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85th Academy Awards – Wrap Up

February 25th, 2013 2 comments

Oscar StatuesI think one of my friends summed up last nights 85th Academy Awards best when he said “everyone got some love this year.” Last week I posted my predictions for last nights winners and how did I do you ask. Well, I must admit that I didn’t do that great:

14 out of 24 or 58% correct. Surprisingly many of the categories I thought were a lock went to very well deserving recipients, so in the end I was quite happy.

Below is a recap by category. Green category titles I predicted correctly and red category titles my predictions didn’t pan out. And that as they say is a wrap!

BEST PICTURE
Amour – Margaret Menegoz, Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka and Michael Katz, Producers
Adademy Award  Argo – Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney,Producers
Beasts of the Southern Wild – Dan Janvey, Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald, Producers
Django Unchained – Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone, Producers
Les Misérables – Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward and Cameron Mackintosh, Producers
Life of Pi – Gil Netter, Ang Lee and David Womark, Producers
Lincoln – Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers
Silver Linings Playbook – Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen and Jonathan Gordon, Producers
Zero Dark Thirty – Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow and Megan Ellison, Producers

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
Adademy Award  Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
Hugh Jackman – Les Misérables
Joaquin Phoenix – The Master
Denzel Washington – Flight

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Alan Arkin – Argo
Robert De Niro – Silver Linings Playbook
Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master
Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln
Adademy Award  Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
Adademy Award  Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva – Amour
Quvenzhané Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts – The Impossible

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Amy Adams – The Master
Sally Field – Lincoln
Adademy Award  Anne Hathaway – Les Misérables
Helen Hunt – The Sessions
Jacki Weaver – Silver Linings Playbook

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Adademy Award  Brave – Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
Frankenweenie – Tim Burton
ParaNorman – Sam Fell and Chris Butler
The Pirates! Band of Misfits – Peter Lord
Wreck-It Ralph – Rich Moore

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Anna Karenina – Seamus McGarvey
Django Unchained – Robert Richardson
Adademy Award  Life of Pi – Claudio Miranda
Lincoln – Janusz Kaminski
Skyfall – Roger Deakins

COSTUME DESIGN
Adademy Award  Anna Karenina – Jacqueline Durran
Les Misérables – Paco Delgado
Lincoln – Joanna Johnston
Mirror Mirror – Eiko Ishioka
Snow White and the Huntsman – Colleen Atwood

DIRECTING
Amour – Michael Haneke
Beasts of the Southern Wild – Benh Zeitlin
Adademy Award  Life of Pi – Ang Lee
Lincoln – Steven Spielberg
Silver Linings Playbook – David O. Russell

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
5 Broken Cameras – Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi
The Gatekeepers – Dror Moreh, Philippa Kowarsky and Estelle Fialon
How to Survive a Plague – David France and Howard Gertler
The Invisible War – Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering
Adademy Award  Searching for Sugar Man – Malik Bendjelloul and Simon Chinn

DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
Adademy Award  Inocente – Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine
Kings Point – Sari Gilman and Jedd Wider
Mondays at Racine – Cynthia Wade and Robin Honan
Open Heart – Kief Davidson and Cori Shepherd Stern
Redemption – Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill

FILM EDITING
Adademy Award  Argo – William Goldenberg
Life of Pi – Tim Squyres
Lincoln – Michael Kahn
Silver Linings Playbook – Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers
Zero Dark Thirty – Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Adademy Award  Amour – Austria
Kon-Tiki – Norway
No – Chile
A Royal Affair – Denmark
War Witch – Canada

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
Hitchcock – Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane
Adademy Award  Les Misérables – Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)
Anna Karenina – Dario Marianelli
Argo – Alexandre Desplat
Adademy Award  Life of Pi – Mychael Danna
Lincoln – John Williams
Skyfall – Thomas Newman

