And the Oscar goes to: Winners from the Academy Awards

Say what you will about Seth MacFarlane, I thought he did a pretty good job. Despite the awkward beginning with Capt. James Kirk giving precious insight into today’s headlines, I thought that MacFarlane showed great reverence for a lot of what made the golden age of Hollywood so golden: the song, the dance, the wit.

As for the winners, there were no big surprises for me with the exception of best adapted screenplay going to Chris Terrio for Argo and not Tony Kushner for Lincoln. In terms of predicting Best Picture, it was clear by the end of the show that no film had swept the awards and BP could go to anyone. Argo was a great choice but in many ways the same would have been true for any of the films. 

I am happy Waltz won Best Supporting Actor, although I thought both Jones and De Niro both could have taken it. We had a tie! Best sound editing went to two films: Zero Dark Thirty & Skyfall. Paperman, a short film I have praised non-stop on this blog, won Best Animated Short! And, QT, awesome as ever, won Best Original Screenplay for Django Unchained.

Here are the winners from last night:

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained”

Best Animated Short Film: “Paperman”

Best Animated Feature Film: “Brave”

Achievement in Cinematography: “Life of Pi,” Claudio Miranda

Achievement in Visual Effects: “Life of Pi”

Achievement in Costume Design: “Anna Karenina,” Jacqueline Durran

Achievement in Makeup & Hairstyling: “Les Misérables”

Best Live-Action Short Film: Curfew

Best Documentary Short Subject: “Inocente”

Best Documentary Feature: “Searching for a Sugar Man”

Best Foreign-Language Film: “Amour”

Achievement in Sound Mixing: Les Misérables”

Achievement in Sound Editing: TIE! “Zero Dark Thirty” & “Skyfall”

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Anne Hathaway, “Les Misérables”

Achievement in Film Editing: “Argo”

Achievement in Production Direction: “Lincoln”

Original Score: “Life of Pi,” Mychael Danna

Original Song: “Skyfall,” Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth

Adapted Screenplay: “Argo,” Chris Terrio

Original Screenplay: “Django Unchained,” Quentin Tarantino

Achievement in Directing: Ang Lee, “Life of Pi”

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Motion Picture: “Argo”

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