Oscars recap 2013

Best Director award winner, Ang Lee, shocked the world!

Oscar was won, lost and split in 2013

Oscars recap 2013

By Alberto Angulo

The Best Picture award went to “Argo.” The film won three awards, including Best Editing and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Ang Lee, shocked the world by winning the Best Director award.

Daniel Day-Lewis, took home his third Best Actor Oscar, for his role in “Lincoln.” He became the first male actor to win three Best Actor Academy Awards in the history of the Academy. Jack Nicholson has three Oscars, but one is for Best Supporting Actor. The Best Actress award went to Jennifer Lawrence for her turn in “Silver Linings Playbook,” it was Lawrence’s second nomination and first victory.

Anne Hathaway, won her first Academy award for Supporting Actress in “Les Miserables.” The Supporting Actor award went to, Christoph Waltz, for his turn in, Quentin Tarantino’s, “Django Unchained,” this is his second nomination and victory at the Academy Awards.  Christoph Waltz, won the award in the same category in 2009, for his performance in, Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglorious Basterds.”

Best Adapted Screenplay went to, Chris Terrio, for “Argo” while Best Original Screenplay was awarded to, Quentin Tarantino, for “Django Unchained.” The victory was Quentin Tarantino’s second, he also won Best Original Screenplay for “Pulp Fiction.”

Jacqueline Duran, won her first Oscar for, Costume Design, for her work on “Anna Karenina,” it was Jacqueline Duran’s third nomination. In the Best Makeup and hairstylist category, Julie Westcott, and, Julie Dartnell, won for their work on “Les Miserables.

In the technical categories, “Life of Pi” took home victories for Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects. “Les Miserables,” took home the award for Best Sound Mixing, while history was made when, the Best Sound Editing Award was given to two films: “Zero Dark Thirty” and “Skyfall,” there had never been a tie in the category, during Academy Awards history. “Argo” picked up the Oscar for Best Editing. “Lincoln” took home Best Production Design.

In the musical categories, “Life of Pi” scored its third award for Best Original Score, while Adele and Paul Epworth, won Best Original Song for “Skyfall.”

“Searching for Sugarman,” won the Best Documentary award while “Innocente” won the Best Short Documentary. Best Picture nominee, “Amour,” took home the Best Foreign Film Award, it was the second time in Oscar history that an Austrian film had won the award. Pixar, took home its seventh Best Animated Feature Film Oscar, for “Brave,” while the YouTube sensation “Paperman” won Best Animated Short Film and “Curfew” won Best Live Action Short Film.

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