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Oscar 2014: Our Favourite Moments
Our favourite bits of the 86th Academy Awards' ceremony

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There were speeches of varying length and entertainment value. Glitches. Tears. Triumphs. All wrapped up in an Oscar ceremony that ran long and faced criticism for being less than thrilling in places. Here are some of our favourite moments...

WORDS JAMES WHITE
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Oscar 2014: Our Favourite Moments | The Opening Monologue
THE OPENING MONOLOGUE

Host Ellen DeGeneres’ opening spiel drew from the usual Ellen style – gently joshing with just a hint of edge as she pokes fun at some of the nominees. There were some easy targets – June Squibb is old! Amy Adams has several nominations! Jennifer Lawrence is clumsy! And some dicier parts, including an unusually dark gag about Liza Minnelli looking like a Liza Minnelli impersonator. But while not every joke landed, it was still funny and, unlike some other sections of the show, relatively swift.

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