The Oscars: Who, What, When, and Where
by Kat Feary on Friday, February 22nd, 2013
The 2013 Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, February 24th. After coverage starting early Oscar morning on ABC eventually ending with full coverage of stars’ arrivals on the red carpet, first time host Seth MacFarlane will take the stage at 7:00 to kick off the formal festivities.
The host typically can have a huge effect on the success of the show. It will always be a spectacle, but it can be either good or great depending on how entertaining the host is. MacFarlane, of Family Guy fame, is expected to be a riot. He is an actor, animator, comedian, producer, and much more, giving him lots of experience to bring to the stage.
Leading up to the show, most have made predictions as to whom they expect to win. Among this year’s Best Picture nominees are Lincoln and Silver Linings Playbook. Lincoln was directed by Steven Spielberg who has been nominated for fifteen Academy Awards throughout his career, including for movies such as War Horse (2011) and Saving Private Ryan (1998), for which he won. Silver Linings Playbook brings some new faces to the Oscars’ stage as star Bradley Cooper has been nominated for his first Academy Award for his performance while Jennifer Lawrence has received her second nomination for Best Actress.
Of the many awards, the most anticipated category is Best Picture. All of the films that were nominated have set themselves apart from all other from the past year. The nominees include Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Life of Pi, Argo, Zero Dark Thirty, and Les Miserables among a few others. Milton students also have very strong opinions on who they believe are the front-runners. Olivia Atwood (I) hopes Jennifer Lawrence takes home the Academy Award for Best Actress because Lawrence’s performance “was fantastic.” Lawrence jumped back and forth from an unhinged, unstable persona to a calm, bold young lady with grace. However, other students disagree. Some think Quvenzhane Wallis, from Beasts of the Southern Wild, should win the award because her somewhat controversial performance as wild Hushpuppy was remarkable, especially given that Wallis is only 9 years old.
No matter your opinion, this year’s show is bound to be exciting. Out of the seemingly endless award shows, the Oscars has always been and always will be the most popular out there. Be sure to tune in Sunday night at 7:00!
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