Jennifer Lawrence was in such a rush to collect her Best Actress Oscar, she ended up sprawled across the steps on the way up to the stage.

When she finally arrived at the podium, she looked bashful and told the audience on their feet, "You lot are just standing up because you feel bad that I fell, and that's embarrassing."

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Jennifer Lawrence didn't make it to the podium in 100% seamless fashion, but she got there

The actress, who won her award for her role in 'Silver Linings Playbook' opposite Bradley Cooper, also nominated, beat a strong field, including the oldest-ever nominated actress Emmanuelle Riva (86 today, for 'Amour') and Quvenzhane Wallis (now 9, for 'Beasts of the Southern Wild').

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  • Daniel Day-Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Christoph Waltz

    From left, Daniel Day-Lewis, with his award for best actor in a leading role for "Lincoln," Jennifer Lawrence, with her award for best actress in a leading role for "Silver Linings Playbook," Anne Hathaway, with her award for best actress in a supporting role for "Les Miserables," and Christoph Waltz, with his award for best actor in a supporting role for "Django Unchained," pose during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Daniel Day-Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Christoph Waltz

    From left, Daniel Day-Lewis, with his award for best actor in a leading role for "Lincoln," Jennifer Lawrence, with her award for best actress in a leading role for "Silver Linings Playbook," Anne Hathaway, with her award for best actress in a supporting role for "Les Miserables," and Christoph Waltz, with his award for best actor in a supporting role for "Django Unchained," pose during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Daniel Day-Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Christoph Waltz

    From left, Daniel Day-Lewis, with his award for best actor in a leading role for "Lincoln," Jennifer Lawrence, with her award for best actress in a leading role for "Silver Linings Playbook," Anne Hathaway, with her award for best actress in a supporting role for "Les Miserables," and Christoph Waltz, with his award for best actor in a supporting role for "Django Unchained," pose during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Daniel Day-Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Christoph Waltz

    From left, Daniel Day-Lewis, with his award for best actor in a leading role for "Lincoln," Jennifer Lawrence, with her award for best actress in a leading role for "Silver Linings Playbook," Anne Hathaway, with her award for best actress in a supporting role for "Les Miserables," and Christoph Waltz, with his award for best actor in a supporting role for "Django Unchained," pose during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

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    George Clooney, Grant Heslov and Ben Affleck with their oscars for best picture received for Argo at the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

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    George Clooney, Grant Heslov and Ben Affleck with their oscars for best picture received for Argo at the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

  • Daniel Day-Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Christoph Waltz

    From left, Daniel Day-Lewis, with his award for best actor in a leading role for "Lincoln," Jennifer Lawrence, with her award for best actress in a leading role for "Silver Linings Playbook," Anne Hathaway, with her award for best actress in a supporting role for "Les Miserables," and Christoph Waltz, with his award for best actor in a supporting role for "Django Unchained," pose during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

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    Daniel Day-Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway and Christoph Waltz with their acting oscars at the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

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    Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway with their acting oscars at the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

  • Daniel Day-Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Christoph Waltz

    From left, Daniel Day-Lewis, with his award for best actor in a leading role for "Lincoln," Jennifer Lawrence, with her award for best actress in a leading role for "Silver Linings Playbook," Anne Hathaway, with her award for best actress in a supporting role for "Les Miserables," and Christoph Waltz, with his award for best actor in a supporting role for "Django Unchained," pose during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Anne Hathaway

    Anne Hathaway poses with her award for best actress in a supporting role for "Les Miserables" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

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    Anne Hathaway poses with her award for best actress in a supporting role for "Les Miserables" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

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    Adele with her oscar for best original song alongside Paul Epworth and Richard Gere at the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

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    Adele with her oscar for best original song at the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

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    Jennifer Lawrence with her award for Best Actress received for her role in Silver Linings Playbook alongside Jean Dujardin at the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

  • Anne Hathaway

    Anne Hathaway poses with her award for best actress in a supporting role for "Les Miserables" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Anne Hathaway

