Oscars 2013 85th Academy Award Winners List 25 Feb 2013

The 85th Academy Awards ceremony (referred to as The Oscars), honouring the best films of 2012 in the United States, 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 in the United States. The ceremony was held at the Dolby Theatre in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, California.

Seth MacFarlane hosted the Academy Awards for the first time

This marks the first time since 1973 (when Charlton Heston hosted) that the ceremony’s host also announced the award nominations. The film receiving the most nominations was Lincoln with twelve, followed by Life of Pi with eleven.

Oscards 2013 Award Winners List

Winners are listed first

Best PictureBest 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 ActressBest Actor
  • 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
  • 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
Best Supporting ActressBest Supporting Actor
  • 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
  • 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
Best Writing– Original ScreenplayBest 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 FeatureBest 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)
    • Kon-Tiki (Norway)
    • No (Chile)
    • A Royal Affair (Denmark)
    • War Witch (Canada)
Best Documentary– FeatureBest 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 FilmBest 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 ScoreBest 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 EditingBest 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 DesignBest 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 HairstylingBest 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 EditingBest 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

Skyfall and Zero Dark Thirty tied for the Academy Award in Best Sound Editing. This was only the sixth tie vote in the history of the Academy that resulted in two awards being presented. The Oscars were presented to both Per Hallberg for Skyfall and Karen Baker Landers and Paul N. J. Ottosson for Zero Dark Thirty.

The other ties were for the 1968 Best Actress Award, which went to both Katherine Hepburn in The Lion In Winter and Barbara Streisand in Funny Girl, the 1931 Best Actor Award, when Oscars were awarded to both Fredric March in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Wallace Beery in The Champ, and the Best Live-Action Short Award in 1994 between Franz Kafka’s It’s A Wonderful Life and Trevor.

The 85th Academy Awards are notable for several rare and first-time feats. Argo became the first Best Picture winner in 23 years not to have a Best Director nomination. Amour (French) became the first film in twelve years to be nominated for both Best Picture and Best Foreign Language Film; the last film to do so was Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Mandarin) in 2000. Amour also became the first foreign-language film in six years to earn a Best Picture nomination; the last film to do so was Letters from Iwo Jima (Japanese) in 2006.

Several age-related records were set: Emmanuelle Riva, at 85, became the oldest nominee in the Best Actress category. This record was previously held by Jessica Tandy, age 80, who was nominated (and won) for Driving Miss Daisy in 1989. Quvenzhané Wallis, at age 9, became the youngest nominated actress in the Best Actress category. This record was previously held by Keisha Castle-Hughes who was nominated at the age of 13 for Whale Rider in 2003. Jennifer Lawrence, at 22, became the youngest Best Actress two-time nominee, having previously been nominated in 2010 for Winter’s Bone.

Silver Linings Playbook became the first film in 31 years to receive nominations in all four acting categories; the last film to do so was Reds in 1981. Silver Linings Playbook also became the first film in eight years to be nominated in the “Big Five” categories; the last film to do so was Million Dollar Baby in 2004.

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