#Oscars2014 Make Social Media History

Pizza was ordered, a selfie crashed Twitter, “American Hustle,” “The Wolf Of Wall Street” lost big time to “Gravity” and “12 Years A Slave”

Sharin Bhatti March 4, 2014
The cast and crew of "12 Years A Slave" accepting the Oscar for Best Motion Picture

The cast and crew of “12 Years A Slave” accepting the Oscar for Best Motion Picture

Who cares about the awards when all the action happens off stage and in the crowd, quite literally. The theme for the 86th Academy Awards might have been superheroes, but it could very well have been Twitter. Yes we are talking about the most Retweeted Tweet of host Ellen DeGeneres’ infamous selfie that broke Twitter temporarily. And the pizza celebrity party in the crowd. Unknowingly, DeGeneres started a Samsung vs Apple superhero battle of her known when even her mobile phone choices on screen and backstage were put under scrutiny. The 86th Academy Awards wins the honour of humanizing the party faces of the otherwise powdered, puffed and creased to perfection facade we generally see of Hollywood stars at glittering award ceremonies such as these. Yes the picture(s) were worth a million laughs, maybe more if tracked on social media analysis. But at the bottom of all the endless garbling, Oscars are about the awards and like every year, this year too the Academy made some controversial and some glaringly predictable choices.

Selfie 2014 101

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If your pic ain't got atleast 10 Hollywood stars, you ain't doing it right son.

Golden Globe winners David O Russell’s “American Hustle” and Martin Scorcese’s “The Wolf Of Wall Street” got major snubs at the award ceremony, when neither of the movies picked up any award in the multi-nominations they both received.  Rather Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity” took home every single technical category award including Best Director, “12 Years A Slave” won Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress for Lupita Nyong’o. “Dallas Buyer’s Club” took home Best Actor (Jared Leto) and Best Supporting Actor (Matthew McConaughey). All three gave heartfelt and mesmerising speeches.

Here’s a complete list of winners:

Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”

Best Costume Design: Catherine Martin, “The Great Gatsby”

Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews, “Dallas Buyers Club”

Best Animated Short Film: “Mr Hublot”

Best Animated Feature Film: “Frozen”

Best Visual Effects: “Gravity”

Best Live Action Short: “Helium”

Best Documentary Short: “The Lady In Number 6”

Best Documentary Feature: “20 Feet From Stardom”

Best Foreign Language Film: “The Great Beauty”

Best Sound Mixing: “Gravity”

Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years A Slave”

Best Cinematography: “Gravity”

Best Film Editing: “Gravity”

Best Production Design: “The Great Gatsby”

Best Score: “Gravity”

Best Original Song: Let It Go from Frozen

Best Adapted Screenplay: “12 Years A Slave,” John Ridley

Best Original Screenplay: “Her,” Spike Jonze

Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón, “Gravity”

Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”

Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club”

Best Picture: “12 Years a Slave”

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