As it happened: Oscars 2013

Key points

  • British actor Daniel Day-Lewis has made Oscars history as the first man to win three best actor awards. Alongside this year's honour for Lincoln, he won for There Will be Blood and My Left Foot
  • Argo won the award for best picture, despite the fact that Ben Affleck was not nominated in the best director category - the first time this has happened since Driving Miss Daisy in 1989
  • Taiwanese director Ang Lee has joined filmmakers such as Clint Eastwood, Oliver Stone and Steven Spielberg in winning an Oscar for best director on two occasions. His first was for Brokeback Mountain
  • Anne Hathaway has done an awards triple this year, winning best supporting actress for Les Miserables at the Golden Globes, the Baftas and the Oscars
  • Adele's best original song award for Skyfall was the first ever for a Bond film. For Your Eyes Only was nominated in 1981, but lost to the theme from Arthur
  • The 85th Academy Awards were held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and hosted for the first time by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane

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  • Kev Geoghegan 
  • Alexis Akwagyiram 

Last updated 25 February 2013


It's time for the most glamorous night of the year. The great and good of Hollywood have gathered to celebrate the best films, performances, screenplays and production work of the last year. Stay with us for hours of stylish outfits, lengthy acceptance speeches and A-listers weeping. Welcome to the Oscars.


A man wearing a kilt

The father of Oscars host Seth MacFarlane has arrived on the red carpet wearing a kilt. Will his famous son also don the family tartan on stage?


Hugh Jackman being styled

Best actor nominee Hugh Jackman being styled, ahead of the ceremony.


British actress Samantha Barks, from Les Miserables, has brought her sister to the Oscars and will performing on stage with the cast. She says: "It feels like a musical family being reunited."

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The Academy tweets: "Everybody's a winner at the #Oscars tonight. Except, of course, for the people that lose."


The ceremony is due to start in about an hour and a half - at 17:30 Los Angeles time (01:30 GMT).


Daniel Day-Lewis, who plays Abraham Lincoln, is favourite for best actor. The smart money seems to be on him making history by becoming the first man to win best actor three times.


Beasts of the Southern Wild's child star and best actress nominee Quvenzhane Wallis is not fazed by her first ever Oscars red carpet. "Its all been fun," she says. She has also met "a few" famous people, "but not a lot". Cuteness personified.

Quvenzhane Wallis