“Gravity” appeared to be the biggest winner as its crew took home seven Oscars at the 86th annual Academy Awards, but it was adorable host Ellen DeGeneres that won over the A-list audience who constantly joked and even passed out pizza to the pretty people in attendance.
“12 Years a Slave” won the night’s biggest prize as it was title the best picture, howeverm, it was “Gravity” that got the most awards, grabbing all the technical awards, including best visual effects and sound editing.
By the way, Alfonso Cuaron who directed the movie was also named the best director for the Sandra Bullock-starring film.
Talented actor andsinger Jared Leto was also honoured as he won the title of best supporting actor for his perfect performance in “Dallas Buyers Club.”
The best supporting actress award was given to Lupita Nyong’o for her play in “12 Years a Slave,” and the actress, who won her first Oscar ever, thanked her family and friends in an emotional speech.
Last night turned out to be quite successful one for for the scrappy, low-budget film “Dallas Buyers Club,” a biopic of an early AIDS activist two decades, as it brought the movie three Oscars including the two male acting awards.
Matthew McConaughey was awarded best actor for his portrayal of the AIDSvictim , a role for which he lost 50 pounds (23 kg).
Australian ntive-born Cate Blanchett was named the best actress for her role as the socialite unhinged by her husband’s financial crimes in Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine.” “Thank you so much Woody for casting me,” Blanchett said in her acceptance speech.
The tale of Nordic princesses, “Frozen,” took home best animated film award, a first one for Disney Animation Studios since the category was introduced twelve years ago.
Talk show star Ellen DeGeneres was invited as Oscar host on Sunday in “an appearance many saw as calculated to project a lighter, more affable tone for Hollywood’s biggest night after the provocative performance of her immediate predecessor, Seth MacFarlane,” writes Euronews.
By the way, this year’s Oscar went vital due to the Ellen DeGeneres’ selfie with a bunch of first class stars that has been retweeted more than 2 million times.
The TV presenter, venturing into the audience, spoke to the oft-nominated Meryl Streep to hint about her idea: “So you are nominated a record-breaking 18 times, so I thought we would try to break another record right now with the most retweets of a photo,” she said.
“So, right now, I’m going to take a picture of us and we will see if we can break the record for the most retweets.”
She gathered A-list stars like Meryl Streep, Lawrence, Pitt, Roberts, Bradley Cooper, Kevin Spacey, Lupita Nyong’o and her brother, among others, to take the selfie with her. Jared Leto, fresh off his win for supporting actor for “Dallas Buyers Club,” joined the fun as well with a last-minute photobomb.
In only three minutes the image was retweeted about 80,000 times, over one million in less than an hour and long before midnight Sunday, the photo had been retweeted more than 2 million times, breaking a record set byPresident Barack Obama with the picture of him hugging first lady Michelle Obama after his re-election in 2012. His picture, tweeted Nov. 6, 2012, had more than 780,000 retweets.