Oscars 2013 – Most genuine moments

Posted: February 25, 2013 in Movies

Much of the Academy Awards are pre-rehearsed, and for good reason, but there are certain moments during every show – and even after the show – that make you appreciate what these people do for a living.  We often forget that these actors and actresses are human and can extraordinary things with their human talents.  Whether it’s singing, acting, being star struck by a fellow actor giving you praise…there are just some moments that are more genuine than others.

Last night at the 85th Academy Awards there were a few instances where I was literally awestruck by how awesome these actors and actresses can be.  Here’s a few examples:

The entire cast from the Oscar nominated musical Les Misérables takes the stage at the ceremony to sing live and it sounded absolutely fantastic.  Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne, and Russell Crowe were awesome.  The number just went to show you how good of a movie Les Misérables was and why Jackman and Hathaway were nominated (and won) Oscars.

Then there’s the always goofy but (I believe) sincere Jennifer Lawrence, who officially became one of Hollywood’s brightest stars last night with her Best Actress win for Silver Linings Playbook.  While doing an interview with Good Morning America her interview with crashed by the one and only Jack Nicholson who stopped by to give her praise on her performance and her career.  Keep in mind that Lawrence had never met Nicholson before and was quite literally star-struck by his words of encouragement.  We have come to expect those kind of moments from Jack but to see a young star meet one of the best was kind of awesome.

Ang Lee was a surprise winner last night (well for me anyways) for Best Director for his film Life of Pi.  I really want to think that everyone expected Steven Spielberg to win for Lincoln.  However, win Lee took to the stage to accept his second Best Director Oscar (first was for Brokeback Mountain) you could see the general excitement on his face and in his voice for winning.  Lee is one of the best director’s in Hollywood who occasionally does a stinker but his work on Life of Pi was fantastic and he was a deserving winner.

Channing Tatum can dance, we all know this, hell, we’ve all seen Magic Mike (don’t deny it) so when he took the stage last night with Charlize Theron to a dance number that took Academy members back generations, the number was extremely genuine.  What was even more surprising is how good of a dance Theron is!  Couple that with MacFarlane singing, and I think I’d pay good money to see the three of them on Broadway.


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