Oscar 2013 Recap: Winners & Losers

25 Feb


Did you like the Oscars this year?

Who was the best dressed last night?

Share with us your favorite highlights and worst moments of the show.

The Oscar 2013 Winners

1. Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz

2. Animated Short Film: “Paper Man”

3. Animated Feature Film: “Brave”

4. Cinematography: Claudio Miranda for “Life of Pi”

5. Visual Effects: “Life of Pi”

6. Costume Design: “Anna Karenina”

7. Makeup and Hairstyling: “Les Miserables”

8. Live Action Short Film: “Curfew”

9. Documentary Short Subject: “Innocente”

10. Documentary Feature: “Searching for Sugar Man”

11. Foreign Language Film: “Amour”

12. Sound Mixing: “Les Miserables

13. Sound Editing: “Zero Dark Thirty” and “Skyfall” (A tie)

14. Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway

15. Film Editing: “Argo”

16. Production Design: “Lincoln”

17. Original Score: “Life of Pi”

18. Original Song: “Skyfall”

19. Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio for “Argo”

20. Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantion for “Django Unchained”

21. Directing: Ang Lee

22. Actress: Jennifer Lawrence

23. Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis

24. Best Picture: “Argo”

37 Responses to “Oscar 2013 Recap: Winners & Losers”

  1. parisienne February 25, 2013 at 10:04 AM #

    I enjoyed the Oscars this year to no end and hope that they invite Seth McFarlane back in future years. He’s been the best Oscar host since Billy Crystal, IMO.

    • ozzie20 February 26, 2013 at 8:48 PM #

      I’ve just read somewhere that it had the highest viewers in three years. I also read that he wasn’t going to host again. 😦 Maybe he can be persuaded by next year!

      • littlebells February 27, 2013 at 3:11 PM #

        I thought he did a fantastic job and you know, how do you top yourself? If he doesn’t do it again, I will understand why. It really was one of the best Oscars we have had in a very, very long time.

        I know there were many who were offended by his boobs song. Ok, first of all, we have seen all of those actresses boobs, and second, it was part of the sketch.

  2. littlebells February 25, 2013 at 10:15 AM #

    So much to say but will have to come back later with all my notes! 🙂

    • littlebells February 25, 2013 at 10:18 AM #

      Just to help out with Best and Worst dressed:

      • Open Book February 25, 2013 at 2:27 PM #

        LB Thanks for posting this. I have to say AP was horrible this year in showing the Red Carpet gowns. Yet, despite the lack of coverage I still believe Charlize Theron, Halle Berry, Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence, Eddie Redmayne were my choices for Best Dressed last night.

        My Worst Dressed:
        Anne Hathway(due to the bad bust darts and her overdone tribute to Audrey Hepburn). I was quite disapointed. She always dresses so classy. This was her night it was time for her to take a chance be an individual.

        Zoe Saldana-Gosh! I’m sorry I thought she got over her tacky “all tarted-up” (Ozzie quote) tendencies. Her hair and make-up is always flawless. Its too bad she chooses to take out her aggression on her clothes.

        Kristen Stewart-Why? The bodice was too low and badly fitted. If u want to know how to wear lace. Look at Sandra Bullock. Kristen Stewart made the lace look like used toilet paper. Not to mention it being the wrong silhouette for her figure. From top to bottom she looked horrible.

        • Open Book February 25, 2013 at 3:01 PM #

          I would like to add Naomi Watts to my Best Dressed list. She looked stunning at both the Oscars and the Vanity Fair Party last night. Also, I like what Amy Adams wore to the Vanity Fair Party better than what she wore to the Oscars.

          • ozzie20 February 26, 2013 at 9:31 PM #

            Woo for using British slang! 🙂

            My worst dress list:
            Anne Hathaway – for the same reasons as OB.
            Kristen Stewart – The dress didn’t suit her figure. If it had a corset in it, it could of created the hour glass figure needed for that dress. Plus it looked like she had no bust what so ever. It was like two foam breast stuck on to a flat dress. Hair is a no. I don’t understand the two different shoes. Go completely flat and hobble or go high healed and used crutches.
            Sally Field – Something feels off. Nice colour, not sure about the neck line.

