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85th Acadamy Awards Recap


As most movie fans already know, this weekend was marked by the 85th Academy Awards. Hosted by Seth MacFarlane, the ceremony celebrated the most notable films of the year, and the people who created them. This year was also the first time the Oscars was given a theme: Music in Movies. To fit the theme, the ceremony was filled with musical performances by Adele, the cast of Les Miserables, and others.

Another interesting event during the ceremony was the celebration of the James Bond franchise’s 50th anniversary. The newest installment, Skyfall, received several nominations, as well as winning Oscars for Best Original Song and Best Sound Editing. For those who missed the showing, a list of the 2013 Oscar winners can be found below.

Best Picture: Argo

Actor in a Leading Role: Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln

Actress in a Leading Role: Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook

Actor in a Supporting Role: Christoph Waltz for Django Unchained

Actress in a Supporting Role: Anne Hathaway for Les Miserable

Animated Feature Film: Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman for Brave

Cinematography: Claudio Miranda, for Life of Pi

Costume Design: Jacqueline Durran, for Anna Karenina

Directing: Ang Lee for Life of Pi

Documentary Short: Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine for Inocente

Documentary Feature: Malik Bendjelloul and Simon Chinn for Searching for Sugar Man

Film Editing: William Goldenberg for Argo

Foreign Language Film: Amour

Makeup and Hairstyling: Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell for Les Miserables

Music (original score): Mychael Danna, for Life of Pi

Music (original song): Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth for “Skyfall” from Skyfall

Production Design: Rick Carter and Jim Erickson for Lincoln

Short Film (animated): John Kahrs for Paperman

Short Film (live action): Shawn Christensen for Curfew

Sound Editing: Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers for Skyfall

Sound Mixing: Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes for Les Miserables Tied with Paul N.J. Ottosson for Zero Dark Thirty

Visual Effects: Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott for Life of Pi

Writing (adapted screenplay): Chris Terrio for Argo

Writing (original screenplay): Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained

For more information, follow this link to a detailed recap by The Huffington Post.