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2014 Oscar Winners Recap

Last night's Oscars was a Hollywood spectacle that drew in many.
Last night’s Oscars was a Hollywood spectacle filled with emotions.

The Oscars took place last night in Hollywood, and boy was it filled with gorgeous dresses, Twitter selfies and heartfelt acceptance speeches. Ellen DeGeneres seemed to be an audience favorite as she hosted The Academy Awards ceremony for the second time, her first time being in 2007. Hollywood’s biggest event brought in millions of viewers, 43 million to be exact, up from last year’s telecast. There was a lot going on during the live ceremony, so here is listed some of the notable winners.

First, Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, took home the most Oscars for the night, with 7 in total.

Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Achievement in Directing: Gravity, Alfonso Cuaron
Original Screenplay: Her, Spike Jonze
Adapted Screenplay: 12 Years a Slave, John Ridley
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Animated Feature: Frozen

See full list of winners at The Hollywood Reporter.

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Oscar Nominees Luncheon

The 36th Oscar nominee luncheon took place on Monday.
The 36th Oscar nominee luncheon took place on Monday.

Oscar nominees gathered together on Monday for a luncheon hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ board of governors. The 33rd annual Oscar nominees luncheon took place in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton and saw celebrities like Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sandra Bullock and Spike Jonze. The vast majority of 2013 Oscar nominees were in attendance, and the stars all came together to pose for a “class photo” before collecting their nominee certificate and a gift bag. Yes, even celebrities like getting swag bags, and theirs included an “Oscar Nominee” sweatshirt.

Neil Meron and Craig Zadan will be producing the Oscars telecast for the second year in a row, and they took some time during the event to congratulate Ellen DeGeneres for returning as host (she hosted for the first time in 2007) and to remind nominees that if they win the award, they only have 45 seconds to give their speech. They also shared that the theme for the night will be “movie heroes,” which isn’t limited to only onscreen, and will be acknowledge those behind the scenes as well.

The 86th Oscars will take place on Sunday, March 2.

Read the full story at The Hollywood Reporter.

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The Toys Return for an Adventure

The Toy Story characters are back for ABC's 30-minute special of Toy Story of Terror in October.
The Toy Story characters are back for ABC’s 30-minute special of Toy Story of Terror in October.

ABC revealed last week that they will be airing Disney-Pixar’s first special-for-television, Toy Story of Terror! on October 16. Tom Hanks and Tim Allen will be back in their roles of Woody and Buzz on the half-hour special of a spooky adventure just in time for Halloween. The spooky new tale of our favorite characters from the Toy Story movies will also be joined by the rest of the gang, including Jessie, Combat Carl, Mr. Pricklepants, Mr. Potato Head, Rex and Trixie.

The toys go on a fun road trip that soon takes a turn for the worst when they get detoured to a roadside motel. Once one of the toys goes missing, a series of mysterious events ensue and they must work together to avoid the same terrible fate in the Toy Story of Terror!

While Pixar has not denied a fourth installment of the Toy Story franchise, the talks of another movie is still a rumor. One confirmed Pixar movie is Finding Dory, the sequel to Finding Nemo that is set to release in 2015. Ellen DeGeneres will be returning for the voice of Dory.