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Ellen Degeneres hosts the 86th Academy Awards, breaks twitter

The Oscars
The Oscars
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The 86th Academy Awards ceremony took place last evening, crowning a new stable of Oscar winners, while also providing many memorable moments sure to be in the media for the days to come. Acclaimed movies like 12 Years A Slave, Dallas Buyers Club and Gravity won big, while another notable, in acclaimed crime caper American Hustle, was completely shut out. Here are a look at last night's memorable moments as well as the full list of Oscar winners (see below).

The event, which was hosted by actress/host/comedian Ellen Degeneres (returning for her second stint as Oscar host), was not your average Academy Awards ceremony, by any stretch of the imagination-- when was the last time you heard of pizza being ordered at the Oscars, or a Best Supporting actor nominee (Bradley Cooper) being handed a lotto scratcher as a consolation prize?

From Ellen's opening dialogue, it was clear that the evening would take on a different form than past ceremonies. No celebrity was safe from Ellen's round of jokes which often found the crowd in uproarious laughter while playing along with Degeneres' routine. Some of the evenings noteworthy moments included the comedian poking fun at everyone, including herself, in typical Ellen fashion, and may have also been responsible for breaking twitter after taking the selfie retweeted around the world featuring herself along with Bradley Cooper, Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Angelina Jolie, and Brad Pitt.

Ellen's jokes were just a hint of the funny she brought at last night's event from Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, Ellen also ordered pizza and shared it among some of Hollywood's A-list-- gowns and tuxedos weren't enough to keep the likes of Martin Scorsese, Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts and Chiwetel Ejiofur and others from enjoying a few slices.

Here are some highlights from the 56-year-old comedians barely filtered routine: "Possibility No. 1: 12 Years a Slave wins best picture. Possibility No. 2: You're all racists. And now, welcome our first white presenter, Anne Hathaway."-- speaking on possible best picture winners; "I have to say, one of the most impressive Liza Minnelli impersonators I've seen in my life. Really, seriously, good job, sir." — to Liza Minnelli (Ryan, USA Today).

The evening was not short on memorable moments which saw the first African-American director accepting the award for Best Picture (12 Years A Slave) in Steve McQueen as well as returning Oscar winner Cate Blanchett and first-time winner Matthew McConaughey receiving Best Actress and Actor nods for their roles in Blue Jasmine and Dallas Buyers Club. Lupita Nyong'o took home the award for Best Supporting actress for her role in 12 Years A Slave beating out Oscar favorites Julia Roberts and Jennifer Lawrence for her first golden statue; the actress appeared very taken back by the award, giving a remarkable acceptance speech and paying her respects to pain others endured which allowed her to bring life to her character in 12 Years A Slave, Patsy.

Here is a full list of the winners and nominees via

Best picture
"12 Years a Slave" -- WINNER
"American Hustle"
"Captain Phillips"
"Dallas Buyers Club"
"The Wolf of Wall Street"

Actor in a leading role
Christian Bale - "American Hustle"
Bruce Dern - "Nebraska"
Leonardo DiCaprio - "The Wolf of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejiofor - "12 Years a Slave"
Matthew McConaughey - "Dallas Buyers Club" -- WINNER

Actor in a supporting role
Barkhad Abdi - "Captain Phillips"
Bradley Cooper - "American Hustle"
Michael Fassbender - "12 Years a Slave"
Jonah Hill - "The Wolf of Wall Street"
Jared Leto - "Dallas Buyers Club" -- WINNER

Actress in a leading role
Amy Adams - "American Hustle"
Cate Blanchett - "Blue Jasmine" -- WINNER
Sandra Bullock - "Gravity"
Judi Dench - "Philomena"
Meryl Streep - "August: Osage County"

Actress in a supporting role
Sally Hawkins - "Blue Jasmine"
Jennifer Lawrence - "American Hustle"
Lupita Nyong'o - "12 Years a Slave" -- WINNER
Julia Roberts - "August: Osage County"
June Squibb - "Nebraska"

Alfonso Cuaron - "Gravity" -- WINNER
Steve McQueen - "12 Years a Slave"
Alexander Payne - "Nebraska"
David O. Russell - "American Hustle"
Martin Scorsese - "The Wolf of Wall Street"

Writing (adapted screenplay)
"12 Years A Slave" - John Ridley -- WINNER
"Before Midnight" - Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke
"Captain Phillips" - Billy Ray
"Philomena" - Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope
"The Wolf of Wall Street" - Terence Winter

Writing (original screenplay)
"American Hustle" - Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
"Blue Jasmine" - Woody Allen
"Dallas Buyers Club" - Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack
"Her" - Spike Jonze -- WINNER
"Nebraska" - Bob Nelson

Animated feature film
"The Croods"
"Despicable Me 2"
"Ernest & Celestine"
"Frozen" -- WINNER
"The Wind Rises"

Documentary (feature)
"The Act of Killing"
"Cutie and the Boxer"
"Dirty Wars"
"The Square"
"20 Feet From Stardom" -- WINNER

Music (original song)
"Happy" - "Despicable Me 2" - Pharrell Williams
"Let it Go" - "Frozen" - Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez -- WINNER
"Ordinary Love" - "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" - U2, lyrics by Paul Hewson, aka Bono
"The Moon Song" - "Her" - music by Karen O, lyrics by Karen O and Spike Jonze

Music (original score)
"The Book Thief" - John Williams
"Gravity" Steven Price -- WINNER
"Her" - William Butler and Owen Pallett
"Philomena" - Alexandre Desplat
"Saving Mr. Banks" - Thomas Newman

Visual effects
"Gravity" -- WINNER
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"
"Iron Man 3"
"The Lone Ranger"
"Star Trek Into Darkness"

"The Grandmaster"
"Gravity" -- WINNER
"Inside Llewyn Davis"

Costume design

"12 Years a Slave"
"American Hustle"
"The Grandmaster"
"The Great Gatsby" -- WINNER
"The Invisible Woman"

Makeup and hairstyling
"Dallas Buyers Club" -- WINNER
"Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa"
"The Lone Ranger"

Film editing
"12 Years a Slave"
"American Hustle"
"Captain Phillips"
"Dallas Buyers Club"
"Gravity" -- WINNER

Documentary (short subject)
"Facing Fear"
"Karama Has No Walls"
"The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life" -- WINNER
"Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall"

Foreign language film
"The Broken Circle Breakdown" - Belgium
"The Great Beauty" - Italy -- WINNER
"The Hunt" - Denmark
"The Missing Picture" - Cambodia
"Omar" - Palestine

Short film (live-action)
"Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn't Me)"
"Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just before Losing Everything)"
"Helium" -- WINNER
"Pitaako Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)"
"The Voorman Problem"

Short film (animated)
"Get a Horse!"
"Mr. Hublot" -- WINNER
"Room on the Broom"

Production design
"12 Years a Slave"
"American Hustle"
"The Great Gatsby" -- WINNER

Sound editing
"All Is Lost"
"Captain Phillips"
"Gravity" -- WINNER
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"
"Lone Survivor"

Sound mixing
"Captain Phillips"
"Gravity" -- WINNER
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"
"Inside Llewyn Davis"
"Lone Survivor"

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