The Supreme Court of Appeal has replaced Oscar Pistorius's culpable homicide conviction with murder.
US first lady Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance at the Oscars where she presented the award for best picture to "Argo".
From "Argo" to "Life of Pi", this year's best film nominees have been some of the most talk-provoking and op-ed-generating in recent Oscar history.
Award season has moved into high gear with the Oscar nominations, the Golden Globes ceremony and the People's Choice shows taking place this week.
Oscar Pistorius returns to the track today, days after his 200m defeat was clouded by controversy over claims his rivals had an unfair advantage.