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Summary

  1. Eddie Redmayne wins best actor at Oscars
  2. Birdman wins best picture and best director
  3. Julianne Moore wins best actress
  4. Grand Budapest Hotel and Birdman win four awards each

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It's all over:

Lorna Blount

Entertainment reporter

The Oscars are well and truly over for 2015 - but don't worry - only another 364 days to go and plenty more films to enjoy.

Eddie Redmayne
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We hope you've enjoyed our rolling coverage as we've certainly enjoyed bringing you the latest, hot off the press from LA.

As the rest of Hollywood are recovering from the after-party antics, we're going to pour ourselves a cup of tea and re-watch some of the best bits.

Join us on Tuesday - when once again, we'll be back bright and early with more of the latest from the world of arts and entertainment.

Until then - take it easy!

And here are some of our best bits, in case you missed them:

Place your bets:

Variety

Predicting the Oscars is never easy, as Sunday's ceremony proved. But gambling sites were better at picking the winners than social media, according to Variety.

Facebook and Twitter - along with social analysis researchers Adobe, Hootsuite and Way to Blue - issued predictions of Oscar winners based on digital buzz.

Julianne Moore
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But out of their 29 predictions for the six major categories (Twitter did not include best director), the forecasts got only 13 correct.

Betting sites, mean while, nailed 20 of 24 Oscar winners, with PredictWise using data from UK-based Betfair, Hollywood Stock Exchange and other "prediction markets".

The only category that everyone got right was Julianne Moore's best actress win for Still Alice.

Read the full story here.

Comedy 'too intelligent'

Reeves and Mortimer in House of Fools
BBC

Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer have been speaking to BBC 5 live, as the second series of their sitcom

House of Fools continues.

The duo joked that "we've been going so long that when we first started writing, we were using pencils and rubbers".

And Mortimer cast a critical eye over the current crop of comedians, saying: "A lot of comics want to leave the stage with you thinking, 'wow, he's really intelligent'".

"I prefer to be going, 'wow, he genuinely is an idiot.'

"I think it's a shame. People don't fall over enough."

Weatherfield newbie

Melanie Hill
ITV

Coronation Street favourite Roy Cropper is to get a new friend played by Melanie Hill - best known for Waterloo Road and the 1980s sitcom Bread

Melanie has been cast as Cathy Matthews, the owner of the allotment next to Roy and Sharif's plot.

Roy and Cathy strike up a friendship through their love of the allotment and he soon discovers she is getting over the death of her husband.

Is this destined to be Roy's first chance of romance following the death of his beloved Hayley?

The neck is back!

Cate Blanchett
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No, that's not a tautology... It's the

verdict of Fashion Magazine, which has been impressed by the jewellery on show at last night's Oscars ceremony.

Certainly, it was a night for statement neckwear - "A necklace and Cate Blanchett have arrived" as one red carpet reporter put it.

Here are some of the more striking items - as sported by Margot Robbie and Scarlett Johansson.

Margot Robbie
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Scarlett Johansson
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Bruce Sinofsky dies

Bruce Sinofsky
AP

Award-winning documentary maker Bruce Sinofsky has died, aged 58, of complications arising from diabetes.

Sinofsky's longtime collaborator Joe Berlinger announced the death on Twitter.

The pair were celebrated for their Paradise Lost trilogy, a series of films which cast doubt on the murder convictions of three Arkansas teenagers, prompting a movement that led to their eventual release.

He was also known for the painful but gripping rock documentary Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster, which followed the band through a turbulent period in their history.

Vic and Bob questions

@bbcfivelive

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After 2pm: comedy double act Vic and Bob. Tweet us your questions"

Was Rivers snubbed?

The Hollywood Reporter

Joan Rivers
BBC

The omission of Joan Rivers from the Oscars' In Memoriam section has been swiftly addressed by the Academy, in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter.

It reads: "Joan Rivers is among the many worthy artists and filmmakers we were unfortunately unable to feature in the In Memoriam segment of this year's Oscar show. She is, however, included in our In Memoriam gallery on Oscar.com."

Read more here.

Aaron Sorkin vs Indy

Aaron Sorkin has been door-stepped by the good people at TMZ and asked for his opinions on a (possible) new Indiana Jones movie.

The West Wing and Social Network writer says he likes the idea of Chris Pratt replacing Harrison Ford in the title role, but baulked at the idea of penning the script himself.

Why? Because his densely-worded dialogue might not survive the transition to an action film.

Watch the video here.

Selma home up for grabs

The Guardian

Selma
BBC

A five-bedroom home that featured in the Oscar-nominated civil rights drama Selma has gone on sale in Atlanta for $499,000 (£324,000).

