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.
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
Catherine Martin, The Great Gatsby
Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
20 Feet From Stardom
Documentary Short Subject
The Lady In Number 6: Music Saved My Life
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
12 Years A Slave
Production Design by Catherine Martin and Set Decoration by Beverly Dunn, The Great Gatsby
Short Film (Animated)
Short Film (Live Action)
Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead, Chris Monroe, Gravity
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