Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárittu (center) and the cast and crew of Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) accept the award for the best picture at the Academy Awards Sunday night in Los Angeles. John Shearer/AP hide caption

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Michael Keaton is up for an Academy Award for his performance in Birdman. The movie's original score, despite receiving critical acclaim, was declared ineligible for Oscar consideration. Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures/Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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In "Road to Hell," Wild Tales' third story, Walter Donado plays a man who gets in a fight with a driver on an empty highway. The film opened last year in Argentina and is the country's highest-grossing movie ever. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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The raft sequences in Unbroken were filmed on a giant tank of water in Australia, near a highway and an amusement park. All of the dialogue had to be re-recorded on a sound stage. Vince Valitutti/NBCUniversal hide caption

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Sloss, pictured here at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, has been a key figure associated with independent films including The Fog of War, Little Miss Sunshine and Banksy's Exit Through The Gift Shop. Jemal Countess/Getty Images hide caption

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Chuck Workman at his editing station in Beverly Hills in 2010, the last year he created montages for the Oscars. Workman says montages today have a less highly edited style. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Nearly every male character in The Grand Budapest Hotel has some kind of beard or mustache. Some were real, but hair and makeup designer Frances Hannon says "about 60 or 70 percent" were artificial. Martin Scali/Courtesy of Fox Searchlight hide caption

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Ethan Hawke, backstage at The Bell House in Brooklyn, N.Y. Later, he would serenade Ask Me Another's winning contestant. Josh Rogosin/NPR hide caption

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Oscar fans in New York take a closer look at the statuettes on display during the "Meet the Oscars, Grand Central" exhibition at Grand Central Station on Feb. 22. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Throwing An Oscar Bash? Here Are Some Ideas

If you're rolling out your own red carpet tonight, we have tips on how to keep your guests full of Oscar-themed food, drinks and challenging trivia.

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