Oscar Mania: The Red Carpet Experience.

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Oscar Mania

Choosing Winners

Thankfully the weeks leading up to the 83rd Academy Awards are filled with many other awards ceremonies that shine the spotlight on a variety of expertise that contribute to the excellence of a movie. Making a movie requires such extensive creativity, planning and execution and the cooperation of so many talented people, no one awards night could possibly do justice to the exceptional films up for consideration, especially this year. The 83rd Academy Awards is a spectacular way to sum up the year’s achievements.

Will a fourteen- year old Hailee Steinfeld take best supporting actress? Is Jennifer Lawrence’s role in “Winter’s Bone” powerful enough to take on seasoned actors Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole), Annette Benning (The Kids Are All Right) or Natalie Portman (Black Swan)? Which of the five exceptional male actors: James Franco (127 Hours), Jeff Bridges (True Grit), Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Javier Bardem (Biutiful) and Colin Firth (The Kings Speech) will wrestle the golden prize from the others? Best male supporting actor will be another exciting race. Christian Bale (The Fighter), Jeremy Renner (The Town), Mark Ruffalo (The Kids Are Alright) and Jeffery Rush (The King’s Speech) all delivered riveting performances.  Skip to one of the biggest categories “Best Director” – who can command the most intense performances and bring the story alive? Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech), Joel and Ethan Coen (True Grit), David O Russell (The Fighter), David Fincher (The Social Network), and Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan) are all eyeing the golden statuette.

Things are also not exactly as they seem in the complicated world of film awards as there are a myriad of rules that can influence whether a film may or may not be considered for certain awards. Take for example eligibility for the WGA Awards: if the script is not written under guild jurisdiction, it cannot be considered for an award which is why “Toy Story 3”, “Another Year”, “Winter’s Bone” and “The King’s Speech” all Academy nominees were out of the running. Happily, Chistopher Nolan (Inception) and Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) walked off with Writers Guild of America awards for their remarkable screenplays.

“Best” is always a highly coveted category even if it may not earn you a dime, it can earn buckets of glory. Consequently, all eyes will be tuned in to the 83rd Academy Awards celebrations February 27th broadcasting from the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. The week leading up to this highly anticipated event is filled with pre Oscar events in LA. Choosing James Franco (127 Hours) and Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married, The Devil Wears Prada) as hosts of the Oscars immediately lends the event an air of celebrity and grace.  This brilliant decision by Oscar producer Don Mischer and film producer Bruce Cohen along with their meticulous planning for a celebratory extravaganza promises that this will not be ‘just another awards night’.


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