10 things to know on this morning-after-the-Oscars.
1. Highlights from the celebrity night:
The Oscars’ most beautiful line from an acceptance speech last night came from “12 Years a Slave” actress Lupita Nyong’o, who won best supporting actress: “It doesn’t escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is thanks to so much pain in someone else’s.”
Matthew McConaughey was one of the few to mention God in his acceptance speech for best actor. “First off, I want to thank God, because that’s who I look up to,” he said. “He has graced my life with opportunities that I know are not of my hand or another human hand. He has shown me that it’s a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates.”
And Darlene Love received a standing ovation for her brief but beautiful rendition of the gospel hymn “His Eye is on the Sparrow.”
(Watch for Laura Turner’s roundup soon.)
2. Moving on to much more important issues: Russia’s military advances into the Ukraine has put everyone on alert. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Kiev on Tuesday in a gesture of support for the new Ukrainian government as Obama called on Saturday for Russia to withdraw. If you’re just catching up, here’s a primer on why Crimea is central to the conflict.