Jeff Orlowski ‘07 is the director of “Chasing Ice,” a 2012 documentary nominated for Best Original Song at the 85th Academy Awards that examines the world’s receding glaciers.
Once, when I was little, I met a dog at the neighborhood playground with the strangest, most bulgy eyes I’d ever seen. “Don’t keep staring at them,” cautioned my mother in her infinite wisdom, “or they’ll come out and get you.” Watching Anne Hathaway on the Oscars red carpet last Sunday, the piece of maternal advice resurfaced from the depths of my memory. As the pointy bodice of Hathaway’s NSFW pink satin Prada column gown stared back into the abyss of my soul, I wondered what could ever cause the normally elegant star to overlook a faux pas as glaringly obvious as this.
The highlight of the film year has officially passed. After months of period dramas and auteur-directed, highfalutin movies—not to mention the never-ending parade of meaningless award shows—the big one has come and gone. This year, like always, the Academy Awards wrapped up the year rather predictably, but with a class and panache reserved only for the Oscars.
This year’s Academy Awards ceremony is shaping up to be diverse, with everything from children’s films (“Hugo”) to raunchy rom-coms (“Bridesmaids”) to a silent film (“The Artist”) up for major awards. But who will actually win Oscar gold, and who will go home empty-handed? Check out our predictions to win all your Oscar-related betting!
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is like a group of guys at a bar. You want them to recognize all the hard work and success of your performance for the evening, but if they don’t — who needs them! The latter situation applies to this year, a shocking cast of awards overlooking many gems in what seemed like a year of Oscar heavy hitters.
The 2012 Oscar nominees were announced last week, with possibly one too many surprises. Here’s the lowdown on what you should know.