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Films Using ARRI Equipment Win Big on Oscar Night

At the 85th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, films making use of ARRI equipment have taken away many of the big prizes.
Argo took home Best Picture honors as well as Editing and Adapted Screenplay, while Life of Pi was awarded Best Director, Cinematography and VFX Oscars®. ARGO used a hybrid of film and digital, capturing with ARRICAM, ARRIFLEX 435, 235 and ALEXA; the lighting package was provided by Illumination Dynamics. LIFE OF PI was captured in stereoscopic on multiple ALEXAs with ARRI/ZEISS Master Primes using Cameron Pace 3D rigs.
This marks the second year in a row the cinematography and visual effects Academy Awards have gone to productions captured on ALEXA.
Amour, also shot on ALEXA, won the Best Foreign Film category. Les Miserables which won multiple awards including Best Supporting Actress for Anne Hathaway, utilized 35mm ARRICAMs, ARRI/ZEISS Master Primes and Ultra Primes supplied by ARRI Media. The lighting package provided by ARRI Lighting Rental in London.
Out of nine Best Picture nominees for the Academy Awards this year, seven were shot using ARRI cameras. Four out of five films nominated for Best Director were shot with ARRI: Amour (director Michael Haneke), Beasts of the Southern Wild (Benh Zeitlin), Life of Pi (Ang Lee) and Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russell).
ARRI is proud to support the visions of so many cinematic storytellers and congratulates the winners.
See below for the complete list:
Oscar Wins
  • Best Picture ARGO Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney, Producers ARRICAM, ARRIFLEX 435, 235 & ALEXA
  • Best Director Ang Lee, LIFE OF PI ALEXA and ARRI/Zeiss Master Prime Lenses
  • Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis, LINCOLN
  • Best Actress Jennifer Lawrence, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK ARRICAMS and ARRI/Zeiss Master Primes
  • Best Supporting Actor Christoph Waltz, DJANGO UNCHAINED
  • Best Supporting Actress Anne Hathaway, LES MISERABLES ARRICAM, ARRI/Zeiss Master Primes, Ultra Primes
  • Adapted Screenplay ARGO, written by Chris Terrio
  • Original Screenplay DJANGO UNCHAINED, written by Quentin Tarantino
  • Animated Feature BRAVE, Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
  • Foreign Language Film AMOUR ALEXA
  • Documentary Feature SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN, Malik Bendjelloul And Simon Chinn
  • Cinematography LIFE OF PI, Claudio Miranda, ASC
  • Costume Design Anna Karenina, Jacqueline Durran Film Editing ARGO, William Goldenberg
  • Makeup And Hairstyling LES MISERABLES, Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell
  • Production Design LINCOLN, Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins
  • Original Score LIFE OF PI, Mychael Danna
  • Sound Editing (tie) SKYFALL (tie), Per Hallberg And Karen Baker Landers ALEXA Studio, ALEXA Plus, ALEXA M, ARRI/Zeiss Master Prime Lenses; ZERO DARK THIRTY (tie), Paul N. J. Ottosson ALEXA Plus And ALEXA M
  • Sound Mixing LES MISERABLES, Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson And Simon Hayes
  • Original Song "Skyfall," SKYFALL music and lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
  • Visual Effects LIFE OF PI, Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-jan De Boer And Donald R. Elliott
  • Animated Short PAPERMAN, John Kahrs
  • Live Action Short CURFEW, Shawn Christensen
  • Documentary Short INOCENTE, Sean Fine And Andrea Nix Fin

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