It was the night all eyes in Hollywood turn to, the glitz, the glamour and the shocks. In 2013 there were certainly a few of those. The 85th Academy Awards were presented last night, or for those UK viewers the early hours of this morning.
The ceremony was hosted by Seth MacFarlane and leading the way with 12 nominations was Steven Spielberg’s stately presidential biopic Lincoln. Ang Li earned another nomination for his beautifully shot Life Of Pi, while Les Misérables and Silver Linings Playbook came in with eight Oscars apiece, and Argo with seven.
So to the winners, the best picture category is always hotly contested and everyone will have their opinions, it was safe to say it was a tough list this year with many expecting Lincoln to take the award home.
So it was a little bit of a shock to see Argo named the winner, and Ben Affleck who was not nominated for best director gave an excitable yet emotional speech thanking practically everyone who’d worked or had anything to do with the film.
If you were after a dead cert then you didn’t need to look any further than Daniel Day-Lewis who took best actor, while Jennifer Lawrence, despite a little trip up the stairs was in good spirit to take home the best actress. Anne Hathaway took best supporting actress for here turn in Les Miserables and Christoph Waltz best supporting actor for Django Unchained.
Adele also took home the Oscar for best original song for Skyfall and Quentin Tarantino took the best original screenplay award.
Full list of all the winners below…