Best Picture: “Argo”
The thriller, based on a true story, tells the CIA mission to rescue six U.S. diplomats in Iran after the 1979 Islamic revolution, under the cover of a fake Hollywood movie.
Best Director: Ang Lee
Taiwanese director won the Best Director award for “Life of Pi”, beating Michael Haneke (“Amour”), David O. Russell (“Silver Linings Playbook”), Steven Spielberg (“Lincoln”), and Benh Zeitlin (“Beasts of the Southern Wild “).
“Life of Pi” is based on the novel by Yann Martel, and is starred by Suraj Sharma and Shravanthi Sainath. The film was the star of the first half of the awards Oscars ceremony in which it won awards in 4 of the 11 categories.
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis, 55 year old British actor won the Oscar for Best Actor for his roll as U.S. president Abraham Lincoln in “Lincoln”, becoming the first man to conquer the trophy for the third time.
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence
Lawrence, 22, won her first Oscar award after winning Best Actress at the 85th edition of the Academy Awards in Hollywood thanks to her roll on “Silver Linings Playbook”.
Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor:
There were no surprises in the victory of Anne Hathaway as Best Supporting Actress for “Les Misérables”, while Christoph Waltz won the equivalent award in the male category for “Django Unchained” from Quentin Tarantino.
Best Cinematography: “Life of Pi”
The primary Latin victory was given to Chilean Claudio Miranda, who got the first Oscar of his career as a cinematographer for her work in “Life of Pi”.
Best Original Song: “Skyfall”, Adele
During the gala, the British singer sang the famous song of 007, “Skyfall”, same track that allowed her the nomination and later the Oscar award for Best Original Song.
Best Foreign Film: “Amour”
An emotional story about an octogenarian couple directed by Austrian Michael Haneke. Life goes quiet for Georges and Anne, an upper class Parisian couple, when the disease strikes the old woman and gradually but inexorably dominates her.