TODAY | February 25, 2013
>> for seth mcfarlane , his opening monologue did last 17 minutes, kicked off a night filled with singing, dancing and awards.
>>> and the oscar goes to -- argo.
>> in a surprise appearance from the white house , first lady michelle obama announced the winner for best picture . ben affleck expressed gratitude for this win.
>> it doesn't matter that you get knocked down in life because that's going to happen. all that matters is that you get back up.
>>> and best actress , a bit of a stumble.
>> you're just standing up because you feel bad that i fell. thank you.
>> later celebrating with her family at the governor's ball.
>> and the oscar goes to daniel day lewis .
>> oscar winner meryl streep presented the award to daniel day lewis for his role in "lincoln."
>> i had actually been committed to play margaret thatcher .
>> in the directing category, ang lee won for " life of pi ." from "django unchained," christoph wallets won for best supporting actor . another performance from the cast of " les miserables ." a moving in memoriam, and "adele" from "skyfall," that went on to win best original song .
>> and the quest to beat tommy lee jones starts now.
>> song and dance for a big welcome. and as the credits ran, the end of the night alongside kristin chenowith and a tribute to the evening's losers. he said before the show this was a one-time thing for him.
>> one and done.
>> what did you think of his performance?
>> he is extremely talented. i agree with savannah that the opening was too long.
>> it's a thankless task. i'm not going to join the legions of people criticizing.
>> there's enough of those people.