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Surprises, snubs and slam dunks: Who won big at the Oscars?

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Director Alfonso Cuarón (L), winner of Best Achievement in Directing for 'Gravity', and actress Angelina Jolie pose in the press room during the 86th Academy Awards on March 2nd, 2014 in Hollywood, California. JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images

Hollywood’s biggest night delivered plenty of glamor, eloquent speeches and the world’s best selfie, thanks to host Ellen Degeneres. 

While Degeneres’ star-studded selfie broke a re-tweeting record, her hosting performance earned mixed reviews. Even with some lukewarm reviews overnight ratings estimates for the Oscars are up seven percent from last year’s show making it the highest rated Academy Awards since 2005.  

The biggest winner of the evening was Gravity, which garnered 7 Oscars, including Best Director for Alfonso Cuaron.  

The coveted Best Picture Oscar went to 12 Years a Slave. The drama also won two additional awards, Best Supporting Actress for Lupita Nyong'o and Best Adapted Screenplay to John Ridley.

With 10 Oscar nods American Hustle tied Gravity for most nominations but went winless at last night’s ceremony.

How did Degeneres compare to previous hosts? Could the Academy improve the Oscar’s entertainment value? Were there any award snubs? What were your Oscar highlights?


Tom O'Neil, Editor and CEO of

Mary McNamara, TV Critic, Los Angeles Times

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