Oscars 2013 - 85th Academy Awards

The 85th Academy Awards ceremony (referred to as The Oscars[4]) took place February 24, 2013. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) presented its annual Academy Awards to honor the best films of 2012 that played in the United States. The ceremony was held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California.[5] Seth MacFarlane hosted the Academy Awards for the first time.[1][6] It was the most watched ceremony since the 76th Academy Awards in 2004, with 42.40 million viewers.[7]

Life of Pi won four awards (the most for the evening), including Best Director for Ang Lee.[8] Argo won three awards, including Best Picture.[8] Les Misérables also won three awards. Django Unchained, Lincoln and Skyfall won two awards each. Other winners were Silver Linings Playbook, Brave, Zero Dark Thirty, Anna Karenina, Searching for Sugar Man, Inocente, Curfew, Amour and Paperman with one award each. Jennifer Lawrence won the Best Actress award for her role in Silver Linings Playbook, becoming the second youngest winner in the category.[8] Daniel Day-Lewis won a third Best Actor award (the most for any actor) for portraying the titular character in Lincoln.
Winners and nominees
The nominees for the 85th Academy Awards were announced on January 10, 2013, at 5:30 am PST (13:30 UTC) (8:30 am EST) at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California, by Seth MacFarlane, host of the 85th annual Academy Awards, and actress Emma Stone. This marks the first time since 1973 (when Charlton Heston hosted) that the ceremony's host also announced the award nominations.[12]

The film receiving the most nominations was Lincoln with twelve, followed by Life of Pi with eleven.[13][14]
Awards

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[15]
Best Picture     Best Director

    Argo – Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck, and George Clooney
        Amour – Margaret Menegoz, Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka, and Michael Katz
        Beasts of the Southern Wild – Dan Janvey, Josh Penn, and Michael Gottwald
        Django Unchained – Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin, and Pilar Savone
        Les Misérables – Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, and Cameron Mackintosh
        Life of Pi – Gil Netter, Ang Lee, and David Womark
        Lincoln – Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy
        Silver Linings Playbook – Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen, and Jonathan Gordon
        Zero Dark Thirty – Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow, and Megan Ellison

   

    Ang Lee – Life of Pi
        Michael Haneke – Amour
        David O. Russell – Silver Linings Playbook
        Steven Spielberg – Lincoln
        Benh Zeitlin – Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Actor     Best Actress

    Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln as Abraham Lincoln
        Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook as Pat Solitano, Jr.
        Hugh Jackman – Les Misérables as Jean Valjean
        Joaquin Phoenix – The Master as Freddie Quell
        Denzel Washington – Flight as William "Whip" Whitaker

   

    Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook as Tiffany Maxwell
        Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty as Maya
        Emmanuelle Riva – Amour as Anne Laurent
        Quvenzhané Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild as Hushpuppy
        Naomi Watts – The Impossible as Maria Bennett

Best Supporting Actor     Best Supporting Actress

    Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained as Dr. King Schultz
        Alan Arkin – Argo as Lester Siegel
        Robert De Niro – Silver Linings Playbook as Pat Solitano, Sr.
        Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master as Lancaster Dodd
        Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln as Thaddeus Stevens

   

    Anne Hathaway – Les Misérables as Fantine
        Amy Adams – The Master as Peggy Dodd
        Sally Field – Lincoln as Mary Todd Lincoln
        Helen Hunt – The Sessions as Cheryl Cohen-Greene
        Jacki Weaver – Silver Linings Playbook as Dolores Solitano

Best Writing – Original Screenplay     Best Writing – Adapted Screenplay

    Django Unchained – Quentin Tarantino
        Amour – Michael Haneke
        Flight – John Gatins
        Moonrise Kingdom – Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola
        Zero Dark Thirty – Mark Boal

   

    Argo – Chris Terrio from The Master of Disguise by Antonio J. Mendez & The Great Escape by Joshuah Bearman
        Beasts of the Southern Wild – Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin from Juicy and Delicious by Lucy Alibar
        Life of Pi – David Magee from Life of Pi by Yann Martel
        Lincoln – Tony Kushner from Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
        Silver Linings Playbook – David O. Russell from The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

Best Animated Feature     Best Foreign Language Film

    Brave – Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
        Frankenweenie – Tim Burton
        ParaNorman – Sam Fell and Chris Butler
        The Pirates! Band of Misfits – Peter Lord
        Wreck-It Ralph – Rich Moore

   

