<i>Argo</i> Wins Oscar For Best Picture, Ang Lee Takes Best Director

Last night's 85th annual Academy Awards ceremony was a story of upset and redemption, as Life of Pi's Ang Lee beat out early favorite Steven Spielberg for best director, and Ben Affleck, long the butt of jokes for his work in front of the camera, accepted the trophy for best picture of Argo.

Based on Yann Martel's acclaimed novel, Life of Pi had been branded as impossible to adapt, but the film walked away Sunday with four Oscars -- for director, cinematography, visual effects and original score -- more than any other feature this year.

Daniel Day-Lewis won a record third best actor award for Lincoln, while received his second for best supporting actor for Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained (his first was for Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds). Jennifer Lawrence, who was previously nominated for best actress for her breakout role in 2010's Winter's Bone,  won for Silver Linings Playbook, and Anne Hathaway took home best supporting actress for Les Miserables.

Here's a full rundown of the winners:

Best Picture

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty


Les Miserables

Life of Pi


Django Unchained


Best Director

David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

Ang Lee, Life of Pi

Steven Spielberg, Lincoln

Michael Haneke, Amour

Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Actor

Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Denzel Washington, Flight

Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables

Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Best Actress

Naomi Watts, The Impossible

Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Supporting Actress

Sally Field, Lincoln

Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook

Helen Hunt, The Sessions

Amy Adams, The Master

Best Supporting Actor

Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Phillip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook

Alan Arkin, Argo

Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Best Original Screenplay

John Gatins, Flight

Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty

Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

Michael Haneke, Amour

Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola, Moonrise Kingdom

Best Adapted Screenplay

Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Chris Terrio, Argo

Tony Kushner, Lincoln

David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

David Magee, Life of Pi

Best Documentary Feature

5 Broken Cameras

The Gatekeepers,

How to Survive a Plague

The Invisible War

Searching for Sugar Man

Best Animated Feature Film


Pirates! Band of Misfits

Wreck-It Ralph



Best Cinematography

Seamus McGarvey, Anna Karenina

Robert Richardson, Django Unchained

Claudio Miranda, Life of Pi

Janusz Kaminski, Lincoln

Roger Deakins, Skyfall

Best Original Score

Dario Marianelli, Anna Karenina

Alexandre Desplat, Argo

Mychael Danna, Life of Pi

John Williams, Lincoln

Thomas Newman, Skyfall

Best Original Song

"Before My Time," Chasing Ice

"Pi’s Lullaby," Life of Pi

"Suddenly," Les Miserables

"Everybody Needs A Best Friend," Ted

"Skyfall," Skyfall

Best Foreign Language Film

Austria: Amour

Chile: No

Canada: War Witch

Denmark: A Royal Affair

Norway: Kontiki

Best Documentary Short

"Inocente," Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine

"Kings Point," Sari Gilman and Jedd Wider

"Mondays at Racine," Cynthia Wade and Robin Honan

"Open Heart," Kief Davidson and Cori Shepherd Stern

Best Animated Short

"Adam and Dog," Minkyu Lee

"Fresh Guacamole," PES

"Head over Heels," Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly

"Maggie Simpson in 'The Longest Daycare,'" David Silverman

"Paperman," John Kahrs

Best Live-Action Short

"Asad," Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura

"Buzkashi Boys," Sam French and Ariel Nasr

"Curfew," Shawn Christensen

"Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)," Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele

"Henry," Yan England

Best Film Editing

William Goldenberg, Argo

Tim Squyres, Life of Pi

Michael Kahn, Lincoln

Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers, Silver Linings Playbook

Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg, Zero Dark Thirty

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel, Hitchcock

Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell, Les Miserables

Best Visual Effects

Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R. Christopher White, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott, Life of Pi

Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick, Marvel’s The Avengers

Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill, Prometheus

Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson, Snow White and the Huntsman

Best Sound Mixing

John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia, Argo

Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes, Les Misérables

Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kunin, Life of Pi

Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins, Lincoln

Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson, Skyfall

Best Sound Editing (tie)

Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn, Argo

Unchained Wylie Stateman, Django Unchained

Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton, Life of Pi

Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers, Skyfall

Paul N.J. Ottosson, Zero Dark Thirty

Best Production Design

Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer, Anna Karenina

Dan Hennah, Ra Vincent and Simon Bright, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Eve Stewart and Anna Lynch-Robinson, Les Miserables

David Gropman and Anna Pinnock, Life of Pi

Rick Carter and Jim Erickson, Lincoln

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