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WINNERS ANNOUNCED: The Oscar game, #Free books!!

Hard to believe the Oscars are celebrating their 85th year – amazing! One thing I’ve always wondered is why does this event have two names? Definitely an indicator that this is something BIG, something special.

Trusty ole’ Wikipedia gave me some interesting answers to the origination of the event – did you know:

  • The Academy Awards, informally known as The Oscars, are a set of awards given annually for excellence of cinematic achievements.
  • The Oscar statuette is officially named the Academy Award of Merit
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  • Originally conceived by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio executive Louis B. Mayer as a professional honorary organization to help improve the film industry’s image and help mediate labor disputes.
  • The awards themselves were later initiated by the Academy as awards “of merit for distinctive achievement” in the industry.
  • The awards were first given in 1929 at a ceremony created for the awards, at the Hotel Roosevelt in Hollywood.
  • So, now that we’ve updated you on the Oscar and its origination let’s have some fun!


    Commenters, below are a few of the categories that awards will be given out on February 24th, 2013 – tell us who you think the winners will be — the commenter, with all the correct answers will be chosen to win a box of books! If there are multiple commenters with the correct answers we’ll randomly choose the one winner – must be US and 18 or older.

    ALL entries must be made by 2/21, anything later will be disqualified – good luck!!
    2/27-winners announced below! Congrats to all!!

    Good luck . . . .now . . . .the categories please:

    BEST PICTURE

  • Amour
    TBD, Producer
  • ArgoWON the Oscar
    Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney, Producers
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
    Dan Janvey, Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald, Producers
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  • Django Unchained
    Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone, Producers
  • les Misérables
    Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward and
    Cameron Mackintosh, Producers
  • Life of Pi
    Gil Netter, Ang Lee and David Womark, Producers
  • Lincoln
    Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers
  • Silver Linings PlayBook
    Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen and Jonathan
    Gordon, Producers
  • Zero Dark Thirty
    Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow and Megan Ellison, Producers
  • Next . . .

    ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

  • Bradley Cooper
    Silver Linings Playbook
  • Daniel Day-Lewis
    Lincoln
  • WON the Oscar

  • Hugh Jackman
    Les Miserables
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  • Joaquin Phoenix
    THE MASTER
  • Denzel Washington
    FLIGHT

  • Next . . . .

    ACTRESS in a Leading Role

  • Jessica Chastain
    Zero Dark Thirty
  • Jennifer LawrenceWON the Oscar
    Silver Linings Playbook
  • Emmanuelle Riva
    Amour
  • Quvenzhané Wallis
    Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Naomi Watts
    The Impossible
  • Next . . . .

    COSTUME DESIGN

  • Anna KareninaWON the Oscar
    Jacqueline Durran
  • les Misérables
    Paco Delgado
  • Lincoln
    Joanna Johnston
  • Mirror Mirror
    Eiko Ishioka
  • Snow White and the Huntsman
    Colleen Atwood
  • Lastly my favorite!

    MUSIC (Original Song)

  • Before My Time
    Chasing Ice
    Music and Lyric by J. Ralph
  • Everybody Needs a Best Friend
    TED
    Music by Walter Murphy
    Lyric by Seth MacFarlane
  • Pi’s Lullaby
    Life of Pi
    Music by Mychael Danna
    Lyric by Bombay Jayashri
  • SkyfallWON the Oscar
    Skyfall
    Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul
    Epworth
  • Thanks for playing!! Bonus question –

    How many of these movies have you seen?

    Happy Romance!
    From the staff at R@R

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