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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.

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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

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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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The phoney war is over

Russian troops and armour pour into Ukraine
Potatoes could be off the menu as crop pests threaten UK

Potatoes could be off the menu as crop pests threaten UK

The world’s entire food system is under attack - and Britain is most at risk, according to a new study
Gangnam smile: why the Chinese are flocking to South Korea to buy a new face

Gangnam smile: why the Chinese are flocking to South Korea to buy a new face

Seoul's plastic surgery industry is booming thanks to the popularity of the K-Pop look
Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years

Salomé: A head for seduction

Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years. Now audiences can meet the Biblical femme fatale in two new stage and screen projects
From Bram Stoker to Stanley Kubrick, the British Library's latest exhibition celebrates all things Gothic

British Library celebrates all things Gothic

Forthcoming exhibition Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination will be the UK's largest ever celebration of Gothic literature
The Hard Rock Café's owners are embroiled in a bitter legal dispute - but is the restaurant chain worth fighting for?

Is the Hard Rock Café worth fighting for?

The restaurant chain's owners are currently embroiled in a bitter legal dispute
Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival

In search of Caribbean soul food

Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival
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11 best face powders

Sweep away shiny skin with our pick of the best pressed and loose powder bases
England vs Norway: Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Lack of Englishmen at leading Premier League clubs leaves manager hamstrung
Angel Di Maria and Cristiano Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

Di Maria and Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

They both inherited the iconic shirt at Old Trafford, but the £59.7m new boy is joining a club in a very different state
Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of death and devastation

Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
America’s new apartheid: Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone

America’s new apartheid

Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone
Amazon is buying Twitch for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?

What is the appeal of Twitch?

Amazon is buying the video-game-themed online streaming site for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?
Tip-tapping typewriters, ripe pongs and slides in the office: Bosses are inventing surprising ways of making us work harder

How bosses are making us work harder

As it is revealed that one newspaper office pumps out the sound of typewriters to increase productivity, Gillian Orr explores the other devices designed to motivate staff