Oscars 2014: As it happened

Key Points

  • Gravity was the biggest winner of the night, picking up seven Oscars
  • 12 Years a Slave wins the award for best picture
  • Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto win awards for best actor and supporting actor
  • Lupita Nyong'o wins best supporting actress for 12 Years a Slave and Cate Blanchett wins best actress, the sole award for Blue Jasmine
  • Alfonso Cuaron wins best director award for Gravity
  • American Hustle fails to pick up a single award, despite being nominated in 10 categories.

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  1.  
    23:20:

    So will American Hustle a winner, will Gravity be brought crashing back to earth or will the Wolf of Wall Street Howl in victory? It can only mean one thing, it's all about the little golden nudist that everyone wants to get their hands on, its Oscars time and we will be here with you through the entire awards.

    So relax, put your feet up and let us guide you through the frocks, the shocks and the sure things.

     
  2.  
    23:30:

    And they're off - best supporting actress and Oscar debutante Lupita Nyong'o is relying on some family heirloom to help her chances...

    Lupita Nyong'o tweeted: #Oscars sneak peek. Family totem. @lovegoldlive http://instagram.com/p/lDupZBnuXE/

    Lupita Nyong'o ring

    Follow the BBC News entertainment team's Oscar coverage on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts

     
  3.  
    23:36:

    On his way to the Oscars and looking typically dapper is Joseph Gordon Levitt. Wonder if he'll be supporting his Dark Knight Rises co-star Christian Bale, who is nominated for best actor for his role in the film American Hustle.

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt tweets: On my way. #Oscars PHOTO: http://fb.me/2HM0hCSdP

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt
     
  4.  
    Barkhad Abdi 23:36:

    Excellent stuff, Captain Phillips star and best supporting actor nominee Barkhad Abdi greets E! host Ryan Seacrest's matey greeting of "Hi, it's good to see you," with "It's good to see you too, I've watched you a lot on TV."

     
  5.  
    Pharrell arrives 23:58:

    Fashion alert - Best original song nominee Pharrell is in tuxedo-shorts - he looks a bit like a schoolboy. The rain's not bothering him, because he's happyyyy...

    Pharrell Williams, left, and Helen Lasichanh Pharrell Williams arrived on the red carpet with Helen Lasichanh
     
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    23:59:
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    Special effects 00:03:

    Framestore, the British visual effects supremos who are Oscar-nominated for Gravity - one of ten nominations - have tweeted a pretty sweet video of how they produced such amazing effects. If you have a second, watch and marvel

     
  8.  
    Barkhad Abdi 00:05:

    Barkhad Abdi was looking chipper as he arrived on the red carpet with actor Faysal Ahmed. He's up for best supporting actor for his role in Captain Phillips.

    Barkhad Abdi
     
  9.  
    Chiwetel Ejiofor 00:08:

    Chiwetel Ejiofor means business, he has shaved off the beard that graced his face at the Baftas.

    Chiwetel Ejiofor

    The British best actor nominee for 12 Years a Slave said he was "stunned" by the final film - which is up for the coveted best picture.

    He was shown a pre-recorded good luck video from his sister, CNN financial reporter Zain Asher.

     
  10.  
    Cate Blanchett 00:31:

    "It's heavy but I love it," Blue Jasmine star and best actress nominee Cate Blanchett on her golden Giorgio Armani dress. She won a statue in 2005 for her role as Katherine Hepburn in The Aviator. This year is her fifth nomination and she's the bookies' favourite.

    Cate Blanchett
     
  11.  
    00:37:

    Ellen DeGeneres is back for a second stint as host. She hosted the 79th Academy Awards in 2007, watched by a TV audience of 39.9 million.

    She tweets: Here we go #Oscars

    Ellen DeGeneres
     
  12.  
    00:38: HOUR TO GO

    So, with an hour to go before the awards starts and if you're just joining us, lets recap on the major nominees - Gravity and America Hustle are the frontrunners with ten nominations each, 12 Years a Slave is close behind with nine.

