U2, Fassbender miss out on Oscars

By Shelley Marsden

Dublin’s U2 were unsuccessful in their bid to win the Oscar for Best Original Song for Ordinary Love which features in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

The Oscar was won by the song Let It Go from Oscar-winning Animated Feature, Frozen.

U2 were at the Dolby Theater to perform the song live – the first live performance of the song. They were introduced by Brad Pitt who said: “Our next performers are the biggest rock band in the world, so it’s only fitting that they use their considerable gifts to pay tribute to one of the most profoundly good and courageous heroes of our time.”

After the performance the group received a standing ovation from the audience of A-list stars.

German-Irish actor Michael Fassbender also missed out on a Best Supporting Actor gong for Twelve Years A Slave, which took Best Picture. He was pipped to the post by 30 Secvonds to Mars frontman Jared Leto, who won for his portrayal of a transexual in Dallas Buyers Club.

The big winners last night were Gravity and Twelve Years, with no awards to the heavily nominated American Hustle or Wolf of Wall Street.

For all the winners and more, see http://oscar.go.com.

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