2013 Academy Award Winners

5 Mar

Alright, alright, already! Yes, we’re a day late and a rupee short, but one of our laptops crashed and typing a post on an HTC One S is not so easy. Anyway, the 2013 Academy Awards over. So how did we do with our predictions?

The predictions we made are in red.  The actual results are marked with a green check.

Best Motion Picture of the Year

checkArgo

Best Achievement in Directing

checkAng Lee (Life of Pi)

xSteven Spielberg (Lincoln)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

checkDaniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

checkJennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

checkChristopher Waltz in Django Unchained

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

checkAnne Hathaway in Les Misérables

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (Original Screenplay)

xAmour: Michael Haneke
checkDjango Unchained: Quentin Tarantino

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published (Adapted Screenplay)

checkArgo: Chris Terrio
xSilver Linings Playbook: David O. Russell

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year

checkBrave: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song

checkSkyfall: Adele, Paul Epworth (“Skyfall”)

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score

xAnna Karenina: Dario Marianelli
checkLife of Pi: Mychael Danna

Best Achievement in Cinematography

checkLife of Pi: Claudio Miranda
xSkyfall: Roger Deakins

Best Achievement in Editing

checkArgo: William Goldenberg
xLife of Pi: Tim Squyres

Best Achievement in Production Design (Art Direction)

xLes Misérables: Eve Stewart, Anna Lynch-Robinson
checkLincoln: Rick Carter, Jim Erickson

Best Achievement in Costume Design

checkAnna Karenina: Jacqueline Durran

Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling

checkLes Misérables: Lisa Westcott, Julie Dartnell

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing

checkLes Misérables: Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, Simon Hayes

Best Achievement in Sound Editing

xLife of Pi: Eugene Gearty, Philip Stockton
checkSkyfall: Per Hallberg, Karen M. Baker
checkZero Dark Thirty: Paul N.J. Ottosson

Best Achievement in Visual Effects

checkLife of Pi: Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik De Boer, Donald Elliott Prometheus: Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

checkAmour (Austria)

Best Documentary, Feature

checkSearching for Sugar Man: Malik Bendjelloul, Simon Chinn

Best Short Film, Live Action

checkCurfew: Shawn Christensen
xDeath of a Shadow: Tom Van Avermaet, Ellen De Waele

Best Short Film, Animated

checkPaperman: John Kahrs

Best Short Film, Documentary

checkInocente: Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine

Sheesh. 62.5% correct. We suck.

Length of the show: we predicted  3 hours and 15 minutes. The actual time was 3 hours and 35 minutes.

Curious to know how we did last year?  We got 75% of our predictions right! We missed Best Actor and Best Actress last year because we weren’t paying enough attention. Eh.

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