25 February 2013 Last updated at 02:44 ET

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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    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.

     
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    Russell Crowe tweets that he won't be on the red carpet tonight with his Les Miserables pals.

     
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    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?

     
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    Hugh Jackman being styled

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

     
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    So it's official then - Russell Crowe tweets that he is most definitely getting the beers in…

     
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    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."

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

     
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    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.

     
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    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
     
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    0010: Caitlin Moran

    tweets: Charlize Theron appears to have killed and melted down a Stormtrooper to make her dress.

     
  12.  
    0012: Barack Obama

    tweets: Happy #Oscars night.

    Barack Obama and others
     
  13.  
    0017: Peter Bowes BBC News

    tweets: Amy Adams - most eye catching trailing gown yet. I'm not a fashion expert :)

    Amy Adams
     
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    No film is expected to dominate tonight's ceremony. It might be an interesting night for Argo director Ben Affleck, whose film has overtaken historical epic Lincoln in most predictions for the best picture prize - even though he was a surprise omission from the Academy Awards' best director shortlist.

     
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    "I'm so hungry," says best actress nominee Jennifer Lawrence, breaking off mid-discussion about the stigma attached to mental health issues. Talk about going off-message.

     
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    "I can't sit down and feel like my organs are being pushed out of my body," says Les Miserables actress Amanda Seyfried, on her Oscars dress.

     
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    Can you tell the difference between being fashion forward and a fashion faux-pas? Can Hollywood's finest? Find out in this gallery of images from the red carpet.

    Jennifer Lawrence Leading actress nominee Jennifer Lawrence arrived on the red carpet wearing Dior Couture.
     
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    Tip for next year's Academy Awards? Quvenzhane Wallis confirms she is to star in a new version of Annie. The original was nominated for two Oscars in 1982, but it didn't win any.

     
  19.  
    0042: Peter Bowes BBC News

    tweets: Best song nominee Adele has arrived. Tells the crowd it's surreal to be at #oscars. Feels like she's gate crashing the party.

     
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    Adele's Skyfall could win best original song - one of the few British hopefuls. Plus she's going to perform at the ceremony. And here she is.

    Adele
     
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    Peter Lord, from Aardman Animation, has arrived. He's a nominee in the best animation category for Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists.

     
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    0053: Alastair Leithead BBC News, Los Angeles

    tweets: An #Oscars prayer: please let the winners be a) nice and b) not drunk by 1am when I try to interview them o/side the VF party

     
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    Want to know a bit more about the actors and actresses who are up for the top gongs? Find out on our profiles of the nominees.

     
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    Best supporting actor nominee Robert De Niro on his Silver Linings Playback co-star Bradley Cooper, who is up for best actor: "He's a very smart, compassionate young man who cares about what he's doing. And he likes me. I like people who like me - you're 80% there."

     
  25.  
    0059: BBC Ents News Team

    tweets: #Oscars organisers hope host Seth McFarlane will win a younger TV audience. The average age of viewers has risen from 39 to 52 since 1993.

     
  26.  
    0102: Lexi

    tweets: Didn't think it was possible, but Bradley Cooper just got even better in our book, he took his mum as his date to the #Oscars2013 AWWWWW

     
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    Oscars fact: If Argo wins best picture, it will be the first film since 1989's Driving Miss Daisy to win without a best director nomination for its director, Ben Affleck.

     
  28.  
    0106: Piers Morgan

    tweets: Well that was fun. Total chaos, but great fun. #Oscars #RedCarpet

     
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    Argo director Ben Affleck has arrived.

    Ben Affleck
     
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    George Clooney is one of only two people to have ever been nominated in six different categories at the Oscars (best actor, supporting actor, picture, original screenplay, adapted screenplay and director). The other person was the legendary Walt Disney. So what's next for George? "I've been thinking about choreography, is there an award for that?"

     
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    Jamie Foxx, who is the lead in Django Unchained, arrives with his 19-year-old daughter on his arm. Like several A-listers - including Bradley Cooper, who posed for photos with his mother - he's chosen to keep it in the family on the red carpet.

