The spotlights of 86th Annual Academy Awards

The spotlights of 86th Annual Academy Awards

Features 3-Mar-2014 2:34 PM IST Top 10 Cinema Comments

The glitz and glamour embarked on its new phase as the Hollywood missies and the hot machos graced over the occasion with an immense look. As the party of Oscars goes high on Sunday evening, we bring you an exclusive look on the flash points of this year’s great events.

As the announcement for Best Film was made, the entire crew of ’12 Years a slave’ were jubilating with earnest excitements. Producer Brad Pitt expresses his heartfelt thanks to the entire crew of academy saying, “Thanks for this incredible honour. I know it’s an absolute privilege for each one of us to be a part of this film.”

When the nomination for best actors was aired, the entire Kodak theatre was spangled with more curiosities to see who would make it through. Of course, Matthew Mcconaughey won the ‘Best Actor Award’ for his astounding performance in the film Dallas Buyers Club. “I thank 6000 members of academy awards, the director and the entire crew. I thank God, who I look upon and my dad, who must be dancing today in heaven. I thank my mother and brothers who taught me how to help and respect each other.”

Cate Blanchett was the girl of glamour as her sleek transparent long-skin glued attires created the oomph factors. She bagged the best actor in female lead for an esthetical project characterisation in Woody Allen’s ‘Blue Jasmine’.

Jared Leto was the first one to bag the Oscars this evening and his speech left many eyes in moist. Such was his inspirational words as he thanked his mother, who was delivered him when she was a high school teen dropout at the age of 17. It was a moment to see everyone there so much bound to him.

Lupita Nyong’o, the unusual guess has many would have not gone for. “Thanks for the great moment. I want to salute everyone, especially Solomon for telling a great story. Thank you so much for putting me in this wonderful project and this is the joy of my life.”

Alfonso Cuarón was so much polite and courteous that he never anticipated anything out for him during this ceremony. He was so humble and was enjoying his team winning the honours. Naturally, when it was time to call upon the nominations for the ‘Best Direction’, his name was uttered by the most adorable personalities of Hollywood. “I must the thank Warner Bros for making our thoughts fall rightly into the creative space. Sandra!!! You are the soul of this film and you made it happen,” said Alfonso Cuarón.

Best Adapted Screenplay was presented to John Ridley for ’12 Years a Slave’. His words were so much straight from his heart. It was pure as much as the process he had been through while working on this film. “I started writing when I was little and this film happened based on the inspirations,” said John Ridley. Best Original screenplay was conferred upon Spike Jonzes for his brilliant writing in ‘HER’.

From the makers of ‘Tangled’ and ‘Wreck it Ralph’, the most fascinating makers - Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee and Peter Del Vecho had their honours bagged with ‘Frozen’. It was indeed a tough competition to see the most versatile films in the nomination list. Cinematography is an art that transports us into the stories that transform us. And Gravity had it all taking us to the space of imaginations. Emmanuel Lubezki gained the honours and he said, “I would like to share this award with the entire cast and crew. My friend and teacher Alphonse Perron, David Heyman and Warner Bros for making this movie come true. I dedicate this award to my wife, parents, daughters, family and teachers – not all of them, but some of them….”

The ‘costumes’ become an intriguing element of Hollywood. Yes, they create magic ostensibly across the globe and this is one perfect award that the hub of costume designers on maps incisively looks out for. Catherine Martin grabbed the honours for her sleek, stylish and orthodox costumes in ‘The Great Gatsby’.

Morgan Neville, Gil Friesen and Caitrin Rogers had it all for their astounding flick ’20 feet from Stardom’ in ‘Best Documentary Feature’. The film holds a unique place for throwing more lights on the backing singers. Yes, what followed next was yet again an appraisal for the musical realms as ‘The Lady in Number 6: Music saved by life’ gained the honours for ‘Best Documentary Short’ with Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed felicitated for their creative spell.

Gravity was yet again on top for its sleek transitions between the sequences and yes Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger were presented with ‘Best Editing’.

Everyone loves to be journalist JEB and in fact it was a pleasant ride with the Italian film ‘La Grande Bellezza’ (The Great Beauty). The film won the best ‘Foreign Film’ award and indeed received a standing ovation.

When you speak about the hairstyling and make up, none could beat the break loose style of Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews in Dallas Buyers Club. When it was down to the technical aspects, Gravity didn’t leave any options for the juries, but easily carried away yet another four awards – Best Original score (Steven Price), Sound Editing (Glenn Freemantle), Sound Mixing (Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro) and Visual Effects (Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk and Neil Corbould).

Record-breaking click moments

While the celebrities were high on spirits while bagging the awards, certain incidents made this academy awards more appealing.

1. Helen clicking pictures with the top most Hollywood celebrities from Meryl Streep, Brad Pitt to Bradley Cooper is recorded as the ever biggest tweets registered by twitter.
2. The pizzas served by Brad Pitt and Helen were fantastic.
3. Last time, Jennifer Lawrence felt down the dais and again this time while walking on the red carpets.

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