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LOS ANGELES — Ellen DeGeneres' goal of setting a retweet record with her star-studded selfie was achieved before the Oscars telecast was even over.

LOS ANGELES — Perhaps atoning for past sins, Hollywood named the brutal, unshrinking historical drama "12 Years a Slave" best picture at the 86th annual Academy Awards.

LOS ANGELES — Matthew McConaughey has won the Academy Award for best actor for his performance as a desperate and determined AIDS patient in "Dallas Buyers Club."

LOS ANGELES — Cate Blanchett has won the Academy Award for best actress for her bravura performance as a fragile socialite experiencing a meltdown in Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine."

LOS ANGELES — Alfonso Cuaron has won the Academy Award for best director for the visually groundbreaking lost-in-space spectacle "Gravity."

LOS ANGELES — "Let It Go" from the Disney musical "Frozen" has won the Academy Award for best original song.

Hey TV watchers: Bet you wondered how they pulled off that "Wizard of Oz" tribute that showed Pink in Kansas and later in the Land of Oz as she sang "Over the Rainbow" during the Oscar telecast.

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LOS ANGELES — First-time winners Lupita Nyong'o and Jared Leto took supporting acting honors, while the 3-D spectacle "Gravity" amassed a force of technical awards in an Oscar ceremony punctuated by politics, pizza and photo-bombing.

LOS ANGELES — One of Oscar night's best-received musical performances was wholly unexpected.

LOS ANGELES — It took an ode to five-time Oscar winner Federico Fellini to break Italy's 14-yearlong drought in the foreign language category.

LOS ANGELES — Darlene Love made sure not to fade into the background when a film about backup singers won an Oscar Sunday night.

LOS ANGELES — The Academy Awards started smoothly with a breezy opening from host Ellen DeGeneres and a best supporting actor award to the velvety "Dallas Buyers Club" star Jared Leto.

LOS ANGELES — Ellen DeGeneres kicked off the 86th annual Academy Awards and Jared Leto took the night's first award for best supporting actor.

NEW YORK — Amy Adams wore a strapless, dark blue Gucci couture gown and Hollywood's "it" fashion darling of the year, Lupita Nyong'o, showed up for the Oscars in a goddess look of ice-blue silk Sunday night.

LOS ANGELES — After a blustery few days of torrential downpours, Hollywood appears ready for smooth sailing at Sunday's Academy Awards. Though lingering showers earlier in the afternoon soaked portions of the red carpet, the sun made a cameo as arrivals began to stream into the Dolby Theatre.

As the clouds slowly cleared from over Hollywood Boulevard and water still dripped from stands and scaffolds, one red carpet dweller took the fight directly to the damp walkway.

PARIS — With top actresses away, it was music stars that came out to play at Paris Fashion Week — that fell the same day as the Academy Awards.

LOS ANGELES — After a blustery few days of torrential downpours, Hollywood appears ready for smooth sailing at the Academy Awards.

The flawless looks about to be unveiled on the Oscars red carpet have been months in the making and require an army of experts.

LOS ANGELES — Many of the winners who will take home an Oscar on Sunday have long been forecast, their triumph made seemingly self-evident after months of anticipation. That is, except for one little category: best picture.

LOS ANGELES — Amy Adams mixed show business with shoe business at Oscar rehearsals.

LOS ANGELES — Seven years after her Oscar debut, Ellen DeGeneres is back.

LOS ANGELES — The Academy Awards ceremony will stream live online for the first time to select cable providers in eight U.S. cities.

LOS ANGELES — To the world, she's a humanitarian, superstar actress and half of Hollywood's most glamorous couple.

LOS ANGELES — Like the annual Tournament of Roses parade, the Oscars are usually blessed with standard Southern California weather: sunshine and blue skies.

CAIRO — Directors of Egypt's first Oscar-nominated film will be walking the red carpet at the Oscars ceremony next week in Los Angeles, but most Egyptians have yet to see the hard-hitting movie that chronicles the country's unrest over the past three years.

LOS ANGELES — Was it Lee Daniels' "The Butler," the folk rock bio pic "Inside Llewyn Davis," or Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine"?

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — "This is historic!" a photographer yelled as he surveyed the image before him — Sidney Poitier in the center, Spike Lee to his right, Tyler Perry to his left and more than two dozen other black men in Hollywood, from Blair Underwood to Omar Epps, huddled tight around the legend, posing with a purpose.

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Global Green USA kicked off Oscar week with a worthy celebration dedicated to rebuilding communities subject to environmental degradation.

A seemingly endless movie awards season finally concludes Sunday with the Academy Awards. By now, many of the front-runners have established themselves, but the night's big honor — best picture — remains a dramatic question mark.

NEW YORK — This year's Academy Awards nominees reflect a Hollywood truism: The margin between the dust bin and the Oscar red carpet is often razor thin.

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Chicago White Sox slugger Adam Dunn says he will attend this year's Academy Awards.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — When Bette Davis became the first female president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1941, it's believed she was met with such opposition by the predominantly male organization that she resigned after two months.

LOS ANGELES — With less than a week to go before the Academy Awards, the Dolby Theatre in the heart of Hollywood is on lockdown. Guards stand at every door, and handlers with walkie-talkies keep a close eye on any visitors.

LOS ANGELES — After 85 years, Oscar is putting on his very first concert, and there are plans to televise future shows worldwide.

It's a bird. It's a plane. It's the Oscars?

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