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Oscar Favorites 2013

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The Academy Awards are an American institution. Just a couple of weeks ago, Argo was awarded with Best Picture and a pile of other Oscars were given to other Hollywood filmmakers. I loved Argo, but I think there were other very deserving Best Picture nominees, too. This year was a fairly strong year for nominees (certainly stronger than last year's pics, with the the gimmicky The Artist winning the big prize.) Out of the 9 nominees, I saw 7 of them before the award ceremony. I still haven't seen Amour or Life of Pi. I've read and heard quite a bit about Amour, and I don't know that I'm quite brave enough to give it a shot. As far as Life of Pi, I'm waiting for that one to hit Blu Ray.

My wife and I loved Argo last year when it first came out in theaters. Ben Affleck is a stellar directer (glaring Oscar snub aside) and the cast of Argo feels like an "Evan's Favorites" kind of list. John Goodman, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, and even Ben Affleck.