`Argo' wins best picture Oscar

Ben Affleck accepts the Best Picture Academy Award for "Argo."
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- There was a surprise and a sharing of the wealth at the Oscars.

The surprise was Ang Lee as best director for "Life of Pi," which won four awards. As expected, best picture went to "Argo."

Daniel Day-Lewis won best actor for "Lincoln," while Jennifer Lawrence took the best actress statuette for "Silver Linings Playbook."


-- Directing: Ang Lee

-- Best Picture: "Argo"

-- Actress: Jennifer Lawrence

-- Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis

-- Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz

-- Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway

-- Animated Short Film: "Paper Man"

-- Animated Feature Film: "Brave"

-- Cinematography: Claudio Miranda for "Life of Pi"

-- Visual Effects: "Life of Pi"

-- Costume Design: "Anna Karenina"

-- Makeup and Hairstyling: "Les Miserables"

-- Live Action Short Film: "Curfew"

-- Documentary Short Subject: "Innocente"

-- Documentary Feature: "Searching for Sugar Man"

-- Foreign Language Film: "Amour"

-- Sound Mixing: "Les Miserables

-- Sound Editing: "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Skyfall" (A tie)

-- Film Editing: "Argo"

-- Production Design: "Lincoln"

-- Original Score: "Life of Pi"

-- Original Song: "Skyfall"

-- Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio for "Argo"

-- Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantion for "Django Unchained"

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