2013 Academy Awards

I always love the Academy Awards. Perhaps only because while I was at university, the film department held an annual Academy Awards watch party. It was always a good time. Even though film school was a long time ago, I've kept up the tradition of having an Academy Awards celebration. This year, I decided to share that celebration with the 29k Productions family in a small way by creating a quick scoresheet on which you can make your predictions so you can see how you did in picking the movies and individuals the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences liked best in each category.

Download 2013 Academy Awards Scoresheet (~1.9 MB)

In 2012 some great movies were released to theaters...and some not so great ones. Some of each, depending on your personal tastes, have been nominated for Academy Awards and some of each will undoubtedly win Oscars.

This is the 85th Academy Awards, and this year the film Lincoln, directed by Steven Spielberg, leads with 12 nominations. Lincoln is followed closely by Life of Pi with 11 nominations and Les Misérables and Silver Linings Playbook with 8 nominations each. Extraordinarily popular films like the James Bond movie Skyfall and Steven Jackson's latest foray into Middle Earth, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey have fewer nominations with five and three respectively.

This is a year of extremes when it comes to ages. At age 85, Emmanuelle Riva is the oldest person to be nominated for an Academy Award this year. She is nominated this year for her role in Amour. Quvenzhané Wallis, age 9, is the youngest person to be nominated for Best Actress after her role as Hushpuppy in Beasts of the Southern Wild. The youngest actor to ever be nominated for an Oscar was Justin Henry for his role in Kramer vs. Kramer when he was just 8 years old. The oldest actor to ever be nominated for an Academy Award was Gloria Stuart at age 87 for her role in Titanic.

For the curions, the oldest winner ever was Christopher Plummer (2011's Beginners) at age 82, and the youngest winner ever was Tatum O'Neal (1973's Paper Moon) at age 10. So if Emmanuelle and Quvenzhané win this year, they will make 2013 the year in which the record for both oldest and youngest winner records are set.

Enough trivia! Enjoy watching the Academy Awards this year, and let us know how you scored in your selections on the 29k Productions Facebook Page.

The Awards air live starting at 5:30 PST on Sunday. KXLY Channel 4 locally in Coeur d'Alene.

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