You knew with Seth McFarlane hosting, and Ben Affleck not being nominated for directing "Argo," that these Academy Awards would be different.
And they are.
Including a rare tie.
"Zero Dark Thirty" and the Bond film, "Skyfall," tied for best sound editing.
It's only the third tie in Oscar history, the last being in 1968 when Katharine Hepburn ("A Lion in Winter") and Barbra Streisand ("Funny Girl") won for best actress.
The first was in 1932 when Wallace Beery ("The Champ") and Frederic Marsh ("Dr. Jeckell and Mr. Hyde") share the best actor award.
Meanwhile, to no one's surprise, Anne Hathaway won best supporting actress for her work in "Les Miserables." "It came true," she said with noticeable emotion.
Other awards went to the powerful French film "Amour" for best foreign-language movie; plus "Les Miserables," whose cast put on an impressive live vocal performance of the show's "One Day More," for sound mixing.