Daniel Day-Lewis, Best Actor at the Oscars

Daniel Day-Lewis, Best Actor at the Oscars

THE FILM, Argo, directed by Ben Affleck yesterday won awards in the best pictures category, editing and best adapted screen play, three in a role at the 85th Academy Awards, while Daniel Day-Lewis emerged best actor for the third time in the history of the Oscar.  He played America’s 16th president in Steven Spielberg’s historical drama “Lincoln.”

Jennifer Lawrence emerged best actress for her role in the David O. Russell comedy  Silver Linings Playbook, while Anne Hathaway  won  best supporting actress for her role Fantine in the film adaptation of the hit musical “Les Misérables.”

Christoph Waltz got best supporting actor for his part as bounty hunter in “Django Unchained,” while writer/director Quentin Tarantino won best screenplay . Ang Lee received the best director trophy for “Life of Pi,” which  also got  the Oscar for cinematography, visual effects and original score. Director Michael Haneke received the trophy for Best foreign language film for his acclaimed Austrian drama “Amour.  “Searching for Sugar Man,” a documentary about the search for a long-lost rock ‘n’ roll legend, won the award for best documentary feature. Pixar’s adventure “Brave” won best animated feature , while Walt Disney’s “Paperman” won best animated short.

Pop vocalist Adele emerged winner in original song category for musicals in the latest Bond film “Skyfall.”  There was a record tie in the sound editing category won by Zero Dark Thirty” and “Skyfall” .  It is the second time the Oscar is recording ties:  Barbra Streisand, Kathrine Bepburn shared Oscar for best actress in Funny Girl” and “The Lion in Winter respectively in 1969


Best Picture: “Argo”

Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”

Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained”

Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, “Les Misérables”

Best Director: Ang Lee, “Life of Pi”

Animated Feature Film: “Brave”

Cinematography: “Life of Pi”

Costume Design: “Anna Karenina”

Documentary Feature: “Searching for Sugar Man”

Documentary Short: “Inocente”

Film Editing: “Argo”

Foreign Language Film: “Amour” (Austria)

Makeup: “Les Misérables”

Original Score: “Life of Pi”

Original Song: “Skyfall” from “Skyfall”

Production Design: “Lincoln”

Short Film (Animated): “Paperman”

Short Film (Live Action): “Curfew”

Sound Editing: “Skyfall” & “Zero Dark Thirty” (tie)

Sound Mixing: “Les Misérables”

Visual Effects: “Life of Pi”

Best Adapted Screenplay: “Argo”

Best Original Screenplay: “Django Unchained”



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