Oscars: From J-Law to French animators, decoding five strange moments

March 4, 2014 3:22 AM

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Oscars: From J-Law to French animators, decoding five strange moments

The Oscars on Sunday night were a popular affair with some moving moments -- including speeches from Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong’o -- and some warm humor courtesy of host Ellen DeGeneres. It also had its share of mysteries. Was John Travolta rehearsing backstage or otherwise engaged before he invented the new Broadway singer Adele Dazeem? What was Jennifer Lawrence laughing about when she took the podium to present best actor? And who was that exuberant Frenchman who staged one the night’s few upsets? We break them down.

Twelve months a feud. Observant viewers might have sensed a chill in the air when "12 Years a Slave" scribe John Ridley seemed to hug the wrong director on the walk from his seat to the podium to claim the Oscar for best adapted screenplay. (Ridley strode right past "12 Years" director Steve McQueen...

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