This year a slave: 3 out of every 1,000 humans are still trafficked. Let’s fix that

Modern-day slavery is a vicious cycle, with poor enforcement in the US and EU. If it takes the Oscars to wake us up, so be it. Read more

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Oscars 2014: Who said it?

Quiz: Ten quotes from Oscar winners’ acceptance speeches. Can you spot which winner said each line?

Pictured: Cate Blanchett, giving her acceptance speech for the best actress Oscar. Photograph: HO/Newspix

Nasa release images to coincide with Gravity Oscar win

After the film Gravity picked up a handful of Oscars, including for best cinematography and best visual effects, Nasa releases images of the real thing. See more

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And the nominees for best Leonardo DiCaprio are … 

Cartoon by Stephen Collins 

Emma Watson was a big hit with our fashion desk. You see all the best dresses from the red carpet in our fashion gallery. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

Red carpet revolution! Savvy female celebs are fighting back

Awards season is upon us, but Emma Thompson and Jennifer Lawrence are done with inane questions and lecherous cameras, says Hadley Freeman

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Mark Kermode’s Oscars diet: an Academy Award-winning film a day

Here’s the easy way to become fitter, leaner and more (film) buff, in time for what will undoubtedly be a marathon Academy Awards night on 2 March. A 30-day ‘diet’ of Oscar-winning classics. Shape up

How to fake an opinion about the 2014 Oscar nominations

Based on an unscientific analysis of award-show chatter, here’s all you need to know about the 2014 Oscar nominees

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Day-Lewis may appear neurotically dour when a microphone is shoved in his face on the red carpet, but stick him out front, with silverware in his hands, and he starts playing the room like a pro. At Bafta he had a routine about staying in character "as myself for the last 55 years", but he topped it with a properly chucklesome gag in front of the Oscar audience that “before we agreed to a straight swap, I’d already signed up to play Margaret Thatcher. And Meryl had agreed to play Lincoln.”

From Guardian Film’s choice of the best - and worst - moments from Oscars 2013
Photograph: Richard Harbaugh/EPA

Day-Lewis may appear neurotically dour when a microphone is shoved in his face on the red carpet, but stick him out front, with silverware in his hands, and he starts playing the room like a pro. At Bafta he had a routine about staying in character "as myself for the last 55 years", but he topped it with a properly chucklesome gag in front of the Oscar audience that “before we agreed to a straight swap, I’d already signed up to play Margaret Thatcher. And Meryl had agreed to play Lincoln.”

From Guardian Film’s choice of the best - and worst - moments from Oscars 2013

Photograph: Richard Harbaugh/EPA