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)
Before My Time (Chasing Ice) – Music and Lyric by J. Ralph
Everybody Needs A Best Friend (Ted) – Music by Walter Murphy, Lyric by Seth MacFarlane
Pi’s Lullaby (Life of Pi) – Music by Mychael Danna, Lyric by Bombay Jayashri
Adademy Award  Skyfall (Skyfall) – Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
Suddenly (Les Misérables) – Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, Lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Anna Karenina – Production Design: Sarah Greenwood, Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Production Design: Dan Hennah, Set Decoration: Ra Vincent and Simon Bright
Les Misérables- Production Design: Eve Stewart, Set Decoration: Anna Lynch-Robinson
Life of Pi – Production Design: David Gropman, Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
Adademy Award  Lincoln – Production Design: Rick Carter, Set Decoration: Jim Erickson

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
Adam and Dog – Minkyu Lee
Fresh Guacamole – PES
Head over Heels – Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly
Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare” – David Silverman
Adademy Award  Paperman – John Kahrs

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
Asad – Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura
Buzkashi Boys – Sam French and Ariel Nasr
Adademy Award  Curfew – Shawn Christensen
Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw) – Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele
Henry – Yan England

SOUND EDITING
Argo – Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn
Django Unchained – Wylie Stateman
Life of Pi – Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton
Adademy Award  Skyfall – Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers
Zero Dark Thirty – Paul N.J. Ottosson

SOUND MIXING
Argo – John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia
Adademy Award  Les Misérables – Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes
Life of Pi – Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kunin
Lincoln – Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins
Skyfall – Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson

VISUAL EFFECTS
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R. Christopher White
Adademy Award  Life of Pi – Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott
Marvel’s The Avengers – Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick
Prometheus – Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill
Snow White and the Huntsman – Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
Adademy Award  Argo – Screenplay by Chris Terrio
Beasts of the Southern Wild – Screenplay by Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin
Life of Pi – Screenplay by David Magee
Lincoln – Screenplay by Tony Kushner
Silver Linings Playbook – Screenplay by David O. Russell

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
Amour – Written by Michael Haneke
Adademy Award  Django Unchained – Written by Quentin Tarantino
Flight – Written by John Gatins
Moonrise Kingdom – Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola
Zero Dark Thirty – Written by Mark Boal

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85th Academy Awards – My 2013 Oscar Predictions

February 19th, 2013 20 comments

Adademy AwardThe 85th Academy Awards are less than a week away (ABC Feb 24th 7pm E | 4pm P) and as most of you know I’m a big fan of the movies so I definitely have my opinions of who “should” win and who “will” win. You can view all the trailers of the nominees as well as create your own ballot of picks on The Oscars website. Below are my predictions of who “will” be walking away with the Oscar February 24th…

BEST PICTURE
Amour – Margaret Menegoz, Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka and Michael Katz, Producers
Argo – Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney,Producers
Beasts of the Southern Wild – Dan Janvey, Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald, Producers
Django Unchained – Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone, Producers
Les Misérables – Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward and Cameron Mackintosh, Producers
Life of Pi – Gil Netter, Ang Lee and David Womark, Producers
Lincoln – Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers
Silver Linings Playbook – Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen and Jonathan Gordon, Producers
Zero Dark Thirty – Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow and Megan Ellison, Producers

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
Hugh Jackman – Les Misérables
Joaquin Phoenix – The Master
Denzel Washington – Flight

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Alan Arkin – Argo
Robert De Niro – Silver Linings Playbook
Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master
Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln
Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva – Amour
Quvenzhané Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts – The Impossible

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Amy Adams – The Master
Sally Field – Lincoln
Anne Hathaway – Les Misérables
Helen Hunt – The Sessions
Jacki Weaver – Silver Linings Playbook

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Brave – Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
Frankenweenie – Tim Burton
ParaNorman – Sam Fell and Chris Butler
The Pirates! Band of Misfits – Peter Lord
Wreck-It Ralph – Rich Moore

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Anna Karenina – Seamus McGarvey
Django Unchained – Robert Richardson
Life of Pi – Claudio Miranda
Lincoln – Janusz Kaminski
Skyfall – Roger Deakins

