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Best Actress 2013: Jennifer Lawrence Wins Oscar At 85th Annual Academy Awards

02/24/2013 11:44 pm 23:44:30

Jennifer Lawrence is the Best Actress winner at the 2013 Oscars.

Lawrence won the Academy Award for her role in "Silver Linings Playbook."

"This is nuts," said the famously unfiltered Lawrence while accepting Best Actress.

The 22-year-old star had been the expected choice for Best Actress in 2013. Lawrence received awards from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (Golden Globes) and Screen Actors Guild, but failed to secure a trophy from BAFTA. That award went to "Amour" star Emmanuelle Riva, causing some to wonder if the 86-year-old actress would swoop in an win on Oscar night. The upset, however, failed to materialize.

Lawrence played Tiffany in "Silver Linings Playbook," a troubled widow who finds friendship and love with a bipolar former school teacher named Pat (Bradley Cooper, an Oscar nominee for Best Actor). This was Lawrence's second Oscar nomination in the last three years; she was previously nominated in the Best Actress category for "Winter's Bone" at the 2011 ceremony.

Lawrence's Best Actress win came at the expense of not just Riva, but also Jessica Chastain ("Zero Dark Thirty"), Quvenzhane Wallis ("Beasts of the Southern Wild") and Naomi Watts ("The Impossible"). Wallis, who is just 9, is the youngest Best Actress nominee in Oscar history.

Last year, Meryl Streep won Best Actress for "The Iron Lady."

For more on the Oscars' 2013 ceremony, including a full list of Academy Awards winners, check out the live blog below.

Oscar Nominees 2013

02/25/2013 1:18 AM EST

Good Night, And Good Luck

That's all from the Oscars 2013 live blog here at HuffPost Entertainment! Hope you enjoyed the show. This is Christopher Rosen, signing off.

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02/25/2013 1:07 AM EST

Ben Affleck Is Not Into Oscar Punditry

From backstage at the Oscars:

When did you feel a tipping point in your favor for this film?

Clooney: Michelle Obama.

Ben: When they gave us the trophies I was confident that we would win. I don’t get too much into the Oscar-ology and the pontificating. It doesn’t help me to read up on that stuff.

02/25/2013 1:06 AM EST

Daniel Day-Lewis' Facial Hair

Backstage at the Oscars with Daniel Day-Lewis:

Was it uncomfortable wearing the beard?

What do you mean? No it's just a beard. Do you wear your hair? It was my very own beard.

02/25/2013 12:54 AM EST

What Jennifer Lawrence Thought When She Fell

From HuffPost Los Angeles correspondent Sasha Bronner:

"A bad word. That starts with F."

02/25/2013 12:50 AM EST

Ben Affleck's Best Picture Winner Face

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02/25/2013 12:49 AM EST

Patricia Clarkson At The Vanity Fair Oscar Party

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More on Patricia Clarkson's look here.

02/25/2013 12:44 AM EST

How Movies Change During Oscar Season

Here's Awards Daily blogger Sasha Stone just after "Argo" won Best Picture.

@ AwardsDaily :

See, I told you Argo was Crash incarnate. Won the same amount of awards even.

Here's Sasha Stone on "Argo" back in October:

Have you ever seen a movie where you walk out saying, “That was just a great f--king movie”? That’s Ben Affleck’s Argo. Inexplicably, a film that draws its strength from humor and suspense, winds up being more moving the second time through. Perhaps because once you have been through the suspense part of it you get to know the characters better and therefore care about their outcomes more.

02/25/2013 12:42 AM EST

Ben Affleck's Arc

@ LouLumenick :

Affleck: Oscar winner to laughingstock to Oscar winner. You can't make these things up.

02/25/2013 12:31 AM EST

At Least Someone Liked It

@ m1keh0gan :

Tommy Lee Jones told me Seth MacFarlane was "hilarious." His favorite part? "I Saw Your Boobs." #notkidding

02/25/2013 12:28 AM EST

Daniel Day-Lewis' Meryl Streep Joke

“It’s a strange thing, because three years ago, before we decided to do a straight swap, I had actually been committed to play Margaret Thatcher, um...” he joked. “And Meryl was, was Steven’s first choice for ‘Lincoln.’ And I’d like to see that version. And Steven didn’t have to persuade me to play Lincoln, but I had to persuade him that, perhaps, if I was going to do it, that Lincoln shouldn’t be a musical.”

More on Daniel Day-Lewis' Oscar speech here.

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