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Looking Forward to the 85th Annual Academy Awards
We are nearing the end of the 2013 Awards Season, which means that the Oscars are quickly approaching. In less than a week a new batch of filmmakers and artists will be able to prefix their names with the prestigious “Academy Award Winner…” Unlike many of my generation, I enjoy the Oscars immensely.
One of the shining standouts of the 21st Philadelphia Film Festival and of the whole year was David O. Russell’s ‘Silver Linings Playbook’. Set in Philadelphia, last year’s opening night film starring Bradley Cooper, Robert DeNiro, and Jennifer Lawrence follows a bi-polar man who recently gets released from a mental hospital and befriends a mysterious girl with her own baggage who agrees to help him reconcile with his estranged wife. But through a series of events that involves dancing and the Philadelphia Eagles, the pair grows closer together despite all their problems.
We know you’re excited to see the Oscars this Sunday, February 26. Do you have an annual Academy Awards ritual? Share with us!
Don’t forget to vote in our Best Actor and Best Actress polls. The races are extremely close this year, and we want to know who you think should win. Will the Hollywood veterans triumph over the underdog newcomers?