Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" was named Best Picture at the Oscars' 2014 ceremony. The drama, which earned nine total nominations at the 86th annual Academy Awards, also won awards for Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong'o) and Best Adapted Screenplay (written by John Ridley).
While "12 Years a Slave" won the Oscars' top honor, "Gravity" was the Academy Awards' big winner. Alfonso Cuaron's film, which was tied with "American Hustle" for the most nominations on the night, 10 in total, took home seven awards. Cuaron himself won two: Best Director and Best Editing, an award he shared with Mark Sanger. ("American Hustle" lost in all 10 of its categories.)
In addition to Nyong'o, acting winners included Matthew McConaughey (Best Actor for "Dallas Buyers Club") and Cate Blanchett, who won Best Actress for "Blue Jasmine." She received a standing ovation upon accepting her award. "Sit down, you're too old to be standing," she joked. She thanked her competitors in the category as well as Woody Allen, the film's controversial writer-director.
Jared Leto won Best Supporting Actor for "Dallas Buyers Club," where he played Rayon, a transgender woman suffering from AIDS.
Other winners include "Frozen" (Best Animated Feature), "20 Feet From Stardom" (Best Documentary Feature), "The Great Beauty" (Best Foreign Language Film) and "Her" (Best Original Screenplay for Spike Jonze).
"12 Years a Slave"
Matthew McConaughey, "Dallas Buyers Club"
Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine"
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyers Club"
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Lupita Nyong'o, "12 Years a Slave"
Alfonso Cuaron, "Gravity"
ALL OTHER CATEGORIES
Best Animated Feature
Best Foreign Language Film
"The Great Beauty" (Italy)
"20 Feet From Stardom"
Best Original Screenplay
"Her," written by Spike Jonze
Best Adapted Screenplay
"12 Years a Slave," screenplay by John Ridley
Best Original Score
"Gravity," Steven Price
Best Original Song
"Let It Go" from "Frozen," music and lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
"Gravity," Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger
Emmanuel Lubezki, "Gravity"
Best Production Design
"The Great Gatsby," Catherine Martin (Production Design); Beverley Dunn (Set Decoration)
Best Costume Design
Catherine Martin, "The Great Gatsby"
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews, "Dallas Buyers Club"
Best Sound Editing
Glenn Freemantle, "Gravity"
Best Sound Mixing
Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro, "Gravity"
Best Visual Effects
Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould, "Gravity"
Best Live-Action Short
"Helium," Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson
Best Animated Short
"Mr. Hublot," Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares
Best Documentary Short
"The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life," Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed