A summary of memorable moments at the 85th Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. While female songstresses Adele and Jennifer Hudson delivered the biggest emotional punches during Sunday night's Oscars telecast, it was the award-winning men who gave the best speeches.
Between Daniel Day-Lewis, winner of the lead actor award for his role as the 16th president in "Lincoln," and Ben Affleck's emotional treatise on his career, the two men were responsible for the most carefully thought-out comments of the evening.
“Before we agreed to a straight swap, I had been committed to play Margaret Thatcher...," Day-Lewis said to raucous applause. "And Meryl was Steven’s first choice for ‘Lincoln.’ I’d like to see that version.” Read more
Affleck, who was snubbed in the director category, took to the stage as one of the producers behind best picture winner "Argo." He used his time before the microphone to expound on his wild career trajectory.
"I never thought I’d be back here and I am," said Affleck, who won his first Oscar for co-writing "Good Will Hunting" 15 years ago when he was "a kid."
After that, his career in Hollywood had many misfires before he turned it around with his foray into directing. Read more