Argo wins Best Picture at the 85th Oscars

Jorge Neri

This year’s 85th Oscars did not disappoint with its memorable performances by Adele and the cast of Les Misérables, plus the comedic touch of host Seth McFarlane. The prestigious ceremony awarded the best films of 2012 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.

The film “Argo,” which depicts the story of six Americans during the Iran hostage crisis, took three Oscars, for best Writing Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing and Best Picture. First lady Michelle Obama presented the Best Picture award.

Daniel Day-Lewis won Best Actor for his performance in “Lincoln,” for his role as Abraham Lincoln. Jennifer Lawrence won the Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in “Silver Linings Playbook,” and Christopher Waltz won Best Supporting Actor for his performance in “Django Unchanged.”

“Life of Pi,” directed by Ang Lee, tied with Argo with also three Oscar wins for Best Music Original score, Cinematography, and Directing.

Les Misérables followed with two Oscars, one for best Makeup and Hairstyling and the other for Sound Mixing, and Anne Hathaway won Best Supporting Actress for her performance in “Les Misérables”.

“Inocente,” a short documentary about an undocumented migrant that became an artist won for Best Short Documentary.

Quvenzhane Wallis, was the youngest nominee for an Oscar. The nine-year-old was nominated for Best Actress for her performance in the film “Beasts of the Southern Wild.”

Some of the performances were Adele’s “Skyfall” which won an Oscar for best original song, “Suddenly” by the cast of “Les Misérables” and Seth McFarlane’s “We Saw your Boobs” song.

Other Oscar wins were “Brave” for Best-Animated Film, “Searching for Sugar Man” for Best Documentary, “Amour” for Best Foreign Language film, and “Paperman” for Best Short Animated Film.