The Oscar statuettes have by now found their way onto A-list mantlepieces, or been lost down the back of stretch limousines, so it's a good a time as any to ask: did the winners deserve their prize?
Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave
A snap poll of Twitter shows opinion to be more or less uniformly in favour of the win for Steve McQueen's slavery epic. Now let's see if this poll can hit our first 100 per cent 'yes' vote (no bias, or anything).
12 Years A Slave wins: proof that all is right with the world, at least for a momentKate Muir (@muirkate) March 3, 2014
12 Years a Slave is one of the best movies you will ever see. Go see it, now.Jonathan M. Katz (@KatzOnEarth) March 3, 2014
When I watched 12 Years A Slave it gave a feeling no other movie has ever gave me. Good workJay (@1Word_Respect) March 3, 2014
Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Here the early reaction is less certain. Some people loved it. Other people felt a bit let down.
Yay for 12 Years. And at least Gravity mainly just won technical awards. Cos that's all it is: one big empty boring special effect #oscarsSathnam Sanghera (@Sathnam) March 3, 2014
I'm not going to be able to sleep, I'm still too pissed about Gravity winning awards.Brent (@Brentweets) March 3, 2014
Pretty good night for Gravity. Okay night for Levity. Terrible night for Brevity. #Oscar2014Paul Matthew Myers (@pulmyears) March 3, 2014
Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
It wasn't Leonardo di Caprio, or Christian Ejiofor, but the man who used to be famous for having a really nice six-pack and good teeth. Now he's also famous for an ability to lose weight and act well. So swings and round-a-bouts.
Never would have thought a few years ago that Matthew McConaughey would win an oscar someday, but he more than killed it in Buyers Club.Matthew Lane (@feelmytweets) March 3, 2014
I wanted Leo to win but that Matthew McConaughey speech was unparalleled.Anthony Li (@anthonyli) March 3, 2014
Matthew McConaughey wins best actor at the #Oscars. Poor Leonardo DiCaprio. Will he ever win?Jerome Taylor (@JeromeTaylor) March 3, 2014
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Oscar number two for Blanchett, previously a winner of the 'supporting' gong for her portrayal of Katherine Hepburn in The Aviator.
Blanchett just called the Oscars "random and subjective" in her acceptance speech. I'm (even more) in love. #OscarsThe Mary Sue (@TheMarySue) March 3, 2014
Female films are not niche, audiences want to see them, and in fact they make money -- Cate Blanchett, accepting her Oscar for BlueJasmine.Carrie Rickey (@CarrieRickey) March 3, 2014
Very glad to see Mahogany and Cate Blanchett win for those performances. Both in fantastic, heart rending films. #Oscars2014Tom Chaplin (@tomchaplin) March 3, 2014