Cinema Gold

For anyone who loves movies, the Academy Awards are a definite calendar event.

Thanks to a friend living in New York, I caught around half an hour of the show being live streamed on a shady website.

My favourites from the evening:
# Charlize Theron in that pristine Christian Dior Haute Couture dress, Roger Vivier shoes, and Harry Winston jewellery. Stunner.
# Adele winning for Skyfall.
# Daniel Day Lewis being awarded for a mesmerising portrayal of Abe Lincoln. Although I wasn’t really moved by the movie, but this man’s painstaking methods made me think that if the 16th President of the United States were alive, this is exactly how he would be.
# Argo winning the coveted ‘Best Picture’. This movie had me on the edge of my seat for the final twenty minutes, with my heartbeat racing and even made me mutter a silent prayer that the six people may pass. Very very well deserved. Not to mention what a treat it was to see Ben Affleck and George Clooney (and beard) on stage together.
Affleck and Father Christmas.
# Brave won the best animated feature. Disney and Pixar’s representation of Scotland burst out every frame of this movie. Although I don’t think the story had much substance – as always, it had a valuable lesson to teach. Yay, for Merida!
# I had hoped that Life of Pi would win some more awards, but I’m quite pleased that Ang Lee was recognised for the beauty with which he has translated Yann Martel’s epic novel and depicted Richard Parker. Winner, this one.
# Anne Hathaway. As wonderful as she was looking in Prada and a Tiffany diamond neck piece – she looked just perfect from every angle! Don’t believe me – see this.
I told you so.
# Catherine Zeta Jones did a Chicago. For the longest time I thought she was the most beautiful woman on the planet. I’m at a Emily Deschanel phase now. 
# The orchestra played ‘The Sound of Music’ when Christopher Plummer was on the dais. Such a nice touch, that.
So thus, with a ‘Here’s to the losers’ sung by sexist Seth Macfarlane and an unknown actress in a very fancy gown, the 85th Annual Academy Awards came to a close. 
Watch a recap, if you can – it was several notches above our Filmfare Awards!

5 thoughts on “Cinema Gold

  1. Charlize Theron looked breathtaking!
    I'm happy that Ang Lee and his team got the awards.
    Christoph Waltz got the best supporting award!
    It was a great show!

  2. @ Anisha: I know! Although most of the gowns were boring – hers was quite special!
    Yes, honestly – I think Life of Pi deserved more.

  3. you cant compare teh academy awards with teh filmfare awards, afterall its just a magzine award!

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