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OSCAR AWARDS 2013
Ben Affleck's Iranianhostage drama 'Argo' won the BestPicture Oscar while Ang Lee pulledoff a big surprise by taking homethe Best Director trophy for 'Life of Pi' at the 85th Academy Awards.British actor Daniel Day-Lewis, 55, scored a historic thirdBest Actor Oscar for his turn as the16th US President Abraham Lincolnin Steven Spielberg's civil-war setdrama 'Lincoln'.He has become the firstactor to win the most number of Best Actor Oscars. His previousOscars were for 'My Left Foot' in1989 and 'There Will Be Blood' in2007.22-year-old JenniferLawrence emerged a winner for'Silver Linings Playbook' in a tightbest actress race by tripping strongcontenders like Jessica Chastain,Emmanuelle Riva, Naomi Wattsand Quvenzhane Wallis.'Argo' saw off toughcompetition from eight other films --including 'Lincoln', 'Life of Pi','Amour', 'Django Unchained' and'Zero Dark Thirty'-- to walk away withthe top award. The film, based on realincidents, narrates the nearimpossible escape story when CIApulled out six US diplomats from Iranin1979 by posing as a fake film crew.List of Oscar Winners fromthe 2013 Academy Awards:1.Supporting Actor: ChristophWaltz, "Django Unchained."2.Animated Short Film:"Paperman."3.Animated Feature Film:"Brave."4.Cinematography: "Life of Pi."5.Visual Effects: "Life of Pi."6.Costume: "Anna Karenina."
China confers top science award on C N R Rao
Three scientists from India, Germany and Russia won the 2012Award for International Scientific Cooperationat the China's top science academy 23 January. Indian professor C.N.R. Rao from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Herbert Jaecklefrom Germany's Max Planck Society andRussian space physicist G.A. Zherebtsovshared the award for 2012, launched by theChinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2007to honour foreign scientists for their contributions in Sino-foreignresearch cooperation. Rao is devoted to the research of solid-stateand structural chemistry. Jaeckle is a world-famous scientist in thefields of molecular developmental biology. Zherebtsov actively promotedthe construction of a Sino-Russian weather research centre and iscurrently working to get Russia involved in a CAS space scienceprogramme, the CAS said. Founded in Beijing in 1949, the CAS isChina's top academic and research institution for natural sciences.