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By Jess Fenton
3rd March 2014
It's finally here - the Academy Awards have arrived, with plenty of anticipation as to who will be taking home that golden guy. Keep up-to-date with the events as they happen with Jess' live updates throughout the ceremony - you can also Tweet her @MissJess_SWITCH.

4:01pm
3 and a half hours later... That's all folks. Until next year.

3:56pm
And the 2014 Oscar for BEST PICTURE goes to... 12 YEARS A SLAVE.

3:55pm
Last but by no means least it's BEST PICTURE time. Please welcome Will Smith - who ironically hasn't made a good film in... I can't even remember how long.

3:54pm
Ain't he just the cutest!

3:50pm
And the Oscar for BEST ACTOR goes to... MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY for Dallas Buyers Club.

3:48pm
Don't fall. Don't fall. Don't fall. Don't fall. DON'T FALL! I believe in you Jennifer Lawrence!

3:46pm
For a second there I thought Cate was suggesting Judi Dench was in India making Philomena 2. Ha!

3:44pm
And the Oscar goes to... CATE BLANCHETT for Blue Jasmine. This is Cate's second Oscar. She won previously for The Aviator as a Supporting Actress

3:41pm
Look alive Australia! BEST ACTRESS is up, presented by Daniel Day Lewis

3:38pm
It's certainly not unheard of, but still rare that Best Director and Best Picture aren't shared by the same film. Could this be such a year. But wait, there's still more.

3:35pm
And the Oscar for BEST DIRECTOR goes to... ALFONSO CUARON for GRAVITY

3:32pm
Angelina (she needs no last name) and Sidney Poitier (he does need a last name because his daughter is also named Sydney Poitier) are about to present BEST DIRECTOR....

3:27pm
And the BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Oscar goes to... SPIKE JONZE for HER

3:24pm
And the Oscar goes to...12 YEARS A SLAVE - John Ridley. The film is now one step closer to Best Picture.

3:23pm
Bobby D and Pen C describes himself... sorry, screen writers for BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY.

3:19pm
Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez - funnest speech yet. IT RHYMED!

3:16pm
And the Oscar for BEST ORIGINAL SONG goes to...FROZEN - 'Let It Go'. Disney just beat U2 and Pharrell Williams. Nice.

3:14pm
And the Academy Award goes to...GRAVITY - Steven Price

3:12pm
Jamie Foxx, backed up by Jessica Biel, sing and mime their way through the nominees for BEST ORIGINAL SCORE. - It's kinda like that scene from 'The Holiday'. Ever seen that flick? Jack Black should be pissed.

3:08pm
"How you doin' Zuko baby." - John Travolta announces the last of the Best Song performances 'Let It Go' sung by the incomparable Idina Menzel.

3:06pm
It's Oscar winner Holdie Gawn, damn it! Goldie Hawn. More Best Picture nominees... Sorry, not yet. Just a little bit longer.

3:05pm
Oh another costume change - all black this time.

2:48pm
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Divine Miss M.

2:53pm
Glenn Close enters the stage for the In Memoriam

2:48pm
Doc Brown and Ren McCormack as heroes? Yeah baby!! I'll buy that.

2:47pm
Captain America (Chris Evans) is presenting a most popular heroes montage - makes sense.

2:44pm
She's done it again!! 4 Oscar for Catherine Martin because the Oscar goes to... THE GREAT GATSBY - Catherine Martin and Beverley Dunn.

2:43pm
Jennifer Garner and (best name in the biz) Benedict Cumberbatch hit the stage to present BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN - Australia, we're up again...

2:43pm
Is Ellen wearing a dress!?

2:34pm
Alicia Moore... sorry, P!nk performs her own 'Wizard of Oz' tribute. Damn that girls voice is a power.

2:33pm
Ha! Turns out Pharrell wasn't the only one to wear ruby slippers tonight. Whoopi rocks a pair as well as she honours 'The Wizard of Oz' on its 75th anniversary.

2:30pm
And the Oscar goes to... GRAVITY - Alfonso Cuaron and Mark Sanger

2:30pm
Anna Kendrick and Gabourey Sidibe - both past nominees, announce Best Achievement in Film Editing.

2:09pm
And the Oscar goes to... Emmanuel Lubezki for GRAVITY

2:27pm
..and a surprise Harold Ramis tribute. Thanks Bill, and thank you Harold.

2:25pm
A nominee for tonight Amy Adams and Ghostbuster Bill Murray (who needs a comb) present best Cinematography.

2:23pm
It's the President!! .... of the academy. Calm down people.

2:21pm
Pizza time!

2:17pm
What a beautiful and humble speech from Lupita. Such an incredible story.

2:14pm
And the Oscar goes to... LUPITA NYONG'O - First film. First Nomination. First Oscar. Wow!

