The 85th Academy Awards (also known as the 2013 Oscars) were handed out on Sunday 24 February 2013.
Seth MacFarlane hosted the ceremony to pass out the statuettes, and it was a fairly even split this year.
Steven Spielberg’s stately presidential biopic Lincoln lead the pack with 12 nominations. Ang Lee’s triumphant attempt to film the ‘unfilmable’ for Life Of Pi earned him another Best Director nominations, one of the adaptation’s 11 nods.
Close behind in the nomination stakes are Les Misérables and Silver Linings Playbook, with eight noms apiece, and Argo with seven.
The real story behind this year’s Oscars has revolved around Ben Affleck and Argo: Affleck failed to receive a nomination as a director, but despite that snub, Argo went on to take home Best Picture, the first Best Picture to win without receiving a director nomination since Driving Miss Daisy at the 1990 ceremony.
Daniel Day-Lewis was odds-on favourite to become the first actor to bag to three Best Actor statuettes, and he achieved that mighty feat. Anne Hathaway was seen as a shoo-in for Supporting Actress after her celebrated turn in Les Mis, and she collected that award as expected. This year’s Best Actress category features its oldest (Emmanuelle Riva) and youngest (Quvenzhané Wallis) ever nominees, though Jennifer Lawrence was the recipient on the night.
In terms of numbers, Life Of Pi was top of the table with four awards, while Argo and Les Misérables scooped three each, and Django Unchained, Lincoln and Life Of Pi each took home two.
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