Oscar Moments: The Winners, The Memories

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The 86th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles were full of glitz, glamor, and even record-breaking tweets on Sunday night.

Among the memorable winners, "12 Years A Slave" took home the statuette for Best Picture.

Matthew McConaughey won Best Actor In A Leading Role for his work in "Dallas Buyers Club" while Cate Blanchett won the top category for actresses after her role in "Blue Jasmine."

Jared Leto took the Best Supporting award for the men and breakout star Lupita Nyong'o won for her work in "12 Years A Slave."

Among the memorable moments of the night, a tongue twister for John Travolta.

Travolta took the stage to introduce Broadway star Idina Menzel to sing a rendition of the now Oscar-winning "Let It Go" from the animated flick "Frozen."

Travolta seemingly announced Adele Dazeem as the singer. Menzel went on to perform and received a standing ovation.

Twitter had to apologize to users for a nearly 20 minute service hiccup after Oscar's host Ellen DeGeneres tweeted a celebrity-studded selfie.

The host gathered Bradley Cooper, Meryl Streep, Brad Pitt, and Jennifer Lawrence among others to join her for a group photo taken by Cooper himself.

DeGeneres was aiming for a Twitter record; and she broke the one previously set by President Barack Obama after he tweeted a photo of him hugging the first lady after the 2012 re-election.

Reports indicate DeGenere's tweet was retweeted more than two million times before midnight.

To see the photo and how many times it has been retweeted, click here.


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After a blustery few days of torrential downpours, Hollywood appears ready for smooth sailing at the Academy Awards.

The 86th annual Oscars ceremony kicks off Sunday night from the Dolby Theatre. Unlike the stormy hosting of Seth MacFarlane last year, this year's Oscar show with host Ellen DeGeneres has a deliberately safe vibe of cheery song-and-dance.

The nimble and amiable DeGeneres is expected to return the broadcast to more traditional territory. Many of the night's biggest categories, too, seem to hold little chance for surprise.

The well-established favorites include Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett, Lupita Nyong'o and Jared Leto.

The night's biggest question mark won't come until the very end. "12 Years a Slave," ''Gravity" and "American Hustle" are vying for best picture in the night's closest contest.


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