ARGO Wins Best Picture; LIFE OF PI Wins 4 Oscars Including Best Director

     February 24, 2013


I just finished live-blogging the Oscars.  My brain hurts.  It wasn’t a very good show, and it was a ceremony unworthy of all the great films we saw in 2012.  Briefly, the prognosticators were correct and Argo took Best Picture.  Ang Lee won his third Oscar and his second Best Director Oscar for Life of Pi, a film that also took home awards for Best Cinematography, Best Score, and Best Visual Effects.  In the acting categories, Daniel Day-Lewis won Best Actor for Lincoln, Jennifer Lawrence won Best Actress for Silver Linings Playbook, Christoph Waltz won Best Supporting Actor for Django Unchained, and Anne Hathaway won Best Supporting Actress for Les Miserables.

Hit the jump to check out the full list of winners.

Winner is highlighted in red.

argo-posterBEST PICTURE

  • Argo
  • Amour
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Django Unchained
  • Les Miserables
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Zero Dark Thirty


  • Ang Lee – Life of Pi
  • Steven Spielberg – Lincoln
  • David O. Russell - Silver Linings Playbook
  • Michael HanekeAmour
  • Benh ZeitlinBeasts of the Southern Wild


  • Denzel Washington – Flight
  • Hugh Jackman – Les Miserables
  • Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
  • Joauquin Phoenix - The Master
  • Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook


  • Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
  • Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
  • Quvenzhane Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Naomi Watts – The Impossible
  • Emmanuelle Riva – Amour


  • Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln
  • Robert De Niro – Silver Linings Playbook
  • Alan Arkin – Argo
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master
  • Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained


  • Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables
  • Helen Hunt – The Sessions
  • Sally Field – Lincoln
  • Amy Adams – The Master 
  • Jacki Weaver - Silver Linings Playbook


  • Mark Boal Zero Dark Thirty
  • Quentin Tarantino – Django Unchained
  • Michael Haneke – Amour
  • Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola – Moonrise Kingdom 
  • John Gatins – Flight


  • Tony Kushner – Lincoln
  • Chris Terrio – Argo
  • David O. Russell – Silver Linings Playbook
  • David Magee Life of Pi
  • Lucy Alibar, Behn Zeitlin - Beasts of the Southern Wild


  • Amour – Austria
  • No – Chile
  • A Royal AffairBarbara
  • Kon-Tiki – Norway
  • War Witch - Canada


  • Frankenweenie
  • Brave
  • ParaNorman
  • Wreck-It Ralph
  • The Pirates! Band of Misfits 


  • The Gatekeepers
  • How to Survive a Plague
  • Searching for Sugar Man
  • 5 Broken Cameras
  • The Invisible War 


  • Inocente
  • Kings Point
  • Mondays at Racine
  • Open Heart
  • Redemption


  • Lincoln
  • Life of Pi
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Anna Karenina
  • Les Miserables 


  • Claudio Miranda – Life of Pi
  • Roger Deakins – Skyfall
  • Janusz Kaminski – Lincoln
  • Robert Richardson – Django Unchained
  • Seamus McGarvey – Anna Karenina


  • William Goldenberg, Dylan Tichenor – Zero Dark Thirty
  • William Goldenberg – Argo
  • Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers – Silver Linings Playbook
  • Michael Kahn Lincoln
  • Tim Squyers – Life of Pi

life-of-pi-posterBEST ORIGINAL SCORE 

  • Dario Marianelli – Anna Karenina
  • Mychael Danna – Life of Pi
  • Thomas Newman – Skyfall
  • John Williams – Lincoln
  • Alexandre Desplat – Argo


  • “Skyfall” – Skyfall
  • “Suddenly” – Les Miserables
  •  “Pi’s Lullaby” – Life of Pi
  • “Before My Time” – Chasing Ice
  • “Everybody Needs a Best Friend” – Ted


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


  • Lincoln
  • Anna Karenina
  • Les Miserables
  • Mirror Mirror
  • Snow White and the Huntsman


  • Hitchcock
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Les Miserables

skyfall-james-bond-posterBEST SOUND EDITING

  • Skyfall
  • Argo
  • Zero Dark Thirty
  • Life of Pi
  • Django Unchained


  • Skyfall
  • Lincoln
  • Life of Pi
  • Les Miserables
  • Argo 


  • Adam and Dog
  • Fresh Guacamole
  • Head over Heels
  • The Longest Daycare
  • Paperman  


  • Asad
  • Buzkashi Boys
  • Curfew
  • Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)
  • Henry
Around The Web
  • Anonymous

    I can’t recall a most entertaining ceremony from start to end. Kudos to Seth, Long Live Shatner, my only regret is De Niro not winning.

  • BrandonHeat07

    Glad Lincoln didn’t win…

  • Iwon2blue3cheese

    Seth sucked, his humor was childish. This is supposed to be a night of wit and intelligence, and he used jokes I could think of as a 5 year old.

