The biggest, most anticipated and most important event of the year for the film industry has just ended, only a short while ago: the 2013 Academy Awards. Hosted by Seth MacFarlane, the Oscarcast was, as usual, glitzy, fabulous, emotional and... long.The big winners of the night were, without a doubt, “Argo” and Ang Lee, awarded with an Oscar in the “top” categories of Best Film and Best Director.
Even though many industry insiders said that 2013 would definitely be Ben Affleck’s big year and that he would get to take home the latter award, it was Lee who did, for the beautiful “Life of Pi.”
One might imagine that Affleck found some consolation in his Best Film win, especially since “Argo” beat early favorite “Lincoln” for it.
As predicted, Anne Hathaway won Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Les Miserables.”
Christoph Waltz got to add another Oscar to his collection (of one, until just now), by scooping up the award for Best Supporting Actor for his brilliant (as always) role in Tarantino’s “Django Unchained.”
Speaking of which, Tarantino also won, though not in one of the “major” categories: he took home the award for Best Original Screenplay for the same film.
The big surprise of the night was Jennifer Lawrence, who won Best Actress for her role in “Silver Linings Playbook.” Though she’s no stranger to the ceremony, having already been nominated once before, this is her first Oscar and, considering she’s just 22, we could very well say she has a very bright future ahead of her.
Daniel Day-Lewis’ win for Best Actor, with his amazing role in Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” didn’t really surprise anyone.
All in all, it was a great night. There were emotional speeches, funny speeches, fun moments and awkward jokes. More on those later: in the meantime, check out the complete list of winners below to see if your fave made the cut.
Best Picture: “Argo”
Actor in a Leading Role: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”
Actress in a Leading Role: Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Actor in a Supporting Role: Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained”
Actress in a Supporting Role: Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”
Animated Feature Film: “Brave”
Directing: “Life of Pi,” Ang Lee
Writing - Original Screenplay: “Django Unchained,” Quentin Tarantino
Writing - Adapted Screenplay: “Argo,” Chris Terrio
Music - Original Song: “Skyfall” from “Skyfall,” music and lyrics by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
Foreign Language Film: “Amour” (Austria)
Cinematography: “Life of Pi”
Costume Design: “Anna Karenina”
Documentary – Feature: “Searching for Sugar Man”
Documentary – Short: “Inocente”
Film Editing: “Argo”
Makeup and Hairstyling: “Les Miserables”
Music - Original Score: “Life of Pi”
Production Design: “Lincoln”
Short Film – Animated: “Paperman”
Short Film - Live Action: “Curfew”
Sound Editing: Tie: “Zero Dark Thirty” and “Skyfall”
Sound Mixing: “Les Miserables”
Visual Effects: “Life of Pi”