Sunday, February 24, 2013

THESE ARE THE MOVIES AND NOMINEES COMPETING FOR THE OSCAR AWARD THIS SUNDAY


MR SHOWMAN - CopyBy Tony Franco and Cindy López
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This Sunday, February 24,  the OSCAR, the acclaimed  Award  for excellence of cinematic achievements, will be given to the chosen winners  like every year,by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The award Oscar, also called " Academy Award " is a prize awarded in recognition of the excellence of professionals in the film industry, including directors, actors and writers, being widely regarded as the highest honor in film.

WHO WILL BE CHOSEN BEST ACTOR THIS YEAR?
Best Actor

The formal act, in which the awards are presented is one of the most prominent and prestigious ceremonies in the world and is broadcast live each year to more than one hundred countries. It is also the oldest award ceremony in the media, and it´s equivalent: to the Grammy initiated in 1959 (in music), Emmy started in 1949 (on television) and Tony started in 1947 (in the theater), which all have followed the model of the Academy.
The ceremony on Sunday, as in previous years since 2002, will take place at the Dolby Theatre (formerly Kodak Theatre and Hollywood and Highland Theatre for its location).
SETH MACFARLANE PRESENTER
The actor and director Seth MacFarlane will host the official Academy Awards this year.
The master of ceremonies this year will be the actor and director Seth MacFarlane, who will be attending the ceremony for the first time.
 The author of the television series "Family Guy (1999-2002), and co-creator of  'American Dad' (2005 to present) who made ​​the leap to the big screen thanks to ' Ted ' the film he directed and starred. A movie that was a blockbuster last summer. The film grossed over      $ 420 million worldwide.
OUR TRIVIA ANSWER 
Here is the answer to the question that we posted in social networks which was also published on  our magazine EL NOTICOTO.
WHEN AND WHERE DID THE FIRST OSCAR GALA TAKE PLACE? 
The first Academy Awards ceremony was held on May 16, 1929, at the Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles, honoring film achievements obtained in the years 1927 to 1928.
 The last ceremony held on February 26, 2012 had The Artist as winner, and Billy Crystal, the popular comedian and actor was the MC.
first ceremony
First Oscars at Hollywood´s Roosevelt Hotel (1929) and  the twenty-sixth Gala was held at  the Pantages Theatre in the same city (1954).
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE THIS YEAR TO WIN THE OSCAR?
  • DJANGO UNCHAINED
    Quentin Tarantino´s film, with actor Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx,  managed to be among the best films of the year.In I personally loved it´s one of the best western films  I've seen in years.The music, scenery and great acting contributed to a great film.

    LINCOLN
    Acclaimed Steven Spielberg directed this film and Daniel Day-Lewis is the main character doing an excellent interpretation of one of the best presidents and most remembered that this country has had. An emotionally moving film that reminds us of the great values ​​on which this nation was founded and that many try to exercise even if it cost them their lives ...



    LIFE OF PI
    This is an epic film that follows the adventures of a boy and a tiger who survive a disaster at sea and collected rave reviews and accolades from industry insiders. No doubt that good things come in different shapes and forms and when after  all you' had is lost ... you find the determination and courage to continue and achieve your dreams.

    ARGO
    Ben Affleck acted and directed at the same time within the film. I think he definitely deserved to be nominated for Best Director, unfortunately the Academy did not see it that way, even though he won the Golden Globe and Critics´Choice awards this year so far in that category.  The story is about the struggles to rescue six American hostages during the Iranian revolution in 1979.

    LES MISERABLES
    Starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway who won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress. This high-quality film  features a large cast that will definitely impress as this classic never fails to captivate!

    SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
    Bradley Cooper stars in this romantic comedy with Jennifer Lawrence and legendary actor Robert De Niro, one of my favorites, I always enjoy seeing him act  and this film is no exception ...

    ZERO DARK THIRTY
    Directed by Kathryn Bigelow, the film recounts the hunt and killing of Osama Bin Laden,  the leader who directed the attack against the  United States in September 2001.  I saw this movie about 3 weeks ago and I believe the message  of  the film is "Perseverance pays off..." 
    The endless efforts of a CIA researcher, makes it possible to find the most wanted terrorist in the last decade. The Brilliant performance by actress Jessica Chastain made her a winner of the Golden Globe Award in January for Best Actress and she also won the Critics' Choice Award. I have no doubt she could get the Oscar too, it would be well Deserved

    Quvenzhané_WallisBEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
    Stands out as an independent film and even with the absence of superstars, it is a great film and excellent work in many ways. The universe depends on all its parts being in the right place ...
    Winner and acclaimed in festivals such as Cannes and Sundance Film Festival, this film worth watching and cheering the performance of small and big movie star  Quvenzhané Wallis, who was also nominated at her young age (9 years old on January 10), as Best Actress for Oscar this year,  being the youngest in the history of the awards to be nominated in this category.
    This prodigy child  turned  9 last month, but she was only 6 years old when she made this movie!
    She is currently working on the movie "Twelve years of slavery" directed by Steve McQueen, photographer, sculptor, and British filmmaker.
    I am sure we will hear from this amazing young actress in the years to come. 

    AMOUR
    The French film tells the story of a couple who rediscover their bond when they reach old age. It was a winner for Best Foreign Film at the Golden Globe Awards Ceremony.

    NOMINATED FOR BEST ACTOR
    • Bradley Cooper - 'Silver Linings Playbook'
    • Hugh Jackman - 'Les Miserables'
    • Denzel Washington - 'Flight'
    • Daniel Day-Lewis - 'Lincoln'
    • Joaquin Phoenix - 'The Master'
      Nominated for Best Actress
      • Naomi Watts - 'The Impossible'
      • Jennifer Lawrence - 'Silver Linings Playbook'
      • Quvenzhané Wallis - 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'
      • Jessica Chastain - 'Zero Dark Thirty'
      • Emmanuelle Riva - 'Amour'
    Other nominations
    BEST DIRECTOR
    David O. Russell - The good side of things 
    Ang Lee - Life of Pi Steven Spielberg - Lincoln Michael Haneke - Love benh Zeitlin - Southern Wild Beasts


    BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
    The flight 
    The darker nohe 
    Django triggered 
    Love 
    Moonrise Kingdom
    ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
    Southern Wild Beasts 
    Argo 
    Lincoln 
    The good side of things 
    The Life of Pi
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    Love 
    Not 
    War with 
    A Royal Affair 
    Kom-Tiki
    Best Animated
    Frankenweenie 
    Pirates 
    Ralph Break
    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
    Sally Field - Lincoln
    Anne Hathaway-The miserable
    Jacki Weaver - The bright side of things
    Helen Hunt - Sessions
    oscars (3)
    Amy Adams - The master
    BEST SONG
    Chasing Ice 
    Life of Pi 
    The miserable 
    Ted 
    Skyfall
    ACTOR
    Christoph Waltz -
    Django unchained
    Philip Seymour Hoffman -
    The master
    Robert De Niro - The bright side of things
    Alan Arkin - Argo
    Tommy Lee Jones - Lincoln
    JC Alvarez Ramos
    oscar 3