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Single Review: ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams

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For now, there is no escaping this summery cheerful hit as we have been hearing it being played, not only on radio, but also in numerous noontime shows, game shows, and anything else we can imagine on local television.

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Oscars backstage: Cool Jared, grateful Lupita

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JENNIFER Lawrence (left) pretends to snatch Lupita Nyong’o’s Best Supporting Actress trophy backstage during the Oscars held at the Dolby Theater.   Getty Images/AFP

“Does anybody want to try it out for size? You can. Here, pass it around.” With those words, Jared Leto handed over his Oscar Best Supporting Actor trophy to media folk gathered backstage during the recent 86th Academy Awards.

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Oscars yield bracing number of real winners

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Last year was a relatively good season for the global film industry, so film buffs are happy that the recent US Academy Awards came up with a bracing number of real winners.

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NY Times prints Northup correction 161 years later

This film publicity image released by Fox Searchlight shows Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup in a scene from "12 Years A Slave." The New York Times has printed a correction for misspelling 161 years ago the name of a free black man who was sold into slavery and whose memoirs were turned into the Oscar-winning movie "12 Years a Slave." AP

The New York Times has printed a correction for misspelling 161 years ago the name of a black man who was sold into slavery and whose memoirs were turned into the Oscar-winning movie “12 Years a Slave.”

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Travolta ‘beating self up’ over Oscar name mangle

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John Travolta said Tuesday he has been feeling terrible over his much-ridiculed Oscars mangling of singer Idina Menzel’s name — but concluded she would want him to “Let it Go.”

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Kenya celebrates first-ever Oscars win

Lupita Nyong'o accepts the award for best actress in a supporting role for "12 Years a Slave" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Los Angeles.  AP

Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o was hailed as a national hero on Monday for stunning Hollywood in her big-screen debut and scooping the best supporting actress Oscar for her role as an abused servant in “12 Years a Slave.”

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Fil-Am composer wins Oscars’ best song for Frozen’s ‘Let It Go’

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Kristen Anderson-Lopez, left, and Robert Lopez accept the award for an original song in a feature film for "Let It Go" from "Frozen" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. AP

Filipino-American composer Robert Lopez made history on Sunday evening at the 86th Academy Awards when he and his wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, won the best song award for “Let It Go,” the worldwide phenomenon from the huge animated feature hit, “Frozen.”

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Robert Lopez and his friends Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony

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Songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez (L) and Robert Lopez, winners of the Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song award for 'Let It Go' from 'Frozen', attend the Governor's Ball following the 86th Academy Awards on March 2nd, 2014 in Hollywood, California. AFP

Today, Filipinos will hear of the name Robert Lopez, the first Filipino-American to win an “Oscar” for his composition “Let It Go,” theme song to last year’s second-highest grossing film “Frozen.”

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Key quotes from Oscars night

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The following is a list of key quotes from the 86th Academy Awards held Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood:

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Philippine pride as Oscar win caps rare quad for songwriter

Kristen Anderson-Lopez, left, and Robert Lopez accept the award for an original song in a feature film for "Let It Go" from "Frozen" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. AP

Songwriter Robert Lopez gave the Philippines some Oscars joy on Sunday as he completed a rare quadruple triumph at the 86th Academy Awards.

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‘American Hustle’ in Oscars shutout

From left, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence in a scene from "American Hustle." AP FILE PHOTO

Crime caper “American Hustle” suffered one of the worst shutouts in Oscars history on Sunday after failing to win any awards despite its 10 nominations.

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Complete list of Oscar winners

Matthew McConaughey, from left, holds his award for best actor for his role in "Dallas Buyers Club", Cate Blanchett holds her award for best actress in "Blue Jasmine", Lupita Nyong'o holds her award for best supporting actress for "12 Years a Slave," and Jared Leto holds his award for best supporting actor in "Dallas Buyers Club" in the press room during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. AP

Here is the complete list of winners at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday:

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