UPDATE: "Birdman" has won the Oscar for Best Picture and put it on the same path as Best Director this year. That hasn't happened for the last two years. "Birdman" marked another recent win for a movie about show business.
Mike Nichols, whose career spanned six decades and multiple mediums, died in his home in Manhattan yesterday at the age of 83. The American stage and film icon, and Tony and Oscar winner, is being mourned and praised today on social media.
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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.
"12 Years a Slave" wins best picture as the Oscars just wrapped up in Hollywood. It was a victory for movies tonight with a split between top movie and director. That is something that has now happened two years in a row.
Host of the 86th Academy Awards ceremonies, Ellen DeGeneris pictured with happy winners: Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong'o, Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett. More industry news @ http://bit.ly/1hNFUBH
The PS22 Chorus performing at the 2011 Academy Awards. "I made this film because I was mesmerized by the chorus," notes Kalafer, "Mr. B's teaching style, the kids personalities, and of course all that amazing music. It was such a splendid subject to work with."