    Anne Hathaway poses with her award for best actress in a supporting role for "Les Miserables" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

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    Jennifer Lawrence with her award for Best Actress received for her role in Silver Linings Playbook at the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

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    Jennifer Lawrence with her award for Best Actress received for her role in Silver Linings Playbook at the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

  • Anne Hathaway

    Anne Hathaway poses with her award for best actress in a supporting role for "Les Miserables" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Anne Hathaway

    Anne Hathaway poses with her award for best actress in a supporting role for "Les Miserables" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

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    Anne Hathaway poses with her award for best actress in a supporting role for "Les Miserables" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

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    Daniel Day-Lewis with his oscar best actor received for his role in Lincoln alongside Meryl Streep at the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

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    Daniel Day-Lewis with his oscar best actor received for his role in Lincoln at the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

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    Daniel Day-Lewis with his oscar best actor received for his role in Lincoln alongside Meryl Streep at the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

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    Daniel Day-Lewis with his oscar best actor received for his role in Lincoln at the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

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    Adele with her oscar for best original song at the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

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    Anne Hathaway with her Oscar for best supporting actress received for her role in Les Miserables during the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 24, 2013. See PA story SHOWBIZ Oscars. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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    Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine with their Oscars for best documentary short subject received for Inocente during the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 24, 2013. See PA story SHOWBIZ Oscars. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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    Anne Hathaway with her Oscar for best supporting actress received for her role in Les Miserables during the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 24, 2013. See PA story SHOWBIZ Oscars. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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    Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell with their Oscars for achievement in makeup and hairstyling received for their work on Les Miserables during the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 24, 2013. See PA story SHOWBIZ Oscars. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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    Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman with their Oscars for best animated feature received for Brave during the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 24, 2013. See PA story SHOWBIZ Oscars. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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    Anne Hathaway with her Oscar for best supporting actress received for her role in Les Miserables during the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 24, 2013. See PA story SHOWBIZ Oscars. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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    Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine with their Oscars for best documentary short subject received for Inocente during the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 24, 2013. See PA story SHOWBIZ Oscars. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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    Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine with their Oscars for best documentary short subject received for Inocente during the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 24, 2013. See PA story SHOWBIZ Oscars. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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    Jacqueline Durran with her Oscar for best costume design received for Anna Karenina during the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 24, 2013. See PA story SHOWBIZ Oscars. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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    Adele with her oscar for best original song alongside Paul Epworth and Richard Gere at the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

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    Christoph Waltz with the Oscar for best supporting actor for his performance in Django Unchained during the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 24, 2013. See PA story SHOWBIZ Oscars. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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    Rick Carter with his oscar for achievement in production design recieved for Lincoln alongside Kristin Stewart and Daniel Radcliffe at the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

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    Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes with their oscars for achievement in sound mixing for their work on Les Miserables at the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

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    Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman with their Oscars for best animated feature received for Brave during the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 24, 2013. See PA story SHOWBIZ Oscars. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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    Adele with her oscar for best original song at the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

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    Anne Hathaway with her Oscar for best supporting actress received for her role in Les Miserables during the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 24, 2013. See PA story SHOWBIZ Oscars. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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    (From left to right) Guillaume Rocheron, Bill Westenhofer, Donald R. Elliott and Erik-Jan De Boer with their Oscars received for achievement in visual effects for their work on Life of Pi during the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 24, 2013. See PA story SHOWBIZ Oscars. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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    Rick Carter with his oscar for achievement in production design recieved for Lincoln at the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

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    Christoph Waltz with the Oscar for best supporting actor for his performance in Django Unchained alongside Octavia Spencer during the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 24, 2013. See PA story SHOWBIZ Oscars. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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    John Kahrs with his Oscar for best animated short received for Paperman during the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 24, 2013. See PA story SHOWBIZ Oscars. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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    Kerry Washington during the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 24, 2013. See PA story SHOWBIZ Oscars. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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    Adele wit her oscar for best original song at the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

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    Christoph Waltz with the Oscar for best supporting actor for his performance in Django Unchained alongside Octavia Spencer during the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 24, 2013. See PA story SHOWBIZ Oscars. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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    Paul N.J. Ottosson with his Oscar for achievement in Sound Editing received for his work on Zero Dark Thirty during the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 24, 2013. See PA story SHOWBIZ Oscars. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

In the Best Leading Actor category, it came as no surprise to hear Daniel Day-Lewis's name, in fact presenter Meryl Streep didn't even appear to open the envelope.

