Academy Awards 2013: Fit To Be Tied

I should be thrilled about the Oscar results because I got 23 out of 24 categories. (I missed Animated Feature, choosing “Wreck-It Ralph” over “Brave”). Instead, the evening was a downer, mostly. The Oscars were so endless this year (winners here) that I’m not going to add to the verbiage expressed all night long on social media. Daniel Day-Lewis provided the only memorable acceptance speech, Streisand and Bassey gave the night some musical oomph (if not voices in their prime), and Jennifer Lawrence assured herself a place in the all-time Oscar-reel highlights by tripping on the way up to the podium. The only other moment for the history books: a tie in Best Sound Editing. Seth MacFarlane is a funny guy, but not an ideal Oscar host. I can’t stand perpetual adolescent Quentin Tarantino getting awards, and Tony Kushner being overlooked. Also, as much as I admire Ang Lee I was sorry to see him win: “Life of Pi” is beautiful-looking spiritual malarkey.

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