The ceremony featured vocal performances from starslike Adele, Dame Shirley Bassey, Barbra Streisand, Jennifer Hudson and Russell Crowe.
Daniel Day-Lewis made history at the Oscars this year with the most Best Actor wins ever – three,when he won Best Actor for playing the first US President in Lincoln after previously wining Best Actor for playing a disabled artist in My Left Foot and a ruthless tycoon in There Will Be Blood.
Daniel has now surpassed actors like Spencer Tracy, Marlon Brando, Gary Cooper, Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Fredric March, Jack Nicholson and Sean Penn,who had the most number of Best Actor awards that is two Oscars each until this year .
Jack Nicholson also has three Oscars, but his third is for Best Supporting Actor.
First Lady, Michelle Obama presented from the White House an oscar to Ben Affleck for Argo for Best Picture. Affleck won his first Oscar in 1998 for his Good Will Hunting screenplay, written with Matt Damon. He then endured almost a decade of flops and critical derision before making his comeback behind the camera. Accepting the prize for Best Picture last night, he said, “Doesn’t matter how you get knocked down in life; all that matters is you’ve got to get up.”
Argo also became the only the fourth film to win the Academy’s top prize without a corresponding nomination in the directing category. Ang Lee won his second Oscar for Best Director, for his adaptation of Yann Martell’s Booker Prize-winning novel Life of Pi, winning the most Oscars ,four in total.
Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained won two Oscars in the Best Original Screenplay category, and Best Supporting Actor for Christoph Waltz, this being his second Oscar.
22 year old Jennifer Lawrence won Best Actress for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook. Anne Hathaway won The Best Supporting Actress for her role in Les Misérables.
Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty, won just one Oscar, for Sound Editing, which it shared with Skyfall.
That was only the sixth tie in Oscar history. It was also the first award for a film in the Bond franchise since Thunderball won in the Special Visual Effects category in 1966.
Skyfall won two Oscars, as Adele added to her nine Grammys and four Brits with an Academy Award for Best Original song, which she accepted alongside her “Skyfall” co-writer, Paul Epworth and an Oscar for Sound Editing, which it shared with Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty.
Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Sound Editing: Life of Pi, Skyfall (tie)
Original Score: Life of Pi, Mychael Danna
Original Song: Skyfall from Skyfall, Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
Costume: Anna Karenina
Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio, Argo
Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
Animated Feature Film: Brave
Production Design: Lincoln
Film Editing: Argo
Makeup and Hairstyling: Les Miserables
Animated Short Film: Paperman
Live Action Short Film: Curfew
Visual Effects: Life of Pi