Finally the verdict of the highly anticipated 2013 Academy Awards is out. The esteemed jury of Oscars 2013 has bestowed the honors on the well deserving nominees. Here is the list of winners in the major categories.
Best Picture: Argo
Argo was a leading favorite and confirmed its status by winning the best picture this year at the Oscars. A dramatic account based on a Canadian Caper, an article that describes the adventures of a CIA operative who rescues six U. S. diplomats from Iran has managed to evoke a heartwarming response in America and the world over. A movie made with subtle and exquisite detailing is now part of history by securing best film at Golden Globes, BAFTA and the Oscars.
Best Director: Ang Lee
With Steven Spielberg and David O.Russel competing for the best director trophy, it was never an easy decision. But in the end it is the magic touch of Ang Lee which stuck its chord with the Academy. Ang Lee has already won the Oscar before making the visually stunning Life of Pi for which he got the best director prize. His journey to the Oscar began with Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon winning the best foreign language film and best director award for Brokeback Mountain. With this feat he becomes the first director of Asian descent to win not only once but twice the trophy for best direction.
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis
Marlon Brando once said "An actor is at least an entertainer and at best a poet". Daniel Day Lewis indeed confirms once again that he is one of the finest acting talent working in films, an actor and poet on screen. Enacting the role of Abraham Lincoln, this is his 3rd best actor award at the Oscars with two previous wins for his performance in My Left Foot and There Will Be Blood. A man known for his intense research and unparalleled devotion to method acting, he has certainly enlisted himself in the ranks of acting legends.
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence
Some people are born natural actors, this year Jennifer Lawrence’s natural ability for acting has won over the audience and jury both by winning hearts and the prestigious trophy for the best actor in the female lead. Her role in Silver Linings Playbook as a recovering sex addict with a potential for striking real conversations with psychologically disturbed people got immense critical acclaim with almost all major critics. Calling her character as rare and perhaps the silver lining in the movie, she also becomes one of the youngest actress to win the coveted honor.
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz
It was only after Quentin Tarantino cast Christoph Waltz as colonel Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds, that the world came to know of this talented actor. It is no surprise that he went on to win the best supporting actor at the Oscars in 2009 along with winning best actor at the Cannes film festival. Teaming up with Tarantino again in this western epic, Django Unchained, he enthralls the audience and critics alike. This is his second best supporting actor trophy at the Oscars confirming his status once again as supreme acting talent in the movie business.
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway
It is amazing to see Anne Hathaway evolving as an actress from her TV roles to playing a prominent supporting role in the 2012 musical, Les Miserables. This time her performance is so endearing that the Academy gave her the best supporting actress trophy, a well deserved one. She has already displayed her amazing acting prowess in previous films such as Love And Other Drugs. With a best supporting actress trophy by the Golden Globes and the BAFTA in her repertoire, she is indeed an actress to watch out for.