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Film News: ‘Argo’ is Best Picture at 2013 Oscars

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CHICAGO – With Seth McFarlane as host, the 86th Academy Awards had more fun, and culminated with “Argo” winning Best Picture. Other major awards went to Daniel Day-Lewis (Best Actor, “Lincoln”), Jennifer Lawrence (Best Actress, “Silver Linings Playbook”) and Ang Lee (Best Director, “Life of Pi”).

Jennifer Lawrence led the surprises, beating heavily favored Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty”). Quentin Tarantino (“Django Unchained”) also took home the Best Screenplay prize, joining Christoph Waltz, who won Best Supporting Actor for the same film. As expected, Anne Hathaway took home the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for “Les Misérables.” The Best Picture win for “Argo” was a major victory for director Ben Affleck, snubbed in the Best Director category.

Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis Wins Best Actor for “Lincoln”
Photo Credit: ABC

Oscar history was on display when a tie took place, the first since 1995 (there have been six total, including this year). One of the most famous ties involved Barbra Streisand, who performed at this year’s show, when she tied Katharine Hepburn for Best Actress at the 1969 Oscar ceremony. The 2013 tie occurred in Best Sound Editing, for which “Zero Dark Thirty” and “Skyfall” both won. “Life of Pi” won the most Oscars, with four. “Lincoln,” which had 12 nominations, only managed to take home two, for Best Actor Day-Lewis and Best Production Design. The show clocked in at slightly over three and half hours.

Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence Wins Best Actress for “Silver Linings Playbook”
Photo Credit: ABC

The full list of winners for the 86th Academy Awards are as follows.

BEST PICTURE
ARGO

BEST ACTOR
DANIEL DAY-LEWISLINCOLN

BEST ACTRESS
JENNIFER LAWRENCESILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
CHRISTOPH WALTZDJANGO UNCHAINED

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
ANNE HATHAWAYLES MISERABLES

BEST DIRECTOR
ANG LEELIFE OF PI

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
CHRIS TERRIOARGO

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
QUENTIN TARANTINODJANGO UNCHAINED

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
LINCOLN

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
LIFE OF PI

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
ANNA KARENINA

BEST EDITING
ARGO

BEST MAKEUP
LES MISERABLES

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
LIFE OF PI

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
SKYFALL

BEST SOUND EDITING
TIE: SKYFALL AND ZERO DARK THIRTY (FIRST TIE SINCE 1995)

BEST SOUND MIXING
LES MISERABLES

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
LIFE OF PI

BEST ANIMATED FILM
BRAVE

BEST DOCUMENTARY
SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
AMOUR

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
PAPERMAN

BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT
CURFEW

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
INOCENTE

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Senior Staff Writer
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2013 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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