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Awards time

For the first time in a while, I can honestly say I thoroughly enjoyed the Golden Globes.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were hilarious, and the presenting duo of Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig was brilliant.  

Ben Affleck is such a classy guy and an entirely deserving director. Who would’ve thought?

Speaking of classy, Daniel Day-Lewis’s speech was funny, charming, and humble. He is the greatest actor of our time, and he doesn’t let that fact get to him. He is my favorite by far, and I hope he makes history by earning his 3rd Best Actor Oscar this year.

I am excited, because for once going into Oscar season, it seems the Oscars will be surprising and unexpected. The field is still wide open, and the movies nominated are mainly quite deserving. Many of those nominated made my “top 10” list.

Just in case any of you are curious:

David’s Favorite Movies of 2012
1. Beasts of the Southern Wild
2. Silver Linings Playbook
3. Moonrise Kingdom
4. Lincoln
5. Argo
6. Life of Pi
7. The Impossible
8. Les Miserables
9. Zero Dark Thirty
10. Holy Motors

Honorable Mention
Cloud Atlas, Django Unchained, Looper, End of Watch, The Sessions, Perks of Being a Wallflower

Jessica Chastain. Critics Choice Movie Awards for Best Actress - Drama

Daniel Day Lewis. Critics Choice Movie Awards for Best Actor - Drama

Anne Hathaway. Critics Choice Movie Awards for Best Supporting Actress

Quvenzhane Wallis. Critics Choice Movie Awards for Best Young Actress

life-between-films:

If I had to name my one cinematic moment of 2012 that was my absolute favorite, it would have to be the 5 minutes of Anne Hathaway singing this song in the 2012 film version of “Les Miserables”. It is a breathtakingly beautiful moment when amazing direction, acting, and singing all came together. I tear up everytime. Oscar gold, Hathaway.

If you’re not familiar with the famous French novel by Victor Hugo, the musical, or the film, let me set it up for you. Hathaway plays Fantine, a poor factory worker who relies on her wages to take care of her secret illegitimate daughter Cosette, who was sent to live with an inn keeper and his wife. Her daughter’s father abandoned them both years ago; it’s up to Fantine to make ends meet. When she her secret is discovered, she is fired and is forced into prostitution to make money. In this song, Fantine reflects on her broken dreams, the state of her life, and her lost love.

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