            My best dressed list:
            Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlize Theron, Stacy Keibler (that one came as a shock to me. Normally I don’t like what she wears!), Jeremy Renner (not the hair though), Kristin Chenoweth (another no to the hair), Eddie Redmayne, Kate Capshaw (no to the necklace).

            Is there anywhere to see the after party pics?

  3. Open Book February 25, 2013 at 1:45 PM #

    Goodafternoon everyone! The Oscars were great last night. I thought Seth did a good job. Not bad! It was a very classy and fun show.

  4. Comic Relief February 25, 2013 at 2:55 PM #

    Argo was a great choice for best picture, it was an extremely impressive movie. Can’t wait to see what Affleck does with his career. Sustaining the quality of this vision would be difficult for anyone.

    Now like many; I have to catch those movies I did not see to understand the way they placed.

    – Life of Pi
    – Amour

    • Open Book February 25, 2013 at 3:06 PM #

      CR-Don’t feel bad. All the picks I made for Best Picture, Actress and Director, Costume were all wrong. It was tough this year. I think all the winners were deserving. Given u did guess who would win for Best Actor correct. U win a cyber apple pie juice.

      What did u think of the Oscar’s opening number this year?

      • Comic Relief February 26, 2013 at 4:24 PM #


        Let’s be honest. You feel bad yet you should n’t let your depression spoil your week.

        When my beliefs, interests or appetites align with the beliefs, interests or appetites of the various academy award judging boards you have my permission to pull the trigger, close the coffin and bury my casket. That said I’m cool with differing with Oscar and I would appreciate it if you did not suggest otherwise. 🙂

        P.S.: The Opening number got good marks for not being boring. Sort of “good job” Seth!!!

        • Open Book February 26, 2013 at 7:01 PM #


          CR-Are these your good marks or someone else?

          • Comic Relief February 26, 2013 at 7:41 PM #

            Hmmmmmm, sounds like a trick question. I’ll think I’ll pass.

            • Comic Relief February 26, 2013 at 7:42 PM #

              Of course if you answer my questions I may answer yours.

              1. What do you think the use of Michelle Obama was…..
              • Political pandering
              • Yet another attempt to undermine her negative image with conservative talk radio
              • An attempt by the academy to buy more legitimacy than they may have earned

              2. Sure were a lot of white(ish) dresses this year on women, and I understand a lot of blue thin ties on men. What does that mean?

              3. What Seth Mcfarlane jokes did you find the most offensive? And which ones do you feel are the least likely to be forgiven?

              • Open Book February 27, 2013 at 2:37 PM #

                U can’t answer a question with 3 questions CR. U don’t play fairly. LOL!

                I will answer one of your Q’s. I think Michelle Obama appearance was too much like pandering but she looked great. I wonder why it was done? Do u have any idea?

                • Comic Relief February 27, 2013 at 7:14 PM #

                  I will agree it was unfair. I will try and clean that up with a timely diplomatic answer.

                  I think the Michelle Obama show appearance was likely some combination of the three answers but not necessarily a negative one. Of course I would say this, I’m a big fan of hers and I will try to not write an article before I’m finished.

                  As the below news story will suggest, being a first lady is a tough job yet the job has evolved with every new woman who has had that (elected) office.

                  • From her perspective, the Obama’s received a lot of support from Hollywood for the last election. Her appearance may have been a show of political appreciation as much as anything else.

                  • People may have forgotten how much Hillary, was attacked for being as much of an independent professional woman as Michelle is today. The audiences of that day had a hard time accepting that the President’s wife could be an educated professional woman with her own ambitions with and independent of the President. I think Michelle has weathered those reactions and responded in the most positive manner possible.

                  • You pointed out in past articles that rumors of bought awards have made the Oscars and Golden Globes sensitive regarding their critics. Michelle gave the show an aura of respectability and objectivity. Reminding or even updating the shows glorious past.

    • littlebells February 27, 2013 at 3:15 PM #

      So glad he backed out of that film with Stew. That would have been a career move 100 x’s worse than Gigli.

      I don’t think he should try to top himself. Actors and directors that do that usually fall flat. Just make films you love and care about, Ben.

