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02/24/2013 11:33 pm ET Updated Feb 25, 2013

Best Original Screenplay Oscar: Quentin Wins At 2013 Academy Awards

The 85th Annual Academy Awards landed in Los Angeles on Sunday night, with "Django Unchained" winning Best Original Screenplay.

Quentin Tarantino penned the script for and directed the movie, which beat out "Zero Dark Thirty," "Amour," "Moonrise Kingdom" and "Flight."

Tarantino's spaghetti-western stars Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson and tells the tale of a slave looking for his wife.

"Zero Dark Thirty" was an early favorite for this category. The film's depictions of torture, and the role it played in the hunt for Osama bin Laden, have been a source of near-constant contention since its release. A number of senators and other government officials have come out for or against the movie. Screenwriter Mark Boal and director Kathryn Bigelow at once defend the film's accuracy while also arguing that "depiction is not endorsement."

Last year, "Midnight In Paris" beat "The Artist," "Bridesmaids," "Margin Call" and "A Separation" to take home the Oscar in this category.

Seth MacFarlane hosted the broadcast, which included a tribute to James Bond, a "Les Miserables" performance, Ted, a "Chicago" reunion and live singing from the likes of Adele and Barbra Streisand.

More information on Oscar winners is available at our hub and in the liveblog 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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