The Oscars 2013: The 85th Annual Academy Awards

Posted by    |    February 25th, 2013 at 11:56 am

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Sunday, February 24th, 2013 marked the celebration of the 85th Annual Academy Awards.  Following a very exciting year in film, this year’s Academy Awards was a show filled with comedy, dancing, music, and emotional acceptance speeches from some of Hollywood’s finest.  Oscar host Seth MacFarlane gave audiences a taste at his style of humor while targeting several Hollywood figures throughout the night, and as always, there were several expected award winners as well as a few surprises.

Below is a recap of last night’s winners:

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

WINNER

Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln (2012)

Other Nominees:

Joaquin Phoenix for The Master (2012)

Denzel Washington for Flight (2012/I)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

WINNER

Other Nominees:

Alan Arkin for Argo (2012)

Tommy Lee Jones for Lincoln (2012)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

WINNER

Other Nominees:

Amy Adams for The Master (2012)

Sally Field for Lincoln (2012)

Helen Hunt for The Sessions (2012)

Best Achievement in Directing

WINNER

Ang Lee for Life of Pi (2012)

Other Nominees:

Michael Haneke for Amour (2012)

Steven Spielberg for Lincoln (2012)

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Other Nominees:

Amour (2012): Michael Haneke

Flight (2012/I): John Gatins

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published

WINNER

Argo (2012): Chris Terrio

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year

WINNER

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

WINNER

Amour (2012)(Austria)

Other Nominees:

War Witch (2012)(Canada)

No (2012/I)(Chile)

A Royal Affair (2012)(Denmark)

Kon-Tiki (2012)(Norway)

Best Achievement in Cinematography

WINNER

Best Achievement in Editing

WINNER

Best Achievement in Costume Design

WINNER

Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score

WINNER

Other Nominees:

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song

WINNER

Skyfall (2012): AdelePaul Epworth (“Skyfall”)

Other Nominees:

Chasing Ice (2012): J. Ralph (“Before My Time”)

Life of Pi (2012): Mychael DannaBombay Jayshree (“Pi’s Lullaby”)

Ted (2012): Walter MurphySeth MacFarlane (“Everybody Needs a Best Friend”)

Best Achievement in Sound Editing

Best Documentary, Short Subject

WINNER

Best Short Film, Animated

WINNER

Paperman (2012): John Kahrs

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