The 85th annual Academy Awards took place last night. What set this ceremony apart from previous ones was that there wasn't one film that dominated. There was no Titanic or Slumdog Millionaire to hog up all the awards; they were pretty evenly spread out. It was only the fourth time ever that Best Picture, Best Director, and all four acting Oscars went to six different films. If there was one movie expected to dominate, it was Lincoln which led with 11 nominations. Thankfully, it only won 2. One of the biggest surprises of the night was that it's legendary director, Steven Spielberg, lost out to Ang Lee for Life of Pi. That film actually had the most wins with 4. Argo had 3 wins but won the biggest award of the night for Best Picture.
While the youngest (9) and oldest (85) nominees ever for Best Actress both lost, Daniel Day-Lewis broke records by becoming the first person to ever win 3 times for Best Actor which further established him as one of the greatest actors of all time. First Lady Michelle Obama presented the final award of the night which was the first time an award was ever presented from the White House. Seth MacFarlane did a decent job of hosting, sometimes offending certain people, but that really shouldn't surprise anyone at all. Here are the winners of the top awards from Hollywood's most prestigious night:
Best Picture - Argo
Best Original Screenplay - Django Unchained
Best Adapted Screenplay - Argo
Best Animated Film - Brave