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02/24/2013 09:02 pm ET Updated Feb 25, 2013

Best Animated Film: 'Brave' Wins At 2013 Academy Awards

The 85th annual Academy Awards were held on Sunday and "Brave" took the Oscar for Best Animated Film.

"Frankenweenie," "ParaNorman," "The Pirates! Band of Misfits," and "Wreck-It Ralph" were all vying, along with "Brave," for the Best Animated Feature award.

Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman accepted the award for the film.

Disney led the category with three films nominated: "Wreck-It Ralph," "Brave," and "Frankenweenie."

"The fact that we're all nominated in one year is like, whoever wins of that group, I feel like the family wins," "Wreck-It Ralph" director Richard Moore told HuffPost Entertainment earlier this year. "I'm really proud of my film and what we achieved here at the studio."

Best Animated Feature is a young Oscar category, first introduced to the Academy Awards in 2001. "Shrek" took home the inaugural award, beating out "Monsters, Inc." and "Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius." At last year's 84th annual Academy Awards, "Rango" won out over "A Cat in Paris," "Chico and Rita," Kung Fu Panda 2," and "Puss in Boots."

Seth MacFarlane hosted the 2013 Academy Awards at Hollywood's Dolby Theater. The awards show, held on Feb. 24, included performances by Adele and Barbra Streisand.

More information about performances and winners can be found in the live blog below.

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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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