Affleck gets his Oscar
What a night. Wait, let me rephrase. What a long night. There weren’t a whole lot of surprises at the 2013 Academy Awards. “Argo” won Best Picture but it was “Life of Pi” that won the most awards including the Best Director award that many thought should have gone to Ben Affleck.
Congratulations to Daniel Day-Lewis for becoming the first actor to win three Best Actor awards.
Seth Macfarlane did a fine enough job as host. You could tell he didn’t have a very long leash, though. He was a hell of a lot better than Billy Crystal was last year.
For a full list of winners of 2013 Academy Award winners
“Once there was a Hushpuppy, and she lived with her daddy in The Bathtub.”
This is our introduction to Quvenzhané Wallis, who plays the 5-year-old Hushpuppy, a resident of the Bathtub in the Louisiana bayou. A bathtub is a community of the bayou that has been cut off by a levee. Little Hushpuppy lives with her father, Wink (Dwight Henry), a man struggling with his health as much as his anger issues. Together they struggle but they survive in their poor, ramshackle village. This is their life and they wouldn’t have it any other way.
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Love is not perfect. In fact, it’s anything but. It’s amazing what draws two people together. Sometimes it’s the same thing that also drives them over the edge. Yes, there is a fine line between passionate love and complete and total insanity. “Silver Linings Playbook” touches on the state of mental illness and how loves sometimes is the one thing that can drive people apart, make them do wildly insane things and ultimately bring you to where you need to be.
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