The 85th Academy Awards: Did you watch?

The 85th Academy Awards took place last night on ABC and there was very little to be grouchy about. Even Jennifer Lawrence was good-natured about her trip up the stairs as she went to accept her award for Best Actress in a motion picture. 

Hollywood’s black-tie affair to honor the best work in the film industry was a splendid success as the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles took on a musical theme with several music-filled performances throughout the night. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Daniel Radcliffe joined host Seth MacFarlane to sing and dance to “High Hopes.” Jennifer Hudson performed “And I Am Telling You” from Dreamgirls, while Catherine Zeta-Jones brought back “All That Jazz” from Chicago, and the cast of Les Misérables reminded us why their film is one of this year’s most-nominated features. 

Watch the cast of Les Mis below…


We loved Charlize Theron and Channing Tatum’s dance to “The Way You Look Tonight” and Adele and Barbara Streisand topped off the evening with their soulful solos. 


Watch Adele’s performance of “Skyfall” below…



If you missed it all, don’t fret—just check out the winners list below, loaded with some of the biggest honors and those we thought should’ve one.


Best Picture


Argo (Winner)

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Django Unchained

Les Misérables

Life of Pi (GL’s Pick)


Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty


Actor in a Leading Role

Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln (Winner)

Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables (GL’s Pick)

Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Denzel Washington, Flight


Actress in a Leading Role

Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook (Winner)

Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild (GL’s Pick)

Naomi Watts, The Impossible


Actor in a Supporting Role

Alan Arkin, Argo

Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook

Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln (GL’s Pick)

Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained (Winner)


Actress in a Supporting Role

Amy Adams, The Master

Sally Field, Lincoln

Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables (Winner & GL’s Pick)

Helen Hunt, The Sessions

Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook


Animated Feature Film

Brave (Winner)

Frankenweenie (GL’s Pick)


The Pirates! Band of Misfits

Wreck-It Ralph


Costume Design

Anna Kerenina, Jacqueline Durran (Winner)

Les Misérables, Paco Delgado

Lincoln, Joanna Johnston

Mirror Mirror, Eiko Ishioka

Snow White and the Huntsman, Colleen Atwood (GL’s Pick)



Amour, Michael Haneke

Beasts of the Southern Wild, Benh Zeitlin

Life of Pi, Ang Lee (Winner & GL’s Pick)

Lincoln, Steven Spielberg

Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell


Music for Original Score

Anna Karenina, Dario Marianelli

Argo, Alexandre Desplat

Life of Pi, Mychael Danna (Winner)

Lincoln, John Williams

Skyfall, Thomas Newman (GL’s Pick)


Music for Original Song

“Before My Time” from Chasing Ice

“Everybody Needs A Best Friend” from Ted

“Pi’s Lullaby” from Life of Pi

“Skyfall” from Skyfall (Winner and GL’s Pick)

“Suddenly” from Les Misérables


Visual Effects

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Life of Pi (Winner)

Marvel’s The Avengers (GL’s Pick)


Snow White and the Huntsmen


Writing for Adapted Screenplay

Argo, Chris Terrio (Winner)

Beasts of the Southern Wild, Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin

Life of Pi, David Magee

Lincoln, Tony Kushner (GL’s Pick)

Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell


Writing for Original Screenplay

Amour, Michael Haneke

Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino (Winner)

Flight, John Gatins

Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola (GL’s Pick)

Zero Dark Thirty, Mark Boal


Are you pleased with who won? Were you rooting for someone who didn’t score an Oscar? Share in the comments below.
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by Karin Elwood | 2/1/2016