Monday, 25 February 2013


The 85th Academy Awards 2013 (also called the Oscars)  was held on Sunday 24 February, at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. There were huge predictions over the past month and some surprise winners. I liked the movie Argo so much, that it felt nice to know Argo won the best movie award. I was telling everyone I knew, 'You've got to watch Argo'. Young upcoming actress, Jennifer Lawrence won the best actress award for her role in Silver Linings Playbook. She is such an amazing and beautiful actress, she has wonderful screen presence and has made her huge talent known through the recent movies she has acted. I actually look forward to see her do many more great roles. Accomplished director Ang Lee's Life of Pi is a beautiful movie that won him the Best Director award. Whenever Ang Lee makes a movie, it's sure to create a huge and everlasting impression on the audience and movie buffs. I had enjoyed 'Life of Pi' from beginning till end. I wish the young actor Suraj Sharma who donned the role of  Pi should have received some recognition at the Oscars as he breathed life into the character of Pi, taking the audience on a soulful journey along with him as he lay stranded in the sea with the Bengal tiger. Best Actor award went to 55 year old Daniel Day-Lewis who is three time Academy Award winner! Lewis received a standing ovation as he won the award for the role immaculately portrayed  the role as Lincoln. 

Best Picture - Argo (produced by Ben Affleck, Grant Heslov, George Clooney; the movie was directed by and starring Ben Affleck)

Best Director award - Ang Lee, Life of Pi

Best Actor - Daniel Day-Lewis - for his role as Lincoln

Best Actress - Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Supporting Actor - Christopher Waltz, Django Unchained

Best Supporting Actress - Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

Here is the full list of the Oscar winners for 2013

1. Best Picture: Argo - Ben Affleck, Grant Heslov, George Clooney

2. Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

3. Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

4. Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

5. Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

6. Directing: Ang Lee, Life of Pi

7. Foreign Language Film: Amour

8. Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio, Argo

9. Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

10. Animated Feature Film: Brave

11. Production Design: Lincoln 

12. Cinematography: Life of Pi 

13. Sound Mixing: Les Miserables 

14. Sound Editing (tie): Skyfall, Zero Dark Thirty 

15. Original Score: Life of Pi, Mychael Danna. 

16. Original Song: "Skyfall" from Skyfall, Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth. 

17. Costume: Anna Karenina.

18. Documentary Feature: Searching for Sugar Man.

19. Documentary (short subject): Inocente

20. Film Editing: Argo

21. Makeup and Hairstyling: Les Miserables

22. Animated Short Film: Paperman

23. Live Action Short Film: Curfew

24. Visual Effects: Life of Pi

No comments: