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  • 85th Academy Awards

    Official poster

    Date February 24, 2013

    Site Dolby TheatreHollywood, Los Angeles,California, USA

    Host Seth MacFarlane

    Pre-show Jess CagleKristin ChenowethKelly RowlandRobin RobertsLara Spencer[1]

    Producer Neil MeronCraig Zadan

    Director Don Mischer


    Best Picture Argo

    Most awards Life of Pi (4)

    Most nominations Lincoln (12)

    TV in the United States

    Network ABC

    Duration 3 hours, 35 minutes[2]

    Ratings 40.38 million24.47% (Nielsen ratings)

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The 85th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by theAcademy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS),honored the best films of 2012 and took place February24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, LosAngeles beginning at 5:30 p.m. PST / 8:30 p.m. EST.During the ceremony, the Academy of Motion PictureArts and Sciences presented Academy Awards(commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories. Theceremony, televised in the United States by ABC, wasproduced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron and directed byDon Mischer.[3][4] Actor Seth MacFarlane hosted theshow for the first time.[5][6] The ceremony was the first inthe Academy's 85-year history to adopt the phrase "TheOscars" as the ceremony's official name during thebroadcast and marketing.[7]

    In related events, the Academy held its 4th annualGovernors Awards ceremony at the Grand Ballroom ofthe Hollywood and Highland Center on December 1,2012.[8] On February 9, 2013, in a ceremony at TheBeverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, theAcademy Awards for Technical Achievement werepresented by hosts Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana.[9]

    Life of Pi won four awards including Best Director forAng Lee.[10][11] Argo won three awards, including BestPicture, the fourth film to win an Academy Award forBest Picture without its director nominated.[12] Otherwinners included Les Misrables also with three awards,Django Unchained, Lincoln, and Skyfall with two, andAmour, Anna Karenina, Brave, Curfew, Inocente,Paperman, Searching for Sugar Man, Silver LiningsPlaybook, and Zero Dark Thirty with one. The telecastgarnered more than 40 million viewers in the UnitedStates.

    1 Winners and nominees1.1 Awards1.2 Honorary Academy Awards

    1.2.1 Academy Honorary Award1.2.2 Jean Hersholt HumanitarianAward

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  • < 84th Academy Awards 86th > 1.3 Films with multiple nominations andawards

    2 Presenters and performers2.1 Presenters2.2 Performers

    3 Ceremony information3.1 Introduction of electronic voting system3.2 Box office performance of nominatedfilms3.3 Visual Effects protest3.4 Critical reviews3.5 Ratings and reception

    4 In Memoriam5 See also6 Notes7 References8 External links

    The nominees for the 85th Academy Awards were announced on January 10, 2013, at 5:38 a.m. PST (13:38UTC) at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California, by Seth MacFarlane, host of theceremony, and actress Emma Stone.[13] Lincoln received the most nominations with twelve total, and Life ofPi came in second with eleven.[14]

    The winners were announced during the awards ceremony on February 24, 2013.[15] Argo was the fourthfilm to win Best Picture without a directing nomination. 1927's Wings, 1932's Grand Hotel, and 1989'sDriving Miss Daisy previously achieved this feat.[16] As co-producer of Argo, George Clooney became thethird individual to win Oscars for both acting and producing.[17] Best Director winner Ang Lee was thesecond person to win that category twice for helming non-Best Picture winning films.[18] Silver LiningsPlaybook was the fourteenth film to earn nominations in all four acting categories.[19] At age 22, BestActress winner Jennifer Lawrence became the second-youngest winner in that category.[20] With his thirdwin for Best Lead Actor, Daniel Day-Lewis became the first three-time winner in that aforementionedcategory.[21] He also was the sixth performer to win at least three acting Oscars.[22] Amour was the fourthfilm nominated simultaneously for Best Picture and Best Foreign Language Film in the same year.[23] Atage nine, Quvenzhan Wallis became the youngest nominee for Best Actress and the youngest female actingnominee overall.[24] Meanwhile, Emmanuelle Riva (aged 85) was the oldest nominee for Best Actress.[25]Skyfall and Zero Dark Thirty's joint win in the Best Sound Editing category marked the sixth occurrence of atie in Oscar history.[26]


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  • Ang Lee, Best Directorwinner

    Daniel Day-Lewis, BestActor winner

    Jennifer Lawrence, BestActress winner

    Winners are listed first and indicated with a double-dagger ( ).[27]

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  • Christoph Waltz, BestSupporting Actor winner

