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Meryl Streep has won an Oscar for Actress in a Leading Role for "The Iron Lady," marking her third Academy Award win and 17th nomination.
Streep beat nominees Glenn Close of "Albert Nobbs," Rooney Mara of "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo," Viola Davis of "The Help" and Michelle Williams of "My Week With Marilyn." Check out a transcript of comments Streep made to the press backstage at the Academy Awards.
Adele and Paul Epworth have won the 2013 Oscar for Best Original Song for co-writing "Skyfall," the title theme from the 2012 James Bond film of the same name. This marks both Adele and Epworth's first win and first nomination.
The winners were announced at a live ceremony that took place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles and aired live on ABC on Sunday, February 24.
Ben Affleck won his 2nd Oscar on Feb. 24 - check out photos of him when he won his first, in this '90s Oscars gallery.
While Oscars 2013 host Seth MacFarlane has said there's "no way" he would host the ceremony again, don't look at Tina Fey -- she's not interested in taking over the gig, for now.
The "30 Rock" actress had earned rave reviews for co-hosting the 2013 Golden Globe Awards with fellow "SNL" alum and "Parks and Recreation" star Amy Poehler a month before the Oscar ceremony, which took place on February 26. During the latter show, "Star Trek" alum William Shatner, speaking via a remote feed, joked to MacFarlane on stage that the two comedy actresses should host instead.
Oscars 2013 host Seth MacFarlane says there's "no way" he would host the ceremony again, following mixed reviews of his performance and jokes that some deemed offensive and sexist, and compared the experience to a no-win scenario seen on "Star Trek."
Despite this, the 2013 Oscars telecast on ABC on Sunday drew more than 40.38 million viewers and a 13.0 rating among people between ages 18 and 49 -- up from 11.7 from 2012.