From the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama joined Jack Nicholson to help present the final prize.
“There are eight great films that have every right, as much a right to be up here as we do,” Affleck said of the other best-picture
In share-the-wealth mode, Oscar voters spread Sunday’s honors among a range of films, with “Argo” winning three trophies but “Life of Pi” leading with four.
Daniel Day-Lewis joined a select group of recipients with his third Oscar, taking the best-actor trophy for his monumental performance as Abraham Lincoln in the Civil War saga “Lincoln.”
“Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence triumphed in Hollywood’s big games, winning the best actress as a damaged soul in “Silver Linings Playbook,” while Ang Lee pulled off a huge upset as best director for “Life of Pi.”
Anne Hathaway went from propping up leaden sidekick James Franco at the Academy Awards to hefting a golden statue of her own with a supporting-actress Oscar win as a doomed mother-turned-prostitute in the musical “Les
Christoph Waltz won his second supporting-actor Oscar for a Tarantino film, this time as a genteel bounty hunter in the slave-revenge saga “Django Unchained.” Tarantino also won his second Oscar, for original screenplay for “Django.”
Lawrence took a fall on her way to the stage, tripping on the steps.
At 22, Lawrence is the second-youngest woman to win best actress, behind Marlee Matlin, who was 21 when she won for “Children of a Lesser God.” Lawrence also is the third-youngest best-actress contender ever, earning her first nomination at age 20 two years ago for her breakout role in “Winter’s Bone,” the film that took her from virtual unknown to one of Hollywood’s most-versatile and sought-after performers.
List of the 85th annual Academy Award winners:
Best Picture: “Argo.”
Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln.”
Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook.”
Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained.”
Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables.”
Directing: Ang Lee, “Life of Pi.”
Foreign Language Film: “Amour.”
Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio, “Argo.”
Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, “Django Unchained.”
Animated Feature Film: “Brave.”
Production Design: “Lincoln.”
Cinematography: “Life of Pi.”
Sound Mixing: “Les Miserables.”
Sound Editing (tie): “Skyfall,” ‘‘Zero Dark Thirty.”
Original Score: “Life of Pi,” Mychael Danna.
Original Song: “Skyfall,” from “Skyfall,” Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth.
Costume: “Anna Karenina.”
Documentary Feature: “Searching for Sugar Man.”
Documentary (short subject): “Inocente.”
Film Editing: “Argo.”
Makeup and Hairstyling: “Les Miserables.”
Animated Short Film: “Paperman.”
Live Action Short Film: “Curfew.”
Visual Effects: “Life of Pi.”
Oscar winners that were previously presented this season:
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: Jeffrey Katzenberg
Honorary Award: Hal Needham
Honorary Award: D.A. Pennebaker
Honorary Award: George Stevens Jr.
Award of Merit: Cooke Optics