Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 17 September 2014

Pure drama on a night of triumphs ... and slip-ups

Jennifer Lawrence trips on the stage on her way to collect her Oscar
Jennifer Lawrence trips on the stage on her way to collect her Oscar

While Daniel Day-Lewis undoubtedly stole the show, his female counterpart Jennifer Lawrence – who won best actress Oscar – almost managed to upstage the record-breaking actor.

Lawrence, who stumbled on her way to the stage to pick up her gong for Silver Linings Playbook, said: "You guys are just standing up because you feel bad that I fell over and that's embarrassing.

"This is nuts."

The other big winners at the Oscars were Anne Hathaway, named best supporting actress for her role in Les Miserables and Ben Affleck's Argo, which won best film.

Ang Lee was named best director for Life Of Pi, while Adele triumphed in the best original song category for Bond theme Skyfall.

The Oscar for best original score went to Mychael Danna for Life Of Pi, the Oscar for adapted screenplay went to Chris Terrio for Argo before the nominees for best film were introduced by First Lady Michelle Obama from the White House.

There were also wins for Quentin Tarantino's western Django Unchained with Christoph Waltz named best supporting actor, while Tarantino picked up the Oscar for original screenplay, telling his fellow writers: "You guys are so wonderful. Peace out."

The award for best animated short film went to Disney's Paperman, meaning National Film and Television School students Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly missed out on an Oscar.

The Oscar for animated feature film went to Brave – a cartoon set in the Scottish Highlands.

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Virgo:

Your partner may be irresponsible with money and you're tired of paying the price for it. Keeping separate financial accounts may be the arrangement for the two of you. If your amour continues to accumulate debt without fear of the consequences, it may be time to part ways. You're a practical person who yearns for financial security. Putting money into a savings account gives you the freedom to travel, write and study. Don't be ashamed of your needs; they encompass your personality.More