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The Oscars 2014

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The 86th Academy Awards took place in Los Angeles, California last night. So who cleaned up?

Between the Award sweep and Ellen's most-tweeted selfie of 2014 so far, it was a pretty exciting night at the Kodak Theater last night.

In the big four acting categories, Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine) and Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) were crowned Best Actor and Best Actress.

The Best Supporting Actress gong was awarded to Lupita Nyong'o for her turn in 12 Years a Slave, while Jared Leto picked up the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor alongside McConaughey in Dallas Buyer's Club.

And what of the best film? 12 Years A Slave picked up the most coveted Best Picture Award.

Meanwhile Alfonso Cuarón and Gravity picked up the Award for Best Director, and his team swept the technical categories including Best Cinematography, Film Editing, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Visual Effects, and Original Score. 

12 Years a Slave also picked up Best Adapted Screenplay for writer John Ridley, while Spike Jonze picked up the Best Original Screenplay Oscar for Her, starring Joaquin Phoenix.

Disney also did well this year, with a Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original Song (for 'Let it Go') awards for its 2013 box office hit Frozen.

Did you stay up late to take in the Oscars action? Who were your favourites to win?

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