    Anne Hathaway, BestSupporting Actresswinner

    Quentin Tarantino, BestOriginal Screenplaywinner

    Best Picture Best Director

    Argo Grant Heslov, BenAffleck, and George Clooney

    Amour MargaretMenegoz, Stefan Arndt,Veit Heiduschka, andMichael KatzBeasts of the SouthernWild Dan Janvey, JoshPenn, and MichaelGottwaldDjango Unchained Stacey Sher, ReginaldHudlin, and Pilar SavoneLes Misrables TimBevan, Eric Fellner,Debra Hayward, andCameron MackintoshLife of Pi Gil Netter,Ang Lee, and DavidWomarkLincoln StevenSpielberg and KathleenKennedySilver Linings Playbook Donna Gigliotti, BruceCohen, and JonathanGordonZero Dark Thirty MarkBoal, Kathryn Bigelow,and Megan Ellison

    Ang Lee Life of PiMichael Haneke AmourDavid O. Russell SilverLinings PlaybookSteven Spielberg LincolnBenh Zeitlin Beasts ofthe Southern Wild

    Best Actor Best Actress

    Daniel Day-Lewis Lincoln asAbraham Lincoln

    Bradley Cooper SilverLinings Playbook asPatrick "Pat Jr." Solitano

    Jennifer Lawrence SilverLinings Playbook as TiffanyMaxwell

    Jessica Chastain ZeroDark Thirty as Maya

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  • Michael Haneke, BestForeign Language Filmwinner

    Mychael Danna, BestOriginal Score winner

    Adele, Best OriginalSong co-winner

    Hugh Jackman LesMisrables as JeanValjeanJoaquin Phoenix TheMaster as Freddie QuellDenzel Washington Flight as William "Whip"Whitaker

    Emmanuelle Riva Amour as Anne LaurentQuvenzhan Wallis Beasts of the SouthernWild as HushpuppyNaomi Watts TheImpossible as MariaBennett

    Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress

    Christoph Waltz DjangoUnchained as Dr. King Schultz

    Alan Arkin Argo asLester SiegelRobert De Niro SilverLinings Playbook asPatrizio "Pat Sr," SolitanoPhilip Seymour Hoffman The Master as LancasterDoddTommy Lee Jones Lincoln as ThaddeusStevens

    Anne Hathaway LesMisrables as Fantine

    Amy Adams TheMaster as Peggy DoddSally Field Lincoln asMary Todd LincolnHelen Hunt TheSessions as CherylCohen-GreeneJacki Weaver SilverLinings Playbook asDolores Solitano

    Best Original Screenplay Best Adapted Screenplay

    Django Unchained QuentinTarantino

    Amour Michael HanekeFlight John GatinsMoonrise Kingdom WesAnderson and RomanCoppolaZero Dark Thirty MarkBoal

    Argo Chris Terrio from TheMaster of Disguise by AntonioJ. Mendez & The Great Escapeby Joshuah Bearman

    Beasts of the SouthernWild Lucy Alibar andBenh Zeitlin from Juicyand Delicious by LucyAlibarLife of Pi David Mageefrom Life of Pi by YannMartelLincoln Tony Kushner

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  • from Team of Rivals: ThePolitical Genius ofAbraham Lincoln byDoris Kearns GoodwinSilver Linings Playbook David O. Russell fromThe Silver LiningsPlaybook by MatthewQuick

    Best Animated Feature Best Foreign Language Film

    Brave Mark Andrews andBrenda Chapman

    Frankenweenie TimBurtonParaNorman Sam Felland Chris ButlerThe Pirates! Band ofMisfits Peter LordWreck-It Ralph RichMoore

    Amour (Austria) in French Michael Haneke

    Kon-Tiki (Norway) inEnglish and Norwegian Joachim Rnning andEspen SandbergNo (Chile) in Spanish Pablo LarranA Royal Affair (Denmark)in Danish Nikolaj ArcelWar Witch (Canada) inFrench Kim Nguyen

    Best Documentary Feature Best Documentary Short Subject

    Searching for Sugar Man Malik Bendjelloul and SimonChinn

    5 Broken Cameras Emad Burnat and GuyDavidiThe Gatekeepers DrorMoreh, PhilippaKowarsky, and EstelleFialonHow to Survive a Plague David France andHoward Gertler

    Inocente Sean Fine andAndrea Nix Fine

    Kings Point Sari Gilmanand Jedd WiderMondays at Racine Cynthia Wade and RobinHonanOpen Heart KiefDavidson and CoriShepherd SternRedemption Jon Alpertand Matthew O'Neill

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  • The Invisible War KirbyDick and Amy Ziering

    Best Live Action Short Film Best Animated Short Film

    Curfew Shawn ChristensenAsad Bryan Buckleyand Mino JarjouraBuzkashi Boys SamFrench and Ariel NasrDeath of a Shadow (DoodVan Een Schaduw) TomVan Avermaet and EllenDe WaeleHenry Yan England

    Paperman John KahrsAdam and Dog MinkyuLeeFresh Guacamole PESHead over Heels Timothy Reckart andFodhla Cronin O'ReillyThe Longest Daycare David Silverman

    Best Original Score Best Original Song

    Life of Pi Mychael DannaAnna Karenina DarioMarianell