The Oscars 2013: The Winners
Published Monday February 25th 2013
Argo took top honours at the 85th Academy Awards, winning the Oscar for Best Picture. The award, presented by First Lady Michelle Obama from the White House via satellite, capped off an eventful awards season for director/star Ben Affleck, who many believe had been snubbed without a directing nomination. The film also won awards for Editing and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Daniel Day-Lewis made Oscar history, winning his career third Best Actor trophy for his title role as the 16th president in Steven Spielberg's historical drama Lincoln.
Recovering from a bit of a stumble up steps to the podium, Jennifer Lawrence accepted the Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook.
Anne Hathaway dreamed a dream of Oscar gold and it came true, winning Best Supporting Actress for her turn as Fantine in the film adaptation of the hit musical "Les Misérables."
Christoph Waltz claimed the first trophy of the evening with a win for Best Supporting Actor for his role as bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz in Django Unchained, while writer/director Quentin Tarantino won Best Screenplay for his slavery-era revenge thriller.
Ang Lee took home the Best Director trophy for Life of Pi, the film earned a total of four awards, including Oscars for Cinematography, Visual Effects and Original Score.
Pop vocalist Adele won the Oscar for Original Song for her spectacular theme song from the latest Bond film Skyfall.