Oscar 2013 Winners: Seth MacFarlane’s Joke about Ben Affleck on “Argo”, “The film is so top secret that the director was unknown to the Academy”

The Oscar 2013 Winners awarding is on-going, and at the onset of the opening of the ceremony, host, Seth MacFarlane had already a joke about the academy and Ben Affleck.

MacFarlane stated, poker-faced  about Ben Affleck and “Argo”:

The film is so top secret that the director was unknown to the Academy.”

Ben Affleck in “Argo”, Image credit: Argo

The Oscars also honored 50 years of James Bond with Shirley Bassey singing “Goldfinger.” She is 76 years old now, and sang the song 49 years ago, too.  She earned a standing ovation. Jennifer Hudson also sang “And I’m Telling You I’m not Going,” to the delight of the audience.

The Oscar 2013 winners, so far are the following:

Actor in a Supporting RoleChristoph Waltz – “Django Unchained

Best Animated Feature Film – “Brave” – Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman

Best animated short film: “Paper Man” – John Kahrs

Documentary Short Subject – “Inocente”Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine

Best Cinematography – “Life of Pi” – Robert Richardson

Best Visual Effects – “Life of Pi” – Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott

Bedt Costume Design – “Anna Karenina” – Jacqueline Durran

Makeup and Hairstyling– “Les Miserables” – Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell

Documentary Feature – “Searching For Sugar Man” – Malik Bendjelloul and Simon Chinn

Foreign Language Film – “Amour” (Austria)

Short Film Live Action – “Curfew” – Shawn Christensen

Sound Editing –  Tie for: “Skyfall”Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers and “Zero Dark Thirty”Paul N.J. Ottosson

Actress in a Supporting Role – Anne Hathaway – “Les Miserables

Film Editing – Argo” – William Goldenberg

Production design – “Lincoln” – Production Design:;Rick Carter, Set Decoration; Jim Erickson

Best Music Original Score – “Life of Pi” by Mychael Danna

Best Music Original Song – “Skyfall” by Adele

Writing Adapted Screenplay – “Argo” screenplay by Chris Terrio

Writing Original Screenplay – “Django Unchained” written by Quentin Tarantino

Best DirectorAng Lee in “Life of Pi”

Best Actress in a Leading RoleJennifer Lawrence for “Silver Lining Playbook

Best Actor in a Leading RoleDaniel-Day Lewis for “Lincoln

Best Picture – “Argo

At last Ben Affleck earned the award he deserved, and announced by the First Lady herself, Michelle Obama. Anyway, he won the Best Director award from the BAFTA, SAG, and Golden Globe.


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