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Films compete for Oscars

 
 

The 2013 award season will come to a close on Feb. 24th. The85th Annual Academy Awards, also known as The Oscars, will be broadcasting from Hollywoods Dolby Theatre and hosted by Seth McFarlane.
Notable films include Lincoln, which has garnered praise and 12 nominations, Life of Pi, which is up for 11 awards, and Silver Linings Playbook, which is the first film in eight years to hold nominations in every acting categoryBest Actor and Actress and Best Supporting Actor and Actress.
Out of all of the pictures up, I think Lincoln was the best, said Danie Mascarenhas, senior political science major. I really want Lincoln to win; it deserves it. But Anna Karenina was really also really great.
The critically acclaimed Anna Karenina, based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy, has four nominations this year for Best Production Design, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design and Best Original Score.
In line for Best Picture are Zero Dark Thirtyand Argo, which were both inspired by true events.
‘Argo was really good, said Andrew Reimherr, sophomore business administration major. It was suspenseful but at the same time a real event that they made really interesting. Id want Argo to win Best Picture.
The Best Picture category is made a little more interesting this year by the inclusion of French film Amour, a story that follows the lives of an elderly couple after one of them suffers a stroke. Its been 12 years since a foreign language film took a nomination for Best Picture as well as Best Foreign Language film, and if it wins, it will be the first French film to achieve the award.
In another unprecedented move, Quvenzhan Wallis, the nine-year-old star of Beast of the Southern Wild, has been nominated for Best Actress, which makes her the youngest Best Actress nominee in the Academys history.
I hope she wins. She was awesome in Beasts Of the Southern Wild, said Dylan Huddleston, junior English major. Im glad its up for a few awards.
The film has been nominated for four awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Writing for an Adapted Screenplay. The film is based on the play Juicy and Delicious, written by the films co-writer Lucy Alibar.
All of the films nominated have received recognition throughout this seasons award presentations. Tune into ABC at 7:30 p.m. Sunday night to see which crowd and critical favorites have made the grade at one of the most prestigious award ceremonies in the film industry.

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