What was more unexpected was his jaunty banter at the podium, and delight in tickling the audience with his comments - trust him to get that perfectly pitched too.

He told them that before they'd settled on their roles, he'd been committed to play Margaret Thatcher (in the role that earned Streep her Oscar last year), and "Meryl was Steven's first choice for Lincoln. I'd like to see that version."

In reference to the musical theme of the night, he added, " I had to persuade Steven not to do it as a musical."

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    Actress Meryl Streep presents the trophy for Best Actor to Daniel Day-Lewis onstage at the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO/Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Best Actor winner Daniel Day-Lewis accepts the trophy onstage at the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO/Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Best Actor winner Daniel Day-Lewis accepts the trophy onstage at the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO/Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Meryl Streep, Daniel Day-Lewis

    Actress Meryl Streep, left, presents the award for best actor in a leading role to Daniel Day-Lewis for "Lincoln" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

  • Daniel Day-Lewis poses with his award for best actor in a leading role for "Lincoln" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

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    Daniel Day-Lewis arriving for the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

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    Daniel Day-Lewis with his oscar best actor received for his role in Lincoln at the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

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    Daniel Day-Lewis with his oscar best actor received for his role in Lincoln alongside Meryl Streep at the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

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    Daniel Day-Lewis with his oscar best actor received for his role in Lincoln alongside Meryl Streep at the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

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    Daniel Day-Lewis, with his award for best actor in a leading role for "Lincoln," left, and presenter Meryl Streep pose during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

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    Daniel Day-Lewis, with his award for best actor in a leading role for "Lincoln," left, and presenter Meryl Streep pose during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

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    Daniel Day-Lewis with his oscar best actor received for his role in Lincoln at the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

  • Daniel Day-Lewis poses with his award for best actor in a leading role for "Lincoln" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

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    Daniel Day-Lewis with his oscar best actor received for his role in Lincoln alongside Meryl Streep at the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

  • Daniel Day-Lewis poses with his award for best actor in a leading role for "Lincoln" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

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    Daniel Day-Lewis accepts the award for best actor in a leading role for "Lincoln" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

  • Daniel Day-Lewis

    Daniel Day-Lewis accepts the award for best actor in a leading role for "Lincoln" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

  • Daniel Day-Lewis

    Daniel Day-Lewis accepts the award for best actor in a leading role for "Lincoln" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

  • Daniel Day-Lewis

    Daniel Day-Lewis accepts the award for best actor in a leading role for "Lincoln" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

  • Daniel Day-Lewis

    Daniel Day-Lewis accepts the award for best actor in a leading role for "Lincoln" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

  • Daniel Day-Lewis

    Daniel Day-Lewis accepts the award for best actor in a leading role for "Lincoln" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

  • Daniel Day-Lewis

    Daniel Day-Lewis accepts the award for best actor in a leading role for "Lincoln" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

  • Daniel Day-Lewis

    Daniel Day-Lewis accepts the award for best actor in a leading role for "Lincoln" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

  • Meryl Streep, Daniel Day-Lewis

    Meryl Streep, left, presents the award for best actor in a leading role to Daniel Day-Lewis for "Lincoln" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

  • Meryl Streep, Daniel Day-Lewis

    Meryl Streep, left, presents the award for best actor in a leading role to Daniel Day-Lewis for "Lincoln" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

