There was a sense of deja vu Saturday. As she hit the red carpet, "American Hustle" star Jennifer Lawrence briefly collapsed in a heap of laughter, just as she tripped ascending the stairs last year to accept best actress for "Silver Linings Playbook."
"If you win tonight," said DeGeneres, "I think we should bring you the Oscar."
No delivery was needed, as the night belonged to "12 Years a Slave."
Associated Press writers Anthony McCartney, Lynn Elber, Ryan Nakashima, Andrew Dalton, Nekesa Mumbi Moody and E.J.Tamara contributed to this report.
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