2013 Academy Award Winners

If you didn’t tune in for the Academy Awards last night, here’s a short breakdown of what you missed: William Shatner showed up from the future, Jennifer Lawrence tripped and fell, and Michelle Obama co-presented the award for Best Picture. It was kind of a weird night, but for the most part, the hardware was handed out to all of the expected parties. Argo won Best Picture, Daniel Day-Lewis won Best Actor and Jennifer Lawrence won Best Actress.

If there was a surprise, it was that Life of Pi walked away with the most awards (4) including Best Director for Ang Lee. Zero Dark Thirty got shut out of everything except for Best Sound Editing (in a rare tie with Skyfall). Quentin Tarantino was also a pleasant surprise for Best Original Screenplay. What did you think of this year’s Oscars? What was the highlight of the night? How would you rate Seth McFarlane as host? Check out the full list of winners after the jump.

Best Picture

  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Zero Dark Thirty
  • Lincoln
  • Les Miserables
  • Life of Pi
  • Amour
  • Django Unchained
  • Argo

Best Director

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

Best Actor

  • Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
  • Denzel Washington, Flight
  • Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
  • Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
  • Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Best Actress

  • Naomi Watts, The Impossible
  • Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
  • Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
  • Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
  • Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Supporting Actor

  • Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
  • Phillip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
  • Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
  • Alan Arkin, Argo
  • Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Best Supporting Actress

  • Sally Field, Lincoln
  • Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
  • Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook
  • Helen Hunt, The Sessions
  • Amy Adams, The Master

Best Original Song

  • “Before My Time,” Chasing Ice
  • “Pi’s Lullaby,” Life of Pi
  • “Suddenly,” Les Miserables
  • “Everybody Needs A Best Friend,” Ted
  • “Skyfall,” Skyfall

Best Animated Feature Film

  • Frankenweenie
  • Pirates! Band of Misfits
  • Wreck-It Ralph
  • Paranorman
  • Brave

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Austria: Amour
  • Chile: No
  • Canada: War Witch
  • Denmark: A Royal Affair
  • Norway: Kontiki

Best Original Screenplay

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

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Chris Terrio, Argo
  • Tony Kushner, Lincoln
  • David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
  • David Magee, Life of Pi

Best Cinematography

  • Seamus McGarvey, Anna Karenina
  • Robert Richardson, Django Unchained
  • Claudio Miranda, Life of Pi
  • Janusz Kaminski, Lincoln
  • Roger Deakins, Skyfall

Best Costume Design

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

Documentary Feature

  • 5 Broken Cameras
  • The Gatekeepers
  • How to Survive a Plague
  • The Invisible War
  • Searching for Sugar Man

Documentary Short

  • “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

Film Editing

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

Makeup and Hairstyling

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

Best Original Score

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

Best Production Design

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

Best Animated Short

  • “Adam and Dog,” Minkyu Lee
  • “Fresh Guacamole,” PES
  • “Head over Heels,” Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly
  • “Maggie Simpson in ‘The Longest Daycare,'” David Silverman
  • “Paperman,” John Kahrs

Best Live Action Short

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

Best Sound Editing

  • Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn, Argo
  • Unchained Wylie Stateman, Django Unchained
  • Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton, Life of Pi
  • Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers, Skyfall (tie)
  • Paul N.J. Ottosson, Zero Dark Thirty (tie)

Best Sound Mixing

  • John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia, Argo
  • Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes, Les Misérables
  • Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kunin, Life of Pi
  • Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins, Lincoln
  • Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson, Skyfall

Best Visual Effects

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

  • Rick

    I loved Seth. I hope he hosts again

  • Wasn’t crazy about his constant commenting on the quality of his jokes, but he was better than the last 2 years. There were some pretty good speeches from DDL, Christopher Plummer, Jennifer Lawrence and Adele.

  • Matt

    I’m going to say something controversial, but I think Jennifer Lawrence may have fake tripped. What do you think guys?

  • Rick

    I Don’t find that very controversial on some of the comments that could be made lol but I could see a reason behind “tripping” adding the comment polishes it nicely. But it bares the question….would a woman, who’s wearing a gown that nice, in shoes probably just as expensive, fall on a ground that’s been walked on probably a thousand times over.

    But Like I said…I could see why she would do that. Adding the quip in her speech only puts the icing on the cake and gives her the persona she probably wants while giving her the hearts of others. Hmmm. Interesting matt

  • Chopper

    I found Seth to be a crappy host.
    Life of Pi should have won Best Picture.
    I hate Anne Hathaway.

