What went viral at the Oscars.

Jennifer Lawrence and Matthew Mcconaughey backstage at the Oscars after Matthew won the Oscar for Best Actor in a leading role.

Jennifer Lawrence

The golden girl of the oscars never fails to disappoint, Jennifer Lawrence manages to recreate last year’s hilarious fall, although this time she didn’t even make it into the theatre. Instead, she tripped on a traffic cone.

Click on the image to watch the fall.

Jennifer Lawrence Falls on the Red carpet

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After losing out to Lupita Nyong’o for Best Supporting Actress, Jennifer goes on to wrestle for her second Oscar statuette.

Pictures is the actress Jennifer Lawrence attempting to steal the Oscar for Best Actress from the winner, Lupita N'yongo

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Ellen returns to the Oscars and resurrects the selfie.

Last time Ellen hosted the shindig in 2007, she took a snap with Clint Eastwood as a way to remember the event.

An image of Ellen Degeneres and Clint Eastwood at the Oscars in 2007.

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This year she decided to grab a selfie with Liza Minelli.

A selfie taken by Ellen Degeneres of her and Liza Minelli at the Oscars 2014.

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But that was nothing compared to the ‘Best selfie ever!’

A selfie taken by Bradley Cooper at the Oscars 2014 including, Meryl Streep, Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts, Ellen Degeneres, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Lupita Nyong'o.

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From left to right the celebrities in the uber-selife are, Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts (looking like she has had one to many gin and tonics) Ellen Degeneres, Kevin Spacey (looking oddly like Pee-wee Herman), Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong’o, Peter Nyong’o (making the most of his sister’s new found fame and A-list friend) and Angelina Jolie.

Following the Tweet of this selfie, it soon became the most retweeted tweet in history, easily beating the previous record held by Barack Obama’s ‘Four more years’ tweet.


Probably the best red carpet moment of the night, Benedict Cumberbatch photo-bombs U2.

U2 posing for a photo on the red carpet at the Oscars 2014, with Benedict Cumberbatch jumping up behind them.

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Benedict then goes on the photobomb 38 other things



Ellen delivers pizza to the audience who have more than likely been starving themselves for the past months to fit into their Oscar dress.

Brad and Angelina eating pizza at the Oscars 2014.

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A series of six pictures taken by Ellen at the Oscars of celebrities eating pizza during the ceremony.

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John Travolta messes up his one line.

Introducing Idina Menzel to perform the Oscar nominated song ‘Let It Go’ from Frozen, Travolta somehow manages to introduce her as ‘Adele Dazeem’, and we have the vine to prove it.

If you’re interested in how John Travolta would introduce yourself at the Oscars, some internet geek has created a way to Travoltify your name.

What was your favourite part of the Oscars? Tweet us @Inside_Film using the hashtag #InsideFilmOscars, we’d love to know what you think.

This week in history 24th February – 2nd March

This 1920's black and white image shows a middle aged man in tails looks apprehensively at a smiling young woman.

The Academy Awards on February 26, 1942 were a different affair. Following the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbour the previous December, the Academy wanted to show support for the war effort. The guests at the Biltmore Hotel that evening all paid to attend and proceeds went to the Red Cross.

Guests were also asked not to wear formal dress and the statuette that year (and all following until the end of the war) was made of plaster as the government needed all the metal for the war effort. The 14th Academy Award winner for Best picture that year was John Fords How Green Was My Valley, and the first award for a documentary was given to Churchill’s Island. 

In March 1926 Hitchcock’s The Pleasure Garden was shown to British Press. At the time, Alfred Hitchcock was a promising art director and writer. Critics were shocked by the film; journalist Cedric Belfrage who wrote for Picturegoer wrote that “Hitchcock has such a complete grasp of all the different branches of film technique that the is able to take far more control of his production than the average director of four times his experience”.

During shooting of The Pleasure Garden, cinematographer Gaetano di Ventimi hid the camera underneath Hitchcock’s bunk as they wanted to avoid Italian duties. When it was found the unexposed film was confiscated and the crew had to buy new film to shoot on location, increasing the films budget. The confiscated film was returned later. Hitchcock became engaged to Alma Reville while filming.

What you didn’t know about the Oscar statuette.

The Oscar Statuette, a gold man holding a sword set on top of a black base.

The Oscar Statuette

Arguably, the most recognised award in the world, the Oscar statuette has stood on the mantels of the greatest filmmakers since 1929.

The Oscar Statuette, a gold man holding a sword set on top of a black base.

Oscar Statuette. Credit ©A.M.P.A.S.®

Official Name – Academy Award® of Merit

Height – 13½ inches

Weight – 8½ pounds

Number Presented – 2,809

Designer – Cedric Gibbons, Chief Art Director at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Manufacturing Time – 3-4 Weeks for 50 Statuettes


  • Once presented with an Oscar, the recipient is encumbered by the requirement that they themselves or their heirs cannot sell the statue without first offering the Academy the option to buy it for US$1. If the recipient refuses this, the Academy keeps the statue.

So don’t expect to see Jennifer Lawrence’s statuette on ebay anytime soon.

  • Director, screenwriter and actor, Emilio Fernandez posed nude to inspire the Oscar design.
  • The Academy theorises that the Oscar nickname derived from academy librarian, Margaret Herrick, who in the 1930s said that award looked like her uncle named Oscar.
  • Depending on the number of nominees and the maximum amount of Oscars that could be won, there are up to 50 statuettes created for each awards ceremony. Those that are left over at the end of the night are stored away in the Academy vault until next year’s ceremony,
  • The Oscar statuette stands on a film reel with five spokes, representing the original branches of The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences; Actors, directors, producers, technicians and writers.

Check out 12 Golden facts about Oscar Statuettes to tell your friends on Mashable.com

The Science and Technical Awards 2013

The 2012 Sci-Tech Awards Ceremony
The 2012 Sci-Tech Awards Ceremony

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Almost since the very beginning, the Academy has honoured the achievements of pioneers in the fields of science and technology. The roles that these two areas play in moviemaking have been crucial to the advancement of the motion-picture industry.

They were first presented at the 4th Academy Awards ceremony back in 1931. These awards are given to original developments that lead to the most significant improvements in film.

There are three levels of achievement in the Sci-Tech Awards: the Technical Achievement Award, which is a certificate, the Scientific and Engineering Award, a bronze tablet, and the Academy Award of Merit, the famous Oscar statue.

The most recent winners of the Scientific and Technical Oscars have included IMAX, for its large-format, wide-angle films and unique filming methods, and Horst Burbulla, for his invention of the Technocrane telescoping camera crane.

The presentation of these awards are made during a formal dinner that is always held before the famous Oscar ceremony. This has been tradition since the 1977 Awards and different locations have featured, from the Beverly Hilton to the Regent Beverly Wilshire. Hosts of the past have included Charlize Theron, Jennifer Garner and Richard Dreyfuss.

The Scientific and Technical Awards ceremony now generally takes place two weeks prior to the main Academy Awards ceremony.

This years awards will be held tomorrow, on February 15th in the Beverly Hills Hotel in California. Check back here on Inside Film soon for a rundown of the winners.