The 85th edition of Academy Awards has announced this year’s winners in various categories during an award ceremony held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California.
The Best Director Award of the 2013 Oscar competition went to Taiwanese-born director and screen writer, Ang Lee, for his 3D fantasy Life of Pi
. This is Lee’s second Oscar award after his winning in 2006 for his cowboy movie Brokeback Mountain
Life of Pi
is a screen adaptation of the 2001 novel by Canadian novelist Martel that tells the tale of an Indian boy cast adrift in the Pacific, sharing his boat with a Bengal tiger.
Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke’s depiction of an aging couple, Amour
won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
The movie is in French and stars eminent French actress Emmanuelle Riva and veteran actor Jean-Louis Trintignant.
British-Irish actor Daniel Day-Lewis received the Best Actor Award for the movie about the 16th US president Lincoln
directed by Steven Spielberg.
The 30-year-old actress Anne Hathaway also garnered the Best Supporting Actress for the musical adaptation Les Miserables
directed by Tom Hooper.
The 85th Academy Awards ceremony took place on Sunday, February 24, 2013.