Ben Affleck’s critically acclaimed Argo and Ang Lee’s visually impressive Life of Pi seemed to be the favorites at this year’s Oscars.
Life of Pi swept up four wins total, and Argo garnered three wins at this year’s ceremony.
While I have not seen Argo or Life of Pi yet, it seems the films deserve these high honors based on both fan and critical reviews. My personal favorite films of this season have been David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook and Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln.
I think Jennifer Lawrence’s best actress win was well deserved. Her performance in Silver Linings Playbook was nothing short of spectacular. The raw emotion you feel for her character allows you to feel deep sympathy for her, despite the fact that she is a very flawed person.
On the other end of the spectrum, Daniel Day Lewis’ unbelievable performance as the sixteenth President of the United States allowed audiences to get a sense of the gravitas needed to pull off a caricature of one of the most beloved figures in American history.
Although Lincoln’s marvelous deeds and impeccable character were on display in Spielberg’s epic, a clear sense was also given of the mistakes Lincoln made along the way in both politics and his personal life.
For his efforts, Lewis received the award for Best Actor at the 2013 Oscars.
In conclusion, this year’s Oscars was a fun night for celebrities and fans alike, and gave us all a chance to reflect on some important films and to honor the filmmakers who made them a reality.