Oscars 2013: 'Argo', Best Picture; Ang Lee, Best Director; Daniel Day-Lewis, Best Actor; Jennifer Lawrence, Best Actress

Posted 3:58 PM February 24th, 2013 by Binh Ngo
Oscars

Hey everybody! Ready for the big show tonight? We'll be watching along with the rest of you and live blog the winners as they're announced. Join us at 7 PM EST/4 PM PST. Complete list of winners below!

I've made my predictions here, so let's see how many I got right.

As we can expect, celebs are filing in the Dolby Theatre with an hour to go.

Jessica Chastain with the retro glam look.

Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck is out on the red carpet with his crew pimping some sort of finger food, but I'm not seeing anyone helping themselves to any.

Les Miserables' Samantha Barks is in the house ... and wearing some ethically mined diamonds.

The hosts are extolling Amy Adams' dress, but I'm not really feeling it. Looks drab. I think it's the bottom portion of the dress.

Channing Tatum and his pregnant wife Jenna Dewan on the carpet. Reese Witherspoon, in a blue gown, arrives.

Half an hour to go!

Beasts of the Southern Wild Quvenzhané Wallis and her custom-designed doggie purse. She'll be starring in Annie next.

Jennifer Lawrence is dressed to win. Amanda Seyfried is also not bad.

Don't know about you, but I think the red carpet interviewers are rocking some pretty good dresses as well.

Harry Potter is on the red carpet!

Naomi Watt's dress would look better without the shoulders.

Bradley Cooper attending the Oscars with his mom.

Charlize Theron's hair hasn't grown back yet. She had to cut it short for her role in Mad Max: Fury Road.

Just heard the host said the Oscar is a life-changing award. Halle Berry says hello.

Seems like the action is moving inside the Dolby Theatre.

... and here we go! Come on Seth, knock it out of the park.

Hey, just noticed there's no intro montage. Some pretty tame stuff from Seth so far.

Captain Kirk traveling back in time to save the day.

Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron dancing to Seth MacFarlane's singing ... I think we're going to be singing more of this during the show.

There's Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Harry Potter with MacFarlane on stage right now. This skit is going a bit too long...

Hey, look! Another number. Amy and Tina, where are you?

Octavia Spencer announcing Actor in a Supporting Role. The winner is ... Christoph Waltz for Django Unchained!

First upset of the night. Tommy Lee Jones was favored to win for his role in Lincoln.

Paul Rudd and Melissa McCarthy announcing Best Animated Short Film. The winner is Paperman!

Rudd and McCarthy stay for for Best Animated Feature Film. The winner is Brave! Another upset.

Reese Witherspoon was just on to introduce some of the Best Picture nominees. Why?

The Avengers assemble (hey, where's Scarlett Johansson) for Best Cinematography. The winner is Claudio Miranda for Life of Pi.

The winner for Visual Effects is Life of Pi.

Jaws music telling the winners it's time exit the stage.

Channing Tatum and Jennifer Aniston for Costume Design. The winner is Anna Karenina.

Makeup and Hairstyling goes to Les Misérables.

Alright, it's Senh. I'm jumping in for Binh.

After a montage celebrating 50 years of music from the James Bond franchise, Shirley Bassey went on stage for a performance.

Kerry Washington and Jamie Foxx presented the award for Live-Action -- Short Film to Curfew and Documentary Short to Inocente.

Ben Affleck presented the award for Best Documentary Feature to Searching for Sugar Man.

Amour, predictably, takes home Best Foreign Language Film.

Okay, I'm back, so Senh is tagging out. Jennifer Hudson just finished her number.

The Les Miserables cast on stage doing their numer. Hugh Jackman is also a huge stage star too, you know.

Here's a Youtube clip of Jackman in Oklahoma!

Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana for the Sci-Tech Awards.

Mark Wahlberg and Ted for Best Sound Mixing. The winner is Les Misérables.

Best Sound Editing goes to Zero Dark Thirty and Skyfall. Does it make sense to have a tie?

Christopher Plummer presenting the Best Support Actress Oscar. The winner is Anne Hathaway. Thank you Anne for raising my batting percentages, which is horrible this year, by the way.

