In one of the most open Oscar ceremonies in years – the Academy just about got it spot on.
Even though I’m a fan of Zero Dark Thirty – which only shared a Sound Editing award with Skyfall – there was no arguments from me when Argo snagged Best Film.
Director Ben Affleck should have been nominated for Best Director – which went to Ang Lee for Life of Pi – but at least he could take some comfort for Argo, which also took Best Adapted Screenplay.
The best supporting role awards were right on the button, with Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained) and Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables) being the two deserving winners for their respective categories.
As was Daniel Day-Lewis, who set a new Oscar record by snaring Best Actor for the third time, for his part in Spielberg’s Lincoln (pictured); but Jessica Chastain should have won Best Actress for Zero Dark Thirty – however, it went to Hunger Games’ Jennifer Lawrence for her role in Silver Linings Playbook.
Other notable gongs went deservedly to Quentin Tarantino for his sensational Best Original Screenplay script for Django, Disney/Pixar collaboration Brave for Best Animated Feature, and Adele kept the British flag flying winning best original song for Skyfall, as James Bond was celebrated throughout the night.