8 records of applicants for "Oscar"
85th ceremony of the Academy Awards, which will take place in Los Angeles on February 24, is determined to go down in history - if not because of records, at least by virtue of its complete unpredictability. In recent years, the main Hollywood show is not in the best shape: the organizers were forced to leave the legendary movie theater "Kodak" and listened to the accusations of critics in the dubious quality movies contestants and predetermination vote. Now everything has changed: Sunday evening February 24 promises to be the most intriguing for decades. We found out what the historical record can be established Film Academy this year.
Daniel Day-Lewis: The first actor who can get the third "Oscar" for the main male role
The film "Lincoln"
Director: Steven Spielberg
A 55-year-old Briton Day-Lyuisa already have a record: he is the only actor who received "Oscar" for Best Actor and XX, and in the XXI century. Most critics believe that on Sunday the role of Abraham Lincoln performer will receive the third of his career statuette. All the preconditions for this is: Day-Lewis has already awarded the "Golden Globe" (which is often called a rehearsal for the "Oscar"), BAFTA Award and Critics Guild. Bookmakers predict his win with a probability of 98%. For American presidents his triumph, too, can become a kind of a record: 85 years of existence, the award still nobody took the "Oscar", playing the people's choice. Although many have tried: for instance, Anthony Hopkins was twice nominated for an Academy Award for the role of John Adams and Richard Nixon.
Kathryn Bigelow: the first woman who can get a producer "Oscar" for two films in a row
Film: "The number one goal"
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
In 2010, Kathryn Bigelow became the first ever woman to receive the "Oscar" for best director, and one of the few female producers who received the statuette for best film. Its military and essentially anti-war film "The Hurt Locker" beat even "Avatar" filmed by the former spouse and collaborator James Cameron. This year's "number one goal" Bigelow has not received the director's nomination, but has some chances to win in the category "Best Film". Experts believe that the drama about how a woman from the CIA for eight years hunted for Osama bin Laden, yield or "Argo" Ben Affleck or "Lincoln," Steven Spielberg - no less strong epics of American history. However, in 2010, Bigelow's triumph came as a surprise to many.
"My guy - crazy": the only film in the history, which may win once in all the acting categories
Director: David O'Rassell
"Television Network" Sidney Lumet and "A Streetcar Named" Desire "with Marlon Brando in his time took three acting Academy Awards out of four. Previous film by David O'Rassella, "Fighter" received two awards for supporting roles. This year's "My guy - crazy" is considered the favorite in the two acting nominations. Young Jennifer Lawrence - in the first place for the prize for the best female role among the contenders (although in the back of her breathing Jessica Chastain from "Targets Number One" and Emmanuelle Riva of "Love"). And Robert De Niro is likely to receive the award for his services to Hollywood, executed as the award for Best Supporting Actor. Not even because excellently played, but just out of respect: the award did not find a hero for almost thirty years. Bradley Cooper and Jackie Weaver also written off from the accounts is not necessary: the bookmakers can, and against them, but the audience - for.
"Love": the first film in a foreign language, who can win in the five main categories
Director: Michael Haneke
Never before has the film academy had not showed such hospitality to the ambassadors of the Old World. Most likely, the newcomer will have no statuettes for best film and best director, but foreign films competition is considered the absolute leader. A 85-year-old actress Emmanuelle Riva is one of three contenders for the "Oscar" for best actress. The script, written by Michael Haneke, also listed among critics is very high, but he had to battle with himself Quentin Tarantino. One thing is for sure: even without winning the Americans the French delegation will not leave. Film Academy in recent years, humbled their commercial ambitions and gradually veer towards pure art. Without the approval of European successes in this case it is not achieved.
"Frankenweenie": the first American puppet animation, which can win the "Oscar"
Director: Tim Burton
Americans boast several plasticine, a dozen computers and a variety of cartoons drawn, received "Oscar" (especially in the discipline succeeded Walt Disney), but in the United States has never been released puppet cartoon, awarded this prize. "Frankenweenie," Tim Burton may be the first Yankees, who will wipe the nose of the British animation studio Aardman Animations, unchallenged domination in this category for many years. Interestingly, the 54-year-old Tim Burton, one of the major Hollywood visionaries and animators, the patron of Johnny Depp and a galaxy of other talented actors, has never been awarded the Academy Award. This time, he is also not among the favorites: victory tipped or "Ralph", or "Valiant." But "Frankenweenie" - definitely the most touching and clever cartoon year.
Emmanuelle Riva: an actress who could become the oldest laureate of "Oscar"
The film "Love"
Director: Michael Haneke
85-year-old Frenchwoman - the dark horse of the competition. On the one hand, the majority of journalists ratings it gives 22-year-old Jennifer Lawrence from the film "My guy - crazy" and 35-year-old Jessica Chastain from "The goals number one." On the other hand, the Europeans already have the recognition of American film critics. For his role in "Love," she was awarded the National Society of Film Critics United States and their associations in Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco. If we add to this European Film Awards, a BAFTA and the Venice Film Festival, it turns serious bid for victory. In addition, on the evening of the awards Riva celebrate his birthday - and what a birthday without presents!
Kvinzan Wallis: an actress who could become the youngest winner of the "Oscar"
The film "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
Director: Ben Zaytlin
9-year-old Kvinzan - already record-holder: her age nominations for this prestigious award was not anybody. In this case, the actress also debutante: to audition for a role in "Beasts of the Southern Wild," it came in five years, treacherously lied that she has as many as six. When the deception was discovered, the crew did not want to part with the young prodigy. Chance of defeat Emmanuelle Riva, Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence have little stars little bit, but they are still there. If Kvinzan victory will be the second after the actress Halle Berry black, received the "Oscar" for best actress. And since we are already talking about skin color: nominated for "Flight" Denzel Washington, if he suddenly overcome Day-Lewis, will become the first African-American with two golden statuettes.
Ben Zaytlin: debutant director, who can become the youngest winner of the award
film "Beasts of the Southern Wild '
Director: Ben Zaytlin
Directed by debutant mined gold statues before. For example, Jerome Robbins was awarded for "West Side Story" by Robert Redford - for "ordinary people," Kevin Costner - for "Dances with Wolves" and Sam Mendes - for "American Beauty." But the youngest director to win the "Oscar", is Norman Taurog, who shot the film in thirty-two years, "Skippy". Ben Zaytlinu thirty, his chances to survive in the battle against Steven Spielberg, Michael Haneke, Ang Lee and David O'Rassella small, but film critics love him. "Beasts of the Southern Wild" received awards in Cannes, the festival "Sundance" and a number of other parades.