Hollywood’s glitziest gala night filled with “golden man” trophies, A-list stars, beautiful gowns, and dapper suits just happen moments ago at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Yes, you know the one. The 85th annual Academy Awards aka the 2013 Oscars. Since last month, the Oscars buzz has been, well, buzzin’ – with predictions and anticipation leading to the actual event.
Especially after the official announcement of this year’s nominees.
The night opened with great performances by Seth MacFarlane, Channing Tatum, Charlize Theron,
Harry Potter Daniel Radcliffe, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. So old Hollywood, it was hard not to love! What were the other epic moments? Well, for starters, this year’s Oscars was very much a huge musical event, with live performances from Catherine Zeta Jones, the entire Les Miserables cast, Adele, and a special appearance from Christopher Plummer aka Captain Von Trapp from “The Sound of Music”.
We simply can’t shake the fact that even Ted (as in the bear) turned up to present an award. Oh, what?
As for the award, let’s see, there was that tie for “Best Sound Editing“, which went to both “Skyfall” and “Zero Dark Thirty”. And then there was Adele‘s first ever Oscars performance when she took the stage to sing “Skyfall” – she later won the “Best Original Song” award for it. Yes, Adele is also an Oscar winner now!
Also, the Oscars took a turn when Michelle Obama was called to present the nominees for “Best Picture”, leaving viewers like us in surprise. How cool was that?
Full list of this year’s 85th annual Academy Awards winners are as follows:
Best Picture – Argo
Best Actor in a Leading Role – Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Best Actress in a Leading Role – Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables
Best Animated Feature Film – Brave
Best Foreign Language Film – Austria: Amour
Best Original Song – “Skyfall,” Skyfall
Best Original Score – Mychael Danna, Life of Pi
Best Original Screenplay – Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
Best Adapted Screenplay – Chris Terrio, Argo
Best Documentary Feature – Searching For Sugar Man
Best Documentary Short – Inocente
Director – Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Cinematography – Claudio Miranda, Life of Pi
Costume Design – Jacqueline Durran, Anna Karenina
Production Design – Rick Carter (Production Design); Jim Erickson (Set Decoration), Lincoln
Makeup And Hairstyling – Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell, Les Misérables
Film Editing – William Goldenberg, Argo
Sound Editing – Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers, Skyfall + Paul N.J. Ottosson, Zero Dark Thirty
Sound Mixing – Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes, Les Misérables
Visual Effects – Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer & Donald R. Elliott, Life of Pi
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