2:12pm
2 time winner Christoph Waltz is here to present BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Will Jennifer Lawrence make it 2 in a row?? Or will it be first timer Lupita Nyong'o?

2:11pm
She added a scarf. "It's a new hat!" *Simpsons reference

2:09pm
And the Oscar for BEST SOUND EDITING goes to... GRAVITY

2:07pm
And the Oscar goes to... GRAVITY.

2:06pm
Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron are just sooooo great - Ellen said so. They're presenting the Oscar for BEST ACHIEVEMENT in SOUND MIXING.

2:04pm
Michael B. Jordan and Kristen Bell present the highlights of the Scientific and Technical awards.

2:03pm
BEST. SELFIE. EVER!!

1:58pm
Does anyone else think the set looks like it's made of giant beer bottles? ...No? It's just me then?

1:54pm
U2's 'Ordinary Love' is up for BEST ORIGINAL SONG. Sit back and just listen to these gods of rock.

1:53pm
Costume change for Ms Ellen. That's it, rock the white as you announce Brad Pitt.

1:51pm
Writer, Director and actor Tyer Perry presents the Best Picture nominees but hold your horses - that award won't be announced just yet.

1:49pm
And the Oscar goes to Italy for THE GREAT BEAUTY.

1:48pm
Look boys and girls it's my future husband Ewan McGregor and 2 time Oscar nominee Viola Davis to present BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE film.

1:44pm
Ad break! Thank god. I forgot how exhausting live blogging the Oscars is. There's just so much! I need a drink.

1:41pm
He's left Washington just for tonight - he's also Keyser Soze. Oops! Spoiler alert!! Kevin Spacey is presenting the recent winners of the Honorary Oscars including Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin and Angela Lansbury.

1:37pm
And the Oscar goes to 20 FEET FROM STARDOM. Amazing film with and even better soundtrack.

1:36pm
Bradley Cooper may have lost the Oscar but he may have won on the scratchy Ellen gave him. He's here to present BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE.

1:36pm
I'm hungry Ellen!!

1:34pm
...the THE LADY IN NUMBER 6: MUSIC SAVED MY LIFE

1:33pm
And the Academy award for BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT goes to...

1:31pm
And the Oscar goes to HELIUM

1:30pm
Kate Hudson (in one of the best dresses of the night) and SNL alum Jason Sudeikis present BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT.

1:23pm
Zac Efron welcomes the next BEST SONG nominee performance 'The Moon Song' by Karen O. With special guest Ezra Keonig from Vampire Weekend. Just beautiful.

1:21pm
And the Oscar goes to GRAVITY for VISUAL EFFECTS. Well duh! I don't know about you but I genuinely thought they shot in space....am I alone in this? Hello? ...hello?

1:20pm
A couple of child actors come good walk on stage - Joseph Gordon Levitt and Emma Watson to present the SFX award.

1:17pm
We like her, we really really like her. It's Sally Field presenting anther Heroes montage.

1:15pm
...FROZEN! A Disney film - I did NOT see that coming. *wink*

1:14pm
And the Academy Award for BEST ANIMATED FEATURE goes to...

1:12pm
And the Oscar goes to MR HUBLOT

1:11pm
Kim Novak and a nominee for tonight Matthew McConaughey are here to present BEST ANIMATED SHORT...

1:06pm
Even at the Oscars Ellen is still Ellen, and her love of scaring the crap out of people is still strong - even if it is Leo and Sandra.

1:05pm
Magic Mike... I mean Channing Tatum walks onto the stage. Just breathe ladies... and some men.

1:02pm
It's Indiana Jones!!! ..."We named the DOG Indiana!"

1:00pm
And DALLAS BUYERS CLUB wins for Best Makeup and Hairdressing

12:58pm
That's one for Australia! Congrats CATHERINE MARTIN and THE GREAT GATSBY for their well deserved Academy award.

12:57pm
Naomi Watts and Sam Jackson to present BEST COSTUME DESIGN... heads up Australia

12:56pm
Lesbian joke #2

12:51pm
Kerry Washington welcomes BEST SONG nominee performance Pharrell Williams with HAPPY to bring down the house. Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof.

12:48pm
Hollywood on drugs joke #1 - thanks Jim Carrey

12:46pm
Ace Ventura in da house!

12:42pm
And the Oscar goes to.... JARED LETO for Dallas Buyers Club, the prettiest person in the room. Seriously that man is gorgeous.

12:40pm
Anne Hathaway has hit the stage to present BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR... The first award of the night....

12:38pm
Lesbian joke #1

12:36pm
In case you missed it Jennifer Lawrence stacked it on the red carpet today too. At least she thought it was funny.

12:33pm
Did Ellen just diss Liza with a Z!?

12:33pm
I think they forgot to fill those Oscar moulds behind Ellen.

12:30pm
Heeeeerrreees ELLEN!

11:30am
One hour to go! Stay tuned. It's ALL about to happen.

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