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Winners at the 86th Academy Awards

Here are the winners announced so far at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday: Best supporting actor: Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyers Club" Best supporting actress: Lupita Nyong'o, "12 Years a Slave" Best animated feature: "Frozen" Best foreign language film: "The Great Beauty" (Italy) Best visual effects: "Gravity" Best film editing: "Gravity" Best cinematography: "Gravity" Best sound mixing: "Gravity" Best sound editing: "Gravity" Best costume design: "The Great Gatsby"

Leto first winner as curtain up on knife-edge Oscars

Jared Leto won the first Oscar on Sunday at the 86th Academy Awards show, as anticipation mounted over who would take home the coveted best picture prize on Hollywood's biggest night of the year. Harrowing historical drama "12 Years a Slave," 3D space thriller "Gravity" and 1970s crime caper "American Hustle" are hotly tipped to take the top prizes at the Oscars, the climax of Tinseltown's annual awards season.

86th Academy Awards show opens after hotly contested race

The 86th Academy Awards show kicked off Sunday, as Hollywood's finest gathered after one of the fiercest Oscars races in years, with no clear frontrunner for the coveted best picture prize. Harrowing historical drama "12 Years a Slave," 3D space thriller "Gravity" and 1970s crime caper "American Hustle" are hotly tipped to take the top prizes at the Oscars, the climax of Tinseltown's annual awards season.

Funnywoman Ellen DeGeneres impresses as Oscar host

Ellen DeGeneres delighted her Oscars audience on her return to hosting duties at the Academy Awards on Sunday, reeling off a string of one-liners to earn critical plaudits. The 56-year-old comic followed confidently in the footsteps of celebrated Oscars hosts such as Billy Crystal and Bob Hope, mixing wry humor and gently poking fun at members of her A-list audience at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. It was in stark contrast to last year's raunchy opening monologue by comedian Seth MacFarlane, which divided critics.

Jared Leto wins best supporting actor Oscar

Jared Leto won the best supporting actor Oscar on Sunday for his portrayal of a transgender woman suffering from AIDS in "Dallas Buyers Club." Leto, who had been the clear favorite, beat fellow nominees Barkhad Abdi ("Captain Phillips"), Bradley Cooper ("American Hustle"), Michael Fassbender ("12 Years A Slave") and Jonah Hill ("The Wolf of Wall Street"). mt/sst

'Gravity,''Dallas Buyers Club' win multiple Oscars

Space adventure "Gravity" and AIDS drama "Dallas Buyers Club" won early Oscars on Sunday, but suspense remained as the show moved towards its climax and the best picture award. At the halfway point, "Gravity" had won five awards, all in technical categories, "Dallas Buyers Club" took two and "12 Years a Slave" earned a key acting prize at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Winners at the 86th Academy Awards

Here are the winners announced so far at the 86th Academy Awards: Best supporting actor: Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyers Club" Best animated feature: "Frozen" Best visual effects: "Gravity" Best costume design: "The Great Gatsby" Best make-up and hairstyling: "Dallas Buyers Club" Best animated short film: "Mr. Hublot" Best live action short film: "Helium" Best documentary feature: "20 Feet from Stardom" Best documentary short: "The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life" mt/sst

'Frozen' crowns Disney revival with Oscar gold

It may seem surprising, but Disney Animation has never won an Oscar for best animated feature -- a failing that was remedied Sunday when it won for critical and box office hit "Frozen." That is partly because the Oscar category was only created in 2002 and since then Disney has failed to win -- although Pixar, which it bought in 2006, has won seven times in 11 years. It is a record which is all the more surprising since Walt Disney himself won no fewer than 22 Oscars over his long career, for shorts and documentaries, plus a few honorary Academy Awards.

Jared Leto wins supporting actor Oscar for 'Dallas Buyers Club'

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.

Hollywood gears up for Oscars

Los Angeles, Mar 2 (EFE).- Under the threat of rainshowers from a front passing through, Hollywood on Sunday is celebrating the 86th edition of the Academy Awards at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, where in a few hours movie stars by the dozen will cross the red carpet and pose for the papparazzi. Comedian Ellen DeGeneres will be the master of ceremonies for the gala, at which films like "12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity" are favored to garner a number of awards.
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