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Oscars 2013: 'Django Unchained', 'Paperman' and 'Brave' Are Early Winners

February 25, 2013 (2:20 am) GMT
'Django' gets its first Oscar as Christoph Waltz wins the Best Supporting Actor award, while 'Paperman' and 'Brave' snatch the Best Animated Short and Feature prizes respectively.

The 85th annual Academy Awards was finally kicked off this Sunday, February 24. The ceremony, which has been rumored to be one of the longest Oscar shows in history, began as host took the stage and joked about his hosting stint, 's snub, freeing , and the use of N-word in "". He made laugh during the process.

Soon after the opening monolog, which included MacFarlane singing and dancing with and , early winners at the biggest film awards event were announced with the first victor being . He snatched the Best Supporting Actor gong thanks to "Django" and went on thanking and the rest of the cast after taking his Oscar from presenter .

Next, and presented the Best Animated Short Film award. The winner was "Paperman" with John Khars accepting the prize before thanking the Academy. As for the Best Animated Feature, the Oscar went to "". Director Mark Andrews picked up the prize and joked, "I just happened to be wearing the kilt," referencing to the Scottish theme of the film.

Meanwhile, "" took its first two Oscars as presenter and "" cast handed out the Best Cinematography prize to Claudio Miranda. After that, announced that the Ang Lee-helmed movie was also the winner of the Best Visual Effects gong.

This year's Oscars has "music in film" as its theme. Still ongoing at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood & Highland Center, the prestigious awards will unveil more winners soon. The show is currently broadcast live on the ABC Television Network in more than 225 countries.

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