CLASSIC AND COOL: Ang Lee, winner of the Best Director award for Life of Pi, poses in the press room during the Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday in Hollywood.
On a night full of surprises and sensational musical performances as the film world honoured the best movies and performances of the past year, the Iranian hostage drama Argo emerged the darling of the 85th Academy Awards on Sunday night in Hollywood, bagging three statuettes, including the highly coveted Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay, and Film Editing awards.
Ang Lee (Life of Pi) pulled off a delightfully surprising win for Best Director ahead of early favourite Lincoln’s Steven Spielberg. Life of Pi copped three additional awards, Best Original Score among them. Meantime, Seth McFarlane proved an irreverent and supercharming first-time host, showing off not only his expert comic timing but also his pitch-perfect singing chops.
Below, take a look at the winners in all the 12 key categories:
Best Picture: Argo
Best Director: Ang Lee, Life of Pi
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 Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
Best Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio, Argo
Best Original Score: Life of Pi
Best Original Song: Adele and Paul Epworth (“Skyfall”), Skyfall
Best Foreign Language Film: Amour
Best Documentary Feature: Searching for Sugarman
To see the complete list of winners, visit Oscar.com.