Anne Hathaway, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence, "Argo" and More Win 2013 Academy Awards
By Michael Gioia
The 85th Academy Awards, hosted by Seth MacFarlane — and dedicated to music in film — were presented Feb. 24 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center. The evening featured performances from the cast of "Les Misérables," Barbra Streisand and more.
"Les Misérables," the starry film adaptation of the award-winning musical of the same name, took home three awards. Anne Hathaway was awarded Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance as the ill-fated Fantine, and the film took home awards for Makeup and Hairstyling, and Sound Mixing.
Also taking home top honors at the 2013 awards ceremony were "Argo" (Best Picture), Daniel Day-Lewis (Best Actor for "Lincoln"), Jennifer Lawrence (Best Actress for "Silver Linings Playbook"), Christoph Waltz (Best Actor in a Supporting Role for "Django Unchained") and Ang Lee (Best Direction for "Life of Pi").
Performances included an opening number featuring host MacFarlane alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Joseph Gordon-Levitt; a ballroom-style dance with Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron to "The Way You Look Tonight"; Dame Shirley Bassey singing "Goldfinger"; a tribute to the resurgence of movie musicals over the past decade, including "All That Jazz" with Catherine Zeta-Jones, "And I Am Telling You" with Jennifer Hudson and "One Day More" with the cast of "Les Misérables"; Adele's "Skyfall"; a tribute to the late Marvin Hamlisch, featuring Barbra Streisand; and "Everybody Needs a Best Friend," featuring Nora Jones.
Presenters included Jennifer Aniston, Michael Douglas, Jamie Foxx, Paul Rudd, Salma Hayek Pinault, Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson, John Travolta, Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Mark Wahlberg, Ted and "Marvel's The Avengers" cast members Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo; returning 2011 Oscar winners Jean Dujardin, Christopher Plummer, Octavia Spencer and Meryl Streep; "Chicago" cast members Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, Renée Zellweger and Zeta-Jones; and special guests Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Radcliffe, Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron.
The broadcast concluded with a performance by Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth and Oscar host McFarlane.
Here's a list of the 2013 Academy Award winners (winners names are in bold preceded by an asterisk):
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Best Original Song
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Animated Feature Film
Makeup and Hairstyling
Music – Original Score
For more information and a complete list of winners, visit Oscar.com.
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