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Oscars 2013: the winners

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It's been a night of high drama, emotion and surprises at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, with unexpected guests, riveting live performances and Oscar records all adding to the obligatory dose of on-stage antics and A-List pizzazz.

Jennifer Lawrence was the uncontested champion of the evening, beating off stiff competition from the likes of Jessica Chastain and Emmanuelle Riva to scoop the best actress Oscar for her role as a troubled young widow in rom com drama Silver Linings Playbook. The 22-year-old actress tripped slightly as she took to the stage but was able to laugh it off as she collected the gong and became the second youngest best actress winner in Oscar history.

Over in the best actor category, Daniel Day-Lewis followed through on predictions by taking home the Oscar for his performance in presidential biopic Lincoln and by doing so, became the first person to win the best actor prize three times. Political drama Argo, directed by Ben Affleck and produced by George Clooney, won best picture in an award presented by Michelle Obama, who made a surprise appearance at the ceremony (in an art deco-inspired Naeem Khan dress) via a video link from the White House.

A tearful Anne Hathaway took best supporting actress for her gutsy live-singing role in Les Mis, while Christoph Waltz was awarded best supporting actor for Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino also picked up best original screenplay for his Western-inspired flick). Adele continued her awards season blaze of triumph with a best song Oscar for Bond tune Skyfall, winning over yet more fans with her humble and unassuming acceptance speech.

Elsewhere, the ceremony featured a series of incredible live performances from Dame Shirley Bassey, Jennifer Hudson and Catherine Zeta-Jones, who prompted rapturous applause with a reprisal of her role in Chicago. And Seth MacFarlane's first stint as Oscars host was marked by the appearance of the Jaws theme tune as a tactic to cut across over-running winners' speeches.

Come see who's won what in all the major categories, below, or click here to see all the photos from this year's Oscars red carpet.

Best Actress

WINNER: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Naomi Watts, The Impossible

Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

ABOVE: Jennifer Lawrence picked up the best actress Oscar for her brilliant performance in Silver Linings Playbook

Best Actor

WINNER: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Denzel Washington, Flight

Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables

Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

ABOVE: Daniel Day-Lewis took home best actor for his lead role in Lincoln

Best Supporting Actress

WINNER: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

Sally Field, Lincoln

Helen Hunt, The Sessions

Amy Adams, The Master

Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook

ABOVE: Anne Hathaway won best supporting actress for her performance in Les Mis

Best Supporting Actor

WINNER: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Phillip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

Alan Arkin, Argo

Robert DeNiro, Silver Linings Playbook

Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

ABOVE: Adele brought the house down with her rendition of Skyfall and later won the Oscar for best song for the Bond theme tune

Best Picture

WINNER: Argo

Django Unchained

Zero Dark Thirty

Lincoln

Les Miserables

Life Of Pi

Silver Linings Playbook

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Amour

ABOVE: The cast of Argo, including Ben Affleck and George Clooney, celebrate their best picture win

Best Director

WINNER: Ang Lee, Life of Pi

Steven Spielberg, Lincoln

Michael Haneke, Amour

David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

ABOVE: Ang Lee won best director for his stunning adaptation of Yann Martel's novel Life Of Pi. The film also won best cinematography

Cinematography

WINNER: Life of Pi, Claudio Miranda

Anna Karenina, Seamus McGarvey

Django Unchained,Robert Richardson

Lincoln, Janusz Kaminski

Skyfall, Roger Deakins

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

WINNER: Argo, Screenplay by Chris Terrio

Beasts of the Southern Wild, Screenplay by Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin

Life of Pi, Screenplay by David Magee

Lincoln, Screenplay by Tony Kushner

Silver Linings Playbook, Screenplay by David O. Russell

ABOVE: Catherine Zeta-Jones re-lived her role in Chicago for a live musicals tribute

Writing (Original Screenplay)

WINNER: Django Unchained, Written by Quentin Tarantino

Amour, Written by Michael Haneke

Flight, Written by John Gatins

Moonrise Kingdom, Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola

Zero Dark Thirty, Written by Mark Boal

ABOVE: Jacqueline Durran was awarded best costume design for her work in Anna Karenina

Costume Design

WINNER: Anna Karenina, Jacqueline Durran

Les Miserables, Paco Delgado

Lincoln, Joanna Johnston

Mirror Mirror, Eiko Ishioka

Snow White and the Huntsman, Colleen Atwood

Animated Feature Film

WINNER: Brave, Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman

Frankenweenie, Tim Burton

ParaNorman, Sam Fell and Chris Butler

The Pirates! Band of Misfits, Peter Lord

Wreck-It Ralph, Rich Moore

Foreign Language Film

WINNER: Amour, Austria

Kon-Tiki, Norway

No, Chile

A Royal Affair, Denmark

War Witch, Canada

Picture credit: Rex Features and Getty Images

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