At the Academy Awards on Sunday night, "12 Years a Slave" won for best picture in one of the closest contests in modern Oscars history, while "Gravity" received the most awards with seven statuettes, including the first directing Oscar for a Mexican-born filmmaker, Alfonso Cuaron.
But it took Ellen DeGeneres' selfie with a slew of stars to strike social media gold and temporarily paralyze Twitter in the process.
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In addition to best picture, "12 Years a Slave" saw Lupita Nyong'o win for supporting actress and John Ridley for adapted screenplay, for a total of three awards.
But the most frequently lauded film of the night was "Gravity," with seven awards. Besides director, the film also won for visual effects, sound mixing, sound editing, cinematography, film editing and original score.
Other winners in top categories included "Blue Jasmine's" Cate Blanchett for lead actress, and "Dallas Buyers Club's" Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto for lead and supporting actor, respectively.
Meanwhile, DeGeneres hosted a show that was notable for being both long -- more than three hours -- and having some moments that caught fire in social media.
There was the Ellen selfie heard 'round the world. On the red carpet, Jennifer Lawrence managed to stumble ... again. And John Travolta mangled Idina Menzel's name, calling her "Adele Dazeem" (or something like that) as he introduced her performance of the song "Let It Go" from "Frozen." (Nevertheless, "Let It Go" won for original song, as did "Frozen" for animated feature.)
So what did you think of the Oscars this year? Let us know.
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