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LOS ANGELES -- Ben Affleck's Iran rescue thriller "Argo" has won best picture at the Academy Awards.

PHOTOS | 2013 Academy Awards

Chris Terrio won the Adapted Screenplay award for "Argo."

Jennifer Lawrence won the leading actress Oscar for "Silver Linings Playbook." And Daniel Day-Lewis won best actor for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln.

Christoph Waltz won best supporting actor from the Academy Awards for his performance as a refined bounty hunter in Quentin Tarantino's outlandish slavery epic "Django Unchained."

Anne Hathaway won the Oscar for best supporting actress for her teary, show-stopping performance in "Les Miserables."

Ang Lee won the Academy Award for best director for his "Life of Pi."

The Original Screenplay Oscar went to Quentin Tarantino for "Django Unchained."

The foreign-language prize went to Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke's old-age love story "Amour."

Adele's "Skyfall" has won the Academy Award for best original song, a first for a James Bond theme.

The 85th Academy Awards aired live Sunday night from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles with host Seth MacFarlane.

Michelle Obama announces Best Picture winner

Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance at the Oscars, opening the envelope that contained the name of the Best Picture winner, "Argo."

Appearing via streaming video from the White House, Mrs. Obama said all of the nominees demonstrated that "we can overcome any obstacle."

She said that message is "especially important for our young people" and thanked Hollywood for encouraging children "to open their imaginations."

The first lady was introduced by Jack Nicholson, who noted that the Best Picture trophy is usually announced solo.

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