As the celebrities in Hollywood begin to file out of the most glamourous after-parties in the world, the world’s biggest movie awards show has now been uploaded as a catch-up viewing option through ABC’s website, a day after the ceremonies. Despite the controversy surrounding the lack of live streaming, ABC have called the move a notable one for being the first time the annual awards have been made fully-available online.
The show is now available for free and in its entirety on ABC.com, ABC Player, or Hulu (starting at 6am EST, around 11 hours after viewers might have liked), though with the conditions of being ad-supported (aside from on subscription service Hulu Plus) and hosted online for a limited time only, with availability of the broadcast set to end at midnight (EST) this Wednesday.
ABC Entertainment’s senior vice-president Karin Gilford noted: “Tonight’s show included remarkable performances that will surely have people talking. This is an easy, convenient way for anyone who missed the show to catch up and join the conversation. It’s also perfect for anyone who just wants to relive the most magical moments of the night.”
Most of those ‘magical moments’ in Oscars ceremonies mainly consist of smug celebrity back-patting, though, not particularly ‘relivable’ parts when it isn’t live, so a selection of the headlines you will want to know from the show without wading through the filler can be seen below, starting with the most obvious question of ‘who won what':
85th Academy Awards: Winners:
Best Picture: Argo
Best Director: Ang Lee (Life of Pi)
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)
Best Writing – Original Screenplay: Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino)
Best Writing – Adapted Screenplay: Argo (Chris Terrio)
Best Animated Feature: Brave
Best Foreign Language Film: Amour (Austria)
Best Documentary – Feature: Searching for Sugar Man (Malik Bendjelloul & Simon Chinn)
Best Documentary – Short Subject: Inocente (Sean Fine & Andrea Nix Fine)
Best Live Action Short Film: Curfew (Shawn Christensen)
Best Animated Short Film: Paperman (John Kahrs)
Best Original Score: Life of Pi (Mychael Danna)
Best Original Song: “Skyfall” (Skyfall/Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth)
Best Sound Editing: Skyfall (Per Hallberg & Karen Baker Landers) & Zero Dark Thirty (Paul N. J. Ottosson) [tied]
Best Sound Mixing: Les Miserables (Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, & Simon Hayes)
Best Production Design: Lincoln (Rick Carter & Jim Erickson)
Best Cinematography: Life of Pi (Claudio Miranda)
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Les Miserables (Lisa Westcott & Julie Dartnell)
Best Costume Design: Anna Karenina (Jacqueline Durran)
Best Film Editing: Argo (William Goldenberg)
Best Visual Effects: Life of Pi (Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan de Boer, & Donald R. Elliott)
Notable records being taken away from the 24 categories include the 3rd Academy Award for English actor Daniel Day-Lewis for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln, a night-leading 4 awards for Life of Pi, Argo taking the coveted ‘Best Feature’ title, and the mere nominations of Emmanuelle Riva (Amore) and Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) in the ‘Best Actress’ category, the oldest and youngest Oscar nominees at age 85 and 9, respectively.
Also notable was the tie for victory in ‘Best Sound Editing’ between Skyfall and Zero Dark Thirty, which both took a trophy due to being on an equal number of votes, only the 6th time in the 85-show history of the Oscars that this has happened.
Away from the presentations and celebrations of the past year in film, there were also the obligatory highlights from the red carpet, what the stars were ‘wearing’, and items which could be filed under ‘miscellaneous’, including host Seth MacFarlane performing the specially-themed showtune “We Saw Your Boobs” (part of an overall performance which as expected polarised opinion), and some of the clips below: