Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence and Lexington native George Clooney, who grew up in Augusta, each won an Oscar at Sunday night's Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Lawrence, who is only 22, won best actress for her role in "Silver Linings Playbook." She became the second youngest woman to win best actress.
Clooney, an accomplished actor in his own right, won his Oscar as producer of the movie "Argo," which won the best picture prize Sunday night.
Other major awards Sunday included: Daniel Day-Lewis as best male actor for his role as Abraham Lincoln and Anne Hathaway for best supporting actress for her role in "Les Miserables."
Ang Lee won best director for "Life of Pi" and Christopher Waltz won for best male supporting actor for his role in "Django Unchained."