We’re only mere hours away until we find out who takes home Oscar gold at the 86th Annual Academy Awards hosted by Ellen Degeneres on ABC. Per tradition, Turn The Right Corner will host a live blog during the ceremony starting at 5:30 pm PST – the red carpet circus begins at 2pm PST, but we won’t be covering that – and will provide you with live updates of the winners as they are announced as well as all of the shenanigans throughout the evening. So in case you had to make an emergency trip to the bathroom, your water broke, or went to the kitchen to get your snack on, we’ve got you covered so you won’t miss a beat. Find out the complete list of winners for the 2014 Oscars after the break.
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During the Red Carpet, Benedict Cumberbatch photo bombed U2
And here we go…
Ellen starts us off with a terrible pun about rain in Los Angeles. I like Ellen, she’s a nice lady, but can we schedule Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to host everything from now on? That would be great, thanks. On the bright side there has been no musical numbers about boobs… so far. Ellen is keeping things pretty PG, she poked fun of Jennifer Lawrence for falling again, Jared Leto’s boyish good looks, Meryl Streep for being Meryl Streep, and June Squibb for being old. Her joke about everyone in the audience being racist if 12 Years a Slave doesn’t win was on point.
Anne Hathaway is the first presenter of the evening.
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club (WINNER)
And that beautiful angel wins. No big surprise here. Leto put body and mind into this role for Dallas Buyers Club and truly deserves this victory. Leto’s acceptance speech about his mom is the most touching thing you will hear all night. Good luck trying to top this speech everyone else.
Ellen takes a selfie.
Jim Carrey asks that no one patronizes him as he sets up the introduction to a animated film montage. His one liners and delivery about LSD and never winning an award are pretty clever. He’s still got it. This montage was cute, but was it necessary? Feels a bit out of place and a waste of time. Why does there have to be a theme for the Oscars again?
Kerry Washington takes the stage next to introduce Pharrell Williams who performs his song “Happy” from Despicable Me 2. He gets off stage and starts dancing with Lupita N’yongo and Amy Adams, as well as Meryl Streep who shimmies what her mama gave her, which will haunt my dreams for the next few weeks. The look in her eyes says everything.
I can’t confirm, but I wonder how much money Arby’s paid Pharrell to wear that stupid hat he wore at the Grammys again – yes I’m aware it’s a different color, but it’s the same style. And speaking of, are the Oscars trying to be the Grammys with these performances?
Samuel L. Jackson and Naomi Watts are the first duo to present the next awards.
Best Costume Design
American Hustle, Michael Wilkinson
The Grandmaster, William Chang Suk Ping
The Great Gatsby, Catherine Martin (WINNER)
The Invisible Woman, Michael O’Connor
12 Years a Slave, Patricia Norris
I telling you, make a period movie with huge production value and razzle dazzle and you’ll win an Oscar.
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Dallas Buyers Club, Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews (WINNER)
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, Stephen Prouty
The Lone Ranger, Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny
With the micro budget the film had, which was pennies, Dallas deserves this win.
Harrison Ford hits the stage along with the Indiana Jones theme song – doubt he really liked that. Ford is definitely killing it with such enthusiasm while reading the teleprompter. The first three nominees for Best Picture are shown, Dallas Buyers Club, American Hustle, and The Wolf of Wall Street.
Channing Tatum comes on stage to introduce Team Oscar, a group of bright minded youngsters who won a special opportunity to be at the Academy Awards.
Kim Novak and Matthew McConaughey are the next presenters.
Best Animated Short Film
Feral, Daniel Sousa and Dan Golden
Get a Horse!, Lauren MacMullan and Dorothy McKim
Mr. Hublot, Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares (Winner)
Possessions, Shuhei Morita
Room on the Broom, Max Lang and Jan Lachauer
Well didn’t see that one coming, but…
Best Animated Feature Film
Despicable Me 2
Ernest and Celestine
The Wind Rises
Definitely saw that coming. Not a big fan of this decision, but whatever. I’ll let it go.
Sally Field glides onto the stage to introduce a montage about heroes portrayed in cinema such as Harvey Milk, Erin Brockovich, Abraham Lincoln, Captain Phillips, Muhammad Ali, and more.
Emma Watson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt arrive on stage as the most adorable pair of the Oscars. Best fantasy couple ever? They should star in a movie together or make babies.
Best Visual Effects
Gravity, Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould (WINNER)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and Eric Reynolds
Iron Man 3, Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Erik Nash and Dan Sudick
The Lone Ranger, Tim Alexander, Gary Brozenich, Edson Williams and John Frazier
Star Trek Into Darkness, Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Ben Grossmann and Burt Dalton
NEVER SAW THAT ONE COMING IN A MILLION YEARS.
Zac Efron introduces Karen O. – I think I have a new manic pixie dream girl crush – to perform her Oscar nominated song “The Moon Song” from Her.
