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02/24/2013 10:25 pm ET | Updated Feb 26, 2013

Anne Hathaway Oscar: Best Supporting Actress At Academy Awards Announced

Anne Hathaway, Oscar winner!

The Academy Awards took place on Sunday night, with Hathaway taking the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. The "Les Miserables" star beat Amy Adams ("The Master"), Sally Field ("Lincoln"), Helen Hunt ("The Sessions") and Jacki Weaver ("Silver Linings Playbook") for the award.

Hathaway was the clear favorite to win heading into Sunday's telecast. Though she only appears in a fraction of the film, her turn as Fantine has been hailed as the movie's emotional apex. Hathaway sang "I Dreamed a Dream" live on the movie's set, offering a haunting portrayal of a single mother who turns to prostitution and sinks to utter despair in order to provide for her child.

Critics and book-makers had Field (who has won twice before) at a distant second before the awards, with Hunt, Adams and Weaver all but ignored by most pundits.

"It came true!" Hathaway said when accepting the award, which was presented by Christopher Plummer.

But it wasn't just inside the Dolby Theatre where the actress made a splash. Hathaway's red carpet look made quite an impression -- and even started a Twitter handle of its own.

Last year, Octavia Spencer won this category for her work in "The Help."

The Academy (of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) votes to select Oscar nominees and winners. Seth MacFarlane hosted this year's awards, which took place at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre and included a number of charming set pieces (Adele and Barbra Streisand performed).

More information about winners, performances and more can be found in the live blog below the following gallery.

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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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