LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences handed out the 86th Academy Awards, or Oscars, at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre on Sunday for the best movies, performances, directing, writing and other achievements in film in 2013. Following is a list of winners in leading categories. ... More »FACTBOX - List of key Oscar winners
By Brian Ellsworth CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's political opposition reveled in cautious messages of solidarity from movie stars at Sunday's Academy Awards after an intense Twitter campaign calling on Hollywood's top actors to boost the profile of anti-government protests. Critics of President Nicolas Maduro cheered comments by Jared Leto during his acceptance speech for best supporting actor, as well as tweets from Kevin Spacey and Forest Whitaker on the right to demonstrate. "To all the dreamers out there around the world watching this tonight, in places like the Ukraine and Venezuela, I want to say 'we are here'," Leto said. More »Venezuela opposition revels in expressions of support at Oscars
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Matthew McConaughey won the Oscar for best actor on Sunday for his role in "Dallas Buyers Club" as a homophobic, rodeo-loving Texan who contracts AIDS and becomes an unlikely savior for gay patients and drug addicts desperate for treatment. The win is the first Academy Award for McConaughey, once known primarily as a handsome leading man in romantic comedies. In "Dallas Buyers Club," the actor lost some 50 pounds (23 kg) to play real-life crusader Ron Woodroof, a cowboy who fought the government for access to AIDS medicines in the 1980s. ... More »Matthew McConaughey wins best actor for 'Dallas Buyers Club'
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron won the Oscar for best director on Sunday for the space thriller "Gravity" in which an astronaut fights for survival after being cut loose from her space shuttle. It was the first Academy Award for Cuaron, 52, whose film starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney mixed dazzling special effects, suspense and human drama. (Reporting by Tim Reid; Editing by Sandra Maler) More »Alfonso Cuaron wins Oscar as best director for 'Gravity'
Washington, March 3 (ANI): John Ridley has been awarded the 'Best Adapted Screenplay' Oscar for '12 Years a Slave'. More »John Ridley wins Best Adapted Screenplay for '12 Years a Slave'
London, March 3 (ANI): Will Smith and his son Jayden have been awarded the 'Worst Screen Combo' at the annual Razzie awards for their sci-fi film 'After Earth'. More »Will Smith-Jayden win 'Worst Screen Combo' Razzie for 'After Earth'
Washington, Mar.3 (ANI): Jennifer Lawrence once again managed to garner eyeballs with a diamond neck piece worn backwards at the Oscars. More »J-Law wears $2mln diamond necklace backwards at Oscar's red carpet again
Washington, March 3 (ANI): Lupita Nyong'o has revealed that she feels dazed after winning the Oscar for role in '12 Years A Slave' at the 86th Annual Academy Awards. She said that director Steve McQueen has really honored many people, who suffered a long time, and their spirits, through this film. Nyongo'o added that she feels like "Willy Wonka in the chocolate factory" after receiving the award. More »Lupita Nyongo'o feels 'dazed' post Oscar win
Lupita Nyong'o won the Oscar for best supporting actress on Sunday for her role as the hardworking slave Patsey in drama "12 Years a Slave," capping a breakout awards season for the Yale-trained Kenyan actress. Nyong'o, 31, won the Oscar in her first feature film role, earning a thunderous standing ovation from the Hollywood audience. She beat fellow frontrunner Jennifer Lawrence's portrayal of a loopy housewife in caper "American Hustle" in one of the most closely-watched Academy Award races this year. "Yes!" the actress exclaimed when accepting the award after hugging her brother, "12 Years a Slave" director Steve McQueen and other actors in the film. More »Emotional Lupita Nyong'o wins Oscar in debut role in '12 Years a Slave'
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comic and talk show star Ellen DeGeneres returned as Oscar host on Sunday, bringing a deadpan affability, and free pizza, to the Academy Awards show while still poking fun at Hollywood royalty. The star of her own daytime TV talk show, DeGeneres earned an Emmy nomination for her first Oscar hosting stint in 2007 although some critics complained she was too playful for the traditional decorum of the Academy Awards. But DeGeneres showed she was apparently unfazed by such criticism, foraying into the audience again on several occasions on Sunday. She handed a faux consolation prize - a pair of lottery tickets - to supporting actor nominee Bradley Cooper; More »Ellen DeGeneres brings pizza and deadpan affability to Oscars
