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Another year, another Academy Awards ceremony over and this year has provided the world of film a new group of winners to go down in cinematic history. The 85th Academy Awards was hosted by Seth McFarlane of Family Guy fame, and became the most watched show since the 76th awards with 42.40 million viewers. Ang Lee walked away with the most awards, four, with Argo and Les Miserables netting three each, as well as Django, Lincoln and Skyfall earning 2 correspondingly.

After the months of campaigning and the sheer magnitude of great films we have been blessed with throughout the past year, Ben Affleck’s Argo won the coveted Best Picture award. Going up against the likes of Beast of the Southern Wild, Zero Dark Thirty, Amour, Life of Pi, Les Miserables, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook and Django Unchained, it was crowned victorious. With this achievement, it has surely added a newfound respect for the actor Affleck as one director to seriously watch over the next few years.

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 Winning the Best Actor and Actress roles respectively were Daniel Day-Lewis for his depiction of Abraham Lincoln in Spielberg’s Lincoln and Jennifer Lawrence for her portrayal of the character of Tiffany Maxwell in Silver Linings Playbook. Both were deserving of the recognition and faced a tough competition in the form of Jamie Foxx in Django, as well as Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty; however whilst not triumphant, should still be praised for their roles. In addition, Christoph Waltz and Anne Hathaway won the Best Supporting Actor and Actress awards.

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The winner of Best Director went to Ang Lee for his take on the modern literary classic, Life of Pi. A difficult feat to recreate on the silver screen in live-action format, he is well deserving of the Academy Award for his adaptation.

Again, this year’s Oscars were not without its fair share of intentional and unintentional comedy. Jennifer Lawrence’s trip on the stairs as she walked to receive her award provided a great deal of amusement for fans of the actress and the audience at hand. Robert Downey Jr. and the cast of this year’s blockbuster sensation, The Avengers, presented the awards for Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects, and in typical Downey Jr. fashion, he added his classic wit to the presentation, adding more humour to the ceremony.

 All in all, the Oscars has praised another successful year for Hollywood and cinema. Whilst many are not fans of the presentation, it is still an awe inspiring presentation to watch for fans of film around the world. A full list of all winners is below.

BEST PICTURE

“Argo”

BEST ACTOR

Daniel Day-Lewis for “Lincoln”

BEST ACTRESS

Jennifer Lawrence for “Silver Linings Playbook”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Anne Hathaway for “Les Miserables”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Christoph Waltz for “Django Unchained”

BEST DIRECTOR

Ang Lee for “Life of Pi”

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

“Argo”

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

“Django Unchained”

BEST ANIMATED FILM

“Brave”

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

“Amour”

BEST MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

“Skyfall” from “Skyfall” (Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth)

BEST MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

Mychael Danna for “Life of Pi”

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

“Lincoln”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

“Life of Pi”

BEST DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)

“Searching for Sugar Man”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

“Life of Pi”

BEST MAKEUP

“Les Miserables”

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

“Anna Karenina”

BEST FILM EDITING

“Argo”

BEST SOUND EDITING

“Skyfall”
“Zero Dark Thirty”

BEST SOUND MIXING

“Les Miserables”

BEST SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

“Paperman”

BEST SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

“Curfew”

BEST DOCUMENTARY (SHORT)

“Inocente”

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