COSTUME DESIGN
Anna Karenina – Jacqueline Durran
Les Misérables – Paco Delgado
Lincoln – Joanna Johnston
Mirror Mirror – Eiko Ishioka
Snow White and the Huntsman – Colleen Atwood

DIRECTING
Amour – Michael Haneke
Beasts of the Southern Wild – Benh Zeitlin
Life of Pi – Ang Lee
Lincoln – Steven Spielberg
Silver Linings Playbook – David O. Russell

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
5 Broken Cameras – Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi
The Gatekeepers – Dror Moreh, Philippa Kowarsky and Estelle Fialon
How to Survive a Plague – David France and Howard Gertler
The Invisible War – Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering
Searching for Sugar Man – Malik Bendjelloul and Simon Chinn

DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
Inocente – Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine
Kings Point – Sari Gilman and Jedd Wider
Mondays at Racine – Cynthia Wade and Robin Honan
Open Heart – Kief Davidson and Cori Shepherd Stern
Redemption – Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill

FILM EDITING
Argo – William Goldenberg
Life of Pi – Tim Squyres
Lincoln – Michael Kahn
Silver Linings Playbook – Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers
Zero Dark Thirty – Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Amour – Austria
Kon-Tiki – Norway
No – Chile
A Royal Affair – Denmark
War Witch – Canada

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
Hitchcock – Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane
Les Misérables – Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)
Anna Karenina – Dario Marianelli
Argo – Alexandre Desplat
Life of Pi – Mychael Danna
Lincoln – John Williams
Skyfall – Thomas Newman

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)
Before My Time (Chasing Ice) – Music and Lyric by J. Ralph
Everybody Needs A Best Friend (Ted) – Music by Walter Murphy, Lyric by Seth MacFarlane
Pi’s Lullaby (Life of Pi) – Music by Mychael Danna, Lyric by Bombay Jayashri
Skyfall (Skyfall) – Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
Suddenly (Les Misérables) – Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, Lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Anna Karenina – Production Design: Sarah Greenwood, Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Production Design: Dan Hennah, Set Decoration: Ra Vincent and Simon Bright
Les Misérables- Production Design: Eve Stewart, Set Decoration: Anna Lynch-Robinson
Life of Pi – Production Design: David Gropman, Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
Lincoln – Production Design: Rick Carter, Set Decoration: Jim Erickson

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
Adam and Dog – Minkyu Lee
Fresh Guacamole – PES
Head over Heels – Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly
Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare” – David Silverman
Paperman – John Kahrs

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
Asad – Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura
Buzkashi Boys – Sam French and Ariel Nasr
Curfew – Shawn Christensen
Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw) – Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele
Henry – Yan England

SOUND EDITING
Argo – Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn
Django Unchained – Wylie Stateman
Life of Pi – Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton
Skyfall – Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers
Zero Dark Thirty – Paul N.J. Ottosson

SOUND MIXING
Argo – John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia
Les Misérables – Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes
Life of Pi – Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kunin
Lincoln – Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins
Skyfall – Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson

VISUAL EFFECTS
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R. Christopher White
Life of Pi – Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott
Marvel’s The Avengers – Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick
Prometheus – Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill
Snow White and the Huntsman – Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
Argo – Screenplay by Chris Terrio
Beasts of the Southern Wild – Screenplay by Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin
Life of Pi – Screenplay by David Magee
Lincoln – Screenplay by Tony Kushner
Silver Linings Playbook – Screenplay by David O. Russell

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
Amour – Written by Michael Haneke
Django Unchained – Written by Quentin Tarantino
Flight – Written by John Gatins
Moonrise Kingdom – Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola
Zero Dark Thirty – Written by Mark Boal

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State of the Internet – “Live”

November 18th, 2011 3 comments

What’s better than an infographic? How about an infographic that updates with live stats!!! The State of the internet comes to us from onlineschools.org. The infographic is live, interactive and constantly providing updated statistics while your on the page. But don’t take my word for it, to see the live infographic – Click Here

State of the Internet Infographic

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