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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Oscars 2013: Winners List from the Academy Awards

Oscars 2013: Winners List from the Academy Awards

Who came out on top during Hollywood's biggest night?

The Academy Awards, now officially known as The Oscars, are a set of awards given annually for excellence of cinematic achievements. The Oscar statuette is officially named the Academy Award of Merit and is one of nine types of Academy Awards. Organized and overseen by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS),  the awards are given each year at a formal ceremony. The AMPAS was originally conceived by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio executive Louis B. Mayer as a professional honorary organization to help improve the film industry’s image and help mediate labor disputes. The awards themselves were later initiated by the Academy as awards "of merit for distinctive achievement" in the industry.
The awards were first given in 1929 at a ceremony created for the awards, at the Hotel Roosevelt in Hollywood. Over the years that the award has been given, the categories presented have changed; currently Oscars are given in more than a dozen categories, and include films of various types. As one of the most prominent award ceremonies in the world, the Academy Awards ceremony is televised live in more than 100 countries annually. It is also the oldest award ceremony in the media; its equivalents, the Grammy Awards (for music), the Emmy Awards (for television), and the Tony Awards (for theater), are modeled after the Academy Awards.
The 85th Academy Awards were held on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

Here is the complete winners list for the 2013 Academy Awards:
Best Picture: Argo
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables
Best Directing: Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Best Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio, Argo
Best Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
Best Documentary Feature: Searching for Sugar Man
Best Original Song: "Skyfall" from Skyfall, music and lyrics by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth

Best Original Score: Life of Pi
Best Animated Feature: Brave
Best Cinematography: Life of Pi
Best Costume Design: Anna Karenina
Best Documentary Short Subject: Inocente
Best Film Editing: Argo
Best Foreign Language Film: Amour (Austria)
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Les Misérables
Best Production Design: Lincoln
Best Short Film (Animated): Paperman
Best Short Film (Live Action): Curfew
Best Sound Editing: Skyfall (TIE), Zero Dark Thirty (TIE)
Best Sound Mixing: Les Misérables
Best Visual Effects: Life of Pi
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