Unsurprisingly, singing powerhouse Adele snagged the award for Best Original Song for her moving “Skyfall.” The teary performer made a short speech and so did her cowriter Paul Epworth, who praised her, saying, “I’d like to thank Adele for being the best person I've ever worked with.” The first big award of the night went to a very deserving Christoph Waltz for his role in Django Unchained. A shaken Waltz gratefully accepted the Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, thanking director Quentin Tarantino. The next major win was for the directors of Searching for Sugarman, for Best Documentary Feature. "Rodriguez isn't here tonight because he didn't want to take any of the credit for himself," they said of the film's main character.
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