Ben Affleck in 'Argo' (Photo: Warner Bros.)
"Argo" took top honors at the 85th Academy Awards, winning the Oscar for Best Picture. The award, presented by First Lady Michelle Obama from the White House via satellite, capped off an eventful awards season for director/star Ben Affleck, who many believe had been snubbed without a directing nod. The Iran hostage crisis thriller also won awards for Editing and Best Adapted Screenplay.
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Recovering from a bit of a stumble up steps to the podium, Jennifer Lawrence breathlessly accepted the Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in the David O. Russell comedy "Silver Linings Playbook."
Christoph Waltz claimed the first trophy of the evening with a win for Best Supporting Actor for his role as bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz in "Django Unchained," while writer/director Quentin Tarantino won Best Screenplay for his slavery-era revenge thriller.
Ang Lee took home the Best Director trophy for "Life of Pi," earning the decorated Taiwanese filmmaker his second Oscar in the category. He previously won in 2005 for "Brokeback Mountain." "Life of Pi" earned a total of four awards, including Oscars for Cinematography, Visual Effects and Original Score.
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Director Michael Haneke accepted the award for Best Foreign Language Film for his acclaimed Austrian drama "Amour."
"Searching for Sugar Man," a documentary about the search for a long-lost rock 'n' roll legend, won the award for Best Documentary Feature.
Pixar's adventure "Brave" won for Best Animated Feature -- the animation studio's seventh Oscar in the category. Walt Disney's "Paperman" won for Best Animated Short.
Pop vocalist Adele won the Oscar for Original Song for her soaring titular theme from the latest Bond film "Skyfall."
In a rare Oscar tie, "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Skyfall" both won the award for Sound Editing. There have only been four previous ties in Academy Awards history, including in 1969, when Barbra Streisand and Katharine Hepburn both shared the Oscar for Best Actress for "Funny Girl" and "The Lion in Winter," respectively.
Here's the full list of winners:
Best Picture: "Argo"
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained"
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, "Les Misérables"
Best Director: Ang Lee, "Life of Pi"
Animated Feature Film: "Brave"
Cinematography: "Life of Pi"
Costume Design: "Anna Karenina"
Documentary Feature: "Searching for Sugar Man"
Documentary Short: "Inocente"
Film Editing: "Argo"
Foreign Language Film: "Amour" (Austria)
Makeup: "Les Misérables"
Original Score: "Life of Pi"
Original Song: "Skyfall" from "Skyfall"
Production Design: "Lincoln"
Short Film (Animated): "Paperman"
Short Film (Live Action): "Curfew"
Sound Editing: "Skyfall" & "Zero Dark Thirty" (tie)
Sound Mixing: "Les Misérables"
Visual Effects: "Life of Pi"
Best Adapted Screenplay: "Argo"
Best Original Screenplay: "Django Unchained"