We can close the book on 2013 now. The Oscars are over, and the winners have been announced. I won’t waste time talking about how many I got right (22), but rather am just gonna spend my time going through all the categories and talking about the decisions and everything that happened. (I already live-blogged the ceremony. So there’s no need to go back over that.)
I was very pleased with how the ceremony turned out, even though it was pretty much as-expected, with no surprises whatsoever (the only surprises being that certain things we hoped would happen actually did happen and weren’t spoiled). The show clocked in the same time as last year, 3 hours and 35 minutes. And that’s even with all the added fat they put onto it (Pink, Bette Midler). And they didn’t play anyone off. Good for them.
Oh, and one more thing before I get into the recap — now’s a good time for me to remind everyone of my Oscar Trivia article that I posted two years ago. It’s a giant article with a bunch of facts and trivia and such, the likes of which probably don’t exist in a single place anywhere else. (Probably. Not that I’m bragging or anything.) I keep updating it before and after each ceremony, and keep adding things every time I find them out or think of them. If you like the Oscars and you like trivia, you’ll like that article.
So anyway, let’s get into the recap of the Oscars: Read the rest of this page »