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The Oscars: Argo Grabs The Top Spot At The Oscars

ArgoArgo grabs the 2013 Best Picture award at this evenings Oscars telecast. The film won director Ben Affleck his second Oscar in his career the first being for the screenplay he wrote with friend Matt Damon “Good Will Hunting”. The award was announced by the first lady Michelle Obama via satellite from the white house.

“I never thought I would be back here,” Affleck said. He added, “It doesn’t matter how you get knocked down in life, ’cause that’s gonna happen. All that matters is you gotta get up.” 

Argo won three additional awards including adapted screenplay for Chris Terrio and film editing for William Goldenberg. Ben Affleck was not nominated for best director.

Other top awards given at this evening show was Bast Actor awarded to Daniel-Day Lewis for his performance in Lincoln and Best Actress went to Jennifer Lawrence for her work in Silver Linings Playbook. All the winnners can be seen below.

The Oscar Nominations: (Winners are in Bold)

BEST PICTURE

“Amour” Margaret Menegoz, Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka and Michael Katz, Producers
WINNER “Argo” Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney, Producers
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” Dan Janvey, Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald, Producers
“Django Unchained” Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone, Producers
“Les Misérables” Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward and Cameron Mackintosh, Producers
“Life of Pi” Gil Netter, Ang Lee and David Womark, Producers
“Lincoln” Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers
“Silver Linings Playbook” Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen and Jonathan Gordon, Producers
“Zero Dark Thirty” Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow and Megan Ellison, Producers

DIRECTOR

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

LEAD ACTOR

Bradley Cooper in “Silver Linings Playbook”
WINNER Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln”
Hugh Jackman in “Les Misérables”
Joaquin Phoenix in “The Master”
Denzel Washington in “Flight”

LEAD ACTRESS

Jessica Chastain in “Zero Dark Thirty”
WINNER Jennifer Lawrence in “Silver Linings Playbook”
Emmanuelle Riva in “Amour”
Quvenzhané Wallis in “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
Naomi Watts in “The Impossible”

SUPPORTING ACTOR

Alan Arkin in “Argo”
Robert De Niro in “Silver Linings Playbook”
Philip Seymour Hoffman in “The Master”
Tommy Lee Jones in “Lincoln”
WINNER Christoph Waltz in “Django Unchained”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Amy Adams in “The Master”
Sally Field in “Lincoln”
WINNER Anne Hathaway in “Les Misérables”
Helen Hunt in “The Sessions”
Jacki Weaver in “Silver Linings Playbook”

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

WINNER “Brave” Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
“Frankenweenie” Tim Burton
“ParaNorman” Sam Fell and Chris Butler
“The Pirates! Band of Misfits” Peter Lord
“Wreck-It Ralph” Rich Moore

CINEMATOGRAPHY

“Anna Karenina” Seamus McGarvey
“Django Unchained” Robert Richardson
WINNER “Life of Pi” Claudio Miranda
“Lincoln” Janusz Kaminski
WINNER “Skyfall” Roger Deakins

COSTUME DESIGN

WINNER “Anna Karenina” Jacqueline Durran
“Les Misérables” Paco Delgado
“Lincoln” Joanna Johnston
“Mirror Mirror” Eiko Ishioka
“Snow White and the Huntsman” Colleen Atwood

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

“5 Broken Cameras” Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi
“The Gatekeepers” Dror Moreh, Philippa Kowarsky and Estelle Fialon
“How to Survive a Plague” David France and Howard Gertler
“The Invisible War” Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering
WINNER “Searching for Sugar Man” Malik Bendjelloul and Simon Chinn

DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT

WINNER “Inocente” Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine
“Kings Point” Sari Gilman and Jedd Wider
“Mondays at Racine” Cynthia Wade and Robin Honan
“Open Heart” Kief Davidson and Cori Shepherd Stern
“Redemption” Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill

FILM EDITING

WINNER “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

WINNER “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
WINNER “Les Misérables” Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell

ORIGINAL SCORE

“Anna Karenina” Dario Marianelli
“Argo” Alexandre Desplat
WINNER “Life of Pi” Mychael Danna
“Lincoln” John Williams
“Skyfall” Thomas Newman

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

ANIMATED SHORT FILM

“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
WINNER “Paperman” John Kahrs

LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM

“Asad” Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura
“Buzkashi Boys” Sam French and Ariel Nasr
WINNER “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
WINNER “Skyfall” Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers
WINNER “Zero Dark Thirty” Paul N.J. Ottosson

SOUND MIXING

“Argo” John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia
WINNER “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
WINNER “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

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

WINNER “Argo” Screenplay by Chris Terrio
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” Screenplay by Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin
“Life of Pi” Screenplay by David Magee
“Lincoln” Screenplay by Tony Kushner
“Silver Linings Playbook” Screenplay by David O. Russell

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

“Amour” Written by Michael Haneke
WINNER “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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Michael Sandoval

Michael created MUSE/MUSE TV after a career in professional sports and journalism. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended Don Bosco Technical Institute in which he studied Electronics and Computer Science and California State University, Fullerton in which he graduated with a degree from the College of Communication in Journalism. He is a big Foo Fighters fan, loves Star Wars and loves photography.

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