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WATCH: 2014 Oscar Highlights, Plus Whole Show Recapped in Two Minutes (UPDATED VIDEO)

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood March 3, 2014 at 11:45AM

UPDATE: Due to Academy copyright issues, the videos we'd rounded up earlier of acceptance speeches were taken down from YouTube. Instead, watch the AP's highlights compilation from the show, plus "The 86th Academy Awards in Under Two Minutes" below.
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Cate Blanchett tells it like it is in her 2014 Oscar acceptance speech
Cate Blanchett tells it like it is in her 2014 Oscar acceptance speech

UPDATE: Due to Academy copyright issues, the videos we'd rounded up earlier of acceptance speeches were taken down from YouTube. Instead, watch the AP's highlights compilation from the show, plus "The 86th Academy Awards in Under Two Minutes" below.

EARLIER: We've rounded up video highlights (and some lowlights -- John Travolta didn't exactly nail Idina Menzel's name) from the 2014 Oscars. Included are host Ellen DeGeneres' opening monologue, as well as memorable moments like Best Supporting Actress winner Lupita Nyong'o moving, tearful acceptance speech, the "12 Years a Slave" Best Picture win (including Steve McQueen's endearing jump for joy at the end), Matthew McConaughey's win for Best Actor (wherein he talked about the importance of something to look up to, something to look forward to, and someone to chase) and much more. Watch below.

Best line went to the great Cate Blanchett, re: the success of films with women at the center: "The world is round, people!"

Meanwhile, early ratings numbers are in. And people love Ellen! The Oscars' ratings last night were the highest they've been since 2005. The ABC telecast scored a 27.9 rating, which is up slightly from last year.

This article is related to: Awards, Academy Awards, Awards Season Roundup, Video, Video, Oscars


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.