Well, the Oscars managed to entertain the interwebs this week. Host Ellen DeGeneres set a new record for most retweeted photo ever with her cel(...)

A woman looks through a damaged entrance door as pro-Russian demonstrators hold a rally outside the regional government building in Donetsk, Ukraine today. Photograph: Reuters

Russia’s biggest television station last night cancelled its live broadcast of the Oscars ceremony due to the current international crisis in (...)

The A-lister Oscar’s selfie that broke all records to become the most retweeted tweet of all time. Photograph: Twitter/ @TheEllenShow

Twitter could not cope with Ellen DeGeneres’s A-lister packed selfie that broke retweeting records and disrupted the social media. The ph(...)

Director and producer Steve McQueen (R) celebrates after accepting the Oscar for best picture for his film ‘12 Years a Slave’, with actress Lupita Nyong’o (L), at the 86th Academy Awards . Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters 2:46

It was a strange sort of evening at the Academy Awards. We went into the show knowing that, for the first time in aeons, best picture was stil(...)

BEST PICTURE Will win 12 Years a Slave. After three months somewhere near the head of the pack, Steve McQueen’s slavery saga still looks l(...)

Homophobia in focus: Dallas Buyers Club review 2:48

Given recent, unhappy developments in domestic discourse, there could hardly be a better time for a film about a homophobic jerk – partly fictionalise(...)

Some of us owe Matthew McConaughey an apology. For a substantial part of his career, the indecently handsome Texan had to endure being the punchline t(...)

Breaking Bad actors Bryan Cranston (R), Anna Gunn (C) and Aaron Paul (L) hold awards at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA

American Hustle, the 1970s caper comedy from the director David O. Russell, took the top prize, for best ensemble, at the Screen Actors Guild Awards i(...)

12 Years a Slave star Chiwetel Ejiofor (left) and director Steve McQueen. The film is   expected to lead the UK charge for Oscar glory when the Academy Award nominations are announced. Photographs: PA Wire

The goats have been slaughtered. Their entrails have been spread about the place. And we can now make a fairly good stab at assessing who or what is g(...)

U2’s Larry Mullen, Adam Clayton, Bono and The Edge, winners of Best Original Song for Ordinary Love from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in California. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

The Golden Globes’ reputation as bellwether for the Oscars has long ago been debunked, but last night’s ceremony - as ever, spreading the love - went (...)