The Oscars – Recap

Jennifer Lawrence, really? Like, for real?!? I couldn’t believe my ears when I heard it. Her role, and subsequently performance, was totally unconvincing. I am so incredibly disappointed. As you know, I felt strongly that Quvenzhane Wallis from Beasts of the Southern Wild should win. But oh well, let’s move on.

Next shocker: Michelle Obama announcing the winner. Really First Lady, you got nothing better to do? This just goes to show that politics (not just in the U.S.) are all a part of the show for the masses.

In any case, not the worst outcome there with Argo taking the statue. I’m glad, even though I don’t feel this was a masterpiece.

Amour at least won the Best Foreign Picture category, so that pleases me.

Ang Lee totally deserved the Oscar for directing. Life of Pi is not a book that translates easily onto screen, and he did more than a fantastic job.

Daniel Day-Lewis deserved to enter history by becoming the first to win Best Lead Actor three times.

Anne Hathway taking the Oscar home – that was a no brainer. I cannot not comment on how gorgeous her entire look was.

And I’m so happy that Christoph Waltz was able to take the podium, too (I know many of you feel the same as well). We all knew that Django wouldn’t win, just as we knew that Tarantino would be awarded for Best Original Screenplay.

Daniel Day-Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Christoph Waltz

All in all, there were no spectacular surprises, considering the list was poor to begin with. I’m looking forward to seeing what awaits us in 2013, and I hope you’ll be there with me to comment on it.

Now tell me, are you satisfied with the outcome?

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Lincoln

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I had a hunch this would be a slow movie, but never did I imagine it would be so extremely dull. I can say, without a doubt, that Lincoln is the most boring movie I have ever watched.

I thought we would be seeing a biography, which excited me, because I know very little of this intriguing figure. Instead, it was like watching people read lines from a (dubiously accurate) history book. Can I get a yawn?

Honestly, I wouldn’t even know where to start commenting on this film. The entire premise of the movie revolves around Lincoln’s push for abolition of slavery. But there’s no enthusiasm, no interesting subplots. It’s just Congressmen arguing each other in fancy talk for 2.5 hours. The characters are completely void of personality, especially Lincoln himself. Such a terrible disappointment. What exactly did Spielberg want to achieve with this movie is completely beyond me. I’m surprised the actors themselves, the film crew, the camerapeople, the editors and the producers were all able to stay awake while making this monotonous, lifeless picture.