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Brayden Swathwood: 85th Oscars a rewarding watch

Published 7:23am Friday, March 1, 2013

The day all fans of movies wait for every year came Sunday when the 85th annual Academy Awards finally arrived, delivering of the best award shows of the season.
There has been a lot of controversy over “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane hosting the awards and sending crude humorous jokes over celebrities. He threw out a lot of adult jokes during a family show, but most of his material was only understandable if you knew the adult content. So the show was appropriate for kids and also kept the upbeat vibe for teens and adults. But do not be surprised if you hear about this on the news this week.
Besides the performance from MacFarlane, this award show was near perfection in results. Starting with the obvious, Anne Hathaway taking home Best Supporting Actress. This was not a surprise. Her stunning performance in “Les Miserables” could not have been done any better. This is her second nomination and her first win.
Also, the stellar Jennifer Lawrence won best actress for her role in “Silver Linings Playbook,” beating Jessica Chastain for her performance in “Zero Dark Thirty.” She came with a good spirit and, while tripping on her way to the stage, continued to have that beautiful smile. This is also Chastain’s second nomination. not finished yet with her next installment of “The Hunger Games,” being released later this year.
Daniel Day-Lewis won for his perfect performance in “Lincoln,” taking home his third Oscar for the Best Actor category.
He may have overall delivered one the best performances of the year. Currently, Lewis has nothing in the works.
Christoph Waltz took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for “Django Unchained.” This was one of the toughest categories, in which he had to go up against Robert De Niro. Waltz, as predicted, took home his second Oscar.
For the first time, the Academy Awards had a theme, “Music in the Movies,” featuring a variety of great musical performances from some of the greatest musicals from the past decade, including “Chicago,” “Dreamgirls” and “Les Miserables.” All of those films won at least one Oscar.
Last but not least, who could forget about the dresses? Amanda Seyfried wins my vote for best dress this year, looking stunning wearing Alexander McQueen with a beautiful flow. Also last year›s best Supporting Actress winner Octavia Spencer looked effortless in her Tadashi Shoji number. Anne Hathaway wore a Prada dress, which did no justice but, instead, reminded adults of what they wore to a high school formal.
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