    Lots of chances for some Brit success, including Steve McQueen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dame Judi Dench, Sally Hawkins and Christian Bale all in the running for statues.

     
  13.  
    Sally Hawkins 00:44:

    South London's Sally Hawkins was looking glamorous in a Valentino dress as she arrived on the red carpet. She's up for best supporting actress for her role as Ginger, the sister of Cate Blanchett's down-on-her-luck Jasmine, in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine.

    Sally Hawkins
     
  14.  
    Philomena's paper boy 00:56:

    Fun Oscars fact from 5live reporter Colin Paterson, who tweets: Sound Editing nominee for Gravity Glenn Freemantle used to be Philomena Lee's paperboy.

    Her story has been adapted by Steve Coogan in the film Philomena - nominated for four Oscars.

     
  15.  
    A-list access 01:06:

    Samuel L Jackson shows you what kind of access an A-list invite gets you - he's only gone and managed to get a snap of the leather bag with all the winners names in there. Did he get a sneak peak?

    He tweets: Where the Answers are!!! Ran into the PW guys backstage! http://campl.us/q0gV

    Samuel L Jackson's case
     
  16.  
    Amy Adams 01:16:

    Actress Amy Adams arrived on the red carpet with with her partner Darren Le Gallo. She's up for best actress for her role in American Hustle.

    Amy Adams, best actress nominee for her role in American Hustle

    She's already picked up four nominations all in the best supporting actress category, most recently for 2012's The Master - but has yet to collect a golden statuette.

     
  17.  
    01:23: Tim Masters Entertainment correspondent, BBC News

    Here in the press room, we're all fed and ready to go. Coffee and an iced tea lined up. Is that enough caffeine?

     
  18.  
    Sandra Bullock 01:29:

    Gravity's best actress nominee Sandra Bullock said working on the best picture nominated film changed her life. "I'm still problematic but I'm not as problematic as I used to be," she says. This is her second Oscar nomination, she won in 2010 for The Blind Side.

     
  19.  
    01:29:

    So they're all in now and we're moments away from the beginning of the 86th annual Academy Awards. Good luck everybody.

     
  20.  
    In Pictures: Oscars 2014 red carpet 01:33:

    American Hustle star and best supporting actress nominee Jennifer Lawrence laughed off a slip up on the red carpet, this time on her way in. Last year she famously tripped up the steps to the stage when collecting her best actress award for Silver Linings Playbook.

    Jennifer Lawrence

    Find out what she and other Hollywood glitterati were wearing on the red carpet.

     
  21.  
    01:35: Tim Masters Entertainment correspondent, BBC News

    The show has started. Backstage the press is all fed and watered.

    Ellen Degeneres is making jokes about the recent rain in LA. I predict the show will have the same duration as The Wolf of Wall Street.

     
  22.  
    Ellen Degeneres hosts 01:38:

    Our host for the night Ellen Degeneres is dressed a little bit like something between Liberace and a barrister. She's missing the wig though and started off with a joke about the wet weather in Los Angeles.

    Host Ellen DeGeneres
     
  23.  
    Jared Leto best supporting actor 01:45: BREAKING NEWS

    And the first award of the night, best supporting actor, is presented by last year's best supporting actress winner Anne Hathaway and it has gone to Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club. It's his first ever Oscars nomination.

    "To my fellow nominees, I'm proud to share with journey with you." He also thanked his mother - "I love you mum thank for teaching me how to dream" and he even plugged his band Thirty Seconds to Mars by thanking his brother Shannon, the band's drummer.

     
  24.  
    Pharrell Williams 01:54:

    Tonight's first performer Pharrell Williams went back to top of the UK singles chart for the third time earlier with his song Happy.

    The song, which is nominated for an Oscar, features in the hit animated film Despicable Me 2.

     
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    Costume design winner 02:00:

    Samuel L Jackson and Naomi Watts presented Catherine Martin for The Great Gatsby with the Oscar for costume design. She had her speech tucked into her bra and thanked the ladies who are currently working on the musical version of her husband Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom.

     
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    Make up and hair winner 02:01:

    And the Oscar for make up and hair goes to Dallas Buyers Club - the second award of the night for the film.

     
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    Pharrell performance 02:04:

    Pharrell Williams managed to get actresses Lupita Nyong'o, Amy Adams and Meryl Streep on their feet dancing with his live performance.

    Pharrell Williams

    His infectious anthem Happy is up for an award for best original song.

     
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    $250 make up 02:10:

    Make up and hair Oscar winner Dallas Buyers Club had a make up budget of just $250.

     
  29.  
    Ellen backstage 02:14:

    Not one to be left out - presenter Ellen is busy tweeting backstage.

    She tweets: Look who I just found backstage. pic.twitter.com/rp5Mt1sYsx

    Ellen DeGeneres
     
  30.  
    Animated film winners 02:19:

    Animated short goes to Mr Hublot while the animated feature film goes to the Disney blockbuster hit Frozen.

     
  31.  
    First British win 02:23:

    And it's the first victory for the Brits - the award for visual effects goes to Gravity and the ladies and gents at Framestore in London.

     
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    Visual effects victory 02:28:

    And Framestore has tweeted - well done guys.

    Oscar-winner tweets: Tim's speech in summary: thank you absolutely everyone!

     
  33.  
    Jared Leto on his speech 02:35:

    The official Oscars Press Room tweets: Jared Leto: "At one point in my speech I found myself talking to De Niro, as if the room wasn't intimidating enough!

     
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    Short film awards 02:36:

    Live action short, presented by Kate Hudson and Jason Sudeikis, goes to Helium. Bad luck to Brits Mark Gill and Baldwin Li who were nominated for their film, The Voorman Problem.

    The best short documentary goes to The Lady in Number 6 about Alice Herz-Sommer, the oldest known survivor of the Nazi Holocaust who died in London a week ago at the age of 110.

     
  35.  
    The Moon Song 02:37:

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O and Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig performed a heartfelt rendition of The Moon Song from Her.

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O and Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig

    They're up against Pharrell Williams, U2 and Idina Menzel for best song. All four nominees are performing during the ceremony.

     
  36.  
    Backstage 'fondle' 02:39:

    From our man backstage at the Oscars, Tim Masters, Jared Leto passed round his Oscar to the journalists in the press room to have a "fondle", as he put it.

     
  37.  
    Documentary feature 02:42:

    The documentary feature goes 20 Feet from Stardom, a film about the men and woman singing backup on some of the most famous songs ever recorded.

    Singer Darlene Love broke into a gospel song at the mic and got a standing ovation.

     
  38.  
    Best foreign language film 02:52:

    Bearded and ponytailed Ewan McGregor and Viola Davis presented The Great Beauty, directed by Paolo Sorrentino, with the Oscar for best foreign language film.

     
  39.  
    Video: Red carpet 02:55:

    Earlier, best supporting actress nominee Amy Adams graced the red carpet in a strapless navy Gucci Couture dress while American Hustle co-star Jennifer Lawrence wore a bright red Dior gown.

    Cate Blanchett

    Liza Minnelli delighted fans as she arrived in a blue outfit with a matching blue streak in her hair. Watch the red carpet highlights in this video montage.

     
  40.  
    All-white Ellen 03:04:

    Ellen has changed to an all-white outfit to introduce "a man who needs no introduction" Brad Pitt who introduced "one of the biggest rock bands in the world" U2 to perform their song Ordinary Love from the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

    Ellen DeGeneres
     
  41.  
    Gravity wins sound awards 03:11:

    It's a second and third Oscar win for Gravity for sound mixing and sound editing, to add to its visual effects award. Set to sweep the technical board?

     
  42.  
    Best supporting actress Lupita Nyong'o 03:18: BREAKING NEWS

    Last year's best supporting actor Christoph Waltz is on hand to present the supporting actress Oscar... and it goes to... Lupita Nyong'o for 12 Years a Slave.

    She gets a random hug from Liza Minnelli on the way to the stage. First tears of the night in a moving speech, she says "so much joy in my life is thanks to so much pain in someone else's."