Academy president Hawk Koch inviting people to visit the new motion pictures museum in L.A.

Sandra Bullock presenting the Best Film Editing Oscar. She'll be voicing the villain Scarlet Overkill in the Despicable Me spinoff. The winner is William Goldenberg for Argo.

Jennifer Lawrence introducing Adele, who will be singing the Skyfall theme song. Let the sky faaaaaaaaaaall.

Jennifer Lawrence introducing Adele, who will be singing the Skyfall theme song (listen on Youtube). Let the sky faaaaaaaaaaall. Skyfall crossed the $1 billion mark at the global box office, but disappointing showing at the Oscars so far.

Nicole Kidman introducing the other Best Picture nominees -- Django Unchained, Silver Linings Playbook, Amour.

Harry Potter and Kristen Stewart, who's limping for some reason, presenting the Production Design Oscar. The winners are Rick Carter and Jim Erickson for Lincoln.

Salma Hayek presenting the Governors Awards winners: D.A. Pennebaker, George Stevens Jr., Hal Needham, and Jeffrey Katzenberg.

George Clooney on to remember those who've passed away recently.

Babs sighting! Barbra Streisand singing The Way We Were, which is also the name of the award-winning 1973 movie starring Streisand and Robert Redford.

Richard Gere, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renée Zellweger and Queen Latifah, the cast of Chicago, on for Best Original Score. The winner is (surprising!) Life of Pi.

Winner for Best Original Song is Skyfall.

Dustin Hoffman and Charlize Theron, who has a head on Hoffman, presenting the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar. The winner is Chris Terrio for Argo.

Original Screenplay Oscar goes to Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained. Take that, Spike Lee!

Jane Fonda and Michael Douglas presenting the Best Director Oscar. The winner is Ang Lee for Life of Pi. Like Jack Nicholson said, "whoa!"

Jean Dujardin presenting the Best Actress Oscar. The winner is Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook. Lawrence took a spill on the steps leading up to the podium. She'll be all right; the Oscar is worth it.

Meryl Streep presenting the Best Actor Oscar. The winner is Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln. He was E.T.! Maybe not. Day-Lewis given all of eternity to make his speech.

Jack Nicholson doing Best Picture again!? Nope, it's the First Lady Michelle Obama presenting with Nicholson.

And the winner is .... Argo!

Here's a bit of trivia, all the Oscar nominees will receive a swag bag with an estimated worth of $47,803, which is kind of low compared to previous years.

Okay, so here's the summary. Argo has 3 wins (Best Picture, Film Editing, Adapted Screenplay); Django Unchained has 2 (Supporting Actor, Original Screenplay); Lincoln has 2 (Best Actor, Production Design); Skyfall has 2 (Original Song, Sound Editing); Les Miserables has 3 (Supporting Actress, Makeup and Hairstyling, Sound Mixing); Zero Dark Thirty has 1 (Sound Editing); and Life of Pi leads with 4 (Directing, Cinematography, Original Score, Visual Effects).

Amour wins Best Foreign Film, and Brave wins Best Animated Film. Check out the complete list below.

No single film dominated and there are a couple of upsets this year like Ang Lee winning over Steven Spielberg and Brave winning over Wrech-It Ralph. Christoph Waltz over Tommy Lee Jones in the Best Supporting Actor category? Yeah ...

On to the parties!


BEST PICTURE
Amour
*Argo*
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Misérables
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook
*Daniel Day-Lewis - Lincoln*
Hugh Jackman - Les Misérables
Joaquin Phoenix - The Master
Denzel Washington - Flight

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty
*Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook*
Emmanuelle Riva - Amour
Quvenzhané Wallis - Beasts of the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts - The Impossible

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Alan Arkin - Argo
Robert De Niro - Silver Linings Playbook
Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Master
Tommy Lee Jones - Lincoln
*Christoph Waltz - Django Unchained*

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Amy Adams - The Master
Sally Field - Lincoln
*Anne Hathaway - Les Misérables*
Helen Hunt - The Sessions
Jacki Weaver - Silver Linings Playbook

