The Academy Awards

The Academy Awards, Tom Hanks, and capping off the "McConaissance" by Alec Kubas-Meyer

My original idea for this essay was about the lack of surprise in the videogame Gone Home’s narrative. That would probably have been much more interesting than this (and I will undoubtedly be writing about it in the near future), but it was the Oscars this past Sunday, so I figure now is as good a time as any to talk about that. But more specifically, the award for Best Actor.

When I look back at 2013 in cinema, I’ll think about two things: 1) How many different Korean directors tried their hand at English language productions (it was a lot), and 2) How many amazing male performances there were. Seriously. Look at what the Academy considered the five best performances of the Year:

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