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Oscar Wrap-Up

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Best Picture
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In what was probably one of the most entertaining telecasts since the year of "Titanic," the Academy Awards provided more than just glitz and glamour this year. Host Ellen DeGeneres came out on top with an absurdist-style routine that included ordering pizza for the audience and collecting tips for the delivery guy.

As for the recipients, there was nothing too shocking. Cate Blanchett and Matthew McConaughey won the leading acting awards while Lupita Nyong'o and Jared Leto won the supportings. "Gravity" swept the technical awards, as well as best director for Alfonso Cuaron.

Though one of the most nominated films, "American Hustle" walked away with nothing. Spike Jonze picked up the award for Original Screenplay for "Her," while John Ridley walked away with the Adapated Screenplay Oscar for "12 Years a Slave."

A hot list of presenters this year including Kate Hudson, Emma Watson, Channing Tatum, Angelina Jolie, Will Smith and Jim Carrey added variety and much more needed laughter than usual.

Though "Gravity," was the last minute favorite for Best Picture, it was "12 Years a Slave" that accepted the honor.

Coming in at just about 3 1/2 hours, the event was filled with non-stop fun and little distractions. One of the most endearing moments was that no matter how long the acceptance speech (Yes, that's you, Mr. McConaughey), no one was played off. Future Oscar ceremonies should take this as a lesson. This is how the Oscars should be.

LIST OF WINNERS:

BEST PICTURE:

12 Years a Slave - WINNER

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE:

Matthew McConaughey - Dallas Buyers Club - WINNER

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE:

Cate Blanchett - Blue Jasmine - WINNER

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

Jared Leto - Dallas Buyers Club - WINNER

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

Lupita Nyong'o - 12 Years a Slave - WINNER

BEST DIRECTOR:

Alfonso Cuaron - Gravity - WINNER

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

The Great Gatsby - WINNER

BEST MAKE-UP & HAIRSTYLING:

Dallas Buyers Club - WINNER

BEST SHORT FILM (ANIMATED):

Mr Hublot - WINNER

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:

Frozen - WINNER

BEST SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION):

Helium - WINNER

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT:

The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life - WINNER

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:

20 Feet from Stardom - WINNER

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:

The Great Beauty (Italy) - WINNER

BEST SOUND MIXING:

Gravity - WINNER

BEST SOUND EDITING:

Gravity - WINNER

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:

Gravity - WINNER

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Gravity - WINNER

BEST FILM EDITING:

Gravity - WINNER

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN:

The Great Gatsby - WINNER

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:

Gravity - WINNER

BEST ORIGINAL SONG:

Let It Go - Frozen - WINNER

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:

John Ridley - 12 Years a Slave - WINNER

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

Spike Jonze - Her - WINNER