     
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    Best actor nominee Daniel Day-Lewis, discussing his role as US President Abraham Lincoln, says: "Once you discover him, he remains with you forever." Particularly, we imagine, if you become the first man in Oscars history to win three best actor awards.

     
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    The ladies' toilet on the second floor of the Dolby Theatre overflowed just 45 minutes before the US telecast began, prompting a scramble by a half dozen workers to tackle the mini flood, according to the LA Times.

     
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    It's just kicked off. The red carpet is over and the ceremony has started!

     
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    Not the traditional musical opener. Host Seth MacFarlane started with a joke about making nominee Tommy Lee Jones laugh - and he succeeded!

     
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    A joke about Rihanna and Chris Brown prompts gasps from the audience. "That's as bad as it gets, if it makes you feel better," quips MacFarlane. "That's not really as bad as it gets," he adds.

     
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    ....and now he's singing a song about breasts, called We Saw Your Boobs. Well, they did ask the creator of Family Guy to host.

     
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    Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron join him singing The Way You Look Tonight with some pretty awesome dance moves - Dancing with the Stars beckons?

     
  39.  
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    ...more singing and dancing. This time, Joseph Gordon Levitt and Daniel Radcliffe get a great reception for their rendition of High Hopes, complete with a soft shoe shuffle.

     
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    William Shatner, reprising his role as Captain James T. Kirk, is talking to MacFarlane on a big screen, giving him pointers on how to avoid a disastrous turn as the Oscars host.

     
  41.  
    Zac Pettiford

    tweets: Is this a musical or an award show?!

     
  42.  
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    Ok, the singing and dancing is over. Time for the business end of the night to begin. First up, best supporting actor. Octavia Spencer - last year's winner of best supporting actress - announces the shortlist.

     
  43.  
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    ..and the Oscars goes to Christoph Waltz for Django Unchained. He won the same award for Inglorious Basterds. He gave his "unlimited gratitude" to director Quentin Tarantino and thanked his co-stars.

     
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    Paul Rudd and Melissa McCarthy announce best animated short film... and its Disney film Paperman. First ever nomination and award for director John Kahrs.

     
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    And the best animated feature film goes to Brave - the story of a rebellious, Scottish red-headed princess - for Mike Andrews and Brenda Chapman. He's wearing a kilt - first time we've ever seen one on an Oscars stage? Answers please?

     
  46.  
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    Earlier this week, Andrews said: "I'm going to start a trend, the Oscar kilt. It's going to be very cool. And the others better be. There's going to be a clan of kilts."

     
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    The cast of Avengers Assemble gather to announce the Oscar for achievement in cinematography... and it's presented to Life of Pi - first one of the night for the special effects laden fantasy.

     
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    Piers Morgan tweets his say on this year's host: "I doubt there will have ever been a more divisive #Oscars host than @SethMacFarlane - I'm loving him, others are hating it."

     
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    Next up is visual effects. Samuel L Jackson struggles with the envelope, but it's two out of two for Life of Pi.

     
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    MacFarlane points out that Quvenzhane Willis has opened up a withering put down for anyone shortlisted for an Academy Award. "So you got nominated for an Oscar...? Something a nine-year-old could do."

     
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    The special effects winners were cruelly cut off by John Williams' Jaws theme as they paid special thanks to the firm Rhythm and Hues. That's the company that created the 450-pound Bengal tiger in Life of Pi and has now filed for bankruptcy protection.

     
  52.  
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    Magic Mike star Channing Tatum and Jennifer Aniston are joking about waxing on stage as they present the award for costume design. "Welcome to the club," she says.

     
  53.  
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    ....and it goes to Jacqueline Durran for Anna Karenina - the first award for a British nominee.

     
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    The make-up award goes to Lisa Westcott and Julie Darnell for Les Miserables. It's the first Oscar of the night for the all-star musical adaptation, and another award for the UK.

     
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    Halle Berry celebrates the 50th anniversary of James Bond with its enduring "music, Martinis and Pussy Galore". Cue a montage of some of the fictional spy's greatest action scenes, set against the backdrop of the unmistakable theme tune. And now Dame Shirley Bassey is singing Goldfinger!

