The Oscars 2014!

Jared Leto looking sexy at the Oscars!

Jared Leto looking sexy at the Oscars!

Presented this year by the amazingly funny Ellen DeGeneres (Who is so funny and down-to-earth that if I was gay I would fancy her.) the 86th Oscars was another fab ceremony. Last year’s Best Supporting Actress winner Anne Hathaway presented the award for Best Supporting Actor to the handsome, talented, stylish, perfect really Jared Leto. His speech was amazing. Jared who was at the event with his mum Constance and older brother Shannon said,

“In 1971, in Bossier City Louisiana, there was a teenage girl who was pregnant with her second child. She was a high school dropout and a single mom, but somehow she managed to make a better life for herself and her children. She encouraged here kids to be creative and work hard and do something special. That girl was my mother and she’s here tonight. I just want to say ‘I love you mom, thank you for teaching me to dream. To my brother Shannon, the best big brother in the world: Thank you so much for sharing this insane adventure that is 30 Seconds to Mars and for being my best friend.”

Leto also spoke about the dreamers in countries such as Ukraine and Venezuela,

“To all the dreamers out there around the world watching this tonight in places like Ukraine and Venezuela, I want to to say we are here, and as you struggle to make your dreams happen and live the impossible, we are thinking of you tonight.”

He ended his amazing speech by speaking about people who have lost their battle with AIDS and people who have been unjustly treated because of who they are and who they love,

“This is for the 36 million people who have lost the battle to AIDS. And to those of you who have ever felt injustice because of who you are and who you love, I stand here in front of the world with you and for you.”

Stunning speech Jared. 

Best Supporting Actress went to Lupita Nyong’o who said in her emotional speech  she said in reference to Patsey, the slave she played in the movie,

“It doesn’t escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is due to so much pain in someone else’s.”

She ended her speech saying,

“When I look down at this golden statue, may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you’re from your dreams are valid.”

Sci-fi film Gravity won 7 gongs on the night including Best Director for Mr. Charming and Fabulous  Alfonso Cuaron.

Frozen won Best Original Song for Let It Go, sung by former Glee and Wicked star Idina Menzel buying off stiff competition from Her, Ordinary Love from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and Happy from Despicable Me 2.

Best Actor was presented to Matthew McConaughey, who received the award from Best Actress winner from last years Jennifer Lawrence and he said in a fab speech that he needed three things in his life to survive: God, his family and someone to look up to as a hero. He said that when he was 15 years old, he decided that hero would be himself in 10 years. Ten years later, he pushed the deadline back another decade. Then another decade.

“My hero’s always 10 years away. I’m never going to attain that. That keeps me with somebody to keep on chasing.”

The actor thanked God, his wife and children, his mother and his late father.

“First off, I want to thank God, because that’s who I look up to. He has graced my life with opportunities that I know are not of my hand or of any other human hand,” McConaughey said. “He has shown me that … it’s a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates. In the words of the late Charlie Laughton who said, ‘When you’ve got God you’ve got a friend — and that friend is you.’”

Cate Blanchett nabbed the Best Actress gong for Blue Jasmine and she received the award from the Best Actor winner from last year Daniel Day Lewis and said,

“Those in the industry who are foolishly clinging to the idea that female films, with women in the centre are niche experiences. They are not. Audiences want to see them. In fact they earn money.”

You go girl!

12 Years a Slave won Best Film with director Steve McQueen saying,

“The last word: everyone deserves not just to survive, but to live. This is the most important legacy of Solomon Northup. I dedicate this award to all the people who have endured slavery. And the 21 million people who still suffer slavery today. Thank you very much. Thank you.”

Very passionate, powerful speeches this year.

All the winners:

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Jared Leto in “Dallas Buyers Club” (Focus Features)

ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN
“The Great Gatsby” (Warner Bros.) Catherine Martin

ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
“Dallas Buyers Club” (Focus Features) Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
“Mr. Hublot”

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM OF THE YEAR
“Frozen” (Walt Disney)
Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee and Peter Del Vecho

ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS
“Gravity” (Warner Bros.) Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
“Helium”
An M & M Production
Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
“The Lady In Number 6: Music Saved My Life”
A Reed Entertainment Production
Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
“20 Feet From Stardom” (RADiUS-TWC)
A Gil Friesen Productions and Tremolo Production
Morgan Neville, Gil Friesen and Caitrin Rogers

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR
“The Great Beauty” (Janus Films) – Italy
An Indigo Film Production

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND MIXING
“Gravity” (Warner Bros.) Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Lupita Nyong’o in “12 Years A Slave” (Fox Searchlight)

ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
“Gravity” (Warner Bros.) Emmanuel Lubezki

ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM EDITING
“Gravity” (Warner Bros.) Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger

ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN
“The Great Gatsby” (Warner Bros.) Production Design: Catherine Martin; Costume Design: Beverley Dunn

ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURES (ORIGINAL SCORE)
“Gravity” (Warner Bros.) Steven Price

ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURES (ORIGINAL SONG)
“Let It Go” from “Frozen” (Walt Disney)
Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
“12 Years A Slave” (Fox Searchlight) Screenplay by John Ridley

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
“Her” (Warner Bros.) Written by Spike Jonze

ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING
“Gravity” (Warner Bros.) Alfonso Cuarón

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Cate Blanchett in “Blue Jasmine” (Sony Pictures Classics)

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Matthew McConaughey in “Dallas Buyers Club” (Focus Features)

BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR
“12 Years a Slave” (Fox Searchlight)
A River Road, Plan B, New Regency Production
Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen and Anthony Katagas, Producers

Did the right people win? Who do you think should have won?

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