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2013 Oscar Winners: 'Argo,' and 'Life of Pi' Win Big

Posted by Erik Davis on February 24, 2013


The 2013 Academy Awards opened with a musical number about boob reveals, and no you weren’t imagining that. We expected a racier ceremony with Seth MacFarlane (Ted, Family Guy) acting as host, and we definitely witnessed a mouthful of jabs at everyone from Ben Affleck and George Clooney to Abraham Lincoln. But for every button MacFarlane pushed (like making out with Sally Field while suspended in mid-air and dressed as the Flying Nun), the show gave us a lavish musical number.

We watched the casts of Chicago, Dreamgirls and Les Mis light up the stage, as well as a poignant rendition of “Memories” from Barbra Streisand at the end of the In Memoriam segment. Our favorite numbers, though, came in the form of dueling show-stoppers from Shirley Bassey and Adele, honoring James Bond’s 50th anniversary with soulful performances of “Goldfinger” and “Skyfall,” respectively.

The night’s major award winners in a nutshell included: Argo (Best Picture), Ang Lee (Best Director, Life of Pi), Daniel Day-Lewis (Best Actor, Lincoln), Jennifer Lawrence (Best Actress, Silver Linings Playbook), Anne Hathaway (Best Supporting Actress, Les Miserables), and Christoph Waltz (Best Supporting Actor, Django Unchained). Argo's big win was just the fourth time in history a movie won for Best Picture without also having a Best Director nomination, and the film took home a total of 3 awards. Life of Pi, however, took home the most awards with four.

Funnily enough, one of the evening’s most buzzed-about occurrences came when Skyfall and Zero Dark Thirty tied for Best Sound Editing, which is actually the sixth time in Oscar history two nominees tied. The others: 1932 (Best Actor), 1949 (Doc Short Subject), 1968 (Best Actress), 1986 (Doc Feature), and 1994 (Short Film Live-Action).

Biggest surprise of the night? There weren’t many, but Twitter loved it when First Lady Michelle Obama presented the Oscar for Best Picture. The moment we wanted to be cooler came when the cast of The Avengers lined up and sort of botched their delivery, but bonus credits to the show’s producers for creating an entire 15-minute opening around William Shatner as Captain Kirk from the future. If anything, Trekkies worldwide loved every minute of it.

Check out a complete list of nominees and winners below (and check out more coverage in our Awards Watch Guide and Frontrunners video series). What did you think of this year’s ceremony? Give us your favorite and least favorite moments in the comments section below!  


The 2013 Academy Award Winners

 

BEST PICTURE

 
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty
Lincoln
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Amour
Django Unchained
Argo - WINNER
 

BEST DIRECTOR

David O'Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Ang Lee, Life of Pi - WINNER
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Michael Haneke, Amour
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild
 
BEST ACTOR
 
Daniel Day Lewis, Lincoln - WINNER
Denzel Washington, Flight
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
 
BEST ACTRESS
 
Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook - WINNER
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained -- WINNER
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
Alan Arkin, Argo
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
 
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables - WINNER
Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Amy Adams, The Master
 
WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
 
Argo, Screenplay by Chris Terrio - WINNER
Beasts of the Southern Wild, Screenplay by Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin
Life of Pi, Screenplay by David Magee
Lincoln, Screenplay by Tony Kushner
Silver Linings Playbook, Screenplay by David O. Russell
 
WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
 
Amour, Written by Michael Haneke
Django Unchained, Written by Quentin Tarantino -- WINNER
Flight, Written by John Gatins
Moonrise Kingdom, Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola
Zero Dark Thirty, Written by Mark Boal
 
BEST ANIMATED FILM
 
Frankenweenie
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Wreck-It Ralph
Paranorman
Brave - WINNER
 
BEST FOREIGN FEATURE
 
Amour (Austria) - WINNER
No (Chile)
War Witch (Canada)
A Royal Affair (Denmark)
Kon Tiki (Norway)
 
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
 
Life of Pi - WINNER
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Avengers
Prometheus
Snow White and the Huntsman
 
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
 
Seamus McGarvey, Anna Karenina
Robert Richardson, Django Unchained
Claudio Miranda, Life of Pi -- WINNER
Janusz Kaminski, Lincoln
Roger Deakins, Skyfall
 
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
 
Jacqueline Durran, Anna Karenina - WINNER
Paco Delgado, Les Misérables
Joanna Johnston, Lincoln
Eiko Ishioka, Mirror Mirror
Colleen Atwood, Snow White and the Huntsman
 

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

5 Broken Cameras
The Gatekeepers
How to Survive a Plague
The Invisible War
Searching for Sugar Man - WINNER
 
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
 
Inocente - WINNER
Kings Point
Mondays at Racine
Open Heart
Redemption
 
BEST FILM EDITING
 
William Goldenberg, Argo - WINNER
Tim Squyres, Life of Pi
Michael Kahn, Lincoln
Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers, Silver Linings Playbook
Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg, Zero Dark Thirty
 
BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
 
Hitchcock, Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane
Les Miserables, Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell - WINNER
 
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
 
Anna Karenina, Dario Marianelli
Argo, Alexandre Desplat
Life of Pi, Mychael Danna - WINNER
Lincoln, John Williams
Skyfall, Thomas Newman
 
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
 
“Before My Time” from Chasing Ice
“Everybody Needs a Best Friend” from Ted
“Pi's Lullaby” from Life of Pi
“Skyfall” from Skyfall - WINNER
“Suddenly” from Les Miserables
 
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
 
Anna Karenina
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Lincoln - WINNER
 
BEST ANIMATED SHORT
 
Adam and Dog, Minkyu Lee
Fresh Guacamole, PES
Head over Heels, Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly
Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”, David Silverman
Paperman, John Kahrs - WINNER
 
BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT
 
Asad, Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura
Buzkashi Boys, Sam French and Ariel Nasr
Curfew, Shawn Christensen - WINNER
Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw), Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele
Henry, Yan England
 
BEST SOUND EDITING
 
Argo, Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn
Django Unchained, Wylie Stateman
Life of Pi, Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton
Skyfall, Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers - WINNER
Zero Dark Thirty, Paul N.J. Ottosson - WINNER
 
BEST SOUND MIXING
 
Argo, John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia
Les Misérables, Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes - WINNER
Life of Pi, Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kunin
Lincoln, Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins
Skyfall, Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson
 
 

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Comment from: BBomber
I was hugely disappointed that Les Miserables was passed by on so many levels. At least Hathaway got something to write home about. The acting was above and beyond, the singing, the make up and costume was above and beyond. Lincoln came in as close second for me. It was moving and the acting was tremendous on all levels. Not that Argo wasn't good but it didn't even come close to the incredible work it took to pull off Les Miserables and/or Lincoln.
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