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Monday Movie Memo: 6 Films That Had A Really Disappointing Oscar Night

The magic number for far too many movies last night at the Academy Awards?


That’s how many Oscars, combined, were won by American Hustle, The Wolf of Wall Street, Captain Phillips, Philomena and Nebraska. Four of the nine Best Picture nominees dominated the major Oscar categories. Gravity cleaned up in the technical categories, as expected. Her nabbed a well-deserved Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Of course, 12 Years a Slave took home the Oscar for Best Picture.

What happened outside of the exclusive club? Wasn’t this supposed to be the year that Oscar spread the love to numerous films? Shouldn’t we have seen some upsets in a few major categories? Did something go wrong? Or was this how it was meant to be all along?

I can’t help but think that several films felt like Bruce Dern’s character in Nebraska. You don’t get an Oscar. How about a hat?

We are up to our eyeballs in Oscar coverage this morning. Read along as we break down:

- The full list of winners.

- The red carpet recap.

- The "Oscar Selfie" that broke Twitter.

- And Ellen’s pizza gag. Did it last too long, or does she get Humanitarian points for feeding some starving actors?

Sean O'Connell
Sean O'Connell

Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. He's frequently found on Twitter at @Sean_OConnell. ReelBlend cohost. A movie junkie who's Infatuated with comic-book films. Helped get the Snyder Cut released, then wrote a book about it.