Michael Haneke's "Amour" was the slight favorite in pre-awards speculation. The movie, which tells the emotionally fraught tale of an elderly couple coping with stroke and paralysis, was nominated in foru additional categories: Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actress (Emanuelle Riva) and Best Director for Haneke. Joining "Amour" (Austria) as nominees for Best Foreign Film were "Kon-Tiki" (Norway), "No" (Chile), "A Royal Affair" (Denmark) and "War Witch" (Canada).
Sixteen-year-old Congolese "War Witch" star Rachel Mwanza was granted a last-minute visa to attend the Oscars.
Last year's award in this category went to Asghar Farhadi's "A Separation," Iran's first-ever Oscar.
Seth MacFarlane hosted this year's Academy Awards from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. The jam-packed broadcast included a tribute to James Bond and performances from "Les Miserables," "Chicago," Adele and Barbra Streisand.
More information on winners and the Oscars broadcast is available in the live blog that follows the gallery below.