    Amour (Austria) in French – Michael Haneke
        Kon-Tiki (Norway) in English and Norwegian – Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg
        No (Chile) in Spanish – Pablo Larraín
        A Royal Affair (Denmark) in Danish – Nikolaj Arcel
        War Witch (Canada) in French – Kim Nguyen

Best Documentary – Feature     Best Documentary – Short Subject

    Searching for Sugar Man – Malik Bendjelloul and Simon Chinn
        5 Broken Cameras – Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi
        The Gatekeepers – Dror Moreh, Philippa Kowarsky, and Estelle Fialon
        How to Survive a Plague – David France and Howard Gertler
        The Invisible War – Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering

   

    Inocente – Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine
        Kings Point – Sari Gilman and Jedd Wider
        Mondays at Racine – Cynthia Wade and Robin Honan
        Open Heart – Kief Davidson and Cori Shepherd Stern
        Redemption – Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill

Best Live Action Short Film     Best Animated Short Film

    Curfew – Shawn Christensen
        Asad – Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura
        Buzkashi Boys – Sam French and Ariel Nasr
        Death of a Shadow (Dood Van Een Schaduw) – Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele
        Henry – Yan England

   

    Paperman – John Kahrs
        Adam and Dog – Minkyu Lee
        Fresh Guacamole – PES
        Head over Heels – Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly
        The Longest Daycare – David Silverman

Best Original Score     Best Original Song

    Life of Pi – Mychael Danna
        Anna Karenina – Dario Marianelli
        Argo – Alexandre Desplat
        Lincoln – John Williams
        Skyfall – Thomas Newman

   

    "Skyfall" from Skyfall – Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
        "Before My Time" from Chasing Ice – J. Ralph
        "Everybody Needs a Best Friend" from Ted – Walter Murphy and Seth MacFarlane
        "Pi's Lullaby" from Life of Pi – Mychael Danna and Bombay Jayashri
        "Suddenly" from Les Misérables – Claude-Michel Schönberg, Herbert Kretzmer, and Alain Boublil

Best Sound Editing     Best Sound Mixing

    Skyfall – Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers1
    Zero Dark Thirty – Paul N. J. Ottosson1
        Argo – Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn
        Django Unchained – Wylie Stateman
        Life of Pi – Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton

   

    Les Misérables – Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, and Simon Hayes
        Argo – John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff, and Jose Antonio Garcia
        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

Best Production Design     Best Cinematography

    Lincoln – Rick Carter and Jim Erickson
        Anna Karenina – Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer
        The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Dan Hennah, Ra Vincent, and Simon Bright
        Les Misérables – Eve Stewart and Anna Lynch-Robinson
        Life of Pi – David Gropman and Anna Pinnock

   

    Life of Pi – Claudio Miranda
        Anna Karenina – Seamus McGarvey
        Django Unchained – Robert Richardson
        Lincoln – Janusz Kamiński
        Skyfall – Roger Deakins

Best Makeup and Hairstyling     Best Costume Design

    Les Misérables – Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell
        Hitchcock – Howard Berger, Peter Montagna, and Martin Samuel
        The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater, and Tami Lane

   

    Anna Karenina – Jacqueline Durran
        Les Misérables – Paco Delgado
        Lincoln – Joanna Johnston
        Mirror Mirror – Eiko Ishioka
        Snow White and the Huntsman – Colleen Atwood

Best Film Editing     Best Visual Effects

    Argo – William Goldenberg
        Life of Pi – Tim Squyres
        Lincoln – Michael Kahn
        Silver Linings Playbook – Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers
        Zero Dark Thirty – Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg

   

    Life of Pi – Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan de Boer, and Donald R. Elliott
        The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, and R. Christopher White
        Marvel's The Avengers – Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams, and Dan Sudick
        Prometheus – Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley, and Martin Hill
        Snow White and the Huntsman – Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould, and Michael Dawson

Notes

    ^ Skyfall and Zero Dark Thirty tied for the Academy Award in Best Sound Editing. In the history of the Academy Awards, this was only the sixth tie vote that resulted in two awards being presented. The Oscars were presented to Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers for Skyfall and to Paul N. J. Ottosson for Zero Dark Thirty.[16] The previous five ties that had occurred in Academy history were the following: the 1932 Best Actor Award shared by Fredric March and Wallace Beery;[17] the 1949 Best Documentary Short Award shared by A Chance to Live and So Much for So Little; the 1968 Best Actress Award shared by Katherine Hepburn and Barbara Streisand;[18] the 1986 Best Documentary Feature Award shared by Artie Shaw: Time Is All You've Got and Down and Out in America; and the 1994 Best Live Action Short Award shared by Franz Kafka's It's A Wonderful Life and Trevor.

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