2013 Academy Awards Recap: ‘Argo’ Takes Home Top Prize

By February 24, 2013
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The 2013 Academy Awards were held in Hollywood tonight, with Argo picking up the big win for Best Picture. But let’s start from the beginning, shall we? Seth MacFarlane hosted this year and the show was for sure full of irreverent humor…even Ted made an appearance! The opening was definitely star-studded, with MacFarlane going for a Rat Pack Vibe in several musical bits. There was a memorable song about boobies, but even better than that was the appearance of everyone’s favorite scenery chewer, William Shatner. Possible 2014 host? Yes, please.

The first big award of the night, Best Supporting Actor, went to Christophe Waltz in Django Unchained, in what might be considered the night’s only upset.

It was also a good night for awesome long-haired dudes. Claudio Miranda picked up the Best Cinematography award for Life of Pi.

Per Hallberg & Karen Baker Landers won for Sound Editing Skyfall.

And in a rare tie, Paul N.J. Ottosson also picked up an award for sound editing Zero Dark Thirty. Thanks to these guys, the internet picked up awesome opportunities to make Lucius Malfoy and Gandalf jokes.

Sandra Bullock amused the audience with her envelope-opening hijinks and the internet quickly made it more amusing. No word yet if Bullock’s people are asking the internet to take the image down or not coughcoughBeyonce.

Everyone’s favorite person alive, Jennifer Lawrence won Best Actress for her role in Silver Linings Playbook. Here she is adorably winning.

And even more adorably falling down because of her big dress. SHE’S JUST LIKE US, GUYS!

She also won the red carpet award for hilariously admitting that she was starving. You know this girl is stuffing her face with a burger right now. Yes, I spent more time on Jennifer Lawrence than anyone else because she is that RAD.

Daniel Day-Lewis became the first actor to win 3 Best Actor awards with his win for Lincoln. And Ang Lee was voted the Best Director of the year for Life of Pi.

First Lady Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance to announce the Best Picture winner. Looking seriously gorgeous I might add.

And Argo was announced the winner. Giving Ben Affleck a nice moment in the spotlight after his direction snub.

All and all, a pretty okay telecast. What do you think?

Here’s a look at the complete list of winners:

1. Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained.”

2. Animated Short Film: “Paperman.”

3. Animated Feature Film: “Brave.”

4. Cinematography: “Life of Pi.”

5. Visual Effects: “Life of Pi.”

6. Costume: “Anna Karenina.”

7. Makeup and Hairstyling: “Les Miserables.”

8. Live Action Short Film: “Curfew.”

9. Documentary (short subject): “Inocente.”

10. Documentary: “Searching For Sugar Man.”

11. Foreign Language Film: “Amour.”

12. Sound Mixing: “Les Miserables.”

13. Sound Editing (TIE): “Skyfall,” “Zero Dark Thirty.”

14. Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables.”

15. Editing: “Argo.”

16. Production Design: “Lincoln.”

17. Score: “Life of Pi.”

18. Song: Adele, “Skyfall.”

19. Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio, “Argo.”

20. Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, “Django Unchained.”

21. Director: Ang Lee, “Life of Pi.”

22. Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook.”

23. Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln.”

24. Picture: “Argo.”

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Desi Jedeikin

Desi Jedeikin

Desi Jedeikin is a Los Angeles based writer and performer. She has appeared in numerous sketch comedy/improv shows at venues in L.A., including the Groundlings Theater, Comedy Central Stage, and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, where she played Squeaky Fromme in the infamous alternative comedy show Comedy Death Ray. Unfinished projects include a memoir and a musical based on the life and death of JonBenet Ramsey. She has lots of other brilliant ideas she might complete. She really just needs more encouragement. You can follow Desi on Twitter: @Desijedeikin Here: truecrimejunkie.com And here too: xoJane.com She likes being followed.