Sunday, 24 February 2013

Let's get ready for the 85th Academy Awards

How many Oscar awarded films do you know?

Watch and make your comments.

Academy Awards: Best Picture Oscar Winners from Nelson Carvajal on Vimeo.

Now that you have the images, make up the words.

You are about to become a film narrator!

Your job is to attend the ceremony and be the voice for the video above.

Juanjo's Opening Speech


  1. Unfortunately I don´t remember any film by its title. My favourit actor is Clint Eastwood, he performed an extraordinary history Million Dolar Baby, I was deeply affected for it, for me, the best of the films, he won five oscars, I believe

  2. Know I remember Schindler's List, Casablanca or Chicago

  3. I remember films becuase of their music: The sound of music, Amadeus and Braveheart.

  4. I can remember some of the recent ones: Forest Gump; Ghandi; Million Dollar Baby and an old one which I love ...Gone with the wind!

  5. It's a great video about the movies awarded with the Oscar Prize. How many of them I can recognize?. Many of them. I don't know if I actually could write the titles of all of them. I'll try some: Gone with the wind and the marvellous red sky, Chariots of fire and the incredible music while running at the the beach, The Godfather and Marlon Brando kissing somebody, Gladiator in the middle of the arena, Kramer versus Kramer and the father helping his son riding on the bicycle, the american soldiers fighting in Irak in the film of the Jame Cameron's wife (I cann't remember the title of the film neither the name of the director). Another soldier, perhaps in Vietnam in another war film

  6. By María Tomás

    And the winner is...

    85 years of Oscars celebrations , this is more than a century of cinema, hours and hours of living beyond our lives, dreaming with them, falling in love ….how to choose in few minutes?

    If you believe than an image is delicious, wait for the following, you cannot compare among them, everyone has their special print, you can remember parts of your life across this wonderful summary.

    Your childhood at your friend‘s, the smell of cocoa in the beach, those strange families that in chapters have become your families, you first love story... and eventually you covered the walls of your room with their faces.

    Watch them together now. Most of them have already passed away.. it is life. The Godfather, Clark Gable and his style, ...

    Sometimes words are not enough to describe impressions. In this case I think it is better if you get involved in this clip please, don't try to find words, just watch it, listen to it , remember, feel . Then, concentrate on the present, on your latest films, on these young stars that you would to like to find in your way, they are now in front of you.

    Could you choose who the best of them is?. I don't think so. Then, you have to wait, just a moment!

  7. By Monse

    Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to the 85th Academy Awards.

    It`s a pleasure for us to present this ceremony on its 85th anniversary, a year later. The world is an entire family and we are here altogether to conmemorate these Awards.

    We are starting to thank the authorities, Thank you to our President, Obama, to Benedict XX, to Spanish Aznar, to former President Joseph Lwis Shoemaker, also to film lovers, actors, actresses, Directors, all viewers and all of you.

    Well it´s time to start. We´ve been thinking hard what to tell you in the beginning. Some, but not many ideas have crossed our minds, so finally we have chosen this video you can see at the back, where you can watch some of the most important films ever.
    Do you remember Gone with the Wind, the longest American sound film -3 hours 44 minutes, plus a 15-minute intermission-, among the first of the major films shot in color, winning the first Academy Award for Best Cinematography in the category for color films, It became the biggest-grossing film of all-time shortly after its release, holding the position until 1966.

    What about Ben Hur, the most expensive ever made at the time, and sets being the largest yet built for a film. The picture contains a nine-minute chariot race which has become one of most famous sequences in the cinema. The soundtrack composed by Miklós Rózsa was highly influential on cinema for more than 15 years, and is the longest ever composed for a film.

    Perhaps you have heard about Gandhi, a Richard Attemborough film. In this film an INdian lawyer and activist who was a leader of the nation´s non-violent, non-cooperative independence movement against the United Kingdom´s rule of the country during the 20th century.

    Have you seen Amadeus?. A story that begins in 1823 as the elderly Antonio Salieri attempts suicide by slitting his throat while loudly begging forgiveness for having killed Mozart in 1791.

    Have you ever seen The last Emperor, a 1987 biographical picture about the life of Puyi, the last Emperor of China, written by Mark Peploe and Bernardo Bertolucci, produced by Jeremy Thomas, directed by Bertolucci and released in 1987 by Columbia Pincures. Puyi´s life is depicted from his ascent to the throne as a small boy to his imprisonment and poligtical rehabilitation by the Chinese Communist authorities.

    Perhaps you remember of The Silence of The Lambs, one of the most taut, suspenseful, psychological thrillers ever produced.
    And what about Unforgiven, the film that tells the story of William Munny, an aging outlaw and killer who takes on one more job years after he had hung up his guns and turned to farmint. A dark Western that deals frankly with the uglier aspects of violence and the myth of the Old West, it stars Eastwood in the lead role, with Gene Hackman, MOrgan Freeman, and Richard Harris. Sure you have enjoyed it.

