The Academy Awards (or Oscars as they are better known), are given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Presented as a golden statue (Oscar), they comprising 24 awards that recognize cinematic excellence and achievement each year. First broadcast in 1930 and televised in 1953, they are the world's oldest entertainment awards ceremony.

Here are some of the big Oscar winners from the year 2013.

  1. Best Motion Picture: Argo
  2. Achievement in Directing: Ang Lee, Life of Pi
  3. Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
  4. Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
  5. Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
  6. Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
  7. Adapted Screenplay: Argo, Chris Terrio
  8. Original Screenplay: Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino
  9. Original Score: Life of Pi, Mychael Danna
  10. Original Song: "Skyfall," Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth; Skyfall
  11. Best Animated Feature Film: Brave
  12. Best Animated Short Film: Paperman
  13. Achievement in Cinematography: Life of Pi, Claudio Miranda
  14. Achievement in Visual Effects: Life of Pi
  15. Achievement in Costume Design: Anna Karenina, Jacqueline Durran
  16. Achievement in Makeup & Hairstyling: Les Misérables
  17. Best Live-Action Short Film: Curfew
  18. Best Documentary Short Subject: Inocente
  19. Best Documentary Feature: Searching for Sugar Man
  20. Best Foreign-Language Film: Amour (Austria)
  21. Achievement in Sound Mixing: Les Misérables
  22. Achievement in Sound Editing: Zero Dark Thirty & Skyfall
  23. Achievement in Film Editing: Argo
  24. Achievement in Production Direction: Lincoln
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