Argo, a political thriller, picked up three awards at the 85th Oscar Awards, including Best Picture.
It also won Best Screenplay and Best Editing.
However, the film’s director, Ben Affleck, was not even nominated for Best Director. The honor went to Ang Lee who won his second Oscar for his work in Life of Pi. The Taiwanese director first won in 2006 for Brokeback Mountain.
Top acting honors went to Daniel Day-Lewis and Jennifer Lawrence.
Daniel won Best Actor for his performance as former President Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln.
This is the third Oscar for the British actor, and he is the first actor to win Best Actor three times. He first won in 1990 for My Left Foot and he won again in 2008 for There Will Be Blood.
Jennifer won her first Oscar trophy for Best Actress for her portrayal as a widow in Silver Linings Playbook. She was previously nominated for Best Actress in 2011 for Winter’s Bone.
Christoph Waltz picked up his second Best Supporting Actor trophy for his performance in Django Unchained. He first won for Inglourious Basterds in 2010.
Anne Hathaway, as expected, won Best Supporting Actress for her role as Fantine in Les Miserables. This is her first Oscar.
Here is the complete list of winners at the Oscar Awards 2013:
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Best Supporting Actor
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Best Supporting Actress
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Best Original Screenplay
Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino
Best Adapted Screenplay
Argo, Chris Terrio
Best Foreign Language Film
Best Original Song
“Skyfall” from Skyfall, music and lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
Best Original Score
Life of Pi, Mychael Danna
Best Production Design
Lincoln, Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Jim Erickson
Best Film Editing
Argo, William Goldenberg
Life of Pi, Claudio Miranda
Best Visual Effects
Life of Pi, Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott
Best Costume Design
Anna Karenina, Jacqueline Durran
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Les Misérables, Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell
Best Sound Editing
Skyfall, Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers
Zero Dark Thirty, Paul N.J. Ottosson
Best Sound Mixing
Les Misérables, Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes
Best Documentary Feature
Searching for Sugar Man
Best Documentary Short
Best Live Action Short
Best Animated Feature
Best Animated Short