Hollywood, California, Feb 24: It was a year of big upsets at the Oscars this year with Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln winning just two of its 12 nominations. Argo, directed by Ben Affleck, won Best Picture. Ang Lee won Best Director for Life Of Pi, beating Steven Spielberg for a second time - he won in 2006 for Brokeback Mountain, the year Spielberg was nominated for Munich. Life Of Pi led the Oscar race with four wins out of 11 nominations, including awards for cinematography, visual effects and original score in addition to directing.
However, Lincoln took comfort in the fact that history was made by Daniel Day-Lewis who notched up the most Best Actor wins ever with his third Oscar for Lincoln.
Argo and Les Miserables won three awards each. Les Miserables star Anne Hathaway won Best Supporting Actress for playing starving prostitute Fantine.
Jennifer Lawrence won Best Actress for Silver Linings Playbook, beating Jessica Chastain who was nominated for Zero Dark Thirty.
Django Unchained won two Oscars - Best Supporting Actor for Christoph Waltz who won his second Oscar, and Best Original Screenplay for Quentin Tarantino. Christoph Waltz has won both times he has been nominated, which gives him a 100% strike rate at the Oscars.
Adele won Best original Song for Skyfall, beating India’s Bombay Jayashri who was nominated for Life Of Pi.
Amour, which was also nominated for Best Picture, took home Best Foreign Film. The complete list of winners:
Best Picture: Argo
Best Actor: Daniel Day Lewis - Lincoln
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook
Best Director: Ang Lee - Life of Pi
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Anne Hathaway - Les Miserables
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Best Foreign Language Film: Amour
Best Short Film (animated): Paperman
Best Feature Film (animated): Brave
Best Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino - Django Unchained
Best Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio - Argo
Best Cinematography: Claudio Miranda, Life of Pi
Best Visual Effects: Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R Elliott - Life of Pi
Best Original Score: Mychael Danna - Life of Pi
Best Original Song: Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth - Skyfall
Best Costume Design: Jacqueline Durran- Anna Karenina
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell- Les Miserables
Best Documentary (Feature): Malik Bendjelloul and Simon Chinn - Searching for Sugar Man
Best Live Action Short Film - Curfew
Best Documentary (Short Film): Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine - Inocente
Best Sound Mixing: Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes - Les Miserables
Best Sound Editing: Zero Dark Thirty and Skyfall
Best Production Design: Rick Carter and Jim Erickson - Lincoln
Best Film Editing: William Goldenberg - Argo