After all the campaigning and controversy, the 85th Annual Academy Awards or the Oscars are over. The hard work from directors, producers, actors/actresses and everyone in between were acknowledged.
The show was airing live from The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles
The event was hosted this year by Seth McFarlane, creator of the animated hit TV show “Family Guy.” There were several movies up for Best
Picture Of The Year that were critical hits such as “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Argo,” “Django Unchained” and “Lincoln.”
The Best Picture award went to ‘Argo’ which and was directed by Ben Affleck who also starred in the movie. It was a surprise to some including Affeck, as most were anticipating “Lincoln,” “Zero Dark Thirty” or “Django Unchained” to take home the award but Argo once again solidifies Affleck’s phoenix like resurrection of his career with this film and his recent directoral success’ “The Town” and “Gone Baby Gone.”
Best director was a greatest hits of some of the last two generations most talented film makers with Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Affleck, Kathryn Bigelow and Ang Lee. With Lee in the end winning for the gorgeous “Life of Pi”
Daniel Day-Lewis took home an expected Best Actor award for his work with ‘Lincoln’, beating out some of the best actors of this generation such as Denzel Washington, Hugh Jackman, Bradley Cooper and Joaquin Phoenix.
Unanticipated was the Best Actress award going to “Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence for the movie “Silver Linings Playbook.”
The selection shocked viewers because of the expectation that Jessica Chastain’s performance in “Zero Dark Thirty” was the more critically acclaimed.
To round out the night Anne Hathaway snagged Best Supporting Actress for her role in the musical “Les Miserables” and Christoph Waltz won his second Best Supporting Actor award.