     
  43.  
    Star-studded selfie 03:23:

    Best selfie ever?

    Ellen DeGeneres tweets: If only Bradley's arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars

    Ellen DeGeneres tweets photo
     
  44.  
    Jared Leto waxed 03:26: Tim Masters Entertainment correspondent, BBC News

    Make up and hair winners Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews (for Dallas Buyers Club) reveal they only met Jared Leto last week.

    He was already in character as Rayon on set, and never came out of it during filming. He'd already waxed his entire body for the transgender role. They only had to do his eyebrows.

     
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    Alice Herz Sommer 03:28: Tim Masters Entertainment correspondent, BBC News

    Malcolm Clarke, director of The Lady in Number 6 talks about the passing of the film's subject Alice Herz Sommer aged 110 a week ago saying: "It's been a very rough surreal week celebrating and mourning our leading lady."

     
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    Gravity wins for cinematography 03:31:

    Cinematography goes to...Gravity - that makes their haul four Oscars so far. It's a bittersweet moment though as presenter Bill Murray adds his Ghostbusters co-star, the late Harold Ramis, who died in February, to the list of the nominees.

     
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    Gravity wins for film editing 03:32:

    Almost quicker than we can type it, Gravity's director Alfonso Cuaron picks up the film editing Oscar. That's five now.

     
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    Stardom 'goosebumps' 03:33: Tim Masters Entertainment correspondent, BBC News

    Morgan Neville, director of 20 Feet from Stardom, said: "I think we should change the name of the film to Stardom.

    He admits he had "the biggest goosebumps" when Darlene Love burst into song on stage.

     
  49.  
    Winners so far 03:38:

    With nine more awards up for grabs, here's a list of the winners so far.

     
  50.  
    Wizard of Oz 03:39:

    Pink pays a musical tribute to 75 years of The Wizard of Oz with a stirring rendition of Somewhere Over The Window. Another standing ovation.

    Pink
     
  51.  
    Actors share a joke 03:43:

    Samuel L. Jackson was photographed on the red carpet whispering into the ear of Matthew McConaughey. We wonder what he was saying? Seems to have put a grin on the best actor nominee's face.

    Best actor nominee Matthew McConaughey jokes with Samuel L. Jackson
     
  52.  
    Great production design 03:47:

    That's two Oscars now for Catherine Martin for production design for The Great Gatsby.

    She has two other Oscars for Moulin Rouge in 2002, also directed by her husband Baz Luhrmann.

     
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    'Joy of my life' 03:53:

    Earlier, an emotional Lupita Nyong'o picked up the first Oscar for 12 Years A Slave, winning the best supporting actress award.

    Lupita Nyongo

    The tearful star thanked director Steve McQueen for casting her in a film which she said had "been the joy of my life".

     
  54.  
    Emma Watson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt 03:59:

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt - or to give him his twitter handle Hit Record Joe - gets into the spirit of things with Emma Watson at the Oscars.

    He tweets: Me and Emma #Oscars PHOTO: http://fb.me/39pjtmJN2

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emma Watson
     
  55.  
    Bette Midler performs 04:08:

    Performing for the first ever time at the Oscars, Bette Midler ends the In Memoriam segment with the torch song Wind Beneath My Wings. Not a dry eye in the house. We think. Maybe not.

    Bette Midler
     
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    04:09: Tim Masters Entertainment correspondent, BBC News

    Gravity's Alfonso Cuaron says backstage: "Something we didn't say on stage is all of this is down to Sandra Bullock."

     
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    Gravity wins best original score 04:17:

    Music score is awarded to Steven Price for Gravity - that is six out of its ten nominations for a movie that, remember everyone, is a British film.

    The humble Mr Price thanked his family. "Mum, dad, Jenny, sorry I made such noise when I was growing up".

     
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    Best song Let It Go 04:24:

    Let It Go, from the Disney animation Frozen wins the Oscar for best original song for husband and wife team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.

    Mr Lopez becomes an Egot, which is a very rare distinction, meaning the winner of an Academy, Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award.