  5. Open Book February 26, 2013 at 7:03 PM #

    Everyone-Tonight is an open discussion. So please feel free to comment anytime and let us know what u thought of the Oscars and Red Carpet this year.

  6. Comic Relief February 26, 2013 at 8:22 PM #


    It surprises me when movies get awards when neither the screen play, acting, direction or the script were otherwise celebrated. A good example is “Anna Karenina’s” award for Costuming. Does this in anyway surprise you?

    It seems to me if the whole shebang isn’t top choice the costumes might seem to be getting undue notice, a raw deal, or might be easily discredited.

    • Open Book February 27, 2013 at 2:46 PM #

      I know it doesn’t make sense but the Academy loves to give Oscars to big period extravagant costume dramas. It’s sad but true. I thought the costumes for Argo were wonderfully done it really transported audiences back in time and enhanced the characters and story. Yet, films like these are seen as contemporary pieces unworthy of recognition. Another film I loved for costumes was Les Mis. Yes, its period but the costumes were distressed and dirty and not seen as artistic. But as u heard me say before to distress clothing is an art form all to its own. I hope I answered your question.

      • littlebells February 27, 2013 at 3:16 PM #

        I agree with you OB. Couldn’t have said it any better.

        • Comic Relief February 27, 2013 at 7:23 PM #


          I agree with you and I think few could say it any better.

  7. Comic Relief February 26, 2013 at 8:22 PM #


    Because the movie got no awards, did the manufactured controversy over “Xero Dark Thirty” actually work or curse the film?

  8. Comic Relief February 26, 2013 at 8:23 PM #


    Do you think higher ratings are worth all of controversies related to show content? You seemed to like that kind of thing with Ricky Gervais? Do you think the kind of humor that build the house of Stewy is appropriate for the Oscar telecast? Please be honest.

    • Open Book February 26, 2013 at 8:45 PM #

      Hahaha! CR I love a good challenge. However, I need some time and will come back to answer your great questions. In the mean time can I interest u in a cyber apple pie?

    • Open Book February 27, 2013 at 2:55 PM #

      I liked Seth. He seemed to really enjoy films not just a comedian doing stand up. I loved the Musical theme it was contagious.

      • littlebells February 27, 2013 at 3:18 PM #

        OB, I agree with you. He wasn’t there just to do stand up. He took his job as host seriously and was there to help transition categories with laughs. It wasn’t about him as host. And man, would someone PLEASE cast him in a movie musical! That man can SING!!!!

  9. ozzie20 February 26, 2013 at 10:01 PM #

    My favourite parts of the show:
    LOVED Captain Kirk coming back from the future to warn Seth.
    “We saw your boobs” song and dance number. I have a twisted sense of humour, lol!
    Sally Field and Seth’s flying nun sketch.
    Seth making Tommy Lee Jones laugh.
    Cocaine Trees!
    Musical numbers and Bond songs.
    Ted and Mark Walhberg’s first sketch.

    I have no bad moments but there were a few “Oh, I shouldn’t find that funny but I do because it’s kind of true or it’s still funny” iffy moments:
    Seth’s jokes about Jodie Foster, Chris Brown and Rihanna, Mel Gibson and Quvenzhane Wallis/George Clooney.
    Ted and Mark walhberg’s second sketch sketch.

    WTF moment:
    Michelle Obama. I love the woman but it was odd having her on it.

    • littlebells February 27, 2013 at 3:23 PM #

      yes to everything you said Ozzie!

      Did you see the Good Morning America segment where Georgeo Stephonopolous is interviewing JLaw and Jack Nicholson came up and talked to her!? That was so awesome and hilarious! I would have done the same thing. HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

      • ozzie20 March 1, 2013 at 7:37 PM #

        Yes, that was briliiant. I would of reacted that way too! LOL!

  10. littlebells February 27, 2013 at 3:25 PM #

    Oh I also wanted to mention I loved Adele’s speech because you could tell that she was so overwhelmed. Not only has she gotten a grammy, but a GG and now an OSCAR!!! Like bam! All at once and totally unexpected. Too see her get choked up just shows how down to earth she is.

    • ozzie20 March 1, 2013 at 7:40 PM #

      It was so sweet and it was quite refreshing too! 🙂

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