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The Oscars 2013 – as it happened

The 85th Academy Awards came upon us last night (Feb2403), bringing with it a stream of A-list stars, dazzling dresses, sharp suits and smiles so white they will bruise your eyes. But before they began handing out those little gold men, there was, of course, the red carpet. From Jessica Chastain and Bradley Cooper to Jennifer Lawrence and Ben Affleck, check out all the looks below! And the list of nominees and winners even further below…New folderNew folder1New folder2New folder3New folder5New folder6New folder7New folder8New folder9New folder10New folder11New folder12New folder13New folder14New folder15New folder16New folder17New folder18New folder19

And the list of nominees and winners below:

BEST PICTURE

Amour

Argo

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Django Unchained

Les Miserables

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty

BEST ACTOR

Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables

Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Denzel Washington, Flight

BEST ACTRESS

Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

Naomi Watts, The Impossible

Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Alan Arkin, Argo

Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook

Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Amy Adams, The Master

Sally Field, Lincoln

Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

Helen Hunt, The Sessions

Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook

BEST DIRECTOR

Michael Haneke, Amour

Ang Lee, Life of Pi

David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

Steven Spielberg, Lincoln

Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola, Moonrise Kingdom

Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty

John Gatins, Flight

Michael Haneke, Amour

Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Tony Kushner, Lincoln

David Magee, Life of Pi

David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

Chris Terrio, Argo

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Brave

Frankenweenie

ParaNorman

The Pirates! Band of Misfits

Wreck-It Ralph

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Anna Karenina, Seamus McGarvey

Django Unchained, Robert Richardson

Life of Pi, Claudio Miranda

Lincoln, Janusz Kaminski

Skyfall, Roger Deakins

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Anna Karenina, Jacqueline Durran

Les Misérables, Paco Delgado

Lincoln, Joanna Johnston

Mirror Mirror, Eiko Ishioka

Snow White and the Huntsman, Colleen Atwood

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

5 Broken Cameras

The Gatekeepers

How to Survive a Plague

The Invisible War

Searching for Sugar Man

BEST FOREIGN FILM

Amour, Austria

Kon-Tiki, Norway

No, Chile

A Royal Affair, Denmark

War Witch, Canada

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

“Before My Time” from Chasing Ice, Music and Lyric by J. Ralph

“Everybody Needs A Best Friend” from Ted, Music by Walter Murphy; Lyric by Seth MacFarlane

“Pi’s Lullaby” from Life of Pi, Music by Mychael Danna; Lyric by Bombay Jayashri

“Skyfall” from Skyfall, Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth

“Suddenly” from Les Misérables, Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R. Christopher White

Life of Pi, Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott

Marvel’s The Avengers, Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick

Prometheus, Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill

Snow White and the Huntsman, Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson.

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5 Comments

  1. Aguofia2nd

     /  February 25, 2013

    Wow…I remember the handsome Young Harry Porter and the philosopher’s stone…so cute in his younger age than now. English men…I don’t understand…them they wowo when advancing in age.
    Adele ma lady…always like her simplicity and beauty face. But by her looks, u won’t even know she’s just 24.
    Jamie Foxx & her daughter…wow. You can even pass them for husband and wife. The daughter is beautiful.
    I don’t understand Jennifer Lawrence and her wedding gown. I wonder who wan marry her there…lol.
    I so much like the styles of Hugh Jackman and wife…nice style.

    Wanna brace Oscars some day.

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  2. Aguofia2nd

     /  February 25, 2013

    Hey Walter…you didn’t even include Jennifer Lawrence did have a good fall with her gown while going to pick her award…poor gal…wished she saw this coming…would have come with a bridesmaid to help with the gown…lol.

    Reply
  3. Michael

     /  February 25, 2013

    Ah, I see Kirsten looking as unglamorous as ever. In other news, is Jeremy Renner gay?

    Reply
  4. nik

     /  February 25, 2013

    Adele, that skyfall landed you how many awards already, anne hathaway: u ladies rocked

    Reply

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