It was time for: „ And the Oscar goes to…!“ again in Hollywood last night. The Academy had sent invitations to the Kodak Theatre and all the famous and fabulous strutted down the red carpet in beautiful gowns and expensive jewellery. There weren’t any massive surprises but plenty of happy winners…
My favorite Jennifer Lawrence receives the golden trophy in the category Best Actress in a leading role and charmingly fell onto the stairs when walking on stage for her speech. Maybe her enormous Dior dress was too heavy or the invisible heels were too high, but whatever the cause, Lawrence received the award for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook with pink cheeks and laughed the situation away.
I have been a fan of Lawrence since I first saw her in Winter’s Bone and basically just watched Silver Linings Playbook because she was in it.
The film accompanies the bipolar Pat (Bradley Cooper) on his way back into everyday life, after a long stay in a clinic. At a dinner he meets the neurotic Tiffany (Lawrence) and the odd couple slowly built a strong connection. Although the film follows pretty classic Hollywood dramaturgy, the depiction of Pat’s disposition is charming. Director David O. Russell created characters, into whose world the spectator can easily dive in. This is certainly also thanks to Cooper and Lawrence, who seem wonderfully fragile and strong on the silver screen.
Silver Linings Playbook (D: David O. Russell, USA 2012)
Also honored with an Oscar was the wonderful Christoph Waltz for his supporting role in Quentin Tarantinos Django Unchained. I have raved about his daring and impressive performance a couple of weeks ago, so I’m very pleased with this second award for him (he received his first Oscar for his part in Tarantinos Inglorious Basterds).
Django Unchained (D: Quentin Tarantino, USA 2012)
Now I must admit that I haven’t seen either one of the films that the Academy awarded in the best film category. But at least here are the trailers:
Best Film: ARGO (D: Ben Afflek, USA 2012)
Best foreign film: Amour (D: Michael Haneke, AT 2012)