The 85th Annual Academy Awards took place on Sunday in Hollywood where Ang Lee’s Life of Pi and Ben Affleck’s Argo were the big winners on Oscar night.
It was a big night for the Academy Award hopefuls as Ben Affleck’s Argo won Best Picture while Ang Lee took home the Best Director award for Life of Pi. Daniel Day -Lewis walked away with the Oscar for Best Actor for his leading role in Lincoln after Jennifer Lawrence won Best Actress for her emotional role in David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook.
Although Ben Affleck walked away with the Oscar for Best Picture after being snubbed in the directing category, Ang Lee’s adaptation of Life of Pi was the big winner of the night with four golden statues to become the year’s most honored film at Academy Awards.
Other big winners for Christoph Waltz as Best Supporting Actor in Django Unchained, Anne Hathaway for her powerful musical performance in Les Miserables, and Quentin Tarantino for Best Original screenplay despite the controversy surrounding Django Unchained.
Here’s the full list of winners at the 85th Academy Awards in broadcast order:
Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role – Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained
Best Animated Short Film – Paperman
Best Animated Feature Film – Brave
Achievement in Cinematography – Life of Pi – Claudio Miranda
Achievement in Visual Effects – Life of Pi
Achievement in Costume Design – Anna Karenina – Jacqueline Durran
Achievement in Makeup & Hairstyling – Les Misérables
Best Live-Action Short Film – Curfew
Best Documentary Short Subject – Inocente
Best Documentary Feature – Searching for a Sugar Man
Best Foreign-Language Film – Amour
Achievement in Sound Mixing – Les Misérables
Achievement in Sound Editing – Zero Dark Thirty and Skyfall (tie)
Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role – Anne Hathaway – Les Misérables
Achievement in Film Editing – Argo
Achievement in Production Direction – Lincoln
Original Score – Life of Pi – Mychael Danna
Original Song – Skyfall – Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth
Adapted Screenplay – Argo – Chris Terrio
Original Screenplay – Django Unchained – Quentin Tarantino
Achievement in Directing – Ang Lee – Life of Pi
Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role – Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role – Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
Best Motion Picture – Argo
Did you agree with Argo as the Best Picture winner?