The 2013 Oscars telecast is only a few days away, Sunday, February 24. Everyone involved with the show, from the directors to the writers to the crew, from host Seth MacFarlane to the various presenters and musical guests, have been working hard for the past few weeks. Hopefully they will be ready on Sunday. My question is are YOU ready, as a television viewer? Here are a few quick things you can do to get ready for the big night.
No, I’m not going to say that you should run out and watch all of the nominated films before Sunday. You’ve probably seen a few of them, and let’s be honest, the general public does not make a point to watch all of them. However, here is the trailer for one particular nominated piece that is simply fun to watch.
For a limited time Disney had the full version (just over 6 minutes) of this lovely short, Paperman, available through YouTube for free, but unfortunately they have taken that down, as it will be available soon on the Wreck-It Ralph DVD. (You can still view it for $1.99 on YouTube.) The groundbreaking technique used in this film could be the future of animation. It combines computer-generated and hand-drawn images. Together with a touching short story, Paperman could walk away with the Oscar for Best Short Film – Animated.
One thing that many people like to do on Oscar night is predict the winners. At the official Oscars website you can link to Facebook and make your predictions, and challenge your friends. For some of the categories, they have even included a link to a short video that tells what the actual voters are looking for when judging certain aspects, such as cinematography and production design.