Wicklow based Daniel Day-Lewis has become the first man to win the Best Actor Academy Award three times.

He was presented with the Oscar for his starring role in Lincoln, which was directed by Steven Spielberg, at the Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles last night.

He paid tribute to his wife, the author and director Rebecca Miller, and tearfully dedicated the award to his mother, the late actress Jill Balcon.

Accepting his award from Meryl Streep, an emotional Day-Lewis told the audience: "I really don't know how any of this happened. I do know that I have received so much more than my fair share of good fortune in my life and I'm so grateful to the Academy for this beautiful honour."

Christoph Waltz won Best Supporting Actor for Django Unchained, his second Oscar for his performance in a Quentin Tarantino film.

Anne Hathway walked away with the Best Supporting Actress award for her role in Les Misérables.

Tarantino won the Best Original Screenplay Oscar - also his second - for his script for the film.

The award for Best Foreign Film went to Amour; Searching for Sugar Man won Best Documentary Feature and Brave was named Best Animated Feature.

Adele and producer and co-writer Paul Epworth won the Best Original Song Oscar for their Bond theme Skyfall.

The Winners

Actor in a Leading Role

Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln

Actor in a Supporting Role

Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained

Actress in a Leading Role

Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook

Actress in a Supporting Role

Anne Hathaway in Les Misérables


Ang Lee for Life of Pi

Music (Original Score)

Mychael Danna for Life of Pi

Music (Original Song)

Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth for Skyfall from Skyfall

Best Picture


Animated Feature Film

Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman for Brave


Claudio Miranda for Life of Pi

Costume Design

Jacqueline Durran for Anna Karenina

Documentary Feature

Malik Bendjelloul and Simon Chinn for Searching for Sugar Man

Documentary Short Subject

Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine for Inocente

Film Editing

William Goldenberg for Argo

Foreign Language Film


Makeup and Hairstyling

Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell for Les Misérables

Production Design

Rick Carter (Production Design) and Jim Erickson (Set Decoration) for Lincoln

Animated Short Film

John Kahrs for Paperman

Live Action Short Film

Shawn Christensen for Curfew

Sound Editing

Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers for Skyfall and Paul NJ Ottosson for Zero Dark Thirty

Sound Mixing

Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes for Les Misérables

Visual Effects

Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R Elliott for Life of Pi

Adapted Screenplay

Chris Terrio for Argo

Original Screenplay

Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained