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The 85th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 2012 and took place on February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles beginning at 5:30 p.m. PST / 8:30 p.m. EST. The ceremony was the first in the Academy's 85-year history to adopt the phrase "The Oscars" as the ceremony's official name during the broadcast and marketing.[7] During the ceremony, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories. The ceremony was televised in the United States by ABC, and produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron and directed by Don Mischer.[8][9] Actor Seth MacFarlane hosted the show for the first time.[10]

In related events, the Academy held its 4th annual Governors Awards ceremony at the Grand Ballroom of the Hollywood and Highland Center on December 1, 2012.[11] On February 9, 2013, in a ceremony at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, the Academy Awards for Technical Achievement were presented by hosts Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana.[12]

Life of Pi won four awards including Best Director for Ang Lee.[13][14]Argo won three awards, including Best Picture, the fourth film to win an Academy Award for Best Picture without its director nominated.[15] Other winners included Les Misérables also with three awards, Django Unchained, Lincoln, and Skyfall with two, and Amour, Anna Karenina, Brave, Curfew, Inocente, Paperman, Searching for Sugar Man, Silver Linings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty with one. The telecast garnered more than 40 million viewers in the United States.

Winners and nominees[edit]

The nominees for the 85th Academy Awards were announced on January 10, 2013, at 5:38 a.m. PST (13:38 UTC) at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California, by Seth MacFarlane, host of the ceremony, and actress Emma Stone.[16]Lincoln received the most nominations with twelve total, and Life of Pi came in second with eleven.[17]

The winners were announced during the awards ceremony on February 24, 2013.[18]Argo was the fourth film to win Best Picture without a directing nomination, following 1927's Wings, 1932's Grand Hotel, and 1989's Driving Miss Daisy.[19] As co-producer of Argo, George Clooney became the third individual to win Oscars for both acting and producing.[20] By virtue of his nomination for Best Original Song in Ted, host Seth MacFarlane became the first person since James Franco, who was a co-host and a Best Actor nominee during the 83rd ceremony in 2011, to host the ceremony while receiving a nomination in the same year.[21][22] He was also the first singer nominee and also the first to host the show solo.[23]Silver Linings Playbook was the fourteenth film to earn nominations in all four acting categories, and the first since Reds in 1981.[24] At age 22, Best Actress winner Jennifer Lawrence became the second-youngest winner in that category.[25] With his third win for Best Lead Actor, Daniel Day-Lewis became the first three-time winner in that category.[26] He also was the sixth performer to win at least three acting Oscars.[27]Amour was the fourth film nominated[28] simultaneously for Best Picture and Best Foreign Language Film in the same year.[29] At age nine, Quvenzhané Wallis became the youngest nominee for Best Actress and the youngest female acting nominee overall.[24] Meanwhile, Emmanuelle Riva (aged 85) was the oldest nominee for Best Actress.[30] This marked the first time in Oscar history that all five nominees in an acting category (Best Supporting Actor) were all previous winners.[31]Skyfall and Zero Dark Thirty's joint win in the Best Sound Editing category was the sixth occurrence of a tie in Oscar history.[32]


Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface, and indicated with a double dagger ().[33]

Best Picture

  • Argo – Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney
    • Amour – Margaret Menegoz, Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka and Michael Katz
    • Beasts of the Southern Wild – Dan Janvey, Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald
    • Django Unchained – Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone
    • Les Misérables – Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward and Cameron Mackintosh
    • Life of Pi – Gil Netter, Ang Lee and David Womark
    • Lincoln – Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy
    • Silver Linings Playbook – Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen and Jonathan Gordon
    • Zero Dark Thirty – Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow and Megan Ellison

Best Director

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Supporting Actor

Best Supporting Actress

Best Original Screenplay

Best Adapted Screenplay

Best Animated Feature Film

Best Foreign Language Film

Best Documentary – Feature

Best Documentary – Short Subject

Best Live Action Short Film

Best Animated Short Film

Best Original Score

Best Original Song

Best Sound Editing

Best Sound Mixing

Best Production Design

Best Cinematography

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Best Costume Design

Best Film Editing

Best Visual Effects

  • Life of Pi – Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan de Boer and Donald R. Elliott

Honorary Academy Awards[edit]

The Academy held its 4th Annual Governors Awards ceremony on December 1, 2012, during which the following awards were presented.[34][35][36]

Academy Honorary Award[edit]

  • Hal Needham — An innovator, mentor, and master technician who elevated his craft to an art and made the impossible look easy.[37]
  • D. A. Pennebaker — Who redefined the language of film and taught a generation of filmmakers to look to reality for inspiration.[37]
  • George Stevens Jr. — A tireless champion of the arts in America and especially that most American of arts: the Hollywood film.[37]

