"I have to remember to breathe" — Penelope Cruz to Robert DeNiro before taking the Oscar stage to present the screenplay awards.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Let It Go" from the Disney musical "Frozen" has won the Academy Award for best original song.
The song, a catchy anthem sung by veteran Broadway songstress Idina Menzel and adored by countless young girls, many of whom are singing in it their own YouTube videos, has helped propel "Frozen" to become a huge hit. It was written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.
Other nominees Sunday were: "Happy" from "Despicable Me 2," ''...
Lupita Nyong'o's best supporting actress win wasn't just a major moment for the newcomer — it touched everyone in the Dolby Theatre — both in the audience and backstage.
Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth, who'd presented the previous award, stayed backstage to watch the category on a monitor. When the clip of Nyong'o's performance was shown, Hemsworth clapped and Theron said, "So good."
When Nyong'o's name was called, the stars cheered, as did the...
Bill Murray used his Oscar presenter's role to offer a tribute to the late comedy visionary Harold Ramis.
Murray, who was presenting an award for best cinematography with Amy Adams, said after the nominees' names were read, "Oh, we forgot one, Harold Ramis for 'Caddyshack,' 'Ghostbusters' and 'Groundhog Day.'"
Ramis, the writer, director and actor who was the comic mind behind those movies, died last week.
"Thank your to the Academy for this incredible recognition. It doesn't escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is due to so much pain in someone else's." — Best supporting actress winner Lupita Nyong'o, referring to Patsy, the tortured slave she played in "12 Years a Slave."
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