16th May 1929, as the first Oscar was announced, the first Academy Awards came into existence. It was held in the Blossom Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel honouring movies from 1st August 1927 to 1st August 1928. The red carpet rolled and history was created. Since then they have never looked back.
24th February 2013, the 85th Academy Awards will be announced. The excitement is the same and the red carpet is rolled once more. So as the big Hollywood night approaches in a few days, we can see a few favourites.
‘Lincoln’ as it was rising high with all probabilities may have taken a step down with ‘Argo’ winning at The Guild and The Globe for the Best Picture categories. It so seems that Daniel Day-Lewis takes it hands down for his performance in ‘Lincoln’ in the Best Actor category with tough fight with Hugh Jackman in ‘Les Miserables’.
In the Best Director category Steven Spielberg for ‘Lincoln’ and David O. Russell for ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ stand close to each other along with Ang Lee for ‘The Life of Pi’. Anne Hathway stands unopposed for The Best Supporting Actress in ‘Les Miserables’ and in The Best Actress Jennifer Lawrence ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ and Jessica Chastain ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ roll side by side with Lawrence being a bit stronger.
So just a few days more and the suspense shall be over. Let the Red Carpet roll.
The Oscar nominations:
- Life of Pi
- Silver Linings Playbook
- Beasts Of The Southern Wild
- Django Unchained
- Les Miserables
- Michael Haneke – Amour
- Benh Zeitlin – Beasts Of The Southern Wild
- Ang Lee – Life Of Pi
- Steven Spielberg – Lincoln
- David O.Russell – Silver Linings Playbook
BEST ACTOR – in a leading role
- Bradley Lee Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
- Joaquin Phoenix – The Master
- Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
- Hugh Jackman – Les Miserables
- Denzel Washington – Flight
BEST ACTRESS – in a leading role
- Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
- Quvenzhane Wallis – Beasts Of The Southern Wild
- Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
- Naomi Watts – The Impossible
- Emmanuelle Riva – Amour