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Aaron Paul, winner for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Anna Gunn, winner for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and Bryan Cranston, winner for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, pose with their awards for Breaking Bad during the  66th Primetime Emmy Awards in California yesterday. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters 2:04

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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

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Gold and glory: Oscars waiting to be awarded at last year’s ceremony. Photograph: Christopher Polk/Getty

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