Annnnd the Academy Award goes to…

In case you didn’t hear, the nominees for the 2013 Academy Awards were recently released.

The Oscars kind of annoy me. The people who nominate and the people who vote for winners are an exclusive club of very few people who don’t really represent the population of America or the world very well, so it’s not really fair. It’s a big game of politics, and a lot of really good movies get overlooked.

I’ve only seen one nominee for Best Picture – Les Miserables – and I would be wholeheartedly behind that one if the darn director didn’t do such weird things with his camera the whole time. I only plan on seeing one more nominee – Amour – and the rest, I don’t really care to see.

That being said, I would like to present my own completely biased, not necessarily relevant list of Academy Award winners for 2013, some including TV shows and some movies that aren’t really new. Maybe this can help someone find something that’s actually good to watch.

Hey, if the Academy can do it, why can’t I?

Best Picture

Les Miserables

I know I said I wasn’t really behind this, but the story and the acting made up for the wonky camera the second time I watched it. And although I enjoyed The Hobbit more, my Film and Media Studies minor forces me to choose Les Mis. Maybe I’m just too pretentious.

Best Actor

Tom Hardy in The Dark Knight Rises

This is a joke because I couldn’t think of anyone for this category. He wears that stupid Bane mask the whole time and has a weird accent and voice.

Best Actress

Anne Hathaway in Les Miserables

She’s come so far since The Princess Diaries.

Best Cinematography

Downton Abbey

Sets. Lighting. Camera work. Beautiful.

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Hunger Games

The book was very internal, but they did a great job making the movie exciting without being able to hear the characters’ thoughts.

Best Visual Effects

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Duh. When did Peter Jackson not dominate all CGI everywhere, always? The first Lord of the Rings, which was released over 10 years ago, has better effects than Spiderman from this year.