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Monday, 25 February 2013

List of the Oscar winners 2013

List of the 85th academy award winners or Oscar winners :
 

Best Picture

 Argo - Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney, Producers      

Film Synopsis:

When six Americans take refuge in the Canadian embassy in Tehran during the 1979 hostage crisis, U.S. government agent Tony Mendez turns to Hollywood for help.  Working with a producer and a makeup artist, he devises a rescue mission that centers on the creation of a fake film production company scouting locations in Iran.



Actor (in a Leading Role) :
Daniel Day-Lewis for Movie Lincoln

Nominated Role:

Daniel Day-Lewis portrays Abraham Lincoln in the months prior to his assassination, as he works to persuade Congress to pass a Constitutional amendment that would outlaw slavery.


Actress (in a Leading Role) :
Jennifer Lawrence for movie Silver Linings Playbook

Nominated Role:

Jennifer Lawrence plays Tiffany, a troubled young widow who begins a complex relationship with a man recently released from a psychiatric facility.


Actor (in a Supporting Role)

Christoph Waltz for the movie Django Unchained

Nominated Role

Christoph Waltz portrays Dr. King Schultz, a German bounty hunter in the pre-Civil War South who buys a slave to assist him with his work.


Actress (in a Supporting Role)

Anne Hathaway for the movie Les Misérables

Nominated Role

As Fantine, Anne Hathaway plays a young mother who loses her job in a factory and struggles to find money to support her daughter.


Animated Feature Film
Brave - Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman

Film Synopsis

Merida is a high-spirited Scottish princess who resists her mother's efforts to transform her into a more ladylike young woman.  Faced with an arranged marriage she doesn't want, Merida runs away into the forest, where she encounters a witch who teaches her a dangerous spell.


Cinematography
Life of Pi - Claudio Miranda

Film Synopsis

Young Pi, the son of zookeepers in Pondicherry, India, finds the world he knows swept away when his family sells the zoo and sets sail for Canada with a few of its remaining animals.  A storm capsizes the ship and only Pi escapes, set adrift in a lifeboat that is also the refuge of an enormous Bengal tiger.



Costume Design
Anna Karenina for movie Jacqueline Durran

Film Synopsis

As the wife of a highly placed government minister, Anna Karenina occupies a secure position within the upper reaches of Russian society, although the chief source of happiness in her marriage is her eight-year-old son.  Her meeting with Count Vronsky, a handsome cavalry officer, offers Anna the passionate love her marriage is lacking, but places her at the center of a devastating scandal.



Directing
Life of Pi -  Ang Lee

Film Synopsis

Young Pi, the son of zookeepers in Pondicherry, India, finds the world he knows swept away when his family sells the zoo and sets sail for Canada with a few of its remaining animals.  A storm capsizes the ship and only Pi escapes, set adrift in a lifeboat that is also the refuge of an enormous Bengal tiger.



Documentary Feature
Searching for Sugar Man - Malik Bendjelloul and Simon Chinn

Film Synopsis

In the early 1970s, A&M released two albums by a singer-songwriter known only as Rodriguez, who dropped out of sight and was rumored to have died after the records failed to sell.  When Rodriguez unexpectedly attracted a cult following in South Africa, however, two of his ardent fans decided to track down the truth behind his disappearance from the music scene.


Documentary Short
Inocente - Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine

Film Synopsis

Fifteen-year-old Inocente, a homeless, undocumented immigrant, clings to her determination to become an artist in the face of a bleak future.

Film Editing
Argo - William Goldenberg

Film Synopsis

When six Americans take refuge in the Canadian embassy in Tehran during the 1979 hostage crisis, U.S. government agent Tony Mendez turns to Hollywood for help.  Working with a producer and a makeup artist, he devises a rescue mission that centers on the creation of a fake film production company scouting locations in Iran.



Foreign Language Film
Amour - Austria

Film Synopsis

In the final months of her life, a retired music teacher and her husband of sixty years struggle with the debilitating effects of two strokes on both her health and her quality of life.  As Georges cares for the increasingly unhappy Anne, the pair finds the nature of their life together irrevocably changed.


