‘Argo’ wins best picture in 85th Academy Awards

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Actor Jack Nicholson, left, presents the the award for best picture to producer/director Ben Affleck for “Argo” during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

LOS ANGELES — Ben Affleck’s Iran rescue thriller “Argo” has won best picture from the Academy Awards.

It’s the first best picture winner not to be nominated for best director since 1989’s “Driving Miss Daisy.” But despite the omission of Affleck — or perhaps buoyed by it — “Argo” emerged as the Oscar favorite, winning top honors from the directors, producers, screen actors and writers guilds.

Affleck and fellow producers George Clooney and Grant Heslov accepted the award Sunday night.

Among the other eight nominees, Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” was perceived as the biggest competition to “Argo.” The other nominees were “Life of Pi,” ”Silver Linings Playbook,” ”Zero Dark Thirty,” ”Les Miserables,” ”Amour,” ”Beasts of the Southern Wild” and “Django Unchained.”

The complete list of the 85th annual Academy Award winners announced Sunday in Los Angeles:

1. Best Picture: “Argo.”

2. Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln.”

3. Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook.”

4. Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained.”

5. Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables.”

6. Directing: Ang Lee, “Life of Pi.”

7. Foreign Language Film: “Amour.”

8. Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio, “Argo.”

9. Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, “Django Unchained.”

10. Animated Feature Film: “Brave.”

11. Production Design: “Lincoln.”

12. Cinematography: “Life of Pi.”

13. Sound Mixing: “Les Miserables.”

14. Sound Editing (tie): “Skyfall,” ”Zero Dark Thirty.”

15. Original Score: “Life of Pi,” Mychael Danna.

16. Original Song: “Skyfall” from “Skyfall,” Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth.

17. Costume: “Anna Karenina.”

18. Documentary Feature: “Searching for Sugar Man.”

19. Documentary (short subject): “Inocente.”

20. Film Editing: “Argo.”

21. Makeup and Hairstyling: “Les Miserables.”

22. Animated Short Film: “Paperman.”

23. Live Action Short Film: “Curfew.”

24. Visual Effects: “Life of Pi.”

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Oscar winners previously presented this season:

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: Jeffrey Katzenberg

Honorary Award: Hal Needham

Honorary Award: D.A. Pennebaker

Honorary Award: George Stevens Jr.

Award of Merit: Cooke Optics

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KELBC2K3ZHQWVW7ZCFKZUDDSEU Marlon

    WTF!!!???

    movie with a fake ending wins best picture!!!???

    the airport chase at the end of the film did not happen along with other “exciting” scenes.

    too much fiction in this “based on a true story” movie.

    • Pong_Je

      You’re looking it on the wrong perspective.  Those things you’ve mentioned what made the movie BEST PICTURE. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-Reyes/1057708426 Matthew Reyes

       HI MARLON,

      and what are the other nominated films: DOCUMENTARIES?
      moron.

      movies are fiction.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/NCL3YKCMDHXRHSQLDU7GSVHMTM Baba Looey

      You said it… “BASED ON A TRUE STORY”.  The movie does not claim to be A 100% TRUE STORY.  Learn and understand words and their meanings and you’ll have a better life.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Reymedina-Fong/100001830895982 Reymedina Fong

    ARGO  IS   A  JOKE    A  TOTAL  JOKEEEEEEEEEEE

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-Reyes/1057708426 Matthew Reyes

       If Argo’s a joke, you are the punchline. Idiot.

  • Karabukov

    Nate Silver’s done it again. No, not really. He correctly predicted Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. He missed Best Director and Best Supporting Actor for a 67%, less than last year’s 75%. But he’s still the best at U.S. Election forecasts, I believe it was close to 100% in the last one.

    • Karabukov

      Well, it turns out that the go-to guy for showbiz awards forecasts is Tom O’Neil of Gold Derby. This year Gold Derby predicted 10 of the 11 top Oscar awards for an accuracy of 90.91%.

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