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Big Winners at the 85th Annual Academy Awards

‘Argo’ wins Best Picture at the 2013 Academy Awards

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If Ben Affleck was snubbed by the Oscars, everyone should be so lucky. His Iran rescue thriller “Argo” has won best picture from the Academy Awards.

It’s the first best picture winner not to be nominated for best director since 1989′s “Driving Miss Daisy.” But despite the omission of Affleck — or perhaps buoyed by it — “Argo” emerged as the Oscar favorite, winning top honors from the directors, producers, screen actors and writers guilds.

Affleck and fellow producers George Clooney and Grant Heslov accepted the award Sunday night.

Among the other eight nominees, Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” was perceived as the biggest competition to “Argo.” The other nominees were “Life of Pi,” “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Les Miserables,” “Amour,” “Beasts of the Southern Wild” and “Django Unchained.”

 

Day-Lewis wins record third best actor Oscar

Daniel Day-Lewis has won the Academy Award for best actor for his exactingly authentic performance as President Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg’s historical drama.

He’s the first to ever win the best actor Oscar three times. He’s been nominated five times, winning for “My Left Foot” in 1990 and “There Will Be Blood” in 2008.

Day-Lewis spent a year preparing for “Lincoln,” and, in his customary method, remained in character during the production. His widely-expected Oscar win further cements his status as the most admired actor currently working.

The other nominees Sunday night were Bradley Cooper (“Silver Linings Playbook”), Hugh Jackman (“Les Miserables”), Joaquin Phoenix (“The Master”) and Denzel Washington (“Flight”).

The 85th Academy Awards are airing live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles with host Seth MacFarlane.

 

Jennifer Lawrence wins Oscar for best actress

Jennifer Lawrence has won the Academy Award for best actress for her performance as a young widower in “Silver Linings Playbook.”

It’s the first Oscar for the 22-year-old Lawrence, who was also nominated for “Winter’s Bone” in 2011. It’s the first Oscar for “Silver Linings Playbook” on the night.

The actress tripped on her way to the stage, but by the time she got to the microphone, the Dolby Theatre crowd applauded her with a standing ovation.

The other nominees Sunday night were Emmanuelle Riva (“Amour”), Quvenzhane Wallis (“Beasts of the Southern Wild”), Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty”) and Naomi Watts (“The Impossible”).

The 85th Academy Awards are airing live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles with host Seth MacFarlane.

 

Ang Lee wins best director Oscar for ‘Life of Pi’

Ang Lee has won the Academy Award for best director for his “Life of Pi.”

It’s the second Oscar for Lee, who won in 2005 for “Brokeback Mountain.” He was also nominated in 2000 for directing “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.” He becomes only the 19th director to win the honor multiple times.

The other nominees Sunday night were Steve Spielberg (“Lincoln”), Michael Haneke (“Amour”), David O. Russell (“Silver Linings Playbook”) and Benh Zeitlin (“Beasts of the Southern Wild”).

This year’s directing category was one of the most controversial, as it left out Ben Affleck for “Argo” and Kathryn Bigelow for “Zero Dark Thirty.”

The 85th Academy Awards are airing live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles with host Seth MacFarlane.

 

Complete list of winners:

Best Supporting Actor:
Christoph Waltz – “Django Unchained”

Best Animated Short:
“Paperman” – John Kahrs

Best Animated Feature:
“Brave” – Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman

Cinematography:
“Life of Pi” – Claudio Miranda

Visual Effects:
“Life of Pi” – Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott

Costume Design:
“Anna Karenina” – Jacqueline Durran

Makeup/Hairstyling:
“Les Misérables” – Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell

Live Action Film:
“Curfew” – Shawn Christensen

Documentary Short Subject:
“Inocente” – Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine

Documentary Feature:
“Searching for Sugar Man”

Sound Mixing:
“Les Misérables” – Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes

Sound Editing:
“Zero Dark Thirty” – Paul N.J. Ottosson

Supporting Actress:
Anne Hathaway – “Les Miserables”

Film Editing:
“Argo” – William Goldenberg

Original Score:
Mychael Danna, “Life of Pi”

Original Song:
Adele – “Skyfall”

Adapted Screenplay:
Chris Terrio, “Argo”

Original Screenplay:
Quentin Tarantino, “Django Unchained”

Director:
Ang Lee, “Life of Pi”

Best Actress:
Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Picture:
“Argo”

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