After being introduced by Brad Pitt, the men of U2 took the stage at the 86th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday, performing the band's Oscar-nominated song, "Ordinary Love." The rockers, led by lead singer Bono, put on an extraordinary performance at Los Angeles' Dolby Theatre, where the awards show was held.
U2's recording for "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" was up against Pharrell Williams' "Happy" for "Despicable Me 2," Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez's "Let It Go" from "Frozen," and Karen Orzolek and Spike Jonze's "The Moon Song" from "Her" for the honor of Best Original Song. A fifth song, "Alone, Yet Not Alone" from the film of the same name, was originally nominated in the category as well, but the track was disqualified because of its campaigning for the honor.
Adele's recording of "Skyfall" from the James Bond film "Skyfall" took home the award for Best Original Song at last year's Oscars, beating out songs from "Chasing Ice," "Ted," and "Les Miserables." Other past winners in the category include Three 6 Mafia's "It's Hard out Here for a Pimp" from "Hustle & Flow," Eminem's "Lose Yourself" from "8 Mile," and "My Heart Will Go On" from "Titanic."
Keep up with all of the action from the awards show, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, in the live blog below.
03/03/2014 12:39 AM EST
That's A Wrap
An historic night for Steve McQueen and "12 Years a Slave," wins for Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong'o, seven Oscars for "Gravity" and no love for "American Hustle." These were your 2014 Oscars. Hope you enjoyed it!
03/03/2014 12:01 AM EST
"12 Years A Slave" Is Your Best Picture
As expected, "12 Years a Slave" won Best Picture. Producers Brad Pitt and Steve McQueen accepted the award.
03/02/2014 11:56 PM EST
All Right, He Said It
"To that I say alright, alright, alright." http://t.co/3MHHnAXXUv— ThePlaylist (@ThePlaylist) 6 years ago
03/02/2014 11:52 PM EST
NO ALL RIGHT ALL RIGHT ALL RIGHT WUT BIGGEST UPSET OF THE NIGHT.— Christopher Rosen (@chrisjrosen) 5 years ago
03/02/2014 11:51 PM EST
Matthew McConaughey Wins Best Actor
#truedetectiveseason2 is McCounaughey and his Oscar. He won for his role in "Dallas Buyers Club."
03/02/2014 11:47 PM EST
Cate Blanchett Thanked Woody Allen After Winning Her Oscar
She also gave an impassioned plea to Hollywood to acknowledge that people want to see movies with female leads. One of the night's most memorable speeches.
03/02/2014 11:42 PM EST
Time For Best Actress!
Will Cate Blanchett thank Woody Allen? Let's find out!
03/02/2014 11:39 PM EST
Not The Best They've Ever Done
"American Hustle" has lost seven times, thus far, on Oscar night, including in the Original Screenplay category where Spike Jonze's "Her" took top honors.
03/02/2014 11:38 PM EST
"Gravity" Has Seven Oscars Right Now
Just because it's great and you need to know that.
03/02/2014 11:35 PM EST
Alfonso Cuaron Wins Best Director For "Gravity"
Cuaron wins his second Oscar of the night for "Gravity."