If you need any further evidence that the line between movies and television is fading, look no further than the red carpet at the 86th Academy Awards.
A number of actors better known for their work on TV were also part of Oscar-nominated movies in 2013, which made the carpet procession even more fun for TV addicts. Here are some of the notable small-screen folks who were at the Oscars.
“Scandal” star Kerry Washington — and her future child — was there to introduce Pharrell Williams’ Oscar-nominated song “Happy.”
Kristen Bell (“House of Lies,” “Veronica Mars”) starred in Best Animated Feature nominee “Frozen” and brought her husband, “Parenthood’s” Dax Shepard, as her date.
“Sherlock” star Benedict Cumberbatch was part of four Oscar-nominated films this year: Best Picture nominee “12 Years a Slave,” “Star Trek Into Darkness” (visual effects), “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” (visual effects, sound mixing and sound editing) and “August: Osage County” (actress and supporting actress).
You may know her as The Mother on “How I Met Your Mother,” but Cristin Milioti also co-starred in “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
And, OK, he was a movie star before he was a TV star (give or take an “Unsolved Mysteries” re-enactment), but Best Actor favorite Matthew McConaughey of “Dallas Buyer’s Club” now stars in HBO’s “True Detective” — and will probably be walking the Emmy red carpet in a few months.