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“And The Oscar Goes To…” (Live Updates of 86th Academy Awards)


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BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM

Feral
Get a Horse!
Mr. Hublot
Possessions
Room on the Broom

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“And The Oscar Goes To…” (Live Updates of 85th Academy Awards)


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BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Alan Arkin, Argo
Robert de Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
Adam and Dog
Fresh Guacamole
Head over Heels
Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”
Paperman

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Filmmaker Quote of the Day: Michel Hazanavicius


 

“To me the recognition of the audience is part of the filmmaking process. When you make a movie, it’s for them.”

– Michel Hazanavicius, Director (2012 Best Picture/Best Directing winner THE ARTIST)
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Throwback Thursday: “B is for The Bigelow Effect”


Indies Unchained has been up and running for eight months now, which is something I’m very proud of. To highlight this accomplishment, I wanted to offer a sort of greatest hits segment featuring my highest viewed posts. This post was originally published during Academy Awards Season back in February.

“If you hold a mirror up to society, and you don’t like what you see, you can’t fault the mirror. It’s a mirror.”         Kathryn Bigelow

Let’s go back to a simpler time: Oscar Season, 2010. It was nail-biting year for women filmmakers everywhere as we awaited to see history being made. Kathryn Bigelow was nominated for Best Director with her war film THE HURT LOCKER. Could she win? Should she win? What would it mean for women filmmakers present and future?

Fast forward to today: Oscar Season, 2012. Bigelow won the Oscar and the progress two years later is…slim to none. The ballots don’t lie. If you look at this year’s nominees, you might actually think her win was all some wonderful dream.

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B is for ‘The Bigelow Effect’


"If you hold a mirror up to society, and you don't like what you see, you can't fault the mirror. It's a mirror." Kathryn Bigelow

Let’s go back to a simpler time: Oscar Season, 2010. It was nail-biting year for women filmmakers everywhere as we awaited to see history being made. Kathryn Bigelow was nominated for Best Director with her war film THE HURT LOCKER. Could she win? Should she win? What would it mean for women filmmakers present and future?

Fast forward to today: Oscar Season, 2012. Bigelow won the Oscar and the progress two years later is…slim to none. The ballots don’t lie. If you look at this year’s nominees, you might actually think her win was all some wonderful dream.

2011 Best Director Noms

  • Darren Aronofsky “Black Swan”
  • David O. Russell “The Fighter”
  • Tom Hooper “The King’s Speech”
  • David Fincher “The Social Network”
  • Joel and Ethan Coen “True Grit”

2012 Best Director Noms

  • Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”
  • Alexander Payne, “The Descendants”
  • Martin Scorsese, “Hugo”
  • Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”
  • Terrence Malick, “The Tree of Life”

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