Academy Awards Winners List: Argo Wins Best Picture

Zennie Abraham / Zennie62
Zennie Abraham / Zennie62

bdBeverly Hills, CA – The 85th Academy Awards is history, and this blogger had another successful visit to Hollywood and Beverly Hills. We’ll focus on The Night Of 100 Stars Party later, but the focus now is on the Oscar winners from last night.

The surprise, to me, is that Argo won Best Picture, even after Ang Lee (another surprise) won Best Director for Life Of Pi over Steven Speilberg for Lincoln. In Oscar’s statistical history, Ang Lee’s movie should have been the Best Picture winner, too.

But that went to Argo.

Now, I say it’s a surprise, even as you may say it was favored. But if you study the Oscars statistical history, it’s a total upset. Everything in 2013 was out of whack from an Oscar Prediction standpoint. But to my discredit, I should have paid more attention to the change in the political winds of Oscar than I have in the past – Argo’s rise was incredible, and info travels faster. Lesson learned.

Here’s my vlog on these developments from last night, after an evening of parties after The Night Party:

But now, on to the winners list, and more later…

85th Academy Awards Winners List

BEST PICTURE – Winner: Argo
Amour
Argo
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Lincoln
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

BEST DIRECTOR – Winner: Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Michael Haneke, Amour
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln

BEST ACTOR – Winner: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Denzel Washington, Flight
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

BEST ACTRESS Winner: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Winner: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
Alan Arkin, Argo
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Winner: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Amy Adams, The Master

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY Winner: Argo
Argo
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Winner: Django Unchained
Amour
Django Unchained
Flight
Moonrise Kingdom
Zero Dark Thirty

ANIMATED FEATURE Winner: Brave
Brave
Frankenweenie
ParaNorman
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Wreck-It Ralph

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM Winner: Amour
Amour
Kon-Tiki
No
A Royal Affair
War Witch

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE Winner: Searching for Sugar Man
5 Broken Cameras
The Gatekeepers
The Invisible War
How To Survive A Plague
Searching for Sugar Man

CINEMATOGRAPHY Winner: Life of Pi
Anna Karenina
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Skyfall

COSTUME DESIGN Winner: Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina
Les Miserables
Lincoln
Mirror Mirror
Snow White and the Huntsman

FILM EDITING Winner: Argo
Argo
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING Winner: Les Miserables
Hitchcock
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Miserables

PRODUCTION DESIGN Winner: Lincoln
Anna Karenina
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Lincoln

ORIGINAL SCORE Winner: Life of Pi
Anna Karenina
Argo
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Skyfall

ORIGINAL SONG Winner: “Skyfall,” Skyfall
“Before My Time,” Chasing Ice
“Everybody Needs A Best Friend,” Ted
“Pi’s Lullaby,” Life of Pi
“Skyfall,” Skyfall
“Suddenly,” Les Miserables

SOUND EDITING Winner: Skyfall, Zero Dark Thirty (Tie)
Argo
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Skyfall
Zero Dark Thirty

SOUND MIXING Winner: Les Miserables
Argo
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Skyfall

VISUAL EFFECTS Winner: Life of Pi
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Life of Pi
The Avengers
Prometheus
Snow White and the Huntsman

ANIMATED SHORT Winner: Paperman
Adam and Dog
Fresh Guacamole
Head Over Heels
Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”
Paperman

LIVE ACTION SHORT Winner: Curfew
Asad
Buzkashi Boys
Curfew
Death of a Shadow
Henry

DOCUMENTARY SHORT Winner: Inocente
Inocente
Kings Point
Open Heart
Redemption
Mondays at Racine

About the Author

Zennie Abraham
Zennie Abraham | Zennie Abraham or "Zennie62" is the founder of Zennie62Media which consists of zennie62blog.com and a multimedia blog news aggregator and video network, and 78-blog network, with social media and content development services and consulting. Zennie is a pioneer video blogger, YouTube Partner, social media practitioner, game developer, and pundit. Note: news aggregator content does not reflect the personal views of Mr. Abraham.

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