Last word about the fifties: the leading cause of death for women if childbearing age was complications from botched illegal abortions.  It was an age when everyone knew someone who’d died from it.  When abortion isn’t legal, affordable, and available, women die.

Philip Seymour Hoffman (July 23, 1967 – February 2, 2014) was an American actor and director. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for the 2005 biographical film Capote, and received three Academy Award nominations as Best Supporting Actor. He also received three Tony Award nominations for his work in the theater.

RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman

@sleepinthegardn: Guys. I gotta say. I am speechless. It is such an honor to be the first actor on a television series to ever receive a #academyaward without being in a film, but rather for just playing #spencerhastings in #pll for a long time and in a lot of intense situations. I would, first and foremost, like to thank all my Brazilian fans because…well… They gave me this Oscar. Thanks guys. Hopefully The next one will be a bit heavier. 🍾


The 86th Academy Awards on Instagram

For more photos and videos from the Academy Awards, explore the Dolby Theater location page and browse the #AcademyAwards and #Oscars hashtags.

The 86th Academy Awards (@theacademy) took place last night at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California. The rain didn’t get in the way as nominees, winners and folks from the film industry Instagrammed their path from the red carpet to the after-parties in celebration of the last year’s achievements in film. Highlights from the night included host Ellen DeGeneres (@theellenshow)’s nominee-packed selfie and photographer Mark Seliger (@markseliger)’s Instagram portraits at the Vanity Fair (@vanityfair) after-party.

To see the night through their eyes, explore the accounts of these attendees on Instagram:

  • Ellen DeGeneres, host – @theellenshow
  • Lupita Nyong'o, winner Best Actress in a Supporting Role (12 Years a Slave) – @lupitanyongo
  • Jared Leto, winner Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Dallas Buyers Club) – @jaredleto
  • Emmanuel Lubezki, winner Best Achievement in Cinematography (Gravity) – @chivexp
  • Patrick Tubach, nominee for Visual Effects (Star Trek Into Darkness) – @echothecrat
  • Michael B Jordan, presenter – @michaelbjordan
  • Ewan McGregor, presenter – @mcgregor_ewan
  • Jamie Foxx, presenter – @iamjamiefoxx
  • Wolfgang Puck, event chef – @chefwolfgangpuck
  • Mark Seliger, Vanity Fair portraitist – @markseliger

Jennifer Lawrence and Charlize Theron wearing Dior during the live ABC Telecast of The 88th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 28, 2016. #dior #love #ceremony #oscars #designer #beauty #stunning #beautiful #academyawards #celebrity #instagood #instadaily #fashion (at Dolby Theatre)

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Before her first Oscar win (you can be sure there are many more to come), Lupita Nyong'o gave us the Backstory.