Makeup and Hairstyling
Les Misérables - Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell

Film Synopsis

In early 19th century France, Jean Valjean, a man imprisoned years earlier for stealing a loaf of bread, decides to break his parole following his release and assume a new identity.  Although he succeeds in building a new life for himself, the relentless pursuit of Inspector Javert threatens the security of Valjean and his adopted daughter, Cosette.



Music - Original Score                
Life of Pi - Mychael Danna

Film Synopsis

Young Pi, the son of zookeepers in Pondicherry, India, finds the world he knows swept away when his family sells the zoo and sets sail for Canada with a few of its remaining animals.  A storm capsizes the ship and only Pi escapes, set adrift in a lifeboat that is also the refuge of an enormous Bengal tiger.


Music - Original Song
"Skyfall" from Skyfall - Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth

Film Synopsis

After M's orders lead to James Bond's near-fatal shooting by a colleague, he returns to duty before he is fully recovered to track down a cyber-terrorist named Silva, a sinister figure from M's past.  Bond's efforts to protect M will force him to confront memories from his own past as Silva unleashes a wave of violence in his efforts to destroy M.


Production Design
Lincoln - Rick Carter (Production Design); Jim Erickson (Set Decoration)

Film Synopsis

With the Civil War coming to a close and the freedom granted to the slaves by the Emancipation Proclamation called into question, Abraham Lincoln seeks to pass a thirteenth amendment to the Constitution that will outlaw slavery everywhere in the United States.  Facing opposition from many quarters in Congress, Lincoln uses his vast political powers to gain allies in his fight.



Short Film - Animated    
Paperman - John Kahrs

Film Synopsis

A young man working in an office tries desperately to attract the attention of a girl in the building across the street.



Short Film - Live Action                

Curfew - Shawn Christensen

Film Synopsis

A young man on the verge of committing suicide receives a call from his sister asking him to babysit his niece.



Sound Editing

This time there is two winner for this award.

1. Skyfall - Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers

Film Synopsis

After M's orders lead to James Bond's near-fatal shooting by a colleague, he returns to duty before he is fully recovered to track down a cyber-terrorist named Silva, a sinister figure from M's past.  Bond's efforts to protect M will force him to confront memories from his own past as Silva unleashes a wave of violence in his efforts to destroy M.

2. Zero Dark Thirty - Paul N.J. Ottosson

Film Synopsis

In the aftermath of 9/11, as the trail in the hunt for Osama bin Laden seems to grow cold, a determined CIA agent begins a painstaking, decade-long search for the Al Qaeda leader.  For Maya, direct experience of terrorism steels her resolve to find bin Laden and leads her to trust her own instincts regarding the best course of investigation to pursue.



Sound Mixing
Les Misérables - Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes

Film Synopsis

In early 19th century France, Jean Valjean, a man imprisoned years earlier for stealing a loaf of bread, decides to break his parole following his release and assume a new identity.  Although he succeeds in building a new life for himself, the relentless pursuit of Inspector Javert threatens the security of Valjean and his adopted daughter, Cosette.



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

Film Synopsis

Young Pi, the son of zookeepers in Pondicherry, India, finds the world he knows swept away when his family sells the zoo and sets sail for Canada with a few of its remaining animals.  A storm capsizes the ship and only Pi escapes, set adrift in a lifeboat that is also the refuge of an enormous Bengal tiger.



Writing - Adapted Screenplay
Argo - Written by Chris Terrio

Film Synopsis

When six Americans take refuge in the Canadian embassy in Tehran during the 1979 hostage crisis, U.S. government agent Tony Mendez turns to Hollywood for help.  Working with a producer and a makeup artist, he devises a rescue mission that centers on the creation of a fake film production company scouting locations in Iran.

Writing - Original Screenplay
Django Unchained Written by Quentin Tarantino

Film Synopsis

German bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz buys a slave named Django and promises him his freedom once he has helped Schultz track down the criminals he is seeking.  But Django has a wife who was sold off years ago, and his partnership with Schultz may offer him a chance to find her.