Nothing in the Hollywood calendar rivals the grandeur and glitz of the Oscars. Now in its 86th year, the Academy Award ceremony brings together the biggest actors, directors, and members of production staff in the movie industry, before showering some of them with golden statuettes and hugely expensive gift bags. This year's show put the powerful 12 Years a Slave up against the tight and tense Gravity in the best picture category, gave the best actress award to Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine, and saw Leonardo DiCaprio denied his first Oscar after his fourth nomination.