February 24, 2013 – Oscars Night Results: This year’s Oscar for best visual effects went to ‘Life of Pi,’ for which artists created a tiger so realistic that he serves as the main character’s sole companion for most of a journey across the Pacific. Compare shots from some 2012 movies before and after adding visual effects.
Left shows the scene in the studio; right shows the scene with the tiger, ocean and sky added:
The Oscars honored a mix of movies Sunday night in a show that combined traditional musical numbers and edgy humor.
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Ang Lee won the best director Oscar for “Life of Pi,” beating out Steven Spielberg for “Lincoln,” who had been considered his most formidable competitor in the category.
Daniel Day-Lewis, a heavy favorite going into the night, won the best actor prize for his title role in “Lincoln.” Its the actor’s third Oscar for best actor. He previously won for 2007s “There Will Be Blood and 1989s “My Left Foot.”
Jennifer Lawrence, 22, won the best actress prize for her performance as woman coping with grief in “Silver Linings Playbook,” released by Weinstein Co. The category was a closely contested one in which Jessica Chastain was also considered a likely winner for her lead role in “Zero Dark Thirty.”
“Life of Pi” had won four Oscars at press time, while “Les Miserables” had won three. “Argo,” the favorite to win best picture going into the show, had won two, for editing and adapted screenplay.
The original screenplay prize went to Quentin Tarantino for his slavery revenge movie “Django Unchained.” He previously won in 1995 for “Pulp Fiction.”
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