     
  56.  
    0228: Time Out New York

    tweets: Just give Shirley Bassey the rest of the awards and call it a night.

     
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    Jamie Foxx and Kerry Washington

    Django Unchained's Jamie Foxx and Kerry Washington chill backstage.

     
  58.  
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    .....and now the stars of Quentin Tarantino's film are on stage to present the next award for best live action short film. And the Oscar goes to Shawn Christensen for Curfew.

     
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    Here's Christoph Waltz - one of the stars of Django Unchained - accepting his award for best supporting actor, earlier.

    Christoph Waltz
     
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    ...and the Oscar for documentary short subject goes to Inocente - a coming of age story about a young artist.

     
  61.  
    0241: Aardman's Peter Lord

    tweets: Slightly failed to win Oscar. Not to worry though. Taking part and so forth...

     
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    MacFarlane drops another edgy joke - this time about John Wilkes Booth, the man who killed Abraham Lincoln, really "getting inside" the former US president's head. Cue audible gasps, followed by an awkward silence. "150 years and it's still too soon," quips the host.

     
  63.  
    0245: Waitwait

    tweets: Liam Neeson is so classy I was half expecting him to call it "Half Past Zero Dark.

     
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    Ben Affleck presents the award for best documentary feature to Searching for Sugarman - about the elusive 60s musician Rodriguez - described as "one of the greatest singers ever" by the winning director, Malik Bendjelloul.

     
  65.  
    0250: Michael Springthorpe

    tweets: I want to meet the guy who chose the "Jaws" theme to shut up the Oscar winners

     
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    Jennifer Garner and best actress nominee Jessica Chastian announce the Oscar for best foreign language film. It goes to Amour and 70-year-old director Michael Haneke. Somewhat fittingly, he thanked his wife, who has "supported him for thirty years". "You are the centre of my life," he adds.

     
  67.  
    0302: Michael Moore

    tweets: Congrats to Detroit's own Rodriguez - the Oscar for Best Documentary goes to Searching for Sugar Man!

     
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    Dame Shirley Bassey

    Dame Shirley Bassey wowed the audience earlier with a rendition of Goldfinger.

     
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    Lots of singing now to give us a short break from the awards. Catherine Zeta Jones performs All That Jazz - ten years after she won best supporting actress for her role in Chicago. She still has the bobbed black wig.

     
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    Next up, Jennifer Hudson singing And I'm Telling You from the musical Dreamgirls - the song that won her an Oscar in 2007. Hard to decide best individual vocal performance of the night so far - Hudson or Bassey?

     
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    Cast of Les Miserables sing One More Day, from the best picture nominee. It sounds very grand and gets a standing ovation from a delighted audience.

     
  72.  
    0310: Drew Schnoebelen

    tweets: "If your drinking game is "take a drink every time someone sings" tonight, sorry you died. #oscars

     
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    Seth MacFarlane and dancers

    Seth MacFarlane during one of the numerous musical interludes that have been interspersed throughout the ceremony so far.

     
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    Seth MacFarlane introduces Mark Wahlberg and Ted - wearing a tux - to announce best sound mixing....and it goes to Les Miserables - another technical award for the film.

     
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    ....and the best sound editing is a tie for Zero Dark Thirty and Skyfall - the first award for a Bond film since 1965's Thunderball. It's not the first time there's been a tie. Katherine Hepburn and Barbara Streisand tied for best actress in 1969.

     
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    A poster

    Apparently every winner signs this poster.

     
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    Jesse Tyler Ferguson from Modern Family tweets: I am loving that the Oscars is basically a tribute to musical theater this year! It's amazing!

     
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    Last year's oldest ever winner of the best supporting actor award, Christopher Plummer, announces the best supporting actress - and it goes to Anne Hathaway for Les Miserables. "It came true," she weeps. She thanks the team behind the film and Hugh Jackman - "you're the best".

     
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    she also thanks her husband - "the happiest moment of my life was when you walked into it."

     
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    0328: Empire Magazine

    tweets: Big thanks to Hugh Jackman from Anne. Touching, heartfelt speech. Bless. No Jaws for you, Anne. #teamhathaway

     
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    Speaking to the BBC backstage, Brit winners Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell, who worked on the costumes and makeup for Les Miserables, said they would celebrate "with a song or a dance... and it's got to be champagne".

     
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    Sandra Bullock presents the film editing award to Argo - the fourth nomination and first win for William Goldenberg. "I share this with Ben Affleck, my brother, I love you," he says.

     
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    Jennifer Lawrence introduces "the unstoppable" Adele, who sings Skyfall in her shimmering, black dress.

     
  84.  
    0337: Gemma Singleton in Liverpool

    emails: So glad that the Oscars is being hosted by the fantastic Seth MacFarlane. It's a breath of fresh air to be quite honest and he has had my fiance and I in stitches - just wish the other celebrities would lighten up.

     
  85.  
    0339: BBC Ents Team

    tweets: It's the UNSTOPPABLE ADELE. Not to be confused with the Perpetual Motion Adele. #oscars

     
  86.  
    0342: People Magazine

    tweets: Spotted in the audience: Aniston and Theroux sharing a bag of popcorn. Because this has been going on for 1500 hours.

     
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    Adele

    Here's Adele in action, performing the theme tune from the latest Bond film, Skyfall.

     
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    Karen Baker Landers, who won the award for sound editing for Skyfall jointly with Zero Dark Thirty, on being a woman in sound editing: "It's an honour to represent women in this industry and hang with the big boys."

     
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    Daniel Radcliffe and Kristen Stewart present Lincoln with the Oscar for production design. It's the first award of the night for the biopic.

     
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    Jaws star Richard Dreyfuss tweets: "I always dreamed that the score of one of my films would be used to play people off at the Oscars. We did it, Steven!"

     
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    George Clooney announces the in memoriam section where the Academy acknowledges industry people who have died over the past year. A rare sombre moment.

     
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    Barbra Streisand performs Memories, from the film The Way We Were, paying tribute to composer Marvin Hamlisch.

     
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    Anne Hathaway

    Here's Anne Hathaway accepting the best supporting actress award earlier for her role in Les Miserables. She said of her prostitute character: "Here's hoping that some day, in the not-too-distant future, the misfortunes of Fantine will only be found in stories and not in real life"

     
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    There's an extended in memoriam gallery on the official Oscars website.

     
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    Original score award goes to Michael Danna for Life of Pi. It's presented by the cast of Chicago. Richard Gere also struggled with the envelope - they must be stuck down pretty well this year.

     
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    ....and the Oscar for original song goes to Skyfall. Adele and co-writer Paul Epworth take to the stage. A weeping Adele managed to thank Epworth and her boyfriend, Simon Konecki: "My man, I love you", And, getting in a few final words as she's led off stage, she waves at Hollywood's finest saying: "You're all amazing as well."

     
  97.  
    0423: Halden Johnson

    tweets: I love that Adele talks like a human and not a celebrity.

     
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    Charlize Theron and Dustin Hoffman appear on the stage to announce the winner of the adapted screenplay category and look like the original odd couple - a good foot difference in their height. Guess who's taller....and Chris Terrio wins for Argo.

     
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    Quentin Tarantino wins the original screenplay award for Django Unchained.

     
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    He won the same award for Pulp Fiction in 1995. "This is cool - Charlize is my neighbour," he says. Tarantino refuses to leave the stage, even after the music starts, in order to pay tribute to all working writers. "Peace out," he concludes.

     
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    Adele

    And here's Adele proudly holding her award aloft.

     
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    Jane Fonda and Michael Douglas announce one of the evening's big ones - best director. And it goes to Ang Lee for Life of Pi - his second victory, after taking the award for Brokeback Mountain in 2006. He thanked "the movie god and the 3000 people who helped make the film".

     
  103.  
    0439: People Magazine

    tweets: Quentin just smacked down the "get off the stage" music! Well done, sir!

     
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    Looking cool, handsome and French - Jean Dujardin announces the best actress award and it goes to... Jennifer Lawrence from Silver Linings Playbook. She's so overwhelmed that she trips as she walks up the stairs to receive the award.

     
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    "You're standing up cause you feel bad I fell," she says. "This is nuts. Thank you to the women this year - you are magnificent."

     
  106.  
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    Jean Dujardin

    Here's Jean Dujardin backstage, shortly before presenting the award for best actress.

     
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    Seth MacFarlane says this presenter "needs no introduction", and then walks off stage. And he's right - it's only Meryl Streep!

     
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    0449: Breaking News

    Daniel Day-Lewis receives the best actor award for Lincoln. He makes Oscar history, becoming the first man to win three best actor awards.

     
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    Day-Lewis says he's received "more than his fair share of good fortune". He jokes that he had been committed to playing Margaret Thatcher, and that Streep was Steven Spielberg's first choice for Lincoln.

     
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    The actor says his wife has had to live with some "strange companions", referring to the many characters he has played over the years.

     
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    Adele, backstage, on her historic win: "I think I'm going to the Vanity Fair party, so that'll be quite nice. But I've got to get up at six, so one glass of champagne and I'm gone these days."

     
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    US first lady Michelle Obama gives a short video message from the White House before handing over to Jack Nicholson, who goes through the best picture nominees....and the Oscar goes to Argo.

     
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    Ben Affleck, who missed out on a best director nomination, acknowledged Steven Spielberg as "a genius". He thanks everybody who worked on Argo. "It doesn't matter how you get knocked down in life. All that matters is that you get up," he says, choking back tears.

     
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    Host Seth MacFarlane says he wanted to cheer people up who missed out on an award. So he performs a song with Glee star Kristen Chenoweth, aptly called A Song for the Losers.

     
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    0507:
    Ben Affleck, holding an Oscar

    Ben Affleck, who directed Argo, made an impassioned speech when accepting the film's award for best picture.

     
  116.  
    0509: E!

    Tweets: Seth MacFarlane and Kristin Chenoweth close the show with an ode to the losers. But the real question: As a host, was Seth a winner?

     
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    0510:

    On Twitter, Sasha Alexander says: Mean spirited final song on #oscars2013. Its an award show, come on!

     
  118.  
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    Two and a Half Men actor Patton Oswalt disagrees: Hey, @SethMacFarlane? You did a great job.

     
  119.  
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    Best actress winner Jennifer Lawrence's first thought on tripping going to the stage to collect her award: "Let's just say it starts with f"

     
  120.  
    0532: Robbie Collin Daily Telegraph

    tweets: The incredible power of the Oscars is that I feel annoyed about every person and film that won, even though I really like them all.

     
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    As he celebrates his win for best actor, Daniel Day-Lewis is asked backstage what role he'll be tackling next. "I need to have a lie-down for a couple of years after this one," he says.

     
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    Following the awards, the attention now turns to the after show parties. Speaking to the BBC on the red carpet at the Vanity Fair party, Jane Fonda says: "I loved it. I thought it was a wonderful show".

     
  123.  
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    Bono and his daughter

    And here's Bono with his daughter arriving at Vanity Fair to party it up LA-stylee.

     
  124.  
    0544:

    The Huffington Post urges us to spare a thought for sound mixer Greg P. Russell, the 16-time Oscar nominee who is yet to win. Maybe next year.

     
  125.  
    0548:

    A moment she won't want to relive but, thanks to this gif you can watch best actress Jennifer Lawrence fall over again, and again, and again...

     
  126.  
    0549: Mannix in London

    emails: Well done Daniel Day-Lewis. History in the making. Congratulations! I take it he will now be knighted, and rightly so!

     
  127.  
    0557:
    Jack Nicholson and the team behind Argo

    Best picture winner Ben Affleck hangs with his buddies backstage. He says he was disappointed with his best director snub for Argo. "But when I look at the directors, the people who weren't nominated as well - Tarantino, Hooper, Bigelow, Anderson, it was a very tough year," he adds. "I'm really, really honoured to win an Academy award."

     
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    0603:

    More praise for host Seth MacFarlane, this time from star of the US version of The Office Rainn Wilson: Truly, @SethMacFarlane did a great job. Funny, self-deprecating and surprisingly fresh.

     
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    "Now I can drink with abandon," says Seth MacFarlane after the final curtain falls on this year's Academy Awards show.

     
  130.  
    0607:
    Quentin Tarantino

    Quentin Tarantino, on his original screenplay Oscar for the controversial Django Unchained: "All that criticism, it was kind of a good thing. I wanted to start the conversation about slavery and American's role in that."

     
  131.  
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    Trade paper Variety shares its thoughts on this year's Oscars. "For good or ill, though, this was a very conventional Academy Awards," it says.

     
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    Curious about who said what? Check out our selection of the best acceptance speeches and quotes from the red carpet and backstage.

     
  133.  
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    Backstage, Oscar-winning Argo screenwriter Chris Terrio shares his advice for future filmmakers and writers: "You have to stick to what you love, as writing is such a lonely and depressing existence...stick to what you love and someone will hear your voice."

     
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    0626:
    Joseph Gordon Levitt (centre) with Charlize Theron (right) and Amy Adams

    Joseph Gordon Levitt is the meat in a Charlize Theron and Amy Adams sandwich at the Governor's Ball. What a very lucky man indeed - hence the slightly smug smile.

     
  135.  
    0630:

    Did you miss the ceremony? Playing catch-up? Want to know who won the award for best sound editing? Satisfy your curiosity by reading our full list of award winners.

     
  136.  
    0635: BBC Ents News Team

    tweets: Red carpet at the Vanity Fair Party is a total scrum. Duels being fought with microphones, PRs brandishing clipboards like shields.

     
  137.  
    0643:
    Oscar winners

    Here, Daniel Day-Lewis and Jennifer Lawrence, winners of the best actor and best actress awards, celebrate with the pair who won gongs for their supporting roles, Anne Hathaway and Christoph Waltz.

     
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    0654:

    A victorious Ben Affleck has tweeted: Thank you Academy, Tony, the cast and crew. What a ride #Argo has been for us all! #Oscars

     
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    0656:

    The Searching for Sugarman team is on the red carpet at Vanity Fair party and told the BBC the Oscar for best documentary was "thrilling and the end of a fairytale".

     
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    0658:
    Sir Elton John and David Furnish

    Here are Sir Elton John and David Furnish at their annual Aids Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party. Loving the shades and brooch combo.

     
  141.  
    0703: BBC Ents News Team

    tweets: Kate Beckinsale on Daniel Day-Lewis: "He's the Meryl Streep of British actors. He's a rock star."

     
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    0707:

    More reviews in for Seth MacFarlane and the Oscars show. The Hollywood Reporter says: "A lot of song and dance, the show ran over, but MacFarlane and the Oscars win in a no-win situation."

     
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    0710:

    More of the top gifs of the night, courtesy of Vulture. The best, without question, still belongs to little Quvenzhane Wallis.

     
  144.  
    0712: Maria Sharapova

    tweets: Four hours of training in the morning, a baby birthday stop by and now the Vanity Fair party. I've seen it all today. Busy #oscars2013 day!

     
  145.  
    0715:
    Orlando Bloom and his wife

    Brit actor Orlando Bloom and his model wife Miranda Kerr made it along to the Vanity Fair party.

     
  146.  
    0722:

    British actress Samantha Barks - Eponine, in Les Miserables - tweets that the Oscars were "amazing", adding: "Personal highlight groovin to 'all that jazz' with Hugh jackman and John Travolta."

     
  147.  
    0725:

    Meanwhile, an off-duty Russell Crowe has no plans to attend any parties and tweets: "Tuxedo off, jeans on...forgive me fancy Hollywood party organizers...got a place to be."

     
  148.  
    0733:

    Another admirer of Mr S. MacFarlane, in the form of a Mr R. Crowe, tweets: "Congratulations @SethMacFarlane, you did great mate, handled it all with grace, #topjob." For another perspective, you can read the BBC's review of the host.

     
  149.  
    0737: BBC Ents News Team tweets

    tweets: Shirley Bassey on Adele: "I'm so pleased she won. And what a dancer! I taught her everything she knows." #oscars

     
  150.  
    0739:

    And that's it for our live coverage of the Academy Awards. Thanks for joining us - we hope you've enjoyed it as much as we have. If your thirst for all things Oscar-related still hasn't been quenched, check out our special section on the BBC News website.

     

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