Oscars Surprises: Daniel Day-Lewis, Christoph Waltz, 'Brave'

Monday, 25 Feb 2013 09:16 AM

By Megan Anderle

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This year's Academy Awards eremony, hosted by "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane, was full of surprises and controversies.

Here are four sharable highlights about Sunday's Oscar winners and losers:


1. Daniel Day-Lewis Makes History


Daniel Day-Lewis took home Best Actor for his role in "Lincoln," his third overall, giving him more Oscars in the category than any actor in the history of the Academy Awards. Marlon Brando, Gary Cooper, Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Fredric March, Jack Nicholson, Sean Penn, and Spencer Tracy all won two Best Actor awards, according to The Huffington Post. Day-Lewis previously won for "My Left Foot" and "There Will Be Blood."

2. Christoph Waltz Wins Best Supporting Actor


The Best Supporting Actor category was one of the most competitive of the lineup. All of the nominees were former Oscar winners. Christoph Waltz, who previously won in the same category in 2010 for his role in "Inglorious Basterds," took home an award for his role in "Django Unchained" as a German bounty hunter. Waltz paired up with Quentin Tarantino for the two parts.

Waltz beat out Alan Arkin, nominated for "Argo," who won previously for "Little Miss Sunshine", Robert De Niro, for "Silver Linings Playbook," who won previously for "The Godfather Part II" and "Raging Bull." He also won against Tommy Lee Jones, up for "Lincoln," who won in the past for "The Fugitive," and Philip Seymour Hoffman, up for "The Master," who won previously for "Capote."


3. 'Brave' With Female Lead Wins Best Animated


It was less surprising that Pixar took home an award last night. The film company has received the honor seven times since the category was created 12 years ago.

What is interesting is "Brave" was Pixar's first animated film to feature a female protagonist. The movie was a smash worldwide that brought in $535 million, according to The Huffington Post.


4. Tie for Best Sound Editing


One of the biggest surprises from the Academy Awards was the tie for Best Sound Editing between “Zero Dark Thirty”() and “Skyfall.” Many viewers wondered how there could be a tie and why the Academy wasn't able to narrow down the victor. However, sound editing is very complicated and intricate process, "Zero Dark Thirty" sound editing supervisor Paul N. J. Ottosson told Entertainment Weekly. This tie was the sixth in the Academy's history, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Most famously, Barbara Streisand and Katherine Hepburn tied for Best Actress. Streisand was honored for her performance as Fanny Brice in "Funny Girl," and Hepburn won for her performance as Queen Eleanor in "The Lion in Winter."

In 1932, Frederic March won the Best Actor award for "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" and tied with Wallace Beery for "The Champ" because Beery only beat him by one single vote, Slate noted. The rules allowed for a one-vote difference to be called a tie back then, but today it must be the exact same.

There were ties for Best Documentary Short in 1949 as well as in 1986, according to ABC News. Franz Kafka’s "It’s a Wonderful Life" and "Trevor" both won the Best Short Film (Live Action) award in 1995.

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