  • Rick Carter, Tommy Lee Jones, Daniel Day Lewis

    From right, Tommy Lee Jones and Daniel Day Lewis congratulate Rick Carter as Carter walks on stage to accept the award for best production design for "Lincoln" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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    (L-R): Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis stands with Best Actress Jennifer Lawrence, Best Supporting Actress Anne Hathaway, and Best Supporting Actor Christoph Waltz during the 85th Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / Joe KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    (L-R): Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis stands with Best Actress Jennifer Lawrence, Best Supporting Actress Anne Hathaway, and Best Supporting Actor Christoph Waltz during the 85th Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / Joe KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Daniel Day-Lewis accepts the award for best actor in a leading role for "Lincoln" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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    Actors Daniel Day-Lewis and Rebecca Miller arrive at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

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    Kate Capshaw, Steven Spielberg, Daniel Day-Lewis and Rebecca Miller arrive at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP)

  • Kate Capshaw; Steven Spielberg;Robert De Niro;Grace Hightower;Daniel Day-Lewis;Rebecca Miller

    Kate Capshaw, Steven Spielberg, Robert De Niro, Grace Hightower, Daniel Day-Lewis and Rebecca Miller arrive at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP)

  • Steven Spielberg;Daniel Day-Lewis;Rebecca Miller

    Director Steven Spielberg and actors Daniel Day-Lewis and Rebecca Miller arrive at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP)

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    Steven Spielberg and wife Kate and Daniel Day-Lewis and wife Rebecca arriving for the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

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    HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Actor Daniel Day-Lewis accepts the Best Actor award for 'Lincoln' onstage during the Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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    Daniel Day-Lewis holds his Best Actor Award beside presenter Meryl Streep during the 85th Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / Joe KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Actor Daniel Day-Lewis accepts the Best Actor award for 'Lincoln' onstage during the Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • Daniel Day-Lewis

    Actor Daniel Day-Lewis arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

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    Steven Spielberg and wife Kate and Daniel Day-Lewis and wife Rebecca arriving for the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

  • Kate Capshaw;Steven Spielberg;Daniel Day-Lewis; Rebecca Miller

    Actress Kate Capshaw, Steven Spielberg, Daniel Day-Lewis and Rebecca Miller arrive at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP)

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    Daniel Day-Lewis and wife Rebecca arriving for the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

  • The 85th Academy Awards - Arrivals - Los Angeles

    Steven Spielberg and wife Kate and Daniel Day-Lewis and wife Rebecca arriving for the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

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    Actor Daniel Day-Lewis arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

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    Daniel Day-Lewis holds his Best Actor Award beside presenter Meryl Streep during the 85th Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / Joe KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Actor Daniel Day-Lewis accepts the Best Actor award for 'Lincoln' from presenter Meryl Streep onstage during the Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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    Daniel Day-Lewis holds his Best Actor Award beside presenter Meryl Streep during the 85th Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / Joe KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Actor Daniel Day-Lewis walks off after he accepts the Best Actor award for 'Lincoln' from presenter Meryl Streep (C) onstage during the Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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    Best Actor winner Daniel Day-Lewis accepts the trophy onstage at the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO/Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

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    HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Actor Daniel Day-Lewis accepts the Best Actor award for 'Lincoln' onstage during the Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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    HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Actor Daniel Day-Lewis accepts the Best Actor award for 'Lincoln' onstage during the Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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    HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Actor Daniel Day-Lewis accepts the Best Actor award for 'Lincoln' onstage during the Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The actor, famous for his beyond Method approach and who has now made history by winning three Best Leading Actor Oscars (also for 'My Left Foot' and 'There Will Be Blood'), also made a witty tribute to his wife Rebecca Miller...

"Since we got married 16 years ago, my wife Rebecca has had to live with some very strange men. Fortunately, she's the versatile one in the family."

Ben Affleck was more emotional when his film 'Argo' was named Best Picture by Michelle Obama, and singer Adele also teared up when she won her gong for Best Original Song.

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