    Other winners of all four awards include Whoopi Goldberg, Mel Brooks and the late Marvin Hamlisch.

     
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    Best adapted screenplay 12 Years A Slave 04:27:

    Lots of typewriters form the background of the Oscar set as the nominations for the screenplay awards are announced. We wonder if any of them work? Adapted screenplay goes to... John Ridley for 12 Years A Slave, making it two for Steve McQueen's slavery drama.

     
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    Best original screenplay Her 04:30:

    And original screenplay goes to... Spike Jonze for Her. It is his first Oscar win and he looks stunned. "I have 42 seconds to speak so I better hurry," he says.

    Thanking friends and family, he adds: "We made a movie about relationships and intimacy, and that's what we have."

     
  61.  
    Best director Alfonso Cuaron 04:36: BREAKING NEWS

    Angelina Jolie and Sidney Poitier to present best director... and its... Alfonso Cuaron for Gravity. Amazing seven Oscars out of ten and still got two more categories to go for the space-based drama.

     
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    Sandra Bullock tribute 04:38:

    Alfonso Cuaron pays tribute to his Gravity star Sandra Bullock saying: "You are the soul and heart of the film and one of the best people I ever met."

     
  63.  
    Inside the Dolby Theatre. 04:40:

    Congrats to British Gravity sound mixer Chris Benstead, who tweeted this photo from inside the Dolby Theatre.

    British Gravity sound mixer Chris Benstead's photo
     
  64.  
    Best actress Cate Blanchett 04:46: BREAKING NEWS

    And the winner of best actress goes to... Cate Blanchett, for her role in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine.

    Accepting her award, Cate Blanchett praised her fellow actresses including the "sublime" Sally Hawkins and said films with strong female characters were not "niche".

    "Audiences want to see them and in fact they earn money," she said.

     
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    04:48: Tim Masters Entertainment correspondent, BBC News

    Gravity composer Steven Price told the BBC his love of music came from dancing around to Beatles records on the family record player at home.

    He hopes his Oscar win will open the doors to working with other people who tell great stories like Gravity.

     
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    Best actor Matthew McConaughey 04:56: BREAKING NEWS

    And the best actor goes to Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyers Club. It caps a massive turnaround in his career from rom-coms to serious drama. He praised his fellow nominees for their "impeccable performances".

    He thanked God, his family, his late father "who is up there with a big pot of gumbo and is dancing right now".

     
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    12 Years a Slave wins best film 04:57: BREAKING NEWS

    The biggie of the night, best picture... goes to 12 Years a Slave.

    It may not have missed out on a lot of its ten nominations but gets the one that counts. Producer Brad Pitt introduces director Steve McQueen who has a large piece of paper. We could be here a while.

     
  68.  
    Steve McQueen speech 05:05:

    12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen says: "Everyone deserves not just to survive but to live, this is the most important legacy of Solomon Northup and I dedicate this to those who endured slavery and for 21 million people who still suffer slavery today."

     
  69.  
    Full list of winners 05:22:

    Gravity won seven Oscars, followed by 12 Years a Slave and Dallas Buyers Club, which each won three awards. American Hustle and Wolf of Wall Street both failed to pick up an award.

    Here's a full list of tonight's winners.

     
  70.  
    Steve McQueen speech 05:28:

    Steve McQueen, the British director of 12 Years a Slave, dedicated the best film Oscar to "all those people who have endured slavery".

    Director and producer Steve McQueen accepts the Oscar for best picture at the 86th Academy Awards

    "Everyone deserves not just to survive, but to live," he said.

     
  71.  
    05:37: Tim Masters Entertainment correspondent, BBC News

    Gravity sound editor Glenn Freemantle said the journey of Sandra Bullock's character was told via "heart beats, tinnitus and radio signals".

     
  72.  
    Matthew McConaughey on 'miracle' 05:45:

    More from best actor winner Matthew McConaughey backstage at the Oscars - he says the win for Dallas Buyers Club is "the end of a journey with this film.

    "Nobody wanted to make it for 20 years, it got turned down 127 times. Then it came across my desk and we got it made. That was a minor miracle in itself."