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
*Brave*
Frankenweenie
ParaNorman
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Wreck-It Ralph

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Anna Karenina - Seamus McGarvey
Django Unchained - Robert Richardson
*Life of Pi - Claudio Miranda*
Lincoln - Janusz Kaminski
Skyfall - Roger Deakins

COSTUME DESIGN
*Anna Karenina - Jacqueline Durran*
Les Misérables - Paco Delgado
Lincoln - Joanna Johnston
Mirror Mirror - Eiko Ishioka
Snow White and the Huntsman - Colleen Atwood

DIRECTING
Amour - Michael Haneke
Beasts of the Southern Wild - Benh Zeitlin
*Life of Pi - Ang Lee*
Lincoln - Steven Spielberg
Silver Linings Playbook - David O. Russell

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
5 Broken Cameras
The Gatekeepers
How to Survive a Plague
The Invisible War
*Searching for Sugar Man*

DOCUMENTARY SHORT
*Inocente*
Kings Point
Mondays at Racine
Open Heart
Redemption

FILM EDITING
*Argo - William Goldenberg*
Life of Pi - Tim Squyres
Lincoln - Michael Kahn
Silver Linings Playbook - Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers
Zero Dark Thirty - Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
*Amour - Austria*
Kon-Tiki - Norway
No - Chile
A Royal Affair - Denmark
War Witch - Canada

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
Hitchcock - Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane
*Les Misérables - Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell*

MUSIC -- ORIGINAL SCORE
Anna Karenina - Dario Marianelli
Argo - Alexandre Desplat
*Life of Pi - Mychael Danna*
Lincoln - John Williams
Skyfall - Thomas Newman

MUSIC -- ORIGINAL SONG
"Before My Time" from Chasing Ice - Music and Lyric by J. Ralph
"Everybody Needs A Best Friend" from Ted - Music by Walter Murphy; Lyric by Seth MacFarlane
"Pi's Lullaby" from Life of Pi - Music by Mychael Danna; Lyric by Bombay Jayashri
*"Skyfall" from Skyfall - Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth*
"Suddenly" from Les Misérables - Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Anna Karenina - Sarah Greenwood (Production Design); Katie Spencer (Set Decoration)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Dan Hennah (Production Design); Ra Vincent and Simon Bright (Set Decoration)
Les Misérables - Eve Stewart (Production Design); Anna Lynch-Robinson (Set Decoration)
Life of Pi - David Gropman (Production Design); Anna Pinnock (Set Decoration)
*Lincoln - Rick Carter (Production Design); Jim Erickson (Set Decoration)*

SHORT FILM -- ANIMATED
Adam and Dog - Minkyu Lee
Fresh Guacamole - PES
Head over Heels - Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly
Maggie Simpson in "The Longest Daycare" - David Silverman
*Paperman - John Kahrs*

SHORT FILM -- LIVE ACTION
Asad - Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura
Buzkashi Boys - Sam French and Ariel Nasr
*Curfew - Shawn Christensen*
Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw) - Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele
Henry - Yan England

SOUND EDITING
Argo - Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn
Django Unchained - Wylie Stateman
Life of Pi - Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton
*Skyfall - Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers*
Zero Dark Thirty - Paul N.J. Ottosson

SOUND MIXING
Argo - John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia
*Les Misérables - Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes*
Life of Pi - Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kunin
Lincoln - Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins
Skyfall - Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson

VISUAL EFFECTS
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R. Christopher White
*Life of Pi - Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott*
Marvel's The Avengers - Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick
Prometheus - Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill
Snow White and the Huntsman - Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson

WRITING -- ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
*Argo - Written by Chris Terrio*
Beasts of the Southern Wild - Screenplay by Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin
Life of Pi - Written by David Magee
Lincoln - Written by Tony Kushner
Silver Linings Playbook - Written by David O. Russell

WRITING -- ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Amour - Written by Michael Haneke
*Django Unchained - Written by Quentin Tarantino*
Flight - Written by John Gatins
Moonrise Kingdom - Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola
Zero Dark Thirty - Written by Mark Boal

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