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award[edit]

Films with multiple nominations and awards[edit]

Presenters and performers[edit]

The following individuals, listed in order of appearance, presented awards or performed musical numbers.[5][38][39]


Fox, CederingCedering Fox[40]Announcer for the 85th annual Academy Awards
Spencer, OctaviaOctavia SpencerPresenter of the award for Best Supporting Actor
McCarthy, MelissaMelissa McCarthy
Paul Rudd
Presenters of the awards for Best Animated Short Film and Best Animated Feature
Witherspoon, ReeseReese WitherspoonPresenter of the films Les Misérables, Life of Pi and Beasts of the Southern Wild on the Best Picture segment
Downey Jr., RobertRobert Downey Jr.
Chris Evans
Samuel L. Jackson
Jeremy Renner
Mark Ruffalo
Presenters of the awards for Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects
Aniston, JenniferJennifer Aniston
Channing Tatum
Presenters of the awards for Best Costume Design and Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Berry, HalleHalle BerryPresenter of the "Fifty Years of Bond" tribute and performance of "Goldfinger"
Foxx, JamieJamie Foxx
Kerry Washington
Presenters of the awards for Best Live Action Short Film and Best Documentary Short Subject
Neeson, LiamLiam NeesonPresenter of the films Argo, Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty on the Best Picture segment
Affleck, BenBen AffleckPresenter of the award for Best Documentary Feature
Chastain, JessicaJessica Chastain
Jennifer Garner
Presenters of the award for Best Foreign Language Film
Travolta, JohnJohn TravoltaPresenter of "Celebration of Musicals of the Last Decade" musical number
Pine, ChrisChris Pine
Zoe Saldana
Presenters of the segment of the Academy Awards for Technical Achievement and the Gordon E. Sawyer Award
Wahlberg, MarkMark Wahlberg
Presenters of the awards for Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing
Plummer, ChristopherChristopher PlummerPresenter of the award for Best Supporting Actress
Koch, HawkHawk Koch (AMPAS president)Special presentation acknowledging the creation of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
Bullock, SandraSandra BullockPresenter of the award for Best Film Editing
Lawrence, JenniferJennifer LawrenceIntroducer of the performance of Best Song nominee "Skyfall"
Kidman, NicoleNicole KidmanPresenter of the films Silver Linings Playbook, Django Unchained and Amour on the Best Picture segment
Radcliffe, DanielDaniel Radcliffe
Kristen Stewart
Presenters of the award for Best Production Design
Hayek, SalmaSalma HayekPresenter of the segment of the Honorary Academy Awards and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
Clooney, GeorgeGeorge ClooneyPresenter of In Memoriam tribute
Gere, RichardRichard Gere
Queen Latifah
Renée Zellweger
Catherine Zeta-Jones
Introducers of the performance of Best Song nominee "Everybody Needs a Best Friend" and presenters of the awards for Best Original Score and Best Original Song
Hoffman, DustinDustin Hoffman
Charlize Theron
Presenters of the awards for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Screenplay
Douglas, MichaelMichael Douglas
Jane Fonda
Presenters of the award for Best Director
Dujardin, JeanJean DujardinPresenter of the award for Best Actress
Streep, MerylMeryl StreepPresenter of the award for Best Actor
Nicholson, JackJack Nicholson
Michelle Obama
Presenters of the award for Best Picture


Ross, WilliamWilliam RossMusical arranger and conductorOrchestral
MacFarlane, SethSeth MacFarlane
Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles
Channing Tatum
Charlize Theron
Gordon-Levitt, JosephJoseph Gordon-Levitt
Daniel Radcliffe
Performers"We Saw Your Boobs" during the opening segment (MacFarlane and GMCLA)
"The Way You Look Tonight" from Swing Time(MacFarlane, Tatum and Theron)
"High Hopes" from A Hole in the Head(MacFarlane, Gordon-Levitt and Radcliffe)
"Be Our Guest" from Beauty and the Beast
Bassey, ShirleyShirley BasseyPerformer"Goldfinger" from Goldfinger during the "Fifty Years of Bond" tribute
Zeta-Jones, CatherineCatherine Zeta-JonesPerformer"All That Jazz" from Chicago
Hudson, JenniferJennifer HudsonPerformer"And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" from Dreamgirls
Barks, SamanthaSamantha Barks
Sacha Baron Cohen
Helena Bonham Carter
Russell Crowe
Anne Hathaway
Hugh Jackman
Eddie Redmayne
Amanda Seyfried
Aaron Tveit
Performers"Suddenly" and "One Day More" from Les Misérables
Adele,AdelePerformer"Skyfall" from Skyfall
Streisand, BarbraBarbra StreisandPerformer"The Way We Were" during the annual In Memoriam tribute
Jones, NorahNorah JonesPerformer"Everybody Needs a Best Friend" from Ted
MacFarlane, SethSeth MacFarlane
Chenoweth, KristinKristin Chenoweth
Performers"Here's to the Losers" during the closing credits

Ceremony information

Sean Fine, Best Documentary Short Subject co-winner
Adele, Best Original Song co-winner

Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards were announced this morning by the show’s host, Seth MacFarlane, and actress Emma Stone on Thursday, January 10. This was the first time since 1972 that an Oscar show host has participated in the nominations announcement. DreamWorks’Lincoln from Fox and Disney led with 12 nods, Fox’s Life Of Pi 11, Working Title/Universal’s Les Misérables and The Weinstein Company’s Silver Linings Playbook 8, Warner Bros’ Argo 7, MGM/Sony Pictures’ Skyfall and Sony Pictures Classics’ Amour and The Weinstein Company’s Django Unchained 5.

OSCARS: Nominations By Studio & Distributor
OSCARS: Nominations By Picture

The nominations were unveiled at a news conference at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, where hundreds of media representatives from around the world were gathered. Since the first nominations announcement in 1964, the Academy president has been joined by one or more co-announcers at the event. This year the Academy broke with tradition when MacFarlane, the Ted star and filmmaker who was named Oscar show host in October, joined Stone on Oscar nominations morning. (Charlton Heston in 1972 was the only other show host to participate in the nominations announcement.)

Related:OSCARS: Who Got Snubbed By Academy?

MacFarlane made a series of jokes that ripped Academy Awards personalities. “Congratulations to the Best Actress nominees,” he said. “Now they can stop pretending to like Harvey Weinstein.”

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24th at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide. Academy members from each of the branches vote to determine the nominees in their respective categories –- actors nominate actors, film editors nominate film editors, etc.  In the Animated Feature Film and Foreign Language Film categories, nominees are selected by vote of multi-branch screening committees. All voting members are eligible to select the Best Picture nominees.

Related:OSCARS: Reactions To Academy’s Nominations

Official screenings of all motion pictures with one or more nominations will begin for members on Saturday, January 19, at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Screenings will also be held at the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood and in London, New York and the San Francisco Bay Area. Active members of the Academy are eligible to vote for the winners in all categories.

Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards

Best motion picture of the year

  • “Amour”
    Nominees to be determined
  • “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

Performance by an actor in a leading 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

Performance by an 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

Achievement in directing

  • “Amour” Michael Haneke
  • “Beasts of the Southern Wild” Benh Zeitlin
  • “Life of Pi” Ang Lee
  • “Lincoln” Steven Spielberg
  • “Silver Linings Playbook” David O. Russell

Performance by an actress in a leading 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

Performance by an 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”

Best animated feature film of the year

  • “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

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

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

Achievement in cinematography

  • “Anna Karenina” Seamus McGarvey
  • “Django Unchained” Robert Richardson
  • “Life of Pi” Claudio Miranda
  • “Lincoln” Janusz Kaminski
  • “Skyfall” Roger Deakins

Best foreign language film of the year

  • “Amour” Austria
  • “Kon-Tiki” Norway
  • “No” Chile
  • “A Royal Affair” Denmark
  • “War Witch” Canada

Best documentary feature

  • “5 Broken Cameras”
    Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi
  • “The Gatekeepers”
    Nominees to be determined
  • “How to Survive a Plague”
    Nominees to be determined
  • “The Invisible War”
    Nominees to be determined
  • “Searching for Sugar Man”
    Nominees to be determined

Best 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

Achievement in 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

Achievement in costume design

  • “Anna Karenina” Jacqueline Durran
  • “Les Misérables” Paco Delgado
  • “Lincoln” Joanna Johnston
  • “Mirror Mirror” Eiko Ishioka
  • “Snow White and the Huntsman” Colleen Atwood

Achievement in 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

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

  • “Anna Karenina” Dario Marianelli
  • “Argo” Alexandre Desplat
  • “Life of Pi” Mychael Danna
  • “Lincoln” John Williams
  • “Skyfall” Thomas Newman

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (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 Misérables”
    Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil

Achievement in 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
  • “Lincoln”
    Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Jim Erickson

Best animated short film

  • “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

Best live action short film

  • “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

Achievement in 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

Achievement in 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

Achievement in 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
  • “Prometheus”
    Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill
  • “Snow White and the Huntsman”
    Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson