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Annual Academy Awards


Format: 2 2DVD-R (VHS-Transfer)

Date: February 24, 2013

Total Time: 1 h 21 m, 1 h 32 m

Venue: Dolby Theater in Hollywood, LA

Host: Seth MacFarlane

John Williams
Nominattion for Best Score:

Best Picture: Argo

Seth MacFarlane

William Shatner

Shirley Bassey

Les Misérables


Barbra Streisand

Michael Douglas and Jane Fonda

Jack Nicholson

Michelle Obama

Amour -- Margaret Menegoz, Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka and Michael Katz, Producers
*    Argo -- Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney, Producers
Beasts of the Southern Wild -- Dan Janvey, Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald, Producers
Django Unchained -- Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone, Producers
Les Misérables -- Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward and Cameron Mackintosh, Producers
Life of Pi -- Gil Netter, Ang Lee and David Womark, Producers
Lincoln -- Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers
Silver Linings Playbook -- Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen and Jonathan Gordon, Producers
Zero Dark Thirty -- Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow and Megan Ellison, Producers

Amour -- Michael Haneke
Beasts of the Southern Wild -- Benh Zeitlin
*  Life of Pi -- Ang Lee
Lincoln -- Steven Spielberg
Silver Linings Playbook -- David O. Russell

Bradley Cooper -- Silver Linings Playbook {"Pat"}
*    Daniel Day-Lewis -- Lincoln {"Abraham Lincoln"}
Hugh Jackman -- Les Misérables {"Jean Valjean"}
Joaquin Phoenix -- The Master {"Freddie Quell"}
Denzel Washington -- Flight {"Whip Whitaker"}

Alan Arkin -- Argo {"Lester Siegel"}
Robert De Niro -- Silver Linings Playbook {"Pat Sr."}
Philip Seymour Hoffman -- The Master {"Lancaster Dodd"}
Tommy Lee Jones -- Lincoln {"Thaddeus Stevens"}
*    Christoph Waltz -- Django Unchained {"Dr. King Schultz"}

Jessica Chastain -- Zero Dark Thirty {"Maya"}
*  Jennifer Lawrence -- Silver Linings Playbook {"Tiffany"}
Emmanuelle Riva -- Amour {"Anne"}
Quvenzhané Wallis -- Beasts of the Southern Wild {"Hushpuppy"}
Naomi Watts -- The Impossible {"Maria"}

Amy Adams -- The Master {"Peggy Dodd"}
Sally Field -- Lincoln {"Mary Todd Lincoln"}
*    Anne Hathaway -- Les Misérables {"Fantine"}
Helen Hunt -- The Sessions {"Cheryl"}
Jacki Weaver -- Silver Linings Playbook {"Dolores"}

*  Brave -- Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
Frankenweenie -- Tim Burton
ParaNorman -- Sam Fell and Chris Butler
The Pirates! Band of Misfits -- Peter Lord
Wreck-It Ralph -- Rich Moore

Anna Karenina -- Production Design: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey -- Production Design: Dan Hennah; Set Decoration: Ra Vincent and Simon Bright
Les Misérables -- Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Anna Lynch-Robinson
Life of Pi -- Production Design: David Gropman; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
*  Lincoln -- Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Jim Erickson

Anna Karenina -- Seamus McGarvey
Django Unchained -- Robert Richardson
*  Life of Pi -- Claudio Miranda
Lincoln -- Janusz Kaminski
Skyfall -- Roger Deakins

*  Anna Karenina -- Jacqueline Durran
Les Misérables -- Paco Delgado
Lincoln -- Joanna Johnston
Mirror Mirror -- Eiko Ishioka
Snow White and the Huntsman -- Colleen Atwood

5 Broken Cameras -- Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi
The Gatekeepers -- Dror Moreh, Philippa Kowarsky and Estelle Fialon
How to Survive a Plague -- David France and Howard Gertler
The Invisible War -- Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering
Searching for Sugar Man -- Malik Bendjelloul and Simon Chinn

DOCUMENTARY (Short Subject)
*  Inocente -- Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine
Kings Point -- Sari Gilman and Jedd Wider
Mondays at Racine -- Cynthia Wade and Robin Honan
Open Heart -- Kief Davidson and Cori Shepherd Stern
Redemption -- Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill

*  Argo -- William Goldenberg
Life of Pi -- Tim Squyres
Lincoln -- Michael Kahn
Silver Linings Playbook -- Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers
Zero Dark Thirty -- Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg

*  Amour -- Austria
Kon-Tiki -- Norway
No -- Chile
A Royal Affair -- Denmark
War Witch -- Canada

*  To Hal Needham, an innovator, mentor, and master technician who elevated his craft to an art and made the impossible look easy.
*    To D.A. Pennebaker, who redefined the language of film and taught a generation of filmmakers to look to reality for inspiration.
*  To George Stevens, Jr., a tireless champion of the arts in America and especially that most American of arts: the Hollywood film.

*  Jeffrey Katzenberg

Hitchcock -- Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey -- Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane
*  Les Misérables -- Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell

MUSIC (Original Score)
Anna Karenina -- Dario Marianelli
Argo -- Alexandre Desplat
*  Life of Pi -- Mychael Danna
Lincoln -- John Williams
Skyfall -- Thomas Newman

MUSIC (Original Song)
"Before My Time" from Chasing Ice -- Music and Lyric by J. Ralph
"Everybody Needs A Best Friend" from Ted -- Music by Walter Murphy; Lyric by Seth MacFarlane
"Pi's Lullaby" from Life of Pi -- Music by Mychael Danna; Lyric by Bombay Jayashri
*  "Skyfall" from Skyfall -- Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
"Suddenly" from Les Misérables -- Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil

SHORT FILM (Animated)
Adam and Dog -- Minkyu Lee
Fresh Guacamole -- PES
Head over Heels -- Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly
Maggie Simpson in "The Longest Daycare" -- David Silverman
*  Paperman -- John Kahrs

SHORT FILM (Live Action)
Asad -- Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura
Buzkashi Boys -- Sam French and Ariel Nasr
*  Curfew -- Shawn Christensen
Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw) -- Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele
Henry -- Yan England

Argo -- John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia
*  Les Misérables -- Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes
Life of Pi -- Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kunin
Lincoln -- Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins
Skyfall -- Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson

Argo -- Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn
Django Unchained -- Wylie Stateman
Life of Pi -- Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton
*  Skyfall -- Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers
[NOTE: A tie. The other winning film in this category was Zero Dark Thirty.]
*   Zero Dark Thirty -- Paul N.J. Ottosson
[NOTE: A tie. The other winning film in this category was Skyfall.]

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey -- Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R. Christopher White
*  Life of Pi -- Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott
Marvel's The Avengers -- Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick
Prometheus -- Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill
Snow White and the Huntsman -- Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson

WRITING (Adapted Screenplay)
*  Argo -- Screenplay by Chris Terrio
Beasts of the Southern Wild -- Screenplay by Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin
Life of Pi -- Screenplay by David Magee
Lincoln -- Screenplay by Tony Kushner
Silver Linings Playbook -- Screenplay by David O. Russell

WRITING (Original Screenplay)
Amour -- Written by Michael Haneke
*    Django Unchained -- Written by Quentin Tarantino
Flight -- Written by John Gatins
Moonrise Kingdom -- Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola
Zero Dark Thirty -- Written by Mark Boal

*  To COOKE OPTICS LIMITED for their continuing innovation in the design, development and manufacture of advanced camera lenses that have helped define the look of motion pictures over the last century. Since their first series of motion picture lenses, Cooke Optics has continued to create optical innovations decade after decade. Producing what is commonly referred to as the "Cooke Look," these lenses have often been the lens of choice for creative cinematographers worldwide. [Lenses and Filters]

*  To Bill Taylor in appreciation for outstanding service and dedication in upholding the high standards of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)
*  To SIMON CLUTTERBUCK, JAMES JACOBS and DR. RICHARD DORLING for the development of the Tissue Physically-Based Character Simulation Framework. This framework faithfully and robustly simulates the effects of anatomical structures underlying a character's skin. The resulting dynamic and secondary motions provide a new level of realism to computer-generated creatures. [Digital Imaging Technology]
*  To DR. PHILIP McLAUCHLAN, ALLAN JAENICKE, JOHN-PAUL SMITH and ROSS SHAIN for the creation of the Mocha planar tracking and rotoscoping software at Imagineer Systems Ltd. Mocha provides robust planar-tracking even when there are no clearly defined points in the image. Its effectiveness, ease of use, and ability to exchange rotoscoping data with other image processing tools have resulted in widespread adoption of the software in the visual effects industry. [Digital Imaging Technology]
*   To JOE MURTHA, WILLIAM FREDERICK and JIM MARKLAND of Anton/Bauer, Inc. for the design and creation of the CINE VCLX Portable Power System. The CINE VCLX provides extended run-times and flexibility, allowing users to power cameras and other supplementary equipment required for production. This high-capacity battery system is also matched to the high-demand, always-on digital cinema cameras. [Systems]

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AWARD (Technical Achievement Award)
*  To J.P. LEWIS, MATT CORDNER and NICKSON FONG for the invention and publication of the Pose Space Deformation technique. Pose Space Deformation (PSD) introduced the use of novel sparse data interpolation techniques to the task of shape interpolation. The controllability and ease of achieving artistic intent have led to PSD being a foundational technique in the creation of computer-generated characters. [Digital Imaging Technology]
*  To LAWRENCE KESTELOOT, DREW OLBRICH and DANIEL WEXLER for the creation of the Light system for computer graphics lighting at PDI/DreamWorks. Virtually unchanged from its original incarnation over 15 years ago, Light is still in continuous use due to its emphasis on interactive responsiveness, final-quality interactive render preview, scalable architecture and powerful user-configurable spreadsheet interface. [Digital Imaging Technology]
*    To STEVE LaVIETES, BRIAN HALL and JEREMY SELAN for the creation of the Katana computer graphics scene management and lighting software at Sony Pictures Imageworks. Katana's unique design, featuring a deferred evaluation procedural node-graph, provides a highly efficient lighting and rendering workflow. It allows artists to non-destructively edit scenes too complex to fit into computer memory, at scales ranging from a single object up to an entire detailed city. [Digital Imaging Technology]
*    To THEODORE KIM, NILS THUEREY, DR. MARKUS GROSS and DOUG JAMES for the invention, publication and dissemination of Wavelet Turbulence software. This technique allowed for fast, art-directable creation of highly detailed gas simulation, making it easier for the artist to control the appearance of these effects in the final image. [Digital Imaging Technology]
*    To RICHARD MALL for the design and development of the Matthews Max Menace Arm. Highly sophisticated and well-engineered, the Max Menace Arm is a safe and adjustable device that allows rapid, precise positioning of lighting fixtures, cameras or accessories. On-set or on location, this compact and highly portable structure is often used where access is limited due to restrictions on attaching equipment to existing surfaces. [Stage Operations]

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