"This will be the writer's year," an elated Quentin Tarantino said, clutching his Oscar for his "Django Unchained" original screenplay.
It's well-deserved. Tarantino long has been one of the best writers in Hollywood, and the poetry he wrote in "Django" is among his best (and supporting actor winner Christopher Waltz delivered that poetry so beautifully).
Apparently, Academy voters thought so.
It's the second award for "Django," the anti-slavery tome that's also up for best picture.
Meanwhile, "Argo" won its second Oscar for Chris Terrio's adapted screenplay.
Neither of the music awards came as surprises. Mychael Danna's multi-culti musical score for "Life of Pi" won best original score, its third Oscar so far; and Adele and Paul Epworth took the original song honor for their "Skyfall" theme, the second award the really good Bond film has won so far tonight.