'Argo' Wins Best Picture, 'Life of Pi' Most Awarded At Academy Awards
The 85th Academy Awards saw Ben Affleck’s Argo take home the Best Picture Oscar, and Life of Pi win four awards.
After Seth MacFarlane’s opening act, which in turns catered to his legion of admirers and to the room of Hollywood's elite that was before him, the Oscars commenced. The acting categories were without a surprising result as Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained) and Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables) accepted awards for their supporting roles, while Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) and Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln) won for their leading parts. In the absence of Affleck on the ballot for director, Ang Lee (Life of Pi) won his second Oscar in the category. Argo, after collecting Oscars for film editing and adapted screenplay, earned the night’s final award.
With the theme of the night being “music in film,” the ceremony included several memorable musical acts. Catherine Zeta-Jones performed "All That Jazz" from Chicago, Jennifer Hudson performed Dreamgirls’ “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going" and the cast of Les Miserables performed a medley from their Oscar-nominated film. Dame Shirely Bassey sang “Goldfinger,” before Adele took to the stage to perform the latest hit Bond song, Best Original Song winner “Skyfall.” Nora Jones performed "Everybody Needs a Best Friend" from Ted. And the iconic Barbra Streisand sang “The Way We Were,” honoring those that Hollywood has lost in the last year.
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