Best Picture: Argo
Best Director: Ang Lee for Life of Pi
This was actually a surprise win for me. My money was on Spielberg, but Life of Pi was done to perfection, so it's not too hard to believe. This was definitely well deserved.
Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln
Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook
Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained
Anne Hathaway in Les Miserables
I was jumping for joy when Daniel won, but duh, we all knew he would. His performance was transcendent. The real surprise here was Waltz. Even though I felt he did an excellent job, I felt Tommy Lee or De Niro were more deserving. And speaking of more deserving, Amy Adams really should have won instead. I strongly feel Hathaway's short-lived performance was sorely overrated, but who cares, DANIEL WON! YAY!
Best After Party Gowns:
So you know you're going to win the Oscar and this is apron, ahem, I mean Prada gown you choose to wear?! It's too bridesmaid-y/prom-like. The back is messy and confusing, not to mention the Tiffany diamond necklace is all wrong for this style dress. I haven't been impressed with Anne Hathaway's red carpet looks all season, so I'm not surprised how underwhelming and blah this was. Her after party dress was even worse (ugh). It's a shame your acting ability doesn't mirror your fashion sense.