2013 Oscars Live-Blog, Final Predictions, and Winners

2013 Oscars Live-Blog

The biggest movie holiday of the year is finally upon us and once again Film Misery will be reporting on the action live from the comfort of our living rooms. Follow along below and on Twitter and feel free to share your thoughts in the comments. Here we go!

85th Academy Awards
Live Blog 2013

10:57pm: Another year, another fun ceremony, another botched predictions ballot. Stay tuned for a more detailed recap.

10:55pm: And Best Picture goes to…ARGO!

10:53pm: After Bill Clinton presented at the Golden Globes, politics and cinema continue to collide with Michelle Obama presenting before the Best Picture nominees.

10:44pm: Jennifer Lawrence wins Best Actress. Well, so much for changing my mind.

10:36pm: Ang Lee wins Best Director, the category that was perhaps the most intriguing and mysterious of the night. I saw four different directors in the number one spot on different sites.

10:24pm: Argo wins Best Adapted Screenplay. I doubt there will be any challengers for Best Picture at this point.

10:15pm: A very long Best Original Score/Song presentation. This is the part of the night when Oscar fatigue starts to set in.

10:01pm: In Memoriam segment this year was one of the better produces that I’ve seen in recent years. Although, following it up with Barbara Streisand singing “The Way We Were” in tribute of Marvin Hamlisch seemed excessive. Why not have her sing over the montage?

9:45pm: Anybody else notice how tonight’s Oscars are particularly Aryan? Lots of long blonde hair from the males and females. Two movies about slavery from which only white actors are nominated.

9:37pm: Nobody can dislike Adele. Her performance of “Skyfall” was pretty excellent.

9:33pm: Sandra Bullock presenting an award and trying to be funny. If she wanted to tell a joke, all she had to say was “I won an Oscar for The Blind Side.”

9:26pm: Anne Hathaway wins the award for Best Supporting Actress and gives the most rehearsed sounding acceptance speech of the night. Loved the performance, hated the speech.

9:18pm: When introducing Christopher Plummer, McFarlane makes a Von Trapp joke that TOTALLY REDEEMS HIMSELF!

9:11pm: Ted makes an appearance and is not particularly funny, but I can’t help but be impressed by the CGI work. How did Mark Wahlberg hand him the envelope? Amazing!

9:04pm: Okay, the Les Miserables performance was pretty good. Haters of that film can stop now.

8:56pm: Tribute to movie musicals with performances from Chicago, Les Miserables, and Dreamgirls. If they really want to recognize great musicals they should move beyond the past 20 years. Or at least include Moulin Rouge and Once, the best musicals in that time period.

8:48pm: Seth McFarlane is reaching for really broad jokes (Kardashians, boob jokes, etc.). I am going to withhold judgement until the end of the night because no one tends to like a host during the show, but he’s not impressing me now.

8:38pm: I went 2 for 3 in the shorts categories this year. I guess my aim was pretty good at blind darts this year.

8:27pm: Glad they picked “Goldfinger,” my favorite Bond song. Favorite Bond Songs: “Goldfinger” > “Skyfall” > “Thunderball” > “Diamonds are Forever” > “Live and Let Die” > “A View to a Kill.”

8:25pm: Tribute to James Bond. Quick Bond movie ranks: On Her Majesty’s Secret Service > Goldfinger > Casino Royale > GoldenEye > Skyfall > You Only Live Twice > For Your Eyes Only.

8:20pm: Les Miserables wins Best Makeup for accomplishing the difficult task of making pretty actors look dirty.

8:11pm: Cinematography and Visual Effects go to Life of Pi. Playing off the Visual Effects guys with the Jaws theme was very un-Oscar-like. That’s the type of cruelty we expect from the Globes.

8:03pm: For the rest of her life, Reese Witherspoon will have “Walk the Line” played every time she walks on any stage.

8:00pm: Brave wins for Animated Feature. Paperman was better than any of the Animated Features and should have won two prizes.

7:54pm: Waltz gives us the first surprise of the night. Hard to call it a surprise, though, when the category was so up in the air.

7:45pm: We are fifteen minutes in and have had four musical numbers or partial musical numbers already. I appreciate the tribute, but for the failed attempts at humor in between.

7:38pm: “We Saw Your Boobs.” Now THAT’S the type of humor we expected from Seth McFarlane. Incredibly polished and well-produced teenager jokes.

7:35pm: So far there has been a Chris Brown joke and a Mel Gibson joke. Really cutting edge stuff, Seth.

7:32pm: McFarlane’s opening is going all right, but needs to stop explaining his jokes.

7:24pm: I am wearing Old Navy jeans and a sweater tonight. If the temperature is below 50 degrees I am always wearing a sweater.

7:20pm: Baby Oscar is in bed, now the Oscar live-blog can begin!

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View the Academy Award Nominations

Predicted Winners

Best Picture
Argo

Best Director
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Best Actress
Emanuelle Riva, Amour

Best Supporting Actor
Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Supporting Actress
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

Best Adapted Screenplay
Argo

Best Original Screenplay
Amour

Best Animated Feature
Wreck-It Ralph

Best Documentary Feature
Searching for Sugarman

Best Foreign Film
Amour

Best Cinematography
Life of Pi

Best Costume Design
Anna Karenina

Best Film Editing
Argo

Best Hair and Makeup
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Best Original Score
Life of Pi

Best Original Song
“Skyfall” – Skyfall

Best Production Design
Anna Karenina

Best Sound Editing
Life of Pi

Best Sound Mixing
Les Miserables

Best Visual Effects
Life of Pi

Best Animated Short
Paperman

Best Documentary Short
Open Heart

Best Live-Action Short
Curfew

Actual Winners

Best Picture
Argo

Best Director
Ang Lee – Life of Pi

Best Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Best Actress
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Supporting Actor
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Best Supporting Actress
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

Best Adapted Screenplay
Argo

Best Original Screenplay
Django Unchained

Best Animated Feature
Brave

Best Documentary Feature
Searching for Sugar Man

Best Foreign Film
Amour

Best Cinematography
Life of Pi

Best Costume Design
Anna Karenina

Best Film Editing
Argo

Best Hair and Makeup
Les Miserables

Best Original Score
Life of Pi

Best Original Song
“Skyfall” – Skyfall

Best Production Design
Lincoln

Best Sound Editing
Zero Dark Thirty and Skyfall

Best Sound Mixing
Les Miserables

Best Visual Effects
Life of Pi

Best Animated Short
Paperman

Best Documentary Short
Inocente

Best Live-Action Short
Curfew

My Score: 15 out of 24.

Feature Films with More than One Win
Life of Pi – 4 wins
Les Miserables – 3 wins
Argo – 3 wins
Skyfall – 2 wins
Django Unchained – 2 wins
Lincoln – 2 wins

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  • Luiz Angel

    B.S.
    DeNiro got robbed.

    • I dunno, I’m pretty happy with Waltz winning. It’s not really a supporting performance, but he’s amazing.

  • Luiz Angel

    I liked the Jaws theme cutoff.
    I mean no one really cares what anyone has to say other than the big stars that win.

  • Jake L

    The academy tired of giving the makeup category to lord of the rings movies? Les mis was far cry away in difficulty.

  • Jose

    So, who else is surprised that ties are still a thing?

    At least Zero dark Thirty isn’t walking away empty handed, and my Skyfall prediction came true.

    • To me, that win was perfectly indicative of this year. So many races were up in the air, so it feels fitting that there should be a tie somewhere. I’m quite glad it was there. The “Skyfall” fans get their day, as well as those who wanted “Zero Dark Thirty” to walk away with something. Everybody wins, even those who didn’t. I can imagine “Life of Pi”, “Django Unchained” or “Argo” were all heavy competition in that category.

  • Dylan Cuellar

    I must say I’m very sad and bummed Riva didn’t win. She probably won’t get another chance and Jennifer has so much ahead of her…Riva was also just better in my opinion. I really wish I could’ve seen Riva win, espeically on her birthday, especially with a fellow Frenchman presenting the award. It should’ve been hers. Oh well….and Skyfall got ripped off too in cinematography even though I did predict Life of Pi to win sadly. But otherwise I thought it was a fair night and I enjoyed it. Can’t wait for the 86 Academy awards!

  • dan

    missed best director…..

  • Calvin

    MacFarlane was…awful.

  • Ben Gotz

    My biggest upset of the night: Best Hair and Makeup not going to Christoph Waltz’s mustache in Django

    I also guarantee “Lawrencing” is going to be the next Harlem Shake sensation (just trip whenever someone compliments you!)

    It was really wonderful to see the wide range of films honored last night, and I am very pleasantly surprised thinking back to what my predictions were when the nominations came out (Lincoln sweep) and who actually came home with gold, so kudos to the Academy for spreading the love in a very diverse and even year

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