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Argo wins an Oscar

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

HOLLYWOOD, - Ben Affleck's Iran hostage drama Argo has won the coveted best film Oscar, as other key prizes were shared among several films at the 85th Academy Awards, Hollywood's biggest night.

Taiwan-born Ang Lee on Sunday won best director for spectacular 3D fantasy Life of Pi, while Daniel Day-Lewis won a record third best actor trophy for Lincoln and Jennifer Lawrence was crowned best actress for Silver Linings Playbook. But veteran filmmaker Steven Spielberg, whose presidential drama had the most nominations with 12 nods, went home from Hollywood's biggest awards show with only two awards, best actor and a technical prize for production design. Overall, Life of Pi won the most Oscars with four, against three for Argo and Les Miserables, two each for Django Unchained and Lincoln, and one for Zero Dark Thirty. In a heavily musical show, Adele sang Oscar-winning 007 theme Skyfall as part of a segment feting 50 years of Bond films, while Shirley Bassey belted out Goldfinger.