After being denied a Best Actor nomination, BEN AFFLECK got a little justice when "Argo" won Best Picture at last night's Oscars. Ben fought back tears during his acceptance speech.
You can watch it here. You have to get through Jack Nicholson, Michelle Obama and one of the other "Argo" producers to get to Ben. He starts talking at the 5:07 mark.
"Argo" also won for Editing and Best Adapted Screenplay.
ANG LEE won Best Director for "Life of Pi".
JENNIFER LAWRENCE was a surprise winner for Best Actress, for "Silver Linings Playbook". DANIEL DAY-LEWIS surprised no one by winning Best Actor for "Lincoln". As you probably noticed, Jennifer FELL on her way up the stairs to pick up her award. (Check it out here, along with four other supposed "can't miss" moments from the show.)
QUENTIN TARANTINO won Best Original Screenplay for "Django Unchained", and CHRISTOPH WALTZ won a second Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in that film. (In 2010, he won for Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds".) And by the way, Tarantino was VERY humble and gracious in his acceptance speech. He basically just thanked his cast and praised all the other nominees in both the original and adapted screenplay categories.
And ANNE HATHAWAY won Best Supporting Actress for "Les Miserables".
The Complete Oscars Winners List
Best Picture: "Argo"
Best Animated Feature Film: "Brave"
Best Director: Ang Lee, "Life of Pi"
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained"
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, "Les Misérables"
Best Documentary Feature: "Searching for Sugar Man"
Best Documentary (Short Subject): "Inocente"
Best Adapted Screenplay: "Argo"
Best Original Screenplay: "Django Unchained"
Best Foreign Film: "Amour" (Austria)
Best Film Editing: "Argo"
Best Costume Design: "Anna Karenina"
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: "Les Misérables"
Best Visual Effects: "Life of Pi"
Best Sound Mixing: "Les Misérables"
Best Sound Editing: A rare TIE, between "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Skyfall".
Best Production Design: "Lincoln"
Best Cinematography: "Life of Pi"
Best Original Score: "Life of Pi"
Best Original Song: Adele's theme from "Skyfall"
Best Short Film (Animated): "Paperman"
Best Short Film (Live Action): "Curfew"
You can find videos from last night's ceremony at the Oscars website, here.
Was Seth MacFarlane a Decent Host?
Turns out SETH MACFARLANE was a pretty decent Oscar host. He didn't trot out a single "Family Guy" voice, although he did do "Ted", when the animated movie bear presented some awards with his co-star MARK WAHLBERG.
His jokes were relatively harmless. Although one of his first cracks was pretty edgy. He said, "'Django Unchained', now that was an intense film. This is the story of a man fighting to get back his woman, who's been subjected to unthinkable violence, or as CHRIS BROWN and RIHANNA call it, a date movie." (Here's video.)
He also got a mixed reaction for this one: "I would argue that the actor who got most inside Lincoln's head was John Wilkes Booth." And he quickly made a crack about how it was 150 years ago, and it's still "too soon."
MacFarlane's opening segment seemed way too long, but it wasn't bad. He actually had WILLIAM SHATNER as Captain Kirk break into the telecast from the future to keep MacFarlane from messing up the show. He showed MacFarlane video of horrible bits he was going to do that ruined the Oscars, like a musical number called "We Saw Your Boobs", which paid tribute to all the actresses who've showed their breasts onscreen. (And "on our phones", in the case of SCARLETT JOHANSSON.)
There was also a rendition of the DENZEL WASHINGTON movie "Flight" done with sock puppets, and a "Flying Nun" bit that ended with Seth making out with SALLY FIELD and taking her home in the "Smokey and the Bandit" Trans Am. In between those bits, Seth introduced some CLASSY moments to save the show, like CHANNING TATUM and CHARLIZE THERON ballroom dancing, and Seth doing a soft-shoe with DANIEL RADCLIFFE and JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT.
You can watch the opening sequence here.
Oscars 2013 - Opening Number With Seth... by IdolxMuzic
Random Oscar Insanity
#1.) For some bizarre reason, MICHELLE OBAMA made a surprise appearance via satellite to announce the Best Picture winner. "Zero Dark Thirty", "Lincoln", and "Argo" were all nominees in this category, and "Argo" won. (Here's video.)
#2.) Was JAMIE FOXX hitting on KELLY ROWLAND from DESTINY'S CHILD on the red carpet? (Here's video. And by the way, that gorgeous girl with Jamie is his 19-year-old daughter.)