    Probably you know about Forrest Gump, 1994 American epic romantic comedy-drama film based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom. The story depicts several decades in the life of Forrest Gump, a naïve and slow-witted tet athletically prodigious native of Alabama who witnesses, and in some cases influences, some of the defining events of the latter half of the 20th century in the United States.

  8. By Juanjo and Ana

    Welcome to the 85th Academy Awards Ceremony.
    It’s a pleasure for us to conduct this gorgeous ceremony. I hope we don’t spoil it.
    Ladies and Gentleman....are you ready?

    Just to warm up this frozen night we’ll show you a video with some of uncle Oscar’s favourite films.

    We have seen pilots being chased by enemies, romantic films, soldiers shooting from the trench...We have travelled back to the Wild West, women plugging in wires at the telephone office, love kisses, business men, brave pirates, speeches...What a beautiful life, Gone with the wind, Rebeca dancing with her man, boxing lessons, praying at church,

    Casablanca (1943),
    Bing Crosby in “Going my way” (1944),
    a drunk man talking with no one in “The lost weekend”(1945),
    planes upside down in “The best years of our lives” (1946),
    Gentleman’s Agreement (1947),
    Hamlet (1948),
    All the kings Men (1949),
    All about Eve (1950),
    An American in Paris (1951),
    The Greatest show on earth (1952),
    From here to Eternity (1953),
    On the Waterfront (1954),
    Marty (1955),
    Around the world in Eighty Days (1956)
    1957 - "The Bridge on the River Kwai",
    1958 - "Gigi" a pretty girl in the park,
    1959 - "Ben-Hur" begging for water,
    1960 - "The Apartment": Jack Lemmon with a bowler hat,
    1961 - "West Side Story"
    1962 - "Lawrence of Arabia"
    1963 - "Tom Jones"
    1964 - "My Fair Lady" Pigmalion selling flowers,
    1965 - "The Sound of Music" and the musical family
    1966 - "A Man for All Seasons"
    1967 - "In the Heat of the Night" Sydney Poitier examines a corpse,
    1968 - "Oliver!" the poor boy in the XIXth century
    1969 - "Midnight Cowboy"
    1970 - "Patton" with the USA flag behind,
    1971 - "The French Connection" and Gene Hackman being chased
    1972 - "The Godfather" and the family kiss,
    1973 - "The Sting"
    1974 - "The Godfather Part II"
    1975 - "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest"
    1976 - "Rocky"
    1977 - "Annie Hall"
    1978 - "The Deer Hunter"
    1979 - "Kramer vs. Kramer" and the father helping his son riding on the bicycle,
    1980 - "Ordinary People"
    1981 - "Chariots of Fire" and the incredible music while running at the the beach,
    1982 - "Gandhi", the Peaceful man,
    1983 - "Terms of Endearment"
    1984 - "Amadeus" the funny musician,
    1985 - "Out of Africa" and the tender love story,
    1986 - "Platoon": the terrible war,
    1987 - "The Last Emperor"
    1988 - "Rain Man"
    1989 - "Driving Miss Daisy"
    1990 - "Dances With Wolves"
    1991 - "The Silence of the Lambs"
    1992 - "Unforgiven"
    1993 - "Schindler’s List"
    1994 - "Forrest Gump"
    1995 - "Braveheart"
    1996 - "The English Patient"
    1997 - "Titanic"
    1998 - "Shakespeare in Love"
    1999 - "American Beauty"
    2000 - "Gladiator" Gladiator in the middle of the arena,
    2001 - "A Beautiful Mind"
    2002 - "Chicago"
    2003 - "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"
    2004 - "Million Dollar Baby"
    2005 - "Crash"
    2006 - "The Departed"
    2007 - "No Country for Old Men"
    2008 - "Slumdog Millionaire"
    2009 - "The Hurt Locker" the american soldiers fighting in Irak
    2010 - "The King's Speech"
    2011 - "The Artist"

  9. By Vicky and Bea

    Ladies and Gentlemen...Welcome you all. We feel proud to be standing here today as witnesses to a new Academy Awards Ceremony. It is also an honor that we have been given an opportunity to conduct the ceremony at such a huge occasion.
    It is a great chance to express our sincere admiration for your work and congratulate you. And, because we know that we are on prime time, the exhibition of talent we are seeing today might inspire our young people who need a lot of courage to achieve success in this difficult professional career.
    As you know the first awards were presented in 1929, at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel with an audience of about 270 people. The cost of guest tickets for that night ceremony was $5 and fifteen statuettes were awarded.
    Winners had been announced three months earlier; however, that was changed in the second ceremony of the Academy Awards in 1930. Since that year and during the first decade, the results were given to newspapers for publication on the night of the awards. This method was used until the Los Angeles Times announced the winners before the ceremony began; as a result, the Academy has used a sealed envelope to reveal the name of the winners. (You know, the journalists always want to be the first publishing the news!)
    As one of the most prominent award ceremonies in the world, the Academy Awards ceremony is broadcasted live in more than 100 countries annually. It is also the oldest award ceremony in the media; its equivalents, the Grammy Awards (for music), the Emmy Awards (for television), and the Tony Awards (for theater), are modeled after the Academy Awards.


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