Argo Wins Best Motion Picture Oscar
Ben Affleck's Iranian siege drama takes top gong at Academy Awards...
Argo has won the Academy Award for the Best Motion Picture.
TheBen Affleck-directed 1980 siege drama is the first film to scoop the top prize atThe Oscars without also having a nomination for its director since 1990.
It beat Lincoln, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Django Unchained, Silver Linings Playbook, Amour, Beasts Of The Southern Wild and Zero Dark Thirty to take the gong.
Accepting the award, an emotional Affleck said: "I was here 15 years ago, and I had no idea what I was doing.
"I went out, you know, and I never thought I would be back here, but I am because of so many... wonderful people who extended themselves to me when I had no benefit for them in Hollywood.
"You have to work harder than you possibly can, you can't hold grudges and it doesn't matter how you get knocked down in life - all that matters is you've gotta get up."
Affleck previously won a screenwriting Oscar for Good Will Hunting along with Matt Damon in 1998.
The night also saw Daniel Day-Lewis make Oscars history with a third Best Actor award.
Full list of The Oscars 2013 winners...
Best Motion Picture: Argo
Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Achievement in Directing: Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Original Song: "Skyfall," Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth; Skyfall
Best Animated Short Film: Paperman
Best Animated Feature Film: Brave
Achievement in Cinematography: Life of Pi, Claudio Miranda
Achievement in Visual Effects: Life of Pi
Achievement in Costume Design: Anna Karenina, Jacqueline Durran
Achievement in Makeup & Hairstyling: Les Misérables
Best Live-Action Short Film: Curfew
Best Documentary Short Subject: Inocente
Best Documentary Feature: Searching for a Sugar Man
Best Foreign-Language Film: Amour (Austria)
Achievement in Sound Mixing: Les Misérables
Achievement in Sound Editing: Zero Dark Thirty & Skyfall
Achievement in Film Editing: Argo
Achievement in Production Direction: Lincoln
Original Score: Life of Pi, Mychael Danna
Adapted Screenplay: Argo, Chris Terrio
Original Screenplay: Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino