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All of the 86th Annual Academy Award Highlights

The 86th Annual Academy Awards have come and gone but that doesn't mean that you can't relive the night's best moments. The lavish event was held at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California and was hosted by everyone's favorite daytime host, Ellen DeGeneres. She brought her positive personality to one of the most difficult award shows to host in Hollywood. So scroll down below to see the night's winners, best dressed and most talked about moments.

Lupita Nyong'o takes home the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for '12 Years A Slave'.
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The selfie that broke twitter.  (L to R) (front) Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Ellen DeGeneres, Bradley Cooper, Peter Nyong'o, (b) Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong’o, Angelina Jolie
Courtesy of Ellen Degeneres via twitter


Things got off to a rough start for Oscars host, Ellen DeGeneres. The first part of the evening was rife with tame jokes that seemed to give the audience a light chuckle but nothing that wowed the crowd. It wasn’t until the in the middle of the show that DeGeneres hit her stride.

She took a selfie with Bradley Cooper, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Jared Leto, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong’o, Angelina Jolie and Nyong’o’s brother, Peter that crashed twitter. Then she actually ordered pizza and passed it out to the rest of the audience, saving herself and the remainder of the show.


Speaking of Nyong’o she took home a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in 12 Years A Slave. She was already the belle of the ball in her self-proclaimed Nairobi blue dress and sparkling headband that made the star look like the princess that she is. This was the first major role for actress that turned 31 on March 1 and her speech was the heart of awards night.

“Thank you so much for putting me in this position. It has been the joy of my life,” said Nyong’o. “When I look down at this golden statue may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.”

Other great moments of the night included an impromptu rendition of ‘His Eye Is On The Sparrow’ by Best Documentary winner and star of 20 Feet From Stardom, Darlene Love.


Fashion wise, Nyong’o continued her awards season stunners while others like Charlize Theron went for a more classic look in a dramatically low cut black dress that begged for attention.

Click on the slideshow to see night’s best looks including the rare male fashion trends of smoking jackets and white tuxedos.


Matthew McConaughey took home the Best Actor Oscar, thanked God and told an inspiring story in his acceptance speech about how his future self, 10 years from now, is his hero.

"So you see every day, every week, every month of my life my hero's always 10 years away. I'm never gonna be my hero. I'm not gonna attain that. I know I'm not and that's just fine with me because that keeps me with somebody to keep on chasing," says a confident and thankful McConaughey.

Other notable winners include McConaughey's Dallas Buyers Club co-star, Jared Leto and Cate Blanchett for her neurotic role in Blue Jasmine. Scroll down to see the complete list of winners.

Actor In A Leading Role

Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

Actor In A Supporting Role

Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Actress In A Leading Role

Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Actress In A Supporting Role

Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years A Slave

Animated Feature Film



Emmanuelle Lubeski, Gravity

Costume Design

Catherine Martin, The Great Gatsby


Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity

Documentary Feature

20 Feet From Stardom

Documentary Short Subject

The Lady In Number 6: Music Saved My Life

Film Editing

Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger, Gravity

Foreign Language Film

The Great Beauty, Italy

Makeup and Hairstyling

Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews, Dallas Buyers Club

Music (Original Score)

Stephen Price, Gravity

Music (Original Song)

“Let It Go” music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Frozen

Best Picture

12 Years A Slave

Production Design

Production Design by Catherine Martin and Set Decoration by Beverly Dunn, The Great Gatsby

Short Film (Animated)

Mr. Hublot

Short Film (Live Action)


Sound Editing

Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead, Chris Monroe, Gravity

Visual Effects

Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk and Neil Corbould, Gravity

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

John Ridley, 12 Years A Slave

Writing (Original Screenplay)

Spike Jonze, Her

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