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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Reporting:

  • Kev Geoghegan 
  • Andy Dangerfield 

Last updated 2 March 2014

STANDARD 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.

TWEET 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

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TWEET 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

STANDARD 23:36 Barkhad Abdi

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."

STANDARD 23:58 Pharrell arrives

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

STANDARD 00:03 Special effects

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

STANDARD 00:05 Barkhad Abdi

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

STANDARD 00:08 Chiwetel Ejiofor

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.

STANDARD 00:31 Cate Blanchett

"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