The property, which was built in 1930, doubled for the house of Sullivan and Richie Jean Jackson in Ava DuVernay's Martin Luther King biopic.

Read more here

Relight My Night Fever

Take That
Other

Steve Berry tweets: "Looks like @takethat's plan to turn themselves into The Bee Gees is nearly complete".

Are artists owed a living?

Being keen readers of the BBC's arts and entertainment pages, you will undoubtedly be au fait with the labyrinthine intricacies of arts funding in the UK.

But for everyone else, Radio 4 has just staged a debate about the state of relationship between the state and the arts - leading with the provocative question: "Does the state owe artists a living?"

Head teacher Kevin McCallion noted that music, drama and art aren't subjects in the English Baccalaureate, "therefore they're the first to go".

Writer Ekow Eshun, meanwhile, argued that: "One of the things that can help this country succeed [...] is to believe in the value of creativity".

You can hear the whole programme on the BBC iPlayer.

The word...according to Brand

AudioBoom
BBC

Russell Brand has signed up to be the face and voice of London-based audio platform Audioboom.

From Wednesday the comedian will record a twice-weekly podcast for the online streaming service - which is focused around spoken word.

Brand

tweeted: "Me, Matt Morgan and @mrgeepoet back on air - episode 1 available Wednesday"

Don't mess with Black Widow

John Travolta and Scarlett Johansson
EPA

Of all the photos from last night's red carpets, this one seems to be gaining the most traction on Twitter.

That's John Travolta, by the way, sneaking up to plant a kiss on the blissfully unaware Scarlett Johansson (or Scaleel Jornisbloop, as he knows her).

The bum-clenching awkwardness of the moment didn't end there, either.

Scarlett Johannsson and John Travolta
AFP

But the actors, who appeared together in 2004's A Love Song For Bobby Long, seemed to be on better terms backstage after the ceremony.

John Travolta and Scarlett Johansson
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They said what?!

Oscar
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There are no shortage of famous quotes from last night's Oscars ceremony - some funny, some touching and some just embarrassing.

Take a guess who said what...

"Tonight we honour Hollywood's best and whitest... sorry, brightest"

"Fear is the condom of life."

Find out here...

A feast for the eyes

Oscars stage
Reuters

If you still haven't had enough Oscar coverage, you could peruse our

in-depth report, which features profiles of all the nominees, as well as Oscar facts and pictures galleries from last night's ceremony.

Here are direct links to some of the best bits.

Redmayne's granny 'thrilled'

The Scotsman

Eddie Redmayne
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Eddie Redmayne's success at the Oscars has delighted his 93-year-old granny who lives in a small terraced house in the south Edinburgh.

The 33-year-old won the best actor Oscar for his performance as Professor Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.

Standing at her door in a cul-de-sac in Gracemount, Mary Burke she was "thrilled" with her grandson for clinching the title of best actor.

Read more here.

Oscar fact

@marathonpacks

US columnist Eric Harvey notes that four of the last five Oscar winners for best film have been about "the transcendent power of performance".

In other words - The King's Speech, The Artist, Argo and Birdman all see the protagonists overcome adversity by the power of acting, my dear boy.

The obvious exception is last year's winner, 12 Years A Slave.

Eric Harvey twitter
Eric Harvey / Twitter

Calling Dr Jones...

Radio Times

Suranne Jones
BBC

Suranne Jones is set to star in a new prime-time medical drama for BBC One.

The Scott & Bailey star will play the lead in Doctor Foster, a five-parter about a popular GP who believes her husband is having a secret affair. Actor Bertie Carvel has been cast as her husband Simon, and the script is by The Town writer Mike Bartlett.

Jones said: "It's about looking at one woman's story and asking 'what if that was me? What would I do in that situation? And the age-old question of why'. I am very much looking forward to telling Gemma Foster's story."

Read more here.

Lorde in the studio

Lorde
BBC

Pop star Lorde is heading back to the recording studio to start her second album.

The singer, best known for Royals, recently completed work on the better-than-it-had-to-be soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay and it seems she's all fired up for more.

Her producer and co-writer Joel Little told Australia's Triple J the pair would be in the studio "within the next month or so"

"That's the plan, basically. We're just going to start writing some songs. We haven't got some planned out 'this is what it's going to sound like'... I think we're just going to start writing."

Read the full story.

Star selfies

Selena Gomez and Jennifer Aniston
Selena Gomez / Instagram

Selena Gomez and Jennifer Aniston have become unlikely best friends over the 2015 awards season.

The pop star met her childhood hero at the premiere of Cake, a film for which Aniston was widely expected to receive an Oscar nomination.

"I have not only been following her career as a fan since I was eight, I have gotten to have real conversations with such a real heart, made my entire year," said Gomez at posting a selfie to her Instagram account.

The pair reconnected at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party tonight, with Gomez taking a new selfie for her photo album.

"It's our little tradition,"

she wrote.

'I'm very proud of you'

Stephen Hawking
Facebook

Stephen Hawking has expressed his delight at Eddie Redmayne scoring the best actor Academy Award.

"Congratulations to Eddie Redmayne for winning an ‪Oscar‬ for playing me in The Theory of Everything Movie,"

Hawking posted on Facebook. "Well done Eddie, I'm very proud of you."

Take That blast off

Take That
BBC

Take That have unveiled the video for their new single, Let In The Sun.

It sees the recently-truncated boyband playing a concert in front of a blinding yellow sunrise.

You can watch it on YouTube ahead of the band's performance at the Brits on Wednesday.

What's going on at Elton's bash?

Instagram
Instagram

Hot off the press - Elton's partner David Furnish gives us a sneak peek at the goings on at the annual Aids Foundation Oscar party on

Instagram.

Among the guests are Jared Leto, Lady Gaga and comedian Pam Ann.

Instagram
Instagram
Instagram
Instagram

Tribute to Oyelowo

David Oyelowo and Ana DuVernay
Ana DuVernay / YouTube

Ana DuVernay, director of Oscar-nominated civil rights drama Selma, has just uploaded an outtake from the film to YouTube.

The emotional clip shows British star David Oyelowo as he films his final scene in character as Martin Luther King.

Paying tribute to the star, who was controversially overlooked in the best actor category,

DuVernay wrote: "I never shared this. I saved it for today. A special outtake of my hero. I love you, David. You are my Best Actor."

Watch the clip here.

Something fishy going on...

@THRMattBelloni

Twitter
Twitter

Hollywood reporter's Matt Belloni

tweets: "Smoked salmon in the shape of an #OSCAR at the Governors Ball. Tasty"

Fifty Shades whips up record

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Fifty Shades of Grey scene
Screendaily

Universal's raunchy adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey has become the highest grossing 18-rated film of all time with UK box office takings of £25.2m.

It managed the feat in its second weekend of release, sailing past the previous record holder, The Wolf of Wall Street which took £22.7m last year.

However, the erotic thriller's takings dropped 66% week on week.

Read the full story

Backstage goss

@robertduval

Robert Duvall
Twitter

Robert Duvall - who was up for best supporting actor for The Judge -

tweeted: "Vanity Fair Oscar Party with @RWitherspoon"

Can I have fries with that?

@vanityfair

Who cares about winning an Oscar, anyway?

After missing out to Eddie Redmayne in the best actor category, Benedict Cumberbatch drowned his sorrows in chips at the Vanity Fair party.

Vanity Fair

tweeted: "Benedict Cumberbatch deep in conversation with Joan and Jackie Collins over french fries may be our favourite sighting of the Oscar party."

We hope he had ketchup with them...

Elton & Nile's Oscar jam

@nilerodgers

Nile Rodgers, Elton John
Twitter

Looks like Nile Rodgers kept things Chic at Elton's Aids foundation Oscar party....

Ron Howard - Oscar party

@RealRonHoward

Vanity Fair mural
Ron Howard / Twitter

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Mural at #VanityFairOscarParty It's a fun night!"

Gaga's Oscar overload

@ladygaga

Lady Gaga
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....looks like it all got a bit too much for Gaga last night. Oops.

The pop diva

tweeted: "Me right now. What a night. Congratulations to all the nominees, performers, and winners! Let's party!

'I thought I was replacing Judi'

The Daily Telegraph

Monica Bellucci and Daniel Craig
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Monica Bellucci, the 50-year-old actress who will star in the next James Bond film, initially believed she was auditioning to replace Dame Judi Dench.

Bellucci, who describes herself as a "Bond Woman", said she had been summoned to meet director Sam Mendes to discuss a role in the upcoming film.

In an interview this weekend, she disclosed she had asked him whether she was being invited to play the role of M, after 80-year-old Dame Judi was killed off in Skyfall.

Read more here.

Get involved - worthy winners?

Helen Bushby

Entertainment and arts reporter

Did you stay up all night to watch the Oscars ceremony? Do you think the best people won? Why not drop us a tweet

@BBCNewsEnts or email entertainment.news@bbc.co.uk.

Happy Monday

Lorna Blount

Entertainment reporter

Good Morning! If you're just waking up you might have realised that the Oscars took place last night. ...but fear not, we'll be bringing you all the latest news following the ceremony and the rest of the news from the world of arts and entertainment throughout the day. So - stay with us and beat the back-to-work blues!