#3.) A producer of the Best Animated Short winner "Paperman" got kicked out of the building for throwing paper airplanes. (Full Story)
#4.) The "Jaws" theme was used to alert Oscar winners that their acceptance speeches were running long. How did RICHARD DREYFUS feel about it? Here's what he Tweeted.
This Year's Oscar Photo Gallery
#1.) ANNE HATHAWAY took home the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for "Les Misérables", and she also took home the unofficial Best Supported Chest on an Actress award. Seriously, Anne's dress, with the pointy parts over her nipples, became a social media sensation. It even inspired a Twitter account called @HathawayNipple. The first Tweet was: "Anyone else feeling chilly?"
Here are some pictures. (Photo Source)
#2.) TMZ reports that there was a major leak at the Oscars "just before the opening curtain was pulled. Supposedly, a toilet caused a water pipe to burst, and it flooded the lobby. (TMZ has some uneventful pictures of the cleanup.)
#3.) KRISTEN STEWART showed up to the Oscars with crutches. Her makeup person says she, "cut the ball of her foot, quite severely, on glass two days ago." (Here are some pictures.) (Photo Source)
#4.) HEIDI KLUM flaunted some major cleavage at ELTON JOHN'S Oscar party. (Check it out.) (Photo Source)
Yes or BS? There's Never Been an Oscar Tie Before Last Night
Everyone's talking about the Oscars today so we've got some trivia to go specifically with last night's broadcast. Here we go:
#1.) Yes or BS? There was a TIE in the Sound Editing category at last night's Oscars.
It was actually the first time in Oscar history that that's ever happened. Yes or BS?
The Answer: That's false. They're pretty rare, but they DO happen. This is the sixth time the votes were dead even. The last time it happened was in 1995 for a couple of films in the Live-Action Short category.
The most famous incident was in 1969, when Barbra Streisand tied with Katharine Hepburn. Barbra won Best Actress for "Funny Girl", and Katharine won hers for a movie about King Henry II called "The Lion in the Winter". (Speaking of Barbra Streisand, she was up for a Worst Actress Razzie this year for "The Guilt Trip". But she ended up "losing" to Kristen Stewart.)
#2.) Best Supporting Actress Trivia: Seth MacFarlane dressed as "The Flying Nun" and hit on Sally Field during last night's Oscars. Which one of the Best Supporting Actress nominees actually wanted to BE a nun when she was a teenager?
The Nominees: Amy Adams . . . Anne Hathaway . . . Helen Hunt . . . Jackie Weaver . . . Sally Field.
The Answer: Anne Hathaway, who wanted to be a nun until she was 15. (18 Facts About Anne Hathaway)
#3.) Best Supporting Actor Quiz: Who Said? "I am a very, adamant 'non-racist,' I don't care whether the blackest, black, I don't care whether the pope is black or white or whatever color, if we are non-racist, then we have to stay non-racist all the way."
The Nominees: Alan Arkin . . . Christoph Waltz . . . Philip Seymour Hoffman . . . Robert De Niro . . . Tommy Lee Jones.
The Answer: "Django Unchained" star Christoph Waltz, on the red carpet last night. (Video)
#4.) Best Director Quiz: When he was 15, Quentin Tarantino was arrested for stealing a book. Which book was it?
A.) "Catcher in the Rye", by J.D. Salinger.
B.) "Oliver Twist" by Charles Dickens.
C.) "The Switch", by Elmore Leonard.
The Answer: C.) "The Switch", by Elmore Leonard. The Tarantino movie "Jackie Brown" is based on the novel "Rum Punch", which is another one of Leonard's books.
#5.) Best Actor Award: Yes or BS? Last night, Daniel Day Lewis became the first person to EVER win the Best Actor award three times. But no one has ever won three in the Best Actress category. Yes or BS?
The Answer: Don't you believe it. Katharine Hepburn holds the record with FOUR Best Actress awards. They're the only two people who've ever gotten three awards in the leading actor/actress categories.
(Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, and Ingrid Bergman also won three awards, but only two of their wins were in the Best Acting category. Their third win was for Supporting Actor / Actress.)
#6.) Best Actress Award: Yes or BS? While she was walking up to accept her award last night, Jennifer Lawrence tripped and fell. Coincidentally, the name of her next film is actually titled "The Falling". Yes or BS?
The Answer: B.S. Someone DID list "The Falling" on her Wikipedia page, with Jennifer playing a character named Serena Pemberton. But IMDb shows the title of that film is actually just "Serena".