2012: A Good Movie Year for ‘Life of Pi’, ‘Les Miserables’, and ‘Argo’

By Marcos Duran-Salcedo Posted February 27, 2013

The Oscars finally happened with Life of Pi, Les Miserables, and Argo being the top winners. There was a lot of laughter, tears, and joy when each Oscar winner was announced. The same when Oscar host and creator of “Family Guy”, and “The Cleveland Show” Seth MacFarlane made jokes about how to make Tommy Lee Jones laugh when Captain Kirk (William Shatner) appeared via webcam to announce that Seth MacFarlane ruined the Oscars, and when Jennifer Lawrence tripped while rushing to get her Oscar. In the last edition of The Brand, Ryan Magoon and I predicted who was going to win based on popularity, box office earnings, and overall movie experience. If you watched the Oscars, then you know we were WAY off. (Refer to “Marcos and Ryan Pick the Oscar Winners” for predictions) For those of you who didn’t watch it, here are the winners.

Best Picture: “Argo”

Best Actor in a Leading Role: Daniel Day-Lewis- Abraham Lincoln in “Lincoln”

Best Actress in a Leading Role: Jennifer Lawrence- Tiffany in “Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Christoph Waltz- Dr. King Schultz in “Django Unchained”

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Anne Hathaway- Fantine in “Les Miserables”

Best Animated Feature Film: “Brave”

Best Cinematography: Claudio Miranda- “Life of Pi”

Best Costume Design: Jacqueline Durran- “Anna Karenina”

Best Directing: Ang Lee- “Life of Pi”

Best Documentary Feature: “Searching for Sugar Man”

Best Documentary Short: “Inocente”

Best Film Editing: William Goldenberg- “Argo”

Best Foreign Language Film: “Amour”

Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell- “Les Miserables”

Best Original Score: Mychael Danna- “Life of Pi”

Best Original Song: Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth  “Skyfall” from “Skyfall”

Best Production Design: Rick Carter and Jim Erickson- “Lincoln”

Best Animated Short Film: “Paperman”

Best Live Action Short Film: “Curfew”

Best Sound Mixing: Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes- “Les Miserables”

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

Best Adapted Screenplay Writing: Written by Chris Terrio- “Argo”

Best Original Screenplay Writing: Written by Quentin Tarantino- “Django Unchained”