Daniel Day-Lewis has won his third Best Actor Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards prize-giving ceremony in Los Angeles. He is the first actor to win the award three times. Jennifer Lawrence won the prize for Best Actress for her part in Silver Linings Playbook.
Michael Haneke’s Amour picked up the prize for Best Foreign Language Film. The film, a dramatic depiction of an elderly French couple’s relationship, had already won the Palme d’Or at Cannes as well as the Best Foreign Language Film award at the British BAFTAs.
Ang Lee won his third Oscar as best director for Life of Pi, having previously been honoured by the Academy for Brokeback Mountain and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, which won Best Foreign Language Film in 2000.
The Award for Best Supporting Actor went to Christoph Waltz for his role in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. Waltz had previously won an Oscar for his work in Inglorious Basterds, also by Tarantino. Anne Hathaway took the statuette for Best Supporting Actress, having been the bookmakers’ favourite thanks to her electric performance in Les Misérables.
Skyfall, a song of the James Bond film of the same name and performed by British singer Adele, won Best Original Song.
Two technical awards, for cinematography and visual effects, went to Ang Lee’s Life of Pi.
Paperman won the Best Animated Short Film, while Best Feature Length Animation went to Brave.
And the winners are…
Argo: Best Picture
Daniel Day-Lewis: Best Actor (Lincoln)
Jennifer Lawrence: Best Actress (Silver Linings Playbook)
Ang Lee: Best Director (Life of Pi)
Anne Hathaway: Best Supporting Actress (Les Miserables)
Christoph Waltz: Best Supporting Actor (Django Unchained)
Quentin Tarantino: Best Original Screenplay (Django Unchained)
Chris Terrio: Best Adapted Screenplay (Argo)
Amour: Best Foreign Language Film
Life of Pi (X3): Best Cinematography; Visual Effects; Original Score
Les Miserables (X2): Best Make-up & Hair; Sound Mixing
Skyfall (X2): Best Sound Editing*; Best Original Song
Argo: Best Film Editing
Lincoln: Best Production Design
Zero Dark Thirty: Best Sound Editing*
Anna Karenina: Best Costume Design
Searching for Sugar Man: Best Documentary feature
Paperman: Best Animated Short
Brave: Best Animated Feature
Curfew: Best Live Action Short
Inocente: Best Documentary Short
The Oscar for Best feature-length documentary was awarded to Searching for Sugar Man, by Malik Bendjelloul, about two South African fans and their efforts to find out about the death of American musician, Rodriguez.
Host Seth MacFarlane, creator of animated comedy show Family Guy got proceedings under way with a song about films in which he saw the breasts of the various actresses at the venue.
Earlier, a galaxy of Hollywood stars fought to win the battle for the ‘Best Dressed’ on the Oscars Red Carpet. In a poll of Twitter users that honour went to Jennifer Lawrence (see below).
No one film is expected to run away with most of the prizes this year, in what is being described as a very open field. Among the films vying for the Oscar for Best Picture are Argo (watch our report), Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, Kathrin Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty and Life of Pi by Ang Lee.
In the Best Actor category, Daniel Day-Lewis could become the first man to win the award three times if he is chosen by the Academy for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln. He faces competition from Denzel Washington (Flight), Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables), Joaquin Phoenix (The Master) and Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook).
Watch the winner of Best Animated Short:
The five nominees for Best Actress are Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings PLaybook), Naomi Watts (The Impossible), Emmanuelle Riva (Amour) and Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild), who at the age of nine could become the youngest ever Oscars winner.
Emad Burnat, the maker of nominated Palestinian Film “5 Broken Cameras” & his family at the #oscars
<a href="https://twitter.com/5brokencameras">5brokencameras</a> <a href="http://t.co/LfP2f3wsgB" title="http://twitter.com/IQ_iman/status/305829119483072512/photo/1">twitter.com/IQ_iman/status…</a></p>— Iman(IQ_iman) February 24, 2013
Move over young ones! Jane Fonda’s custom #Versace is nothing short of stunning. #oscars2013
<a href="https://twitter.com/theacademy">theacademy</a> <a href="http://t.co/y7o061Q2dA" title="http://twitpic.com/c6lzuz">twitpic.com/c6lzuz</a></p>— AVA Online Group (AVAPhils) February 25, 2013
HELLO! (@hellomag) February 24, 2013
Copyright © 2014 euronewsMore about:
- 1euronews live TV - News | euronews : the latest international news as video on demand
- 2Sweden becomes first EU country to recognise the Palestinian State | euronews, world news
- 3Italy swamped by flash floods | euronews, world news
- 4Back to School for Romania’s new First Lady | euronews, world news
- 5What will you ask US Senator John McCain? | euronews, world news
- 6Turkish president Erdogan unveils his new palace of a thousand rooms | euronews, world news
- 7India PM Modi appoints Yoga minister | euronews, world news
- 8[Live] Rosetta’s Philae lands on comet 67P and enters the history books | euronews, world news
- 9Vladimir Putin most powerful man in the world – Forbes | euronews, world news
- 10European e-revolution people rise up | euronews, world news
- 11International tv news | euronews: European and International tv news bulletin
- 12Where is the best place in Europe for women? | euronews, world news
- 13Nadia Comaneci: gymnast of perfection and defector | euronews, the global conversation
- 14Putin plans to leave G20 talks early amid Ukraine pressure | euronews, world news
- 15Transcript of hanged Iranian woman’s final message released | euronews, world news
- 16Irony as organised crime prosecutor arrested for corruption in Romania | euronews, world news
- 17Syria: Islamic extremists pledge to press ahead with battle for Kobani | euronews, world news
- 18Anti-immigration protests in Rome | euronews, world news
- 19Portugal: Ex-PM José Socrates held in corruption probe | euronews, world news
- 20European Union News | euronews: latest breaking news and headlines about European Union
Wires > News
- 01:09 CET Missouri governor urges calm ahead of grand jury decision on…
- 23:29 CET Putin strengthens ties with Georgia breakaway region; Tbilisi…
- 22:39 CET Hagel, under pressure, resigns as U.S. defence secretary
- 22:05 CET EU lawmakers trade insults, Juncker set to survive censure motion
- 21:04 CET Saudi Arabia says Islamic State ordered attack on Shi’ites in…
- 20:20 CET U.N. to miss December 1 Ebola target due to rising Sierra Leone…
- 20:19 CET Baghdad car bomb kills eight people, fighting west of capital
- 19:39 CET Suspected Boko Haram militants attack Nigerian border town