     
  73.  
    Reporter's diary 05:53:

    Best supporting actress winner Lupita Nyong'o says she had received a lot of support from people in Kenya.

    Read more of her interview with the BBC's Tim Masters, who was backstage at the ceremony.

     
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    Video: Lupita Nyong'o 06:07:

    Actress Lupita Nyong'o picked up the Oscar for best supporting actress for her role in 12 Years a Slave.

    Lupita Nyong'o

    She spoke to reporters ahead of the ceremony and described what inspired her to choose her Oscars outfit. She said: "I wanted to wear blue because it reminds me of home. I grew up in classrooms with blue walls."

     
  75.  
    Winners pose 06:16:

    Following the ceremony, best actor and best supporting actor winners Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto posed with best supporting actress Lupita Nyong'o.

    Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto posed with best supporting actress Lupita Nyong'o
     
  76.  
    'Best and worst' 06:27:

    E! picks its best and worst bits from the Oscars, great to see that even Brad Pitt looks slightly undignified with a mouth full of pizza.

     
  77.  
    Video: Red carpet tumble 06:48:

    Earlier, American Hustle star Jennifer Lawrence took a tumble on the red carpet.

    Jennifer Lawrence

    As the actress stepped on to the red carpet in her red Dior dress she tripped on a traffic cone as she turned to wave to fans. She told reporters she had hoped her slip went unnoticed.

    At last year's ceremony she tripped up on the stairs on her way to collect her best actress Oscar.

     
  78.  
    Twitter record 06:59:

    In a bid to break the record for the most retweets ever, DeGeneres roamed the audience to rope in a few celebrities for a very special selfie.

    Ellen's selfie photo

    You can see the result, featuring Bradley Cooper, Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence on her Twitter feed @TheEllenShow. It soon overtook President Barack Obama's retweet record with more than one million, crashing Twitter in the process.

     
  79.  
    Post-Oscars party 07:03:

    We can hear the Bee Gees' Stayin' Alive blasting out from inside the Vanity Fair party - what should the DJ play next?

     
  80.  
    Post-Oscars Party 07:07:

    It's a definite 70s disco theme - Diana Ross Upside Down now.

     
  81.  
    Video: Three-minute montage 07:11:

    If you've just woken up and missed coverage of the Oscar ceremony itself, you can catch-up on the biggest winners of the night in this three-minute video montage.

     
  82.  
    Oscar host arrives 07:19:

    Ellen Degeneres and her wife, actress Portia DeRossi, arrive at the Vanity Fair party.

    Ellen Degeneres and her wife, actress Portia DeRossi, arrive at the Vanity Fair party

    How did she think the Oscars had gone? "From my point of view, I liked it," she said. A woman of few words.

     
  83.  
    Cameron congratulates McQueen 07:27:

    Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted his congratulations to McQueen, saying: "Congratulations to British director, Steve McQueen, after his film 12 Years a Slave won the award for Best Picture at the #Oscars."

     
  84.  
    Post-Oscars Party 07:34:

    As U2 singer Bono made his way into the post-Oscars Vanity Fair party, he told the BBC's Lizo Mzimba: "We're tourists here, it's Hollywood, it's Hollyweird, it's great."

    The Irish rockers lost out in the original song category for their track Ordinary Love.

     
  85.  
    Leto's 'magical moment' 07:39:

    Jared Leto called his win "a magical moment".

    Jared Leto

    Speaking to BBC Breakfast, he said of his acceptance speech: "It was an amazing opportunity and I'm so happy I had the chance to speak about my mother and brother, about equality and Aids and people in Venezuela and Ukraine.

    "It's a great chance to take all that light that's being shone on me and reflect it back on other things."

    Jared Leto is only the second person ever to win both a Kerrang award and an Oscar. The first was Trent Reznor, of Nine Inch Nails.

     
  86.  
    Harold Ramis tribute 07:44:

    Bill Murray said it was his "obligation" to pay tribute on stage to the late Harold Ramis, his co-star in Ghostbusters and director in Groundhog Day who died last month.

