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The Best & Worst Moments Of The 2014 Oscars

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 3, 2014 1:03 PM
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Best/Worst Moments of Oscar 2014 show
Well, after months of speculation, thousands upon thousands of column inches, millions of dollars in campaigning and plenty of furious arguments, the Oscar season is over. Last night's 86th Academy Awards saw "Gravity" pick up seven prizes, but being beaten to Best Picture by "12 Years A Slave" (only "Cabaret" won more awards without taking the big one), while "American Hustle" failed to win anything from its ten nominations (full list of winners here).

Watch: All Oscar Acceptance Speeches For Best Picture & Major Categories Plus The Entire Show In 2 Minutes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 3, 2014 10:25 AM
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Lupita Nyong'o, Oscars
For anyone watching the Oscars at home last night, they may have noticed something a different about the speeches this year....no one really got played off. It looks like the producers took it easy on the winners in 2014, rarely breaking out the orchestra to hustle people off the stage, leading to some longer than usual acceptance speeches. And in case you were in the bathroom or doing a snack refill, we've got all the major ones below.

Watch: Oscars In Memoriam 2014 Presented By Glenn Close Plus 'Wind Beneath My Wings' By Bette Midler

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 3, 2014 10:03 AM
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Bette Midler Oscars
Another year has passed, and with it, some of the cinema's most beloved artists passed away. And so it goes, the Oscars took a moment to remember them all (except Alain Resnais) with the annual In Memoriam segment.

Watch: Oscar Show Musical Performances By Karen O, Pharrell Williams, Idina Menzel & Pink

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 3, 2014 9:41 AM
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Karen O Ezra Koenig
If the Oscars ditched the usual razzle dazzle opening number this number, they still brought the music with Best Song nominees getting their chance to shine with live performances. But it wasn't always the songs that got the most attention.

Watch: Ellen DeGeneres Opening Oscars Monologue

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 3, 2014 9:18 AM
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Ellen DeGeneres
After Seth MacFarlane stunk up the joint with his frat boy antics during last year's Oscar show, the Academy course corrected and asked Ellen DeGeneres back to the stage (she hosted in 2007) and it was good choice. And in case you missed it, we've got the full opening monologue for you to check out.

2014 Oscar Winners: 'Gravity' Wins 7, '12 Years A Slave' Takes Best Picture, 'American Hustle' Shut Out

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 2, 2014 10:37 PM
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2014 Oscar Winners
...And that's it on another year. As always, the Oscars were both exciting, (mostly) sleep inducing, surprising and left us with lots to talk about. But it's late, we're tired and filled with nacho cheese, so we're going to be a bit brief for now.

2014 Oscars: The Playlist's 86th Academy Awards Live Blog

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • March 2, 2014 10:35 PM
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2014 Oscar Selfie
What's up party people, here is your official Playlist Oscars 2014 live-blog, steered with reckless, and rosé-soaked abandon by me, Katie Walsh. I'm no awards pundit, or expert, but I am an enthusiast for fashions, celebrities, and live television mishaps, which is what these awards shows do best, as well as hand out shiny gold doorstoppers to the best and brightest of Hollywood. It's also a wonderful way to celebrate the end of what has seemed like an incredibly long and convoluted Oscar season (which really, is most of the year now), and tonight will no doubt be a great catharsis of all our collective anxieties, disagreements and heated opinions.

12 Memorable Oscar Acceptance Speeches

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • March 1, 2014 12:11 PM
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12 Memorable Oscar Acceptance Speeches
Oh my God. Thank you. Thank you. I can’t...God, I’m so nervous! This is, just, this is incredible. So unexpected—I didn’t even prepare anything! [surreptitiously unfolds piece of paper stored in cleavage]. Firstly, I have to thank the Academy, without whom I wouldn’t be here today, bringing you this feature about the most Memorable Oscar Speeches ever. And I have to thank the Editors, Rodrigo and Kevin, and my fellow features writer Oli, and all the nominees (whose company I am so humbled to share, though I don’t know how the hell Meryl Streep got into this category too).

The 5 Best Oscar Ceremony Musical Performances And 5 Terrible Ones

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 28, 2014 2:00 PM
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The 5 Best Oscar Music Performances, And 5 Terrible Ones
In the week running up to tomorrow Oscar's ceremony, we've looked at various aspects of Academy Award mania, from the best, and the worst, Best Picture winners, to the directors who went unrecognized, to our final predictions. But there's one final element of Oscar ceremonies themselves that we wanted to highlight: the musical numbers.

Who Should Win, Who Will Win: The Playlist's Final Oscar Predictions

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 27, 2014 1:08 PM
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2014 Oscar Predictions, Who Will/Should Win
On August 28th, "Gravity" premiered at the Venice Film Festival and pretty much marked the start, in full force, of the awards season. Between then and Oscar night on Sunday, six months will have passed. 27 weeks. 186 days. It's been a long, vicious, and sort of fascinating Oscar season, and one of the most unpredictable in years.

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