The Awards Season and Who Triumphs

  • "Argo" "Argo"
  • "Django Unchained" "Django Unchained"
  • "Brave" "Brave"
  • Daniel Day-Lewis in "Lincoln" Daniel Day-Lewis in "Lincoln"
  • Christoph Waltz in "Django Unchained" Christoph Waltz in "Django Unchained"
  • Anne Hathaway in “Les Misérables” Anne Hathaway in “Les Misérables”
  • "Skyfall" "Skyfall"
  • Jennifer Lawrence in "Silver Linings Playbook" Jennifer Lawrence in "Silver Linings Playbook"
  • Emmanuelle Riva in "Amour" Emmanuelle Riva in "Amour"

It’s that time of the year again, the awards season. What’s not to like about it? When we get to play the judge, criticize this Director, praising that Actor and so on. Plus, the red carpet charms where everyone dressing up so dapper and glamour is truly a treat for the eyes. As we like it or not, with so many awards out there, we are still holding on to these three most prestigious awards, The Academy Awards, BAFTA and The Golden Globe as the barometer of standards in the industry. This season’s opened with the Golden Globe which held last January, continued with BAFTA last Sunday, and we are approaching the end with The Academy Awards on February 24th. When The Golden Globe winners announced, we held our breath, hoping that our selections will still triumph in the next two awards. But when the BAFTA winners announced, we pretty much could make a full prediction of who’s going to bring home the Oscars.

Ben Affleck is driving himself and “Argo” smoothly to the Oscars with both The Golden Globe and BAFTA on the passenger seat. “Django Unchained” snatched both awards for the Original Screenplay, “Brave” for Best Animated Film, Daniel Day-Lewis for Leading Actor in “Lincoln”, Christoph Waltz for Supporting Actor in “Django Unchained”, Anne Hathaway for Supporting Actress in “Les Misérables”, “SKYFALL” for Original Song and “Amour” for Best Foreign Language Film. While judgment was slightly differ in the Leading Actress department where Jennifer Lawrence won The Golden Globe in “Silver Linings Playbook”, and Emmanuelle Riva with in her hands in “Amour”.

Based on both awards’ winners, we could pretty much predict who’s going to triumph in the Academy Awards. It’s convenient to predict that “Argo” is pretty much holding the Oscars already by now. I must say this year’s awards season is sorted out with less conflict of interests, except maybe that some of us still secretly wish that it should have been DiCaprio instead of Waltz. (Text Nuy Darmadjaja)