Kate Hudson and Jason Sudeikis are next to present an award.
Best Live-Action Short Film
Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me), Esteban Crespo
Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything), Xavier Legrand and Alexandre Gavras
Helium, Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson (WINNER)
Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?), Selma Vilhunen and Kirsikka Saari
The Voorman Problem, Mark Gill and Baldwin Li
Cool? These always slip by me.
Best Documentary Short Subject
CaveDigger, Jeffrey Karoff
Facing Fear, Jason Cohen
Karama Has No Walls, Sara Ishaq
The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life, Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed (WINNER)
Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall, Edgar Barens
That looks like a touching short.
The next presenter is Bradley Cooper after his booby prize from Ellen in which he received some scratch cards.
Best Documentary Feature
The Act of Killing
Cutie and the Boxer
20 Feet From Stardom (WINNER)
A pretty good doc, the most conventional of them all for sure, and not a bad choice. Darlene Love who starred in the film belts out an impromptu victory song. Could you imagine if they played the music to kick her off stage? That would be so rude.
Kevin Spacey floats on stage as Kevin Spacey does to present a montage video for those who won honorary Oscars such as Angela Landsbury, Steve Martin, and Angelina Jolie.
Ewan McGregor and Viola Davis walk to the mic to present the next awards.
Best Foreign Language Film
The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium)
The Great Beauty (Italy) (WINNER)
The Hunt (Denmark)
The Missing Picture (Cambodia)
That’s good I suppose. I’ve only seen The Hunt, but because Beauty won the Globes I just figured this may win.
Tyler Perry, not dressed in drag, comes on stage to present the next three nominees for Best Picture, Nebraska, Her, and Gravity.
Ellen comes out in a new spiffy white suit to introduce Brad Pitt who welcomes the next performer, U2, who sings “Ordinary Love” from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
The Oscars are so compelling that Ellen takes 5 minutes to take a selfie with Pitt, Leto, Streep, J-Law, C-Tates, Lupita, Spacey, and more. [UPDATE] It’s 7:38, at least 30 minutes later, and this tweet has almost hit 750,000 retweets. Ridiculous. The power of Ellen is unfathomable.
Michael B. Jordan and Kirsten Bell present the next montage of those who won Oscars for the technical filmmaking awards.
Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron, the next fantasy power couple in Hollyweird, are on stage to present. Their babies would break spines with one glance.
Best Sound Mixing
Captain Phillips, Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith and Chris Munro
Gravity, Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro (WINNER)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick and Tony Johnson
Inside Llewyn Davis, Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland
Lone Survivor, Andy Koyama, Beau Borders and David Brownlow
Best Sound Editing
All Is Lost, Steve Boeddeker and Richard Hymns
Captain Phillips, Oliver Tarney
Gravity, Glenn Freemantle (WINNER)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Brent Burge
Lone Survivor, Wylie Stateman
Gravity had it in the bag for both awards.
Christoph Waltz is the next to present the next big award of the night.
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave (WINNER)
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska
Lupita deserves all of the hugs, she looks like a Disney Princess on stage. She’s amazing. The most heartwarming and uplifting speech of the night goes to Lupita, exiting stage right to “Pure Imagination” from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
Ellen delivered on her promise of pizza that she mentioned earlier in the evening; and she even got three pies not two.
Chiwetel Ejiofor is the first one to take a slice.
And Brad helped out while asking for pepperoni.
And J-Law finally got her pizza.
Jared Leto gets a slice for his mom, of course.
Ellen puts the pressure on Harvey Weinstein to pay the pizza delivery guy; he later gives her $200 like a good Weinstein does.
Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences president presents on stage to talk about the good deeds the AMPAS looks over or something prolonging the ceremony.
Amy Adams and Bill Murray presents the next awards to the wizards of cinematography. Bill also drops a tribute to the late Harold Ramis.
The Grandmaster, Philippe Le Sourd
Gravity, Emmanuel Lubezki (WINNER)
Inside Llewyn Davis, Bruno Delbonnel
Nebraska, Phedon Papamichael
Prisoners, Roger A. Deakins
Because Gravity, obviously. Did you see those gorgeously shot/rendered long takes?
The damn “Cups” song comes on so that only means Anna Kendrick will gracefully make her way to the stage. She is accompanied by Gabourey Sidibe – they both have been nominated for an Oscar before.
Best Film Editing
American Hustle, Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten
Captain Phillips, Christopher Rouse
Dallas Buyers Club, John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa
Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger (WINNER)
12 Years a Slave, Joe Walker
Gravity all night for technical awards. But will it win Best Picture?
Pink surprisingly is not lowered from the ceiling to sing a tribute to the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz. She does do a pretty fantastic job singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
Ellen comes out in full Glinda the Good Witch garb to welcome Benedict Cumberbatch and Jennifer Garner to the stage; Garner speaks at 150 mph.
Best Production Design
American Hustle, Judy Becker (Production Design) and Heather Loeffler (Set Decoration)
Gravity, Andy Nicholson (Production Design) and Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard (Set Decoration)
The Great Gatsby, Catherine Martin (Production Design) and Beverley Dunn (Set Decoration) (WINNER)
Her, K.K. Barrett (Production Design) and Gene Serdena (Set Decoration)
12 Years a Slave, Adam Stockhausen (Production Design) and Alice Baker (Set Decoration)
Yeaup, gotta flare and pizzazz wins again.
And now Chris Evans goes into the next montage about heroes which mostly shows films within the past ten years. #Relevance
Glenn Close comes on stage to present the In Memoriam. Roger Ebert was included, which is pretty awesome. As I get older this is going to get worse and worse as I am able to recognize more and more people in the industry who have passed. Bette Midler comes on stage to perform “Wind Beneath My Wings;” it hits all of the feels after the In Memoriam.
Goldie Hawn is the next presenter to showcase the final three Best Picture nominees, Philomena, 12 Years a Slave, and Captain Phillips.
John Travolta butchers Idina Menzel’s name – Adela Dazeem? (twitter parody already established) – as he welcomes her to the stage to perform a condensed version of “Let it Go.” And I don’t think it is just me but she sounded pretty subpar for Idina Menzel. Yeesh.
Jamie Foxx and Jessica Biel look beautiful together presenting the next awards. Jamie serenades Biel with “Chariots of Fire.”
Best Original Score
The Book Thief, John Williams
Gravity, Steven Price (WINNER)
Her, William Butler and Owen Pallett
Philomena, Alexandre Desplat
Saving Mr. Banks, Thomas Newman
A well deserved win, it was the most tense and thrilling score out of all of them. But it would have been nice to see Her win.
Best Original Song
“Happy,” Despicable Me 2, music and lyric by Pharrell Williams
“Let It Go,” Frozen, music and lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (WINNER)
“The Moon Song,” Her, music by Karen O; lyric by Karen O and Spike Jonze
“Ordinary Love,” Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, music by Paul Hewson, Dave Evans, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen and lyric by Paul Hewson
As if that wasn’t the most obvious win of the night, too bad Menzel didn’t perform better to make the win even greater. The Lopez’s give a very necessary energetic acceptance speech to keep everyone awake.
Nine minutes until the broadcast is scheduled to end, but there are five awards left. This might cut into The Walking Dead.
Robert De Niro and Penelop Cruz hit the stage to present the next awards for writing.
Best Adapted Screenplay
Before Midnight, written by Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, and Ethan Hawke
Captain Phillips, screenplay by Billy Ray
Philomena, screenplay by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope
12 Years a Slave, screenplay by John Ridley (WINNER)
The Wolf of Wall Street, screenplay by Terence Winter
Yes! The writer of Undercover Brother earns his long overdue Oscar.
Best Original Screenplay
American Hustle, written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
Blue Jasmine, written by Woody Allen
Dallas Buyers Club, written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack
Her, written by Spike Jonze (WINNER)
Nebraska, written by Bob Nelson
Woo hoo!! Go Spike Jonze go!
Angie and Sidney Poitier are the next presenters with a rushed Ellen welcoming them to the stage.
David O. Russell, American Hustle
Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity (WINNER)
Alexander Payne, Nebraska
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street
Seemed like the most likely choice based on the previous awards ceremonies. Not bad. I think McQueen should have won, but I’m glad to see Cuarón win an Oscar.
Daniel Day Lewis is the next presenter to go into the final three awards.
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Amy Adams, American Hustle
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine (WINNEER)
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
It couldn’t have gone to anyone else. This was Blanchett from the very beginning and her second Oscar, which she previously won for Best Supporting Actress in The Aviator. Blanchett throws a hashtag in her acceptance speech, strange.
And here comes J-Law, what kooky things will she say next?
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club (WINNER)
ALL RIGHT. ALL RIGHT. ALL RIGHT. There was no doubt that this wasn’t going to happen. This is a man of words. McConaughey gives an interesting acceptance speech.
Will Smith presents the final award of the evening.
Dallas Buyers Club
12 Years a Slave (WINNER)
The Wolf of Wall Street
12 Years a Slave is definitely the best film of the year and is a huge win for Brad Pitt, the production team, and Steve McQueen.
A very predictable Academy Awards this year. I guessed 22 of 24 awards correctly tonight. Not too shabby, the best I’ve done, but tonight felt predictable.
The ceremony itself was a drag, very boring, hardly funny, and nothing special. Ellen was the safest choice for a host, she was fine, but there were no musical numbers. She did break the record for most retweets for a single tweet.
That basically sums it all up. Until next year friends. Thanks for reading.
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