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Citizenfour Awarded Oscar For Best Documentary In 2014

CITIZENFOUR, Laura Poitras’ riveting documentary about Edward Snowden’s efforts to shed light on gross surveillance abuses by the United States government and its partners, just won the 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.


Oscar-Winning Movies Perfectly Recreated With Just Stock Footage

Video: Dissolve is back at it again with one of my favourite recurring series: recreating famous movie scenes with just stock footage. This time they focus on Academy Award winning movies and make you guess the film using hints such as ‘theme park fail’ and ‘midlife strife with rose petals’. It’s pretty uncanny how close they can get.


Get Into The Oscar's Mood With This Neat Best Picture Nominees Mashup

If you didn’t have time to go see this year’s Academy Award nominees for best picture you should watch this neat mashup by University of Nevada student Dustin Martin. It condenses the eight movies in one video and shows just enough to put you in the right mood for The Oscars without spoiling any of the fun.


This Is How We Watch Movies Now: 95% Of Oscars Films Already Online

36 films have been nominated for this year’s Academy Awards. And, as of writing, just two of those haven’t been leaked in DVD quality online, most whilst they’re still in theatres. Whether you think piracy is a libertarian dream or criminal theft, it’s clear that this is how things work now.


The Lego Movie Oscars Snub Is Garbage

This morning, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences — an institution that in March of 1995 declared Forrest Gump to be a superior film to Pulp Fiction, Shawshank Redemption and Quiz Show (Quiz Show!) — has decided that The Lego Movie, which was animated for the most part by Australian studio Animal Logic, is not one of the five best animated movies of last year. This is not a snub. This is a brickin’ joke.


The Factories That Churn Out America's Most Iconic Trophies

There’s a little trophy shop called Aardvark Laser Engraving down the street from our office in Oakland. It’s small but bustling, and its windows are stuffed to the brim with awards made of all kinds of materials and in any shape you can imagine: chalices, orbs, golfers, gavels, apples and plaques. Plenty of plaques. They are engraved to award the Club DJ of the Year, the newest member of a local Freemason branch, one mysterious trophy just says “Rifle Expert”, and there are plenty of heartfelt engravings to spouses, family members and retiring co-workers.


Supercut Of Iconic Movies' Final Scenes Is The Ultimate Spoiler

If you’re a true film buff, you can watch this montage without fear, because of course you’ve seen every Oscar winner for Best Picture. But even if you haven’t seen them all, it’s still worth watching as a beautiful ode to cinema.


Ellen's Oscars Selfie Has Scored The Most Retweets Ever

Ellen managed to break the record for most retweets ever by some margin at last night’s Oscars. Her selfie, shown above, has chalked up well over two million retweets and counting.


Ellen DeGeneres Is Using An iPhone Backstage Instead Of That Samsung

The Oscars 2014 feel like (are?) a commercial for Samsung, with Ellen DeGeneres flashing a Galaxy Note and taking selfies left right and center. It’s ridiculous. Backstage? She’s using her iPhone, of course. PR people will never learn.


A Cheat Sheet To The Oscar Best Picture Nominees, Emoji Style

For the casual Oscar fan, the chances of you having seen each one of tonight’s Best Picture nominees are pretty slim. But don’t worry; Mashable has you covered — that is, assuming you’re fluent in Emoji.


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