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Oscar Winners: 'Argo' Takes Best Picture

Oscar Winners: 'Argo' Takes Best Picture
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In the end, Ben Affleck's snub didn't matter. "Argo" made history by being one of only five films to win best picture at the Academy Awards without a corresponding best director nomination. Best director ended up going to Ang Lee for "Life of Pi," whose film topped the night overall with four wins total. "Argo" took three, with Chris Terrio winning best adapted screenplay and William Goldenberg winning best editing. 

Other winners included Daniel Day-Lewis for best actor for "Lincoln," Jennifer Lawrence for best actress for "Silver Linings Playbook," Christoph Waltz for best supporting actor for "Django Unchained," and Anne Hathaway for best supporting actress for "Les Misérables." Quentin Tarantino won original screenplay for "Django," bringing that film's total wins to two. It's hard to remember a recent year where awards were so evenly distributed. "Argo" and "Les Misérables" each took three awards, while "Django," "Lincoln," and "Skyfall" all took two.

Looking over our predictions posted Thursday, we correctly predicted 22 out of 24 categories. (Well, 21.5 thanks to the tie.) We picked "Wreck-It Ralph" for animated feature, which went to "Brave," and "Life of Pi" for production design, which went to "Lincoln."

A full list of winners follows. 

Best Picture

Best Director
Ang Lee, "Life of Pi" 

Best Actress
Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"

Best Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln" 

Best Adapted Screenplay
Chris Terrio, "Argo" 

Best Original Screenplay
Quentin Tarantino, "Django Unchained" 

Best Supporting Actor
Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained." 

Best Animated Short

Best Animated Film

Best Cinematography
Claudio Mirando, "Life of Pi"

Best Visual Effects
"Life of Pi"

Best Costume Design
"Anna Karenina" 

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
"Les Misérables" 

Best Live Action Short Film

Best Documenatry Short

Best Foreign Language Film

Best Sound Mixing
"Les Misérables"

Best Sound Editing
"Zero Dark Thirty" and "Skyfall"

Best Supporting Actress
Anne Hathaway, "Les Misérables"

Best Film Editing 
William Goldenberg, "Argo"

Best Production Design

Best Original Score
"Life of Pi" 

Best Original Song

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