Argo Tops Oscars, Daniel Day-Lewis Makes History
Ben Affleck | Photo Credits: Mark David/WireImage
Argo topped Sunday's Oscars on a history-making night.
Ben Affleck's political thriller took three awards, including Best Picture, becoming the fourth film to win the top prize without a Best Director nomination, following Wings, Grand Hotel and Driving Miss Daisy. The film also won Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Editing. This is Affleck's second Oscar after his screenplay win for Good Will Hunting and is also the second for Argo producer George Clooney. Clooney is the third person to win an acting Oscar (Syriana) and Best Picture after Laurence Olivier and Michael Douglas.
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Life of Pi led with four wins, including Best Director for Ang Lee. He previously won for Brokeback Mountain and is the 16th person to win the category twice. He is also the first person since George Stevens in 1957 to win two directing awards without his film winning Best Picture, and this is the 22nd time in Oscar history there is a Picture-Director split.
Five years to the day of his second win, Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln) became the first man to win Best Actor three times. He joins Walter Brennan, Ingrid Bergman, Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep as three-time winners; Katharine Hepburn leads everyone with four wins. Day-Lewis is also the first person to win an acting award in a Spielberg film and the first to win for playing a president.
Silver Linings Playbook's Jennifer Lawrence won Best Actress, ensuring that her film — the first in 31 years to get a nomination in all four acting races — would not go home empty-handed.
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The supporting awards went to Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained) and Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables). Waltz, who won for Inglourious Basterds three years ago, is the sixth person to win the category twice. Quentin Tarantino won Best Original Screenplay for Django.
There was a tie in sound editing between Skyfall and Zero Dark Thirty, the first at the show in 18 years.
Check out the winners below.
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Director: Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Lead Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Lead Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio, Argo
Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
Animated Feature: Brave
Foreign Language Film: Amour, Austria
Documentary Feature: Searching for Sugar Man
Cinematography: Life of Pi
Costume Design: Anna Karenina
Film Editing: Argo
Makeup and Hairstyling: Les Miserables
Original Score: Life of Pi
Original Song: "Skyfall," Skyfall (Adele and Paul Epworth)
Production Design: Lincoln
Sound Editing: Skyfall and Zero Dark Thirty (tie)
Sound Mixing: Les Miserables
Visual Effects: Life of Pi
Animated Short: Paperman
Documentary Short: Inocente
Live Action Short: Curfew
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