'Argo' wins best picture Oscar
Updated On: Feb 24 2013 09:32:27 PM HST
"Argo," which was an Oscar also-ran before it caught fire and won practically every guild and organization award available, took home the big prize at the 85th Academy Awards Sunday night: best picture.
Ben Affleck, who was overlooked for best director, graciously thanked everybody from directing nominee Steven Spielberg to the country of Canada in his acceptance speech.
Then, after rushing through his thank-yous rather manically, suddenly got emotional. "I had no idea what I was doing. I was really just a kid. I never thought I'd be back here," he said of his screenwriting win 15 years ago. "It doesn't matter how you get knocked down in life. All that matters is you've got to get up."
Jennifer Lawrence won best actress for her performance in "Silver Linings Playbook."
She got a burst of applause as she walked to the stage, almost tripping on her long dress as she approached the stage.