Argo, Life of Pi and Les Miserables Top Winners at the 85th Oscars

By Maria Esteves - February 25, 2013
The 85th Oscar Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.) for outstanding film achievements of 2012 hosted by Seth MacFarlane commenced Sunday, February 24, 2013, 8:00pm ET at the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood & Highland Center, California, and aired live with 40 million  viewers worldwide. The Oscars celebrated James Bond 007 50th Anniversary with two James Bond theme performances by Dame Shirley Bassey (Goldfinger) and Adele (Skyfall).

LIFE OF PI received four Oscars including best director Ang Lee. Three Oscars went to ARGO including best picture and LES MISERABLES including best supporting actress Anne Hathaway. Daniel Day-Lewis received best actor award for LINCOLN making him a 3-time Oscar winner for best actor. This year’s Oscar winners by category are:

Best Picture
ARGO, produced by Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney View Trailer


Jack Nicholson introduce via satellite Oscar
presenter for best picture First Lady Michelle
Obama. Photo by Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Best Documentary Feature
SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN, directed by Malik Bendjelloul View Trailer

Best Documentary Short
INOCENTE, directed by Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine View Trailer

Best Foreign Language
AMOUR, directed by Michael Haneke (Austria) View Trailer


85th Oscars Best Foreign Film Award winner director
Michael Haneke, AMOUR. Photo by Matt Brown / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Best Animated Feature
BRAVE, directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman View Trailer

Best Animated Short
PAPERMAN, directed by John Kahrs View Trailer

Best Live Action Short
CURFEW, directed by Shawn Christensen View Trailer

Best Director
ANG LEE for Life Of PI View Trailer


85th Oscars Best Director Award winner
ANG LEE, Life of Pi. Photo by Darren Decker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Best Actor
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS in Lincoln View Trailer


85th Oscars Best Actor Award winner
DANIEL-DAY LEWIS, Lincoln. Photo by
Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Best Actress
JENNIFER LAWRENCE in Silver Linings Playbook View Trailer


85th Oscars Best Supporting Actress
Award winner JENNIFER LAWRENCE,
Silver Linings Playbook. Photo by
Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Best Supporting Actor
CHRISTOPH WALTZ in Django Unchained View Trailer


85th Oscars Best Supporting Actor
Award winner CHRISTOPH WALTZ,
Django Unchained. Photo by Matt
Brown / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Best Supporting Actress
ANNE HATHAWAY in Les Misérables View Trailer


85th Oscars Best Supporting Actress Award winner
ANNE HATHAWAY, Les Misérables. Photo by Greg Harbaugh
/ ©A.M.P.A.S

Best Adapted Screenplay
ARGO, screenplay by Chris Terrio

Best Original Screenplay
DJANGO UNCHAINED, written by Quentin Tarantino

Best Film Editing
ARGO, William Goldenberg

Best Sound Editing (tie winners)
SKYFALL, Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers
ZERO DARK THIRTY, Paul N.J. Ottosson

Best Sound Mixing
LES MISERABLES, Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes

Best Original Score
LIFE OF PI, Mychael Danna

Best Original Song
SKYFALL from Skyfall, music and lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth View Trailer


85th Oscars Best Original Song Award winner SKYFALL,
Adele Adkins, center, with Paul Epworth,left, and Oscar
presenter Richard Gere. Photo by Michael Yada
/ ©A.M.P.A.S.

Best Visual Effects
LIFE OF PI, Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott

Best Cinematography
LIFE OF PI, Claudio Miranda

Best Costume Design
ANNA KARENINA, Jacqueline Durran

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
LES MISÉRABLES, Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell