Daniel Day-Lewis makes Oscars history

  • Daniel Day-Lewis made Oscars history on Sunday night by becoming the first man to win the best actor prize three times.

    The British-born star took home the Oscar for his role in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln.

    Day-Lewis previously won best actor for My Left Foot (1990) and There Will Be Blood (2008).

    Ben Affleck's rescue thriller Argo set in Iran beat Lincoln to scoop the top prize for best picture.

    Jennifer Lawrence, 22, won the best actress award for her role as a troubled widow in Silver Linings Playbook.

    Anne Hathaway won best supporting actress for her role as factory worker Fantine in the musical Les Miserables.

    Meanwhile, Christoph Waltz won his second Oscar for best supporting actor in a Quentin Tarantino film. He won the award for playing a German bounty hunter in Django Unchained, which also gave Tarantino the award for best original screenplay prize.

    The best-adapted screenplay award went to Chris Terrio for Argo while Pixar's Scottish adventure Brave won best animated feature.

    Austrian drama Amour won the Oscar for best foreign language film.

    British singer Adele won the Oscar for best original song for her Bond theme Skyfall, which she also performed during the ceremony.

    Ang Lee won his second Oscar for directing Life of Pi, the adaptation of Yann Martel's novel about a boy stranded in a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger. The film won a total of four Oscars, more than any other film.

    Unusually, there was a tie in the sound editing category, the Oscar was shared by Zero Dark Thirty and Skyfall.

    The ceremony was hosted for the first time by Seth MacFarlane, creator of the animated comedy Family Guy and director of the movie Ted.

    The show also included a tribute to the James Bond franchise, followed by a performance by Dame Shirley Bassey, who sang her theme song to the 1960s Bond classic Goldfinger.

    The night also saw Chicago Oscar-winner Catherine Zeta-Jones and Dreamgirls winner Jennifer Hudson join Les Miserables cast members Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Helena Bonham Carter and Amanda Seyfried to perform together on stage.

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