Edward Snowden responds to 'CITIZENFOUR' Oscar win
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Edward Snowden responds to 'CITIZENFOUR' Oscar win

Sentiments mirror an overall theme of socio-politically charged comments this year

One of the season's undeniable steamrollers, if there were any, was Laura Poitros' documentary "CITIZENFOUR," capturing the plight of NSA leaker Edward Snowden and the media firestorm that surrounded his actions in 2013. Snowden has responded to the win via his representatives at the American Civil Liberties Union.

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'Birdman' Oscar win again proves Telluride an Oscar season good luck charm
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'Birdman' Oscar win again proves Telluride an Oscar season good luck charm

Film follows in the footsteps of others like '12 Years a Slave' and 'Argo'

If there was any lingering doubt about the Telluride Film Festival's place in the annual film awards season, this year's Oscars outcome ought to finally settle them. With its victory Sunday night, "Birdman" became the sixth Best Picture winner in seven years to screen at the Labor Day Colorado event.

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Patricia Arquette dissed the 'Mani Cam' again backstage
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Patricia Arquette dissed the 'Mani Cam' again backstage

'We don't have equal rights for women in America'

HOLLYWOOD — It's safe to say Patricia Arquette is passionate -- and not just about her Oscar win. In fact, there wasn't much talk about her Oscar at all when she came backstage.

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Julianne Moore is finally an Oscar winner
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Julianne Moore is finally an Oscar winner

Five-time nominee won Sunday for 'Still Alice'

After five Academy Award nominations and a career's worth of bold, varied performances, Julianne Moore is finally an Oscar winner.

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Here is the transcript to Patricia Arquette's Oscars acceptance speech
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Here is the transcript to Patricia Arquette's Oscars acceptance speech

Best Supporting Actress winner used her podium to talk gender equality

"It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all," Patricia Arquette said during her acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress during the Oscars.

The 46-year-old actress took the Academy Award for her performance as Olivia in Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," making it her first Oscar win.

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Common and John Legend rise above with a pair of moving Oscar acceptance speeches
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Common and John Legend rise above with a pair of moving Oscar acceptance speeches

Perhaps one of the evening's most notable moments

At the end of an Oscar season marked by the controversy of lacking diversity among the Academy's choices, one highlighted by the absence of Ava DuVernay's "Selma" in a number of categories despite finding room in the Best Picture field, singer/songwriters Common and John Legend have remained above the fray throughout. They put a nice, profound bow on things tonight from the Dolby Theater stage.

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'Birdman' cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki joins exclusive club with Oscar win

'Birdman' cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki joins exclusive club with Oscar win

It's back to back wins for Chivo!

By winning the Best Cinematography Oscar for a second year in a row, "Birdman" director of photography Emmanuel Lubezki has joined a truly elite club whose ranks haven't been breached in nearly two decades.

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J.K. Simmons and Patricia Arquette close out a Sundance-to-Oscars year
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J.K. Simmons and Patricia Arquette close out a Sundance-to-Oscars year

Simmons keeps it personal while Arquette brings them to their feet

Capping off over a year of praise and superlatives that began with Sundance premieres in January of 2014 and kicked off the season with kudos from the New York Film Critics Circle in December, "Boyhood's" Patricia Arquette and "Whiplash's" J.K. Simmons walked away with supporting actress and supporting actor honors at the 87th annual Academy Awards Sunday night.

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No, J.K. Simmons is not going to join Twitter
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No, J.K. Simmons is not going to join Twitter

Best Supporting Actor winner talks to the press backstage

HOLLYWOOD — J.K. Simmons on Twitter? Don't count on it.

"Noooo," said the "Whiplash" star backstage after winning the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, in response to a reporter who intimated they had a "deal" he would join the social network the last time they spoke. "We had a deal? Don't put that out there! No Twitter deal!"

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Every star from the 2015 Oscars Red Carpet you thought you caught but didn't

Every star from the 2015 Oscars Red Carpet you thought you caught but didn't

It's your ultimate red carpet gallery

We're not so sure about what we think of the Oscar show itself, but how about that red carpet? 

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