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Movie News: The Oscars Was Successful

Movie News: The Oscars Was Successful

The Oscars last night had some amazing moments and the winners seemed to be what was expected. The opening sequence by Seth MacFarlane was very entertaining and had some songs that were…well…different. Adele killed “Skyfall” and Life of Pi showed up big as I predicted it would. In our Oscars podcast, we went through all the nominees, changed some of our picks and we ended up doing pretty well. Here’s the breakdown of how we did (Remember, if you listen to our podcast, we changed some of our picks):

Best Picture: Argo
JD – Argo
Matthew – Argo
Nate – Argo

Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
JD – Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
Matthew – Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
Nate – Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)

Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
JD – Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
Matthew – Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
Nate – Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)

Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)
JD – Alan Arkin (Argo)
Matthew – Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)
Nate – Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)

Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables)
JD – Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables)
Matthew – Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables)
Nate – Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables))

Best Director: Ang Lee (Life of Pi)
JD – Ang Lee (Life of Pi)
Matthew – Ang Lee (Life of Pi)
Nate – Ang Lee (Life of Pi)

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen: Django Unchained
JD – Moonrise Kingdom
Matthew – Django Unchained
Nate – Django Unchained

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published: Argo
JD – Life of Pi
Matthew – Silver Linings Playbook
Nate – Life of Pi

Best Animated Feature Film: Brave
JD – Wreck-It Ralph
Matthew – Brave
Nate – Brave

Best Achievement in Cinematography: Life of Pi
JD – Life of Pi
Matthew – Life of Pi
Nate – Life of Pi

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score:
JD – Mychael Danna (Life of Pi)
Matthew – Alexandre Desplat (Argo)
Nate – Mychael Danna (Life of Pi)

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song: Adele (“Skyfall” for Skyfall)
JD – Adele (“Skyfall” for Skyfall)
Matthew – Adele (“Skyfall” for Skyfall)
Nate – Adele (“Skyfall” for Skyfall)

Best Achievement in Visual Effects: Life of Pi
JD – Life of Pi
Matthew – Life of Pi
Nate – The Avengers

Total Results:
1) Nate & Matthew – 10 out of 13 correct
2) JD – 10 out of 13 correct

We’ll have more thoughts on The Oscars this week when we do our podcast. We’ll talk about our thoughts on the winners, any surprises and if Seth MacFarlane was actually funny. Be sure to stay tuned and catch that on this week’s show!

InSession Film founder and owner. I love film. Love art. Love how it intersects with our real lives. My favorite movies include Citizen Kane, The 400 Blows, Modern Times, The Godfather and The Tree of Life. Follow me on Twitter @RealJDDuran. Follow us @InSessionFilm.

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