Oscars 2013: the winners, losers and the Jennifer Lawrence fall
It was a night of glitz and glamour which saw Daniel Day-Lewis make Oscar history and a tearful Adele scoop an award for her Bond theme Skyfall.
A-list celebrities lined the red carpet and First Lady Michelle Obama introduced the best picture category award from the White House.
The gong was handed to director Ben Affleck who pipped to the post Steven Spielberg with his Iran hostage thriller Argo. The husband of Jennifer Garner, Affleck trumped Spielberg’s masterpiece Lincoln.
Looking back at his success with 1997's Good Will Hunting, Affleck said: "I never thought I would be back here and I am because of so many of you who are here tonight."
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He added: "It doesn't matter how you get knocked down in life, all that matters is that you get up."
Meanwhile Lincoln’s leading man Daniel Day-Lewis, who wowed critics with his rendition of the 16th American president, made Oscar history after becoming the first man to win the best actor trophy three times.
Day-Lewis, who trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, previously won in 1989 for My Left Foot and in 2007 for There Will Be Blood.
Accepting his Oscar from Meryl Streep, the actor said: "I really don't know how any of this happened, I do know I've received more than my fair share of good fortune in my life."
Day-Lewis fended off competition from Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook); Hugh Jackman (Les Misérables); Joaquin Phoenix (The Master) and Denzel Washington (Flight).
There were tears as Brit darling Adele won the Oscar for best original song for her Bond theme Skyfall. And the new mum stunned the crowd with her first ever live performance of the 23rd Bond film's title track.
Skyfall also won the trophy for best sound editing, which was tied with Zero Dark Thirty. It is only the third time in the awards’ history winners have been tied.
But it wouldn't be the Oscars without at least one cringe-worthy episode - Jennifer Lawrence fell as she climbed the steps to the stage to claim the best actress award for Silver Linings Playbook.
The blushing 22-year-old told the crowd, who took to their feet: “You guys are just standing up cos you feel bad that I fell and that’s really embarrassing, but thank you… this is nuts”.
Christoph Waltz won the first award of the night, best supporting actor, for his role in Django Unchained.
Waltz thanked his character and “his creator and the creator of his awe-inspiring world, Quentin Tarantino”.
It was the second time in three years he has won the category - his first Oscar was for his role in Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds.
He pipped to the post Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master); Robert DeNiro (Silver Linings Playbook); Alan Arkin (Argo) and Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln).
Tarantino scooped the prize for best original screenplay while Ang Lee was named best director for Life of Pi, trumping Michael Haneke (Amour); Steven Spielberg (Lincoln); David O Russell (Silver Linings Playbook) and Behn Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild).
Lee picked previously picked up the trophy in 2006 for Brokeback Mountain.
Meanwhile Anne Hathaway picked up the best supporting actress gong for her role in the musical Les Miserables, beating Sally Field (Lincoln); Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook); Helen Hunt (The Sessions) and Amy Adams (The Master).
The star, who only featured as Fantine in the film for around 15 minutes, fought back tears as she said “it came true”.
Michael Haneke accepted the award for best foreign language film for Amour while John Kahr scooped the best animated short title for his film Paperman, which sees a young couple meet and fall in love thanks to a flurry of paper planes.
The award was presented by This is 40 stars Paul Rudd and Melissa McCarthy.
The ceremony was hosted by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane and saw performances from Jennifer Hudson, who sang I'm Telling You (Dreamgirls) and Catherine Zeta-Jones, who dazzled the crowd with All That Jazz (Chicago).
Meanwhile Barbra Streisand took the stage of the Dolby Theatre to sing The Way We Were in memory Marvin Hamlisch, an American composer and conductor who died in 2012.
The audience was also treated to a medley of Les Miserables songs sung by the cast.