curfew. Ohhh ... sounds ominous.
Sound Editing: Skyfall. Per Hallberg & Karen Baker Landers do not get the credit they deserve.
Sound Mixing: (my favorite category) Argo. It made the movie.
Visual Effects: Life of Pi. What Guillaume Rocheron did set a new standard.
Writing Adapted Screenplay: Argo. Seriously. Great story from an incredible story.
Writing Original Screenplay: Zero Dark Thirty. Wait ... this wasn't based on an actual event?
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