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Nyong'o, Leto Win Oscar Supporting Acting Categories

The audience at the 86th annual Academy Awards gave actress Lupita Nyong'o a thunderous standing ovation when she won the supporting actress category for her role in 12 Years A Slave.

Nyong'o, dressed in a low-cut light blue gown, thanked the Academy for the "incredible recognition" for her portrayal of Patsy, a 19th century slave in the American South. The role was Nyong'o first job out of the Yale School of Drama.

Jared Leto won the supporting actor category for his turn as an HIV-positive transgender woman in the AIDS drama, Dallas Buyers Club. Leto thanked his mother in his acceptance speech for teaching him to dream big.

Best documentary went to the crowd pleasing backup singer ode 20 Feet From Stardom. One of its stars, Darlene Love, accepted the award singing "I sing because I'm happy, I sing because I'm free" from the gospel song His Eye Is On the Sparrow.

Disney's musical blockbuster Frozen won the best animated feature Oscar, the first time the studio has won the category since it was created for the 2002 Academy Awards.

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