    • DanaBlu0223

      Spoken like a true genius. MacFarlane sucked. He wasn’t funny!!

    • That Guy

      How did you know about Quvenzhane Wallis when you were 5? Are you 9 or younger? Have you figured out that I’m being a smartass because you’re a troll?

    • Iwon2blue3cheese

      I’m being a troll eh, so having an opinion is being a troll, because at 5 I could say, “and now a person who needs no introduction.” And walk away. Or my jokes are not going to be funny bit at the beginning. Or the sound of music joke. Sorry if having an opinion means I’m a troll.

    • Iwon2blue3cheese

      Or the John wilks booth joke, or the kardashian afflict joke, or the django go Chris brown Rihanna joke. I know I laughed at two jokes, but I forgot em because his performance was bad

      • ap30

        SO COOL. Good thing no one gives a flying fuhhh

      • Nate

        Your argument just sounds bitter and angry. What or whom would you have preferred, outside of the ” 5 year old” you felt subjected to?

  • DanaBlu0223

    Spoken like a true genius. MacFarlane sucked. He wasn\’t funny!!

  • That Guy

    How did you know about Quvenzhane Wallis when you were 5? Are you 9 or younger? Have you figured out that I\’m being a smartass because you\’re a troll?

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  • Keegan

    I for one loved MacFarlane. I’d love to see him become a regular in the oscar line-up

  • tom

    i thought seth was great. i wouldn’t mind at all if he hosted next year, or the next two years. he seemed nervous, but he also seemed into it. i don’t understand the hate. it was seth macfarlane. what did you expect?

  • Anonymous

    Wow look at all these super talented haters. How have they not been discovered? They must be the most amazing undiscovered talents, or at least they’d like to think so.

  • Anonymous

    Wow look at all these super talented haters. How have they not been discovered? They must be the most amazing undiscovered talents, or at least they\’d like to think so.

  • junierizzle

    Anyone who says this year wasn’t good can ArgoFuck yourself. It was great. Seth was hilarious. Also it’s THE OSCARS what people win awards and give speeches. What do you want them to do? Put on a rock concert? Have the nominees fight in a cage? Have animals doing tricks? It’s the Oscars, it is what it is. If you hate it so much how about not watching it. Geez.

    • jack

      hold on…you’re on to something with cage fights….fight to the top of the cage where the oscar sits in a case….that is how you get ratings….i still think jennifer lawrence would win best actress

  • mattedscreen

    Had a rocky start, the bit with Shatner was ok, could have been better, but I’m glad they didn’t make a whole show of that, it would have been like watching Family Guy for 4 hours, only slightly funnier, but his zingers saved it. Seth was a 50/50, still better than Hathaway and Franco, or Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin, those were turds in the TV Punch Bowl. Glad to see an assortment of winners this year and not one dominant.

  • tarek

    Shirley Bassey’s Goldfinger was the show stopper. I got goose bumps. Best Bond song to date.

  • Steve

    Best joke of the night was sock puppet “Flight”. I would have paid to see that in theaters.

    • Bob

      That part was actually hillarious. I thought, overall, Seth did a great job.

  • Bruce LeeRoy

    Waaaaaaaaah! Round House Kick! Don’t watch Oscars too long and boring! Don’t watch Grammy’s Long and also boring but the reason I hate them the most is the hype up these movies Like Beasts Of The Southern Wild and say how good it was only to snub the shit out of it! If I was that director/producer of that film I would never show up till they beg me to comeback after my success is overwhelming, then snub them by not showing up! They made big deal about Argo getting snubed on one let’s see if they will do the same for Beasts who got snubed in all them! BTW I do think it was looked over because it had two black main characters!

  • Jonatan

    I like seth. It was as funny as an oscar host can be. He is a good singer too. I would love to see him in another ceremony.
    I was a little dissapointed by the awards. Argo didnt want almost anything and it won the best picture nomination WTF¿? Why wasnt Ben affleck as director if it is the best movie? For a moment i was thinking OH MY GOD Life of Pi is going to win …
    I loved Argo but the oscars voters are drunk

  • Bob

    Overall the Oscars did alright this year in terms of their winners. I thought the three best of the year were in order of 1st is best last is 3rd best……1)DjangoUnchained 2)ZeroDarkThirty 3)Argo. So I’m not really upset Argo won, better than say Lincoln or Life of Pi. Really happy Tarantino got his respects due with Original Screenplay. Happy with Larence(I would have been fine with her or Chastain wining). We all knew it was fact Lewis and Hathaway would win; Hathaway deserved it after I saw the trailer for the movie. Ang Lee wasn’t that much of a surprise, it was either him or Speilberg I felt that was gonna take it(still highly upset Affleck, esspicially Affleck didn’t get a nod, and Bigelow as well). So, overall a great year for movies, and a pretty accurate Oscar awards show.

    • Ur mom

      100% agree!!