It’s time for the Oscars’ 2013 ceremony, the biggest event of the year in the entertainment world. The Hollywood celebrities have been heating up these last few days in various Pre-Oscar parties and events.
The ceremony was at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, and it was hosted by Seth MacFarlane.
Here is the list of nominees in the main categories at the 85th Annual Academy Award (as the winners in the categories are announced, their name will be in bold letter):
1. Best Picture: “Amour,” ”Argo,” ”Beasts of the Southern Wild,” ”Django Unchained,” ”Les Miserables,” ”Life of Pi,” ”Lincoln,” ”Silver Linings Playbook,” ”Zero Dark Thirty.”
2. Actor: Bradley Cooper for “Silver Linings Playbook”; Daniel Day-Lewis for “Lincoln”; Hugh Jackman for “Les Miserables”; Joaquin Phoenix for “The Master”; Denzel Washington for “Flight.”
3. Actress: Jessica Chastain for “Zero Dark Thirty”; Jennifer Lawrence for “Silver Linings Playbook”; Emmanuelle Riva for “Amour”; Quvenzhane Wallis for “Beasts of the Southern Wild”; Naomi Watts for “The Impossible.”
4. Supporting Actor: Alan Arkin for “Argo”; Robert De Niro for “Silver Linings Playbook”; Philip Seymour Hoffman for “The Master”; Tommy Lee Jones for “Lincoln”; Christoph Waltz for “Django Unchained.”
5. Supporting Actress: Amy Adams for “The Master”; Sally Field for “Lincoln”; Anne Hathaway for “Les Miserables”; Helen Hunt for “The Sessions”; Jacki Weaver for “Silver Linings Playbook.”
6. Directing: Michael Haneke for “Amour”; Benh Zeitlin for “Beasts of the Southern Wild”; Ang Lee for “Life of Pi”; Steven Spielberg for “Lincoln”; David O. Russell for “Silver Linings Playbook.”
7. Foreign Language Film: “Amour” from Austria; “Kon-Tiki” from Norway; “No” from Chile; “A Royal Affair” from Denmark; “War Witch” from Canada.
Here is a longer list of winners in more categories the 85th annual Academy Award:
1. Best Picture: Argo
2. Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
3. Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
4. Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
5. Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
6. Directing: Ang Lee, Life of Pi
7. Foreign Language Film: Amour
8. Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio, Argo
9. Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
10. Animated Feature Film: Brave
11. Production Design: Lincoln
12. Cinematography: Life of Pi
13. Sound Mixing: Les Miserables
14. Sound Editing (tie): Skyfall, Zero Dark Thirty
15. Original Score: Life of Pi, Mychael Danna.
16. Original Song: “Skyfall” from Skyfall, Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth.
17. Costume: Anna Karenina.
18. Documentary Feature: Searching for Sugar Man.
19. Documentary (short subject): Inocente
20. Film Editing: Argo
21. Makeup and Hairstyling: Les Miserables
22. Animated Short Film: Paperman
23. Live Action Short Film: Curfew
24. Visual Effects: Life of Pi
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The red carpet was full of designer gowns and shiny jewelry. Best actress winner Jennifer Lawrence was dressed in Christian Dior dress, which was hard for her to walk in. She took a thumble on the stairs as she went to collect an Oscar for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook.
Actor, producer and director Ben Affleck accepted the night’s main prize for his Iranian-set rescue thriller, Argo. It’s the first film to win best picture without a concurrent nomination for best director since 1989’s Driving Miss Daisy.
“Argo” was not the night’s most honored film. That was Ang Lee’s visually dazzling literary adaptation “Life of Pi” which took home four Oscars: Best Director for Lee, Best Visual Effects, Best Cinematography and Best Original Score. He previously won in 2006 for “Brokeback Mountain”. Lee was first nominated as Best Director for 2000’s “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” which brought him a Best Foreign Language Film prize.
This year’s winner of Best Foreign Language Film was Austria’s “Amour,” directed by Michael Haneke. The win was widely expected since “Amour” earned additional nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Actress (Emmanuelle Riva).
Daniel Day-Lewis was presented his Oscar by the legendary actress Meryl Streep. He made Academy Award history by becoming the only actor to have won the leading actor prize three times. His latest victory came for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg’s historical drama.