The 2013 Academy Award Winners
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The 2013 Academy Award Winners

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | February 25, 2013 | Comments ()


I don't have a lot to say about the 2013 Oscars. There wasn't a lot of spontaneity. I have no outrage for the winners (except for Brave). Seth MacFarlane's sense of humor didn't work with the Oscar crowd. The musical theme extended the show far longer than needed, and most of the speeches were tepid, name-dropping affairs, save for a few charming standouts (Ang Lee, Chris Terrio, Jennifer Lawrence, Daniel Day Lewis, and Affleck's tearful one), and not even Anne Hathaway managed to be as obnoxious as we'd all expected she'd be. How disappointing. The presenters were awkward and given terrible material to work with (save for a surprise presentation by Michelle Obama, which was neat, but not that exciting).

It was a thoroughly mediocre affair with very few surprise winners, save for Ang Lee. Otherwise, for better or worse, it was about as predictable as you can imagine. But good for Affleck, and good for Argo.

You can relive the fun parts of this year's Oscars on Courtney's hilariously outstanding live-blog, which is all that kept me awake through the last two hours. We'll have fashion coverage later. In the meantime, here are the winners in those categories you actually care about.

Best Picture


Best Director

Ang Lee, Life of Pi

Best Actor

Daniel Day Lewis, Lincoln

Best Actress

Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Supporting Actor

Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Best Supporting Actress

Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

Best Original Screenplay

Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

Best Adapted Screenplay

Chris Terrio, Argo

Best Animated Film


Best Foreign Film

Amour, Austria

Best Documentary

Searching for Sugar Man

Best Score

Life of Pi

Best Original Song

"Skyfall," by Adele

Best Cinematography

Life of Pi

Liveblogging the 2013 Academy Awards | Jimmy Kimmel's "Movie: The Movie" Sequel and the Dapper and Charming, Charming Potato

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