The top six categories went as such: Best Picture was awarded to "Argo", Best Actor went to Daniel Day-Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence won Best Actress, Ang Lee earned Best Directing and Christoph Waltz and Anne Hathaway won the Best Supporting Categories for Actor and Actress, respectively.
Winners are selected by the voting body of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, comprised of industry insiders. That's a marked difference from the Golden Globes, which are voted on by the Hollywood Foreign Press, or the guilds' awards (Screen Actors Guild, Writers Guild, Directors Guild), which are awarded by members of a particular profession.
This year's Oscars were hosted by Seth MacFarlane and took place at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre. A number of tributes and performances punctuated the telecast, including a tribute to James Bond and a "Chicago" reunion, as well as a "Les Miserables" bit piece. Barbra Streisand also graced the Oscar stage, as did Ted, the fictional teddy bear MacFarlane made famous in a movie by the same name.
In pre-show interviews, MacFarlane admitted to being nervous about the gig, telling the Associated Press that it was "the hardest job in the world," despite being a "one-off."
More information about winners, performances and more can be found in the live blog below the following gallery.
A list of Oscar Winners from the 2013 Academy Awards, courtesy of THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.
1. Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained."
2. Animated Short Film: "Paperman."
3. Animated Feature Film: "Brave."
4. Cinematography: "Life of Pi."
5. Visual Effects: "Life of Pi."
6. Costume: "Anna Karenina."
7. Makeup and Hairstyling: "Les Miserables."
8. Live Action Short Film: "Curfew."
9. Documentary (short subject): "Inocente."
10. Documentary: "Searching For Sugar Man."
11. Foreign Language Film: "Amour."
12. Sound Mixing: "Les Miserables."
13. Sound Editing (TIE): "Skyfall," "Zero Dark Thirty."
14. Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, "Les Miserables."
15. Editing: "Argo."
16. Production Design: "Lincoln."
17. Score: "Life of Pi."
18. Song: Adele, "Skyfall."
19. Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio, "Argo."
20. Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, "Django Unchained."
21. Director: Ang Lee, "Life of Pi."
22. Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook."
23. Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln."
24. Picture: "Argo."
02/25/2013 1:18 AM EST
Good Night, And Good Luck
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
02/25/2013 12:49 AM EST
Patricia Clarkson At The Vanity Fair Oscar Party
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.
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.