Daniel Day-Lewis Wins Best Actor Oscar For Lincoln
Star makes Oscars history with third Best Actor gong of career...
Daniel Day-Lewis has made Oscars history by winning the Best Actor award for a third time.
The British thespian, who has two previous Oscars to his name for My Left Foot and There Will Be Blood, was handed the award for his role in Lincoln.
He played the title character in Steven Spielberg's historical epic.
"I really don't know how any of this happened," he said as he accepted his award.
"I do know that I have received so much more than my fair share of good fortune in my life and I am so grateful to the Academy for this beautiful honour.
On accepting the award from Meryl Streep, he quipped: "It's a strange thing, three years ago before we decided to do a straight swap. I had actually been committed to play Margaret Thatcher, and Meryl was Steven's first choice for... for Lincoln - and I'd like to see that version!
"Steven didn't have to persuade me to play Lincoln, but I did have to persuade him that if I were to play Lincoln, perhaps it shouldn't be a musical!
"My fellow nominees, my equals, my betters, I am so proud to have been included as one amongst you."
Anne Hathaway won Best Supporting Actress and Cristoph Waltz took his second Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Django Unchained - for which Quentin Tarantino also collected the award for Best Writing - Original Screenplay.
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