• 2014 Oscars: Winners List

    The winners are accepting their statuettes at the 86th Annual Academy Awards show at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. This is the list of award winners as they are announced:

    Best Picture
    undefined"12 Years a Slave"
    "American Hustle"
    "Gravity"
    "The Wolf of Wall Street"
    "Dallas Buyers Club"
    "Her"
    "Nebraska"
    "Philomena"
    "Captain Phillips"
    Fast fact: "12 Years a Slave" won in three Oscar categories in total on Sunday.

    Best Actor

    undefinedMatthew McConaughey, "Dallas Buyer's Club"
    Christian Bale, "American Hustle"
    Bruce Dern, "Nebraska"
    Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Wolf of Wall Street"
    Chiwetel Ejiofor, "12 Years a Slave"
    Fast fact: This is Matthew McConaughey's first Oscar nomination and win (and also the full realization of his McConaughssance.)

    Best Actress

    undefinedCate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine"
    Amy Adams, "American Hustle"
    Sandra Bullock, "Gravity"
    Judi Dench, "Philomena"
    Meryl Streep, "August: Osage County"
    Fast fact: This is Cate Blanchett's first Best Actress Oscar. Nominated six times, she won her first Oscar for her supporting role

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  • It's Oscar-Proven: Jared Leto Gives Good Speech

    by Breanne L. Heldman

    "Dallas Buyers Club" star Jared Leto isn't just Ellen DeGeneres-proclaimed prettiest person (and best hair-flipper) at the Oscars. He also might just be the best speech giver.

    When the 42-year-old star picked up his statuette for Best Supporting Actor, he brought down the house - and the Internet - with his thoughtful and charming words thanking and sending well-wishes to people struggling everywhere.

    "In 1971, Bossier City, Louisiana, there was a teenage girl who was pregnant with her second child. She was a high school dropout and a single mom, but somehow she managed to make a better life for herself and her children," he said. "She encouraged her kids to be creative, to work hard, and to do something special. That girl is my mother, and she's here tonight. And I just want to say, I love you, Mom. Thank you for teaching me to dream."

    [Related: Complete List of 2014 Academy Awards Winners]

    But the dreaminess didn't just end with the ode to his mother or his

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  • Oscars 2014: Ellen's #Selfie Wins Internet, Breaks Twitter

    By Lilian Min

    If you only remember one thing from Sunday night's 86th Academy Awards, let it be the selfie of the century.

    Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres is no stranger to Twitter, but she really upped her game during the telecast with the most retweeted photo of all time. She set the tone during her opening monologue, taking a #blurry snap on stage, but about halfway through the ceremony, she walked into the audience and asked some of her celeb friends to hop in for a selfie. And oh boy, did she get her wish.

    From left to right: half of Jared Leto's face, Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ellen, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong'o, Nyong'o's brother Peter, Angelina Jolie.

    Not pictured: Liza Minnelli. She really tried.

    Before she snapped the shot, DeGeneres challenged Twitter to make the pic the most retweeted photo in history.

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  • And the Oscar for Best Oscar Carpet Moment Goes to... Benedict Cumberbatch Photobombs U2

    Actor Benedict Cumberbatch jumps behind U2 at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California March 2, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES TAGS: ENTERTAINMENT) (OSCARS-ARRIVALS)

    by Mike Vulpo

    Watch your back, Oscar nominee: Benedict Cumberbatch is ready to photobomb.

    The "Sherlock" and "12 Years a Slave" star couldn't help but crash U2's group photo on the red carpet Sunday.

    Cumberbatch may not be in the running for an Oscar like U2 (up for Best Song), but considering his jumping abilities, facial expressions, and quick reactions, he easily deserves the title of Best Photobomber of the Night.

     

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  • Jennifer Lawrence is keeping up her personal Oscar tradition of falling down.

    Yes, for the second straight year, the actress took a digger at the Academy Awards, this time tripping up on the red carpet.

    Lawrence didn't blame her red Dior gown or her heels for the most recent tumble, which took place just after she arrived at the Kodak Theatre Sunday. "I did trip over a cone," she said. "I'm not safe."

    After recovering Yahoo Movies caught up to her. "Oh my god, I can't believe that happened," she told us, admitting she's still not used to the annual star-studded event.

    She then pronounced herself "fine" and scooted inside with her date, boyfriend (and "X-Men" costar) Nicholas Hoult for the start of the ceremony.

    And Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres took it from there. Taking time in her opening monologue to poke fun at J.Law, saying, "When you win tonight I think we should bring you the Oscar."

    [Photos: Oscars 2014 Red Carpet Arrivals]

    By now the 23-year-old Oscar winner is a pro at

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  • 15 Fun Facts to Make You Sound Smarter at Your Oscar Party

    Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale in 'American Hustle' (Sony)

    by Kevin Polowy

    They say the Oscars are the Super Bowl for film buffs. (OK, they also and maybe more commonly say "for women," and "for gay people," but we're going to go more inclusive here.)