Washington, March 3 (ANI): Lupita Nyong'o and Jared Leto have won the best actress and the best actor awards at the 86th Academy Awards. More »Lupita Nyong'o and Jared Leto win best supporting actress and actor Oscars
Washington, March 3 (ANI): A controversial street art statue depicting Philip Seymour Hoffman shooting heroin into his arm has stirred up some controversy as Hollywood stars prepared to walk down the red carpet at tinsel town's biggest event. More »Philip Seymour Hoffman's death inspires 'controversial' Oscar 'Heroin Statue'
Washington, March 3 (ANI): Jared Leto, who won the best supporting actor in the 86th Academy Awards, had the press room in splits after joking about letting the members of the media fondle his statuette. The 42-year-old actor made Oscar press history after letting members of the media pass around his gold statuette backstage at the Academy Award ceremony, the Hollywood reported. He said that they could pass it around, but if anyone had swine flu, they shouldn't touch, adding that he could bet that this was the first time someone has given away their Oscar for an orgy in the press room. More »Jared Leto encourages press to have 'orgy' with his Oscar Statuette!
London, March 3 (ANI): Liza Minnelli suffered a wardrobe malfunction while posing on the red carpet at the Oscars when she unintentionally exposed her nip-shields in a striking blue outfit. More »'Bra-less' Liza Minnelli exposes nip-shields at Oscars
Washington, March 3 (ANI): Jared Leto paid tribute to his mother, Constance Leto, while accepting the best supporting actor trophy for 'Dallas Buyers Club' at the Oscars. The 42-year-old actor played a transgender AIDS patient in the Jean-Marc Vallee-helmed drama that also stars Matthew McConaughey. More »Jared Leto pays tribute to mum in Oscar acceptance speech
By Mary Milliken LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lupita Nyong'o won the best supporting actress Oscar on Sunday for her first film role ever as the slave, Patsey, in the drama "12 Years a Slave," a big recognition for one of the films favored to win the top honor of the night, the Academy Award for best picture. Its biggest competitor for best picture, space thriller "Gravity" from Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron, racked up five Oscars for technical achievements like visual effects and cinematography, a reward for its groundbreaking work on conveying space and weightlessness. Nyong'o's win over Jennifer Lawrence for her role as a loopy housewife in "American Hustle" injected some drama halfway through the 86th Academy Awards, after early Oscars went to heavy favorites. Jared Leto won best supporting actor for his role as a transgender woman in "Dallas Buyers Club" and the tale of Nordic princesses, "Frozen," won best animated film, a first for Disney Animation Studios since the category was introduced in 2002. More »'Gravity' grabs slew of Oscars, Nyong'o wins supporting actress
By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Shimmering metallics, bold jewel tones and newcomer Lupita Nyong'o led the style at this year's Oscars red carpet, as actresses shunned runway trends to showcase colors and silhouettes inspired by Hollywood's golden age. All eyes were on the year's best-dressed starlet on the red carpet - best supporting actress Oscar winner Nyong'o. The "12 Years a Slave" star from Kenya wore a custom halter-neck pastel blue Prada gown which she helped to design, saying it was inspired by champagne bubbles and a color that reminded her of Nairobi. ... More »Pale metallics, bold jewel tones dominate Oscars red carpet
By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jared Leto, the former teen heartthrob who left Hollywood to become a rock star, won the best supporting actor Oscar on Sunday in his return to movies as an HIV positive transgender woman in "Dallas Buyers Club." Leto, 42, won over both critics and audiences with his portrayal of Rayon in the 1980s era AIDS drama, and was seen as favorite for the supporting actor Oscar. He beat out Bradley Cooper, Barkhad Abdi, Jonah Hill and Michael Fassbender. But it was Leto's return to film in "Dallas Buyers Club" that piqued the interest of audiences, especially as the actor documented a weight loss of 30 to 40 lbs (13-18 kg) to transform himself into HIV-positive character Rayon. "To those of you who have felt injustice because of who you love and who you are, I stand here with you and for you." "Dallas Buyers Club" is based on the true story of homophobic drug addict Ron Woodroof, played by Matthew McConaughey, who smuggles much needed but unapproved medication into the United States to distribute to other AIDS patients. More »Jared Leto wins supporting actor Oscar for 'Dallas Buyers Club'
