By Sunil Kumar

The Academy Awards, officially rebranded as the Oscars five days ago is one of the premier events in the global cinematic calendar. They are usually given on February 24th every year. The first ceremony was in the Hotel Roosevelt :Hollywood in 1929; the awards are synonymous with excellence. After the historical brief; here’s a snapshot of the winners.

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Visit aglaia.co.in English: The red carpet at the intersection of Hollywood and Highland during the 81st Academy Awards Ceremony. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Argo wins Best Film

Iran hostage drama “Argo” won the Oscar for Best Film, the top prize at the movie industry’s most coveted awards, beating rival “Lincoln.”

The thriller, which is based on a true story, recounts a CIA mission to rescue six American diplomats from Iran after the 1979 Islamic Revolution, under the cover of making a fake Hollywood film.

“Argo” was voted Best Film on Sunday after winning a slew of other Hollywood awards despite its director, Ben Affleck, being left off the Academy Award directing shortlist.

Jennifer Lawrence wins best actress Oscar

Jennifer Lawrence won the Oscar for best actress at the 85th Academy Awards for her performance as a headstrong young widow in “Silver Linings Playbook.”

“This is nuts,” quipped Lawrence – who got a sympathetic standing ovation after she tripped on her way up onto the stage in a Dior Couture gown – as she gripped the first Oscar of her career.

 

Daniel Day-Lewis wins Best Actor

Daniel Day-Lewis won the Best Actor Oscar on Sunday for playing US President Abraham Lincoln in “Lincoln,” becoming the first man to win the trophy three times.

Day-Lewis, 55, was favourite to win the Academy Award for his quiet, intense performance as one of America’s most respected presidents as he battled to end slavery and the US Civil War.

Early winners

Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi” and “Les Miserables” won early Oscars Sunday at a musical show where the race for the top Academy Awards was on a knife-edge between frontrunners “Argo” and “Lincoln.”

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Visit aglaia.co.in 31st Academy Awards Presentations, Pantages Theater, Hollywood, 1959 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Austrian director Michael Haneke‘s Cannes-winning “Amour” won the best foreign language film award at the 85th Academy Awards, widely seen as the most unpredictable for years.

Best supporting actor went to Austrian Christoph Waltz, who played a dentist turned bounty hunter in Quentin Tarantino’s blood-spattered spaghetti western tribute “Django Unchained.”

Midway through the show, Anne Hathaway won best supporting actress Oscar for her heart-wrenching turn in musical adaptation “Les Miserables,” which had already won best makeup/hairstyling.

 

Daniel Day-Lewis wins Best Actor

Daniel Day-Lewis won the Best Actor Oscar on Sunday for playing US President Abraham Lincoln in “Lincoln,” becoming the first man to win the trophy three times.

Day-Lewis, 55, was favourite to win the Academy Award for his quiet, intense performance as one of America’s most respected presidents as he battled to end slavery and the US Civil War.

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Early winners

Ang Lee’s India based “Life of Pi” and “Les Miserables” won early Oscars Sunday at a musical show where the race for the top Academy Awards was on a knife-edge between frontrunners “Argo” and “Lincoln.”

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Visit aglaia.co.in Quentin Tarantino at the 82nd Academy Awards, March 7, in Hollywood, Calif. Tarantino was nominated for his directorial efforts. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Austrian director Michael Haneke’s Cannes-winning “Amour” won the best foreign language film award at the 85th Academy Awards, widely seen as the most unpredictable for years.

Best supporting actor went to Austrian Christoph Waltz, who played a dentist turned bounty hunter in Quentin Tarantino’s blood-spattered spaghetti western tribute “Django Unchained.”

Midway through the show, Anne Hathaway won best supporting actress Oscar for her heart-wrenching turn in musical adaptation “Les Miserables,” which had already won best makeup/hairstyling.

 

 

 

 

 

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