LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Australian Cate Blanchett won the best actress Oscar on Sunday for her role as a socialite who suffers a breakdown in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine.
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.
HOLLYWOOD, United States (AFP) - 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.
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.
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Italian drama The Great Beauty won the Oscar for best foreign language film on Sunday.
HOLLYWOOD, United States (AFP) - Jared Leto won the best supporting actor Oscar on Sunday for his portrayal of a transgender woman suffering from Aids in Dallas Buyers Club.
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - 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 Oscar on Sunday for best animated feature film.
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - The world's top actors and actresses gathered for the Academy Awards on Sunday to honour a year of high-quality film and crown the best picture, a cliffhanger race led by 12 Years A Slave and Gravity. As if on cue, the sun came out after four days of heavy rain just before the first movie stars began arriving on the red carpet for Hollywood's biggest night.
The film opens with Rosenfeld (a paunchy, almost unrecognisably lumpy Bale) fussing with the complex mechanics of his comb-over hairdo. The sight is at once sad, desperate, delusional and funny.
The story: This movie is based on the true story of the 2009 pirate boarding of the container ship Maersk Alabama off the coast of Somalia. The first pirate attack on an American-registered ship in more than 100 years, it sparked military action by the United States Navy.