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Benedict Cumberbatch Is Engaged to Marry

Benedict Cumberbatch Is Engaged to Marry

Originally posted 11/05/2014 05:20AM

In this era of social media and email, there was something warmly traditional about Benedict Cumberbatch's wedding engagement news Wednesday.

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How Lupita Nyong'o Learned She Is Beautiful

How Lupita Nyong'o Learned She Is Beautiful

Originally posted 11/03/2014 04:45PM

She's PEOPLE's reigning World's Most Beautiful Woman, but growing up, Lupita Nyong'o was taught otherwise.

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See Rare Photos of Lupita Nyong'o Onstage at Yale

See Rare Photos of Lupita Nyong'o Onstage at Yale

Originally posted 03/05/2014 12:15PM

Before she nabbed the Best Supporting Actress award for 12 Years A Slave at the 2014 Oscars – and became one of Hollywood's rising style icons in the process – Lupita Nyong'o honed her craft at the Yale School of Drama.

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The New York Times Prints a Correction to 12 Years a Slave Story, 161 Years Later

The New York Times Prints a Correction to 12 Years a Slave Story, 161 Years Later

Originally posted 03/04/2014 12:50PM

Better late than never.

The New York Times's 1853 story on the subject of this year's Best Picture Oscar winner, 12 Years a Slave, was all over the Internet this week. And a reader quickly noted that the Times spelled Solomon Northup's name incorrectly. Twice.

So the paper printed a correction, more than 160 years later.

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Watch Solomon Northup's Descendants Discuss 12 Years a Slave and His Legacy

Originally posted 03/03/2014 11:00AM

Solomon Northup's descendants gather in Los Angeles Photo by: Courtesy The Hollywood ReporterThe descendants of Solomon Northup, the subject of Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave and author of the book on which it's based, gathered in Rochester, N.Y.; Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., for a series of photos organized by The Hollywood Reporter.

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12 Years a Slave Wins Best Picture Oscar | Oscars 2014, 12 Years a Slave

Oscars 2014

12 Years a Slave Wins Best Picture Oscar

Originally posted 03/03/2014 12:30AM

And the final award of the night went to 12 Years a Slave.

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Lupita Nyong'o Fights Back Tears After Best Supporting Actress Win

Oscars 2014

Lupita Nyong'o Fights Back Tears After Best Supporting Actress Win

Originally posted 03/02/2014 10:30PM

Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr She's already a bona fide fashion darling. And on Sunday, Lupita Nyong'o was the breakout star of the Oscars.

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Ellen DeGeneres's 5 Best Oscar Monologue Barbs | Oscars 2014, Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres's 5 Best Oscar Monologue Barbs

Originally posted 03/02/2014 09:30PM

Ellen DeGeneres is generally thought of as the anti-Ricky Gervais. She's a friendly, inoffensive choice to host an awards show, who is sure to leave everyone with warm and fuzzy feelings ... right?

Wrong.

In her opening monologue at Sunday night's Academy Awards, Ellen bared her claws, leaving no nominee unspared. The mood may have been a little sharper than Oscar producers expected, but there's no denying that Ellen gave one of the better Oscar monologues in recent memory.

Below, the host's best zingers, ranked.

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The Stunning Shades of Lupita Nyong'o's First Awards Season | Lupita Nyong'o

The Stunning Shades of Lupita Nyong'o's First Awards Season

Originally posted 03/02/2014 07:55PM

Liza Minnelli isn't the only Oscar attendee bringing a bolt of blue to the red carpet. Lupita Nyong'o arrived at the Academy Awards wearing a Grecian baby blue gown. The color is the latest shade to be added to the 12 Years a Slave actress's array of rainbow awards season gowns.

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If Facebook Ruled the Oscars, Captain Phillips Would Win | Captain Phillips, Tom Hanks

If Facebook Ruled the Oscars, Captain Phillips Would Win

Originally posted 03/02/2014 07:30PM

When it comes to 2014's Best Picture nominees, each region has its own taste: New Jersey prefers Wolf of Wall Street, Dallas loves its Buyers Club and the Midwest can't get enough Captain Phillips.

That's the lesson from Facebook's map of trending Best Picture films. The social network's analytics team measured Facebook mentions of all nine Best Picture nominees during the week before the Oscars and found that five films stood out: 12 Years a Slave, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, The Wolf of Wall Street and American Hustle.

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