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Protests growing against Dorchester Collection over 'stone the gays' and anti-women laws

Twitter picture from Lynette Rice of the Dolby Theatre where the Oscars were being hosted last night

Overflowing toilet floods Oscars venue minutes before ceremony begins

Oscars 2013 hopefuls arriving at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles last night had to navigate inch-deep water after a pipe burst in the lavatories.

Directors Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, winners of the Best Animated Feature award for 'Brave,' attend the Oscars Governors Ball at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood

Alex Salmond hails success of Oscar-winning Scottish animation Brave

Alex Salmond has hailed the success of Brave after the animated film set in Scotland scooped an Oscar.

Filmmakers Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine, winners of the Best Documentary Short Subject award for 'Inocente,' backstage during the Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood

Inocente makes history as first crowd-funded Oscar-winner

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts also made internet history yesterday, by awarding the first ever Oscar to a film part-financed via the crowd-funding website, Kickstarter.

Actress Jennifer Lawrence reacts after winning the Best Actress award for 'Silver Linings Playbook' during the Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California.

6 Great Gifs from the 2013 Oscars Ceremony

Jennifer Lawrence falling over was not the only moment worth remembering (in gif form) from the 2013 Academy Awards...

Richard Parker, CGI tiger from Life of Pi, should win Best Performance by an Animal at the Oscars. If the award existed

And the Oscar goes to...the Life of Pi visual effects company filing for bankruptcy protection

The Oscars brought to an end a bittersweet awards season for the team behind the remarkable CGI creatures in Ang Lee’s Life of Pi. The film won four gongs last night, including one for Best Visual Effects, but the prize came too late for the firm responsible, Rhythm & Hues, which filed for bankruptcy protection on 13 February.

Jessica Chastain: She is all Veronica Lake with curled hair and a slimline strapless dress by Armani Prive. It’s the label of choice on the west coast of America. The first designer to have set up a celebrity post in California to tap the lucrative red carpet opportunities in the Eighties, Armani still gets a good showing every award season. Chastain does his slick and minimalist metallic style justice

Oscars fashion: The red carpet verdict

It is the biggest event in the red carpet calendar. Our style editor Harriet Walker gives her verdict on the fashion winners and losers at the Oscars.

'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1' still

Final film of the Twilight series sweeps the board at the Razzies

The film 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2', was selected as the worst movie of last year at the spoof awards ceremony

As a recovering awards show addict, I must warn you: don't watch the Oscars 2013

The Academy Awards, the Grammys, the Brits, the Baftas (film), the Baftas (TV), the Emmys, the MTV VMAs, the MTV EMAs, the Booker, the Turner...I've seen them all

Michael Moore steps in to help Oscar-nominated Palestinian filmmaker threatened with deportation in LA

A Palestinian filmmaker on his way to the Oscars was held at Los Angeles International Airport and threatened with deportation before being allowed into the United States.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jennifer Hudson and Shirley Bassey confirmed to sing at the Oscars

Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jennifer Hudson, Shirley Bassey and the cast of Les Miserables will sing on stage at the Oscars this Sunday.

Oscars favourites Ben Affleck and Jessica Chastain guaranteed to get their hands on at least one gong- by presenting at the Awards

Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain and Ben Affleck have been chosen to present at this year’s Oscars.

Pragmatic and prodigious: Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role of Lincoln

'Lincoln', 'Les Mis' and 'Argo' lead race for Baftas

Presidential biopic "Lincoln," epic musical "Les Miserables" and boy-meets-tiger voyage "Life of Pi" lead the race for Britain's Academy Awards — but will Ben Affleck's pacey caper "Argo" beat them to the trophies?

Stefan Kudelski, inventor of the first portable professional sound recorder, single-handed transformed the world of sound recording for radio, television and, most importantly, the film industry

Stefan Kudelski: Inventor of the revolutionary Nagra tape recorder

Truffaut, Godard and Chabrol all credited him with making possible their working style

A scene from Zero Dark Thirty, directed by Kathryn Bigelow

Forget the A-listers – Leicester factory workers have already won their Oscar

Midlands company has had several famous visitors, including Stanley Kubrick, during more than a century of lens making

A post of the parody

Move over Psy, singing South Korean airmen score hit with 'Les Militarables' in the snow

South Korean military conscripts may have dreamed a dream of defending the homeland, but their life is one of snow shovelling and thwarted love - at least in a parody of Les Miserables starring real airmen that has become an Internet hit.

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Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

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The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

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Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
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Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

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