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Oscars winners, losers jump in Amazon sales rankings

Volume 10 of host Seth MacFarlane's "Family Guy" jumped more than 3,000 percent on the site's bestseller list, while best picture winner "Argo" climbed five spots to No. 25.

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Oscar winners and losers jump in Amazon's rankings. Screenshot by Shara Tibken/CNET
The old adage goes that it doesn't matter who wins or loses but that it's an honor just to be nominated.

Some of last night's Oscar losers may disagree, but it does prove true when it comes to movie and song rankings on Amazon.

The online retail giant says today that winners and losers from the Academy Awards all saw bumps in their sales on Amazon.com.

Seth MacFarlane, the host of the awards show, saw volume 10 of his "Family Guy" TV show rise more than 3,000 percent in the ranks to No. 122 on the bestseller list. MacFarlane, who belted out several tunes during the broadcast, also saw his "Music is Better than Words" album rise 324 percent to No. 160 from No. 697 in Amazon's MP3 rankings. He lost the best original song Academy Award to Adele.

Best picture winner "Argo" jumped five spots to No. 25 on the bestseller list for DVD/Blu-Ray combo while the DVD +Ultraviolet reached No. 23.

Both the DVD and Blu-ray version of "Silver Linings Playbook," another best picture nominee, jumped 30 spots and 71 spots, respectively. The film hasn't yet announced a release date.

"Lincoln," another best picture nominee without a set DVD release date, rose to No. 31 from No. 43 on the bestseller listed based on DVD preorders. And "Zero Dark Thirty," which will be released March 19, climbed to No. 60 from No. 80 based on advance orders.

The "Les Miserables" original Broadway soundtrack increased grew 34 percent in the MP3 rankings while the motion picture rose to No. 21 from No. 27 in the rankings for its DVD/Blu-Ray/Ultraviolet combo.

"Life of Pi," which won four Oscars, broke the top 100 in Amazon's ranking, reaching No. 92 ahead of its March 12 release date. "Django Unchained" DVD preorders rose a few spots to No. 171 from No. 179.

"Beasts of the Southern Wild" on Blu-Ray jumped up 48 percent on the bestsellers list. Amazon didn't disclose its ranking. And the "Bond 50: The Complete 22 Film Collection" rose to No. 73 on the bestseller list following a James Bond tribute during the awards show last night.