Visually stunning Italian drama "The Great Beauty" won the Oscar for best foreign language film on Sunday, capping its successful awards season run in the United States and Europe. Director Paolo Sorrentino's film about an aging writer's reflections on life and his search for meaning among Rome's idle rich also won top foreign film honors at the Golden Globes and Britain's BAFTAs. It was the first Oscar for Sorrentino and the 11th win for an Italian film since foreign language film became a competitive category in 1956, the most of any country. In his acceptance speech, Naples-born Sorrentino gave a nod to Italian director Federico Fellini, former Argentine soccer player Diego Maradona - who once played for Naples soccer club - his wife and the central focus of his film, Rome. More »Italy's 'The Great Beauty' wins best foreign language Oscar
The blockbuster movie "Frozen," a Walt Disney Animation Studios musical fairy tale about the bond between two royal sisters in an icy Scandinavian kingdom, won the Academy Award on Sunday for best animated feature film. The win is the first in the category for Walt Disney Animation Studios , the animation house founded by the man who pioneered the genre. The animated feature category was created in 2002 and has been dominated by Disney-owned Pixar, which has won it seven times but was shut out of the nominations this year for the second time in three years. "Frozen" cemented a resurgence for Disney Animation Studios, becoming a global phenomenon with over $1 billion in movie theater ticket sales, according to Rentrak. More »Disney's 'Frozen' wins animated feature Oscar
Mahabaleshwar (Maharashtra) March 3 (IANS) Remember the Beatles hit "Strawberry Fields Forever"? Head for Maharashtra, where, after mangoes, grapes, oranges and chickoos, the western Indian state is now wooing tourists with another trademark fruit - luscious, juicy red and dark pink strawberries. In a first, a nine-day Strawberry Festival got under way over the weekend across the state in select malls to promote it as a tourist destination through strawberries. "We have selected five centrally located malls in Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Nashik and Aurangabad where the farmers will directly sell their produce to the customers during the festival," Nayna Bondarde, Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) regional manager at Pune, told IANS. More »Strawberry welcome for tourists to Maharashtra
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jared Leto won the Oscar for best supporting actor on Sunday, for his role as an HIV-positive transgender woman in AIDS drama "Dallas Buyers Club." This is the first Oscar nomination and win for the 42-year-old actor, who won critical praise for his role as the sweet and tolerant Rayon, for which he underwent dramatic weight loss. "Dallas Buyers Club," directed by Jean-Marc Vallee and starring Matthew McConaughey, was Leto's first role in five years after he stepped away from acting to focus on music, fronting alternative rock band 30 Seconds to Mars. ... More »Jared Leto wins best supporting actor Oscar for 'Dallas Buyers Club'
By Ronald Grover and Chris Michaud LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Non-Stop", a thriller starring Liam Neeson as a U.S. air marshal trying to stop a string of murders on an international flight, collected $30 million in ticket sales to soar into the lead at the domestic box office. It swept the week's other new film, "Son of God", into second place with $26.5 million in sales during a strong box office weekend which coincided with Sunday's bestowing of its annual Oscars, Hollywood's biggest night. The voice of the 61-year-old Irish former amateur boxing champion is also featured in the animated "Lego Movie," which "stars" characters based on the colorful plastic toy blocks. "This was a great result for the weekend," said Nikki Rocco, president for domestic distribution at Universal Pictures, which released "Non-Stop". More »Liam Neeson thriller 'Non-Stop' lifts off to lead box office