Not surprisingly Adele won the best original score for her Skyfall song, which she also performed on stage. Some other soulful performance by Barbara Steinsand and Norah Jones were also the highlights of the evening. Although Seth MacFarlane's not so subtle humour as the host of the evening was not that easy to digest for many (read Charlize Theron and Noami Watts) and it started to trend on Twitter, yet the evening was nothing less than spectacular.
The acceptance speeches, which used to be the highlights of Oscars were somehow very mechanical, mundane and just not Oscarish. Although, this statement is debatable but apart from Daniel Lewis's and Ben Affleck's speech, everybody else pretty much came on stage and thanked everyone they worked with, which is the essence of a speech but not really unforgettable.
Fashion, however did not disappoint the fashionistas as all the leading ladies were seen spotting pale colours, which seemed the theme of the evening. White, pale blue, pink were the heroes of the evening. The best gown is a little difficult to pick as all had their own finish and style. The men also looked dapper in their bowties and sharp suits but one person who truly stood out was George Clooney, who looked like a lot like Tom Hank's character in Cast Away. But who is complaining, beard or not, he always manages to pull anything off with his devilish smile.
The other winners of the evening were:
Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Sound Mixing: Les Miserables
Sound Editing: Life of Pi and Skyfall
Costume: Anna Karenina
Foreign Language Film: Amour, Austria
Animated Feature Film: Brave
Production Design: Lincoln
Documentary Feature: Searching for Sugar Man
Documentary (short subject): Inocente
Film Editing: Argo
Makeup and Hairstyling: Les Miserables
Animated Short Film: Paperman
Live Action Short Film: Curfew
Visual Effects: Life of Pi