Did you watch it?  Millions of people did (approximately 43 million, to be exact).  The annual Academy Awards are Hollywood's biggest and most glamorous night.  Countless film stars and other members of cinematic royalty packed the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles this past Sunday to pay tribute to the past year's best in movies with hopes of scoring their own Oscar.

This year seemed like a wide-open field in a variety of categories from best film to best actors and actresses and it was quite interesting to see unsuspecting, underdog nominees beat odds-on favorites that were tabbed to win months ago (think Best Picture winner, 12 Years a Slave and Best Supporting Actress winner, Lupita Nyong'o).

Of course the social media world was abuzz following the big night, even more so than before and during the show itself.  Critiquing the winners, losers, the fashions, and even the camera work was all the rage and social media outlets (Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook especially) were popular forums that kept debate and opinion open and lively.  Participation and active invovlement has become more and more important and recent trends show that most people are more comfortable expressing their views openly and publicly.  At the same time, it's definitely bridging the gap between stars and their fans.   

That being said, what did you think about the results? The show in general? Was Ellen DeGeneres a good host?

Here is a short list of some of the most talked about and nominated films of 2013.  How many of these did you see?

12 Years a Slave

American Hustle

Blue Jasmine

Captain Phillips

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