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All The Big Winners and Best Moments From The Oscars!




The 2014 Academy Awards were a big (pizza) party thanks to host Ellen DeGeneres. I think we can all agree she kept the momentum going and made sure that everyone was enjoying themselves. She guided the show, in Hedi Slimane suits, and at various times took to the audience to interact with the stars, including handing out pizza and taking a selfie.


han pizza

Either Harrison Ford didn’t eat before he left the house, or he really loves pizza.

lupita shit

Lupita was really excited, and shocked, about her win. But you know, in a really cute way.


That now infamous selfie with all the pretty people.

pharell and meryl

Pharrell Williams danced with Meryl during his performance of “Happy.”


John Travolta and his new hair system effing up Idina Menzel‘s name before her performance of “Let It Go.”

So the show was good, but it was all about the winners. ‘American Hustle‘ was shut out, ‘Gravity‘ won the technical awards as expected and Alfonso Curan became the first Latino to win the “Best Director” statuette. ‘12 Years A Slave‘ won “Best Picture,” and though Leonardo DiCaprio didn’t win, AGAIN, i’m sure he’ll be fine partying up with with a bunch of supermodels. Here are all the winners!

Best Picture
American Hustle

Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf Of Wall Street

Best Actor
Christian Bale, American Hustle 

Bruce Dern, Nebraska 
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave 
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club 

Best Actress
Amy Adams, American Hustle 

Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity 
Judi Dench, Philomena
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County 

Best Supporting Actor
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips 

Bradley Cooper, American Hustle 
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave 
Jonah Hill, The Wolf Of Wall Street
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club 

Best Supporting Actress
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine 

Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle 
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave 
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County 
June Squibb, Nebraska 

Best Original Song
“Happy”; Despicable Me 2 
“Let it Go”; Frozen
“The Moon Song”; Her
“Ordinary Love”; Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Best Animated Feature Film
The Croods

Despicable Me 2 
Ernest & Celestine
The Wind Rises 

Best Foreign Language Film
Belgium: The Broken Circle Breakdown

Italy: The Great Beauty
Denmark: The Hunt 
Cambodia: The Missing Picture 
Palestine: Omar 

Best Director
David O. Russell, American Hustle 

Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity 
Alexander Payne, Nebraska
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave 
Martin Scorsese, The Wolf Of Wall Street

Best Original Screenplay
Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell, American Hustle
Woody Allen, Blue Jasmine 

Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack, Dallas Buyers Club 
Spike Jonze, Her
Bob Nelson, Nebraska 

Best Adapted Screenplay
Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke, Before Midnight

Billy Ray, Captain Phillips
Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope, Philomena
John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave
Terrence Winter, The Wolf Of Wall Street

Best Cinematography
Philippe Le Sourd, The Grandmaster
Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity
Bruno Delbonnel, Inside Llewyn Davis
Phedon Papamichael, Nebraska
Roger A. Deakins, Prisoners

Best Costume Design
Michael Wilkinson, American Hustle
William Chang Suk Ping, The Grandmaster
Catherine Martin, The Great Gatsby
Michael O’Connor, The Invisible Woman
Patricia Norris, 12 Years a Slave 

Documentary Feature
The Act of Killing
Cutie and the Boxer
Dirty Wars
The Square
20 Feet From Stardom

Documentary Short

Facing Fear
Karama Has No Walls
The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall 

Film Editing
Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten, American Hustle

Christopher Rouse, Captain Phillips
John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa, Dallas Buyers Club
Alfonso Cuaron and Mark Sanger, Gravity 
Joe Walker, 12 Years a Slave

Makeup and Hairstyling
Adruitha Lee and Robin Matthews, Dallas Buyers Club

Stephen Prouty, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny, The Lone Ranger 

Best Original Score
John Williams, The Book Thief

Steven Price, Gravity
William Butler and Owen Pallett, Her
Alexandre Desplat, Philomena
Thomas Newman, Saving Mr. Banks

Best Production Design
Judy Becker (Production Design); Heather Loeffler (Set Decoration), American Hustle

Andy Nicholson (Production Design); Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woolard (Set Decoration,) Gravity
Catherine Martin (Production Design); Beverly Dunn (Set Decoration), The Great Gatsby
K.K. Barrett (Production Design); Gene Serdena (Set Decoration), Her
Adam Stockhausen (Production Desgin; Alice Baker (Set Decoration), 12 Years a Slave

Best Animated Short

Get a Horse!
Mr. Hublot
Room on the Broom

Best Live Action Short
Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me) 

Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything) 
Pitaako Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care Of Everything?) 
The Voorman Problem 

Best Sound Editing
Steve Boeddeker and Richard Hymns, All Is Lost 

Oliver Tarney, Captain Phillips 
Glenn Freemantle, Gravity 
Brent Burge, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Wylie Stateman, Lone Survivor 

Best Sound Mixing
Chris Bourdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith and Chris Munro, Captain Phillips

Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro, Gravity 
Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick and Tony Johnson, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland, Inside Llewyn Davis 

Best Visual Effects
Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould, Gravity 

Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and Eric Reynolds, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Erik Nash and Dan Sudick, Iron Man 3 
Tim Alexander, Gary Brozenich, Edson Williams and John Frazier, The Lone Ranger
Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Ben Grossmann and Burt Dalton, Star Trek Into Darkness

The 2014 Oscars Red Carpet




The final leg of the awards show race was a good one. I’m proud of the fact that this isn’t a “best and worst” collection. Though some dresses were a little on the boring side, everyone looked great and there weren’t any huge missteps. No big trends, but I have to say, I love that men took risks with their attire for the evening, even if that meant tuxedo shorts.

Here are choice looks from the red carpet!



The radiant Lupita Nyong’o in a custom princess-y Prada gown.

brad and angelina

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, with this Elie Saab number.

cate blanchett

Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive.

viola davis

Viola Davis in a green, her go to color, Escada dress.


Charlize Theron in black Dior.

jennifer lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence, also in Dior.

matthew and camila

Matthew McConaughey with wife Camila Alves, who wore this stunning Gabriella Cadena dress.

kerry washington

Kerry Washington sported a dark lip with this lavender Jason Wu.


Anne Hathaway in Gucci.

jared leto

Jared Leto, who arrived with his mother and brother Shannon, in a Saint Laurent tux.

amy adams

Amy Adams also wore Gucci.

glenn close

Glenn Close in Zac Posen.

julia roberts

Julia Roberts wore black, lacy Givenchy.

michael jordan

Michael B. Jordan rocked this Givenchy suit, which might have been too edgy for some people, but I loved it.

sandra bullock

Sandra Bullock in Alexander McQueen.

will and jada

Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith, she in Versace.

lady gaga

Lady Gaga showed up in, what else, Versace.

john and chrissy

John Legend with wife Chrissy Teigen, who wore Monique Lhuillier.

meryl streep

The always lovely, Meryl Streep.


Leonardo DiCaprio, better luck next time, dude.

olivia and jason

Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis, both in Valentino.

kate hudson

Finally, one of my favorite looks of the night, Kate Hudson in gorgeous silver Versace.

2014 Oscar Nominations: ‘American Hustle’ And ‘Gravity’ Lead The Pack

oscar-statues Until this year, did you ever in your wildest dreams think that you’d hear the words, “Jordan Catalano Jared Leto, Oscar nominee”? Yeah, me, either. But the one who looks so dreamy while leaning will bring his fine ass and blue eyes to the 86th Academy Awards, which take place March 2 in Los Angeles. Who else was nominated? Let’s take a good look, shall we?

Best picture 

“12 Years a Slave” 
“The Wolf of Wall Street” 
“Captain Phillips” 
“American Hustle” 
“Dallas Buyers Club” 

Best Director 

Steve McQueen — “12 Years a Slave” 
David O. Russell — “American Hustle” 
Alfonso Cuaron — “Gravity” 
Alexander Payne — “Nebraska” 
Martin Scorsese — “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Best Actor 

Bruce Dern — “Nebraska” 
Chiwetel Ejiofor — “12 Years a Slave” 
Matthew McConaughey — “Dallas Buyers Club” 
Leonardo DiCaprio — “The Wolf of Wall Street” 
Christian Bale — “American Hustle”

Best Actress 

Amy Adams — “American Hustle” 
Cate Blanchett — “Blue Jasmine” 
Judi Dench — “Philomena” 
Sandra Bullock — “Gravity” 
Meryl Streep — “August: Osage County”

Oh, Jared Leto.
Oh, Jared Leto.