    Well, just like football, there is a wide swath of statistics movie nerds like ourselves excitedly discover, share, and possibly drool just a little bit over.

    Here are 15 fun tidbits you could use to show you know your stuff on Sunday.

    [Related: 2014 Oscar Predictions: Our Picks in Every Category]

    1. Best Supporting Actress nominee Lupita Nyong'o is from the same ethnic tribe as President Obama's family. The breakout "12 Years a Slave" star was born in Mexico but raised in Kenya among the Luo peoples, which counted the commander-in-chief's father among its most prominent members.

    2. "Gravity" would be the first sci-fi film ever to win Best Picture. That's kind of a big deal, considering films like "Star Wars," "2001: A Space Odyssey," "ET," "Alien," and "Avatar" could never crack that code. Of

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  • 2014 Oscar Predictions: Our Picks in Every Category

    Oscar frontrunners '12 Years a Slave' and 'Gravity' (Fox Searchlight/ Warner Bros.)

    Yahoo Movies experts Thelma Adams and Kevin Polowy have updated their Oscar predictions throughout all of awards season. Here are their final picks.

    "Gravity" and "12 Years a Slave" have been at the forefront of the awards race since early fall — and they remain there with only a few days until the Oscars are finally, finally handed out this weekend.

    While it resembled a three-horse race on Nomination Day, "American Hustle" has stumbled — unless there are big upsets in the acting categories on Oscar night.

    Here are our final predictions for the 86th Annual Academy Awards, now with every category.

    [Related: Complete List of 2014 Oscar Nominees and Printable Ballot]


    BEST PICTURE
     
    Thelma Adams: I'm calling a split with "12 Years a Slave" winning Best Picture and "Gravity" taking Best Director. The two films shared the Producers Guild Award, but the spread-the-wealth theme has been shaping up for several weeks.

    Will Win: "12 Years a Slave"
    Could Win: "American Hustle"
    Longshot: "Her"
     
    Kevin

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  • Pixar

    Every once in a while, a wild movie theory comes along that is almost too plausible to ignore.

    Pixar movies are full of Easter eggs, in-jokes, and secrets that don’t always register on first viewing. For instance, the Planet Pizza delivery truck from the original “Toy Story” appears in some form or another in every other Pixar movie except “The Incredibles.” Similarly, nods to other Pixar films can be found throughout the “Toy Story” movies and vice versa: A slightly older version of Boo from “Monsters Inc.” can be see at the daycare in “Toy Story 3,” and “Toy Story” baddie Lotso makes a much friendlier appearance in “Up.” The list goes on.

    But there’s one major Pixar Easter egg that may have eluded eagle-eyed fans until now (since “Toy Story 2” hit theatres in 1999 to be exact): The true identity of Andy’s Mom.

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  • 9 Beauty Selfies That Have Us Insanely Excited for Oscars

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    The 2014 Oscars are just days away but stars have been primping and preparing for months in the run up to Hollywood's biggest party. Nothing captures the work required to be camera-ready like the beauty selfie — those behind-the-scenes moments snapped by stars before they carefully sliding themselves into limos en route to the red carpet.

    Whether it's a do-it-yourself grooming project à la Diddy or glam-squad efforts required by Heidi Klum or Gwyneth Paltrow before the Golden Globes (it takes a village, people!), we love the sneak peeks these leading ladies (and men) offer as they get ready for their moment in the spotlight. 

    Tune in to Yahoo's Oscar headquarters Sunday to check out our favorite beauty selfies of the nominees and presenters, plus all our red carpet galleries and complete coverage of the 86th Annual Academy Awards!

    [Related: 2014 Oscars Nominees Luncheon Slideshow]

    Adir Abergel: 2nd client down!!!! Sneak peek! The always stunning and beautiful @gwynethpaltrow getting

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  • How Will New Oscar Voters Change This Year’s Outcome?

    '12 Years a Slave' (Fox Searchlight); Inset - Jennifer Lopez (Getty)

    Will this be the Oscars that Jennifer Lopez decided?

    Last summer, a record 276 Hollywood players, including Lopez, Chris Tucker, "Machete" star Danny Trejo and "The Hangover" director Todd Phillips, were offered membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Subsequently, the number of eligible Oscar voters pushed past 6,000, another new high mark.

    How will this numbers game affect the outcome of the races, including Best Picture where "12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity" appear locked in duel?
    Maybe it won't.

    "If anything, increasing the size only further guarantees the more obvious winner is likely to take the prize," Brad Brevet, creator of the film site RopeofSilicon.com, said in an email.

    Brevet said he didn't consider Oscars' swelled ranks when he made his picks (his site gives the Best Picture edge to "12 Years a Slave," as do the oddsmakers and most experts on the awards panel Gold Derby) — and it's easy to see why.

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