ARGO and LIFE OF PI win big at Oscars®

ARGO took home Best Picture honors as well as Editing and Adapted Screenplay, while LIFE OF PI was awarded Best Director, Cinematography and VFX and Original Score Oscars®. Both were lit and shot using ARRI equipment. ARGO used a hybrid of film and digital: ARRICAM, ARRIFLEX 435, 235 & ALEXA. LIFE OF PI was shot in stereoscopic on ALEXA using Cameron Pace 3D rigs. This marks the second year in a row the cinematography and visual effects Academy Awards have gone to productions captured on ALEXA.

AMOUR, also shot on ALEXA, won the Best Foreign Film category.

Upon accepting the award for Best Picture, director/producer Ben Affleck said, “You have to work harder than you think you possibly can...It doesn’t matter how you get knocked down in life, because that’s going to happen. All that matters is that you've got to get up.”

Ang Lee took home his second Oscar for directing. He thanked his team “for believing in the story and sharing this incredible journey…”

ARRI congratulates the winners. See below for the complete list.

Best Picture
ARGO Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck And George Clooney, Producers
ARRICAM, ARRIFLEX 435, 235 & ALEXA supplied By Clairmont Camera
Lighting package from Illumination Dynamics

Best Director
Ang Lee, LIFE OF PI
ALEXA and ARRI/Zeiss Master Prime Lenses supplied by Cameron Pace Group

Lighting package provided by Paskal Lighting


Best Actor
Daniel Day-lewis, LINCOLN

Best Actress
Jennifer Lawrence, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
ARRICAMS and ARRI/ZEISS Master Primes supplied by ARRI CSC
Lighting package provided by ARRI CSC

Best Supporting Actor
Christoph Waltz, DJANGO UNCHAINED

Best Supporting Actress
Anne Hathaway, LES MISERABLES
ARRICAM, ARRI/ZEISS Master Primes, Ultra Primes supplied by ARRI Media
Lighting package provided by ARRI Lighting Rental

Adapted Screenplay
ARGO, written by Chris Terrio

Original Screenplay
DJANGO UNCHAINED, written by Quentin Tarantino

Animated Feature
BRAVE, Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman

Foreign Language Film
AMOUR
ALEXA

Documentary Feature
SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN, Malik Bendjelloul And Simon Chinn

Cinematography
LIFE OF PI, Claudio Miranda, ASC

Costume Design
Anna Karenina, Jacqueline Durran

Film Editing
ARGO, William Goldenberg

Makeup And Hairstyling
LES MISERABLES, Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell

Production Design
LINCOLN, Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins

Original Score
LIFE OF PI, Mychael Danna

Sound Editing (tie)
SKYFALL (tie), Per Hallberg And Karen Baker Landers
ALEXA Studio, ALEXA Plus, ALEXA M, ARRI/ZEISS Master Prime Lenses

ZERO DARK THIRTY (tie), Paul N. J. Ottosson
ALEXA Plus And ALEXA M provided by Panavision UK

Sound Mixing
LES MISERABLES, Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson And Simon Hayes

Original Song
"Skyfall," SKYFALL music and lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth

Visual Effects
LIFE OF PI, Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-jan De Boer And Donald R. Elliott

Animated Short
PAPERMAN, John Kahrs

Live Action Short
CURFEW, Shawn Christensen

Documentary Short
INOCENTE, Sean Fine And Andrea Nix Fin