The 8th edition of the Oscars has finally taken place on Sunday after weeks of preparation and anticipation. “Argo”, “Amour”, “Life of Pi” and “Lincoln” were some of the productions that the academy decided to award this year, according to CBS News.
The lists of this year’s Oscar winners have been published as soon as the gala was over in the early hours of Monday. There haven’t been many misunderstandings during the 85th edition as the public and the jury seem to have had the same opinion about the movies that were awarded.
“Argo”, Ben Affleck’s story about a group of American hostages being rescued from Iran, was honored with a best picture trophy, despite the numerous nominations it had received. “Lincoln” was another movie that received 12 nominations, but only took one statuette home, namely, the one that actor Daniel-Day Lewis received for the best actor category. The movie didn’t manage to get other awards besides the already mentioned one partially because some viewers considered it “homework” and partially because there have been other productions worth taking into consideration for the categories of best director and best motion picture.
“Amour”, on the other hand, was voted the best foreign movie. The category of best director was won by Ang Lee for “Life of Pi” and Quentin Tarantino received the trophy for the best screenplay with his recent movie “Django Unchained”. Christoph Waltz also received an award for his role as the best supporting actor in Tarantino’s film.
Everyone agreed that Anne Hathaway’s interpretation of Fantine in “Les Miserables” has been overwhelming; therefore, it came as no surprise when the Academy awarded her the best supporting actress in the said movie. The “Silver Linings Playbook” star, Jennifer Lawrence was the winner of the best actress category. Her speech was, in fact, one of the most memorable moments of the evening as the actress fell while walking on stage to get her trophy. She then, made a joke about it telling the audience that they are applauding her because they just feel sorry for her.
There was only one spy movie that won this year’s edition of the Oscars and this time, it wasn’t James Bond. The British production was, nevertheless, nominated for the best music category and Adele’s “Skyfall” was the winner of the evening.