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HindustanTimes Sat,12 Jul 2014

Oscar notes

Robin Bansal, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, February 25, 2013
First Published: 18:00 IST(25/2/2013) | Last Updated: 01:48 IST(26/2/2013)

The 85th Academy Awards had a musical theme this year, with highlights such as singer Adele’s Oscar-winning theme song, Skyfall, which received a standing ovation, along with an Oscar trophy. Dame Shirley Bassey, Norah Jones and Barbra Streisand also performed. However, Streisand got a thundering applause, as this was her first Academy Awards performance since 1977 when she sang the winning song from A Star Is Born. Jennifer Hudson commanded the stage for And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going from Dreamgirls. The evening ended just as it started, with host Seth MacFarlane onstage. He sang a tribute to “the losers” of the Oscars with Kristin Chenoweth, calling out the nominees who went home Oscar-less.

Oscars 2013: And the award goes to
Best Picture: Ben Affleck for Argo
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Best Directing: Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Best Foreign Language Film: Amour
Best Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio, Argo
Best Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
Best Animated Feature Film: Brave
Best Production Design: Lincoln
Best Cinematography: Life of Pi
Best Sound Mixing: Les Miserables
Best Sound Editing: Skyfall, Zero Dark Thirty
Best Original Score: Life of Pi, Mychael Danna
Best Original Song: Skyfall from Skyfall, Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
Best Costume: Anna Karenina
Best Documentary Feature: Searching for Sugar Man
Best Documentary (short subject): Inocente
Best Film Editing: Argo
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Les Miserables
Best Animated Short Film: Paperman
Best Live Action Short Film: Curfew
Best Visual Effects: Life of Pi

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