That was the Oscars
Hollywood's biggest night over for another year
So the glitz and the glamor is over for another year, the red carpet has been rolled up, the winners have left clutching their little golden statues and the losers have nothing but other people's commiserations to keep them company.
All in all the evening came and went without many surprises, the biggest shock probably came with the nominations when Ben Affleck wasn't listed in the Best Director category. He has since gone on to sweep the board at numerous ceremonies including the BAFTAs and The Golden Globes but the snub didn't seem to matter to him on Oscar night when he picked up the award for Best Film for Argo. The suspenseful thriller detailed the daring true life plot to extract American citizens trapped in the midst of a violent Iranian revolution. Argo clearly did the trick for Academy voters and it went on to win three awards on the night.
The film that walked away with the most prizes was Life of Pi which scored itself 3.14 Oscars, to make sure we keep it simple we'll round that up to an even 4 (little math joke for you there). Pi's biggest award came when Ang Lee beat off competition from Steven Spielberg to take home the Best Director prize.
Overall there were very little surprises, those who had been keeping a close eye on award season could easily tell you which direction the awards were going, in-fact when Meryl Streep presented Daniel Day-Lewis with his record third Best Actor Oscar, it didn't even look like she'd opened the envelope; she knew the outcome, everybody did.
Day-Lewis won for his portrayal of President Lincoln and is the first man to ever walk away with an Oscar for playing the commander and chief, after winning he stated that he couldn't see himself playing another role any time soon. Rumour has it that he may decide to disappear to his Irish farm for a few years with some reports stating that he is keen to take up stonemasonry. It wouldn't be a complete shock, when Martin Scorsese lured him back into acting for Gangs of New York, Day-Lewis was working as a cobbler.
Elsewhere Jennifer Lawrence did what she was expected to do and scooped the Best Actress prize, the same can be said for Anne Hathaway in the Supporting Actress category. Christoph Waltz won out in the Best Supporting Actor category over probably the most talented acting field of the night, the other nominees were made up of Philip Seymour Hoffman, Alan Arkin, Tommy Lee Jones and a certain Robert De Niro.
As for the host Seth Macfarlane, well he got lambasted on the twitterspere but Oscar executives will be delighted that he presided over a ceremony that saw a 20% audience boost - rumour has it that he may be back next year, if he is then he will have proved one thing; people on Twitter are idiots (but that hardly needed proving did it?)