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  1. Global Greats Mrs Mays Ms Buckle

  2. Do you know which films, actresses and actors have been shortlisted for the Oscars this year?

  3. Best Film • Amour • Argo • Beasts of the Southern Wild • Django Unchained • Les Misérables • Life of Pi • Lincoln • Silver Linings Playbook • Zero Dark Thirty

  4. Best Actor in a Leading Role: • Bradley Cooper, • Daniel Day-Lewis, • Hugh Jackman, • Joaquin Phoenix, • Denzel Washington

  5. Best Actress in a Leading Role: • Jessica Chastain, • Jennifer Lawrence, • Emmanuelle Riva, • QuvenzhanéWallis, • Naomi Watts

  6. Quvenzhané Wallis Age 9 On January 10, 2013, she became the Academy Awards' all-time youngest nominee for Best Actress However, she was just six during the filming.

  7. How to define greatness… • Superior to and better than... • Greatness endures and is timeless • The traditional (Shakespeare) V the contemporary (films) • Modern greats?

  8. Greatness... • The terms "great" and "greatness" is dependent on the perspective and subjective judgments of the individual.  • It is dependent on point of view. • The perception of "greatness" is both fiercely contested and highly individual.

  9. Could this film be described as great?

  10. Les Misèrables • All the clichéd elements are there: • Tragic and yet uplifting • Heroic figures • Grand landscapes • Emotionally moving and meaningful

  11. Reviews of Les Misérables • ‘Stirring and striking’ • ‘A masterpiece’ • ‘...a magnificent achievement that overwhelmed me from the opening moments’ • ‘The most ambitious British film ever.’ • ‘It felt like it would drag on for ever.’ • ‘This is a bad movie.’ • ‘Exhausting and deadly’

  12. So which one is right? • Is one person's opinion more valid that another's? • Should Les Misèrables win the Oscar for best film when there is so much disagreement about its greatness?

  13. The importance of praise and awards • Who deserves the recognition? • The best actor? • The best director? • But everyone contributes to that award… not just winner

  14. Most people do like praise and rewards • When did you last receive praise & recognition? • More importantly…. • When did you last give praise and recognition to someone else?