The Winners of the 85th Academy Awards

The Winners of the 85th Academy Awards

1 By Zach Kircher

In case you missed the show, here is the complete list of winners at the 85th Academy Awards ceremony. Ben Affleck’s Argo took home the top prize.


The 85th Academy Awards brought us a lot of surprises, shocks and disappointments this year with the awards that were handed out. However, just in case you missed the show, here is a complete list of the people who took home naked golden men.


Best Picture: Argo


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Best Director: Ang Lee for Life of Pi

Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln (Lincoln)


The Winners of the 85th Academy Awards - Lincoln Daniel Day Lewis



Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence as Tiffany Maxwell (Silver Linings Playbook)


The Winners of the 85th Academy Awards - Jennifer Lawrence



Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz as Dr. King Schultz (Django Unchained)

Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway as Fantine (Les Miserables)


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Best Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained

Best Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio for Argo

Best Original Score: Mychael Danna for Life of Pi

Best Original Song: Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth for “Skyfall” (Skyfall)

Best Animated Film: Brave by Pixar Animation Studios (Directors – Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman)


The Winners of the 85th Academy Awards - Pixar Brave



Best Animated Short: Paperman by Walt Disney Animation Studios (Director – John Kahrs)

Best Documentary: Searching for Sugar Man by Malik Bendjelloul and Simon Chinn

Best Documentary Short: Inocente by Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine

Best Live Action Short: Curfew by Shawn Christensen

Best Film Editing: William Goldenberg for Argo

Best Visual Effects: Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan de Boer, and Donald R. Elliott for Life of Pi

Best Cinematography: Claudio Miranda for Life of Pi

Best Sound Editing (tie): Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers for Skyfall and Paul N. J. Ottosson for Zero Dark Thirty


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Best Sound Mixing: Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, and Simon Hayes for Les Miserables

Best Production Design: Rick Carter and Jim Erickson for Lincoln

Best Makeup: Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell for Les Miserables

Best Costume Design: Jacqueline Durran for Anna Karenina


So that is the complete list of winners for the 85th Academy Awards! Which winners were you happy with, surprised by or utterly disappointed in? Whatever they may be, sound off in the comment section!

For me personally, I would have loved to see Roger Deakins win for his cinematography in Skyfall, and Wreck-It Ralph deserved the award for Best Animated Film.