  • patrik

    The cinematography is a joke really.. Life of Pi looks good but Deakins should have had it. He must have fucked someones wife or something.

  • Agreed – especially when you factor in that Deakins was working without any (obvious) CG. The DP from Life of Pi had a bunch of work already done for him. Not to undersell his accomplishment – Life of Pi looks killer – but Deakins really deserved that win. If not for Skyfall, then what?

    Also, my favorite tweet of the night came in while the Life of Pi DP was giving his acceptance speech: “You have to check the gate VERY CAREFULLY when this guy’s shooting. #industryhumor”

  • Argo will be forgotten in 5 years like Crash already has been…(remember that?) Hollywood is so self-centered, any movie that makes them look wholesome and heroic is sure to win – The Artist, Argo!

    Starting my script of a Tom Hanks character saving a little girl from an accidental film set fire, were he is playing the President, the public demands he go to Washington to solve our ills – AND HE DOES!!!

  • Lior

    She didn’t fake anything. Jennifer Lawrence is probably the most un-pretentious, un-hypocretical person in Hollywood right now.


    I liked Seth MacFarlane, he was entertaining and took his humor to the absoulte limit of what is allowed in this ceremony.

    I’m not sure Tarantino really deserved the screenwriting Oscar for Django – that third act thing -but it was entertaining to see him on stage.

    Good for Argo.

  • Steve Kasan

    Tarantino winning was expected.
    Christoph Watlz, expected.
    Argo best picture expected.
    Hathaway 0.o expected.
    Jennifer Lawrence expected.
    Daniel Day-Lewis expected.

    most of the big wins were expected aside from Life of Pi and their Asgardians winning. However, there is only one thing to be said that encapsulates the night.

    Kollllllllllllld Finnnnn-GAH

  • Kasper

    Life of Pi is garbage and shouldn’t have won jack-shit.

  • Indianamcclain

    Very dissapointed in Skyfall not getting Cinematography.

  • Gerry

    @patrik and Steve.

    Pretty photography does not win oscars on its own. I think the oscar voters factor in level of difficulty when voting for cinematography.

    e.g. in Shanghai all the lights were on in the towerblocks which then lit up the pollution in the sky.

    I think that any filmjunker with an iphone could have shot Shanghai and had it look not dissimilar to Deakins photography with that level of on site city lighting but they could not have shot a large tank of water and made it look like the ocean.

    And re digital manipulation of the image, you should watch Side By Side and see what Deakins did after principal photography by digitally manipulating the image at the digital intermediate stage on O Brother Where Art Thou.

    Films he has lit like The Shawshank Redemption deserved an oscar because of the difficulty of lighting the interior of the cellblock, which he did brilliantly.

    Deakins definately deserves an oscar for his body of work, but I think Life Of Pi was more deserving this time round.

  • Owozifa

    Until all this crap can be rented from Netflix I still have no idea what I think of the actual awards.

    I am, however, tired of the media calling Seth MacFarlane’s humor “edgy.” It’s about as edgy as a bath tub fart.

  • Should difficulty really be a huge consideration when it comes to best cinematography? I agree that the stories of overcoming difficulties during production are some of my favorites, but the deciding factor should be the image that ends up on-screen, no?
    Sorry – I suppose I wasn’t totally clear on what I meant by CG. I know Deakins and Miranda both were the driving forces behind grading, vfx lighting, etc., but what I meant was that many of the most memorable moments of Life of Pi – Richard Parker, the ship sinking, the Tron-whale – are predominately the work of Rhythm and Hues. So when you say “I love the look of Life of Pi” vs. “I love the look of Skyfall,” you’re saying very different things.
    Once again, this isn’t to undermine any of the achievement of Miranda or Life of Pi, which I enjoyed a great deal. I just thought that the photography, lighting, and framing felt much more inspired in Skyfall.
    I just really hate that Tron-whale.

  • “Argo” fuck ALL y’all!

    I thought Daniel Day-Lewis’s speech was pretty great, and I liked Affleck’s stuff at the end. The win was a pretty awesome capper to what’s basically been a 15-year story arc about the rise, fall, and redemption of Ben Affleck. Can he make his OWN bio-pic?

  • Skyfall really shoulda got best cinematography.

  • Captain Fram

    This years was okay. Nothing overtly offensive. Sure it was mostly predictable, and the musical numbers started to grate, but there were a few surprises in there, and it was fun to be part of the live chat on ustream.

  • devolutionary

    Not completely finished listening yet but it is a relief to realize that Sean had his mic pointed wrong for awhile haha. For the first 15 minutes, it sounded like he was the one Skyping from another location.