Feb. 25, 2013
Los Angeles Times veteran movie critic Kenneth Turan and Times staff writer and movie aficionado Robin Abcarian offer comments on the Oscars show and analysis of the winners and losers in the major categories of the 85th Academy Awards.
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Turan and Abcarian ready for a night of discussion and analysis of the winners and losers at the 85th Academy Awards show.
Turan and Abcarian react to the Oscars opening number and discuss Christoph Waltz's supporting actor award for his role in "Django Unchained."
The Times writers react to the show's James Bond tribute and Dame Shirley Bassey's performance.
Turan explains his disappointment that the "The Gatekeepers" did not take home the award for documentary feature.
Turan pans the Oscars as variety show. The Times writers also laud "Amour," winner in the foreign film category.
Abcarian and Turan discuss Anne Hathaway's unsurprising victory in the supporting actress category for her role in "Les Miserables."
Abcarian and Turan discuss "Zero Dark Thirty" and the extent to which controversy about the film hurt its chances for success at the Oscars.
Turan notes the inclusion of a film critic in the 2013 Oscars' "In Memoriam" segment, and Abcarian comments on writer/director Nora Ephron's death.
The Times writers discuss the success of "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and why the film captivated a contingent of academy voters.
Abcarian gives credit to film writers for giving the best awards speeches.
Turan contemplates Ang Lee's award for director and Hollywood's relationship with Steven Spielberg.
Abcarian and Turan discuss why the winners of the three most anticipated Oscar categories -- actress, actor and picture -- were not much of a surprise.