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article imageEverything Oscars: From the red carpet to the night's big winners

By Eric Deville     Mar 3, 2014 in Entertainment
Los Angeles - The 2014 Academy Awards took place Sunday evening in Los Angeles, at the Dolby Theater, hosted by Ellen Degeneres and filled with all of Hollywood’s biggest and favorite stars, just as expected.

It All Starts on the Red Carpet

The Red Carpet always kicks off the evening's events, where this year not too many surprises occurred. Jennifer Lawrence sported Dior per usual, and the Oscar darling has apparently made falling at the awards a personal tradition, seeing as she took a tumble on the Red Carpet at this year's event, following her famed trip on last year’s stage steps. Lupita Nyong’o continued her affair with color, this time in a light blue Prada princess gown, and Cate Blanchett stuck to her usual style as well in another stunning Armani Privé gown.
For the men, the biggest statement came from one of two men, both rather unsurprisingly: Pharrell ditched his now famed hat look and opted instead for a men's tuxedo but with shorts, and funny man Jimmy Kimmel seemed to get the casual memo from Pharrell and showed up in an untucked shirt and jeans, undoubtedly just another one of his hijinks.
The rest of the crowd kept it all rather subdued, big name stars like Amy Adams, Charlize Theron, Anne Hathaway, Naomi Watts, and Sandra Bullock all showed up in neutral gowns.

All About the Awards

Yet things got more lively inside the theater itself, certainly with help from Degeneres at the helm of the night’s ceremony. One of the hostess’ bits was to gather some major celebrities for a photo, for Twitter of course, in an attempt to gain the most popular picture on the social media site, which currently has almost two and a half million retweets.
As for the night’s winners, many popular predictions came true. The biggest overall winner of the night was “Gravity,” thanks to numerous technical awards like cinematography, visual effects, and sound related awards as well. However the film’s director, Alfonso Cuarón took home the award for Best Director, making him the first Latino to do so.
The men of “Dallas Buyers Club” swept up the actors' awards, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor going to Matthew Mcconaughey and Jared Leto, respectively. While the Best Actress award went to Cate Blanchett for her work in “Blue Jasmine,” the lauded actress’ first win in the category.
“12 Years A Slave” racked up some of the night’s biggest awards as well, winning this years Best Picture Prize. The film's breakout star, Lupita Nyong’o took home the Best Supporting Actress award for her role in the film.
The night also saw several astounding musical performances, Pink honored the 75th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz” with a rendition of “Somewhere Over the R/ainbow,” and Idina Menzel from this year’s Best Animated Picture, “Frozen”, performed this years Best Original Song, “Let it Go” from the film, both singers received standing ovations from the crowd.

From One Party to Another

After the awards were all announced, it was all about the after parties, of course. Many of the night’s big winners filed into the Governors Ball held at the theater itself, others turned to other major events for the evening.
Elton John hosted his annual viewing party and after party to benefit the AIDS foundation, hosting celebrities like Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, and the entire Kardashian trio, while others attended the Vanity Fair soirée.
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