Best Supporting Actor 

Barkhad Abdi — “Captain Phillips” 
Bradley Cooper — “American Hustle” 
Jonah Hill — “The Wolf of Wall Street” 
Jared Leto — “Dallas Buyers Club” 
Michael Fassbender — “12 Years a Slave”

Best Supporting Actress 

Jennifer Lawrence — “American Hustle” 
Lupita Nyong’o — “12 Years a Slave” 
June Squibb — “Nebraska” 
Julia Roberts — “August: Osage County” 
Sally Hawkins — “Blue Jasmine”

Best Original Screenplay

“American Hustle” — David O. Russell and Eric Warren Singer 
“Blue Jasmine” — Woody Allen 
“Her” — Spike Jonze 
“Nebraska” — Bob Nelson 
“Dallas Buyers Club” — Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack

Best Adapted Screenplay 

“12 Years a Slave” — John Ridley 
“Before Midnight” — Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater 
“The Wolf of Wall Street” — Terence Winter 
“Captain Phillips” — Billy Ray 
“Philomena” — Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope

Best Animated Feature 

“The Wind Rises” 
“Despicable Me 2” 
“Ernest & Celestine” 
“The Croods”

Best Foreign Feature 

“The Hunt” (Denmark) 
“The Broken Circle Breakdown” (Belgium) 
“The Great Beauty” (Italy) 
“Omar” (Palestinian territories) 
“The Missing Picture” (Cambodia)

Best Music (Original Song) 

“Frozen”: “Let it Go” — Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez 
“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”: “Ordinary Love” — U2, Paul Hewson 
“Her”: “The Moon Song” — Karen O, Spike Jonze 
“Despicable Me 2”: “Happy” — Pharrell Williams  
“Alone Yet Not Alone”: “Alone Yet Not Alone” — Bruce Broughton, Dennis Spiegel

Best Music (Original Score) 

“Gravity” — Steven Price 
“Philomena” — Alexandre Desplat 
“The Book Thief” — John Williams 
“Saving Mr. Banks” — Thomas Newman 
“Her” — William Butler and Owen Pallett

Best Cinematography 

“Gravity” — Emmanuel Lubezki 
“Inside Llewyn Davis” — Bruno Delbonnel 
“Nebraska” — Phedon Papamichael 
“Prisoners” — Roger Deakins 
“The Grandmaster” — Phillippe Le Sourd

Best Costume Design 

“The Great Gatsby” — Catherine Martin 
“12 Years a Slave” — Patricia Norris 
“The Grandmaster” — William Chang Suk Ping 
“American Hustle” — Michael Wilkinson 
“The Invisible Woman” — Michael O’Connor

Best Documentary Feature 

“The Act of Killing” 
“20 Feet From Stardom” 
“The Square” 
“Cutie and the Boxer” 
“Dirty Wars”

Best Film Editing 

“Gravity” — Alfonso Cuaron, Mark Sanger 
“12 Years a Slave”– Joe Walker 
“Captain Phillips” — Christopher Rouse 
“American Hustle” — Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten 
“Dallas Buyers Club” — John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa

Best Makeup and Hairstyling 

“The Lone Ranger” — Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny 
“Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” — Stephen Prouty 
“Dallas Buyers Club” — Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews

Best Production Design 

“12 Years a Slave” — Adam Stockhausen and Alice Baker 
“The Great Gatsby” — Catherine Martin and Beverley Dunn 
“American Hustle” — Judy Becker and Heather Loeffler 
“Gravity” — Andy Nicholson, Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard 
“Her” — K.K. Barrett and Gene Serdena

Best Visual Effects 

“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” 
“Star Trek Into Darkness” 
“Iron Man 3” 
“The Lone Ranger”

Best Sound Mixing 

“Captain Phillips” 
“Lone Survivor” 
“Inside Llewyn Davis” 
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

Best Sound Editing 

“All Is Lost” 
“Captain Phillips” 
“Lone Survivor” 
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

Best Short Film, Live Action 

“Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)” 
“Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)” 
“Pitaako Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)” 
“The Voorman Problem”

Best Short Film, Animated 

“Get a Horse!” 
“Mr. Hublot” 
“Room on the Broom”

Best documentary short 

“Facing Fear” 
“Karama Has No Walls” 
“The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life” 
“Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall”
Pharrell Williams-starpulse

Photo: Starpulse

I’m totally digging that DiC’s favorite, Pharrell Williams was nominated for Best Original Song for “Happy”.  Lord knows, the pretentious, “we discovered Nelson Mandela before YOU PEOPLE did” U2 will more than likely win. That’s ALL Bono needs,  another reason for sunglasses and pomposity. At least Pharrell and his cute no-socks-wearin’ ways will be on the red carpet.

We’ll beat this dead horse discuss our thoughts on who we think will take home Oscar Gold for several weeks. Get your notepads out, y’all, and tell us what you think of this year’s nominees!

(It’s probably Leo’s year. I’ll just throw that one out there.)