    Bill Murray
     
  87.  
    Travolta reacts to the ceremony 07:52:

    John Travolta, who presented the best original song Oscar seemed staggered at the suggestion that this year's event had been a little dull and predictable.

    "Why?," he asked BBC Breakfast. "What about Lupita's speech and Leto's speech, and U2 played. You can't get better than that."

    "I think it was a very fair evening. I thought that the Oscars were very evenly spread. Very diplomatic. More than most years."

     
  88.  
    Oscar nominees as Disney princesses 07:57:

    Here's one of the more unique carpet analyses: MTV is asking why all the Oscar nominees came dressed as Disney princesses.

    They compare Lupita Nyong'o toCinderella and suggest Nebraska's June Squibb was channelling Fauna from Sleeping Beauty.

    June Squibb and Fauna
     
  89.  

    Oprah Winfrey congratulates this year's best supporting actress winner, saying: "Way to go @Lupita_Nyongo... So happy so PROUD!!!!"

     
  90.  
    Heartfelt tribute 08:04:

    Malcolm Clarke, the British director of The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life - which won best documentary short - has been speaking about Holocaust survivor Alice Herz Sommer, who died last week aged 110 after appearing in his film.

    "She knew we were nominated and she was tickled. It's an awful, sad tragedy that she didn't make it all the way but her spirit made it".

     
  91.  
    She should have brought a stepladder 08:16:

    Poor old Liza Minelli - she wanted to get into Ellen's record-breaking Oscars selfie, but wasn't quite tall enough.

    Liza Minelli's selfie moment (That's Liza Minelli at the back in the blue dress)

    The moment was captured by video artist Harry Clayton-Wright, whose tweet has been shared nearly 5,000 times.

     
  92.  
    Oscars in quotes 08:18:

    "I have a goose egg and it really hurts."

    Read some of the best quotes from the night's ceremony.

     
  93.  
    The Cumberbomb 08:35:

    One of the most memorable shots of the night - Benedict Cumberbatch forcing his way into U2's red carpet photograph - has been trending on Twitter with the hashtag #Cumberbomb.

    Benedict Cumberbatch and U2 on the red carpet
     
  94.  
    Coogan's disappointment 08:43:

    Steve Coogan, on the red carpet at the Vanity Fair party, says he's "a bit disappointed Philomena didn't get anything, but we got four nominations, which is way ahead of what we expected."

    Despite his film losing out on the night, he said he was pleased for Jared Leto, Alfonso Cuaron and Cate Blanchett.

    "It's a pity Captain Phillips didn't get more appreciation," he added. "They were all decisions which were kind of expected, but good people won."

     
  95.  
    And the EGOT goes to... 08:47:

    As we mentioned earlier, Robert Lopez is only the twelfth person in history to score an EGOT - winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and a Tony Award - after picking up best original song for Frozen's Let It Go.

    Previous winners include John Gielgud and Audrey Hepburn. Lopez, who is 39, told the BBC the accolade was "helping me with my mid-life crisis".

    He shared the award with his wife Kristen Anderson Lopez, who said she was amazed to beat U2 in the category.

    "Bono and the Edge sent us the most beautiful bouquet today," she said. "They're true Irish gentlemen."

     
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    08:48:

    BBC Breakfast producer Nadia Dahabiyeh snaps a photo of Steve Coogan being interviewed at the Vanity Fair party.

    Steve Coogan
     
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    08:57:

    "And that's a wrap," tweets Oscars producer Michael DeLuca.

    Oscar statue
     
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    Goodbye and goodnight 09:00:

    And, sadly, that's it for our live coverage of the 2014 Academy Awards, where British director Steve McQueen and producer Brad Pitt picked up the all-important best picture prize for 12 Years a Slave.

    Thanks for joining us - we hope you've enjoyed it as much as we have. If your thirst for all things Oscar-related still hasn't been quenched, check out our special section on the BBC News website.

    Steve McQueen and Brad Pitt with the Oscar for 12 Years a Slave
     

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