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3/3/2014 (10 months ago)

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'12 Years a Slave' wins Best Picture; Crowd-pleaser 'Gravity' scoops up seven awards

The 2014 Academy Awards, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres was a ratings winner and evening chock full of surprises. The gold statuette honored films with serious themes, with "12 years A Slave" winning Best Picture and two major acting awards for "Dallas Buyer's Club." But there were plenty of awards for rowdy crowd pleasers, such as seven Oscars, mostly technical for the space adventure "Gravity."

Host Ellen DeGeneres kept the crowd in stitches by handing out pizza to the crowd, took an epic selfie with the big stars, and even dressed up as Glinda the Good Witch from the 'The Wizard of Oz.'

Host Ellen DeGeneres kept the crowd in stitches by handing out pizza to the crowd, took an epic selfie with the big stars, and even dressed up as Glinda the Good Witch from the "The Wizard of Oz."

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

3/3/2014 (10 months ago)

Published in Movies

Keywords: Oscars, Academy Awards, 12 years a Slave, Gravity


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - There were lots of funny bits and gaffes no one had predicted. One example, Jennifer Lawrence made her entrance on the red carpet and got caught on the dress of the person in front of her and fell down.

Another embarrassing moment was when actor John Travolta announced the singer for best song nominee "Let It Go" from "Frozen." "Please welcome the wickedly talented, one and only, Adela Dazeem." The singer in fact, was Idina Menzel - not even close. "Let It Go" won Best Song, anyway.

DeGeneres kept the crowd in stitches by handing out pizza to the crowd, took an epic selfie with the big stars, and even dressed up as Glinda the Good Witch from the "The Wizard of Oz."

A quick rundown of last night's Oscar winners include: Best picture: "12 Years a Slave;" Actor in a leading role: Matthew McConaughey - "Dallas Buyers Club; Actor in a supporting role: Jared Leto - "Dallas Buyers Club;" Actress in a leading role: Cate Blanchett - "Blue Jasmine;" Actress in a supporting role: Lupita Nyong'o - "12 Years a Slave" and Best Director - Alfonso Cuaron - "Gravity." Cuaron became the first Mexican to win an Oscar for best director.

Thirty-one-year-old actress, Lupita Nyong'o, from Kenya, in accepting her Best Supporting Actress Oscar acknowledged that the film "12 Years a Slave," was based on history and that people who made up this tapestry contributed to her success.

"Thank you to the Academy for this incredible recognition. 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 said, referring to Patsey, the character she played in the film.

"Thank you so much for putting me in this position," she told the director, tearfully. "It has been the joy of my life."

Backstage she elaborated for reporters, "I'm certain the dead are standing about you and watching." As for her director Steve McQueen, she added "I think he's really honored a people that really have been unsung for a really long time in doing this film."

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Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for January 2015
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That those from diverse religious traditions and all people of good will may work together for peace.
Missionary Intention: That in this year dedicated to consecrated life, religious men and women may rediscover the joy of following Christ and strive to serve the poor with zeal.



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