We bring you all the winners from the 85th Oscars
The 85th Academy Awards, or Oscars as they are now officially known, took place tonight at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Movies.ie stayed up all night to bring you all the winners on the night. Life of Pi took the most awards on the night, but didn’t sweep the board in the big five awards. Keep reading to find out who won.
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane took over hosting duties at the ceremony, and presented a show that, for the first time, had a theme; Music at the Movies. MacFarlane poked fun at Tommy Lee Jones’s grumpy face, the fact that Ben Affleck was not nominated for Best Director for Argo and Roman Coppola for being the sixth member of his family to be Oscar nominated, before and dancing with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Daniel Radcliffe and singing The Way You Look Tonight, while accompanied with Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron dancing spectacularly.
Former Bond Girl Halle Berry kicked off the celebration of 50 years of James Bond in Motion Pictures with a look at the sights, sounds and music of the Bond films; a very cool montage of the best of the spy we love to love. Shirley Bassey sang her famous Bond theme; Goldfinger and was rewarded with an ecstatic standing ovation from the audience.
John Travolta, star of classic musical Grease introduced a tribute to movie musicals. Catherine Zeta-Jones donned the famous bob wig and sang All That Jazz live, reprising the role of Velma Kelley, for which she won an Oscar in 2003. Jennifer Hudson took to the stage and sang And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going from Dream Girls, for which she got a standing ovation, and the illustrious cast of Les Misérables sang a selection of the songs from the movie, just to prove they could still do it live, and they earned a standing ovation for their powerful performance.
Jack Nicholson introduced Michelle Obama to help introduce the nominees for Best Picture. The First Lady appeared on a big screen and praised movies, before naming the films nominated. Michelle Obama presented the award for Best Picture to Argo, via satellite from the White House. Grant Heslov, producer, thanked George Clooney and his wife who ‘makes everything better’. Heslov also thanked Ben Affleck on behalf of himself and Geroge Clooney. Ben Affleck “I want to acknowledge Steven Spielberg, who I feel is a genius”. Affleck got incredibly excited and emotional and said he never thought he would be back on the stage 15 years after winning Best Screenplay for Good Will Hunting. Affleck also said “Everyone who worked on the movie gets thanked!”
Meryl Streep presented the award for Best Actor to Daniel Day-Lewis for his performance in Lincoln. Day-Lewis said, when accepting his award after a roaring standing ovation; “I really don’t know how any of this happened, I do know that I have received more than my fair share of good fortune in my life, and I thank the Academy for this beautiful honour. It’s funny, three years ago, before we decided to do a straight swap, I was committed to play Margaret Thatcher, and Meryl was Steven’s first choice for Lincoln. I would like to see that version”. Day-Lewis is the first actor to win the Best Actor Oscar three times.
A surprisingly funny Jean Dujardin presented the award for Best Actress to Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook, saying “If I were an actress I would be an even better actor”. Jennifer Lawerence said “This is nuts! Thank you to the Academy and thank you to the women this year. You were so magnificent and inspiring and not just those in my category. It’s been so amazing to get to know you. You’ve been so nice and you’ve made this experience so unforgettable”.
Octavia Spencer presented the award for Actor in a Supporting Role. The award went to Christoph Waltz for his role in Django Unchained, who was 2 for 2 in Tarantino films and nominations. Waltz gave respect to his fellow nominees, and his unlimited to gratitude to Quentin Tarantino; “We participated in a hero’s journey, the hero here being Quentin.”
Christopher Plummer presented the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, saying he would be delighted to have the honour of working with any of the nominees in his next thirty films. The Oscar went to Anne Hathaway for her performance in Les Misérables. Of her first Oscar win, Hathaway said “It came true! Thank you so much to the Academy for this and for nominating me with Helen Hunt, Sally Field, Amy Adams and Jacki Weaver, I look up to you all so much and it has just been such an honour. Thank you.
Jane Fonda and Michael Douglas presented the award for Best Director to Ang Lee for Life of Pi. Ang Lee got a standing ovation and said “Thank you movie god. I need to share this wilth all 3,000 people who worked with me on Life of Pi. Thank you for believing and sharing this incredible journey with me” and called Suraj Sharma – the actor who played the young Pi – a “miracle”.
Dustin Hoffman and Charlize Theron presented the award for Adapted Screenplay to Argo. Chris Tarrio shared the award with the other nominees, thanked Ben Affleck for making the film that brought him up on the stage and thanked Tony Mendez, the man whose story Argo is based on. Hoffman and Theron also presented the award for Original Screenplay to Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained. Tarantino said “I have to cast the right people to make the characters come alive, and boy this time did I do it. Thank you guys. It’s such an honour to get it this year because the writing is just fantastic. This will be a writers’ year”.
Paul Rudd and Melissa McCarthy presented the award for Animated Short Film to Paperman, the gorgeous short film that played before Wreck-It Ralph in Irish cinemas. John Kahrs thanked everyone at Disney and said “Everyone who worked on it made it so much better than I could have hoped.” Pixar’s Brave won Animated Feature Film, and director Mark Andrews accepted the award while wearing a kilt and said “Making a movie has it’s own story” before thanking pretty much everyone at Pixar, including the great John Lasseter.
Jennifer Garner and Jessica Chastain presented the statue for Foreign Language Film to Michael Haneke for Amour. No one was actually surprised, since Amour has swept the board since its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival last year. Haneke said “Thank you very much for this honour” before paying tribute to his wife of 30 years and his lead actors.
Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Hemsworth presented the award for Cinematography to Claudio Miranda for Life of Pi, who was so excited he couldn’t even speak, but he still managed to thank his crew and wife. The Avengers also Assembled to present the award for Visual Effects to Life of Pi – after hilariously bickering on stage.
Jennifer Aniston and Channing Tatum presented the award for Costume Design to Jacqueline Durran for Anna Karenina and the award for Make Up and Hair Styling to Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell for Les Misérables. Sandra Bullock presented the award for Film Editing to Argo. Daniel Radcliffe and Kristen Stewart presented the award for Production Design to Lincoln.
Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane’s creation, Ted presented the award for Best Sound Mixing to Les Misérables and Best Sound Editing to two films – unusually, there was a tie! – Zero Dark Thirty and Skyfall. The tie means that one film was three or fewer votes behind the other. There were five other ties in history and the last time, before tonight, was 1968. The cast of Chicago presented the award for Original Score to Mychael Danna for Life of Pi and Best Original Song to Paul Epworth and Adele for Skyfall. Adele thanked ‘her man’ and dissolved into tears when giving her speech.
Jamie Foxx and Kerry Washington presented the award for Live Action Short Film to Curfew and the award for Documentary Short to Innocente. Ben Affleck presented the award for Documentary Feature to Searching for Sugarman.