86th Academy Awards

Director Steve McQueen (C) accepts the Best Picture award for '12 Years a Slave' with (back row) actors Sarah Paulson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Lupita Nyong'o, screenwriter John Ridley, actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, producers Arnon Milchan, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Anthony Katagas, actress Adepero Oduye and producer Brad Pitt onstage during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

’12 Years A Slave’ Wins Best Picture At Oscars

Hollywood named the brutal, unshrinking historical drama “12 Years a Slave” best picture at the 86th annual Academy Awards.

03/02/2014

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Best 2014 Oscars Viewing Parties in NYC

This year’s Academy Awards take place on Sunday, March 2. Below are our picks for the best, not-yet-sold-out viewing parties in the city this year. Have a look, then go ahead and firm up your plans. Tickets definitely won’t last.

02/26/2014

Chris Hemsworth and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announce the nominees at the 86th Academy Awards Nominations Announcement. (credit: CBS 2)

‘Gravity,’ ‘American Hustle’ Lead Oscars With 10 Nods Each

The nominations, announced Thursday morning in Beverly Hills, Calif. , set up an apparent three-horse race between three very different films, all of which were nominated for best picture.

01/16/2014