Oscars Awards 2013: Life of Pi wins 4 trophies including Best Director for Ang Lee!
FEBRUARY 25, 2013
The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are awards for artistic and technical merit in the film industry. It is regarded as the most famous and prestigious awards in the entertainment industry. Given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the awards are an international recognition of excellence in cinematic achievements, as assessed by the Academy’s voting membership. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette as a trophy, officially called the “Academy Award of Merit”, although more commonly referred to by its nickname, the “Oscar”. The statuette depicts a knight rendered in the Art Deco style.
The 85th Academy Awards ceremony (referred to as The Oscars) took place February 24, 2013. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) presented its annual Academy Awards to honor the best films of 2012 that played in the United States. The ceremony was held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. Seth MacFarlane hosted the Academy Awards for the first time. It was the most watched ceremony since the 76th Academy Awards in 2004, with 42.40 million viewers.
Life of Pi won four awards (the most for the evening), including Best Director for Ang Lee. Argo won three awards, including Best Picture. Les Misérables also won three awards. Django Unchained, Lincoln and Skyfall won two awards each. Other winners were Silver Linings Playbook, Brave, Zero Dark Thirty, Anna Karenina, Searching for Sugar Man, Inocente, Curfew, Amour and Paperman with one award each. Jennifer Lawrence won the Best Actress award for her role in Silver Linings Playbook, becoming the second youngest winner in the category. Daniel Day-Lewis won a third Best Actor award (the most for any actor) for portraying the titular character in Lincoln.
Ben Affleck’s film Argo won Best Picture. Read on for the winners’ list of the 85th Academy Awards
Ang Lee’s Life of Pi starring Irrfan Khan and Suraj Sharma has won three trophies so far at Oscars 2013 – Ang Lee for Best Director, Claudio Miranda for Best Cinematography, Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R Elliott for Best Visual Effects and Mychael Danna for Best Original Score.
Bombay Jayashri lost out in the Best Original Song category for Life of Pi as Adele picked up the trophy for Skyfall.
Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln has bagged maximum nominations – 12, while Life of Pi has the second highest number of nominations – 11.
Here are the other Oscar Award winners so far:
Best Supporting Actor – Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained
Best Animated Feature – Brave by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
Best Animated Short Film – Paperman by John Kahrs
Best Cinematography – Claudio Miranda for Life of Pi
Best Visual Effects – Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott for Life of Pi
Best Costume Design – Jacqueline Durran for Anna Karenina
Best Makeup and Hairstyling – Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell for Les Miserables
Best Short Film (Live Action) – Curfew by Shawn Christensen
Best Documentary (Short) – Inocente by Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine
Best Documentary Feature – Searching for Sugar Man by Malik Bendjelloul and Simon Chinn
Best Foreign Language Film – Amour by Michael Haneke
Best Sound Mixing – Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes for Les Miserables
Best Sound Editing – Paul N.J. Ottosson for Zero Dark Thirty and Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers for Skyfall
Best Supporting Actress – Anne Hathaway in Les Miserables
Best Film Editing – William Goldenberg for Argo
Best Production Design – Rick Carter (Production Design); Jim Erickson (Set Decoration) for Lincoln
Best Original Score – Mychael Danna for Life of Pi
Best Original Song – Skyfall in James Bond (Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth)
Best Adapted Screenplay – Argo written by Chris Terrio
Best Original Screenplay – Django Unchained written by Quentin Tarantino
Best Director – Ang Lee for Life of Pi
Best Actress in a Leading Role – Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook
Best Actor in a Leading Role – Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln
Best Picture – Argo produced by Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney