The Oscars awards (The Academy Awards) have been around since 1929, where Hollywood crowned famous stars like Janet Gaynor and Emil Jannings. While the reason for the ceremony has never wavered, the talent and techniques have.
The very first Oscars was held in the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood and was and overseen by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Although it started in 1929, the awards show wasn’t televised until 1953.
This year’s awards weren’t any less exciting; with plenty of high-profile stars nominated and some others who are newer to the scene, it was filled with entertainment.
Comedienne Ellen DeGeneres delivered snappy one-liners and zingers to the crowd and hosted a fun show.
Some of this year’s winners:
Best Picture: “12 Years a Slave.”
Best Actor in a leading role: Matthew McConaughey – “Dallas Buyers Club.”
Best Actor in a supporting role: Jared Leto – “Dallas Buyers Club.”
Best Actress in a leading role: Cate Blanchett – “Blue Jasmine.”
Best Actress in a supporting role: Lupita Nyong’o – “12 Years a Slave.”
Directing: Alfonso Cuaron – “Gravity.”
Writing (adapted Screenplay): John Ridley – “12 Years a Slave.”
Writing (original screenplay): Spike Jonze – “Her.”
Animated Feature Film: “Frozen.”
Music (original song): “Let It Go” – Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.
The full list can be found at www.cnn.com/2014/03/02/showbiz/oscars-2014-winners-list.
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