Argo named Best Picture of the Year at Oscars

Argo director Ben Affleck accepts the Oscar for Best Movie onstage at the 85th Annual Academy Awards.
Argo director Ben Affleck accepts the Oscar for Best Movie onstage at the 85th Annual Academy Awards. Robyn Beck/AFP

AUSTRALIA'S three Oscars hopefuls went home empty handed today.

Hugh Jackman, Jacki Weaver and Naomi Watts fell short in their respective, tightly contested categories.

It was little surprise Jackman lost out to Lincoln star Daniel Day-Lewis, and his Les Miserables co-star Anne Hathaway was shoe-in to win Supporting Actress over Weaver.

Argo was the big winner of the night, taking home gold statuettes for Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay and Film Editing.

Director, producer and actor Ben Affleck was moved to tears during his acceptance speech, during which he thanked those in Hollywood who helped him get a leg up in the industry.

Ang Lee was the surprise winner for Directing, pipping favourite Steven Spielberg at the post.

The bookies were also on the money in most of the categories, with Christoph Waltz winning Supporting Actor and Amour winning Foreign Language Feature.

Quentin Tarantino won Original Screenplay for Django Unchained, which star Waltz described as poetry in his acceptance speech.

The full list of 2013 Oscars winners:

Best Picture

Amour - Margaret Menegoz, Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka and Michael Katz, Producers

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

Beasts of the Southern Wild - Dan Janvey, Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald, Producers

Django Unchained - Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone, Producers

Les Misérables - Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward and Cameron Mackintosh, Producers

Life of Pi - Gil Netter, Ang Lee and David Womark, Producers

Lincoln - Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers

Silver Linings Playbook - Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen and Jonathan Gordon, Producers

Zero Dark Thirty - Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow and Megan Ellison, Producers


Actor in a Lead Role

Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook

Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln

Hugh Jackman in Les Misérables

Joaquin Phoenix in The Master

Denzel Washington in Flight


Actor in a Supporting Role

Alan Arkin in Argo

Robert De Niro in Silver Linings Playbook

Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Master

Tommy Lee Jones in Lincoln

Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained


Actress in a Lead Role

Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty

Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook

Emmanuelle Riva in Amour

Quvenzhané Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild

Naomi Watts in The Impossible


Actress in a Supporting Role

Amy Adams in The Master

Sally Field in Lincoln

Anne Hathaway in Les Misérables

Helen Hunt in The Sessions

Jacki Weaver in Silver Linings Playbook


Animated Feature Film

Brave - Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman

Frankenweenie - Tim Burton

ParaNorman - Sam Fell and Chris Butler

The Pirates! Band of Misfits - Peter Lord

Wreck-It Ralph - Rich Moore



Anna Karenina - Seamus McGarvey

Django Unchained - Robert Richardson

Life of Pi - Claudio Miranda

Lincoln - Janusz Kaminski

Skyfall - Roger Deakins


Costume Design

Anna Karenina - Jacqueline Durran

Les Misérables - Paco Delgado

Lincoln - Joanna Johnston

Mirror Mirror - Eiko Ishioka

Snow White and the Huntsman - Colleen Atwood



Amour - Michael Haneke

Beasts of the Southern Wild - Benh Zeitlin

Life of Pi - Ang Lee

Lincoln - Steven Spielberg

Silver Linings Playbook - David O. Russell


Documentary Feature

5 Broken Cameras - Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi

The Gatekeepers - Dror Moreh, Philippa Kowarsky and Estelle Fialon

How to Survive a Plague - David France and Howard Gertler

The Invisible War - Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering

Searching for Sugar Man - Malik Bendjelloul and Simon Chinn


Documentary Short Subject

Inocente - Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine

Kings Point - Sari Gilman and Jedd Wider

Mondays at Racine - Cynthia Wade and Robin Honan

Open Heart - Kief Davidson and Cori Shepherd Stern

Redemption - Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill


Film editing

Argo - William Goldenberg

Life of Pi - Tim Squyres

Lincoln - Michael Kahn

Silver Linings Playbook - Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers

Zero Dark Thirty - Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg


Foreign Language Film

Amour - Austria

Kon-Tiki - Norway

No - Chile

A Royal Affair - Denmark

War Witch - Canada


Makeup and Hairstyling

Hitchcock - Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane

Les Misérables - Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell


Music (original score)

Anna Karenina - Dario Marianelli

Argo - Alexandre Desplat

Life of Pi - Mychael Danna

Lincoln - John Williams

Skyfall - Thomas Newman

Music (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 Miserables - Music by Claude-Michel Schonberg, Lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil

Production Design

Anna Karenina
Production Design: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Production Design: Dan Hennah; Set Decoration: Ra Vincent and Simon Bright

Les Misérables
Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Anna Lynch-Robinson

Life of Pi
Production Design: David Gropman; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock

Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Jim Erickson 


Short Film Animated

Adam and Dog - Minkyu Lee

Fresh Guacamole - PES

Head over Heels - Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly

Maggie Simpson in The Longest Daycare - David Silverman

Paperman - John Kahrs


Short Film (live action)

Asad - Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura

Buzkashi Boys - Sam French and Ariel Nasr

Curfew - Shawn Christensen

Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw) - Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele

Henry - Yan England


Sound Editing

Argo - Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn

Django Unchained - Wylie Stateman

Life of Pi - Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton

Skyfall - Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers

Zero Dark Thirty - Paul N.J. Ottosson


Sound Mixing

Argo - John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia

Les Misérables - Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes

Life of Pi - Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kunin

Lincoln - Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins

Skyfall - Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson


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

Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill

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


Writing (adapted screenplay)

Argo - Screenplay by Chris Terrio

Beasts of the Southern Wild - Screenplay by Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin

Life of Pi - Screenplay by David Magee

Lincoln - Screenplay by Tony Kushner

Silver Linings Playbook - Screenplay by David O. Russell


Writing (original screenplay)

Amour - Written by Michael Haneke

Django Unchained - Written by Quentin Tarantino

Flight - Written by John Gatins

Moonrise Kingdom - Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola

Zero Dark Thirty - Written by Mark Boal

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