The 85th Oscars aired on Sunday, Feb. 24. From the star studded red carpet to the winners backstage, the entire event was a success. With the exception of Jennifer Lawrence falling on the stage as she went to accept her Oscar, the night was a hit with the biggest names in Hollywood.
The award to Best Picture went to “Argo” starring actor turned director Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Alan Arkin, and Kyle Chandler. Consider an American thriller, Argo is based on a 2007 article titled “Canadian Caper”.
While Affleck did not get an award for his work as director for the film, he was proud and emotional as he accepted his award.
In his thank you speech, he commented: "I had no idea what I was doing. I was really just a kid. I never thought I'd be back here. It doesn't matter how you get knocked down in life. All that matters is you've got to get up."
Here is a list of winners for the 2013 Oscars:
Best picture "Argo"
Actor Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln”
Actress Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Supporting actor Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained"
Supporting actress Anne Hathaway, "Les Misérables"
Director Ang Lee, "Life of Pi"
Animated feature "Amour," Austria
Adapted screenplay "Argo," Chris Terrio
Original screenplay "Django Unchained," Quentin Tarantino
Original song "Skyfall" from "Skyfall," music and lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
Original score Mychael Danna, "Life of Pi"
Visual effects "Life of Pi"
Makeup and hairstyling "Les Misérables"
Cinematography Claudio Miranda, "Life of Pi"
Costume design Jacqueline Durran, "Anna Karenina"
Documentary "Searching for Sugar Man"
Documentary short "Inocente"
Animated short "Paperman"
Live action short "Curfew"
Film editing William Goldenberg, "Argo"
Sound mixing Les Misérables"
Sound editing "Skyfall", "Zero Dark Thirty"
Production design "Lincoln"
Sources: CNN, The Oscars Website
Did you favorites for the year make it onto the list of Oscars 2013 winners? Who were you rooting for? Congratulations to Ben Affleck, director “Argo” for winning best picture of the year.